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Fun Facts About Parrots

Fun Facts About Parrots

August 16, 2018

We are called PetCenter for a reason, and it’s not just because we have puppies.

If you’re looking for parrots for sale in NJ then PetCenter is the place to visit! You read that correctly! We are pet lovers, and that extends to our feathery flying ones, too. All of our hand-raised parrots come from trusted bird breeders in both New Jersey and Florida. We also sell high-end wrought iron cages in several colors and sizes, bird food and treats, and a wide variety of toys! We have everything you’ll need to get started caring for the parrots for sale in NJ that you’ve found in our store! Below are five fun facts about parrots.  

  1. Parrot Toes Are Zygodactyl

PetCenter’s parrots for sale in NJ are like most other birds in that they have four toes on each foot. Parrots are different from other birds however because they have two toes in front and two toes in the back. This is basically like having two pairs of opposable thumbs giving them a secure grip! They can crack the world’s hardest nuts and are skillful climbers.

  1. The Heaviest Parrot Weighs as Much as a Cat

Parrots for sale in NJ and around the world come in so many shapes and sizes. There is the tiny buff-faced pygmy that weighs the equivalence of an adult human’s finger, which is roughly an ounce. Conversely, the nocturnal kakapo found in New Zealand can weigh as much as nine pounds, which is the average weight of an adult house cat.

  1. Tasty Beaks

Humans have roughly 10,000 taste buds, while parrots have approximately 300, which are located on the roofs of their mouths. They also have some taste glands at the back of their throats.

  1. Parrots Have Long Life Spans

When purchasing parrots for sale in NJ many potential owners may not realize that parrots are lifetime companions. They continue to set records around the world! Larger species like macaws and cockatoos are known to live between 35 and 50 years. An African grey named Tarbu lived for 55 years. The oldest parrot named Cookie died at the age of 83 years old, in 2016.

  1. The Parrot Who Knew More Than 1,700 Words

Part of the reason that people search for parrots for sale in NJ is that they are known to be talkers and mimickers, but they won’t talk as much as Puck. In 1995, Puck landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for recognizing a whopping set of 1,728 words!

We told you that we’d share some fun facts about parrots and we weren’t lying! We’re sure that you’re even more invested in purchasing one of our parrots for sale in NJ. Give us a call or stop by our store today for more information!

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