I love all birds, and you will see LOTS of them throughout the "A NeverEnding Story" puzzle painting. Whether as the featured piece of the puzzle or more in the background, birds will be everywhere you look! Parrots are particularly fun because they are just so cute and colorful, looking at them instantly makes me happy and inspired. So this puzzle piece has a fun parrot flying amongst the Seuss like trees with bubbles floating amongst the whimsical clouds.
Let's learn some fun facts about the parrot family!
There are close to over 400 different species of parrots, from Macaws to Cockatoos, and they can live up to 80 years old in the wild, almost the same life span as a human. There are a few cases of parrots living past 100, imagine having a pet parrot that outlives you, haha!
Parrots are social birds and typically gather in flocks of 10-30 birds. I currently live in Miami and I know when a flock of wild parrots is going overhead, I can usually here them before I see them, and it's so cool to see them all together. Oftentimes they will congregate in treetops and make quite the ruckus!
Parrots are actually Omnivores with a diet consisting of plants, seeds and bugs. Seeds and nuts are there favorite foods and their strong beak is perfect for cracking the nuts open. Their beaks are constantly growing, but through grinding the beak and breaking open their food helps keep the length in check.
Parrots choose one mate for life and build a strong bond with their partner, even during the non breeding season.
Parrots are considered one of the most intelligent birds, with some species able to learn up to 100 words and phrases. And they love music and dancing! Most talking parrots are simply mimicking what they have heard, but there are some instances where parrots that have been professionally trained can actually understand and communicate beyond just mimicry.
Many species of birds have more colorful males than the females, so they can easily be distinguished which is which, but with parrots, both the male and females are flamboyantly colored.
I hope you enjoyed these fun facts and continue researching all there is to know about parrots. There are so many different species with their own characteristics, it's fun to learn all there is to know!
This puzzle is A Neverending Story...I am going to continue to add new puzzle pieces for an undetermined amount of time, but hopefully for a very long time! Each piece of this puzzle will feature an animal, some of them endangered, some recovered from the endangered list through conservation efforts and others just because, haha!
My goal for this work of puzzle art is to create a beautiful, colorful celebration of animals and the natural world. We are all interconnected, and share this amazing planet that we get to call home. By creating this puzzle and sharing it with art collectors and animal lovers around the world, I hope to create a sense of togetherness, we ARE in this together, and we need to be aware of our impact on the environment and other species, and be sure to make it positive. Let's join together and help preserve and nurture this beautiful world that we all share, and celebrate the wonder of all the beautiful creatures that work in symbiotic harmony to create the most beautiful puzzle...planet earth.
A portion of the proceeds from each puzzle piece will be donated to ReWild, an organization I have collaborated with, and contribute to, to help “conserve the diversity of life on Earth".