Are copycats called monkeys or parrots in English?

Update: In countries like Italy being a copycat is considered very low, however in some other countries copycats are widely accepted by society. In Italy people who copycat are called "monkeys" in other cases "parrots". The expression "he is like a parrot" or "she is like a monkey"... show more In countries like Italy being a copycat is considered very low, however in some other countries copycats are widely accepted by society. In Italy people who copycat are called "monkeys" in other cases "parrots". The expression "he is like a parrot" or "she is like a monkey" are used as righteous sentences to "degrade" someone's lack of intellect. Are such expressions used in English too?
Update 2: They are part of the education process, you are taught not to be a monkey or a parrot.
Update 3: Is there a similar expression in other cultures?
Update 4: No, this is not the same. It is more during the education stage. It's something you are taught how to behave at school or by your parents.
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