As humans, we can start a conversation with someone else and be pretty confident they will know we're talking to them. This is one of those things that's so basic we forget to even take it for granted. But this is much, much trickier for parrots — and it might explain their gift for mimicry.
Squawk! Birdie's lost! Squawk! Take me home! In an amazing story of animal ingenuity, a lost pet parakeet found its way back to its owner by telling the police its full home address. The owner had trained the parakeet to squawk her address just in case the parakeet ever got lost.