The parrots are a broad order 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 similarities as well. All parrots have curved beaks and all are zygodactyls, meaning they have 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.
Average life span in the wild: Up to 80 years
Size: 3.5 in (8.7cm) to 40 in (100 cm)
Weight: 2.25 oz (65 g) to 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
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