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Old 04-24-2017, 05:18 PM
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Believe it or not.

I am still having a hard time believing it even though I heard it myself.
About ˝ hour before going to work Bella started asking to “Go Poop”. My response was “I have to go to work” .
She knows what both of these statements mean. Go to work means I will be leaving soon for a long time and go poop means she gets to come out of her cage and take advantage of it by flying to the top of the curtains.
So after going through this request and answer twice she added something… A word I have never heard her say before.
She said Go poop PLEASE.
If that’s not a sign of true intelligence I don’t know what is.
Of course I had to let her out. Then I had to spend 5 minutes chasing her around when I had to leave to go to work.
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:23 PM
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Re: Believe it or not.

I know the feeling when your telling non parrot owners especially; just how smart they are. Sometimes I wonder if people believe me!!! Thats awesome go Bella. This morning I was calling my dogs in through the back window and I whistled and Timneh said Come here. They are so amazing.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:06 PM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Just go ahead and surrender now.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:46 PM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Yes, incredibly smart, smarter than we are! Ugh. I'm a prisoner for life i guess!
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:22 PM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Greys always amaze me with their extraordinary intelligence!
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:36 AM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Awesome.

My Perjo just started saying a couple words last week, she hasn't taken off with it like I thought she might, but what she has done is started using our whistle vocabulary in context WITHOUT prompting. Yesterday she said "thank you" in our specific whistle to convey that expression and she did it all on her own after I took her outside for a shower.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:28 AM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Yeah.

My CAG and the "go poop" command...

Years ago, TUSK, my CAG was bombarding me with "Wanna go outside? Wanna go for a walk?" Which was a not so subtle hint...

But in those days I had 11 birds, and we had a set order of doing thing. Tusk wanted to be taken out of order, and that generally upset the "natural order of things" in a "Judge Whopner" moment from the movie Rain Man sort of way...

So I wasn't having it. And I picked up my conures, who were poop trained.

So he gave them the "go poop" command USING MY VOICE. And all three immediately complied by pooping all over me...

Tusk did his poofy bird dance, and said "Gotta clean up the poopy mess!"

(When he was little, brooms made him nervous. I calmed him down by telling him I just "gotta clean the poopy mess." He picked it up in context... HE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS... and uses it in context.

YES THEY ARE THAT AWARE... Don't doubt that for a second!!!
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:54 AM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Quote: Originally Posted by Birdman666 View Post
Yeah.

My CAG and the "go poop" command...

Years ago, TUSK, my CAG was bombarding me with "Wanna go outside? Wanna go for a walk?" Which was a not so subtle hint...

But in those days I had 11 birds, and we had a set order of doing thing. Tusk wanted to be taken out of order, and that generally upset the "natural order of things" in a "Judge Whopner" moment from the movie Rain Man sort of way...

So I wasn't having it. And I picked up my conures, who were poop trained.

So he gave them the "go poop" command USING MY VOICE. And all three immediately complied by pooping all over me...

Tusk did his poofy bird dance, and said "Gotta clean up the poopy mess!"

(When he was little, brooms made him nervous. I calmed him down by telling him I just "gotta clean the poopy mess." He picked it up in context... HE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS... and uses it in context.

YES THEY ARE THAT AWARE... Don't doubt that for a second!!!
LOL.
now that's funny.
I have read they like to play jokes on there people. That's a good one.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:20 PM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Not only are they that smart, they have a sense of humor, too. I learned that from our CAG Reno.

A couple of years ago, one of our many smoke detectors' battery failed (you know, that high-pitched, brief "Beep!" sound, every minute or so?). I fixed it, and moved on.

About a week later, I heard another one fail...but, as you know, the sound is devilishly hard to locate. Armed with a stepladder & a handful of 9V batteries, I started going through all of the detectors (we have 9 or 10 of them in the house). After about an hour changing batteries (all of which tested fine), the beep continuing on its annoying schedule, I finally came to the last one, over Reno's cage. As it's a vaulted ceiling, and about 12 feet up, I had left it until last. As I clambered up the ladder to open the very last detector, I heard the beep again...right below me.

I looked down at Reno, and said "You little bugger!!". So help me, he cocked his head to the side so he could look directly at me...and laughed. LOUD! Then, he asked for a cookie...

Interestingly, he seemed to appreciate that the prank was only good as a one-time thing, and he's never tried again, or even made the beep sound again.

Greys have a truly Machiavellian capacity for humor!!
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:22 PM
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Re: Believe it or not.

Yeah, Nigel, who knows to go poo when I say, now replies "noooooo" when he doesn't want to.

Scary...I'm in for trouble!
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