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What Are the Different Parrot Species?

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  • Written By: T. Davis
  • Edited By: E. E. Hubbard
  • Last Modified Date: 17 August 2018
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A parrot is an exotic bird can be found in different topical areas throughout the world. It has become a popular pet in some households due to its beautiful colors and the ability to speak. As of 2011, it is estimated that there are over 370 different species of parrots around the world. Some of the popular parrot species are the Amazons, lovebirds, and cockatoos, as well as parakeets, and African Greys.

The Amazon parrots are one of the largest parrot species found in the South America region of the world. They are large birds that mostly have green feathers with a small amount of color such as yellow or red around the face. These parrots are well-known for their ability to speak and sound almost like a human voice. As pets, they are a good companion but can be aggressive at times.

Lovebirds are another type of parrot species that is mostly found in Africa. A smaller type of parrot, the lovebird is known for being very social and loving. As of 2011, there are nine different types of this parrot. Lovebirds are a very unique type of this species due to their need for affection. Due to this, they often require a parrot mate to spend time with and play with on a daily basis.

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Cockatoos are another type of parrot species that can found in the Australia region of the world. As of 2011, there are 40 different species of the cockatoo parrot, and its color is mostly white, black, or dark grey. One of the unique features of the cockatoo is that there is a crest on its head that rises when the bird become excited or scared. As a pet, this bird can be very friendly, but can also be very loud if not train properly.

Parakeets, which are also known as budgies, are one of the popular parrot species due to their beautiful colors and speaking ability. Found in Australia, this bird can live up to 15 years if it is given proper care. Many people enjoy having a parakeet for a pet because it is very intelligent and very affectionate to its owners. In some cases, it can be trained how to do tricks such as fetching a stick or rolling over.

The African Grey species, which is also called the Grey parrot, can be found in the western and central part of Africa. Similar to the parakeet, this bird is also well-known for its intelligence. They can be good pets for adults and children due to their gentle and quiet behavior, but they do need attention and training. It is estimated that this parrot can live up to 60 years.

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