Why do parrots live so long?

Parrots are very long-lived, sometimes becoming septuagenarian or even octogenarian. In animals, their lifespan is usually associated with a larger body size, but parrots often live as long as larger birds and live much longer than birds of the same size.

So why do parrots live so long? They are already known for their imitation abilities and wonderful colors. Does any of this have anything to do with their longevity?

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