By omnomnom - 05/02/2011 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.
blue parakeets are evil. mine clawed my green parakeet to death, then perched on its perch with a smug look in its eyes.
I find it impossible to believe that several people who have an FML account, read this FML also have a parakeet and decided to place an other parakeet in the same cage resulting in one dieing and ALSO decided to post a comment about it on this FML whilst not feeling emotional at all.
lol!!!!!! cannibalistic parakeet!! seriously though, kill the damn bird before it kills you.
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.
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.
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(:
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.
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.
"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).