Episode Detail: Parrot Passions; Top Dogs!; Animal Minds; Pet Wrap - National Geographic Explorer
A look at parrots, which are among the most intelligent of pets---and can talk to their owners in our spoken language. However, pet parrots can be difficult to handle, as they can squawk for hours and bite. The “psychology” of such captive birds is explored here, with an emphasis on how their owners can ensure a tranquil and happy parrot. Also: a visit to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show spotlights the many types of “show” dogs and their handlers as they take part in the ultimate canine competition. In another segment, the complexity of animals' minds is explored; included is an African gray parrot that can solve logic problems. Finally, meet some pet owners who, after their pets' deaths, have their companions mummified.