What are parrots?
Playful and sedate, bright and calm colors parrots won the love of many. These birds are so different, there are a huge number of types and colors that fit and get confused. If you want to get a sociable friend, you should definitely figure out what parrots are to make a choice confidently and competently.
There are parrots who prefer to live in the woods, and there are those who feel great in open space. Man has long been tamed by this friendly and bright bird, but of all the wealth of species, only a third is contained in captivity. The total number of species of parrots - 315. Therefore, we will tell only about those that most often contain lovers.
Another name is jaco. It is considered the most promising bird that can learn to speak. Its plumage is pearl gray and its tail is not too long. The royal jaco is covered in reddish bloom. The size of the bird is comparable to a dove, it is considered a normal 350-400mm.
What are the parrots of this kind? Amazons are known about 26 species.The size of birds is average, approximately like that of a crow or a daw. The main color of parrots is bright green. However, plumage shows red, yellow, blue and white blotches. Their tail is short, the beak is strong. By name, it is clear that their homeland is America.
These birds have a meek character, they are well trained and easily tolerate captivity.
- White-headed Amazon. It is green with black edging on the edge of the feathers. It is medium-gifted, able to memorize and pronounce 10-15 phrases. Breeding in captivity is bad.
- Yellow-headed Amazon. The most capable of all of the Amazonian parrots. The bright green color of its plumage has a yellowish "inside". According to the name, the front part of the head is yellow, and the beak is black.
- Sineloby Amazon. Although its plumage is green, the forehead has a blue tint, there are yellow spots on the head and neck. It is believed that his ability to learn is close to the white-headed amazon, that is, the average.
These cheerful parrots come from Australia, there are about 20 species. The size can be from jackdaw to black grouse. Their main color is black or white with multi-colored spots. Almost all species have a crest on their heads.
They are very funny, they know how to make the owner laugh with the pleasant movements of a tuft, squats and bows. It is believed that the cockatoo does not have a smart ability to learn speech, although it is able to learn about ten words and phrases. Easy to learn to whistle and play other sounds.
There are also disadvantages to cockatoo. For example, they are extremely loud birds. To prevent the cockatoo from making unpleasant sounds, it must be taught to silence. In addition, they are vindictive and can get even with the abuser.
What are the cockatoo parrots, it is difficult to list, there are a lot of them. There are yellow-crested cockatoo, yellow-crested, white-crested, spectacled, pink, Filipino. Each type has its own characteristics and varies slightly in size.
The largest representative of the detachment of parrots. They have a characteristic beak with a curved tip and a very long tail that is longer than the body. Their plumage is very bright, it is cast in red, green, yellow. If you take care of them properly - they can live up to a hundred years. They are rarely kept in apartments because of their size, and they also have a very sharp voice.
Macaws are less capable of learning than Jaco or Amazon.But among them there are birds that have learned to speak quite tolerably.
What are the parrots that can learn to talk? Speaking parrots include Lori. These birds have very bright plumage and like everyone. They are hard not to love. However, they require the provision of special conditions, they must be maintained at a constant temperature and allowed to bathe daily.
The budgie known and loved in our area belongs to this species. These birds are very small, the size of a sparrow. This parrot flew to us from Australia. Good character and unpretentiousness helped the cute little bird to win the hearts of many lovers of birds. Budgerigars are divided into subgroups, which are due to different shades of plumage. These parrots can be taught to talk, it is only important not to keep them in a cage as a pair.
There are still a huge number of species and subspecies of these birds, but we tried to talk about the most beloved and common among our compatriots. When buying a parrot, choose one that will win your heart and enjoy the look.