If any other species that can act as your child then that has to be a bird. They will fly high away from you but at the same time will come closer to you to get cuddled. If you are yet to know the most cuddly birds around the world, then don’t worry! We will introduce them to you!
Native Region: Australia
Color: Sometimes come in grey and white body with yellow head and orange cheek patches, sometimes come in all grey and white body.
Size: Around 30 to 35 cm.
Weight: 80 to 100 grams.
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years.
When there is none to talk to, it gets frustrating to live. That’s how Cockatiels feel when they are left alone. These birds can get overly attached to the people surrounding them, and if none interacts with them, Cockatiels tend to get distressed.
Besides being extrovert, these birds can interact well through their talking abilities. They are able to learn up to 200 words and can mimic human greatly. Plus, cockatiels can also be taught to grasp other tricks starting from doing handshakes, flips to acting upon command. They can also sing a few lines from a song if you teach them with love. However, patience and quality training will be required!
They love attention and wish to spend maximum time with people. Besides, they also love to get rubbed behind their head for some cuddle time. Besides cuddling, they also require about 14 hours of sleep to be able to stay active. As for their lifespan, a cockatiel can live around 15 to 20 years in captivity and 10 to 15 years in the wild.
Native Region: South America.
Color: Mostly blue with a yellow patch around their beaks.
Size: Around 100 cm.
Weight: 1.2 to 1.7 kg.
They are basically Hyacinth Macaws and happen to be the longest species of parrots measuring around 1 meter in length. You may want to call them gentle giants since they are strong yet quiet in nature. But that should not hoodwink you into considering them shy! Because once they get closer to you, you will find them very sociable. Plus, they love to spend time playing and cuddling with people they get closer with. But for strangers, they kind of tend to act shy and awkward initially.
Besides being sociable with humans as well as other birds, they also love to talk. They can learn up to 15 or 20 words and expressions while uttering them in front of their owners.
As for their behavior, they are super smart. They have zygodactylous feet that they use like hands enabling them to grasp stuff as well as making them outstanding climbers. Having them as a pet can be little troublesome because they are able to remove the lock or dissemble their cage.
Native region: South America.
Color: Mostly white and yellow belly with green wings and orange-yellow head.
Size: 23 to 25 cm.
Weight: 150 to 170 grams.
Lifespan: up to 20 years.
A kind of parrot you would love to have. Caiques are known to be energetic, smart and curious when it comes to their personality. They love to stay busy. So you will either find them dancing or jumping around.
Speaking of dance, Caiques are able to hop forward, scoot backward, bob its head entirely so they can flaunt their dancing skills. No wonder why they are known as dancing parrots!
If you give them proper training, you can make them hop on command or on clap in particular. However, they are basically pretty quiet in nature and not very fond of staying with other birds. But once they get close to anyone, they will love to take all the cuddles by sneaking into that person’s hair and rubbing themselves. So, you will definitely find them very cuddly.
Aside from all these, they also love to explore new stuff and can learn a couple of words. If they are taken proper care of, they can live up to 20 years!
Native Region: South America.
Color: Mostly green body with a very dark grey head, blue and red feathers.
Size: Around 25 to 30 cm.
Weight: 60 to 80 grams.
Lifespan: 25 to 30 years.
Green Cheeks are a kind of Conure bird that would want nothing but the love of their owners. They have a tendency to hang upside down and scream behind the bars so that their owners can give them attention and play with them. So, they are always mischievous but very cuddly.
These birds are also known for their smartness. They can learn a variety of tricks and sometimes can utter some words. Although they don’t have great talking abilities but their gestures tell a lot about how they interact with their owners. You will find them super friendly with the people they are closer to.
Great thing is that they are not very messy so they don’t destroy toys. They tend to stay calm and quiet most of the time. But at the same time, they can make anyone go mad while wanting attention, and heart as well.
When they are left free, they will even snuggle up against your cheek or neck to show their love.
They have a life expectancy of over 25 to 30 years so shower them with love although their life.
Native Region: Australasia
Color: Mostly black, grey or white body, sometimes colorful.
Size: Around 30 to 60 cm.
Weight: 300 to 1,200 grams.
Lifespan: 50 to 70 years.
Cockatoos are those adorable birds that just want attention and heart all the time. They cannot survive loneliness as well and try to interact with people the most. Their constant demand for cuddling makes them the most sweetheart of their owner.
Besides cuddling, cockatoo also loves to chatter once trained. They can have a vocabulary of about 25 words and can utter them more fluently than you. Plus, they can also tweet a wider range of sound while mastering mimics perfectly.
But for this, it is essential that you give them enough time and avoid forcing them to do stuff they do not like. Once they get comfortable with you, you can train them to act on commands. Because with your company, they will get all the chance to flaunt their playfulness and smartness.
However, if you give them proper care and attention, they can live about 50 to 70 years or more.