Personally I do believe that animals do have good judgement, an animal would have no idea what a person is saying, or their past actions, so you would expect them to look for different characteristics when deciding whether to trust a person or not. Opposed to another person trying to judge them, who could very easily get caught up in the person's carefully constructed version of themselves which they share with the world.
A few weeks ago I was at a party around a friends place, there were around twenty people there, the owners of the house owned a cocky which had it's wings clipped so it could just walk around out of it's cage. Of all the people there it walked up to me and started tapping my foot asking to be picked up (aaaaw), later at the party they had to get it back into the cage, it didn't want to so it started flapping around running everywhere, it freaked out whenever it's owner touched it, but it ran over to me and hopped onto my hand when I held it out...it then jumped off and headbutted the ground when its owner came over. This cocky had never seen me before that night and the fact that it let me pick it up before it's owner was interesting. For the sake of believing that this bird complimented me, I am going to say that animals are a very good judge of character.
This post has been edited by matty_batty0: 08 May 2011 - 04:14 AM