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The parrot is painted to look like a realistic parrot. It is mostly green with a yellow belly, black eyes, a black beak, and has some white color its face. It lies on the shoulder of Painty.
Counting the opening sequence, the painted parrot appears in every episode of the series, as well as in the second film.
In the book Oh, Barnacles!, Painty reveals that his parrot is very mischievous and loves to play games, but often cheats to win. He also says that he and his parrot have been stuck inside of a painting for multiple years.
In the book Blizzard Bluster!: SpongeBob's Book of Frosty Funnies, Painty says that his parrot once went to an ice skating rink to play "ice squawky."
- The bird did not appear in the theme song for the TV movie "Truth or Square."