posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 04:07 PM
This handsome chap is Coco, my three year old Amazon parrot that I have had since he was a chick. I am increasingly convinced that he has some sort of
'psychic' ability! He is a big talker and especially adopts my voice to call family members and cries like a newborn baby ( my son is two now but
his newborn cry will live on forever in Coco! )
I have recently come to notice that shortly before any member of my family comes home, he squeals constantly from about 5 minutes before they arrive!
He picks up on my husband returning from work well before I know he is here or near! I have ruled out any obvious cues he could be picking up on -
visually, he is in a middle room of the house, above street level and well away from the building entrance, so definitely can't spot us from a
distance. It's also not that he is hearing any cues because he starts to squeal well before my husband is near the house, as I said, about 5 minutes
before he arrives. My husband doesn't come home at the same time every day, I never know when he will be back, sometimes 4 pm, sometimes 11pm, or any
time in between, so I can rule out routine and regularity! Which leaves......who knows? Coco likes me but adores my husband and gets so excited when
he comes home....is there some inexplicable deep bond between them.
I have tested him often but just today I tested this with my daughter - she went out for a walk and I told her to come home very quietly. After about
half an hour he began squealing and I said to myself that if she comes home any time now this will be freaky. Shortly afterwards she walked through
the door. He just could not have known she was near!
So that's my clever parrot! Do any other of you lovely ATS members have a pet with a special talent or ability? Would love to hear of any!