What I did with Rev last night

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Thu Jul 5 19:08:38 EDT 2007

Wish my finches could do that.

Two weeks ago, I had a dozen finches.  Today I have one and tomorrow will
probably not have any.

Construction is going on locally and the displaced field mice think that
my finch cage is their personal fast food joint :-/

If only they kept an eye open half the night...

Condolences on your cockatiel!


On Thu, 5 Jul 2007, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> Judy Perry wrote:
> > It may take some time.  I think I remember reading somewhere that birds
> > even practice their songs in their sleep.  I think the researchers
> > monitored brain waves or some such thing to show that the birds would
> > silently rehearse in their sleep.
> Even more trivia: birds only sleep half their brains at a time. One eye
> generally stays open. Though the original study was on ducks, I saw this
> repeatedly with my cockatiel, who always slept with his "outside" eye
> (the one toward the window) open. (Past tense, because the sweet thing
> passed away a few weeks ago at the grand old age of 11.)
> My canary is tweeping little experimental snatches of tunes today. His
> mourning dove call took about 3 weeks to perfect, so I'll give him some
> time.
> --
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