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|GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT
||There are over 350 different parrot
||Characteristic features of parrots include a strong
curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet.
||The average life span of a large parrot is 75
years. Most animals live longer in captivity than their wild counterparts. The
opposite is true of birds because they are very susceptible to airborne pollution.
||The chicks grow incredibly fast and require a great deal
of food to fuel the growth. Typically only one or two chicks from a single
clutch will survive. The average clutch is about two or three eggs. The length of
gestation varies, depending on the size of the bird
|PARROT TRAITS AND
||The ability to see detail and color is better in parrots
than in most mammals.
||The discrimination of sound waves and ability to
localize the direction of sound are well developed and similar to that of humans. However,
parrots appear less sensitive to higher and lower vocal tones as compared to
||The sense of smell is present, but poorly
||Birds can taste, but compared to mammals, this sense is
poorly developed. Taste buds in birds are found on the roof of the mouth, not the