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|+++++++++++Then if you stop feeding them they can be affected by it. It would stress the birds, and as I mentioned, they have to|
eat very often or they can die or get very sick.+++++++++++
Yeah, but you are not thinking of the economic potential for humans of distressed hummingbirds.
A new line of animal psychology could be formed, to perform calmation and pacification therapy to hummingbirds.
Animal pscychologists exist, and A. Psych. is a branch of veterinarian medicine. I am not trying to make a joke, that's why I said this.
I am not even original with this idea. In Toronto they have visiting social workers and drop-in clinics set up to help very poor people how to cope with their hunger.
Posted: 12/24/2011 5:40:55 PM
|Saw a hummingbird near my pine tree once - pretty birds but quite elusive, never saw it but the one time.|
I have pet birds and people usually don't know how smart they are.
They can be right around 2 in human intelligence. They mimic human speech but also understand sometimes when it's the right thing to say. I have one bird learning to talk and the second I bring in food she likes she says "want some?" then runs over to me.
She learned how to rub herself with her fist and even sometimes finds a tool to use, an old feather, a straw - whatever is around in her toys. My little birds like qtips to play with and play fight with them but she puts her head down for a rub if I offer her one.
They aren't as needy as dogs and won't stick to your side as much but if I leave the room they call out to me making sure I'm ok until I talk back. Birds are the best pets ever, I don't know why people don't have more of them.
They are the biggest characters you can imagine. Had one that I handfed and he was bonded. He would crawl in and out of my clothes and stay on me and loved to cuddle. When I wanted to leave the room and didn't take him, there he would be running behind me lol Hi-freakin-larious. Why fly - he just wanted to run. Then when he caught up he would climb back on me. He also had a thing he would do... hide in my sleeve then when someone came too close he would jump out and nip them then run back into my shirt and laugh the whole time. That was a quaker parakeet - I definitely suggest them as a bird with great personality.
If you like watching birds maybe you would like one in the home?
If you do get one - read up on what is toxic to them - things like zinc (in cheap animal cages) and the odors from non-stick cooking pans that are overheated etc. Birds are quite sensitive - that's why miners took canaries into the depths, they would die before the humans if there was something in the air.