Alex (parrot) - "She also reported that Alex had the intelligence of a five-year-old human and had not even reached his full potential by the time he died. She said that the bird had the emotional level of a human two-year-old at the time of his death." "Alex's last words to Pepperberg were: "You be good, See you tomorrow. I love you."
African Grey parrot--A most incredible species. The famous departed Alex showed language ability equal to human toddlers, forming sentences even. Bear in mind before getting a bird they are far, far more intelligent than many people realize.
the true story of the relationship between psychologist Irene Pepperberg & Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. remembrance of Pepperberg’s irascible, unforgettable, and always surprising best friend.
exactly how i feel. lie down, try not to cry, cry a lot. "As she put him into his cage for the night last Thursday, Dr. Pepperberg said, Alex looked at her and said: 'You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.'"