I had heard that many Chinese keep birds as pets, and to keep the birds from being lonely, they’ll bring them to parks to socialize with one another, albeit in cages. I had not yet seen this, but today in the gardens at Wenshu Temple, I saw a man practicing tai chi alongside his pet bird. The bird had no other birds with whom to socialize, but he was vocal regardless.
|Tai chi practitioner, with his pet bird in a cage; Wenshu Temple, Chengdu.|
|Pet bird; Chengdu, China.|