Parrots are a broad order of more than 350 birds.
The parrot classification includes: macaws, Amazons,
lorikeets, lovebirds, and cockatoos.
Other Names: Macaws, Cockatoos,
Parrot in Foreign Languages:
Ancient Greek: psittakos
Arabic: babbaghaa' / dúrra
Bosnian: papagaj / papiga
Chinese: Mandarin: yingwu
Croatian: papagaj / papiga
Esperanto: papago / psitako
Haitian Creole: jako
Hawaiian: paloke, manu paloke,
Hindi: tota / toti / shuk
Low Saxon: Papegai / Papegoi
Lower Sorbian: papagaj
Navajo: tsídii yálti'í
Scottish Gaelic: pearraid / pitheid
Roman: papagaj / papiga
Sicilian: pappagaddu / pappaiaddu/
Slovene: papiga / papagaj
Spanish: papagayo / loro / cotorra
Swahili: kasuku / dura / kwao
Tagalog: loro/ pariko/ piriko
Thai: gâew / nók gâew
Urdu: tota / toti
West Frisian: pappegaai
Yiddish: popugay / popugaj / papuge
Conservation Status: Some species are
Species: There are approximately 372 different
parrot species. Parrots are grouped into Grouped into
two families, Psittacidae which are considered true
parrots and Cacatuidae which include cockatoos.
Size: Parrots vary in size from species to species.
Parrots weigh from 2.25 oz to 3.5 lbs. Parrots are 3.5
inches to 40 inches tall.
Habitat: Parrots are found all over the world
in warm climates. Most parrots are found in Australasia,
Central America, and South America.
Description: Parrots are large and often domesticated
birds. Parrots are often colorful, they have curved
beaks, strong legs and clawed feet. Parrots have four
toes, two toes point forward and two toes point backwards.
Diet: Parrots eat seeds, fruit, nectar, nuts,
flowers or small insects.
Communication: Parrots are highly vocal
and communicate through a variety of sounds.
Did You Know?
Parrots are monogamous and they mate
Incubation: The incubation of a parrots eggs
varies from 17 to 35 days, with the larger parrot species
have the longer incubation periods.
Birth: Wild parrots build their nests in holes,
trees, termite mounts, rock cavities, or ground tunnels.
Sexually Mature: Parrots sexually mature between
1 and 4 years of age depending on the species.
Life Span: Some large parrots live up
to 80 years in the wild. Smaller parrot species
live around 15 years of age.
Did You Know?
Wild Macaws and Cockatoos can fly up
to 500 miles in a day, while searching