Parakeets belong to the parrot family and the word “parakeet” means long tail. They are small to medium sized parrots with long, tapered tail feathers rather than having the stockier bodies and more square-shaped tails found on larger parrots.
These colorful, graceful birds are full of energy. Being flock birds, parakeets are very social. We have over 15 different species of Parakeets here at the Zoo.