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Subject: Mirrors
From: "Jill Dark" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 20:25:01 +1000
Hi All,
Maybe this is not relevant, but I was reminded of it with all the stories of birds and mirrors.  Many years ago, B.W.(before Wires) I was given a cat-attacked juvenile king parrot.  The bird survived but could not fly so we kept it as a pet. This bird had it's own perch in the living room and liked to come in by the fire in winter.  Somehow we then acquired a budgie, a very aggressive budgie, who gave the king parrot hell chasing it around the room.  To distract the budgie I placed a mirror on the floor and, of course, the budgie loved it and talked to it for hours.  This was too much for the king parrot, who came to see what the attraction was.  So, the king parrot looked in the mirror, looked at the budgie alongside,  and then chased the budgie!
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