Franklin Eating His Peanut

category: Birds • 1 min read

african grey parrot eating a peanut

Franklin Eating His Peanut

Franklin is a middle aged African Grey Parrot, mid-20s to mid-30s. African Grey Parrots are supposed to be the Einsteins of the animal world. They are supposed to speak not only words but sentences and in the right context.

Franklin is intelligent but he rarely speaks. Occasionally a word here, a word there…

Franklin is eating his peanut that he get out from his box, the yellow box at the bottom right of the photo. He had to open both side at the same time to open it enough to grab his peanut.

Brian has many puzzles around the house for Franklin. Brian doesn’t have the choice because when these African Grey Parrots get bored, they will start to pick and destroy everything in sight.

Franklin just came in to see what the commotion was about (me taking photos of two reluctant and very uncooperative cats), so he decided to grab a peanut and I took a few photos before he disappeared somewhere else in the house.


Camera: Canon EOS 7D ISO 400 and 1/160
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM @200mm and f/7.1
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