The world of Parrots by Best Friends Jacqueline Johnson

This week we are celebrating Parrot Week at Best Friends Animal Society! The Parrot Garden is one of the Sanctuary’s most raucous and joyous areas. Wolf whistles abound, and you will often find caregivers dancing and singing with their charges. You cannot be afraid of looking foolish when you are entertaining parrots! So if you are planning on visiting us, leave your inhibitions behind.
Parrots have become the third most popular companion animal, just behind dogs and cats. Experts say the number of owned parrots, including cockatoos and macaws, soared 417 percent in the last 20 years from 11.6 million in 1990, to 40 million in 2006, and to 60 million in 2010. There could be as many as 100 million captive parrots by 2020, Best Friends experts predict. With a life expectancy of between 20 and 80 years, depending on species, it is easy to see how the numbers will just continue to grow.

Please read the entire article here The world of Parrots by Best Friends Jacqueline Johnson


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