We can find large parakeets in all the continents: Australia, Africa, South America and Asia.
Within the group of Australian large parakeets, we know particularly the rosella species (Eastern Rosella, yellow rosella, pennant ...). The beautiful colours of this avian family are absolutely stunning and as a result these birds are loved by many fanciers.
The family of African large parakeets are mainly represented by the agapornis or lovebirds. These are small stocky birds with a short tail. In appearance, they would remind you of small parrots.
In the family of South American large parakeets we know 2 genus, Aratinga and Pyrrhura
- The aratinga genus is chracterised by its predominantly green colour. However, there are exceptions such as: the Yendaja, the Sun and Golden Conure, amongst others which have a beautiful orange/yellow plumage.
- Other stunning South American parakeets belong to the Pyrrhura genus. More of these birds are kept in aviculture, as they breed relatively easily but can also be very affectionate towards their owner. Moreover, they produce less noise than other breeds.
The Asian large parakeet is mostly found in our aviculture, along with the Australian large parakeet. The most important representative is, without a doubt, the Rose-ringed Parakeet which is bred in all types of mutations. But also the large Alexander and the Plum-headed parakeet are popular avian breeds.