It is true that a person is known by the company he keeps. So is clear in the story also. In the story the two birds got separated due to a strong wind and one lived with robbers and the other stayed outside an ashram. They were brought up in their own places. Due to the bad company, the first bird imitated the robbers as it learnt bad things from them. It talked about robbing and harming people while, the second bird repeated what it learnt at the ashram and talked about helping people. It welcomed the king and offered him water and requested him to take rest as the king was extremely tired. Thus, both the birds behaved differently though they looked the same due to difference in their upbringing. Thus, it is true that we should have a good company.