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Parrot Missing for 4 Years Returns Speaking Spanish

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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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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 returned with some new knowledge.

Now, the parrot speaks Spanish.

The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an African grey parrot, for her own missing bird, the Daily Breeze reports.

Parrot Missing for 4 Years Returns Speaking Spanish



LOL I dont know why but this really made me chuckle...Where the heck did the parrot go to for 4 years?! Ive heard of dogs coming back after a few days...but 4 years? Must have been some adventure!



OG




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: OrionsGem


A true story of awesomeness. Thanks for posting. I'm gonna share the story with friends.




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:57 PM
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Hahaha that's great! Parrots be like...



And voilà!



(closest thing I could find on google)



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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I find birds like this super creepy and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's a combination of the intelligence coupled with the creepy voice? Like a take over the world, bird overlord kind of thing.

Maybe he's been a drug runner for the Mexican cartels and they have a bounty out on his head. If he's starts talking in code, they should set him free again.

Is that donut powder on your feet?


Oh well... Some people have clown issues... I have bird issues.


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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: Bybyots
a reply to: OrionsGem


A true story of awesomeness. Thanks for posting. I'm gonna share the story with friends.




Haven't you heard? All my threads are brimming with awesomeness=)

OG



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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How did it get back to the family from the vet's office? How did he or she know who the bird originally lived with? (I don't click on all or most links). This is the stuff of movies (wasn't there one where the parrot traveled for years and then came back home? I remember watching one like that). thanks for the interesting thread.

EDIT: Yes, the film "Paulie" from the late 1990s. I knew I wasn't whistling and asking for a cracker up the wrong tree.
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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: OrionsGem shame you only provided a stock images instead of the real bird.....
I want to see the real birds face after that kind of trip
Must be a sight... If true..... Than s for tencure image of the parrot anyway... I like that guy i think ill sketch him tonight.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
a reply to: OrionsGem shame you only provided a stock images instead of the real bird.....
I want to see the real birds face after that kind of trip
Must be a sight... If true..... Than s for tencure image of the parrot anyway... I like that guy i think ill sketch him tonight.


There are no photos of the actual parrot in the article, they do however show the stock african gray photo, which is what the original bird was.

OG



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: Aleister
How did it get back to the family from the vet's office? How did he or she know who the bird originally lived with? (I don't click on all or most links).


The bird had a RFID chip like used in dogs and other pets.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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A bird in the Southern California area exposed to Spanish language? Amazing.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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Parrots live for a long time.

Our friend was the temporary caretaker for a parrot while he was in vet med during college. The bird couldn't be kept in the school's aviary because she had been exposed to avian TB and there was no way to test if she had it or not. So, she was pawned off on various students while they were in school. My friend also had a cat.

That bird used to tease the heck out of that poor cat. She would call it "here, kitty, kitty!" and it would come. Then she would nip at it, but she would always warn it with "OUCH!" just before she bit. She took a mysterious liking to me and would always come over and climb up to sit on my shoulder for some unknown reason. She hated everyone else.

She had a bunch of other tricks. And she learned things just by watching.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: OrionsGem

Some people have all the luck having such a cool bird.

While growing up my cousins had one and the thing would only make the sexy wolf whistle and say 'Pretty Bird'.






posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:54 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: OrionsGem

Some people have all the luck having such a cool bird.

While growing up my cousins had one and the thing would only make the sexy wolf whistle and say 'Pretty Bird'.





I've wondered if the parrot actually understands what he's saying or if it's more an imitation response?

OG



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 01:20 AM
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This first grey is not only bilingual, but does a perfect dog bark as well and the second one does what I think is a kind of Mexican Mariachi noise @ 3 min...






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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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Obviously the bird picked up Spanish while roving the Spanish Main with Long John Silver.
The owners should listen carefully in case he starts revealing where the treasure is buried.
"Aargh, Jim lad!"



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 01:30 AM
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Thats a cool little story. Parrots are really smart animals. Very sentimental too. My cousins in Florida had one. It got loose one day after talking about love and loneliness. Thing became an expert escape artist. The actual way it escaped was like a master prison escape.

It ended up perched on the phone lines above the house necking with other birds. It finally found another parrot and left. Even said good bye in its own way...

I wish I could afford one right now. They are great companions.

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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: OrionsGem

Thats a cool little story. Parrots are really smart animals. Very sentimental too. My cousins in Florida had one. It got loose one day after talking about love and loneliness. Thing became an expert escape artist. The actual way it escaped was like a master prison escape.

It ended up perched on the phone lines above the house necking with other birds. It finally found another parrot and left. Even said good bye in its own way...

I wish I could afford one right now. They are great companions.


Yea but dont they poop all over the place??

OG



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