r/MadeMeSmile 8d ago Heartwarming 2 Silver 24 Helpful 21 Wholesome 43 Take My Energy 2 hehehehe 1 LOVE! 1

I didn't know that birds were this attached to their humans Wholesome Moments

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u/bluecamel17 8d ago Wholesome

I'd freak out too if a giant just disappeared in front of me.

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u/intensely_human 8d ago

AAA!

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u/gdaaayyy 8d ago

WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE IN THIS ROOM FREAKING OUT OVER WHAT JUST HAPPENED?? WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE LAUGHING, THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU HEARTLESS BASTARDS??

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u/ApppyDay 7d ago

With the same reaction

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u/bravepotatoman 7d ago

Just like eren did to burrito

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u/cragbabe 8d ago edited 7d ago

Cockatoos are flock birds. They live in groups their whole lives and are never seperate even when brooding and raising young. Parrots bond really closely with their human "flock" and will 100% freak if you leave them. These birds naturally yell for each other all day long to reassure one another they are there even when out of line of sight. So birb yelling is an innate response to try and locate his flock again.

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u/Zedeth91 8d ago

These birds naturally yell for each other all day long to reassure orn another they are there even when our of line of sight.

I guess im a birb

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u/[deleted] 8d ago edited 7d ago

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u/ChaosM3ntality 8d ago

wonder what some evolutionary reasons certain birds or fish live long than others similar animals.

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u/drewster23 7d ago

I looked it up for birds. Apparently there's a fucking lot of complex things going for these birds.

http://everythingbirdsonline.com/care-feeding/why-do-birds-live-so-long/?v=1d20b5ff1ee9

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u/Gary_the_Goatfucker 7d ago This

Learning about animals is really fun, because no matter how hard you study mammals, the instant you get to learning about birds and fish everything you’ve ever known is launched out the window and you are slapped with the most expansive and complicated mountain of confusing information you couldn’t have imagine existed

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u/drewster23 7d ago

Yeah that article quickly became gibberish to me basically lol.

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u/sumptin_wierd 7d ago

It is actually gibberish. Lots of poorly constructed sentences and explanations. Science words sprinkled liberally for effect.

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u/BurritoBoy11 7d ago

Yeah I don’t trust that source. Very poorly written, blatant typos/mistakes, parts don’t make sense.

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u/Pierresauce 7d ago

You're not lying, I gave up after a few paragraphs because it felt so clickbaity. Probably really generated or some shit

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u/Beerbeisser 7d ago

...that's why i tought it 's probably badly translated? But i noticed science-babble and repetitions too.

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u/sumptin_wierd 7d ago

Birds can taste capsaicin but it doesn't trigger a heat response.

We need to get a Parrot on Hot Ones

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u/Leon_Thotsky 7d ago

Prob want to go for the cauliflower ones in that case

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u/ithinkveryderply 7d ago

I shot soda outta my nose.. l hate you

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u/iamtruetomyself9 8d ago

Damn that's a long life, pigeons live only till 15 years

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u/jimmifli 7d ago Helpful

I'm not sure I believe that, I've never seen a baby pigeon and I'm not sure they exist.

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u/ItsDoofDaddy 7d ago

Birds don't exist, so that would explain why you've never seen a baby pigeon.

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u/MrSkrrrrt 7d ago

Birds are just cctv drones, only sheep believe otherwise

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u/rainbowjesus42 7d ago

I guess that means the sheep that get taken by "eagles" in Australia know too much

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u/elmz 7d ago

People always say this, but I'm willing to bet most people haven't seen more than a couple species of baby bird.

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u/Spirited_Top_5443 8d ago

I wish a had a parrot. But now that you mentioned that it sounded even more mean to have a pet bird.

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u/ALemonadeMaker 8d ago edited 7d ago Take My Energy

You can think of a parrot like a 2 year old child with an air horn in one hand and a pair of pliers in the other at all times. They can also live for over 60 years. Do your research first please! They are incredibly smart and lovable, but can be incredibly destructive and time consuming.

