Parakeet Names

A parakeet is a name for the small to medium-sized species of a parrot. We have different parakeet names that vary in origins and cultures all around the world. If you have been finding it difficult to get your parakeet a name the you should probably check out the list below.

Romantic Parakeets
  • Kirbie-A male name that means settlement by a church. It is of Old German origin.
  • Belle-The name is of French origin which means beautiful. A feminine name.
  • Pixie-A feminine name of Celtic, Swedish, Cornish origins that means fairy.
  • Roy-A male given name of Anglo-Norman England that means king.
  • Teddy-A male name of Old German origin that means wealthy protector.
  • Mickey-A male name of Hebrew and English origin that means who resembles God.
  • Rumi-A female name of Japanese origin that means beauty.
  • Java-The unisex name of Arabic origin that means Island in Indonesia.
  • Ava-A female name is a variation of Eve. It is of Latin origin and it means bird.
  • Frosty-A unisex name of English-American origin that means one who is cool and grispy.
  • Tiki-A female name of Jewish origin that means waterfall; One who is fetched.
  • Peep-A male name that can be used to refer to Estonian politician, Peep Janes. It means stone.
  • Yoyo-A Unisex name of Chinese origin meaning friendly.

Other Names

  • Snowball
  • Cuckoo
  • Spartacus
  • Pikachu
  • Ozzy
  • Plucky
  • Pirate

Types/species names

  • Budgerigar-A small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot usually nicknamed the budgie.
Budgerigar Parakeet moments
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet-This one is also known as the ring-necked parakeet. A gregarious topical Afro-Asian Parakeet that has extremely large range.
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Rose-ringed parakeet
  • Monk Parakeet-These are the only member of parrot family to build stick nests and to nest colonially.
Monk bird
  • Plain parakeet-A species of parrot in the family Psittacidae endemic to Brazil.
  • Eastern Roselia-A rosella native to southeast of the Australian continent and to Tanzania.
  • Sun conure-The sun parakeet, also known as aviculture as the sun conure, is a medium-sized, vibrantly colored parrot native to northeastern South America.
Sun concure
Beautiful sun conure parakeet
  • Barred parakeet-Also known as lineolated parakeet, Catherine parakeet is a small parrot found I highland forests from Southern Mexico to Panama.
  • Turqoise parrot-A species of parrot in the genus Neophema native to Eastern Australia, from southeastern Queensland, through New South Wales and into North-Eastern Victoria.
  • Scarlet-chested parakeet-Also known as scarlet-breasted parrot, orange-throated parrot or splendid parrot. A parrot endemic to central South Australian and Inland South Western.
  • Green parakeet-Amedium-sized parrot occurring in North and Central America.
  • Yellow chevroned parakeet-It is native to tropical South America of the Amazon River Basin from central Brazil to southern Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.
  • White-eyed parakeet-Also known as white-eyed conure. A small green Neotropical parrot native to South America.
A group of Budgerigar
A group of budgerigars chilling.

Other Names

  • Crimson roselia
  • White-winged parakeet
  • Princess parrot
  • Jandaya parakeet
  • Sulphur-breasted parakeet
  • Blue-crowned parakeet
  • Green roselia
  • Orange-chinned parakeet
  • Elegant parrot
  • Western rosella
  • Mitred parakeet
  • Orange-fronted parakeet
  • Dusky-headed parakeet
  • Golden-capped parakeet
  • Blue-winged parrot
  • Grey-cheeked parakeet
  • Northern rosella
  • Rock parrot
  • Olive-throated parakeet
  • Mascarene parrot
  • Cobalt-winged parakeet
  • Cuban parakeet
  • Finsch’s parakeet
  • Scarlet-fronted parakeet
  • Guadeloupe parakeet
  • Hispaniolan parakeet
  • Golden-winged parakeet
  • Red-throated parakeet
  • Tui parakeet

Fun Facts about Parakeets

  • A parakeet’s scientific name is Melopsittacus undulatus.
  • The name parakeet, means parrot. The French word for parakeet, is perroquet.
  • The word parakeet means long tail.
  • They are domestic in Australia, where they are known as budgerigars or budgies.
  • The type of parakeet that is most kept as a pet in the United States is just one of more than 120 species and sub-species.
  • Parakeets have four toes, two of which face forward and two of which face backward.
  • A parakeet’s feet can tell you a lot about their health—scaly feet can be a sign of parasites or a nutritional deficiency.
  • Although parakeets have Australian origins, they have existed since ancient times.
  • The parakeet is a flock bird, which means they are very social; with each other and with people. Parakeets who are harmonious and live together will bond and mate for life. They also love interacting with their pet parents, playing games and having conversations. These makes them very popular pets.
  • The cere, located right above a parakeet’s beak, reveals their gender. A fully mature male parakeet has a blue cere, while a female’s is brown.
  • Parakeets are extremely curious animals, and they love entertaining toys like puzzles and foraging games.
  • Parakeets are dexterous and love to climb and hold objects. Unlike parrots, however, parakeets do not use their feet to hold food while they eat. Instead, they just use their beaks.
  • Parakeets are very intelligent and can be taught a large vocabulary.
  • The parakeet’s intelligence makes them relatively easy to train and tame.
  • A well cared for parakeet can live to be 10 to 20 years old. These smart, social animals need both mental and physical stimulation and can become a true member of your family.
  • Parakeets enjoy water activities.
  • Pine and cedar shavings can be toxic to parakeets.
  • Parakeets enjoy seeds, but these can be fattening, so a 50/50 mix of pellets and seeds should be offered to provide a more nutritionally balanced diet.
  • Fruits and vegetables should make up 10 to 15 percent of your parakeet’s diet.
  • Parakeets are fastidious groomers, so a change in your bird’s grooming habits can be an indicator of poor health or stress.


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