Our companion parrots that originate from Central or South America have a tremendous range in size, temperament, dietary needs and behavior. These parrots consist of the longest parrot, the hyacinth macaw, and some of the smallest birds in the parrot family, such as parrotlets and the lineolated parrot. Parrots from the Americas also have a wide range of habits and behaviors. Some of them live in small flocks or family groups, while others are found in larger flocks.
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