Re: Does your dog or cat have conscious thought?
My sis had a parrot like that. She had to use a door not in view of the cage to carry out the luggage. They tend to associate, luggage, words etc with actions. Her parrot knew she wouldn't be there and that I would for a week. Parrots tend to have one friend, caretaker, and everyone else is suspicious. Learning, emotions, moods, reactions...all of these things are obvious. Trained seals blow horns but right behind comes the fish to reinforce the behaviour.
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