posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 05:05 AM
Originally posted by spacedoubt
a pair of Ravens actually.
Smartest Bird alive, live to 40-45..Mate for life.
The smartest bird issue is not very clear cut as bird intelligence is on a slightly different tangent to mammal intelligence. My pet bird would have
to be a Kia
Although to be honest keeping them in captivity could be cruel especially a single bird or very small group - and the avery would have to be a parrot
paradise to even hope to keep them occupied ~ would be much better to live where they live, if you could stand it without going mad that is! They
love to wreak stuff - in their mind it's their god given right, they are brilliant problem solvers and will co-operate in teams to a high level,
something quite rare even in higher intelligence birds.
I had a Gray for 2 and a half years - it was great they make wicked pets, mine was never hand reared, the pet shopo it turns out was less than
reputable so the bird was only £100 - This was my first bird and I know better now - at first he was like a little dinosaur but very quickly we got
used to each other and he became very friendly towards me - he retained a wild side tho which was very amusing. Sad thing happened when I moved house
- back at the previous place we would ofter play in the back garden no probs he loved it, in the new place though there was only a narrow ally that
the wind channeled down, the kitchen door was left open he jumped off my shoulder straight out the door, I could see his surprise - he expected to
land on the ground, he was never an experienced flyer, he got caught by the wind flapped away and was taken right up like a rocket over the house -
next few days I could hear him and we could even talk in our language of whistles (people would of thought I was mad) but could not find him and no
one replied to my adverts - poor Isaac gone