Parrots Learn to Use Tech, Make Video Calls
keep in touch: to maintain contact or communication with someone
University researchers have taught a group of parrots to make video calls using tablets and smartphones. They found out that the birds loved making calls and quickly understood they were talking to real parrots on the other end. Owners of these parrots said the calls were fun for their pets. Some parrots even learned new sounds and flying skills from their video friends.
They were careful to not give rewards to the birds for making calls. They wanted to see if the birds freely chose to make calls. They found that the birds did choose to make calls and they didn’t want to talk to just any bird. Just like humans they had preferences for which birds they wanted to talk to. One parrot from Florida loved talking to a parrot from California. They have kept in touch online for over a year. Video calls could be a way to make pet parrots happier by giving them a way to keep in touch with other birds like they would in the wild.
See the birds making calls in the video below.
1. Even though I moved to another country, I still keep in touch with my old friends.
2. My brother and I keep in touch through video calls.
2. It’s important to keep in touch with your loved ones.