While wild budgies (also known as parakeets) typically sport green plumage, selective breeding has led to the lutino (or yellow) mutation being fairly common. The color is so brilliant that yellow parakeets are sometimes mistaken for canaries.
The cockatiel's lutino mutation is one of the most recognizable. Lutino cockatiels vary in shade from a pale yellow to a darker, egg-yolk tone. They display the common bright orange patches on their cheeks, and most have a bright yellow head crest.
The sulphur-crested cockatoo comes in two size varieties: the greater and the lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo. Easily recognized by their yellow crest, these birds are known for being loving, affectionate pets. However, they can be expensive and time-consuming, requiring complex diets, ample space, and lots of interaction with their caretakers.
Known affectionately as "pocket parrots," the Pacific parrotlet—including its yellow lutino variety—is a small bird with a big personality. In fact, parrotlets require nearly as much care and dedication as a large parrot. They're quite intelligent, energetic, and somewhat feisty.
As its name suggests, the blue-and-gold macaw is only a partially yellow parrot. But it’s a bright beauty nonetheless. These intelligent, social birds do best with caretakers who can spend lots of time interacting with them.
Known for its bright yellow head, the double yellow-headed Amazon is one of the most popular pet parrots from the Amazon group. These birds are very intelligent and have a remarkable ability to mimic words and sounds. Some can even mimic opera.
The eye-catching golden conure has bright yellow feathers all over its body with the exception of the tips of its flight feathers, which offer dark green contrast. Also known as the Queen of Bavaria conure, these birds are fairly rare as pets.
Sun conures combine bright yellow and orange with green and blue highlights to form some truly gorgeous plumage. These athletic birds are happiest with a very roomy enclosure, along with as much out-of-cage time as possible for exercise and socialization.