Could it be that some parakeets have gotten wise to Mrs Conclusion in that Monty Python skit?
“Mrs Conclusion: We're going to have our budgie put down.
Mrs Premise: Really? Is it very old?
Mrs Conclusion: No. We just don't like it. We're going to take it to the vet tomorrow.”
I was an ACO and someone called one day to report a bird landed on her arm, lol it was a lost parakeet. Amazing it returned home. My SIL had one as a kid, Skippy and he could say his name and spell it, address and phone. He escaped and was gone a year, the people said they really fell in love but he kept up with name, address and phone so they called and returned him. WEIRD PEOPLE.