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u/Spirited_Top_5443 8d ago Wholesome

What I was trying to say is that it doesn't sound right to keep 1 bird who in his natural habit would be in a group of birds (forgot how is it called. Flock?), alone inside your house while we know it was made to fly along his bird family and be free. Either way, it was kind of you to point it out we must be responsible pet owners.

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u/link0007 7d ago

It's a trade-off for sure. For instance, many people like to have just one budgie (a small parrot), because then they attach very well to humans. But it's seen by others as cruel, a form of psychological abuse, because they really crave bird companionship. However, if you get more than one budgie they will not bond much with their humans. They remain a lot more wild. But they at least have proper companionship.

So it's a very selfless and deliberate decision of many budgie owners to get two or more, and just accept that they won't be as cuddly and talkative to humans.

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u/DarkPho3nix40 8d ago

Well he does have his flock, his flock is the humans. As far as the bird is considered it’s no different than a flock of other birds, and being bred in captivity probably makes it more predisposed to accepting a human flock. If you listen to the video though it sounds like there’s at least one other bird in the house somewhere.

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u/Demetrius3D 8d ago

If you listen to the video though it sounds like there’s at least one other bird in the house somewhere.

That's likely. I read that the average number of parrots owned (by people who own parrots) is three.

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u/joecooool418 8d ago

Yea, get one and you will never ever go on vacation again. And your neighbors will hate you.

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u/meltingdiamond 7d ago

I looked after a parrot for a week so a friend could go on vacation. It was awful, I never want a parrot and that friend owes me at least two "disposal of a dead body with no questions asked" type favors.

Birds aren't pets, they are lifestyle choices.

I would rather be gay in Saudi Arabia then look after a parrot long term.

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u/VividFiddlesticks 7d ago

My parents looked after a red macaw when I was a toddler and I am still afraid of parrots because of it.

That thing was as tall as I was and cussed like a sailor. I remember that thing running along the ground after me with its wings halfway unfurled, screaming.

Fuck that. I love animals but those things belong outside.

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u/cragbabe 7d ago

Watching a large macaw run along the ground is one of my favorite things in the world. It makes me laugh every time they do it. Especially when they do the beak open running, they look like a bright red T-Rex and I freaking Love it.

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u/VividFiddlesticks 7d ago

Bright red T-Rex is 100% accurate!

I probably would have been a lot happier if it hadn't been the same height as me.

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u/SeattleLoverBeluga 7d ago

It seems like it would only be a lifestyle choice if you don't have the money to pay someone to help out when you go on vacation.

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u/A_YASUO_MAIN 8d ago

accurate

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u/jimmifli 7d ago

I have an exwife just like that.

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u/CalmingWater1 7d ago

Consider adopting an adult one just cause they live so long... They change hands a few times typically and because they're cognitively say the level of human children you really want this pet cared for. Also I hate to say this but unless you are incredibly financially secure don't get one. They are quite noisy and if you are over 20 it's a life long commitment. You may have kids, raise them to adulthood, have then finish school, and have their own families. This bird will be there before during and after all that. Most pet guardians underestimate this responsibility.

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u/123_fake_name 8d ago

That is the most accurate description.

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u/Xylth 7d ago

I've heard it as "a toddler with wings and a pair of bolt cutters".

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u/paperpenises 8d ago

Yeah and that yelling in the video does not translate as to how loud it actually is. In the video it just seems like they're yelling, but in real life its like ear splitting loud.

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u/R3dM4g1c 8d ago

My grandma used to have a red Macaw, and that fucker would split your eardrums. That shit is no joke.

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u/Pkrudeboy 8d ago

Norwegian Blues have a beautiful plumage, but they tend to pine for the fjords.

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u/throwawaygreenpaq 8d ago

This is an ex-parrot!

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u/Ilignus 8d ago

My wife, (girlfriend at the time,) had a neighbour with a parrot. It would always freak out when they left, so I can confirm.

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u/Ac997 8d ago

Thats shits sad, this doesn’t make me smile :(

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u/emayelee 7d ago

Same. And it strengthens my opinion about that kind of birds as pets. They shouldn't be pets.

