Nigel, an African Grey parrot, flew away from his California home and left his British owner Darren Chick behind in 2010.
But, after four years, the parrot came back home.
Julia Sperling, who owns a dog parlor, discovered Nigel. She took him in after matching the African grey to a missing pet advertisement she saw in a newspaper, according to the Independent report.
“He was the happiest bird. He was singing and talking without control. He was barking like the dogs,” she told the Independent. Sperling, who was from Panama, added the bird was saying “What happened?” in Spanish.
Sperling first handed Nigel to Teresa Micco, a veterinarian’s technician, who also lost her pet bird. However, Sperling noticed that the parrot did not match Micco’s parrot qualities, so she tried to trace the parrot’s original owner.
It’s a good thing Micco tracked Nigel’s microchip, which led them to find Chick.
Chick said Nigel bit him at first, but once the bird realized who he was, it’s all alright. Chick added that all Nigel’s British accent was also gone and has been replaced by a fluent Spanish language.