Squawks the Parrot appears as an animal buddy numerous times in the Donkey Kong series first in Donkey Kong Country. He is a green parrot, red and orange colorings on his wings and tail. Squawks is the only animal buddy who fulfills multiple tasks throughout the series, and has appeared in every single Donkey Kong Country game yet released.

Donkey Kong Country

Squawks made his debut in the first Donkey Kong Country game, but only appeared in the fifth level of Gorilla Glacier, Torchlight Trouble (Sixth in GBA version), as he holds a light that helps the player see through the dark level. He also appears to be much smaller in Donkey Kong Country than in the other Donkey Kong games.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Squawks plays a bigger role in the sequel to Donkey Kong Country, as he is now able to carry the Kongs through several levels, the first to be Squawks's Shaft. He also is used to fight the king of Zingers, King Zing. A new type of Squawks is also playable, the purple Squawks. The purple Squawks can not ascend, but can only descend. Squawks appears in:

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble

Squawks appears again in the third intallment of the Donkey Kong Country series. This time around, the purple Squawks can now carry Barrels, and can ascend and descend. Squawks appears in the following levels:

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Squawks makes his debut on the Wii in Donkey Kong Country Returns, where you can purchase him in Cranky Kong's Shop to help you find Puzzle Pieces that are scattered throughout the level. Squawks squawks whenever a Puzzle Piece or a Bonus Room containing a Puzzle Piece is near.

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