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u/ceo_of_dumbassery 7d ago

I don't think most birds should be pets. Or at least, there should be strict guidelines on how large their cages need to be. I hate seeing any bird in a cage where they can only just barely spread their wings, let alone fly :(

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u/CalmingWater1 7d ago

Their ability for socialization is high and they do just fine as long as their guardian has the right mindset. They aren't pets in the same way as a gerbil though that's for sure, these are children but as birds. What is needed should be different classes of pets; to own these should require a license available after a training course and much higher penalties for mistreatment

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u/Icelandicstorm 8d ago

Agreed. It’s like telling a four year old their mom died and then…just kidding…why are you so upset?

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u/fuckmeinmyassman 7d ago

I don’t disagree with the notion that this is a fucked up thing to do, but that’s literally what the game of peek-a-boo is right?

Babies don’t understand object permanence yet so when a parent covers their face, the baby in that moment literally doesn’t know anything different beyond “parent is gone forever let’s make noise so hopefully another human can find me and protect me from predators and feed me-OH GOOD LOOK IT’S PARENT THANK FUCK I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE”

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u/Frites_Sauce_Fromage 7d ago

I'd add they're generally smarter than dogs and can even recognize themselves in a mirror

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u/GhostSierra117 7d ago

How tf is a freaking out parrot a "MadeMeSmile" post. FFS.

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u/ceo_of_dumbassery 7d ago

These birds naturally yell for each other all day long

There is currently a heap of them outside my house screeching to each other

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u/flynnfx 7d ago

This is trauma for the bird!!

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u/YossariansWingman 8d ago

We had a cockatiel growing up - he was cute and smart and a complete asshole to everyone but my mom, whom he adored. He would cuddle her and just hiss at the rest of us.

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u/hadesdemeter 8d ago Gold

They pick one. Only one. That’s it. Our African grey loves my dad. That’s it. Bites my mother. Bit me. Loves my dad. That’s just how it is.

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u/bluecamel17 8d ago

Mine didn't even pick one.

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u/Notrlymybusinessbut 8d ago

It was the mail man.

Or the cable guy.

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u/Aromatic_Ad4594 8d ago

Looks like my cockatiel. How I wish he lives a little longer..

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u/jeT_55 8d ago

You're completely right. Mine was really attached to my mother. One time, when she came back from visiting my brother after 2 weeks, I swear the minute he saw her, he screamed bloody murder for about 2 hours, so loud you can hear him a couple blocks over. I know that because I did when I was at my friend's. He spent the rest of the day tucked inside her cardigan.

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u/jeT_55 7d ago

In my story, he wasn't really angry, just too happy. It was his good mood scream. The sort he does when he sees a treat times hundred volume. One thing about parrots, they scream. Always, no matter what their mood be.

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u/CalmingWater1 7d ago

Reminds me of a dog I used to have, them I'd return home it would howl while leaping thru the air emitting poop and urine.

I trained it out of doing that but it was so wholesome in a way that not many people appreciated lol, but I doubt any human being would ever be that happy to see me. Annoying though like the bird

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u/mmmegna 8d ago

I was bullied by an African Grey as a child. My parents knew nothing about them and thought it’d be a family pet.

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u/wildebeesties 8d ago

Oh god. They can be awesome- don’t get me wrong- but there’s such a huge commitment to them and there’s a lot of work. My husband’s parents got one 15 years ago. We have had him for the last 4 years because they would go on weekend trips all the time and he did not do well with being alone like that. I do not like birds- they freak me out with how unpredictable they are- but I do genuinely care for him. I wish we could afford a bigger cage for him or a better setup- that’s my goal one day. Unless someone we know who could provide him a better set up comes along, we’re committed to having him for the next 40 years or so- however long he lives- but so many people don’t understand that.

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u/stephelan 8d ago

My aunt had a conure that was like too. Would savagely attack everyone else but was a sweetie to my aunt.

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u/Ariadnepyanfar 8d ago

Parrots are decades long lived, monogamous birds who mate for life, with the intelligence and vocabularies of three year old humans.

In the absence of another parrot to mate with… guess who they pair up with? They accept that sex isn’t going to happen with a human, but you better believe they are deeply emotionally attached to their human mate.

