OAK PARK, Ill., July 25 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old African grey parrot named Einstein is creating havoc for a Chicago-area woman by imitating doorbells, emergency sirens and even the phone ring.
Einstein, as the bird is called, could live another 50 or 60 years. The bird enjoys watching television and to fight boredom he has picked up other sounds including the beep of the microwave after a cooking cycle is done, the backup sound of a garbage trunk and the electronic screeching of a car alarm, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Apparently a fan of old television shows, Einstein also can whistle the themes to the "Andy Griffith Show" and the "Addams Family."
His owner, Emily Diorio, told the newspaper the parrot laughs, "Ha,ha,ha" when he confuses her with his mimicry.