One of the most exciting things about becoming a bird parent—besides choosing your feathered family member, of course—is choosing a name. And if you thought picking names for birds is just for fun and that your new pet won’t care—think again!
“A name gives the bird an identity and a persona,” says Michelle Yesney, the CEO of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, based in northern California, who adds that bestowing a name can help you bond with your new pet.
It may be wise to wait a few days after getting your bird to pick a name.
“That way, you can get acquainted and look for a name that says something about the bird’s personality,” Yesney says. “Then the name becomes more meaningful to you, and you associate the bird with a positive act.”
So, get inspired by this list of endearing names for birds. Who knows? You might find one that clicks perfectly with your new pet!
25 Popular Bird Names
Bird parents are passionate about the names they pick, so we surveyed a slew of them to find out what they call their feathered family members. These monikers run the gamut: There are birds named after fruits and food