Originally Posted by katachtig
African Greys are one of the most intelligent of the parrots. The most famous was Alex
. He appeared to understand concepts as well as language.
Alex was definitely incredible. Every time there was something on TV about him, my husband wanted to get an African Grey. The only thing that stopped him was our experiences with Polly, a green parrot that was a member of our family for roughly 80 years. My great-grandmother
bought him (the name was misleading) from a neighbor when he was already an adult, and he just got passed down through the generations. Polly was incredibly smart, had a love of obscene language, and could be unbelievably vicious when he was in a bad mood. There's no question in my mind that he knew exactly what he was saying.