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Old 04-14-2019, 07:19 PM
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Darwin's notes on flightless birds ...

I question the IQ of peeps that keep animals that deep down inside want to kill their handlers/owners at the first possible opportunity. I guess you must gamble with your life to feel alive...https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47924486
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Thats what he gets for not eating it first. probably would have tasted like chicken.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:48 PM
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Flightless Birds

Bunch of Ostriches are stand around when suddenly they are startled by some rustling in the bushes. They promptly bury their heads in the sand.
Another Ostrich comes out of the bushes, looks around and says; "where is everybody"
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:23 PM
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Thats what he gets for not eating it first. probably would have tasted like chicken.


Australian culinary experts recommend placing a rock in the pot used to cook a cassowary, and monitoring the tenderness of the rock as an indicator of the tenderness of the cassowary meat...
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:18 PM
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Hah!

I have a client who owns two parrots, keeps them in the same cage. One is fun, he'll present his head to scratch, you can hand him pistachios and almonds in their shell and he'll quickly hull them and nibble them down. The other one is freaked, if you try to hand him a nut, he starts squawking, trying to get away in a panic. I suspect they'll outlive my buddy.

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:01 AM
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It has been mentioned before by real experts, birds reflect their dinosaur ancestors. I enjoy watching the behaviors of my ducks, geese and chickens. Behaviorally, they occupy three different biological niches and are thus not direct competitors. But each have a personal space just as we humans have. The chickens have the least individual behavior and the geese have the most. I believe the geese recognize individual humans and dogs and cats. They can be very personable except during breeding and nesting. The other two not so much.

The chickens are the scariest as they are predatory machines and exhibit no personality other than pecking order. They react to a food item in a purely predatory manner, no cooperation. If they were 20 ft tall and weight a ton there’d be a horror.

The cassowary is behaviorally in that line.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:19 AM
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There is a documentary film about flightless birds I caught just the end of last night. Looked very good.
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