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I have a bit of a newsflash for you.

Parakeets are parrots. The term "parakeet" is used to describe a medium-sized parrot.

Parakeets are smaller, are cheaper to feed, are easier to maintain and need a smaller cage. Parrots are usually better talkers and live longer and need more attention but need more space. The better bird depends on what characteristics you want.

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