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Leg Bands

Leg Band Size Guide

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.

BIRD
BAND SIZE MOST USED Metric Size (inside)
African Grey Parrot 14 or 16 14 11mm or 13mm
Alexandrine Parakeet 10 or 11 or 12 or 14 12 10mm
Bare-Eyed Cockatoo 12 or 14 14 11mm
Blue & Gold Macaw 16 or 18 or 20 18 14mm
Blue Crown Conure 10 or 11 or 12 10 8mm
Blue Front Amazon 14 or 16 14 11mm
Bourke's Parakeet 9/64 or 5/32 9/64 4mm
Brown Throat Conure 9 or 9-1/2 9 6.5mm
Budgerigar 9/64 9/64 3.5mm
Caiques 10 or 11 or 12 10 8mm
Canary 7/16 7/16 3mm
Chattering Lory 10 or 11 or 12 Equal 9mm
Cherry Head Conure 10 or 11 or 12 10 9mm
Citron Cockatoo 12 or 14 14 11mm
Cockatiel 7/32 7/32 5.5mm
Double Yellow Head Amazon 14 or 16 Equal 11-13mm
Derbyan Parakeet 10 or 11 or 12 Equal 10mm
Diamond Doves 10 or 11 or 12 Equal 8-10mm
Eclectus 14 or 16 14 11mm
Fig Parrot 7/32 7/32 -
Goffins Cockatoo 12 or 14 Equal 10mm
Gold Capped Conure 9 9 6.5mm
Goldies (small lory) 3/16 3/16 -
Great Billed Parrot 12 or 14 or 16 Unknown 11mm
Golden Conure 12 or 14 12 9-10mm
Greater Sulfur Cockatoo 16 or 18 Equal 13mm
Green Cheek Conure 8 or 7/32 Equal 6.0mm
Green Cheeked Amazon 14 or 16 14 11mm
Green Naped Lory 9 9 -
Greenwing Macaw 18 or 20 or 22 20 14-16mm
Grey Cheek Parakeet 3/16 or 7/32 7/32 -
Hahns Macaw 10 or 11 or 12 10 8mm
Halfmoon Conure 9 or 7/32 Equal 6.5mm
Hawk Headed Parrot 12 or 14 12 10mm
Hyacinth Macaw 20 or 22 or 24 20 or 22 16-17mm
Indian Ringneck Parakeet 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 10 6.5-7mm
Jardine 10 or 11 or 12 12 10mm
Jenday Conure 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 9-1/2 7mm
Kakarikis 3/16 or 7/32 3/16 4mm
Lesser Sulfur Cockatoo 12 or 14 Equal 10mm
Lilac Crown Amazon 14 or 16 14 11mm
Lovebird 3/16 3/16 4.5mm
Maroon Belly Conure 9 or 7/32 7/32 6.5mm
Mealy Amazon 14 or 16 14 11mm
Med. Sulfur Cockatoo 14 or 16 14 11mm
Mexican Redhead 14 or 16 14 11mm
Meyers 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 10 8mm
Military Macaw 16 or 18 or 20 18 13-14mm
Mitred Conure 10 or 11 or 12 12 9mm
Moluccan Cockatoo 16 or 18 or 20 18 14mm
Moustache Parakeet 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 9 6.5mm
Nanday Conure 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 10 8mm
Noble Macaw 10 or 11 or 12 10 8mm
Orange Wing Amazon 14 or 16 14 11mm
Panama Amazon 16 or 18 Equal 13mm
Parrotlet 9/64 or 5/32 or 3/16 5/32 -
Patagonian Conure 10 or 11 or 12 12 10mm
Peach Front Conure 9 9 6.5mm
Pionus 10 or 11 or 12 11 9mm
Plum Head Parakeet 9 or 7/32 7/32 6.5mm
Princess of Wales Parakeet 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 9 or 9-1/2 6.5mm
Quaker (Monk) Parakeet 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 9-1/2 7mm
Rainbow Lory 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 9-1/2 7mm
Red Belly Parrot 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 10 8mm
Red Fronted Conure 10 10 8mm
Red Fronted Macaw 14 or 16 16 13mm
Red Lored Amazon 14 14 11mm
Red Lory 10 or 11 or 12 10 8mm
Red Rump Parakeet 3/16 or 7/32 Equal 4mm
Ringneck Dove 17/64 17/64 -
Rock Pebbler 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 Equal 6.5-7mm
Rose Breasted Cockatoo 12 or 14 12 10mm
Roller Pigeon 17/64 17/64 -
Rosella 9 or 9-1/2 Equal 6.5-7mm
Scarlet Macaw 18 or 20 18 14mm
Senegal 9 or 9-1/2 -or 10 10 8mm
Severe Macaw 12 or 14 14 11mm
Spectacled Amazon 12 or 14 12 9mm
Sun Conure 9 or 9-1/2 or 10 9-1/2 7mm
Timneh Grey Parrot 12 or 14 14 10-11mm
Triton Cockatoo 16 or 18 Equal 13-14mm
Turquoisine Parakeet 9/64 9/64 4mm
Umbrella Cockatoo 14 or 16 or 18 16 13mm
Violet-Necked Lory 9 9 6.5mm
White Front Amazon 12 or14 14 10mm
White-Eye Conure 10 10 8mm
Yellow Collar Macaw 10 or 12 or 14 12 10mm
Yellow Crowned Amazon 14 14 11mm
Yellow Naped Amazon 14 or 16 Equal
11-13mm