Most parrots are social birds that live in groups called flocks.
African grey parrots live in flocks with as many as 20 to 30 birds.
First, parrots are wild by nature, not domesticated (like dogs and cats), so they retain many behaviors and instincts of their cousins in the wild.
Next, parrots are not all the same species, and so you will need to learn qualities of your particular parrot species when getting one.
Parrots typically lay two to eight eggs at one time.
A parrot's egg needs 18 to 30 days of incubation before it can hatch, so the parents take turns sitting on the eggs.Most parrots eat a diet that contains nuts, flowers, fruit, buds, seeds and insects. They have strong jaws that allow them to snap open nutshells to get to the seed that's inside.Keas use their longer beaks to dig insects out of the ground for a meal, and kakapos chew on vegetation and drink the juices. Parrots are believed to be one of the most intelligent of all bird species. This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice.First find their favorite foods, then get them to associate getting a treat with the sound of the clicker.Then click when they perform behavior you want and reward them.At three weeks, they start to grow their adult feathers.The chick will not be fully matured for one to four years, depending on its species.There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.Parrots are highly intelligent birds and can make wonderful pets, but there are some things to know about them and their care requirements before making the decision to get one.