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Five Fun Facts about Parrots

Parrots are fascinating creatures. Here are 5 exciting interesting facts that may leave you wanting to know more……

  1. Did you know that there are 100’s of parrot species, over 300 in fact and they come in remarkable clouds and sizes, ranging in length from about 4 inches up to 40 inches. Some type of parrots can live up to 80 years in the wild
  2. African greys are the best mimics of human speech, they have also been taught to count, identify objects, and speak short sentences in response to questions.
  3. Did I forget to mention that parrots are very special? In the wild, parrots live in flocks and communicate with loud, squawking sounds.
  4. Many parrots are omnivores (Omnivores are animals who eats a variety of food of both plant and animal origin) the natural diet of parrots in the wild is fruit, nuts, seeds and for some species, insects.
  5. All parrots have four toes on each foot, two pointing forward and two projecting backward. Their sharp claws allow them to climb and perch on trees.

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