Two sided mirror with bell. Includes hanging clip for easy attachment to your cage. Colors may vary. Overall length is 4 inches (including chain) mirror is 2.25 inches and is ideal for finches, canaries, budgies and lovebirds.
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One might ask why rather clear evidence was observed in two individuals and weaker evidence in another one, but not in all of the five birds. The proportion of positive findings is, however, well in the range of what has been found in apes. In chimpanzees, the species best studied and showing the clearest evidence of mirror-induced self-directed behavior, a considerable number of individuals typically produce negative findings [,]. Of 92 individuals tested by Povinelli et al. , only 21 demonstrated clear and nine weak evidence of self-exploration, with about 75% prevalence in young adults of 8 to 15 y. Only half among those with clear evidence of self-exploration passed the mark test. Thus, our data do not only qualitatively, but also quantitatively, match the findings in chimpanzees. As a note of caution, we would like, however, to emphasize that the number of birds we tested is too small for a definitive estimate of the distribution within the population. Thus, further studies must assess whether the typical frequency of mirror-induced self-directed behavior in magpies is comparable to that in chimpanzees.
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Two of the other three birds reacted to the mirror with excited behavior characterized by frequent jumping and running within the cage, and the last bird showed a high number of attacks towards the mirror in one trial (see ), but not in the other. The subject Schatzi, which had shown spontaneous mark-directed behavior during an earlier exposure, showed no significant mark-directed behavior in this series of tests, although there were two instances of mark-directed behavior in the mirror and color condition and no mark-directed behavior in the other conditions.
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