Parrots or red ringed parakeets are lovely birds. They can learn to speak. Many people like to keep them as pets and cage them. In India some fortune tellers use parrots to pick up a card from their pack and read it to tell future of their client. This is called ‘chilaka josyam‘ (telugu language) – parrot prediction! As parrots simply repeat the words spoken, parroting – we say ‘chiluka palukulu‘
Here are few pictures of the parrots seen around my home.