19 Interesting Facts About Parrot

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Parrots are entertaining creatures, known for their intelligence, beautiful colours, and ability to mimic human words. They like being the centre of attention and may present a few challenges as compared to other pets like dogs and cats. Without proper care or attention, parrots tend to become depressed to the point that they may even pluck their own feathers. While parrots are a common bird species in India, like peacocks and pigeons, there is so much that we don’t know about them. Here are some interesting facts about the parrot bird in English to help you learn more information. 

Fun Facts About Parrot

  1. There are about 370 species of parrot in the world. 
  2. The average lifespan of parrots is 30 years, which is longer than other similar-sized birds and mammals. 
  3. The Kakapo parrot, a flightless bird, can weigh up to 7 pounds. 
  4. Parrots use their feet to grasp and hold food and use their beak to eat. 
  5. Some species of parrots can easily mimic clear human words.
  6. They are omnivorous birds, meaning they eat fruits, nuts, seeds, and meat. 
  7. Parrots tend to stay together with their patterns for their entire lives. However, they may separate if one partner dies or is unable to produce young chicks. 
  8. They have strong beaks which can be used for breaking food into smaller pieces, climbing, and caring for the young ones. 
  9. Pygmy parrots are the smallest species of parrots. They are fast, small, and three inches long. 
  10. Parrots lay two to eight eggs at one time on average. 
  11. Both female and male parrots take turns to incubate eggs. 
  12. Baby parrots do not begin to develop feathers until three weeks old. 
  13. Parrots have four toes per foot out of which two point forward and two point backward. This configuration is known as zygodactylous. 
  14. Unlike other birds, male and female parrots look identical. 
  15. Parrots have about 350 tastebuds located on their tongue and the back of their throat. 
  16. Parrot feathers are known to contain psittacofulvin, a bacteria-resistant pigment, which gives them red, yellow and green colouration. 
  17. Unlike most bird species, parrots build nests inside the hollow spaces of trees.
  18. World Parrot Day is celebrated every year on March 31 to raise awareness about the importance of conservating them. 
  19. Snakes, ants, and monkeys are the common predators of wild parrots. 

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