Parrots Observed Using Tools, Sharing

Psychologists have found that captive parrots use tools such as pebbles or date pits to scrape the inside of seashells to derive their nourishing calcium powder and also share those tools with one another, the first evidence of a nonhuman species exhibiting these behaviors. What do you think?

“I bet they’re selfish in other ways, though.”

Tammy Blankenship • Systems Analyst


“What a fascinating discovery right before we inevitably eliminate the species.”

Alex Connor • Prison Janitor

“A date pit—of course! Why didn’t I think of that?”

Rusty Bohls • Charity Registrar