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to which the general name parrot may be applied. Various species are known as
keas, cockatoos, cockatiels, lories, lorikeets, parrotlets (or parrolets), parakeets,
budgerigars, rosellas, conures, lovebirds, amazons, and macaws. Although the ...
In the mid-1950s "budgies" became popular household pets in the United States;
within a decade more than 5,500,000 people had at least Longevity one in their
homes. Captive parrots, especially the larger in parrots species, are long-lived.
Parrots can be distinguished from other toed foot birds by the structure of the feet
and bill. Most birds have the four toes arranged with three directed forward — the
inner (II), middle (III), and outer (IV) — and one backward, the hallux (I).
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