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6 White Pet Birds (With Pictures)

Oliver Jones

An elegant and classic hue, white is a color that many people enjoy seeing on their pets. White-colored birds are particularly special. With snow-white or even cream-colored feathers, white birds make a striking addition to any flock.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a white pet bird, there are many varieties to choose from. Here are 6 white pet birds that would all make wonderful pets.


1. Parrot

American White Parrotlet
Image Credit: Yokwar, Shutterstock

Parrots are famous for their vivid multi-colored plumage. When you envision a parrot, a blue, red, yellow, or green bird probably comes to mind. Surprisingly, there are many white parrots too! Parrots are talkative, social pets that love to mimic your words and sounds.

2. Goffin’s Cockatoo

blue eyed cockatoo
Image Credit: AndreiiLazar, Shutterstock

Curious and clever, a Goffin’s cockatoo loves to learn new tricks. It has a lifespan of up to 30 years and enjoys being held and petted. A super social bird, the Goffin’s cockatoo is highly vocal, so it would not do best in an apartment setting. Measuring about 12 inches from tip to tail, this cockatoo has creamy white wings with some undertones of soft salmon. There are other varieties of white cockatoos, including the standard breed and Umbrella cockatoo.

3. Dove

white dove
Image Credit: chrisjmit, Pixabay

If you want a bird but would like to avoid the chattiness of a parrot, then a dove would make an excellent choice. Relatively quiet and great for beginners, doves give off a soothing cooing sound that most owners adore. There are many white doves available on the market.

4. Song Canary

A cute little chirpy bird, the song canary is a popular pet for a number of reasons. Living up to 10 years, canaries are known for their whistling and chattering sounds. Their compact sizes make them the perfect pal for smaller settings. Song canaries are available in white, brown, and yellow colors.

5. Cockatiel

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Image Credit: Wirestock Creators, Shutterstock

 A bold, affectionate, and playful parrot, the cockatiel is a great pet for both novices and experienced owners. Intelligent, curious, and sometimes feisty, the cockatiel is rated as the most popular pet bird in America. They chirp, whistle, sing, and shriek. A cockatiel will gladly perch on your shoulder and loves to be petted and preened.

6. Budgie Parakeet

A lively little bird, the Budgie parakeet is considered to be the best pet bird for beginners. Friendly, low-maintenance, and smart, Budgie parakeets come in a wide array of colors, such as white, blue, green, and yellow.


Is a White Bird a Good Pet for Me?

White pet birds make great companions for the right people. While not as cuddly and affectionate as a dog or cat, birds offer plenty of perks as pets. They can mimic your voice and different sounds, learn tricks, and provide you with decades of feathered friendship.

It is important to know that some birds, especially parrots, can live for 30 years or more. Not only is it a privilege to own a bird, but it’s also a big responsibility.

If you want a social pet that sings, a white bird could be the perfect pet for you!

Featured Image Credit: ariesa66, Pixabay

Oliver Jones

Oliver (Ollie) Jones - A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master's degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.