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Original and unusual names for parrots

When we have a pet, we strive to learn as much as possible about him in order to create the most comfortable living conditions for him. In this article we will talk about the choice of a name for a parrot, the history of their interaction with people.

Parrots live in all parts of the world except Europe, Siberia and northern Asia, and of course Antarctica. They are very unpretentious, do not take up much space, do not cause difficulties in caring for them. In addition, parrots are very friendly, well tamed and have an amazing ability to imitate human speech. All this provided them with popularity since ancient times. They were first tamed in India, where they were considered sacred animals. Distribution in Europe began with Greece. They were brought there by one of the generals of Alexander the Great from the Indian campaign. They quickly gained popularity in Greece, and later in the Roman Empire.

The fashion for these birds has put the entire population in danger of extinction. They were stuffed for women’s accessories, kept in houses, given as gifts, in addition, many birds died during transportation due to improper conditions. Budgerigars, so popular today, appeared in Europe only in the 19th century. They immediately gained universal love due to their unpretentiousness and the ease with which they mastered speech.

At the moment, societies and circles of lovers of these birds are being formed all over the world, which facilitates the process of artificial breeding and selection of parrots.

Interestingly, the breeding and sale of these birds makes a significant contribution to the annual budget of the Czech Republic.

There are quite a few species suitable for home keeping.

  • The famous budgerigars. Habitat in nature – Australia. The lifespan varies greatly: in the wild – 4-8 years, in a cage – 5-15 years. It is worth paying attention to the pedigree of the chick (some breeders can cross closely related individuals, which leads to hidden diseases). It is very important for the wolves to be able to fly and walk – this helps them to keep themselves in good shape. It is necessary to monitor the nutrition of the bird: it must be balanced (if this is not done, then the bird may begin to suffer from obesity).
  • Corella. It also has another name given by European naturalists – a nymph. Habitat – Australia. They live there in the bush and eucalyptus groves. They appeared in Europe in 1840 at an exhibition in Paris. In the 1960s, a ban appeared on their export from their native mainland, which is still in effect. It is a flocking bird with incredible stamina and a love of flight. Outwardly, the cockatiel looks like a small pigeon of an unusual color. A distinctive feature is the crest on the head.
  • Lovebirds. They got this name because of the relationships that are observed in a pair of such birds. It is believed that in the wild, the lovebird looks for a mate only once and remains faithful to her throughout his life. Habitat – about. Madagascar, Northwest and Northeast Africa. It is better to take home a lovebird that has grown up in captivity, it is easier for a bird to adapt. The lovebird is about 14–17 cm long and weighs only 40–65 grams.
  • Gray parrot. Habitat – Central Africa. Quite a large bird (40–45 cm) with a hard curved beak. Another interesting feature of the bird is the tail. It has a bright red or brown color. This bird is the best suited for human interaction. Jaco has a wide range of emotions, can learn up to 1500 words and has a developed intellect.
  • Noble parrot. It has a beautiful green or red color. These are intelligent, spontaneous and sensual creatures capable of strong affection for a person. They have a fairly wide emotional range. They get along well with children. Habitat – Australia with adjacent islands and Oceania.
  • Cockatoo. This species adapts well to various habitats and is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. The bird has a fairly large size (40–70 cm), and can reach 1 kg in weight. It has a beautiful tuft, usually of a contrasting color to the shade of the main plumage. Cockatoos are peculiar in handling, upbringing and care. These are very charming and intelligent birds.
  • ara. Habitat – forests of Latin and South America, central Africa. It has very bright colors. The plumage of birds can combine several colors or be one color. This is a very large parrot: it can reach 100 cm, with a wingspan of 40 cm. The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest parrot on the planet. This bird is whimsical in care: it needs a lot of space, you will have to carefully monitor the diet. In addition, macaws make sharp sounds.


Less common as a pet are: luxurious mountain parrot, monk and kea parrots.


