Parrots can make complex economic decisions, at least according to German scientists. 33 macaws and African grey parrots were taught to recognise the value of tokens which could be exchanged for food as part of the experiment at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The birds then had to invest their tokens, either in low-value immediate rewards, or high-value but more expensive rewards. The most patient parrots could exchange their tokens for pieces of walnut, while the less determined traders were stuck with dry corn or sunflower seeds.While only parrots took part in the original study (Nine great green macaws, eight blue-throated macaws, eight blue-headed macaws and eight African grey parrots) - Part II was conducted in the Chattering Teeth Studios scientific lab adjacent to the cocktail bar and pool spa and included one democrat socialist.
Test results are not yet complete, as the democrat socialist keeps stealing the other bird's nuts and seeds.