Got something to say? A pet parrot sits on its perch in Taiwan. Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Talking Birds, Chatty Babies And The Mysteries Of Language April 7, 2011 The ability to talk, or sound like you're talking, can be found in some unexpected places. For instance, some parrots can sound just like their owners. Do they know what they're doing? Is there any meaning there?