African Grey (158)We consider African Grey Parrots medium-large species from Central & West Africa. In the wild they live on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, and have even been observed eating snails. They can be good talkers, we recommend not putting your bird in the same room with a telephone or you may be answering your bird for years. Greys come in two sizes, Congo African Greys, and Timneh African Greys. Read more
Amazon (116)Amazon parrots range in size from 11 to 17 inches and weighing from 250 to 700 grams (roughly 9 to 24 ounces). Mealy Amazons are larger generally in the 15 to 16-inch range. Cuban Amazons are smaller in the 11 to 13-inch range. Double yellow-headed Amazon's, blue-fronted Amazons, Yellow Naped Amazons Orange-winged Amazon and Mealy Amazons Read more
Budgie (69)Budgies can live well into their 20s with proper care. They can be excellent talkers and tend to thrive better in small flocks When we refer to parakeets we're actually talking about the "Budgerigar." The word comes from the aborigines of Australia, the Parakeet homeland. They are closely related to lorikeets Read more
Caique (91)Every species needs supplies specific to their needs and Caiques are no different. Windy City Parrot has the right supplies to suit your Caique parrot https://youtu.be/nVdGO5Go7XU
Canary (54)Before iPods there were boomboxes. Before boomboxes, there were stereo radios. Precursors to phonographs were Victrolas. But the way to get tunes in your home long before there was electricity was the natural sound of bird songs. For years people would place a Canary in a small cage on either side of the room and whoever did that first can take credit for inventing stereo sound. Read more
Cockatoo (122)Cockatoos are surely beautiful birds. The two most popular big White Cockatoos are the Moluccan Cockatoo and Umbrella Cockatoo. A Petco Molucaan care sheet says "they are one of the most affectionate and loving of all parrots". Judy from Judy Leach's parrots says that Molucaans can be easily spoiled as babies and can become demanding and will begin screaming to get attention. How loud is Moluccan cockatoo? Read more:
Conure (139)How do green cheek conures differ from sun conures? Description: Sun Conures measure 12 inches (30cm) in length, including the long tail. They weigh between 3.5 - 4.5 oz (100 - 130g), with an average weight of 4 oz (110 g.) Read more
Dove (20)Fruit dove species Banded Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus cinctus - Red-naped Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus dohertyi - Pink-headed Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus porphyreus - Flame-breasted Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus marchei - Cream-breasted Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus merrilli - Yellow-breasted Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus occipitalis Read more
Eclectus (82)Eclectus parrot infoSurely the most notable thing about Eclectus parrots is their dimorphic sexual coloration. About 25% of all parrots are sexually dimorphic meaning you can tell the difference between the male and the female bird by their color. The name Eclectus actually comes from the world electric because of this species coloration. Read more
Finch (40)Finches are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, South America, and the Hawaiian islands. They can be found in mountains and deserts. The Hawaiian honeycreepers will actually eat nectar the wild. Read more
Large Keet (113)Large parakeets need supplies suited to their size, not small parakeet items like budgies. At Windy City Parrot we offer a broad choice of supplies of all kinds for large parakeets. Remember all conures are parakeets but not all parakeets are conures.
Large Macaw (51)Not to be confused with "Mini Macaws" This is our list, yours may vary: Hahn's, Illigers, Lears, Military, Nobel, Red Fronted, Spix's, Yellow-collared, Severe, Miliffons (Buffon's & Green Wing), Miligold (Blue Gold & Military), Shamrock (Scarlet & Military) which is a whole other category Found Here Read more
Lory Softbill (58)First things first - Lorys have a shorter tail and are bigger than Lorikeets, and Lorikeets have longer tails. Windy City Parrot classifies lorikeets and lorries as medium-sized birds. The most popular species of Lorys are the Blue-streaked Lory, the Chattering Lory, the Dusky Lory, the Rainbow Lory, the Green Naped Lorikeet, the Blue Lorikeet, the Red Collared Lorikeet, the Perfect Lorikeet, and the Black-Winged Lorikeet. Read more If you want to know the difference between softbills - hardbills - waxbills and hookbills, read this.
Mini Macaw (118)Not a day goes by that we don't get a call at the Birdie boutique beginning with "hi I have a Macaw" which for us always begs the question "what kind of Macaw"? Granted the majority of Macaw calls that we get are for the larger variety of Macaw's, but the Mini Macaws are great birds and their popularity is growing. Read more:
Parrotlett (67)Parrotlets - although appearing to be about the size of a parakeet, is not how they see themselves. They definitely have a big bird mentality and an abundance of energy. Because they had not been in captivity for all that long nobody really knows their average lifespan which is generally expected to be around 15 to 20 years, some say even 30. Read more:
Poicephalus (136)Parrots, Jardine's Parrots, Rueppell's Parrots, Red-bellied Parrots, Yellow-faced Parrots, Brown-headed Parrots, This category includes Senegal Parrots, Meyer's Niam Niam Parrots and Cape Parrots Read more
Quaker (103)Quaker parrots weigh about 100 g, the weight of an average cockatiel. They are the only parrot species that builds a nest. Colonization allows them to survive winters. https://youtu.be/B3NGeghqxzY
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