| by Kenneth Chase | 67 comments

What Are the Best Apartment Birds? | Pet Bird

Doctor Hess: So if you live in an apartment,
like I did as a kid growing up in New York City, it’s great to have a bird. You do have to think about the fact that you
have nearby neighbors and you probably don’t have a lot of space. So some of the smaller species are probably
better because they take up less space, they don’t require as much cage space, or as big
a wing span for their home. While they’ll also make noise, they don’t
scream quite as loud as some of the bigger birds. They also don’t live forever so if you’re
not planning on staying in that apartment forever you don’t have to worry about moving
a little bird around as much. So sometime things like Buggies, Parakeets,
Cockatiels, some of the smaller species are better for an apartment. What other things would we consider if we
were to look for a bird for an apartment, Sarah? Sarah: I think you mentioned it, the biggest
problem is noise. I would say the biggest complaint from apartment
tenants if it’s their neighbor is, Oh my God the bird won’t stop screaming I can hear it. Unfortunately it is a good way to get yourself
in trouble and then maybe land your bird without a home. So I think it is very important to consider
noise level especially if you are looking to get a bird while living in an apartment. Doctor Hess: Absolutely, so just plan ahead
realize that birds need a lot of space, they need to be able to stretch out, come out of
their cage safely, and be in an enclosed space where they are not going to get into wires
or go out the window. You just need to plan properly for where you
are going to put your bird, where the bird can be safe and happy, and even get some sunlight
which is tough in a New York City apartment. All things to consider before bringing in
a Parrot to your home.



May 5, 2013, 8:01 pm Reply

How rude.

Lucas dos Santos

May 5, 2013, 8:06 pm Reply

I had a African gray


May 5, 2013, 8:29 pm Reply

that parrot sitting there was very quiet

Chris Getchell

May 5, 2013, 12:18 am Reply

I gots a cockatiel


May 5, 2013, 12:46 am Reply


Faisal Bhri

Aug 8, 2013, 1:03 pm Reply

Why am I watching this while I live in a mansion

Krystina Romero

Oct 10, 2013, 4:54 am Reply

Google : noiseless pet birds


Oct 10, 2013, 2:47 am Reply

Why don't you discuss the actual SPECIES that are good for apartments and give a brief explanation on each one? Everyone knows noise is a consideration already! From my experience, I'd say parakeets, finches, canaries, lovebirds or cockatiels are best. Some of the poicephalus parrots are also quieter, and the small conures perhaps.

Samuel Berry

Feb 2, 2014, 6:12 pm Reply

Pionus! mine almost never squawks and i personally think is a great size for a bird 


Jul 7, 2014, 10:46 pm Reply

Bourkes is actually the best bird for an apartment……they are known as apartment pets. 


Jul 7, 2014, 3:59 pm Reply

LOL 1:07 the bird is dancing!?!?

Joshua Lozarita

Aug 8, 2014, 5:12 am Reply

My bird has a colar 🙂

Mohideen Nisarudeen

Mar 3, 2015, 2:04 pm Reply

cocktaeil its not suitable  for apartments .because i have its make more noise 

Brett Beadle

Apr 4, 2015, 8:51 pm Reply

1.04 the green bird is head banging

Anton Zerafa Gregory

Jul 7, 2015, 3:37 pm Reply

Parrots are quieter. Many people say that always the small birds are quieter. But the real truth is that the larger birds are quieter, this is because small birds get preyed upon birds of prey or other predators. So when they see a bird of prey they would rather scream to startle the predator ! However, larger birds like macaws and African gray parrots don't scream to much because they are possibly to large and heavy for predators to handle. Plus they also know how to defend themselves by using their wicked beak as weapon to bite !

Awais Siddique

Nov 11, 2015, 6:58 pm Reply

a 're lovebirds okay for apartments

Pretty Dank

Mar 3, 2016, 7:35 pm Reply

I've never had a bird before, which one is beginner friendly?

Jay Flippen

Apr 4, 2016, 2:49 am Reply

I went to the pet store to get a bird about 4 or 5 years ago and was surprised at how loud their area at the pet store was. I ended up getting a dwarf hamster and I have stuck with the dwarf hamsters since then.


Apr 4, 2016, 12:12 pm Reply

Does budgie or cockatiel scream more

ugot trolled

May 5, 2016, 10:14 pm Reply

would a cocktaiel scream be noticeable in an apartment?


Jun 6, 2016, 8:33 am Reply

Title says whats the best bird for an apartment? you say a small bird? worse video ever you should have named some gawd…..

Leila Witherspoon

Jun 6, 2016, 2:55 am Reply

what breed is the bird that has the red and blue color called ?


Jul 7, 2016, 4:51 pm Reply

what bird breed is Sarah holding?

Mia Mouse

Sep 9, 2016, 10:34 am Reply

that cage is just pure cruel

Glarp Vader

Sep 9, 2016, 3:52 pm Reply

What bird is she holding


Dec 12, 2016, 3:51 am Reply

A pirrot

Satan, The Skinny Whale Legend

Dec 12, 2016, 5:43 pm Reply

best apartment bird is an ostrich


Jan 1, 2017, 8:29 pm Reply

aw yeahh this video made me so happy xD at least now i know that i can have a cockatiel :DDD well… if they are by one of the more quiet birds though..

