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Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

4 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Irene Pepperberg

"A fascinating look at animal intelligence, Pepperberg's tale is also a love story between beings who sometimes 'squabble like an old married couple' but whose bond broke only with Alex's death at 31 in '07. Irresistible." (People )    "A … see full wiki

Author: Irene Pepperberg
Genre: Professional & Technical, Home & Garden, Science
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
2 reviews about Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot...
review by . February 22, 2010
I figured I would alternately like it and pick apart this book. After all, I’ve been battling the aftermath of Pepperberg’s famous statement, that was something to the effect of African greys have the intelligence of a four year old child and the emotional level of a two year old, for as long as I’ve been helping people with parrot behavior problems. (It’s not that she’s wrong so much as that people seem to interpret it as a license to treat your birds like …
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2010
Alex proved beyond all doubt the intelligence and value of parrots -- we can never pretend ignorance again.
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