An English-speaking parrot that disappeared four years ago, was reunited with his owner but the bird chatters now in a totally different language.
The bird seems to have used the time wisely during the missing period as it surprized the British owner by talking in…Spanish, reports The Telegraph. It is obvious that the parrot had most likely migrated to a more friendly southern environment.
California veterinarian Teresa Micco confused African gray parrot Nigel with her own pet, but when she checked the microchip series, she discovered that the real owner is Briton Darren Chick who is living hundreds of miles away, in Torrance.
None knows what Nigel has done in the past four years, but its British accent is gone, and it now speaks Spanish.
Nigel must readjust to its original owner, whom he pinched when it was taken in hands.
The story is even more surprising as the veterinarian found and returned before another four parrots during her efforts to find her own bird which has gone missing for nine months.
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