Type:   Bird

Diet:   Omnivore

Average life span in the wild:   Up to 80 years

Size:   3.5 in (8.7cm) to 40 in (100 cm)

Weight:   2.25 oz (65 g) to 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

Many parrots are kept as pets, especially macaws, Amazon parrots, cockatiels, parakeets, and cockatoos.

These birds have been popular companions throughout history because they are intelligent,

charismatic, colorful, and musical.

Some birds can re create many sounds, including human speech.

Courtesy of National Geographic

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