Interesting Facts about parrots you should know


Parrots are fascinating birds that have been a pet for thousands of years. They can be used to talk, mimic human speech, and even learn a new language. Here are some interesting facts about parrots:


More than 350 parrot species exist.

You’ve probably heard about parrots and their colorful feathers, but did you know that there are more than 350 different species of parrot? Parrots are found in the Americas, Australia, Africa and Asia. The majority of these birds live in tropical or subtropical climates. In fact, over 200 species are endangered. However only six of those (the Monk Parakeet and Blue-beaked Aracari) have been exported for breeding purposes; most do not make good pets because they require special care and training before becoming tame enough to handle outside your home without escaping into traffic or other harm’s way!


Parrots live on Earth for as long as humans.

Parrots live on Earth for as long as humans. The parrot family can be traced back to the Jurassic period, more than 150 million years ago.

Parrots are the only bird species that have survived the dinosaur extinction and are still around today. Other birds have all died out or become extinct after being hunted by humans, but parrots have evolved into new species over time because they were able to adapt to changing environments without losing their ability to fly backwards!

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Parrots are monogamous and mate for life.

Parrots are monogamous and mate for life. They’re also loyal, faithful to their mates and very long-lived birds (up to 50 years). This means that if you have a parrot as a pet, it’s likely that you’ll be looking after your bird for many years!

Parrots need a lot of attention and care if they’re going to thrive in captivity. You’ll need to feed your pet every day with fresh food so it doesn’t become overweight or develop health problems like diabetes or heart disease over time.

Some parrots can mimic human speech.

Mimicry is a learned behavior, and some parrots are capable of learning how to mimic human speech. While this may seem like a trick, it’s actually quite remarkable: parrots can mimic many sounds, including human speech. Some species are better than others at mimicking human voices, but even so there are still some birds out there that sound exactly like someone with an accent or an unusual voice quality (like a smoker).

Some birds learn their vocalizations by imitating what they hear around them—this is called “vocalization learning,” which means that if you have your bird in front of you and give him or her something else to listen to while speaking (like music or TV), he/she will likely imitate what was just said as well! This type of mimicry is especially common among corvids (eagles, ravens); however we’ve also seen cases where our feathered friends have picked up on certain phrases from us without knowing why—for example when we say “good morning” every day before heading off into work each morning.”

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Some of the most popular parrot pet species are African greys, cockatoos, cockatiels and macaws.

Some of the most popular parrot pet species are African greys, cockatoos, cockatiels and macaws. African grey parrots are the most popular pet bird in the world with an estimated 75 million birds owned by people worldwide. Cockatiels, which can be trained to talk and perform tricks like other parrots can but don’t have as long a lifespan as other species do (five years on average), also make great companions for families with young children who are interested in learning about birds or just want something colorful around their home. Macaws have gained popularity over recent years due to their large size and long lifespan of 30-40 years—they’re considered highly intelligent birds that can learn how to communicate through either sign language or spoken words!

Parrots mate typically once a year and lay two to four eggs.

  • Parrots are monogamous, meaning that they mate for life.
  • The female parrot lays two to four eggs per year and then incubates them for about 28 days.
  • The young hatch from their eggs after about 28 days, which is also when you’ll know if your parrot has laid its first clutch of eggs because it will start to make loud noises in the nest box where it’s laying its clutch (or if some other noise is coming from under the door).

The oldest captive parrot lived for 83 years.

Parrots are long-lived birds and some can live to be over 80 years old. In the wild, the oldest parrot recorded in captivity was a male named Ramon who lived to be 86 years old!

Parrots are social animals that live in large flocks or families with other parrots of their species. They will spend time with their flock mates during the day and sleep together at night under one roof or nest box.

The average lifespan of a wild male blue tit is around 3-4 years but they can have lifespans as long as 10 years if they’re well cared for by humans who provide stimulation such as toys, food and fresh water daily throughout their lives (which is important because they don’t produce any eggs).

Parrots are fascinating creatures with a lot of interesting behaviors and quirks that aren’t always understood by humans.

Parrots are fascinating creatures with a lot of interesting behaviors and quirks that aren’t always understood by humans. Parrots can be trained to speak, do tricks and use the toilet. They can also perform in shows!

It’s important to remember that parrots are not dogs, cats or even birds—they’re parrots!


Parrots are fascinating creatures with a lot of interesting behaviors and quirks that aren’t always understood by humans. Some people think parrots make great pets, but others worry about their ability to survive in the wild. We hope this article has given you a better understanding of what it means to own or care for these animals!


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