Are you looking for a quiet pet to add to your family? If so, you may want to consider a parrot! Parrots are known for their talking abilities, but they can also be quite quiet when they want to be. In this blog post, we will discusswe will discuss whether parrots are quiet species, what level of noise should be expected from them, what kind of quiet parrots are there and how to choose the perfect quiet parrot for your home!
Are Parrots Quiet?
Some people might think that parrots are quiet animals, but this is not the case at all. In their natural habitats, parrots are very vocal and can make a lot of noise. This is why it’s important to do your research before you decide to get a pet parrot.
There are many different types of parrots, and some are louder than others. The quietest parrot species include the cockatiel, the lovebird, and the Senegal Parrot. If you want a quieter bird, these are good options to consider.
Be Aware of Quite Loud Companions!
Before you bring home a new pet, make sure you are prepared for the responsibility. Parrots require a lot of attention and care, and they can be quite loud. If you are not able to provide a good home for a parrot, it’s best to find another pet option.
Parrots are beautiful animals and make wonderful companions, but they are not the right choice for everyone. If you think you can handle the noise level and are willing to put in the time and effort required to care for a parrot, then go ahead and bring one home! Just do your research first so that you know what to expect.
The Loudest Parrots Decibels Chart
The noise level of a parrot can vary depending on the species. Some of the louder parrots include:
- the Macaw
- the Cockatoo
- the Amazon Parrot.
These birds can be very noisy, and they are not ideal for families with small children.
Cockatoos are by far the loudest parrot family. The Moluccan cockatoo is considered to be the noisiest of all cockatoo species, while the citron-crested cockatoo is thought to be the quietest. However, it should be noted that not a single cockatoo can truly be characterized as being quiet. The cockatoo website mytoos.com says that
A 747 Jumbo Jet produces as much as 140 decibels of noise. 105db is considered damaging to the ear. Peacocks have been registered at 115, Moluccans hold the record as the loudest bird on earth at 135db (average = 120db).
Why Do Parrots Screaming?
Parrots scream in nature for a variety of reasons. They may be trying to scare away predators, or they may be signaling to other members of their flock. Screaming can also be a sign of excitement or happiness, and it can be used as a way to communicate with others.
If you are getting a pet parrot, it’s important to understand why the bird is screaming and what the different screams mean. This will help you better respond to the behavior and provide your bird with the best care possible.
If you’re having trouble with a screaming parrot and your avian veterinarian has ruled out medical problems, it’s time to seek professional help. If so, check the parrot behavior consultants at the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
The Least Noisy Parrots
If you are looking for a quiet pet bird, stick to the smaller parrot species:
- Senegal Parrots
The Cockatiel is one of the quietest parrots out there, and it makes a great addition to any family home.
Lovebirds are also relatively quiet, as are Senegal Parrots.
While it’s close between parrotlets and budgies, parrotlets are ever-so-slightly quieter, coming in at an average noise level of only 65 decibels. As mentioned, this is not far off the level of human speech.
If you’re looking for an absolutely quiet pet bird, then you should consider getting a Pacific parrotlet. These little birds make hardly any sound at all and can be easily trained to repeat simple words or phrases. They’re also incredibly cute, so they’ll definitely add some personality to your home.
Parrotlets cannot screech and scream, which is what makes other parrots noisy. Instead, they use soft chirps to communicate. In particular, Pacific parrotlets are one of the quietest parrot species in the world. They can repeat simple words and phrases but lack the ability to be good talkers. They’re also tiny parrots, so they don’t have the capacity to be as loud.
The Australian budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)) is a quiet parrot that makes an excellent pet for apartments or small homes. Your neighbors will probably not even be aware that you have one.
Parrots are not quiet species at all. If you are prepared for the noise level and are up for the challenge of caring for a parrot, then go ahead and bring one home! Just do your research first so that you know what to expect!