It takes someone with very little imagination to insist that animals don’t communicate. Those of us who have companion parrots even know they “talk” and “listen” to us. The way humans use language does indeed set us apart from most animals but some animals demonstrate they can learn our language. We all know about research […]
Some people are under the impression that budgies (budgerigar parakeets) aren’t trainable because they are so small. Quite a few people, in fact, think budgies aren’t even real parrots. Not only are they parrots, check out this guy’s very entertaining comedy act comprised of trick trained budgies. (He’s saying “Allez, allez!” which means “let’s go” […]
Lala the penguin was rescued from a fishing net and made himself at home with a Japanese family. He even earns his keep by doing the shopping at the fish market.
You can hear Disco, the budgie, mumble hilarious phrases in his sleep, like: “Nobody puts baby bird in a corner” and “Don’t just stand there, bust a move!”
Here’s fun commercial featuring a gorgeous macaw… who wants to go to doggy daycare. Your bird doesn’t have to think he’s a dog to learn to fetch though. Teaching a parrot to retrieve is easy with clicker training. Learn more about parrot training and parrot training props.
Holy crap, this is amazing! Even if the owner is coaching the parrot off-screen somehow (though there hardly seems time), that’s still pretty amazing. Keep in mind that the bird needs to be able to read Arabic numerals in order to do the math, then do the addition and subtraction, plus be able to count […]
Hilarious music video featuring a dancing macaw! (Warning: lyrics not for those with delicate sensibilities.)
Ever wonder how strong a macaw’s beak is? Have any doubt that a macaw could easily break steel-welded cage bars? I think you can see where I’m going with this post… Please note that the person uploading this video wants to make clear that this cage was only a temporary cage (because Kaiser the Hyacinth […]
The Quaker Parrot (Monk Parakeet) is the only species of parrots who build nests. This amazing video is a time-lapse video of an industrious pet Quaker making a nest from popsicle sticks.
African Greys are known to be excellent talkers, but it seems like when it comes to singing it’s the Amazons that have the better set of pipes. So the following video made my day twice over. Listen to how well the words are articulated! My favorite holiday parrot video so far: Happy Holidays everybody!
In one of our favorite parrot videos, which we had the hardest time tracking down, you see an eclectus pacing his cage muttering “Can’t take this. Can’t take this. Not another day. Not another day!”. You don’t understand what in the world this poor parrot is enduring that he can’t deal with for even one […]
Kakapos, what few of them remain, live on islands with no predators… or, apparently, enough eligible females.