Some Information on Parrots of The World

Many people wish to have parrots in their homes, for these birds are not only intelligent, but they are also very exotic and beautiful. Some parrot species are very majestic to look at, and this makes many owners proud of having them. However not many know on what type of parrot to buy, or what type of parrots exist in this world at the first place.

Parrots have existed for a long time, dating back to 60 to 70 million years in history. Generally most of the parrots of the world come from areas of warm climate, such as India, Southeast Asia, West Africa, United States, Australasia, South America, Central America, and others. There are more than 350 known species around the world, which commonly you can find the whole listing online.

Different Types of Parrots

Commonly, all the parrots of the world can be generally grouped into two different families, the Cacatuidae or cockatoos, and the Psittacidae or true parrots. Of these two, there are several subfamilies grouped under them as well, and this would include subfamily Loriinae, Nestorinae, Strigopinae, Micropsittinae, Psittacinae, Platycercinae, Arinae and many tribes categorized under these.

Generally almost half of the parrots of the world are kept as pets. This would include conures, macaws, Amazons, cockatoos, African Greys, lovebirds, Cockatiels, Budgerigars and parakeets. Although most of these are wild birds, they can adapt very well to our lifestyle, provided that everything they need is given appropriately.

Basically in the United States, there are four types of birds kept as pets. Of all the parrots of the world, these four are the most favorite as well. One such is the African Greys, which has been known as a superb talking bird for centuries. Another one would be the Amazons, which are known for their extreme loyalty. Besides these, the other two would be the Cockatoos which are known for their easy going nature, and the macaws which are known for their great beauty and discipline.

Guide Books That you can use

For beginners, there are many books in the market describing on parrots of the world. One such famous book is written by Bright-Smith, Donald J, entitled "Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World". This book basically explains about the different types of parrots all around the world, which can be kept as pets and those which are categorized as endangered animals.

This book also explains on the nature of the birds, as well as the characteristics. Such books can be very helpful for those who want to know more about parrots of the world in general before they go and purchase one.