Cassandra Lee

Jan 1, 2017, 6:05 pm Reply

Again your thumbnail has a ROUND cage, change it bird "experts"


Jan 1, 2017, 8:41 am Reply

wow really bad job in this video, its like a preview to soon to be video of actual information about species, pro and cons about them, tips about litter, food, cares.

What are the best apartment birds, the quiet ones, if its to loud, get rid of it… that cant be your content

Aalaa Mukaihail

Feb 2, 2017, 10:23 pm Reply

I have a pet bird in an apartment:)

Budgie Lover567

Apr 4, 2017, 6:43 pm Reply

Budgies are parakeets

Zoe O’Sullivan

Apr 4, 2017, 5:17 am Reply

For anyone who wants a clear answer; get a smaller, quieter bird (not macaws, greys, suns, cockatoos, etc). I would recommend a cockatiel, they're lovely birds and they're quiet enough to live in an apartment without annoying your neighbours.

Riddle Me Fish

Jun 6, 2017, 8:11 pm Reply

You didn't even tell me the best specific types

Isaiah G.

Jun 6, 2017, 10:50 pm Reply

The best apartment bird is a stuffed bird

Nonya Busi

Aug 8, 2017, 2:53 am Reply

Only zebra finches are for apts. all others too loud or shrill.


Aug 8, 2017, 8:37 am Reply

The thumbnail is incorrect. Do not ever put a bird in a round cage!


Aug 8, 2017, 6:52 am Reply

Bugdies and parakeets are the same thing actually

Number 6

Sep 9, 2017, 4:52 am Reply

1:05 look at that birb go


Sep 9, 2017, 7:32 am Reply

green cheek conures are great as they are not noisy when left alone


Sep 9, 2017, 9:11 am Reply

ohh not going to talk about which species are the best okay then

NIbbles and Diamond

Sep 9, 2017, 2:08 pm Reply

I seen this lady in every bird video ?

Religion LOL

Oct 10, 2017, 10:18 pm Reply

So what birds are best for an apartment?

Lily Jameson

Oct 10, 2017, 4:54 am Reply

Maybe this will help to convince my parents to let me get a bird. Thanks!

Jemiah DaPap

Nov 11, 2017, 11:20 pm Reply

I’m blueprinting a skoolie, in my plans I want to include space for a dog kennel, cat litter box and bird cage. Two dogs and a bird, a cat only, or two dogs and a bird. No pets now just thinking ahead. Doing my bird research lol

Ellie Letourneau

Nov 11, 2017, 1:38 am Reply

So…. what is the best apartment bird?

The one With the bird

Dec 12, 2017, 6:41 am Reply

What is the best bird then?

Aaron May

Dec 12, 2017, 9:03 pm Reply

pigeons and doves

Julia morris

Jan 1, 2018, 2:17 am Reply



Feb 2, 2018, 2:25 am Reply

1:07 the bird agrees


Mar 3, 2018, 7:12 am Reply

I live in an apartment I want to get a bird (first time bird owner here) and you didn't mention diamond doves I've been reading on them and they seem like great bird do you think there good bird I have plenty of time to care for one (in a wheelchair can't get out too much) so some more advice would help plz


Mar 3, 2018, 9:15 am Reply

what is that green bird that gal on the right is holding?

Crimson Avian

Apr 4, 2018, 5:08 am Reply

Wow… um… so… what parrots?


Apr 4, 2018, 2:33 pm Reply

No round cages!


Jun 6, 2018, 5:49 pm Reply

If you want to know a bird who's quiet, take a female cockatiel ! Thay are very friendly ( i have one and she's quiet, friendly and i looooove her <3)

Andres E.

Jun 6, 2018, 5:57 am Reply

I know y’all saw that good boy nodding it’s head

Smiley Face

Jun 6, 2018, 6:19 am Reply

………..You told me someth i already know you didnt answer the question


Jul 7, 2018, 10:29 pm Reply

No, what’s the best bird apartment?

p h a t t

Aug 8, 2018, 3:31 am Reply

My friend and i are hoping that we will be able to move in together. She wants to get an apartment but i want a house because i am scared about noise complaints. 🙁


Aug 8, 2018, 9:35 pm Reply

I like that Italian girl!

Skunk From Skunk fu

Sep 9, 2018, 7:20 pm Reply

Umm maybe a Quail

I have the most amount of liked videos

Sep 9, 2018, 7:35 am Reply

Cockatoos sound like Satan stubbed his toe.

Living Life Virtually

Oct 10, 2018, 6:56 pm Reply

How cast videos are, as a general, just bad. You could have just shortened the video down to three seconds by saying “Buy a small bird.”

Amani Windon

Dec 12, 2018, 7:55 am Reply

Finding an apartment that allows birds is the most difficult issue


Jan 1, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

They didn’t talk abt the title so I’ll just get an eagle?


Mar 3, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

Could I keep a Rodan in my Apartment, how bigger seed bell would it need?

Ayaan Saifi

May 5, 2019, 7:51 am Reply


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