A pet parrot, like other pets, affects the lives of the families in which they are born. These cute funny birds quickly find contact with children, become friends with adults. They add variety to everyday life. Once upon a time, an interesting story happened in the USA. The parrot helped to catch the thieves who broke into the apartment at night. They called each other by name, which the bird remembered. When the police arrived at the scene, they noticed that the bird incessantly repeats names that are not among the names of the owners.


Name selection rules


In order to facilitate communication with the bird, you should choose a suitable name for it. There are some simple rules.

  • Try to ensure that the name you want to give the parrot is not consonant with and does not repeat the names of other family members. So it will be easier for the bird to understand that they are referring to it.
  • Choose a nickname based on the nature and behavior of the pet.
  • As a nickname, you can use the names of characters from books or cartoons.
  • Choose a nickname taking into account the conversational abilities of the bird. Each type of parrot has its own set of sounds that should or should not be used.
  • When choosing a name for your pet, consider his sociability. Those who like to talk can be given rather long names, and those who are silent can be given short ones.
  • For budgerigars, you should choose a name with hissing consonants and vowels “and” and “a”. Birds are able to imitate the human voice, so you can choose from human names. It is advisable to choose short, easy-to-remember names.
  • The most convenient consonants for pronunciation are “k”, “p”, and “p”.
  • It is believed that wave boys are very sociable, while girls like to keep quiet.
  • Corellas are able to reproduce even everyday noise, speak in phrases. Growling and hissing sounds are the easiest for them. It is quite difficult for them to determine the gender, so it is better to use universal names.
  • Lovebirds are often bred in pairs. Inspiration can be found among the famous pair names. For example, Romeo and Juliet.
  • For a Jaco parrot, it is better to choose a short nickname of 2-3 syllables.
  • As for noble parrots, vowels and “non-stopping” consonants (such as “m”, “n” or “d”) are most easily given to them.
  • Cockatoos are very picky. Before giving a nickname to a bird, you need to observe its behavior and character. When giving a pet a name, watch its reaction. The bird should like her name – then she will be happy to pronounce it and respond to it.
  • Gorgeous macaws are very well suited for “majestic” nicknames.
  • For a parrot that does not show interest in human speech, it is better to choose clear and short names.

Original nicknames for a boy


  • Let’s start with the most common birds – budgerigars. Suitable names such as: Cheshik, Gosha, Tishik, Gavrosha, Krosh, Tishka, Richie, Kesha, Vzhik, Shustrya, Hulk, Vozha, Astrik, Ara, Jarry, Baloo, Bush, Baz, Lance, Nils, Os, Sancho, Whistle, Vasilyok.
  • Corella can be called by such names as: Yasha, Yurash, Elvis, Era, Yarik, Tik, Shustrik, Chuck, Hipa, Epic, Luke, Kai, Gray, Buyan, Borey, Isidor, Rem, Sir, Breeze.
  • Lovebirds: Niels, Robinson, Ron, Hassa, Thomas, Charles, Otteleau, Cupid, Zephyr, Pan, Jan, Draco, Kili, Vili.
  • Jaco: Einstein, Philip, Forest, Elvis, Caesar, Brutus, Norman, Arabis, Thales, Xenoph, Zeno, Martin, Sigmund, Sherlock, Argus, Pegasus, Redel, Thorin.
  • Noble parrot: Tim, Eric, Chad, Cheko, Citrus, Fitcher, Aconite, Dickens, Ephesus, Job, Terrible, Neo, Ares, Bacchus, Cedric, Bilbo, Orion.
  • Cockatoo: Charlie, Judwig, Schwartz, Chirliz, Flint, Adonis, Dartonyan, Badan, Mark, Bruno, Francis, Ostap, Hermes, Remus, Filch.
  • Macaw: Theodore, Tiger, Taco, Chedar, Gypsy, Fidel, Sapphire, Ageratum, Pythagoras, Paracelsus, Immanuel, Juan, Hector, Mars, Albus.
  • Cool (peculiar) nicknames for parrots: Buddha, Ichthyander, Smaug, Pechorin, Mazepa, Dobby, Sphinx, Zeus, Lucifer, Odin, Oracle, Potter, Sirius, Aragorn.

