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Lost parrot tells veterinarian his address
Yahoo! via AP ^ | 5/21/2008

Posted on 05/21/2008 6:21:21 AM PDT by shove_it

TOKYO - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught — recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.

He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs...

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1 posted on 05/21/2008 6:21:21 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

I often wonder what parrots said in the jungle without people teaching them words... :)


2 posted on 05/21/2008 6:24:41 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: shove_it

And give me a cracker, &#$#@ it! ;-)


3 posted on 05/21/2008 6:24:45 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: tiredoflaundry; rightinthemiddle; IMissPresidentReagan
Owners of smart birds PING!
4 posted on 05/21/2008 6:25:01 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (In small-town Pennsylvania, bitter ignorant anti-immigrant rednecks cling to guns & religion...BO)
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To: shove_it
Cute story. I have a daughter who lives near the junction of the RR line to Nagareyama and Tokyo, so know just where he is talking about.

African Greys are probably the smartest of the parrot family, sort of akin to chimps in the monkey family.

5 posted on 05/21/2008 6:28:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: shove_it

Funny and heartwarming story.


6 posted on 05/21/2008 6:28:02 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: shove_it

The article failed to mention that the smart a$$ bird also told the vet to call me a cab.


7 posted on 05/21/2008 6:31:57 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: shove_it
He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"You told 'em nothing and they got nothing...I'm proud of you."

Go

8 posted on 05/21/2008 6:35:54 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: shove_it

But when they took him to that address, they found, not his owner, but the owner of a female African grey parrot.


9 posted on 05/21/2008 6:40:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: shove_it

The RNC should loan Democrat Party leaders a grey parrot for a couple of months and then see what the feathered recorder has got to say !!!


10 posted on 05/21/2008 6:44:01 AM PDT by Veeram ("Any fool (Liberal) can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." ---Benjamin Franklin)
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To: shove_it

Africa greys are smart little critters.

my parents have an Amazon. Not as smart as the greys, but very entertaining. A little creepy when she injects appropriate comments into conversation.


11 posted on 05/21/2008 6:44:54 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Thanks for the ping!

I tried to teach a Cockatoo in a pet store my name and address so if someone purchased him he’d come to me but alas...*L*

African Greys can have amazing vocabularies, and some have said that they communicate more than just merely memorize and “parrot” back words.


12 posted on 05/21/2008 6:45:04 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (The only thing dumber than a Republican or a Democrat is when the two work together - Lewis Black)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
What an awesome idea! I shall have to teach Kirby his address! Grey's are super smart!

13 posted on 05/21/2008 6:46:19 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: shove_it

Good Parrot! In contrast to my friend’s cockatoo who spewed cuss words for days every time was a party at his house when his parents were gone. Busted!


14 posted on 05/21/2008 6:47:21 AM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: theDentist
I often wonder what parrots said in the jungl

For sure it's NOT the same thing parrots say when they grow up on a Mexican fishing boat ...

15 posted on 05/21/2008 6:48:13 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Veeram

“The RNC should loan Democrat Party leaders a grey parrot for a couple of months and then see what the feathered recorder has got to say !!!”

Hillary’s parrot: “Bwaak! Vince had it coming, Vince had it coming, bwaak!”


16 posted on 05/21/2008 6:49:31 AM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Greys are very smart, and yes they can “communicate” , besides just repeating.
17 posted on 05/21/2008 6:49:44 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: shove_it


Lovely bird, the African Grey. Beautiful plumage!

It was a matter of time before someone posted this. First!!

18 posted on 05/21/2008 6:53:01 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: tiredoflaundry

I watched a Discovery channel special on African Greys that said they could learn something like 600 words or more, and that they have the intelligence of a 2-3 year old? That is amazing.


19 posted on 05/21/2008 7:03:50 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (The only thing dumber than a Republican or a Democrat is when the two work together - Lewis Black)
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To: shove_it

My wife had a friend who owned a parrot and a dog names “Rosebud.” She came home early one day and herd the parrot taunting the dog. “Rosebud, wanno go outside?”


20 posted on 05/21/2008 7:08:37 AM PDT by cyclotic (Support Scouting-Raising boys to be men, and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
I watched a Discovery channel special on African Greys that said they could learn something like 600 words or more, and that they have the intelligence of a 2-3 year old? That is amazing.

