Budgie parakeets > Talking birds > Paroquets


These are also called Parakeets or even Parrakeets. There are many varieties which inhabit various parts of the world. A few of them are capable of learning to talk; the only one that we know of which is desirable in this respect being the Bee-Bee Paroquet, which is described on an­other page under the head of Dwarf Parrots.

Most of the Paroquets have very long tapering tails. The only variety of the parrot family which is known to be a native of the United States is the Carolina Paroquet. These birds, which are now almost extinct, were formerly found in vast num­bers in the Atlantic coast states as far north as Maryland, and the swamp and sycamore forests in Kentucky and along the Ohio river were full of them. They have even been seen in Illinois as far north as Lake Michigan.