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CaddickJackie: Having spent some time with the parrot (grandma Pearl) I am quite sure that she is a reincarnation of your grandmother who must have had style. Both the parrot and myself have objections to many of your hat choices. Therefore there is no question as to who is the biggest bird brain the human :)
Nicole Abramovici: I am going with the human as the bigger bird brain. If a bird is dive bombing your noggin and cap-snatchin', why add a POMPOM- a virtual HANDLE added for an easier, faster snatch? Come on now, you are better than that......
Olivia Napoleon: What does metaphysics deal with except for fundamental being. In university we all included in our essays about the nature of-what else but-the all to much used "nature of reality." I suppose bird brain refers to what is ultimately here and the aspect of what is "is." Ontology would say it is the nature of being. I would most likely say, If i were asked, they are both the same since we posit the question. Differences decide us. If you can't tell the two, then why should we.
lilith.moon: Obviously the bird. It is unwise to attack the person who houses and feeds you – no matter how horrible her fashion sense is.I realize that must be the only way for you, dear bird, to communicate your opinion, but in this case you must keep your opinion to yourself.After all the human could just release you into the air of New York City. You would quickly perish. You are a captive tropical wild animal and were it not for your caretaker, you might already be deceased.Try as best you can to control your wild instincts. Best of luck.
firstandmiddle: The once was a bird named Pearl Had a tropism for hats she would hurlWith her bird brain intact she established as factThat no headgear would be on her girl"The hats on your head change your faceAnxious I get, so at you I raceYou don't look like you with these schematas on topThey cover and change the look of your mopRegarding this contest of bird brains and bigI'll prove that mine truly will win and is sigInstincts I have- minus the thoughtIn indecision I do not get caughtI'm proud to say I have a bird brainWith precision action I fly and reignNo hemming or hawing norempathy's careI dunn like it; I'll take what you wear!"
Lizzie G Thompson: Has the human considered that the bird taking the hat might be the result of Pearl's need for a hat of her own and due to her frustration over her inability to physically wear the hat and inability to vocalize the desire for her own headwear, she attacks the hat. Can you blame her? It is cold in this apartment - the human has acknowledged this and yet, I notice that the bird has no clothes or blankets while the human blatantly parades around in her collection of hats. Fair? I think not. Human, offer the bird her own hat and maybe she will leave your hats alone. I recommend this website for some ideas: Costumes For Birds. Or perhaps she is, as the blog suggests, a reincarnation of Grandmother Pearl and in that case, she is simply imposing the values of her time onto the human. I do not think women of that era wore "beenies" or pom pom hats? So who is the bigger bird brain? The beene-brain in my opinion.After looking over the evidence one last time, I suggest that maybe there is something quite wrong with this particular parrot? It is my understanding that parrots actually keep warm through their feet so wouldn't she be better off attacking socks? Is it a possibility that this parrot is insane, sick or simply devious? Look at that photo, look at the way the bird is looking at us. This is no ordinary bird.
Anne Thompson: Take a good look at this picture. In a microcosm it is metaphor for our entire civilization.First, the obvious. A bird is a “wild” animal. That it has to endure captivity at the hands of what seems to bea humongous, slightly deranged[check out the eyes]human symbolizes human kind’s stupidity and self-assesed superiority to all other creatures.The human is wearing leather! Obviously the bird is aware on some level that this monstrously tall human might at any momentdecide to eat her! The bird undoubtedly sees the human consuming food, some of which is animal protean. Hell, some of which are actual birds!Note the distance the human holds the bird from her body. What we clearly have here is a microcosm of nature versus civilization.I doubt very much the bird only attacks hats. Though obviously they so outrage her that she musters up her courage and dive bombs her jailor’s head! This is typical behavior of a “wild” animal.But we humans, who rule the animal kingdom because of some accidental mutation of our brains, amuse ourselves by capturing the “wild” animal for our own amusement. Certainly not the bird’s.Actually they both appear a bit deranged. For both have journeyed so far from their natural roots as to have become alien to each other, and strangers to themselves.Remember the bird was snatched from the wild, her home, and essentially sold into slavery.Were I the bird, I would not aim for the hat, no matter how hideous it seemed to me. I would peck my captor’s eyes out and then commit suicide. It would be preferable to the punishment, insult, and arrogance of my clueless captor.
Ann Northrop: So are we understanding "bird brain" as a pejorative term? I think the bird might object. Nonetheless, I pick the human as the biggest bird brain. She's the one who doesn't learn from experience and keeps repeating her mistake. If she really doesn't want her hats grabbed, she needs a chin strap, or a heavy helmet, or a hoodie. The bird is trying to train the human…and failing miserably.
Angela Carrigan: I know two different Greys and both of them can outthink me! I am 5'6" so I think the biggest bird brain would be the human. The Timnah is able to analyze a situation fast, size up the sneakiness needed to get past the human, then execute that move. I love the way they think!
Yvonne Ivy: My guess is that Pearl thinks her flock-mate has something attacking her head and she valiantly defends her friend and removes the threat. Maybe the Parrot is being the 'bird-brain' since she keeps ignoring the very clear signals from Pear and she keeps aggravating the poor bird with her hats, and considering she has an African grey maybe she should turn up the heat in her apartment so she can be comfortable without wearing a hat and the bird does not have to keep defending her against the hat aliens!
Sara Shelton: Birds seem to have their very own sense of fashion. Mine are always judging what I am wearing. Just when I think I am ready to go out, somebody has to add their own 2 cents to my outfit, be it by coming over and violating their potty training and pooping on my shirt, to prove that I made the wrong choice, or screaming in terror at my color preferences. Every birdie is a critic.
