Leg Bands

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