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How much does a parrot weigh?

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The average weight of a Senegal parrot is 4.4 ounces, while the average weight for a Congo African Grey is 14 ounces. The weight of a parrot will vary depending on the species as some parrots are much larger than others.

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The pygmy parrot is known for being the smallest parrot in the world. They are native to New Guinea and typically only reach a height of 3.5 inches and 0.42 ounces.

The largest parrot in the world is the Hyacinth Macaw. Native to central and eastern South America, it is known for its bright blue feathers. A Hyacinth Macaw can reach heights of up to 3.3 feet from head to tail and average around 2.6-3.7 pounds.

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    What is a pocket parrot?

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    Pocket parrots, also known as parrotlets, are miniature parrots that range in size from 4.5 to 5.5 inches. They are the smallest members of the parrot family. These curious, intelligent birds can live over 20 years.

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    Where can you buy a pet parrot?

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    Pet parrots are available at bird marts, directly from bird breeders and closed aviaries. Parrots are also available for rescue from parrot shelters and rescue operations. It is important to remember before buying a parrot that these birds live anywhere from 20 to 60 years and require lots of attention.

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    What is the scientific name of a parrot?

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    The scientific name for parrots is Psittaciformes, and they are part of the Psittacidae family. Approximately 350 species of birds, each with a unique scientific name, make up the Psittacidae family. This family includes parrots, parakeets, macaws, cockatiels and cockatoos.

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    What is a baby parrot called?

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    Baby parrots are called chicks. The African gray parrot lays three to five eggs in a clutch. Eggs incubate for approximately 30 days. The female is primarily responsible for sitting on the eggs, although the male also takes turns.

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