I have always loved parrots. Not only for their color and ability to speak but also for the life span. I think that the only reason that I never owned one was the fact that I was afraid that it would outlive me and would have no one to take care of it.
I wouldn't want to have a parrot around me because I'd always feel like I have to watch my words in case he repeated anything I said later on. I might say something I'm not proud of and he might rat me out and repeat it later.
I love parrots my father had a parrot in his childhood days throughout the day he used to call my fathers name and it used to speak many funny things but it died after an year which was so sad my father was attached to it.
We used to have a blue and gold macaw just like in the picture. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, we had to let it go as it required so much time. It kept plucking its feathers when bored so it's better off with someone who can treat it like a baby.
I have had my parrots for twenty years. I'm sure that they will out live me. I just worry about who will take care of them if something does happen to me, because they get really attached to their owner's.