Parrots have been popular companions throughout history because they are intelligent, charismatic, colorful, and musical.
In general all parrots require the companionship of either another bird or regular interaction with people, as they are social creatures.
Parrots don’t care how food smells. If it looks good, they’ll eat it.
Parrots, the most famous of all talking birds, rarely acquire a vocabulary of more than twenty words.
Obesity is a problem among caged parrots.
Parrots in New Zealand have been known to kill sheep.
It’s easier to teach a male parrot to talk than a female.
Andrew Jackson bought his wife a parrot. She died. He left the parrot in Tennessee when he became president. He died. The parrot was brought to his funeral. It intermittently punctuated the ceremony with cuss words heard by all.
A parakeet is often called a “budgie.” “Budgie” is actually the short version of “budgerigar,” a name that comes from the budgies’ homeland of Australia. [Fact Source]
Budgies are social flock birds. The flock is a very important part of a budgie’s life.
Every budgie has its own unique personality, but all budgies are naturally curious and playful little birds.
Parakeets don’t sing. They vocalize, but they don’t sing.
Parakeets frequently drop dead at the sound of Fourth of July firecrackers.
How can you tell whether a parakeet is male or female? Look at the skin just above the beak. If it’s blue, the bird is male. If pink or dark brown, female.
You can knock the feathers off a parakeet with a loud noise. Or some feathers, anyway. So says a veterinarian.
Pair of parrots
Pair of parakeets
Did you know...
Most birds can’t smell, but kiwis can [check out “Kiwis” for more info].