Facts about parrots

Parrots are extremely interesting birds, and it’s not just the ability of some of them to talk. Clever and funny, not for nothing they enjoy such popularity as pets in many countries.

Parrots have a well-developed sense of rhythm – they can really rhythmically dance to music.

About a third of all species of parrots are currently under threat of extinction due to human activities and poaching.

In Australia there are special schools for parrots, where these birds are taught to talk (see interesting facts about birds).

Many parrots love alcohol. In nature, they get it by eating fermented fruits and nuts.

In fact, parrots do not know how to talk in the usual sense of the word – they just remember and repeat the words. However, not only words – they can remember and reproduce and any other sounds.

A significant contribution to the budget of the Czech Republic is made by the breeding and sale of parrots (see interesting facts about the Czech Republic).

Parrots have no vocal cords, so they make all the sounds with the help of tongue and beak.

The smallest parrots live in Papua New Guinea. The size of an adult parrot, or rather, the length of his body, is 8-9 centimeters.

The largest parrots are Amazonian, they are the size of a three-year-old child. The length of their body can exceed a meter.

Flocks of parrots in the wild can be huge. The largest flock, ever discovered, numbered about 70 thousand birds!

In search of food parrots, cockatoos can fly over a day more than seven hundred kilometers.

Most parrots feed on plant food and sometimes catch insects, but kea parrots are real predators, they attack even large enough animals, for example, on sheep.

The most popular home parrot is wavy.

In ancient Rome, a parrot cost more than a slave.

Famous naturalist Steve Irwin easily worked with alligators and poisonous snakes, however, while he was afraid of parrots. Here is such an unusual phobia, yes.

Once in the US, a domestic parrot helped uncover the case of burglary. The criminals in the empty apartment called each other by their names, not embarrassed, but the parrot remembered these names and repeated them repeatedly in the presence of the police, which helped the order’s guards to take the trail.

The most “intelligent” parrot named Jaco knew about four hundred words.

Small parrots live for 15-25 years, but large ones can live one hundred percent. Real long-livers.

The heart of an ordinary undulating parrot makes more than two hundred beats per minute. Although, of course, with the hummingbird still can not compare (see interesting facts about the hummingbird).

Nowadays there are more home parrots around the world than wild ones living in nature.

Of all the countless species of birds, only parrots can absorb food by holding it in the foot.

Parrots were domesticated about three thousand years ago.

Cockatoos can move a tuft on their head, that is, a scallop.

The majority of parrots live in a warm climate, but the parrots mentioned above prefer to live in the mountains where the cold reigns.

A large parrot, for example, a cockatoo, can easily bite a finger with its 10-centimeter beak.