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Parrots have personal musical preferences

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 10:02

Parrots are known as great mimics, but now scientists have discovered that the creatures also have varied musical tastes — and an intense dislike of dance tunes.

`Scientists decode why parrots imitate people`

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 12:21

Parrots have exceptional ability to mimic sounds they hear, irrespective of whether they are domesticated or in the wild.

Smarter birds can solve problems spontaneously

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 13:23

Calling someone bird-brained can be disparaging, but certain bird species are indeed smarter than we think. Crows, for example, solve problems instinctively, although other animals rarely do it spontaneously.

Parrots are lot smarter

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 18:25

Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.

African grey parrots `cleverer than 2-year-old kid

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 14:13

No other animals apart from great apes match the African grey parrots’ ability to understand noise-related causal connections, scientists say.

Parrots ‘tend to be left handed’

Last Updated: Friday, February 04, 2011, 11:46

Just like humans, parrots too choose to use one side of their body more than the other.