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'A parrot as a pet is like a toddler who never grows up': Suitability of endangered parrots as pets

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"Say 'Polly wants a cracker!'" This classic catchphrase is actually quite an insult to the birds who are among the most intelligent creatures on Earth. One particularly famous example was Harvard-based African gray parrot Alex, who not only developed a vocabulary of over 500 words, but also understood their meaning. But will these fascinating animals survive the impending species crisis?

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