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Jun 11, 2010

SILLY SATURDAY

No sooner did I see the post on French Elements with the wonderful dancing bird then a friend emailed me with a the following clip. I am starting to think the birds are going to outsmart us all.

4 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That was amazing! Too funny to see him roll over and play dead. I used to have a parakeet that would chase the dog around the coffee table, such a cool bird!

Barb said...

O.K, I need to get a bird.

big hugs,
Barb

Cass @ That Old House said...

I think that is a tiny human in a bird suit.
No, actually, that is brilliant.

The trainer used operant conditioning on this smart little feathered friend -- you can hear the noise of the clicker after each successfully executed "trick."

I used clicker training on my dogs -- it's wonderfully effective when done right. And -- I am not making this up -- I used it on my 9th grade Sunday School class each year and had the best attendance and most motivated kids at the church. :-) They never knew that I "trained" them just as I did my dogs.

Sheldon used it on Penny in a Big Bang Theory show on CBS this season.

that is SUCH a neat clip. Thanks for sharing!

Cass

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Maybe Hitchcock was onto something!

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