A Brief History of Parrots

13 days ago   |   By Ornithology

I read about a parrot that testified in court against the wife of his owner. The wife shot her husband and the parrot heard “don't shoot, don't shoot” which it repeated in court. The jury convicted her. Could be a good reason to have or not have a parrot at home.
Parrots were domesticated by the ancient Romans and kept as pets as far back as 5000 years ago in Brazil. Parrots first appeared in Europe in 327 B.C. when Alexander the Great conquered India and took Ring-neck
Parrots and their cousin the Alexandrine Parrot, back to Greece.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, parrots were rare...
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