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Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | Genus: Forpus | Species: conspicillatus

Can Parrots Really Talk?

The answer to whether parrots can really speak is one of those complicated responses where the most accurate answer is yes, no, and sort of. Yes, parrots can really say words. A pet parrot can be trained to say phrases like “Polly wants a cracker,” or “pretty bird.” Parrot Read More

Why do Parrots Talk?

There is strong evidence that parrots can successfully imitate human language better than any other animal on the planet. Like humans, learn sounds by hearing and imitating. Parrots are social creatures; they tend to try to fit in, in whatever environment they occupy. This explains why they copy Read More