Parrots are a broad species of more than 350 birds. Macaws, amazons, lorikeets, lovebirds, cockatoos and many others are all considered parrots.
Though there is great diversity among these birds there are many similarities. All parrots have curved beaks and four toes on each foot, two pointing forward and two projecting backward. Most parrots eat fruit, flowers buds, nuts, seeds, and some small creatures such as insects.
Parrots are found in warm climates all over most of the world. Many parrots are kept as pets, especially macaws, amazon parrots, cockatiels, parakeets, and cockatoos. These birds have been popular companions throughout history because they are intelligent, charismatic, colorful, and musical.
Some parrot species are highly endangered.
These are amazing beautiful birds.