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Old 07-08-2019, 02:34 PM
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Intelligence

Hi Everyone,

The very first budgie I had (Bluey) I believe was extremely intelligent and did many strange things which showed its intelligence.

One springs to mind:

I was repairing an electrical device and Bluey, being hyper inquisitive decided to investigate.

I had put 7 screws in a spray can top and Bluey noticed this. He stood there simply looking at them for about a minute and then decided to remove each screw one by one.

After doing this he decided to have a little fly around and then came back to where he had dropped the screws.

He looked at them again and then proceeded to pick each one up and return them to the top he had removed them from.

It was fascinating to watch.

Another thing he insisted on is when we had our Sunday roast he wanted to sit on the edge of the table while we were eating. We gave him a small plate with some of the roast on it and he happily chomped his way through it.

Basically he had his dinner every Sunday with us.

I'm sure someone can top these stories so if you have any stories about the intelligence of budgies and cockatiels I'd love to read about them.
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Re: Funny budgie, parakeets and cockatiel stories

My brother (Mel) had a male African Grey Congo named Sam that could mimic sounds quite well and talked a lot. On occasion when Mel was in the shower he'd hear his wife call out and say "Mel, telephone". So he wrapped around a towel and went to the phone only to find out it wasn't his wife calling him . . . . . . . . . it was Sam.
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Does anybody else catch themselves whistling to pets other than their bird? Thatís been my m.o. since I got my keet. Not sure what the pups think of a whistle in response to a bark, but it gets their attention at least!
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Re: funny bird momma

Quote: Originally Posted by HowdyDoDee View Post
Does anybody else catch themselves whistling to pets other than their bird? Thatís been my m.o. since I got my keet. Not sure what the pups think of a whistle in response to a bark, but it gets their attention at least!


So funny you mention that...yup I do. Here kitty kitty kitty, whistle, come on Oreo...sadly he responded by looking at me like this(photo below)
Heís my dog that is trapped in a cats body. Plays fetch, will normally follow these commands: come, sit, and ďdo prettyĒ.




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