St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A TV crew from Animal Planet follows James Eggers through his daily routine. And it's all because of what's in his backpack - a parrot named "Sadie."
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Who's a clever girl, then? The enchanting story of one vet's love affair with a very pretty African Grey Polly
As Polly slipped into unconsciousness, her frantic shrieks died away. I stretched her out on the kitchen table, plucked her neck and then disinfected it. There was a growth — an ugly mis-shapen raspberry of tissue — pressing on her windpipe. If I didn’t operate, she would slowly asphyxiate and I would lose 20 years of loyal companionship.
Choice? There was none.
Parrots are capable of logical leaps, according to a new study in which a gray parrot named Awisa used reasoning to figure out where a bit of food was hidden.
Alex the parrot died in 2007, after learning more words than any bird before him. He changed the way people think about animal intelligence. But his education wouldn't have been possible without an unsung research assistant who pretended to be a parrot.