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I read it 5 times and on my 6th read.
Simply.. fantastic ! A must read.
Im not a book person , but i couldnt take my eyes off it.
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I really want it. It's so sad he died

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That is sad. The sample I read made it sound like it was so depressing for her. Thanks, Stacey, I think I'll buy it or borrow it from the library sometime.




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I can imagine it was horrible for her, losing such a wonderful bird, I mean losing any bird is horrid but that bird was just like WHAT!? He was so clever. I can imagine the heart-ache.

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I have it too, its really great
I also just got 'Wingin' It' for Christmas. Its about a wild caught African Grey, and the womans life trying to train and bond the wild grey - less educational, more funny.


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Would you consider Alex & Me very educational?




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Would you consider Alex & Me very educational?
Most defendant , it also clears up non-bird owners impression on birds being stupid and reinforces the intelligence of these beautiful creatures.
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I could tell that in the sample. I can't wait to actually read it.




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I agree, it taught me some things about bird knowledge. And it gave me proof that birds really are intelligent


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It's a very good book. I would also highly recommend The Parrot Who Owns Me It's more informative, a little less of a memoir, I really liked it!



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It's a very good book. I would also highly recommend The Parrot Who Owns Me It's more informative, a little less of a memoir, I really liked it!



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I think I saw that book at a book store while I was browsing as well. I thought the Alex & Me one looked more interesting, but I didn't really know much about the other one.




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Just picked up both Alex & Me and that Wingin' It book from the library! (Along with eight other bird books.) I'm currently reading Alex & Me, and so far, it's fantastic!




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That's great Abby

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Abby,
Since you are already reading Alex and Me, and you like it, why not go with that idea for your term paper. I think it was Daisy who suggested something along the lines of greys understanding language instead of merely mimicing it. I haven't read the book, but suspect you would get a lot of information to support that in the book.


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I finished Alex & Me, it was absolutely great and amusing! I'd suggest it to everyone here! I'm now starting the book called Winging It.




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That's great Abby, I may buy it erm what's wingin it about?
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This crazy African Grey who lives with these people. I'm not exactly sure, I'm only on like chapter 2.




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