Each day we offer you at least one different Fact of the Day, which is usually Pirate orientated:
Fact of the Day:-
The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders. Parrots have been kept as caged pets since ancient times. The African grey parrot is the great talker. It is fairly easy to teach it how to talk, especially the male, which is an expert at mimicking human speech; the average African grey has a vocabulary of over 200 words.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, one African grey parrot, named Prudle, had a vocabulary of over 800 words and was capable of having a polite conversation. Parrots do not have vocal cords like humans, but can control the movement of the muscles in their throat to direct the airflow in such a way as to reproduce certain tones and sounds. There is no reason to believe that they understand the meaning of the words they say.