Do parrots understand what they are saying?

African grey parrot

If you’ve ever heard one of the more talkative parrots speak, you might have asked yourself: do parrots understand what they’re saying? Sometimes they nail the context so well that it absolutely seems like they don’t just speak human language, but also understand it. But do they really, or are they just very good at

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Thoughts on talking parrots: How, why and what

Talking African Grey Parrot

Do talking parrots understand what they’re saying? It often seems they do, but it can be difficult to differentiate between mimicking and true understanding. Thoughts on stubborn African greys, Barbara Heidenreich’s work with parrots and how you can stimulate your own psittacine to mimic your speech. I sometimes take Artha and Casper, my African Greys

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