Parrot Humanoids© defined

© Maanoj Rakhit / Yashodharma

3 Aug 2009; 30 Mar 2013 additions are identified with (*)

Humanoid

Humanoid has been defined[i] as having human form or characteristics.

Parrot

Parrot (noun) has been defined[ii] as any of numerous widely distributed tropical birds (order Psittaciformes and especially family Psittacidae) that are often crested and brightly coloured, have a distinctive stout hooked bill and zygodactyl feet, and include some excellent mimics

Parrot (transitive verb) has been defined[iii] a person who sedulously echoes another's words

Sedulous

Sedulous has been defined[iv] as

1: involving or accomplished with careful perseverance
2: diligent in application or pursuit

Indian Ringnecks as Pets

The Ringneck is highly intelligent and does make a good pet. They can be taught to speak, whistle, perform tricks (untying knots, stringing beads), and mimic other sounds. Be warned: for a smaller bird, they can be very vocal and painfully loud.[v]

Indian Ringnecks (IRN) have stable personalities and can cope with minimal attention during busy times, this does not mean they are content alone[vi]

They have established colonies in environments which are not native to them, some major points of interest include California, Florida, and the UK. These birds are believed to cause major damage to crops; however, little evidence has been published to prove this accusation. [vii]

In India, street vendors use them to attract customers, teaching them eye-catching tricks and elaborate songs. [viii]

Ringnecks are intelligent parrots and can make great pets. They learn concepts quickly and love to show off. Along with being intelligent, they are great at talking. Many people believe that males are friendlier and learn to talk more readily than females, but there is no real truth behind these statements. [ix]

A pet IRN should be fed a wide variety of foods, including a high quality pelleted staple food. [x]

As with all parrots, they require a variety of perches of different material and variegated widths to keep their feet healthy and must be provided with a good selection of stimulating toys, rotated frequently"[xi]  [variegated meaning]

Jealousy / Aggression:

The Ringneck parrots can be jealous of other family members and pets. They can develop a bond with only one human and refuse to interact with other people, even attacking them in some cases. Although this is a small bird it does not seem to believe so, and will attack larger birds and even dogs if it feels it or its human is threatened. Owners should be cautious in multiple-pet homes. Continuing to socialize the hand reared pet bird from a young age and letting many people handle and interact with it can prevent single-person bonding and allow it to become an excellent family pet. [xii]

Do these all collectively sound like a category of people I am referring to? Please use your imagination. (*)

Related: Parrot Humanoid Syndrome


[i] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Humanoids  2009-08-03 IST 18:00
[ii] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parrots  2009-08-03 IST 18:05
[iii] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parrots  2009-08-03 IST 18:05
[iv] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedulously  2009-08-03 IST 18:08
[v] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
[vi] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
[vii] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
[viii] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
[ix] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
[x] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
[xi] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
 (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_ringneck
[xii] Indian Ringneck Parrots Species Information Page and Photos.mht
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