TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) —
A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.
The Daily Breeze reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1qU5dU3) the reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook the African gray parrot for her own missing bird.
Teresa Micco tracked Nigel’s microchip to Darren Chick, a Brit who lives in Torrance.
Little is known about Nigel’s whereabouts the past four years, but Chick says the bird’s British accent is gone and it now speaks Spanish.
It’s the fifth parrot reunion facilitated by Micco, who has been running ads for her own missing bird for nine months.
A parrot had suddenly vanished,
When it returned it could speak Spanish,
Missing four years,
That brought lots of tears,
Did it return cause it was famished?
The bird is an African Gray,
The pet suddenly went astray.
The owners were sad,
But now they are glad,
Let’s hope Nigel’s now home to stay.
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