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Elephant bird was nocturnal and blind?!

Postby Pajarita » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:04 am

Wow! How very interesting! Birds that looked a bit like ostriches but were over 9 ft tall, nocturnal and probably blind but with a great sense of smell. Now, ain't that a kick in the head to all we know about birds?! Read on:

https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/anim ... -242789930
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Re: !

Postby liz » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:07 am

Rainbow can smell my leftover broccoli when I come through the front door. He goes into his begging dance so I will give it to him fast.
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Re: Elephant bird was nocturnal and blind?!

Postby Pajarita » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:06 am

Yes, parrots can smell the same we do - not as good as most other species but still good enough to recognize strong smells. But you should give them raw broccoli - they LOVE it!
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