In this video, Griffin, the african grey parrot that Irene Pepperberg works with shows his cognitive abilities. I am working long distance with Griffin to help him overcome his shyness of toys. Once I learn what materials he is most comfortable with, I will construct a toy out of said materials and see if we have a winner. It all sounds so simple, but it is actually a long process, especially since I have to mail the materials in and rely on a student at the Brandis University to present each toy part to Griff and then record is reactions. I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity to do this. If you want to know more about the intelligence of parrots and the great work Irene is doing, go to www.thealexfoundation.com and check it out!