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Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Welcome to BTWIMHO.COM!
How did you hear about us?
Actually, interestingly enough, I was doing a google on Darwin, and came across a thread here in which I've been having a lively debate. I've been surfing the other threads as well, and shall be posting some more. Interesting site!


What are your interests?
I believe I just covered some of my interests in the question above, but I have many more...one of which is breeding and showing birds.


How long have you been using the internet and forums?
Years...but not this particular forum :sqbiggrin:




Thank you for taking part in this interview, Cryren8972. We appreciate your time and effort and we look forward to getting to know you.
Enjoy the forums!

Dudette
29-09-2009, 09:45 AM

Zap
29-09-2009, 09:47 AM
Apparently, you've left Dudette speechless! :sqerr:

That's never happened before. LOL! :sqlaugh:

Welcome to BTW and I look forward to your thoughts on your insights on things that you know. :sqbiggrin:

And, if you've got any, some pics of your birds would be cool.

Muddy
29-09-2009, 09:49 AM
Like I said elsewhere, great to have you here Cryren! You'll probably notice a lot of joking going on around here but we also have a serious side and the debate forum could use some more action!

What kind of birds? I used to breed and train Homing Pigeons and also Birmingham Rollers.

Muddy
29-09-2009, 09:50 AM
Apparently, you've left Dudette speechless! :sqerr:

That's never happened before. LOL! :sqlaugh:

Welcome to BTW and I look forward to your thoughts on your insights on things that you know. :sqbiggrin:

And, if you've got any, some pics of your birds would be cool.

My next post was going to ask what happened to Dudette!

Zap
29-09-2009, 09:53 AM
My next post was going to ask what happened to Dudette!

Maybe someone slapped some of that duct tape over her mouth? :sqerr:

Ferre
29-09-2009, 10:24 AM
Hi Cryren8972, welcome to here :welcome:

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 10:43 AM
thanks! Yes, I have pictures of my birds...at home of course. I'm at work at the moment, in between paper work. Some days are busy, some slow...today happens to be one of those slow days, which explains my apparent free time for introductions, and debating. I breed and show cockatiels...LOVE them! They are the love bugs of the bird world, for sure

Zap
29-09-2009, 10:54 AM
Don't know much about birds, but aren't they supposed to be among the more intelligent birds?

Atom
29-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Welcome, Cryren. : )

Strong
29-09-2009, 12:44 PM
Welcome to the crazy corner of the Internet! :sqbiggrin:

julien_simon
29-09-2009, 12:54 PM
you are breeding with birds??

that;s disgusting!

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Don't know much about birds, but aren't they supposed to be among the more intelligent birds?

Actually, you're probably thinking of the cockatoos...the big white ones. =)
Cockatiels aren't the most intelligent in the parrot family, but they are gentle and will flee instead of fight...unlike a cockatoo that WILL come after you and the family dog if provoked, or even if it just feels like it. =)
If you really want to be amazed by an intelligent bird, check out the African Grays...amazing creatures they are...youtube is full of very informative and entertaining videos. A lot of research has been done with African Grays,...the most recent and most fascinating is the experiment involving telepathy and birds. They have proven to be telepathic to the amazement of the scientific community....although suspected, they had no substantial proof until recently. Check it out if you get the chance...amazing stuff! :sqwink:

Muddy
29-09-2009, 01:07 PM
I hadn't heard about the telepathy. They're sure it isn't ultra-sensitivity to human's mannerisms, etc.? I'll check it out...very interesting.

Muddy
29-09-2009, 01:07 PM
you are breeding with birds??

that;s disgusting!

Damn Frenchmen!

Atom
29-09-2009, 01:10 PM
I was watching a PBS documentary last week where I discovered that there are some interesting experiments going on with bird brains.

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 01:14 PM
I was watching a PBS documentary last week where I discovered that there are some interesting experiments going on with bird brains.

hehe...are they eating them for breakfast? Just teasing...
Yeah, the magpie/crow family of birds, (scientific term not available in my vocabulary at the moment) are proving to be VERY intelligent and have been observed using tools. In a controlled setting, they are even figuring out how to use tools previously unknown to them.

Ferre
29-09-2009, 01:21 PM
Even better, they have been observed actually constructing tools to use.

