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[*] Post 357121 posted on 13-11-2008 at 21:00 Reply With Quote
Parrot saves toddler from choking



Here is a link.

For the parrot to scream and say "mama baby mama baby" in the case of a choking toddler seems to indicate a quality of thought I would not have expected in a parrot. Without having owned a bird, I have imagined that they acted on instinct and training (an analogy would be a computer program--it might seem clever, but normally doesn't know what to do beyond its programmed instructions). For this bird to appreciate trouble and to pluck the appropriate words "mama baby" out of all the words it has ever repeated, seems remarkable to me.

It only takes a minute for a toddler to get into trouble. Hallelujah, that there was a happy ending.

Would anyone care to tell me about bird intelligence? Is this surprising?

Any reactions to the story? :)
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[*] Post 357182 posted on 14-11-2008 at 12:35 Reply With Quote


Sometimes we underestimate the intelligence of animals.
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[*] Post 357204 posted on 14-11-2008 at 15:07 Reply With Quote


Amazing birdkewl_glasses
Should one leave a 2 year old alone with a pop tart is another questionconfused2
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