Book Review: Alex & Me

Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the ProcessAlex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene M. Pepperberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“You be good. I love you. See you tomorrow.” These were the last words ever spoken by Alex, a parrot, to his handler of 30 years, Irene Pepperberg.

Alex was an amazing bird who was able to revolutionize the way scientists saw birds as Alex was able to learn colors, numbers, textures, and so much more. Throughout the 1970s until his death in 2007 Alex continued to learn and never reached his full potential.

This is the story of Alex written by Dr. Pepperberg, who despite her scientific study loved Alex as a friend and pet. It is a very moving story for anyone with a human bone in their body. Pepperberg writes with a purpose; wanting the entire world to know the amazing friend she had in Alex, who was gone long before the world was ready.

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