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Best Brazilian Parrot Names

My parrot is usually eating. Today she felt like talking too.
My parrot is usually eating. Today she felt like talking too.

Brazilian parrot names?

The other day I was having lunch in my studio when all of a sudden my parrot flew over to the table and bit the back of my hand. I thought she just wanted a piece of cheese of my sandwich—she has really odd eating habits—but after the blood started flowing she walked over and took a dump on the papers for an article I was writing about tough dog names.

“WTF was that?”, I asked her.

“Dogs, dogs, dogs! Don’t you know that I am sick of dogs.” She took a look at the Pitbull to make sure she was sleeping. She was, of course. I think it is in the job description. “Why don’t you write more about parrots for a change?”

I grabbed the dripping papers and tried to swat her but she squawked and bounced out of range.

“I would, you know, but no one wants to read about you parrots. Last year I put up some great photos of you exercising and the article is dead in the water.”

“Try a list of parrot names,” she suggested.

“I don’t know any.”

That was a mistake. For the next hour my parrot proceeded to ramble on, telling me every parrot name she could think of.

Since we´re Brazilian, most of them are in Portuguese. If you need a name for your favorite cockatiel, you need to try a little further south. Here´s just some of what she came up with:

Name your parrot for her color

Name
Pronunciation
Meaning
Branco
 
White
Oro
 
Gold
Roja
 
Spanish for red
Verde
ver-dje
Green
Arco-iris
 
Rainbow
When my parrot starts discussing new names, I am used to being looked down upon.
When my parrot starts discussing new names, I am used to being looked down upon.

Name your parrot for things around the house

Name
Pronunciation
Meaning
Bolinho
bow-leen-yo
Little ball
Caginho
cah-geen-yo
Little crapper
Chupinho
chu-peen-yo
Little thumb sucker
Docinho
do-seen-yo
Little sweetie
Garfinho
gar-feen-yo
Little fork
Girrasol
gee-ra-sol
Sunflower
Java
 
Not Portuguese, and not coffee
Latinho
lah-cheen-yo
Little trash can
Manchinha
man-sheen-ya
Little stain (or spot)
Mexinha
meh-sheen-ya
Little mess maker
Ovinho
ov-een-yo
Little egg
Pimenta
pee-men-ta
Hot pepper
Verminho
ver-meen-yo
Little worm
Xerox
shee-rocks
Photocopy

A lot of these are good nicknames too, no matter what language you use to yell at your parrot!

My parrot has learned to talk with her mouth full.
My parrot has learned to talk with her mouth full.

Name your parrot after your favorite movie or character

 
 
Batman
an adventuresome parrot name
Barbie
the Under the Dome star, or that other Barbie for a girl parrot
Christine
the evil car, good for an evil parrot
Cujo
a great name for a parrot who likes to bite and draw blood
Dirty Harry
from the old Clint Eastwood movie
Fargo
the city too cold for a parrot
Hannibal
the cannibal, since most parrots like a piece of chicken every now and then
Rocky
from the boxing movies
Rambo
from…well, you know, the bird likes action movies
Rio
the animated movie and the city
Skywalker
even young parrots can be Jedi escape artists
Terminator
Arnold´s character, or my parrot if I forget to take him outside in the afternoon
Thor
My parrot was excited when he mentioned this name--I really think he wants to change his to this
Ventura
Ace, the parrot detective; my parrot likes to watch this movie over and over
Vito
the Godfather; my parrot is good at puffing up his cheeks too
Woody
the toy story guy, or that really obnoxious woodpecker

After coming up with all of these names my parrot scratched her head. I thought she was out of names, and started to go back to my lunch. Before I could start, she came up with a few more:

Name your parrot after Brazil

Name
Pronunciation
Meaning
Vixi
vee-shee
Oh my God!
Nossa
 
"Our lady", but it really means G.D.it
Caramba
 
Wow
Kaka
 
The famous football player, and, you know

My parrot was finally exhausted. She took a bite of my sandwich, dropped a little green “present” on top of my dog, and flew back to the perch in her corner.

© 2014 DrMark1961

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If you have any special names from around your house, just leave a question here and I will discuss it with my parrot. She usually answers right away. 14 comments

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Kosmo 21 months ago from California

I like Batman as a nickname for a parrot. Thanks for the cute article. Hey, now I want a parrot. Later!


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MarieLB 22 months ago from Yamba

I think you favor Lauro 'cause she's cheeky and Docinho is a sweet little thing who is polite and respectful.

