An interesting topic is that of ‘parrot intelligence’.
Have you ever wondered why people like to keep parrots as pets and what it is in the relationship between owner and parrot that keeps up the interest level of the owner? I believe it has a lot to do with the intelligence of the parrot.
Parrot intelligence and parrot tricks.
Parrots do have a high intelligence and that is why they are so easily trained (well, you may not have discovered that yet, but it is true). When a parrot owner has gained the trust of their parrot it is quite amazing how quickly an owner can get their pet parrot to learn a new trick. Some owners say that they can teach their parrot a new trick within 15 minutes!
Why? Because parrots are very intelligent birds and they are willing to learn in an environment in which they feel safe. Parrot owners can develop this environment if they don’t already have it, by following guidelines from parrot trainers.
Displays of intelligence
If you are unsure if a parrot is intelligent, watch a parrot with its toys. They will get up to some amazing tricks with their toys and will do things with them that they have not been shown. They can problem solve and will attempt to try new activities without any encouragement from a human.
Another display of intelligence in a parrot is the way that they use various techniques in a survival instinct manner. Watch a group of parrots around a single bowl of food and you will see dominant parrots that use their intelligence to secure a seat at the feeding bowl.
Why people love their parrot pets
These displays of parrot intelligence are, I believe, some of the reasons why people love to have pet parrots. They are communicative, they are interactive and they are not totally dependent on the owner (that is, if the owner encourages independence). In saying that, they are flock birds and do like company.Share on Facebook