Not long ago I viewed a great lecture on TedTalk from a guy who was doing research and experiments with birds, wild stuff, I'll see if I can find it.

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Even better, they have been observed actually constructing tools to use.

Not long ago I viewed a great lecture on TedTalk from a guy who was doing research and experiments with birds, wild stuff, I'll see if I can find it.

Right, they're bending sticks to get objects they want...typically food, i.e. The Great Bird Motivator!

Ferre
29-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Here's something to watch while I look for that lecture;

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Atom
29-09-2009, 01:27 PM
hehe...are they eating them for breakfast? Just teasing...If they are then I missed that part. lol

Yeah, the magpie/crow family of birds, (scientific term not available in my vocabulary at the moment) are proving to be VERY intelligent and have been observed using tools. In a controlled setting, they are even figuring out how to use tools previously unknown to them.

Birds are providing clues to the origin of human language.

NOVA | scienceNOW | Bird Brains | PBS (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0304/01.html)










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Ferre
29-09-2009, 02:13 PM
And here's that lecture I mentioned...

Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows | Video on TED.com (http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_klein_on_the_intelligence_of_crows.html)

krisma5
29-09-2009, 02:13 PM
Welcome to our lovely mad house Cryren8972!

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 03:41 PM
I hadn't heard about the telepathy. They're sure it isn't ultra-sensitivity to human's mannerisms, etc.? I'll check it out...very interesting.

The experiment I'm referring to actually involved the African Gray being placed in another room of the lab upstairs, while his owner was downstairs looking at pictures.
The bird identified the pictures with key words, and in other ways implying that he was actually seeing the pictures too. Some weren't counted because they didn't involve key words. For instance, in one picture of a car with a man hanging his head out, the bird said something along the lines of "uh oh, watch your head"...but didn't use the key words car or man, so it wasn't counted as a hit.

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 03:42 PM
Welcome to our lovely mad house Cryren8972!


Thank you! =) :3biggrin:

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 03:45 PM
OK, there is a link I really want to put in here...so I hope you lovely folks don't mind while I try and up my count by two posts so I can post it...it's the article on bird telepathy....maybe I should start a thread...

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 03:46 PM
And here's that lecture I mentioned...


Thanks! =) I love da birdies :sqrofl::sqrofl:

Cryren8972
29-09-2009, 03:47 PM
Whew! Does this mean I'm no longer a rookie? Off to start another thread...

ewomack
30-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Where the hell have I been? I haven't welcomed our newest denizen. I ought to wear a clothes pin on my sack for a week in penance.

Welcome!!! Dig in, find some grub, throw them at others... and STOP BEING A PUSSY!!! REGISTER!!!

Oh... you did... never mind... I guess you graduate from pussy to vagina... maybe someday you'll graduate to pudendum...

Cryren8972
02-10-2009, 05:18 PM
Or evolve into a penis...with balls

ewomack
02-10-2009, 06:23 PM
I also have birds... like this one... he squacks...

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Cryren8972
03-10-2009, 09:42 AM
I also have birds... like this one... he squacks...

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I have a green cheek too! His name's Stewy...:sqlaugh:

ewomack
07-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Then we are green-cheek siblings. Our put a huge welt on my wife's cheek the other night... displaced aggression against me...

Cryren8972
08-10-2009, 04:09 AM
Then we are green-cheek siblings. Our put a huge welt on my wife's cheek the other night... displaced aggression against me...

When they're hormonal, they definitely act out. Mine will try to bite me, and then mutter, "Be a good boy, Stewy."

ewomack
08-10-2009, 10:45 PM
Yes, the poor wife's welt still festers... mighty beaks they have, yes...

Cryren8972
09-10-2009, 06:54 AM
I've trained him not to bite though...would you like some pointers? He will still get a little crazy once in a while...but it's under control.

ewomack
09-10-2009, 09:01 PM
Prophecy that was... but yes it comes and goes...

Muddy
21-10-2009, 11:46 PM
“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”
- Mark Twain

Cryren8972
22-10-2009, 04:10 AM
“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”
- Mark Twain

I've always loved this quote! I would say it fits me rather well actually...:sqbiggrin:

ewomack
22-10-2009, 09:18 PM
It does not fit me because I have a parrot and am yet very unrefined.