parrots learn vocalization by listening and then repeating it. this is why the sounds of parrots are the most exciting of all bird sounds. people adore parrots that can repeat human words, and this is what makes them one of the most favorite exotic animals that you can keep in your home.
parrot, the term given to a large group of noisy chirping birds of the family psittacidae. parrots are also used to identify members of a larger group of birds, the order psittaciformes, which also includes cockatoos (family cacatuidae). parrots have been kept as captive birds since ancient times, and have always been popular because they are gentle, intelligent and often affectionate. some sounds are loud, including human speech.
the family psittacidae consists of 333 species. the subfamily psittacinae, the "true" parrots, is by far the largest subfamily, with members found in hotspots around the world. this bird has a dull tongue and eats seeds, buds, some fruits and insects. several members of the subfamily are known only as parrots, but the various subgroups have more specific names such as macaw, macaw, conure, and lovebird.