PT's Troll Hunter
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chattanooga, TN
This thread is too great! I too think that animals are smarter than they're given credit for. Not that sometimes my parents cockatiel Abe doesn't go banana's whistling off anything he can, but sometimes I swear he knows what he's saying!
One day my mom told me she had some friends over and the husband of the couple was just completely fascinated with Abe because he could say a few things. But my mom said that for the life of her, she couldn't get him to holler my name. (Although he doesn't really SAY it, because he learned it before he learned how to actually speak, so its more of a close whistle...)
So anyways, later that same day I was over visiting and the second I walked in the door (his cage is in the front room) he hollers "MAAAAL-or-EEE!" At this time, my mom started laughing her butt off. I guess all he needed to do was see me!
When I still lived at home, he would be in a chirpy mood, he'd go "MAAAAAL-or-EEE!" then do the c'mere whistle he learned from us calling the dog, and so I'd go downstairs and one particular time I was in a towel (because I'd just gotten out of the shower) and he did the wolf whistle at me!! Nutso bird!!
He does know how to lift your spirits a bit though, when he does the wolf whistle and you're feeling sick or ugly or just plain down in the dumps!
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