Our closest mammal relatives haven’t been able to replicate human speech, and yet, parrots do so easily. Have you ever wondered why that is? First, get the “bird brain” out of your head. Parrots are actually smart animals, and have been known to create unique songs so their mate will recognize them. Parrots also communicate with other flocks of parrots in a similar way to humans. Brains aside, parrots have a voice box that is far more dynamic than humans, which allows them to speak somewhat similarly to a human. But to understand the reason why parrots are so good at mimicking human speech, check out this awesome video.