Sophisticated Parrot Uses Spoon To Eat Food
Manners maketh man. We’ve heard this one so many times before but do we truly understand what it means? This quote comes from a 1519 book by William Horman, called Vulgaria. In it he had gathered common sayings in English and given their Latin translation. It is written in Old English and it means that our mannerisms are what makes us men, what distinguishes us from animals in the wilderness.
But this video shows us that this quote applies to other species as well, namely birds. We already know that parrots are great at imitating sounds, but maybe they’ve picked up a few human traits as well along the way. This little green birdy is showing us how it’s done by eating off of a measuring spoon. It holds the spoon in one claw while stuffing its beak with seeds and it’s absolutely adorable. It looks like a tiny person pecking at its food.
We don’t give other animals enough credit. This is partly due to the fact that we don’t understand their language. It is probably due to the fact that over millenia we’ve developed a certain superiority over them, we consider them as not evolved enough and maybe even not good enough, but nature is quick to set us straight every time we make a mistake. There are a lot of things to be learned from these so called savages when it comes to mannerisms, and the faster we realize that, the better.