Monday, January 10

Facts about parrots

Parrot Facts


Parrots are incredible birds, but never stick your fingers in a parrot’s cage or near their beaks. They have very sharp beaks! Did you know there are over 10,000 species of birds in the world? Parrots are in the bird family. There are around 350 species of parrots. Parrots come from the Psittacidae family. Parrots are intelligent and social birds. You can teach them how to talk!! How cool is that? Joey’s favorite type of parrot is the Scarlet Macaw. They have some of the rainbow colors on their feathers!! They are bright and beautiful birds!!


 

What is your favorite type of bird?


 

Facts about parrots:

1. Hyacinth Macaws are the largest type of parrot. They can grow up to 3 feet long from the tip of their tail to the top of their heads and weigh 2 to 3 1/2 pounds. Their feathers are blue. They can live up to 60 years or longer in captivity. They are beautiful birds!

2. The Pygmy Parrot is the smallest type of parrot. It is small and can grow up to about 3 inches tall, weighing about 0.4 ounces. These tiny and beautiful birds are also very small.

3. A group of parrots is called a pandemonium or flock. Parrots are very social and live in groups. Depending on the species, they can live in groups of up to 1000 parrots.

4. Parrots are omnivores, which means they eat plants and meat. Most Parrots eat fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, plants, vegetables, and/or insects.

5. Wild parrots live in warm areas of the Southern Hemisphere and in many other parts of the region, such as Australia, Africa, South America, Northern Mexico, and Central America. Parrots originated from the Australian region!

6. African gray parrots can learn to say/mimic over a thousand different words. All parrots can learn to talk, but some parrots never speak.

7. Parrots find or make holes or burrows on the ground or in trees, on the sides of cliffs, and under rocks or any other safe place to build their nests.

 


Can you share a fact about parrots with us?



Get your free printable parrot coloring sheet here: 

Parrot coloring sheet




Books about parrots:

1. About Parrots: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill

2. Parrots For Kids Amazing Animal by Zahra Jazeel

3. The Truth About Parrots by Maxwell Eaton III

4. The Adventures of Mr. Macaw, Las Aventuras del Sr. Macaw by Leticia Ordaz

Parents/caretakers ensure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 


 

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