Animals, Bad, and Choose One: Interesting Fact:
Alex the parrot's (A subject of a 37-year
experiment) last words to his caretaker were
"You be good. I love you.
NOT TO CRY
holy shit dude
If you don't know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah,
sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on
many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he
With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to
understand on some level that death means leaving. That's fucking
Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3
to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently
taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS
couldn't do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he
made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and
trainers, as well as other parrots.
Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever
animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign
language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she
signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter.
She named it All Ball and she loved it
Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you
just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn't
think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying
sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc.
And then "Sleep, cat". She understood death.
She's had two kittens since then
Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes.
Animals are incredible