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African Grey Cosmo kisses

  • Thanks so much, Sethybeth. --Betty Jean

    African Grey Cosmo takes a shower

    • 4 years ago
    • 3,112 views
    Cosmo goes down the hall to the dogs' water dish saying "Cosmo wanna shower!" Then she takes a bird bath and calls out "Look! Good shower! or "Wow!"
    Sometimes she exclaims "Whatta bird!" --Betty ...
  • African Grey Cosmo recognizes herself in mirror

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,692 views
    African Grey Parrot Cosmo (Craige) recognizes herself in a mirror. She says, "That's Cosmo."
  • Thanks, Birdlady. I too think Cosmo is adorable. --Betty Jean

  • Hi, Linda. Cosmo is amazing. That's why I wrote the book CONVERSATIONS WITH COSMO. Cosmo sounds a bit like me, unless a man enters my house, in which case she uses a man's voice. She also has a telephone voice that she got from the answering machine. Thanks again. --Betty Jean

    African Grey Cosmo "has feathers"

    • 4 years ago
    • 4,078 views
    Cosmo can teach children what she thinks about: for example, squirrels, doggies, company, kitchen, and me; what she wants, such as peanuts, a shower, and a ride in the car; and what she considers f...
  • Hi, Fruitdot. Cosmo jokes similarly with me. She says of one of the dogs, "Mary has feathers! Noooo. Hehehe." Then she says, "Mary has fur!" She knows that I'll laugh when she says "Mary has feathers." --Betty Jean Craige

    African Grey Cosmo plays "Telephone"

    • 4 years ago
    • 9,946 views
    Telephone for bird! was Cosmo's first joke. Before she could talk, when the phone would ring, I would shout Telephone! for her benefit and then pick up the receiver. After Cosmo found out that I wa...
  • African Grey Cosmo opens drawers

    • 4 years ago
    • 3,890 views
    Cosmo knows where she wants to go. She knows all the rooms of the house and what they offer. If I won't give her a ride on my hand to her destination, she will walk. She especially likes my bathroo...
  • African Grey Cosmo "wanna cuddle"

    • 4 years ago
    • 5,020 views
    Cosmo tries out her new words and phrases outside my presence. She practices.
    In the months when she was first learning to talk, Cosmo practiced her language early in the morning. When I stayed in...
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