A family is thanking their pet parrot for helping to save their lives after he raised the alarm as fire spread throu-gh their home. Bobâ€™s squawking became very frantic until it woke the Hall family at their home in Ha-mpshire. Francis and his sons, Sam and Trevor, managed to escape from the burning property, grabbing Bobâ€™s cage. Sam, 18, told a local paper, â€œI used to find Bob very annoying with his growling and squawking. But not now. He is a legend. He saved our lives.â€
Hall, 59, added, â€œIâ€™m definitely going to get him a treat â€” some new toys, a swing, a bell and a mirror.â€ The African Grey parrot is thought to be one of the most intelligent birds in the world.