Parrot Tricks

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” […]

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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, thenĀ  do the addition and subtraction, plus be able to count […]

A chained sequence of behaviors results in this cute trick: Max the Quaker Parrot climbs down a pole, drags a firehose up a ladder, rescues a “baby” and brings it to a waiting ambulance. (She also shakes hands and turns on cue.) The owner of the video doesn’t explain how he taught his Quaker Parrot […]

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