Hills and valleys

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Here's Poppy perched on my shoulder. She wants to have a look at you all, She can see you y'know...


Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

Kakarikis are very smart...though not as smart as keas (quite a bit bigger), who can strip rubber from around windscreens of cars parked in high country parking areas. I actually used to keep keas AND kakarikis (permits required here for that) and one day the hose was left not quite out of the kea run... they pulled it inside and chopped it into little pieces. Needless to say, when they needed worming, I handled them with leather welding gloves on.

Shirley in New Zealand

2:29 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Yes, it's funny because I've realised that I've got so used to Poppy's cleverness until someone who hasn't 'met' her before comes along and is completely amazed! She loves to show off, but I have to tell everyone never to laugh at her antics, because she gets so offended! Really, she does! My pal laughed at her once, and Poppy so obviously on purpose splashed her bath water at my pal, then would have nothing to do with her for ages. Only after a lot of coaxing and several treats...
...one of my fave websites is http://www.alexfoundation.org/
if anyone wants to know more about the intelligence of the parrot family (of which Kakariki are a part), or doesn't believe just how clever they are!

3:26 PM  

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