Parrot Quotes and Quotations
Parrots, also known as psittacines are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes. They are found in most warm and tropical regions.
The order is subdivided in three families: the Psittacidae (‘true’ parrots), the Cacatuidae (cockatoos) and the Strigopidae (New Zealand parrots).
Parrots have a pan-tropical distribution with several species inhabiting the temperate Southern Hemisphere as well.
The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia.
Characteristic features of parrots include a strong curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Most parrots are predominantly green, with other bright colors, and some species are multi-colored.
The most important components of most parrots’ diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. A few species also eat insects and small animals, and the lories and lorikeets are specialised to feed on nectar from flowers, and soft fruits.
Almost all parrots nest in tree holes (or nest boxes in captivity), and lay white eggs.
Parrots, along with ravens, crows, jays and magpies, are some of the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some parrot species to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets.
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She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That’s their job. I don’t know why that is. They’ve nearly torn my nose off. I’ve had some really bad parrot bites.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
The parrot holds its food for prim consumption as daintily as any debutante, [with] a predilection for pot roast, hashed-brown potatoes, duck skin, butter, hoisin sauce, sesame seed oil, bananas and human thumb.
I bet the sparrow looks at the parrot and thinks,
yes, you can talk, but LISTEN TO YOURSELF!”
I’m a parrot. I can pick up an accent and just do it.
The parrot’s so funny. He imitates me and I don’t even realize he’s doing it. I’m walking around the house talking to myself and whistling and the next day he’s said something I’ve said… it’s scary you know?
Teach a parrot the terms “supply and demand” and you’ve got an economist.
Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.
I think when you go on trial they should have a parrot there that says guilty or not guilty for you,as a sort of courtesy.
“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”
“He’s not pining, he’s passed on. This parrot is no more. He has ceased to be. He’s expired and gone to meet his maker. He’s a stiff, bereft of life, he rests in peace. If you hadn’t have nailed him to the perch he’d be pushing up the daisies. He’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot!”
“There I was, for several hours, directing traffic with a parrot on my shoulder. It was a blast!”
“Essentially, a parrot is a monkey with wings.”
“[If you like little films about birds you might also consider] The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. … could be a surprise underground hit, because it is so warm and moving.”
We’re going to melt down all of ours down and make a glass parrot for the Brass Parrot. We’ll hang it beside the cigarette machine.
It’s not the fault of the parrot, but of the one who teaches him to talk.
Turkeys, parrots, and hares don’t know what gratitude is.
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