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The Happy Healthy Parrot

This is one of a series presented by the National Aviary, which works to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. Parrots are beautiful, intelligent and charismatic birds. They are featured in a variety of media, showcasing their amazing mimicry and problem-solving skills. Parrots can live long lives, with larger species living 60-80 […]

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HOW TO TEACH PARROT TO SWEAR

One of the reasons humans love parrots is their ability to talk. We love their vocalizations (well, maybe not the screaming they are sometimes prone to), and we enjoy the feeling of communicating with these intelligent, beautiful creatures. However, you should never buy a bird only because you expect a talking genius. Frankly, you should assume the […]

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BEST PARROT EVER

Eleven species of cockatoos are native only to Australia. Seven species of cockatoos can be found on the islands of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands. Most live in trees in forested areas. Many have suffered due to the destruction of their landscape and food sources. When this happens, they often […]

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MACAW ALSO NON LIKE ARA PARROT

Macaws are known as the giants of the parrot world, and the hyacinth macaw is the longest parrot, with a head to tail length of nearly 40 inches. Macaws have long tail feathers as well as big beaks. Their large, curved beaks are quite powerful and are designed to crack open hard nuts and seeds. […]