They will self harm by plucking out their feathers if they have a human mate who sells them or dies.

The faces and feet of parrots are ‘public areas’ that they accept petting or grooming from any bird or human. The backs and bellies of parrots are erogenous zones and in the absence of another parrot, being stroked there by a human makes it more likely the parrot will attach as a mate to that human.

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u/LeLuDallas5 7d ago

"accept that sex isn't going to happen with a human"

No one told my good friend's parrot about this! LOL

I hear a lot of shrieking of NO MASTURBATING ON MY FOOT, MY SHOE IS OVER THERE!

PARROT SCREAMING

HUMAN SCREAMING

PARROT BABYTALKING THE HUMAN

HUMAN BABYTALKING THE PARROT

Parrot does the happy beak clicks and human does the exact. same. thing. even when interacting with humans.

They love each other so much. :)

I've warned people if they want a parrot they're signing up for a gloriously weird combination of marriage and having a perpetual 3 year old with opera singer lungs with an unerring ability to find THE most annoying thing and repeating it forever.

There's basically no common knowledge about accurate bird behavior, care, or anything really it's very frustrating. :(

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u/Incman 7d ago

Interesting info, thanks for sharing!

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u/Lyra125 7d ago

my conure picked EVERYONE, he loves meeting new people. (but especially loves me and my partner) 🥰

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u/Deminla 8d ago

My cat is like this. He's half Siamese and I've been told they also tend to pick a single person. Me and him are tight. He doesn't outright hate other people, just tends to ignore them.

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u/RegalCabbage 8d ago

Exactly this. When my sister moved out her blue fronted Amazon adopted me as his dad. Up until this point I was the only one in the family to never be bitten by him because I never tried to touch him.

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u/itzbetter 8d ago

Gold, cause you know and we know….he’s a bird man

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u/Rubethyst 7d ago

Can confirm, my African grey had to switch its human when it moved in with us from my grandpa's house. Used to be just him, now it's just my mom.

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u/Sonoel90 7d ago

My mum has two cockatiels, two males, both of which aren't the smartest birds ever, to say it nicely. She got them for my brother when we were kids, but he didn't care much for them, so I was stuck with it mostly, even though I don't like parrots. I find them creepy, don't know why. But I fed them a lot of the time, and practised violin in their room, which they loved. So they attached to me. They have since bonded with each other, but every time I visit my mum, they scream and start hacking at each other for the privilege of sitting closest to me. They are kinda cute sometimes, but really annoying and so, so stupid.

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u/jc12551 8d ago

My cockatiel was my BFF until I married. He decided my new spouse (who hated him) was his new obsession and would attack me from that point on.

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u/mrcolon96 8d ago

He had attachment issues lmao

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u/chuxsux 8d ago LOVE!

My grandmother had a cockatoo. My dad was the only one allowed to touch her. Would bite the fuck out of anybody else that tried. After my dad passed away she let me pick her up on my finger once. Once.

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u/TheMightyLou 8d ago

I miss my cockatiel dearly. He’d protect me like a guard dog, and would fly at anyone I’d point at. It was hilarious. He would sing the Leave it to Beaver theme.

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u/jc12551 8d ago

Mine whistled the Andy Griffith Show theme, wolf whistled, and said, "How you doin?" like Joey from Friends.

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u/Sea_Panic9863 8d ago

That reminds me of the time I was high and went to the pet store to play with the animals, and a cockatiel bit me. I cried, but not because it hurt, but because I was sad that it didn't like me lol. My husband had to make us leave the store.

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u/the_purest_of_rain 7d ago

High right now and this comment is especially funny.

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u/TheUndiscoveredRoads 8d ago

We went to my cousins for NYE and they recently got a cockatiel. For some reason that bird chose me that night. I had to leave the room so the other people could hang out with him. I went back a few days later and he still chose me. I guess I gotta go back and tell my cousin the bad news that their cockatiel chose ME so he’s mine now

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u/Ariadnepyanfar 8d ago

Parrots are decades long lived, monogamous birds who mate for life, with the intelligence and vocabularies of three year old humans.

