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crazy boid seen in the pet shop at lunch. this guy had character.
18th May 2006, 15:34   | tags:,,

he looks like a nutter.. cool shot.!

18th May 2006, 15:37

nige says:


this guy was chatting away. i reckon he was starved for attention, i tell thee.

18th May 2006, 15:43

Uber_Spy says:

You'll have to start a collection of stuffed boids to accompany your stuffed munkehs. Add some Lemurs & you'll have... MADAGASCAR!

18th May 2006, 15:46

nige says:

i have been snapping *alot* of boids lately...taniwha brought it to my attention...*sigh*

18th May 2006, 15:48

Dhamaka says:

nige says
"i have been snapping *alot* of boids lately"

sniggers Steve-style

and comes back to say nice shot

18th May 2006, 15:55

nige says:

*sniggers too*

thanks D.

18th May 2006, 15:59

paintist says:

my cousin has just had to rehome his, its so jealous of his daughter.....but the poor parrot has lived with him for nearly 20 years....heartbreaking, they get so attached

18th May 2006, 16:26

nige says:

so thats what it is! thanks mandy.

every time i went to leave the store, it kept shouting "come back! hello! hello!"

18th May 2006, 16:27

factotum says:

You should read The Parrot who Owns Me by Joanna Burger! Highly recommended!
Or, The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Gray Parrots by Irene Pepperberg if you want something more academic.

18th May 2006, 16:49

nige says:

the Joanna Burger book you mentioned seems to have good reviews. you've read it, facto?

18th May 2006, 16:54

factotum says:

I read The Parrot Who Owns Me in paperback quite a while ago, maybe three or four years ago. It's written by a biologist or a naturalist of some sort who somewhat reluctantly adopts an adult gray parrot, and tells the story of how the parrot takes over the household.
The Alex Studies is also interesting and includes transcripts of conversation between Alex, the parrot, and human trainers. I just pulled out my copy and found that I had stuck a copy of a review inside. The reviewer, Laurie R. Santos, starts off by mentioning that "Chapter 1 of the kama sutra suggests that in order to live a healthy, aesthetically pleasing life, one should spend at least one hour every morning teaching parrots to speak." I'd forgotten that. The review appears in Cognitive sciences, Vol 5, No 2, February 2001.

18th May 2006, 17:38

silar31 says:

African Greys are such lovely birds, and so smart. I had an aquarium when I was a kid and the owner of the local fish supply shop had one named Barney for a pet - and Barney ruled that shop. To the point where if he took an instant hate on to someone the owner would not do business with them - he considered Barney a good judge of character and trusted him to spot losers :-). Barney knew the species of all of the fish - they could never rearrange the tank order!

18th May 2006, 18:06

puddlepuff says:

Nige, do we have the same hobbies?

18th May 2006, 20:28

nige says:

i know, man! i saw your parrot pic at lunchtime, too. thats coincidence...

18th May 2006, 22:04

Dhamaka says:

two bird fanciers?


18th May 2006, 23:24

factotum says:

At least two.

18th May 2006, 23:39

hildegard says:

Gorgeous shot :)

19th May 2006, 00:48

nige says:

thanks h.

19th May 2006, 01:52

JokerXL says:

Fabulous shot Nige, do you still have all your fingers?

20th May 2006, 01:09

nige says:

let me count, Joker...

yup! lucky me....

20th May 2006, 03:05