Most parrots live in flocks. These flocks range from a handful of birds to several hundred birds. Parrots for the most part are very social and extremely vocal. All to often parrots are acquired without owners realizing the enormous responsibility that goes along with owning one. Once the novelty wears off they are often pushed in a corner and ignored or their cage covered to try and keep them quiet.
Parrots are amazing and fun loving but they are a 24 hour a day seven day a week responsibility. The life expectancy varies with the small parrots living about 25 - 30 years, medium size parrots living about 40 - 50 years and the large parrots living 50 -70 years. Parrots can be life long plus commitment.