Japan – A pet parakeet was returned to its Japanese owner Wednesday after the brainy bird told police its home address… The male bird, called Piko-chan… was handed over to local police, but Piko-chan did not speak until Tuesday evening, when he blurted out the names of the city and district where his owner’s home is located, a police spokesman said. The stunned cops then listened as the parakeet produced the home’s block and street number. His owner, a 64-year-old woman, once lost another parakeet after it flew away and was determined not to make the same mistake. “So the owner decided to teach the address to this parakeet after she bought it at a pet store two years ago,” a police spokesman said.
I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to say this is the greatest, most heartwarming story in the history of parakeet ownership. Seriously, this is one if those too-good-to-be-true tales of triumph they make inspirational Hallmark Channel movies about. Obviously this is a special bird. The King of All Parakeets. I mean you don’t find a bird like this in any old pet store. I’ve Got Worms, or some place. There you get the kind of parakeet where his head falls off when he gets old and you’ve got no choice but to sell him to Billy, the blind kid in 4C.