The Parrot Who Owns Me : Fifteen years ago, when she adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-year-old parrot named Tiko, Joanna Burger entered one of the most complex relationships of her life. Initially sullen and hostile, Tiko gradually warmed up, and eventually he courted her, building nests inside household furniture during mating season and trying to coax her into them. He nursed her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease. For a while he even fought her husband for her attentions, but eventually, theirs was a relationship of deep mutual trust. The Parrot Who Owns Me is also the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular (America's third most commonly owned pet, after cats and dogs). Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Joanna Burger's work - not only about parrots but about what it means to be human.
|Mascotas y Animales||Birds|