Published Jan 18, 2007

Finally, in action, this blog’s namesake:


What is he busy tearing to shreds there?

Also, I keep wondering what the point of picking it up and throwing it is — whether he’s imagining chasing something, the way my cats do, by batting something across the floor and then following it, or what…

It’s a green, wooden clothespin that he’s destroying.

I was wondering about the throwing behavior too. He does seem to enjoy throwing sometimes. Perhaps there’s some foraging advantage to throwing discarded shells, husks, etc.? I’ve read that cats throw toys in order to simulate the behavior of prey, but, unless my bird has some sinister history of which I’m unaware, Junior’s not a predator, so we’re not seeing hunting behavior.