Many people love to watch and interact with birds, but not all of them enjoy the array of noises that some species can produce! If you are thinking of adopting a bird, but would prefer that he or she share your love of peace and quiet, then consider some of the less vocal species listed below. While no pet bird is going to be completely silent, these species generally prefer to keep their voices down to an acceptable (and even pleasant) level.
If you like the look of a parrot, then a Parakeet or Budgie may be the right bird for you! They are true members of the parrot family, as evidenced by their markings and build. They also have the ability to speak, just as their larger relatives do. The main difference, aside from size, is that Parakeets cannot physically scream at the volume of a large parrot. For this reason, they are a good choice for bird owners that would rather see and not hear their pets.
If you would like your pet to be a little larger than a Finch or Parakeet, then consider a pet Cockatiel. These beautiful birds can be quite vocal, but tend to be quieter than many other parrot species. If you don't mind a few chirps, clucks, and whistles throughout the day, then a Cockatiel may be a good option for you.