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. . (MORE)