If dogs could only talk…
For more on Chaser – see John Pilley’s channel on Youtube
For a post about parrots and language acquistion: see here
If you can’t access Youtube to watch the video, you can watch it on Vimeo here
It’s curious that we’re the only species who use language. A lot of research has been done with chimps of course, perhaps because they babble which is the precursor to speech with human kids. But it seems we might learn more about how language acquisition works from birds. So may I introduce you to Alex, Griffin and Einstein, who can all attach meanings to the things we say. Definitely not bird brains, eh?