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新加坡男子养了一只乌鸦,从雏鸟起就训练它找硬币和玩捉迷藏

Sep 21, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

大多数新加坡人回到家时可能会看到一只毛茸茸的小狗或者小猫,少数会看到长尾小鹦鹉或者仓鼠。

但Shafiq Kamis不会看到这些宠物。

迎接Shafiq的是一只又大又黑的乌鸦。

但这可不是入室侵袭,就像你可能听说过八哥和猕猴啃食新加坡人居住的组屋公寓那样。

这只乌鸦——或者可以叫它Shafiq起的名字,Irie——几乎是这个家庭的一部分。

乌鸦不想离开

把乌鸦当作宠物养的想法对一些人来说可能很新奇,但Shafiq对于养乌鸦却毫无顾虑。

39岁的他和Mothership分享了他第一次拿到Irie的经历,那时它还是一只朋友给的四个月大的雏鸟。

Shafiq把Irie从小养大,在一定程度上几乎把它驯服了。

Irie还是个非常脏的雏鸟时。Shafiq Kamis拍摄

最开始,长期保管和照顾Irie并没有列入他的计划。Shafiq说他本打算在Irie长大能飞时把它放生了。

不过这只乌鸦似乎已经形成了一种依恋——尽管Shafiq无数次尝试把它放生,但Irie总是会回到他的家门口。

Shafiq有一次甚至把它送到离他家3公里远的地方。

Shafiq说:“我告诉自己我会照顾它的,因为它对我非常忠诚。”

这个家庭的一部分

现在,Irie和Shafiq住在他的组屋公寓里,但Irie可以随心所欲地飞进飞出。

虽然Irie经常在白天离开家去做乌鸦做的事情,但它会在黄昏时回来,到厨房的笼子里睡觉。

只要让窗户开着,你就会发现Irie回到它的笼子里了。真的需要训练它打开笼子的门…… 哎,你昨天没回家,你最好道个歉!

一只乌鸦的生活。

Shafiq说,照顾Irie并不是特别难。

乌鸦对食物并不挑剔但需要是现成的,Shafiq还是会尽量给Irie喂食,给它几口炸鸡、鱼、蔬菜和它最喜欢的煎蛋。

这只麻烦的宠物偶尔会要求加餐。

截图来自Tarzan Malaya SG的YouTube

似乎Irie不仅喜欢Shafiq,也喜欢他的家人,包括他的孙女。

Shafiq Kamis拍摄

Shafiq Kamis拍摄

动图来自Tarzan Malaya SG的YouTube

Irie已经学会了许多技能

Shafiq在当地拥有一家唱片公司,是一名自由体育教练,他还在YouTube上制作视频。

这个频道以前主要用来上传他制作的音乐视频,但后来被Irie和他另外两只宠物金刚鹦鹉Rio和Kyojin的视频所取代。

拥有近五千名粉丝的Shafiq主要分享他宠物鸟的训练视频,里面有Irie。他还分享了伤鸟或雏鸟康复的视频。

到目前为止,已经快两岁的Irie已经学会了一些技能,比如找硬币、取东西和“捉迷藏”。

找硬币是Shafiq在栏杆上藏了一枚硬币让Irie去找。这只聪明的小鸟会找到硬币再把它放到Shafiq家外面的一个杯子里。

https://youtu.be/Yc_YWhVnvhg

&ab_channel=TarzanMalayaSG

Shafiq还和Irie玩“捉迷藏”,他跑到组屋公寓小区的各个楼层躲起来,直到Irie找到他为止。

https://youtu.be/yF60fpagvSg

&ab_channel=TarzanMalayaSG

这些技能并不奇特。毕竟,除了灵长类动物,科学家认为乌鸦可能是地球上最聪明的动物。

乌鸦已经被证明可以使用工具将昆虫从洞中挖出来,并且具有解决高级问题所需要的认知能力。

Shafiq补充说,Irie是他养过的最聪明的宠物之一。如果不让Irie每天飞行两次,它就会经常从笼子里冲出来。

Shafiq Kamis拍摄

Shafiq说,训练Irie的过程与训练狗的过程相似。但一切最终都取决于宠物和主人之间的“信任和纽带”。

“一旦你超越了这个阶段,一切都取决于你想让它们做什么。打个比方,如果我想训练“取物”,我就花两个小时在空中抛硬币让它接住。”

向送货员问好

Shafiq还成功地教会了Irie召回——这实际上就是训练这只鸟飞向你。Irie现在可以简单地响应Shafiq的哨声了。

Shafiq在Facebook上发布的视频迅速传播,获得了近800次的分享。

从Shafiq的视频来看,他好像常常在组屋公寓的走廊里训练Irie。

Shafiq说,他的邻居们一开始被一只飞来飞去的乌鸦吓坏了,但“他们都是挺好的人”,现在已经习惯了他和乌鸦的滑稽举动。

“有时当乌鸦飞近一些送货员时,他们会感到震惊。他们会以为Irie想攻击他们,但实际上这只是友好的表示。Irie在打招呼呢。”

Irie有时也会给其他路人让路。

动图来自Shafiq Kamis的Facebook

当Shafiq被问及他对可能对乌鸦有某些误解,特别是普遍认为乌鸦可能会攻击路人的那些人有什么看法时,他并没有不同意。

“我认为这不是他们的误解。的确,乌鸦是肉食动物,很可怕,可能会攻击人类。但我想说的是,只要你和它关系亲密并且方法正确,任何野生动物都可以被驯服。”

上图来自Shafiq Kamis

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.