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A Journey Into The Mind of A Parrot

Added: (Fri Jun 21 2002)

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A Parakeet That Talks Like A Human

A Canadian man has conclusive proof that parrots can
understand and use context in the same way people do.
One of his budgerigars had a remarkable vocabulary of
over 800 words and was able to converse on just about
anything. As a result he created several websites
with an extensive library of recordings and videos.

" I can't understand how some people are having a
hard time believing these audio files are real.
Victor's sites have had over 400,000 audio downloads.
People come from all over the world to hear them. Not
once has anyone come up with, nor will they, any
evidence to prove they are a hoax. Heck, other
budgies even know they are real. Most budgies react
to them because they know it is another budgie
talking." says Ryan.

People often ask me, "Why hasn't this evidence been
acknowledged as credible research?"

"I don't believe that most scientists and people in
general are ready to accept the fact that any animal
can be this intelligent; especially an animal as
small as a budgie. The truth is animals and
especially parrots are capable of complex thought and
think much like us in many ways, including
understanding concepts like humour and even art. My
research proves they are multi-talented in many
areas. I really think it is about time people know
that some animals are much more like us than the past
has led us to believe.

Some people know that it is a budgie talking but
question my interpretation of what Victor is

" Sure, Victor's talking is quite hard to understand
at times, and Betty's his mate's, is even much more
difficult. I have spent hundreds of hours analyzing
these recordings and learning their accents. If
anyone knows what they are saying, I do. I believe my
interpretations to be more that 95% accurate. A
budgie is not like a a larger parrot. They develop
their own accents and speech patterns and don't
usually sound like their trainer. Their voices are
very small and they are often underestimated. They
can also talk very fast and you can miss a whole
sentence without realizing it. For those who doubt
my interpretations of what Victor is saying, all you
have to do is spend some time on the site and listen
to most of his files. I believe if you did that, you
would have a very good grasp of what he is saying
too. There are already thousands of people who have
taken the time and understand Victor quite well."

Even after all this evidence is presented in a
fashion that is truly undisputable, some skeptics
still say, "There is no way I am going to believe
that this is a real bird saying these things, because
it is just not possible."

For those who just don't want to, I cannot make you
believe, therefore all I can say is, "Perhaps you
just don't want to see the truth. Parrots truly are
sentient and conscious beings capable of humanistic
thoughts and feelings. My research has proven they
are far more intelligent than previously thought."

Ryan Reynolds is the director of
http://www.talkingbudgie.homestead.com and is also
the founder of the Budgie Research Group. He is well
known among the budgie enthusiasts on the Internet and
is a world leader in training parakeets (budgies)
to talk. His research involved the late Victor the
budgie who he claimed to be the World's Most Intelligent
Talking Bird. Currently he is working with several other
budgerigars who have demonstrated similar abilities for
talking in context.

"The evidence could not be more clear." - Ryan Reynolds said.

To hear some of Victor recordings you can go to
http://www.talkingbudgie.com and click on the audio
downloads page.

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