Consciousness is defined as a state of awareness that a person has of himself and his surroundings. This state of awareness is what makes the person act or react to stimulus in surroundings in a defined, socially acceptable or purposeful way. Are humans the only beings to have this consciousness? This is a question that many researchers have attempted to answer. At one end the ‘Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness’ states, humans may not be unique when it comes to possessing elements that are responsible for consciousness generation. Other researchers do not oppose the view, but merely state that the usual methods of science is not sufficient enough to study animal consciousness (Dawkins). Given this context this essay critically analyzes the main points made in the research of Caldwell and Lowe who present that non-human animals also are able to solve challenging problems, and communicate with complex verbal behavior which might lend to further support on the debate that animas have consciousness. The essay argues the position that although African gray parrots Alex and griffin add strength to the debate on animal consciousness; more research would definitively be needed to conclusively state that animal consciousness exists.