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RE: reptile intelligence redux

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Posted by: Bigtattoo at Mon Nov 22 02:57:40 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Bigtattoo ]  
   

My '09 male bull Alfonzo gets very upset if I take his sister Zoey out of the cage for too long. They have always been kept together since they were babies. Zoey seems to be less prone to upset, although she will watch for him to be returned from the feeding tub, then she will go under the hide and they will relax together. Awhile back Alfonzo had a stomach ailment and I tried separating them so I could treat him more easily. No way! He got so agitated I had to right away put him back with her. He recovered nicely. I don't think he would have got well if I had insisted upon separation.

I imagine some would consider it "over emotional anthropomorphizing" to think that this represents a "congnitive ability which is paramount for any emotion" but me just being a non locality (IE; generic) human I can't help but assign human qualities to that behavior.
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