Parrots have become a common household pet, and with over 370 different species, people have a variety to choose from. Generally, these birds live in tropic areas and are brightly colored. The parrot’s beaks are curved bills, and they have strong legs and clawed feet. Experts believe that parrots are among the most intelligent in the bird family. There are quite a few species that are widely known to have the capabilities to imitate human voices. These exotic birds rely mostly on seeds for food, but will eat nectar, fruit, flowers or small insects. The most popular parrot to be a pet is the cockatiels and budgerigar, or budgie. In some species, parrots can live for approximately 8 years. Today, we at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like to share some fun facts concerning parrots.
Parrots Biting & Eat with Their Feet
Parrots are the only bird that can eat with their feet, because they have ware called zygodactyl feet. This means, with zygodactyl feet. This means they have four toes on each foot, they have four toes on each foot. Their feet are especially strong, which gives them the ability to cling to branches for long periods of time where they can even swing from them or hang from them upside down. They have incredible dexterity in their feet, much like human hands. They are able to pick up objects, allowing them to grasp food and bring it to their mouth.
Parrot Beak Bite Force
One of the parrot’s distinctive features is the curved, broad beak where the top beak is generally larger than the lower one. With the large beaks, comes great strength. In fact, the hyacinth macaw, one of the top largest flying parrots, have enough strength in their beak to crack macadamia nuts, as well as Brazil nut pods, and open coconut. Knowing this, be sure to handle a parrot with care.
Most Parrots are Birds that Mate for Life
A male parrot, in order to find a mate, will puts on what is called a courtship display, where it parades itself, dances and/or makes a number of expressions and sounds to attract the female. Once the female chooses him, they will stay together, in and out of breeding season. They will heal each other located food, watch out for one another, sleep together, groom each other, and continue to strengthen the bond every day they are together.
History of Pet Parrots
Ancient Egyptians were the first to domesticate parrots, followed by Indian and Chinese cultures. IN 300 BC the were introduced to Europe, where the nobles and wealthy owned them. Today, it is quite common for people to own birds as pets. If you are unfamiliar with birds and want to take one on as a pet, be warned they require a lot of affection and stimulation, and if you do not take the time to train them, they can chew excessively, bite, and be fairly noisy.
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