posted on Oct, 17 2010 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by SassyCat
The difference is parrots have always talked, do so quite well, and have since they were in captivity. Sometimes they are overheard even repeating
human sounds in the wild if they have been exposed to them.
Elephants talking, on the otherhand, is quite a novelty. An aberration from what is known. Thus, the thread.
Parrots have always been considered "intelligent", this is not big news either, as in "scientists recently" decided.
This is the way it has always been.
Comparing parrots to elephants, is like, well, comparing parrots to elephants. I use this example because there is more difference between a parrot
and an elephant than there is between an apple and an orange.
edit on 10/17/2010 by ladyinwaiting because: Correcting unfair