Chatham Kent Parrot Club
Whether you live with a parrot, are thinking of buying, or are just interested in learning more about these fascinating creatures, we hope you find our website both entertaining and educational.
We meet at 7pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at:
St. Mary's Church
95 Marlborough St. N.
In Memory Of Alex The Grey
On September 6, 2007, Alex the grey passed away of unknown causes. He was 31 years of age and had been with Dr. Irene Pepperberg for 30 years. His name is an acronym for "Avian Learning EXperiment" but he was much more than that to Dr. Pepperberg and her team and will be sorely missed as a collegue and wonderful friend. During his life with Irene Alex learned to identify 50 different objects using the English language, 7 colours, 5 shapes, quantities to 6 and a zero-like concept. (and much more) Through Pepperberg's research, Alex showed a scope of cognitive abilities never expected in an avian species. She says that he had the intelligence of a 5 year old.
The bird community, science community and all that were exposed to this wonderful bird will miss him terribly.
To learn more, visit The Alex Foundation.
Email Vickie Brundritt, President
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