Parrots are wild at heart. We've been keeping them as pets for thousands of years, but up until recently most of these had been captured from the wild. It wasn't until 1992 that the Wild Bird Conservation Act was passed and the United States banned the import of wild caught birds. That means most parrots alive in captivity today are only a few generations removed from the wild. The traits that helped these birds survive in their native habitats are also the traits that make them difficult to keep as pets. Read more in this article written by Denise Kelly, Joan Rae & Krista Menzel.