Alex The Talking Parrot

clever parrot!

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+60 1. hdwg commented 13 years ago

I was more impressed that he asked for some water.
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+26 2. ValdeLevis commented 13 years ago

What happened to Alex's flight and tail feathers? Have the other birds been picking on him for being a brainiac?
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-9 3. DoubleBubble commented 13 years ago

Just trickery. He's been trained to reply certain sound to other sounds he hears. He has no concept of colour, shapes or numbers. You could show him anything and ask the same carefully worded questions and get the same, now wrong, answers back. It's a nice party trick but that's all it is.
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+28 4. Baboon commented 13 years ago

Good boy :)
but I think this parrot is showing signs of depression followed by broken feather shafts.

Hope he gets better
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+6 5. rhadook9 commented 13 years ago

fine looking bird,,,and one smart parrot
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-5 6. Cloe commented 13 years ago

#3 you are wrong! yes i know thouse pet owners that go with their parrots or dogs to shows and do this kind of triks BUT... this parrot is a lab parrot not a pet .he is sutudiet carrefouly for us humans to understand his abilities . so once again you are wrong :D /////o.. and just as an opinion, this concept of lab animals is wrong an cruel-see the lab rats,monkeys,dolphins,bunnies,pigs and other animals treated with cruel just so they can make new cosmetic products, animal tested drugs are aloso wrong . Come on scientists this is 21st century! spend some money in new tehnologies that will alow you to test drugs safuly !!
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+6 7. librabooks commented 13 years ago

Alex needs to learn the word "MOLE"... then he can do the Austin Powers' "Moley Moley Moley Moley..."
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+4 8. wolverju commented 13 years ago

AFter spending so much time in the kitchen, it's normal that you try talking to your parrot... :P
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+4 9. therob42 commented 13 years ago

Oh yes, the African Grey, marvelous bird you got there, beautiful plumage.
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+4 10. FatHorse commented 13 years ago

#6 most of those "safe technologies" just don't exist...

Now explain to a child why we didn't save his dying mom just because we didn't want to develop meds that NEED to be tested on animals before trials are attempted on humans...

At the end of the day, animal trials SAVE countless human lives and if anyone argues, they just ignore the reality of medical research....

Most researchers are not monsters, they don't make animals suffer on purpose and design their protocols accordingly... of course there's abuse but not more than humans often abuse other humans...
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+3 11. PortugaL26 commented 13 years ago

Well done Alex, but your cousin Einstein ain't so bad either! ;)
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+4 12. kaneg commented 13 years ago

i see he didn't learned yet how to say "leave me alone woman!"
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-3 13. moese commented 13 years ago

#3 #6 --> 0:59
"What color bigger?" - "Green." - "Good boy."
... both keys were green.
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+2 14. Oxydous commented 13 years ago

#13 you are color blind =.=
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-1 15. DoubleBubble commented 13 years ago

I truly don't understand what all my thumbs down are for. My dog is trained to sit when I say "sit". I could show him a chair and work in the comment "sit" to the sentence and you'd all be coo-ing over how smart he is. I think it says something more about you lot than the parrot if you believe he's responding to understanding purely commands, numbers, colours and shapes.
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+2 16. c0mmanderKeen commented 13 years ago

#3 Its easy to fall into that trap - however parrots are known to have an actual grasp on the concept of numbers, for example, including "zero" which requires logic to understand.

Similar things have been done with crows and ravens. Birds often are underestimated.
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0 17. cranky commented 13 years ago

Ok, this parrot is smart. Now leave him the heck alone. He prefers to fly high over a jungle and not be stuck in a tiny lab for the rest of his life.
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-1 18. irishgek commented 13 years ago

#1 Its because in 2007 he was 30 years old and now he is dead !
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+1 19. metro commented 13 years ago

I can do that just as well as the Parrot - really
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+1 20. F16 commented 13 years ago

0:36 haha... Can I go back? I wanna go back. Alright, can I get some waaaater!!! :O
Tired of owner probably. :P
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0 21. djac13 commented 12 years ago

Pure Alex i hope he is in better place now, i am crying evrytime i see him :( RIP