Parrots are one of the most intelligent species of bird, and can imitate human speech. Parrots will eat anything, but chocolate is poisonous to them. If looked after well a parrot will live as long as you, so be prepared to have a pet for your whole life – or you could knit one. Although parrots are very colourful, their eggs are always white. The most famous parrot is Captain Flint, who sits on Long John Silver’s shoulder in Treasure Island.

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