Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nut competition

This is a post with a lot of videos. If I knew how to edit things, I would have combined them into two videos -- round 1 and round 2.

My friends Judy and Strider (Strider is Judy's dog!) gave the parrots a container of mixed nuts. I thought it would be fun to videotape the parrots choosing their favorites in a nut competition.

Round One:

Max:
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Calypso:
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Rocky:
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So far, it's looking like a runaway for the cashews! But not so fast...

Beeps:
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Stella:
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The results from round one were: Cashew 3 Almond 2. It seemed a bit too close to call a definitive victory for cashews, so another round was warranted.

Round Two:

Max:
video

Calypso:
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Rocky:
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Beeps:
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Stella:
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The second round results: Cashew 5 All other nuts 0, for a total score of Cashew 8 Almond 2.

This actually becomes a bit more interesting after all of the cashews have been eaten and secondary nuts must be taken. Sometimes, the parrots are able to find small cashew pieces. Max will frequently throw other nuts on the ground in disgust. Beeps and Stella are happy with any nut; Rocky and Max will keep tossing nuts around in hopes of finding a cashew until the container is taken away.

The parrots send a big thank you out to their wonderful and generous friends!

1 comment:

belovedparrot said...

These are just wonderful, Mary!