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Parrots, along with crows, jays and magpies, are some of the most intelligent birds, and their ability to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets. Trapping of wild parrots for the pet trade, as well as other hunting, habitat loss and competition from invasive species, have diminished wild populations, and more parrots are threatened with extinction than any other group of birds.

Parrots are birds of the roughly 350 species in the order Psittaciformes, found in most warm and tropical regions. Also known as psittacines they are usually grouped into two families: the Psittacidae (true parrots) and the Cacatuidae (cockatoos). Characteristic features of parrots include a strong curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Most parrots are predominantly green, with other bright colors, and some species are multi-colored. Cockatoo species range from mostly white to mostly black, and have a mobile crest of feathers on the top of their heads. Most parrots are monomorphic or minimally sexually dimorphic.

pets

If you're a fan of the parrot then check out the parrots below. view all pets >>>

  • Peetie and Jackie
    Peetie and Ja...

    Age: 1Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Calico
    Calico

    Age: 23Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Sid
    Sid

    Age: 7Y Sex: M

    Australia

  • Henry
    Henry

    Age: 20Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Bobi
    Bobi

    Age: 4Y Sex: M

    Slovenia

  • Pepé
    Pepé

    Age: 37Y Sex: M

    United States

  • BUDDY
    BUDDY

    Age: 13Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Peepers / Willow
    Peepers / Willow

    Age: 14Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Molly
    Molly

    Age: 15Y Sex: F

    United States

  • allie
    allie

    Age: 8Y Sex: F

    United Kingdom

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pictures

View the many parrot pictures our community has added and feel free to leave a personal comment on photos within our parrot gallery letting the owner know you stopped by. view all pictures >>>

  • Calico "I'm a Bat Birdie, too"
  • Jackie the "Bat Birdie"
  • Jackie back in her cage.
  • Queen of the Banana
  • Banana Queen
videos

Watching the parrot in action can be an interesting experience. The parrot videos below will be sure to tickle your funny bone and leave you wanting more. view all videos >>>

owners

Below is a list of a couple of parrot owners. Our community of owners has pictures, videos, blogs and more and we invite you to explore them all. view all owners >>>

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blogs

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This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Parrot".