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Training pays off

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2008 at 9:04 pm

We all know that microchipping and collars are the best way to help a lost pet find his way home, but to one family in Japan, it’s their diligent training that’s paid off. Mr. Yosuke Nakamura told vets his name and address when he finally found his way into animal control. The vets were able to contact his family, who told the the vets that he had been missing, and a happy reunion occurred.

Of course, Mr. Yosuke Nakamura is an African Grey Parrot, not your average dog or cat. African Greys are known for their intelligence and ability to learn—the Nakamuras had been teaching Yosuke his name and address for the past two years. Scientists say that with the right training, these able-minded birds can achieve the intelligence of a five-year-old.

It does make me wonder; if dogs and cats could talk, what would they say?

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  1. That’s too funny! I don’t even want to know what my cat would say. Probably an epic speech on how getting treats only twice a day is totally unacceptable.

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