Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kitten And The Parakeet

I used to be a parrot tamer. I later got a parakeet and a kitten and using tiny pieces of the cat treat Bonkers, I was eventually able to teach the cat to run around with the parakeet perched on it's back.



Hmmm, unexpected ending. I was expecting feathers around that kittens mouth.

Humor aside, it's interesting how animals learn to behave based on exposure to other animals during their early life.

Had this been a cat, the parakeet would likely be dead. Instead, these two animals are likely to form a bond. It's beautiful, really. Certain biological instincts are suppressed by nurture, and a trans-species relationship is formed, while human society still deals with racism.

6 comments:

  1. We still deal with racism now but we probably wouldn't if we were all raised along side each other from a young age like this cat and bird. I was raised in a very diverse area and didn't realize racism actually still existed until I was fairly old - I had previously thought it was just something we learned about in elementary school. My first girlfriend was black (I'm white) and I didn't even realize it until someone pointed it out to me, I just thought she was a person.

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  2. It's grooming behavior. They groom their own and each other's feathers in the same way. It pretty much means they've accepted you as part of their group. Other animals do this sort of thing as well.

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  3. That was so adorable I almost fainted from saying "awwwwwwwww" too long.

    Cutest thing I've seen in a long time :)

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  4. That is very awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww-inspiring. Talk about Cute Overload! Sheesh! I don't think I can take this amount of cuteness. :)

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  5. "My first girlfriend was black (I'm white) and I didn't even realize it until someone pointed it out to me, I just thought she was a person."

    Let me get you a medal, Dr. King. Shut the fuck up, Preacher Man

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