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London in the 1920's-the fortune telling parrakeet | by Warsaw1948
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London in the 1920's-the fortune telling parrakeet

It's a novel way to earn a living. The parrakeet is trained to look at a customer, then select a card and push it through the bars of the cage. I presume that the cards were Tarot and that the owner of the bird, cage and wooden stand then proceeded to "read" the card. Apparently this practice still goes on in India, Singapore and Indonesia and is called.... don't laugh..... Parrotstrology! There's a website here that gives more details myscienceblog.life-livewell.com/science/parrotstrology-an...

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Taken circa 2012