- 40 million years ago: First evidence of parrot species
- 1.5 million years ago: Evidence of parrots in South America
- 1000 B.C. First written evidence of parrots appears in the Indian Rigveda
- 500 B.C. Evidence of talking parrots in Persia
- 344-342 B.C. Aristotle referred to parrots as psittacae in his History of Animals.
- 327 B.C. First parrots brought to Greece by Alexander the Great’s military forces.
- 146 B.C. Greeks introduced parrots to Rome after the Roman conquest.
- 77 A.D. Pliny the Elder’s Natural History mentioned parrot training methods.
- 400 A.D. Fall of the Roman Empire led to a decline of interest in parrots in the area.
- 1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain with a pair of New World parrots for Queen Isabella, and popular interest in the colorful birds surged.
- 1800s Budgies are introduced to England.
- 1864 The Cuban red macaw becomes extinct. Unconfirmed sightings persisted
- 1869 Hendryx brand is hatched; later becomes Pre
1930 Parrot fever scare, widely reported in the New York
1930s-1952 The American Radio Warblers, a troupe of singing canaries were broadca
1936 Franz Scherr opens Parrot Jungle on the site of a former nudist colony in Miami, Florida.
1940 Sarasota Jungle Gardens opens in Sarasota, FL. It’s a piece of ‘old Florida’ that remains open today.1948 Debut of Oscar winning film, Bill and Coo, featuring a cast of live lovebirds and