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(Phys Org2)   Study says parrots refuse to 'wing it,' instead use their heads as a 'third limb'   ( divider line
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407 clicks; posted to STEM » on 19 May 2022 at 10:43 AM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-05-19 9:34:13 AM  
Sometimes I have a third leg.
Does that count?
2022-05-19 10:45:45 AM  
I saw this on an animal documentary that was made a decade ago.
2022-05-19 11:09:42 AM  
It's cool as long as the heads don't touch. Allegedly.
2022-05-19 11:24:01 AM  
I saw this in my house two decades ago. My wife had a parrot, who had the run of the house. But his wings were clipped so he had to walk everywhere. To climb onto the sofa with us, or up into his cage, he pulled himself up with his beak and claws.
2022-05-19 11:48:33 AM  
And yet, when I take out my third limb while flying,  I get arrested
2022-05-19 12:26:15 PM  
This just in: scientists have never watched a parrot for any length of time before.
2022-05-19 12:48:00 PM  

Pestifer: This just in: scientists have never watched a parrot for any length of time before.

Remember, the difference between goofing off and Science is writing it down.
2022-05-19 3:18:30 PM  
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2022-05-19 4:32:39 PM  
Not news to anyone who's ever shared their home with a budgie.
2022-05-19 7:52:29 PM  
If I could fly, I would be the best free climber in the world.
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