Friday, June 25, 2010

Amazing senses


Budgies can register 150 images per second and hear sounds from 400 to 20 000 Hz. They have an amazing ability of storing sound sequences in their memory - this is why they can mimic human speech.

Humans can only register 16 images per second and they hear sounds from 16 to 20 000 Hz. Budgies have a more accurate sense of hearing, which allows them to distinguish certain signals very quickly - in the wild, this could mean life or death. This is why their hearing is in fact better developped than the general hearing of a human.