@jengosmonkey So you ARE a convert to the Gentle Leader !!!!
Mine now stays at home - no more need of it with Mku. But it will come out again as a training device for the next puppy !
poor Alex, a sad day
Two other parrots remain in Pepperberg's lab: Griffin, age 12, and Arthur, age 8. But Alex was the undisputed centerpiece of the lab's work. When Griffin or Arthur would mumble their words, Alex was known to say "talk better," Pepperberg said. Whether the bird intended to correct his associates or was simply, well, parroting what he heard the researchers say is not clear.
That is really sad…I wonder what happened...those birds can live a very, VERY long time....
I remember learning about Alex's accomplishments in college.
Oh man that's awful…how sad