There are Roughly 370 different species of parrot have been scientifically described. The most common types of parrots can be grouped under the following heads: PARROTS: Parrots are a very popular group of birds. Parrots are intelligent animals that depend on some degree of socialization and will not be good pets unless they are taught and patterned to be good pets. MACAWS: Macaws are flamboyant, colorful, intelligent and captivating birds. However, like ill-trained children, macaws can be a major embarrassment if they are not well trained. CONURES: In the wild conures are friendly, peaceful birds and seldom fight with each other. Conures are known for their sweet dispositions and playfulness. They definitely have a mind of their own. COCKATOOS: Cockatoos make wonderful pets because of their sweet nature. Cockatoos love to be cuddled and bond very easily with their human owners. PARAKEETS: Parakeets have as many variations of their breed as there are varieties of their color. ‘Parakeets’ actually means “small parrots”. COCKATIELS: Cockatiels are ideal for the first time pet owner. They are characteristically happy and cheerful birds, never moody or demanding. BUDGIES: The word “budgie” is short for budgerigar which is a native green and yellow bird in Australia. They make wonderful pets because of their relatively gentle, gregarious and entertaining personalities

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