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Pet Parrot Saves Owner from House Fire by Calling His Name

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Wake up, Anton, wake up!

Anton Nguyen survived a fire in his home in Brisbane, Australia early Wednesday morning because his pet parrot sounded the alarm. Nguyen was asleep when his home caught fire just after 2:00 a.m., according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

He didn’t hear the smoke detector. Instead, he heard his parrot, who is named Eric, calling his name repeatedly, ABC reported.

“I heard a bang and Eric — my parrot — he started to yell so I woke up and I smelled a bit of smoke,” Nguyen told ABC.

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