Birds depend less on the senses of smell and taste than people do. Most birds have little use for the sense of smell. The odors of food, prey, enemies or mates quickly disperse in the wind. Birds possess olfactory glands, but they’re not well developed in most species, including the songbirds in our backyards.
It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the exact age of Romeo is never explicitly stated. Juliet’s age is 13, and she is almost about to turn 14.