The ability of the common parakeet, or budgie, to mimic human language never ceases to amaze. When you hear a bird constructing human sentences it gives them a personality that can go as far as make you think they have the ability of conscious thought.
It is of course just repetition however, coupled with an extraordinary vocal range. Anyone that has had a Parakeet in the home will know just how quickly they can pick up on what you are saying and speak it back to you.
As this video shows, the vocabulary a bird can acquire is nothing short of astonishing.
One day, when Disco the Parakeet had a gap in his schedule he decided to go through everything that he had learned. Thankfully for us, his owner had the video recording as he did so.
What he says is truly fascinating…