Many people enjoy to watch and connect with birds, but not all of them delight in the variety of noises that some types can produce. If you are considering adopting a bird but would choose that she or he share your love of peace and quiet, then think about some of the less singing types listed below.

While no pet bird is going to be entirely silent, these species typically choose to keep their voices down to an acceptable as well as enjoyable level. Birds in general are rather vocal. In the wild, birds call out to their flock mates and households regularly to signal them of predators or other dangers, or simply to let others know of their location.

Finches and Canaries

Zebra Finches Are Rather Quiet. Susan Campo / EyeEm/Getty Images

These small birds have even tinier voices, making them great options for bird lovers that want a quieter bird. They are lovely birds and tend to make small beeps throughout the day. This does have a tendency to annoy some people, but the volume is very low and their beeps are not unpleasant.

As a bonus, their small size helps keeps the space you need and cleaning to a minimum. Part of their diet is seed and they do tend to scatter their seed so a good vacuum cleaner is highly recommended.


Parakeets (Budgies)

If you like the look of a parrot but choose a more small variation, then a Parakeet or Budgie might be the right bird for you. They hold true members of the parrot family, as evidenced by their markings and develop. They also have the capability to speak, just as their larger relatives do. The main distinction, aside from size, is that Parakeets can not physically shout at the volume of a large parrot. For this reason, they are an excellent option for bird owners that would rather see and not hear their pets. They can quickly learn to talk, however, their small voices make them difficult to hear. If you desire a quieter bird, this small and eager to engage parrot is an ideal fit.

There are many budgerigars needing homes, so think of adopting one from an adoption and education foundation or parrot rescue.


Parrotlets Have Petite Voices. Jaim Simoes Oliveira/Getty Images

Although they are parrots in every sense of the word, little Parrotlets, like Parakeets, lack the ability to scream and screech like most other hookbills. Their soft chirps and chatter are hardly enough to disturb even the most sensitive ears.

Parrotlets have the appearance of their larger cousins but they lack the lung power to let out a full raucous scream you might hear from an Amazon or a cockatoo.


Cockatiels have Quieter Voices than Many Birds. © Santiago Urquijo/Getty Images

If you would like your family pet to be a little larger than a Finch or Parakeet, then think about a pet Cockatiel. These gorgeous birds can be quite vocal but have the tendency to be quieter than numerous other parrot species. If you do not mind a few chirps, clucks, and whistles throughout the day, then a Cockatiel might be an excellent option for you.

Cockatiels are enormously popular birds that are kept as companion birds and their popularity is well deserved. They are fun little birds that are quiet but they can be trained to find out habits and can learn how to talk. They need the same care as their larger cousins as well as the same regard provided to the larger birds.

Senegal Parrots

Sengegal Parrots Are Beautiful. Cyril Laubscher/Getty Images

At around 10 inches in length, Senegal Parrots are medium-sized birds that are known to be one of the quietest parrot species. While they do vocalize and have the capability to talk, they are far less likely to shriek and shriek than other medium and large sized parrots. They are more prudent with their vocalizations and, for some reason, they do not have the loud calling instinct that lots of other birds possess.

No Birds Are Silent
While these birds don’t make the raucous sounds many other animals do, be assured that no birds are completely quiet. It simply isn’t in their nature to be like that. Birds are quite social and with that social nature, vocalizations are simply the way they are made to act.

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