For the parrot to scream and say "mama baby mama baby" in the case of a choking toddler seems to indicate a quality of thought I would not have
expected in a parrot. Without having owned a bird, I have imagined that they acted on instinct and training (an analogy would be a computer
program--it might seem clever, but normally doesn't know what to do beyond its programmed instructions). For this bird to appreciate trouble and to
pluck the appropriate words "mama baby" out of all the words it has ever repeated, seems remarkable to me.
It only takes a minute for a toddler to get into trouble. Hallelujah, that there was a happy ending.
Would anyone care to tell me about bird intelligence? Is this surprising?