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By omnomnom - / Saturday 5 February 2011 00:29 / Canada
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honestly...its two birds that didn't know each other, and you put them in a cage together? You didn't know if they would fight, love each other, etc. and your locking them in a cage together while you are at work for hours and hours.. They most likely fought to figure out who the "big dog" is, and it was a fight to the death...i am sorry your bird died but really, common since says dont do something like that til they aer accustomed to each other.

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To all you poor, deprived folks who are wondering what a fjord is and why the parrot is pining for it, do a YouTube search on "Monty Python dead parrot" and watch it 427 times. Beautiful plumage!

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Parakeets are evil! I had one for two years and everytime I bought a companion for it, it wouldn't last a week. She would kill all of them! Luckily she ran away, Lol!

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129, humans are all the same species, no matter what race they are. Parakeets and birds are only in the same family, as are humans and chimpanzees. It would be more comparable to a human eating a chimpanzee.

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134, you're the 1st one to make sense. the way everyone explained it had me unconvinced. I thought a bird is a bird, they both fly, so it's the same... but the monkey/ human example makes more sense, now. everyone else that explained it, it was still ambiguous.

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#134 probably meant parakeets and parrots are different species of bird, just like humans and chimpanzees are different species of primate. It's not entirely correct, as parakeet refers to just a few species of the order parrot, but close enough.

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#79, All humans are the same species, there are many different species of birds. By your logic, if all birds are the same, then all mammals are the same. So, if you kill a cow and eat it, then you are a cannibal. Learn YOUR facts, dumb fuck.

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I'm comparing birds to birds. that's a specific animal. if humans eat any other humans, cows eat other cows, or a dog eats another dog, and it's called cannibalism, then a bird eating another bird is cannibalism. the specific type of bird shouldn't matter. it was a bird eating another bird.

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I think you missed my point. All birds are NOT the same as specific species of animal, like a cow. Is an eagle the same as a crow, or a turkey, or a pheasant? No, they are not the same. You can't say they are cannibal if they don't eat their same species, you can call them predatory.

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so, because the birds aren't exactly the same, it's not cannibalistic? that, my good sir, is stupid on science's part. well, to be kind, you may be right, but I completely disagree with that. I believe this was cannibalism. and no matter how much science "fact" you have, I'll always think that(:

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It's not stupid on science's part, it's idiotic on your unwillingness to recognize the definition of cannibalism and your failure to recognize that a 'bird' is not a species.

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What's hilarious is that you're using a scientific term created to describe a specific behavior, reject it, and come up with your own ridiculous definition so you can remain willfully ignorant.

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It's been a long time since biology so forgive me if I misspell some of my taxonomy. While I agree that this isn't really cannibalism, comparing a human eating a cow to a parrot eating a parakeet isn't really the best example. Parrots and Parakeets only share the class aves, the order psittaciformes, and the family psittacidae. Humans are in the family hominidae, so you'd have to pick another member of the family hominidae. A better comparison would be a human eating a gorilla.

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Okay, can we have a sense of humor? We don't need the real definition on cannibalism. It's a bird eating another bird. It was a joke. You know like haha? Something you're supposed to laugh at. So, let's grow up, stop arguing over what cannibalism means, and take a joke. Holy shit. Get over yourselves. Yes, the cannibalism joke didn't perfectly go along with the definition of cannibalism, but obviously you people aren't perfect, either. Learn how to take a fucking joke.

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"Although budgerigars are often, especially in American English, called parakeets, this term refers to any of a number of small parrots with long, flat tails." So, technically, what most people call parakeets are, in fact, the same species as (some) parrots (because there is more than one species of parrot).

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You should have paid more attention in school. if you had you might know the difference between species and races. Don't insult people just because you don't understand the difference.

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Actually, it's more like a human eating a gorilla or a chimpanzee, because they share a common family in taxomomy as do parrots and parakeets. I do agree that that still isn't cannibalism, however. :)

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