Words & Beak

It’s a common myth that parrot communication is limited to mimicking human language.  Claire learns words that help her or convey something that she cannot communicate effectively with natural vocalizations and beaking.  She particularly likes words with multiple meanings, that she can use with different intonations for a variety of messages.  I imagine that parrot…

Fire Danger “Hot”

There was a wildfire near our home last week.  When we came home in the afternoon, the air was visibly smokey.  Claire became unsettled and started biting me. I tapped her beak and said, “No, use your words.” She paused for a minute, looked at me and said, “hot.” ❤️🔥🌫 I taught her hot because…