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Yellow-shouldered Parrot (Amazona barbadensis)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | Genus: Amazona | Species: barbadensis

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 Bite?

Parrots use their beaks for several functions like eating, climbing, playing, or preening all by using their beaks. This means that the fact they "bite" you does not mean they are being aggressive. However, they could be aggressive, which is one reason why they will bite. The level of aggr Read More