Monday, November 22, 2010

Parrots cannot eat chocolate,to know the reason read it down!!

When many people picture a parrot, they immediately think of the mostly green colored bird with the colorful wings that is familiar to them from pirate movies or a visit to the zoo. Parrots come in a wide variety of colors though, including red, orange, and blue. Their wings often are multi colored, as are their necks and the crown of their heads. Some parrots, Cockatoos in particular, can also be solid white or solid black.

While eating, parrots hold their food in one of their feet, which can be either left or right, making parrots left as well as right handed.Parrots, when not nesting, live in groups known as flocks and are prone to squawking and screaming.Parrots, mainly pet ones, are very good at mimicking.

They can easily imitate the speech and calls of other birds and animals, even humans. African gray parrots are the best mimics.

Parrots are zygodactyls i.e. they have four toes on each foot. Two of their toes point forward and two point backward. Most of the parrots build their nests in holes in trees, termite mounts, rock cavities or ground tunnels. Only a few build stick nests. Wild Macaws and Cockatoos can fly up to 500 miles in a day, while searching for food.The vocalizations of some parrots can be heard for up to 1 mile. Larger parrots can live more than 75 years, while smaller ones live up to 15 years only.Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body.Parrots have a thick muscular tongue that helps them eat fruit, seeds, buds, nectar, and pollen

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