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Leg Band Size Guide

Provided courtesy of L&M Bird Leg Bands, Inc.

Here are some suggestions as to which bands will fit each bird given below. If the type of bird you need to band isn't on this list, try to find one on the list with a comparable sized leg. Please, keep in mind, these are only suggestions. This information has been accumulated by asking various individuals what they have used on their birds. Each breeder has their own preference as to how they like the bands to fit. Some like them to fit loosely, others prefer a close fit. Birds of the same kind can vary and some breeders band a little later with a larger size than one that would fit at an earlier age. All this should be taken into consideration when choosing a size and this is also the reason why an exact size cannot be specified for each bird. Use your best judgment and decide what is best for your birds. THIS IS ONLY TO BE USED AS A GUIDELINE TO HELP YOU DECIDE.

The roller size (also known as "exotic") band measures the same as the #9 size, but with a thinner wall. When imprinted, it stretches to approximately #9 1/2 size. Roller size not recommended on hookbills.

BIRD

BAND SIZE

MOST USED

African Grey Parrot

14 - 16

14

Alexandrine Parakeet

10 -11 - 12 - 14

12

Bare-Eyed Cockatoo

12 - 14

14

Blue & Gold Macaw

16 - 18 - 20

18

Blue Crown Conure

10 - 11- 12

10

Blue Front Amazon

14 - 16

14

Bourke's Parakeet

Parakeet - Eng.keet

Parakeet

Brown Throat Conure

9 - 9 1/2

9

Budgerigar

 Parakeet

Parakeet

Caiques

10 -11- 12

10

Canary

Canary

Canary

Chattering Lory

10 -11- 12

Equal

Cherry Head Conure

10 -11- 12

10

Citron Cockatoo

12 - 14

14

Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Double Yellow Head Amazon

14 - 16

Equal

Derbyan Parakeet

10 -11 - 12

Equal

Diamond Doves

Parakeet

Parakeet

Eclectus

14 - 16

14

Fig Parrot

Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Goffins Cockatoo

12 - 14

Equal

Gold Capped Conure

9

9

Goldies (small lory)

Lovebird

Lovebird

Great Billed Parrot

12 -14 -16

unsure

Golden Conure

12 -14

12

Greater Sulfur Cockatoo

16 - 18

Equal

Green Cheek Conure

9 or Cockatiel

Equal

Green Cheeked Amazon

14 - 16

14

Green Naped Lory

9

9

Greenwing Macaw

18 - 20 - 22

20

Grey Cheek Parakeet

Lovebird - Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Hahns Macaw

10 -11 - 12

10

Halfmoon Conure

9 or Cockatiel

Equal

Hawk Headed Parrot

12 - 14

12

Hyacinth Macaw

20 - 22 - 24

20 - 22

Indian Ringneck Parakeet

9 - 91/2 - 10

10

Jardine

10 -11 - 12

12

Jenday Conure

9 - 91/2 - 10

91/2

Kakarikis

Lovebird - Cockatiel

Lovebird

Lesser Sulfur Cockatoo

12 - 14

Equal

Lilac Crown Amazon

14 - 16

14

Lovebird

Lovebird

Lovebird

Maroon Belly Conure

9 or Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Mealy Amazon

14 - 16

14

Med. Sulfur Cockatoo

14 - 16

14

Mexican Redhead

14 - 16

14

Meyers

9 - 91/2 - 10

10

Military Macaw

16 - 18 - 20

18

Mitred Conure

10 -11-12

12

Moluccan Cockatoo

16 - 18 - 20

18

Moustache Parakeet

9 - 91/2 - 10

9

Nanday Conure

9 - 91/2 - 10

10

Noble Macaw

10 -11 - 12

10

Orange Wing Amazon

14 - 16

14

Panama Amazon

16 - 18

Equal

Parrotlet

Parakeet -Eng.Keet- Lovebird

Eng.Parakeet

Patagonian Conure

10 -11 - 12

12

Peach Front Conure

9

9

Pionus

10 -11- 12

11

Plum Head Parakeet

9 or Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Princess of Wales Parakeet

9 - 91/2 - 10

9 - 91/2

Quaker (Monk) Parakeet

9 - 91/2 - 10

 91/2

Rainbow Lory

9 - 91/2 - 10

91/2

Red Belly Parrot

9 - 91/2 - 10

10

Red Fronted Conure

10

10

Red Fronted Macaw

14 - 16

16

Red Lored Amazon

14

14

Red Lory

10 -11 - 12

10

Red Rump Parakeet

Lovebird - Cockatiel

Equal

Ringneck Dove

Roller

Roller

Rock Pebbler

9 - 9 1/2 -10

Equal

Rose Breasted Cockatoo

12 - 14

12

               Roller Pigeon

                 Roller

Roller

Rosella

9 - 91/2

Equal

Scarlet Macaw

18 - 20

18

Senegal

9 - 91/2 - 10

10

Severe Macaw

12 - 14

14

Spectacled Amazon

12 - 14

12

Sun Conure

9 - 91/2 - 10

91/2

Timneh Grey Parrot

12 - 14

14

Triton Cockatoo

16 - 18

Equal

Turquoisine Parakeet

Parakeet

Parakeet

Umbrella Cockatoo

14 - 16 - 18

16

Violet-Necked Lory

9

9

White Front Amazon

12 -14

14

White-Eye Conure

10

10

Yellow Collar Macaw

10 - 12 - 14

12

Yellow Crowned Amazon

14

14

Yellow Naped Amazon

14 - 16

Equal