Lauro sounds like Joseph who used to travel with me in my little motorhome. I set up his cage high up on the passenger seat so he could see out and wherever we stopped, I'd bring the cage out on a chair and open the door for him to climb out on the top. He always seemed to have a circle of admirers around him. My fav memory of him is him sitting on the perch as I drove, one rice cracker held in his left foot, and him leaning on the side of the cage for balance while he munched away.. . . He was a real card!


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DrMark1961 22 months ago from The Beach of Brazil Author

Even here in Brasil, many bird fanciers keep budgies and cockateils, so you must have a lot of great birds to choose from! Oh, by the way, my other parrot, Docinho, suggested a name too but I forgot to add it. He is kind of "slow" since it is the only thing he says each afternoon.

I keep a large flock of guinea fowl, and they go to the neighbors´ yards each afternoon to look for ticks. Each evening I have to call them home by saying "ko-ka, ko-kaw" (this is what the birds are called here in Bahia) and that is the one thing Docinho can say.

I guess I have to let Lauro keep coming up with the names!!!


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DrMark1961 22 months ago from The Beach of Brazil Author

Even here in Brasil, many bird fanciers keep budgies and cockateils, so you must have a lot of great birds to choose from! Oh, by the way, my other parrot, Docinho, suggested a name too but I forgot to add it. He is kind of "slow" since it is the only thing he says each afternoon.

I keep a large flock of guinea fowl, and they go to the neighbors´ yards each afternoon to look for ticks. Each evening I have to call them home by saying "ko-ka, ko-kaw" (this is what the birds are called here in Bahia) and that is the one thing Docinho can say.

I guess I have to let Lauro keep coming up with the names!!!


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MarieLB 22 months ago from Yamba

I don't believe that Lauro came up with all those names. She would not have suggested Caginho and Latinho! I bet you did!

I've never had a parrot -seeing as I do not live on the beach - but I did have Joseph an Eastern Rosella (smallish parrot type bird) who was by all counts as cheeky as Lauro. He also tended to draw blood when he was cross!

This was fun to read, thanks!


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DrMark1961 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil Author

What fun! I had a conure when I was an undergraduate in the US. He was so loud that I could hear him from the parking lot when I came back from classes, and I lived on the seventh floor. There were so many complaints about him that I eventually gave him to one of my classmates moving to Florida with her parents.

Sound anything like CeCe?


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is so funny! The behaviour of your parrot reminds me of my dusky conure, who is walking over my knees as I write this. I love CeCe, but s/he is a feisty bird. Some of your names would be very appropriate!


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Bob Bamberg 2 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

Yeah, everything's fine here...working 6 days a week and loving it, although I do greatly miss writing and surfing here and the other site. Haven't had any cute or funny emails to forward lately...mostly political sarcasm and off color stuff.


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DrMark1961 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil Author

Now that you mention it, Bob, a nice parrot stew sounds good some days!

My last parrot hub is dead in the water. I think it has had about 150 views in 6 months. (It is more successful than my "Berber names for an Azawakh", but...) I probably would not have even bothered with this if it weren´t for my parrot being some obnoxious and demanding.

Oh, and we pronounce it Raw-ja too, which is why I just left it blank up there. I wouldn't want all of the Mexican hubbers to get mad at me.

Thanks for reading. I haven't seen any emails from you in ages, hope you are doing okay.


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DrMark1961 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil Author

I am not real sure; a client gave her to me several years ago and she was already an adult. They live from 25-50 years, so I already talked to a friend about taking her when I am no longer around!!

(She has a bird called Lauro too, so mine will have to be known as Xerox.)


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Bob Bamberg 2 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

Great hub, but probably dead in the water...parrots, you know :) The names are interesting, but you must complete the "pronunciation" column, especially for us Bay Staters, who talk funny anyway.

For example, Roja is probably pronounced Ro-ha, but we Bostonians are more likely to pronounce it Raw-ja...the same way we pronounce Roger.

Lauro is lucky she has you. After ripping a hand open, pooping on some work in progress, taking a bite of a sandwich and anointing the pit bull, most would have turned her into fricassee by now.

That being said, I'm sure that, like all of your animals, she's given the best of care and an abundance of love. Fun read. Voted up, useful, funny and interesting.


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Solaras 2 years ago

How old is Lauro and how long do parrots usually live? She is beautiful!


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DrMark1961 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil Author

Hi Solaras! She has a Brazilian slang name, Lauro, that sort of means "Hey there you parrot" but she is so familiar with those nicknames because I call her all of them. (A few others, too, but since I did not want to get banned I ignored her when she asked me to put them on the list.)


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Solaras 2 years ago

Naughty parrot - now what is her name?

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