8 Most Beautiful Yellow Parrots (With Pictures)

Yellow Parrots
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Yellow parrots are adorable and intelligent creatures. Making them popular as pets and in the bird-watching community

There are over 40 species of yellow parrots worldwide! The sun conure is the most common species, but other colorful variations include macaws, cockatoos, and lovebirds.

Today we’re looking at the most beautiful yellow parrots from around the world! We’ll also give you tips on caring for your beautiful yellow parrots!

1. Budgerigar (Parakeet)

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The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is also known as a budgie.

It is commonly parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating yellow parrot. 

It has been bred in captivity since being imported to Europe from Australia in 1805.

In addition, Budgies are yellow parrots that can live up to 20 years with proper care. And some have even lived for more than 30 years.

Also, they are typically 3-4 inches tall with a 6-inch wingspan. But humans can be up to 5 inches tall if hand-fed from an early age. They weigh about 50 grams on average.

2. Golden Conure (Golden Parakeet)

Golden Conure
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A list of the most beautiful yellow parrots. The Golden Conure or Golden Parakeet (Aratinga guarouba) is a bright and loud bird with gold color.

 It’s related to species such as Aratinga solstitialis (Sun Conure) or Aratingas chloropterus (Pale-winged Conure).

These birds are relatively small, around 25–35 cm long from head to tail.

Furthermore, they have one subspecies called A. g. oratrix, which lives in southeastern Brazil.

Besides their size and shape, their beak is about 2/3 of their total length with a black tip. Also with it are white marks and pink color inside.

3. Pacific Parrotlet

Pacific Parrotlet
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The Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) is a small species of parrot found in Central and South America.

They are famous yellow parrots among bird keepers, where they are often kept in pairs or flocks with other similar-sized birds.

Some individuals can be pretty noisy, while others are quiet.

Meanwhile, it is recommended that you purchase from a reputable breeder to avoid bringing home a loud bird that will annoy your neighbors.

With care, these birds can live for up to 20 years. Their lifespan can be extended even further if proper diets and regular vet visits are provided. 

4. Sun Conure (Sun Parakeet)

Sun Conure
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The Sun Conure, also known as Sun Parakeet, is one of the yellow parrots found throughout Central and South America.

The sun conure is primarily green but has yellow patches on its body, head, and wings. 

Also, the female is primarily yellow with a few bright green feathers. It has brown eyes, gray pupils, a gray beak, and gray feet. 

The male looks similar to the females, but his colors are brighter and more intense than the females’. He has red eyes instead of brown ones.

The male’s beak can be dark red or black depending on the subspecies, while that of females is always beige.

5. Lovebirds

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The lovebird is a type of parrot that comes in various colors, and yellow is one of them.

There are many reasons to consider adding lovebirds as pet birds. The first reason would be their ability to learn tricks and imitate words. 

Secondly, as well as being sold as pets (as an animal), they have also been known to save human lives. 

For instance, a female sailor named Jessica Watson was sailing around the world by herself. She encountered some problems with her boat that she couldn’t fix herself.

So she had no choice but to send an emergency call for help using her satellite phone.

A volunteer-run radio service ( Lovebird) picked up her call and alerted local authorities about it.

Which eventually saved Jessica’s life when a nearby ship came to her rescue.

6. Cockatiel

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The cockatiel is a medium-sized parrot native to Australia. Like most parrots, it is well known for mimicking human speech and other sounds.

The cockatiel’s bright yellow plumage makes it one of many beautiful yellow parrots.

It can be found throughout New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland, Australia. As well as in some parts of Tasmania and New Zealand.

Moreover, to avoid confusion with other species, which are also named cocktails.

They are often referred to simply as tiels by bird owners. Male cockatiels usually have more vibrant coloration than females.

However, both genders exhibit a variety of colors, including blue, green, and orange shades, alongside yellow or white markings on their bodies and wings.

7. Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo

Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo
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Sulfur-crested cockatoos are medium-sized parrots native to Australia and Indonesia.

This species is easily recognized by its yellow crest, white face, cheek patches, green wings, tail feathers, black eyes, and a red ring around its neck.

The sulfur-crested cockatoo has been domesticated, but you can often find them in zoos.

These intelligent birds have been taught to mimic words like hello come here good girl and other phrases they hear frequently.

Therefore, sulfur-crested cockatoos, popular as pets, can be very affectionate with their owners once they get to know them well.

8. Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
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The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon parrot or Double Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala) is a large Amazon parrot.

Native to southeastern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. A flock of Double Yellow-Headed Amazons has been known to fly all day nonstop. 

It covers hundreds of miles between roosting sites and feeding areas.

They are one of many species that can learn to talk, but they may not be as vocal as other amazons.


In closing, these are some of our favorite yellow parrots. They are beautiful, exotic, and full of character.

Suppose you’re looking for a fun pet that is quiet but still loud sometimes.

And will always be curious and outgoing, then a yellow parrot is a great option.

Now to summarize, these yellow parrots would make excellent pets that can stimulate your children’s imagination.

Finally, we hope you enjoyed learning about all types of beautiful parrots as much as we did writing about them!

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