Myna Store!

September 29, 2008 at 11:40 pm 1 comment

Myna talent for mimicry

A myna bird managed to shut up two noisy parrots in China – by learning to miaow like a cat.

Bird owner Mr Jiang, of Nanjing, bought the myna and taught it to speak in order to attract business.

All went well – until he bought two parrots and put them in a cage next to the myna, reports the Yangtse Evening Post.

Jiang said the two parrots were very talkative, and their chattering made the myna upset and angry.

“It began jumping frenetically in its cage after the two parrots arrived. Then the myna noticed that when a neighbouring cat came and miaowed, the parrots suddenly got very quiet,” he explained.

“Afterwards I was amazed to hear the myna bird had learnt to imitate cats miaowing, and did it many times a day. It seems he has forgotten all the Chinese I taught him!

“Whenever the parrots get too noisy, the myna calls their bluff by mimicking the cat, and the parrots hush up right away.”

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

Bush Extinction Plan: Does it ever end with this guy? Register!!!! VOTE!

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. ended  |  March 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

    WOw~ animals can be so incredible, aren’t they?:P

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Sniffed Out

Adopted pets on Flickr

RSS Anti Breed Specific Legislation

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Feeds

Blog Stats

  • 22,734 hits

%d bloggers like this: