Have you ever taught an animal how to do anything?

United States
May 24, 2008 2:37am CST
I read about an African grey parrot in Tokyo who got out of his cage and got lost. He wound up being rescued by the police who were surprised to hear him tell them his name,address and telephone number. He was returned to his family... Isn't that amazing... Someone taught the bird its name, address and telephone numbe. Have you ever taught an animal how to do anything?
4 responses
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 May 08
nothing like this and I also heard about this one. really only taught that when I clap hands its time to come in or if I am houtside and want them to go in I holler house and they go
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• United States
24 May 08
That is great... at least you trained them to come to you. There are some who do not do this.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 May 08
thats silly ya got to get themn to come to you so they can be fed and watered and groomed
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• United States
25 May 08
LOL
@anawar (2406)
• United States
24 May 08
I'm not sure I can top that story, but I did teach my Persian to speak German. No one believed me, but I know Indiana Jones understood me. It was so funny to take him to the vets and talk to him in German. I got several confused looks!
• United States
24 May 08
That is cool! It is funny that you share that as I just heard that the scientists have done studies and have found that the birds from different parts of the world have a different call and different language... So a crow from the Bronx would speak differently than a crow from India or London.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
24 May 08
Oh no! Now we'll need bird translators! :)
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• India
24 May 08
When I was a kid I used to enjoy playing with Dogs and Cats and watch Birds go about their Life.There was this Dog in our locality.I used to teach it to raise its legs when asked for a Handshake.That was about the only time in my life I taught anything to an animal.
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• United States
24 May 08
That is great! You taught a dog to shake hands. That means that you paid attention to that dog and made it happier because of that attention.
• China
24 May 08
so strange to hear this news , and i do not have this experience ,but i think maybe it is good for animals !
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• United States
24 May 08
It sure was good for this one parrot. I don't think that many others know their name and telephone number... grins. Thanks for posting.