Parrots are found the world over and are known to thrive in the tropical and sub tropical regions. You can find more than 350 different species spread out in Australia, Asia, South and Central America, Mexico, Indonesia, Africa and New Guinea.
In large numbers these parrots can turn out to be quite a nuisance. They are known to cause widespread damage to the crops and vegetation causing huge damages to field and crops owned by farmers. They are also known to create havoc by biting and chewing off the windshield wipers and rubber moldings of cars and other vehicles.
Parrots are known to build their nests in unusual places like in the holes of tress, edge of cliffs and sometimes even on mounds created by termites. Quaker parrots are famous for building communal nests. Many Quaker parrots join together to build nests using sticks, grass, straws, etc. These nests are big and strong enough to accommodate nearly forty individual nests! As a matter of fact, these nests are so heavy that they can easily pull down electric wires and also electric poles. Some parts of the US have banned the sales or purchase of these parrots because of the widespread damage they cause. California in USA is known to house a large number of wild parrots which thrive in these warm conditions.
In some countries, parrots are thought of as pests instead of pets, and are killed and sometimes eaten as well. They are sold illegally for their feathers and meat. A few species have become extinct as well.
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