05/03/2012 09:59 pm ET

Lost Japanese Parakeet Is Reunited With Its Owner After It Tells Police Its Address

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Cops are used to getting people to talk during interrogations, but a trio of Japanese police officers were surprised when a bird gave them some unexpected information.

MSNBC reports that a pet parakeet has been returned to its owner after the lost bird told police its home address.

According to AFP, the male bird -- named Piko -- had flown the coop on Sunday morning, escaping from its owner's home in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo.

It was discovered by a guest at a nearby hotel and handed over to the police.

Then, on Tuesday evening, AFP reports that Piko suddenly began to talk -- repeating his full address to amazed police officers.

Piko's 64-year-old owner said that she jumped for joy when she heard the news that her bird had been found. She added that she had trained Piko to repeat her address and phone number after losing another bird a few years ago, MSNBC reports.