Polly Wanna Get Home: Here's My Address

Lost Japanese parrot tells vet how to find his home
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 4:11 AM CDT
Polly Wanna Get Home: Here's My Address
Yosuke the parrot rests in his cage at his home in Nagareyama in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo after he went missing for two weeks.    (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A vet in Japan was stumped on how to reunite a lost parrot with its owners—until the brainy bird told him his address and his owner's name. The well-trained African gray has been safely reunited with his human family, the BBC reports. The bird kept mum in police custody but got chatty when it was sent to an animal clinic, calling out greetings and even belting out a few hit tunes. (More parrot stories.)

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