Julie Kayla Hall Dowling: Ah, yes - the bigger bird brain is the one who chooses to wear a hat indoors! ;-)
Pat Hardy: Timneh's win beaks down. My Timmy would say bye and hurry back whenever I picked up my purse---keys ---or coat. He would carry on conversations in my voice and my granddaughters. Example: 'Are you ready for school yet?' Granddaughters answer ' Noooo! ' He could open his cage and close it also. He would ask for water and fruit/treat. His responses to circumstances were always appropriate. I miss my boy. He was stolen from my home along with my YNA 6 years ago. I have never stopped looking for him. So if you hear a Timneh that says Frumple bird to the cadence of Super Man that is my boy please notify me.
Beth Rowan: The biggest bird brain is the person who thinks they have a chance at changing the mind of a 7' Timneh gray to live peacefully with the pull-down hat! The bird is obviously having too much fun to do anything differently, and is not going to give up the drama.
Darlene Lebron: Pearl is the biggest bird brain
Lisa Starr: The grey
Caitlyn Elizabeth Ralston: I would have to say the 5'8" human is the biggest bird brain! I have two African Greys and they have outsmarted me on MANY occasions! They are so smart! The other night one of them decided they were sick of the dogs begging under their cage so he dumped his food on our dogs head!
Fayme Ellenberger Reinhart: Humans are not nearly as smart as most animals! So I would have to go with the bird! I own an African Gray named Wilson.
Chris Costeira: The human but hard to believe since the African grey is so smart and curious
Deb LennHaynes: The Timnah is the biggest bird brain. No human female can replicate the noise of a telephone, microwave, the next door neighbor's dog or the doorbell. Plus, being a Timnah Grey allows one to be able to also moan, groan, and grunt, thus beating any female in originality. Greys are intelligent, naming what the female might have forgotten on the grocery list: Banana! RICE! Grapes! Yummy. How good of a bird brain is that? Females lose out on this one. I know. I have a Grey and I'm a female! Cheers.
Lynnette Swanson: I have to go with the Timnah (using mine as an example of course). You did not mention the sex of the TAG, but I can guess it is probably male as they tend to be the stubborn, know-it-all ones. Every time the 5'8' female tries to create harmony in the household, the parrot will find a way to create havoc (in a fun sort of way). Of course TAG fun is different from people fun and usually results in people working to clean up the mess left behind. If the 5'8" female tries to outsmart or think ahead to prevent what the TAG may do, of course the parrot has figured that out and does something else, also completely messy. In the end the 5'8' female caves into the whims of the TAG, resulting in a kiss or scratch on the parrot's head and while she (the female) rests - the TAG is devising the game for tomorrow, and just wait until she sees what the TAG has done to her bedroom, lol ...... :-)
Melanee Simpson: Try as I might I can never outsmart my Timnah..it's like he has psychic connections to my thought processes and is always aware of what I am trying to do , so he does the opposite just to show me he's superior. So in conclusion I would have to say from experience the African Grey Timnah possess superior intelligence beyond what we can measure and in comparison ..we the humans are the bird brains..
Katherine Wolak: I think the Timnah Grey is the smarter of the two. Since these parrots are social creatures, their brains are just as smart if not smarter than a child. As a parrot owner myself, I know they can be absolutely brilliant and fantastic escape artists to top! They can be taught, and understand human interactions. As well as understanding what their humans want from them, and they communicate what they want too. In short, intelligence and slyness go hand in hand! Add to that the fact that a parrot can read your facial expressions and emotions with a better accuracy than a child. It will know what mood you're in, and is more persistent with tasks as well. They also have a great sense of time. Knowing when you come home from work, and expecting things to be done at certain times if a pattern has been developed. Logical thinking is a thing as well. You can fool a child, but not a parrot! It will know what is where, even when hidden and will remember when you hide stuff in places for days, retrieving it afterwards without a problem. In short, The Grey WINS. :)
Amilia R. Hall: The Grey definitely can outwit a 5'8" human (female or male); Greys are very tenacious, patient, clever, loyal to their bonded mate (bird or human), and loving! Ask me! Mine kisses me and bites me in the same second!
Janie Mahla: The human is the bird brain. How many times does Pearl have to tell her owner to turn up the heat and ditch the hideous hats!!!!
Alison O'Konski: The bird has the biggest bird brain. The female has the biggest human brain (at least in this scenario!).
Natasha Rodriguez: Well. Considering that bird gets the human to do all the work, cage cleaning, feeding, etc. I'd have to say The bird wins for the biggest bird brain, and the human wins for the biggest sucker! HA!
Cindy Smith: The Timnah has concerns that the woman is mentally unstable. The hat represents the woman’s eggshell, and the woman is trying to go back into her egg. The Timnah knows that the next logical step in the woman’s decision to revert to her pre-hatch date would be to manually insert the egg back into the Timnah’s…well, you get the picture. Therefore, the Timnah is the bird-brain. Everyone else knows it is just a hat.
Alyssa Seaton: I think the owner is simply fighting a loosing battle. The bird will always win. I think she's overthinking the logic of why the bird does not like the specific types of hats, but rather that the bird realizes that those specific hats it can 'steal' easily from its clueless owner that keeps putting on the same damn hat! Humans... and they think birds need training!
Usman Waqar: Of course grey parrots because they have more learning capability then other parrots