There are people out there who see parrots as only being really gifted as mimics. Some of them are indeed nothing more than recorders with feathers. Other breeds, however, show a really high level of intelligence. They are capable of a lot more than just copying what they hear from mommy or daddy.
This bird in the clip below thinks that he is indeed a “superstar,” and you just won’t believe it. Aptly named Einstein, this is an African Grey parrot at the Knoxville Zoo. He can mimic anything from passing traffic to singing full-on songs. He really captured everyone’s attention with every answer that he gave in this interview. I would go back repeatedly to see this performance and be very happy to pay the price of a ticket.
It’s stunning to see how smart Einstein is. He has a huge vocabulary, and his impressions are spot on. He has quite a large repertoire too. Then again, African Gray Parrots are the smartest birds in the world.
There is a real personality going on here too. When you check out this video, you are bound to be floored at how clever Einstein is.