Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Adapt or change, how smart are we? A parrot story

Hola !
San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press, 10/13/14.  "Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish."

Where have I been?
"TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.  Teresa Micco tracked Nigel's microchip to Darren Chick, a Brit who lives in Torrance.

....  When she verified Chick's name and said she had his African grey parrot, "He looked at me like I was crazy. "He said his bird went missing four years earlier. Little is known about Nigel's whereabouts the past four years, but Chick says the bird's British accent is gone, and it now chatters in Spanish.

....  It's the fifth parrot reunion facilitated by Micco, who has been running ads for her own missing bird for nine months. That parrot, Benjamin, flew the coop in February when it darted out a door that was left open."  Read article.

Note photographs: "Where have I been?" from Viewing gallery for African Grey Parrot"; "Hola!" from Peanut organization/Mike. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

At least the birdie does not speak with a forked tongue like our Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Different species, baby. Hissssss.