London, August 08: A parrot in England has garnered attention with his unique skill.
A bilingual bird Mittu has developed an impressive vocabulary in both English and Urdu after being raised in a home where both languages are spoken.
The two-year-old has mastered the traditional Muslim greeting “asalaam alaykum” and “bismillah”, the Urdu for “in the name of Allah”.
“He speaks Urdu and English. But he also barks like a dog and makes the noise of the refrigerator alarm, so he likes making all sorts of noises really,” the Daily Mail quoted owner Ghaffar Ahmed, who lives in Stourbridge, West Midlands, as saying.
“I don’t know how many bilingual birds there are in the UK but there can’t be many.
“My in-laws live in Bradford and a family who they know were looking to re-home the parrot as he was becoming too much of a handful.
“They wanted him to go to a home that spoke the same language, so we said we’d have him on board and ever since then he has become part of the family,” he added. (ANI)