According to the Sun, this parrot, named Barney, has been teaching a little autistic boy to speak:
Dylan Hargreaves, four, has severe learning difficulties and had never uttered a single word.
But after listening to macaw Barney, he can now say â€œNight, nightâ€, â€œDadâ€, â€œMumâ€, â€œTaâ€, â€œHelloâ€ and â€œByeâ€.
And experts think he is close to his first two-syllable word.
Mum Michelle, 33, said: â€œBarney has changed our lives. Before he
arrived, Dylan would try to speak, but the sound came out as a noise.
â€œThen we got Barney and, a few months later, Dylan began to talk. It
was only the odd word, but I could clearly understand what he said.
â€œEvery time I gave the bird something to say,
Dylan started trying to say the same thing. I think itâ€™s because the
bird says things slower than me, which helps Dylan understand.
"Now when I put him to bed he says, â€˜Night, night, mumâ€™. It means the world to me.â€