Our son's school had a Pet Day and we took our 14 month old Blue and Gold Macaw, Rio to share the experience of parrots with his classmates. She did very well and allowed a lot of touchy fingers to stroke her tail and give her head scratches.
There was other animals at the Pet Day, a chihuahua, a pug, 2 cats, a chinchilla and a cockatiel. But the kids kept coming back to Rio and asking all types of questions.
I was told when son got home from school, that everyone kept complimenting him all-day about Rio.