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Old 06-06-2016, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Bud said he knew who did commit it
but Bud is a bird and they would not permit it
So the bird took the stand,
and instead of his hand
He pointed his wing at the person who did it.
Giving you high fives for creativity.... thanks for the smile, well done!
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Apparently the Parrot has named 'whose a pretty boy' as the culprit.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Renton - Fairwood, Washington
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His latest phrase — the one he won’t stop shouting at the top of his lungs mimicking his owner’s voice — is a chilling one: “Don’t f—ing shoot!”
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Indeed.

Those birds can not only repeat what they hear... a lot of times they can repeat it IN THE VOICE of the person they are mimicking.

I had an ex with an African Grey... and she used to yell for her son all the time in the house...

"Michael!"

... and the bird would randomly do it as well. I couldn't tell if it were her or the bird.
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Apparently the Parrot has named 'whose a pretty boy' as the culprit.
That may be so because he probably doesn't know the name of the intruder... but having been around these brilliant birds there's no doubt in my mind that the bird witnessed the murder and is repeating exactly what the owner said. If he's mimicking the owner in the owner's voice he didn't hear it on TV.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Or maybe someone trained the bird what to say and paid him off in treats?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Renton - Fairwood, Washington
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Or maybe someone trained the bird what to say and paid him off in treats?
Yeah you're probably right. The owner trained the bird to yell “Don’t f—ing shoot!" in his voice because he thought it would be a cool way to get national attention on the off chance he was murdered one day.

These birds are far too dumb to repeat things they hear in the same voice they hear it using the same volume.

I mean, I've only seen it done with like 4 different phrases...
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: SF Bay & Diamond Head
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If my name was Polly I'd be making sure I had an airtight alibi.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:39 AM
 
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This could actually be true.

But could a parrot's testimony be accepted in court?

I don't think it's too far-fetched to be automatically dismissed as a possibility.

When a tracker dog follows the scent of a suspect or a victim, that's taken as evidence in court. Is a parrot less reliable than a canine?
An African grey parrot us smarter than any dog.....I have one.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:41 AM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Sounds like a case for Perry Mason.
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They should listen to the parrot!!!! (African Greys are quite good)
"The Case of the Prattling Parrot" -----> *cue the dramatic sounding music
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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[quote=aliasfinn;44309736]Bud said he knew who did commit it
but Bud is a bird and they would not permit it
So the bird took the stand,
and instead of his hand
He pointed his wing at the person who did it.




Aww never mind. I can't top this. Kudos and a rep.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Also... the beep from the microwave. The bird would mimick that as well and again, you couldn't tell.
I used to use a vet that kept a very colorful parrot in the office, it had quite a repertoire. After they hired a student to work evenings, it suddenly began making noises that were recognizable as coming from video games.

But I think a parrot has to hear something a lot more than one time before it will start repeating it.
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