The emotional capacity of animals has been a widely discussed topic, and the video of Sinbad, an African Grey parrot, saying goodbye to his owner, provides further proof of the love and emotions that animals can experience. Sinbad has been the companion of his owner for 25 years, and as her life comes to an end, he stays by her side, aware that he is about to lose his friend.
African Grey parrots are known for their emotional intelligence and can sense changes in facial expressions and body language. Scientists believe that these birds have the emotional and mental capacity of a 5-year-old child, making them smarter than dogs and any other kind of pets. They are capable of experiencing a range of emotions, including love, happiness, loneliness, boredom, jealousy, anger, depression, and empathy.
When parrots bond with someone on a deeper emotional level, they can grieve the loss of their loved one, and in such cases, they may be given antidepressants to ease their emotional pain. Sinbad, who is usually very talkative, remains silent by his owner’s hospital bed, knowing that she is nearing the end of her life.
In the video, Sinbad’s owner whispers ‘I love you’ to him, and his response is heartwarming, touching the hearts of many. The video has been shared widely, and it shows the special bond that animals can form with humans. It is a reminder that animals have emotions and that they are capable of giving and receiving love.