Do Parrots in the Wild Have Names?November 20, 2013
Do parrots in the wild have names? If so, how do they learn them (and how can we know this)?
Check out this great video explaining how a scientist named Karl Berg is studying green-rumped parrotlets and how they learn their “signature contact calls” (aka. “names”).
Hello, I’m Bob. Hey, Tom, do you want to go get some food over that way? I’m Bob.
Do your parrots know their names? Or, even better, do they know yours? As flock animals, parrots have a need to communicate, and providing a communication-rich environment could be very important form of enrichment, don’t you think?