Finches are tiny birds with tiny voices, making them a great option for people who want a quiet bird. They tend to make pleasant chirps and peeps throughout the day, and even a small flock has a relatively low noise level.
Like other members of the finch family, canaries also don’t tolerate handling well and need a roomy flight cage. Moreover, these birds are relatively solitary and might fight when housed in the same cage. Although male canaries are known for their melodious songs, their small size keeps the volume to a minimum.
Budgies (or parakeets) have a remarkable ability to learn to talk, just like their larger parrot cousins. While they like to chatter throughout the day, budgies cannot physically scream at the volume of a large bird. These intelligent, playful birds can be very social with their caretakers.
Like budgies, tiny parrotlets lack the ability to screech like an Amazon parrot or a cockatoo. Their soft chatter and chirps are hardly enough to disturb even the most sensitive ears. Although they are small, these birds are full of energy and spunk.
If you are looking for a pet bird that's a little larger than a finch or budgie, consider a cockatiel. Cockatiels can be vocal, but their chirps rarely reach a bothersome level, especially when compared to larger birds.
While many parrots are notoriously noisy and demanding, Senegal parrots lean toward a calm, quiet demeanor. While they do vocalize and have the ability to talk, they are less likely to screech than other medium and large parrots.
Bourke’s parakeets are known for their quiet and gentle demeanor. They tend to be most active and chatty early in the morning and at dusk, though the noise level is still low compared to other parrots. And while they are only moderately active birds, they prefer a roomy enclosure in which they can do some flying.
African Grays have been said to be the most intelligent of birds with some boasting very large vocabulariDoves can be sweet and gentle pet birds that aren’t noisy or demanding of attention like many parrots. These birds are known for their pleasant cooing vocalizations, though some people might find it annoying that the cooing rarely ceases while the bird is awake. Still, for those who prefer an easygoing bird, a dove might be an excellent fit.es. Because these birds are so smart, they tend to be demanding pets that will get bored and depressed very quickly if not stimulated for at least five hours per day.