Parrots aren’t always seen as affectionate, but they’re very loving animals. Some parrots enjoy interacting with their owners and preening them as much as they enjoy being groomed. Parrots preen […]
Questions And Answers
Are Parrots As Smart As Dogs? [Parrot vs. Canine Intelligence]
Parrots are known for being smart animals, while dogs are better known for their loyalty and affection. Are parrots smarter than dogs, or are our canine friends not given enough […]
Do Parrots Have Vocal Cords? [Word Mimicry + Syrinx Function]
Because parrots can mimic words, you’d be forgiven for thinking they have vocal cords. However, even though parrots sing, make calls, and say words, they don’t have vocal cords. Parrots […]
Can Ravens Talk Better Than Parrots?
Parrots and ravens are among the world’s most talented talking bird species. Both can talk by mimicking words and phrases, although ravens are only likely to do so if they’re […]
Do Baby Parrots Sleep A Lot? [Parrot Chick Sleep Requirements]
Baby parrots (chicks) sleep for 12-14 hours a day, while adult parrots sleep for 10-12 hours a day. It isn’t always in one session, as some chicks nap during the […]
Are Mice Dangerous To Parrots?
Mice eat the same foods as parrots, including nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, and pellets. They can scale vertical heights and squeeze into the tiniest gaps, meaning parrots may not be […]
Are Parrots Left or Right Footed? [Handedness in Birds]
Handedness was once considered unique to humans, but research shows that parrots prefer one side of their body. About 80% of parrots prefer to use their left-hand side. Handedness enables […]
How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Cockatoo?
There are 21 parrots in the cockatoo family, with 44 sub-species. While they all differ in appearance, cockatoos are much-loved for their prominent crests, curved bills, and fun personalities. As […]
Why Do Parrots Tap Their Beaks? [Beak Banging Explained]
Parrots communicate in different ways, including tapping their beaks. It’s not something that all parrots do, but some bang their beaks against their owners and hard objects to convey various […]
Where Do Parrots Like To Be Pet? [Do’s and Don’ts of Bird Petting!]
Parrots love getting fuss and attention but dislike being stroked or rubbed on the back, wings, or tail. Consequently, petting a parrot in the wrong spots can be uncomfortable or […]
Do All Cockatoos Talk? [Best vs. Worst Talking Cockatoo Species]
Not all cockatoos are expert talkers, but they’ll attempt to mimic human speech or vocalize. How effectively they do so depends on when they start learning and the cockatoo’s personality. […]
Why Do Parrots Blush? [What Macaw Blushing Means!]
You may have noticed that your macaw parrot blushes. Blushing ranges from light pink to deep red and conveys what your parrot feels. Feathers mostly cover a parrot’s cheeks, so […]