As you can see, many of the names given here were taken from myths, fairy tales, cinematography, philosophy, astronomy, history, there are also incomplete names of writers. You can also look for inspiration in other areas.

List of names for a parrot girl


  • Wavy: Ket, Liz, Gaia, Kerra, Clio, Muse, Lelya, Luna, Gami.
  • Lovebirds: Betty, Judy, Gerda, Hebe, Ida, Gish, Shirley.
  • Corella: Siri, Zara, Vesta, Lana, Martha, Nur, Fati, Sarah, Della, Rosa.
  • Jaco: Moni, Kelly, Rooney, Bloom, Rhea, Ora, Samia, Asya, Giselle, Maud, Sarla.
  • Noble: Audrey, Lada, Greta, Nika, Rania, Levi, Sonya, Annette.
  • Cockatoo: Aurora, Diana, Mei, Farah, Alice, Lady, Eliza, Berta, Sayuri.
  • ara: Artemis, Daphne, Simone, Ornela, Jasmine, Verika, Amelia.
  • Non-standard names: Aquamarine, Pearl, Duchess, Komako, Aslan.
  • Names suitable for both boys and girls: Romy, Anouk, Yange, Kerr, Woode, Ali, Curie.

As you can see, this selection focused on movie actresses, mythical characters, female scientists, cartoon characters. You can also look for inspiration in the themes of space, the sea, cultures of different countries and ancient languages.

Paired names: Tristan and Isolde, Bonnie and Clyde, Sid and Nancy, Andromeda and Perseus, Gray and Assol, Orpheus and Eurydice, Fred and George, Gentleman and Lady.

How to teach a name


The lack of reaction to their nickname in birds happens quite often, especially when enough time has not passed yet. There may be several reasons for this.

  • The bird has not had time to get used to it yet.
  • The name contains unpronounceable sounds or a combination of sounds.
  • The bird does not like this nickname.
  • The nickname is too long to remember.
  • There has not yet been an emotional contact between the owner and the parrot. In this case, the bird does not react directly to the person.
  • The owner addresses the bird, pronouncing the sounds indistinctly.
  • Human emotions are of an aggressive color (appeal in raised tones, with disdain or aggression).
  • Perhaps the parrot is already accustomed to some other nickname.

What to do in such situations?

As soon as the parrot gets to a new owner, it takes time for him to get used to the new environment. Like any animal, the parrot will observe the behavior of the new owner. In this case, the bird does not respond to the nickname, if it still does not trust the person, does not realize that they are addressing it, and is still undergoing the process of adaptation to new conditions. To speed up the process of establishing emotional contact, it is recommended to talk to the bird more often, pronounce its name clearly and slowly.

If the bird still does not respond to the nickname, then briefly postpone the process of accustoming the parrot to the name and observe its behavior. As you become more familiar with your pet’s personality, you can change the original name to one that is more appropriate for the bird.


If the bird does not like the proposed nickname, then it will puff up and pull its feathers (parrots do this when they are under severe stress). In this case it is better not to irritate the pet and pick up a few other nicknames. There should be 3-4 of them. You need to alternately offer them to your pet and watch his reaction. For the name you like, the parrot can raise its head, move its tail, or “answer” you.

If you notice that the pet responds to certain combinations of sounds, then perhaps they were present in his old nickname. You can offer the parrot a name containing these sounds, or wait until the bird relearns a different combination of sounds.

Parrots, like other animals, feel the emotional coloring of words very well. Focusing on the emotional background of the appeal, they decide how to respond. If the pet starts to get nervous in the presence of you, or he does not answer you and goes to the far corner of the cage, then you should pay attention to what emotions you experience when communicating with him. Do not yell at the bird, tell it something in a raised tone, or show disdain for it.

Pay attention to the relationship of the bird with other pets.

In the next video, other original and unusual names for parrots are waiting for you.


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