Parrots posses the ability to produce a wide range of
sounds by varying the shape of their airway. Many learn
to reproduce human speech and other sounds found in their
environment. Some species are so accomplished that they
can reproduce sounds identical to the real thing. For
example, take the African Grey that drives their owners
crazy by reproducing the sound of the telephone.
The average life span of parrots varies greatly from species
to species. Typically the larger the parrot, the longer
the life span. Some parrots can live upwards of seventy
years in captivity. Parrots have a wide range of personalities
from the dependent nature of the Cockatoo to the independent
nature of an Amazon. All are highly intelligent flock
animals that crave attention and companionship. They are
highly inquisitive and intelligent creatures. Parrots
love attention and can bond very strongly with people.