Red Parrot Guide ( 5 Popular Species with Images )

Australian King Parrot

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It is undeniable that the classic look for a parrot is the iconic bright-colored plumage, in particular red. From pirates of legend to zoos around the world, there are some amazingly beautiful red parrots that you may have heard of or seen for yourself.

Within this article, we will go over some of the red parrots that are available and what you can expect from each one, as all parrots are different!

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw
The Amazing Scarlet Macaw

The Scarlet Macaw is a truly magnificent creature that will be well known to most people who are interested in birds. These parrots have incredible and bright red plumage with yellows and blues to be found on their wings.

They are extremely clever and can learn a huge amount of words to expand their vocabulary with. They are extremely loyal birds and form close bonds with other parrots and their owners.

Head to tail they can be up to 33 inches in length and should make for an excellent companion to anyone with the time to spare.

Female Electus

Female Electus
Bright red Female Electus

Whilst the Male Electus has bright green that color its feathers, the Female of the species opts for a luminous red color instead. A Solomon Island native, at only around 14 inches, this bird is rather small, extremely cute, and quite vocal too.

These birds can be taught to mimic words quite well and will provide some amazing time to spend with them. Although they can be territorial, they are very smart and should make a great pet to cherish.

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
Lighter Red Rose-Breasted Cockatoo

As the name may suggest, this bird has a lighter red color that is closer to that of a pink. However, it is still a truly beautiful bird and, like quite a few parrot varieties, is a native of Australia.

With great intelligence and an impressive affinity for speech, these birds would make a unique and wonderful pet for a parrot lover.

These birds will require that you provide them with a fair amount of attention, but this should be easy as they are just so much fun to be around.

Red and Green Macaw

Red and Green Macaw
The majestic Red and Green Macaw

Like you might assume from the name of the bird, the Red and Green Macaw (a native of South America) has both red and green coloration upon its plumage. Although you red parrot lovers will be happy to know that this is mostly red.

More timid than the other macaws might be, this parrot has the ability to speak extremely well and is rather intelligent to boot. These parrots also live for quite a long time, sometimes upwards of 50 years and so would make a great companion for almost a whole lifetime.

Make sure you are ready for such a commitment because if you are ill-prepared and have to get rid of your macaw they will be heartbroken, which goes to show how loyal they are.

Australian King Parrot

Australian King Parrot
Male Australian King Parrot

It wouldn’t take a genius to realize that this parrot comes from Australia like so many parrots do. They don’t possess the ability to gain a particularly large vocabulary but can learn a small number of words quite well.

The male of the species has an entirely red head and are truly stunning creatures.

Slightly different than other parrots, who are quite social in the way they live their lives, the Australian King Parrot keeps more to itself and isn’t as fond of being petted or handled and so can seem to be not as affectionate as other parrots might.

Whilst they are clever and a sight to behold, this type of parrot is not for everyone, especially those who would like an intimate relationship with their pet.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, you will find that there are quite a few red parrots out there that could make excellent pets and some even lifelong companions. From the Scarlet Macaw with its striking plumage to the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo that is a clever and inquisitive bird, there is a red parrot out there for everyone.

Hopefully, this article has been useful to you in showcasing some beautiful red parrots and giving you some interesting information about each of them.

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