It is true! Having a Grey is like having a perpetual toddler in the home. One has to be always on the alert when Greys are out of their cage! They can get into a heap of trouble!

21 posted on 05/21/2008 7:17:23 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
I watched a Discovery channel special on African Greys that said they could learn something like 600 words or more, and that they have the intelligence of a 2-3 year old? That is amazing.

That's better than your average DUmmie or KOSsack or (D) voter.......

22 posted on 05/21/2008 7:19:25 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: cyclotic

Kirby , my Grey, taunts my dog always! Buster boo will be sleeping, Kirby will wake him up by calling him, and when Buster gets up looking to see who called him, Kirby will say “Go lay down boo !” Kirby then proceeds to laugh himself silly!


23 posted on 05/21/2008 7:21:33 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: tiredoflaundry

Friends of mine had one. I’d come over with my dog and leave the dog on the front porch. Every time the bird spotted the dog it would meow at him. They did not own a cat and never had.


24 posted on 05/21/2008 7:24:37 AM PDT by gost2
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To: gost2

Grey’s are devilish ! LOL


25 posted on 05/21/2008 7:27:31 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
A buddy of mine bought a Cockatoo at an auction one day. Took it to the vet and found out it was like 30 years old. He figured it would live another 5 or so. Very beautiful bird. Apparently it had lived in a whore house at some point in it's live because whenever a woman was in the room it would start babbling about all types of sexual activity as if it was female. Long, short it lived for like another 10 years making his life hell and he couldn't get rid of it because everytime he tried it would ask the prospective owner if they wanted a bj. Very funny stuff.
26 posted on 05/21/2008 7:32:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Will this thread be jacked by a Mormon?)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I’m wondering how many parrots, or other birds like that, have learned ‘that’s what she said’ =)


27 posted on 05/21/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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Too... many... stories...

We have had phoenix for something like eight years now

She is unbelievable And she does play with the other pets in the house! She will call the pommeranian by name to her cage tell him to “SIT!” then when he does “GOOD BOY!” she throws him a piece of her food

Now the cat she does not like very much but is stupid enough to still trust her she still tries to lure in
She calls her name in a pretty sing song “you can trust me voice” and when the silly thing goes over she bows her head way down and asks “Wanna pet my head?” The cat (who wants to touch her soooo bad) will fall for it nearly everytime When she reaches up Phoenix of course will try to bite her paw then laughs hysterically We have to keep them seperated or else the cat would be toeless

The other cats dont fall for it so Phoenix only tries it on the one but she does feed both dog

I just do not have time to go into how much she pulls on us

She is unbelievable! And TOO MUCH FUN!!!


28 posted on 05/21/2008 8:02:32 AM PDT by Dyslexic Mom
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To: shove_it

Old joke: A guy spends out Big Bucks for a multilingual parrot and gives it to his friend as a present.

Weeks later the guy asks his friend how he likes the parrot. “It was delicious” says the friend. The guy goes ballistic. “You stupid SOB, that bird could speak seven different languages!” His friend replies, “Then why didn’t he say something?”


29 posted on 05/21/2008 8:30:56 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: shove_it

How cute is that?


30 posted on 05/21/2008 8:35:23 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: shove_it

And, that parrot spoke Japanese! Who knew.


31 posted on 05/21/2008 9:03:33 AM PDT by donna (Before they gave us McCain, they tried to give us Rudy.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


32 posted on 05/21/2008 9:42:17 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: onedoug; raven92876

ping


33 posted on 05/21/2008 10:34:11 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: Oratam

“He kept mum with the cops...”

Of course he did, he’s a parrot...not a stool pigeon.


34 posted on 05/21/2008 10:52:12 AM PDT by SaltyJoe (Lenin legalized abortion. Afterward, every life was fair game for Death.)
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To: Hoodlum91

“Africa greys are smart little critters.”

Have you heard of Alex Pepperberg?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_(parrot)


35 posted on 05/21/2008 12:58:54 PM PDT by Mila
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To: SaltyJoe
"Of course he did, he’s a parrot...not a stool pigeon."

Very good!

36 posted on 05/21/2008 1:03:55 PM PDT by Mila
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To: vince2285
He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

And we thought our bird was smart!

37 posted on 05/21/2008 3:43:13 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (For Barack Hussein Obama TRUTH FILE see my homepage! Research this impostor!)
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To: shove_it

I love this story!


38 posted on 05/21/2008 4:41:11 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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