Asked on Oct 25, 2017

Birds and hidden peanut shells

2dogalDfmFlipturn
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Can Blue Jays remember all of the places they hide peanuts in the shell?

7 answers
  • Yes, for the most part - this link will surprise you! I had no idea they hid them so far away!

  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Oct 26, 2017

    if they did i wouldn't have peanut vines...
  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Oct 26, 2017

    nope. i have never planted peanuts,,,,but a few vines show up.
  • Connie Williams-Frech
    Connie Williams-Frech
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Amazingly, yes! My Mom was a bird watcher and could name all of the local birds as well as most of the birds in Missouri. It basically works the same way as it does with squirrels remembering where they hide all of their nuts or how an outdoor cat remembers where its home is after a day of roaming the neighborhood.
  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Only if they leave the door ajar, because they know that it's fresher in the jar than peanuts in the shell!
  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Oct 26, 2017

    if they did I wouldn’t be finding them in my yard.
  • 2dogal
    2dogal
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Blue Jays are one of the smarter birds. Having a bird brain should be a compliment as we are still learning just how smart birds really are. So, yes, Jays remember where they hide peanuts.
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