posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 05:43 AM
Ever had a conversation with a bird? Theyre extremely intelligent, and i have no doubt whatsoever they have emotions... and non speaking species are
just as intelligent as speaking ones. Small birds are just physically incapable of speaking because of the size of their uhmn...voice box. Ive caught
mocking birds attempting to speak though, lol.....
However, its a similar intelligence to a young child. Not an adult human. Do children understand death? not really.
I owned a male and female cockatiel. The female got sick and died with basically no warning at all....very common for birds...they hide that theyre
sick. The male cuddled up with her before she died and stayed cuddled up with her for hours after she died.
he got really depressed and quiet and
eventually we had to give him away to a friend that had cockatiels to try to help.
He would always whistle the andy griffith song when he was happy lmao....i never heard him do it again after his lady died......
So, birds do have an emotional response to other birds dying. But im not sure they understand death.
edit on 1-9-2012 by phroziac because: (no