Nigel the Cockatoo (voiced by Jemaine Clement) is the main antagonist of Jaden goes to Rio. Nigel was once a celebrity bird, but was replaced by a parakeet, which is why he now hates exotic birds. He helps his human masters sell these birds for profits. But Blu and Jaden foil his plans in the end when he gets caught in a jet turbine. He survived but lost his ability to fly.
- Nigel will guest star in Jaden Goes Into the Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management.
- Nigel will guest star again in Jaden's Adventures of Madagascar 3 .
- Nigel will become Jeffrey's enemy in Jeffrey & Friends go to Rio.
- Nigel will return for revenge in the Jeffrey, Jaden & Friends meet Indiana Jones saga. From then on, he will become one of Jeffrey and Jaden's arch-enemies.
- Jaden and Jeffrey will face Nigel again in Jeffrey, Jaden, & Friends' Storm Adventures of Rio 2.
- Nigel will become Hiccup's enemy in Hiccup Goes to Rio.
- Nigel will become Sly Cooper's enemy in Sly Cooper Goes to Rio.
- Nigel will become Bugs and Daffy's enemy in Bugs and Daffy Go to Rio.
- Nigel will join the Kingdom of Darkness in the future.