Among the many varieties of bird that are able to mimic human speech, parrots are the most famous. While many consider a parrot to be a very exotic and odd pet, they are actually quite friendly once they develop a relationship with you. Parrots are very slow to warming up to people, but once they do, they can be incredibly cuddly and friendly towards them. In fact, parrots can even become quite territorial, not only of their homes, but also of the humans they develop relationships with.
Parrots can be somewhat finicky pets, in that they hate being confined to cages and love to walk and fly around. They can also sometimes become aggressive and ill-temepered as they mature, prone to screaming and biting. As a result, parrots tend to be one of the most commonly surrendered pets.
Although owning a parrot certainly has its challenges, it also leads to plenty of fun times. This little one, for instance, seems to be having a great time running across the floor of its home. What comes out of its mouth is absolutely hysterical.