Loudest Parrot Species

8 Loudest Parrot Species That Are Kept As Pets

Parrots are notorious for being loud and noisy pets, but that does not make them any less popular or loved. 

Usually, the large parrots tend to be very loud, however, some smaller species can produce just as shrill vocalizations. These parrots can chatter, chirp, or talk very frequently and their loudness may increase even further at certain times of the day. 

There are many reasons loud parrots make challenging pets, but one of the benefits of having a noisy parrot is that they are often better talkers. So if you are looking for a loud parrot species or trying to avoid one, we have curated the list of the world’s loudest parrots. 

Loudests Parrots

Below are the loudest parrot species:


Cockatoos are highly social birds and often vocalize to seek attention or communicate. They make extremely loud shrill screeches and are most vocal during sunrise and sunset. 

The Moluccan cockatoo is considered to be the loudest cockatoo species, producing sounds that can reach upwards of 135 decibels. 

In addition to being loud, the vocalizations of cockatoos are not pleasant to hear. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America describes the calls of sulfur-crested cockatoos and the gang-gang cockatoo as a chaotic acoustic structure rather than a harmonic structure.  

In the wild, cockatoos fly in large flocks that vary from a dozen to thousands of birds depending on the species and habitat. Little corellas are known to fly in flocks of up to 70,000 birds. These flocks often include other cockatoos as well, such as galahs and sulfur-crested cockatoos. 

According to the Department for Environment and Water, the loud screeching noises emitted by flocks of corellas have created a significant nuisance and have affected people’s well-being living in that area 

Yellow Crested Cockatoo


Conures are exceptionally loud birds for their size capable of producing ear-piercing calls. These parrots vocalize frequently and often emit a high-pitched screeching sound. 

Conures vocalize in excitement or when they want attention. They require plenty of interaction from their owners and enrichment in their cages to keep them occupied. If these birds are neglected, they can develop excessive screaming. 

In the conure family, the Sun conure, Nanday conure, and Patagonian conure are the loudest. Despite being incredibly loud and noisy, conures are one of the most popular parrots kept as pets. 

Sun Conure 


In most cases, the size of a parrot correlates with its loudness. Macaws are large parrots with loud and bold voices. They have a harsh sound and vocalize in short spurts or long-drawn screeches. 

Macaws are chatterboxes that imitate a range of sounds they learn from their environment, including human speech. They can pick up and mimic car horns, ringtones, and other sounds they hear frequently. 

Macaws travel in flocks of 10-30 birds and communicate with each other using squawks and screeches. When gathering around a feeding site, macaws vocalize loudly before settling down.  

Scarlet macaw

Amazon Parrots

Amazon parrots are among the best-talking parrots in the world. But as is the case with most talking parrots, the chattier the bird, the noisier it is. 

Amazon parrots make raucous screaming sounds that can be heard quite far out. They scream and squawk loudly to express their excitement or to show their anger. 

These parrots chatter all day long and love to learn new words and phrases. On a different note, the Amazon parrots are also great singers and have a penchant for music. 

They can learn songs though they might not get all the notes right. So their repertoire is not limited to high-pitched squeals but also delightful songs.  

Blue fronted amazon

Eclectus Parrots

The vocal repertoire of the eclectus parrot is extensive. They have loud contact calls that sound like harsh squawking and screeches. Eclectus parrots also have a bell-like, chiming call that they use during mating.

Eclectus parrots are great talking birds. They love to be a part of a conversation and are quite talkative and social. They are not necessarily noisy birds, but they can certainly be loud when they choose to be. 

When they are happy, their vocalization can sound sweet and mellow. Eclectus parrots generally have an easygoing personality and are not prone to screaming excessively. 

Eclectus Parrots


Lorikeets are feisty parrots that like to spend their energy vocalizing and playing around. They are noisy birds and vocalize in high-pitched whistles or squeaks. Usually, whistling and chattering sounds are an indication of happy vocalizations and squawking can mean the bird is scared. 

Because of their specialized fruit and nectar diet, lorikeets are always high-energy and require a lot of socialization and environmental enrichment. When left alone, lorikeets can develop behavioral problems like excessive screaming among others. 

Rainbow lorikeet

Indian Ringneck Parakeets

Indian ringnecks are outgoing and bold. They are very vocal and have a wide variety of shrieking noises. They deliver loud calls in bursts of shrieks. Indian Ringnecks are also talented whistlers, often whistling for hours on end. 

These medium-sized parrots are loud and if you have close neighbors, they will know that you have a bird. Indian ringnecks are chatty birds and can repeat words loudly. 

Indian Ringneck Parakeet


Caiques are goofy and fun-loving birds that rarely keep their voice down. It is a playful bird that will vocalize, perform acrobatics, and all around keep you busy. 

They have a boisterous personality and a raucous sound. If they feel they are not getting enough attention, they can become too loud and noisy. They are not as loud as a large parrot and are still a good bird for apartment living. 

Dorson Joseph
Dorson Joseph

I'm Dorson, a bird enthusiast who's had a lifelong fascination for the avian world. I am a parent to my beloved Senegal parrot and budgie, which has deepened my love for avian creatures and taught me a lot over the years. I co-run a bird store and care center with my friends, where we work with experienced professionals to care for our flock. Now, I find great joy in sharing my knowledge with others, hoping to assist fellow bird keepers and enthusiasts in understanding birds and helping them live happy lives.

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