3.239. What is the longevity record of the parrot? Among the birds living in captivity and whose age is known exactly, the oldest one is a parrot - he was 102 years old (typically parrots live up to 50-70 years). 3.240. Like parrots appeared in Europe? In Europe, exotic birds - parrots first appeared in the IV century BC. Onezikrit, helmsman of the fleet of Alexander the Great, saw unusual birds in the people of India and brought back to Greece. At the beginning of our era parrots were already so popular among the ancient Romans, that some citizens were outraged, "O wretched Rome! Till what time we have come: in their own half woman suckle dogs, men are in the hands of parrots. " It was also the Indian parrots.