In the absence of another parrot to mate with… guess who they pair up with? They accept that sex isn’t going to happen with a human, but you better believe they are deeply emotionally attached to their human mate.

They will self harm by plucking out their feathers if they have a human mate who sells them or dies.

The faces and feet of parrots are ‘public areas’ that they accept petting or grooming from any bird or human. The backs and bellies of parrots are erogenous zones and in the absence of another parrot, being stroked there by a human makes it more likely the parrot will attach as a mate to that human.

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u/gunnerheadboy 7d ago

That is damn fascinating. How do I subscribe to "parrot facts"?

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u/Few-Swordfish-6722 8d ago

Had a pet raccoon when I grew up due to special circumstances. Acted like a dog most of the time lol

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u/OverTheJoeHill 8d ago

I had a squirrel and he loved the heck out of me and was a sketchy mofo with everyone else. Did your raccoon pick a person?

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u/jc12551 8d ago

Had a "pet" opossum and I was the only one that could do anything with it.

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u/eli-in-the-sky 7d ago

Was friends with a 3 legged raccoon named "Nubby," he knew his name and everything.

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u/e9967780 8d ago

One of mines, he sure was a boy, actually whistled aloud when he saw my wife, half naked in front of his cage. We both couldn’t believe what we heard and still talk about it fondly.

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u/Financial-Neat7887 7d ago

Ahh i had a same experience during the start of the pandemic a parrot got hurt and i found it in my small garden it was a wild one and it didn't wanted me to help him so i got a cloth and carefully picked him and that bastard got my thumb through the cloth so that was painful but i have handled worse so i endured the pain and got him in so i locked the windows and everything we had 2 other small parrots at that time small ones and they're scared as hell like the big parrot was in front of me and those 2 were behind me, but the big one didn't negotiate with anyone he wasn't eating, i was worried i used to pat him, but one day when i was eating lunch at the dining table and he's sitting in the windows which are just infront of the dining table situated side by side, he crawled down and started eating from my plate i was so happy but i didn't expressed it or else he would get scared and run away, atlast he was eating how he will heal much faster YES so everyday he would would be sitting on windows and come down to eat from my plate But still he used to bite me when i used to annoy him haha and one day i woke up in the morning and he was sitting on the windows and i came inside the room and firstly he kept staring me for a minute and then he flew away.

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u/goodperfumemodel 8d ago

Our cockatiel growing up was an asshole to everyone, lol... would bite us through welding gloves. he was a rescue though. really fun to have, honestly, but man....not cuddly :)

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u/NapsCatsPancakeStax 8d ago

My family fostered a parrot for awhile when their owners house burned down, until they got back on their feet. Bird are incredibly smart and incredibly emotional. They have the intelligence of a human toddler with the mood swings of a teenager and they have very long lifespans. It’s a HUGE commitment. It was a wonderful experience but I would never have one again, they are too smart and emotional to be pets in my opinion.

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u/grendus 8d ago

No joke, parrots are my bet for the next species to develop civilization if humans were to vanish. They're highly social, they have complex communication, and have been observed making and using simple tools (bent wires and twigs) with their grasping beak and feet. They'd just need a little more to master full blown abstract communication and agriculture (probably cultivating trees as homes and food sources).

After bonobos (who I think are just a bit closer than chimps, but they're almost the same), I think parrots have the next best shot.

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u/IncreasingForehead 8d ago

Imagine how loud a major parrot city would be. Chicago’s already loud now think how loud it’d be if everyone was squawking

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u/JeanGuyPettymore 8d ago

I winced just imagining that. Thanks for the nightmare tonight.

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u/browneyedgirlpie 8d ago

I used to date a guy who had an African Grey. The only thing I can think of that would be more needy of time and attention is a toddler. A bird is a long and significant responsibility.

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u/wildebeesties 8d ago

We have both an African Gray and a 2 year old. Your assessment is correct.

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u/Tricursor 7d ago

So what do you do (with the parrot) if you are trying to have "me" time like playing video games, reading, or watching videos? Just give up on me time?

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u/sososteel 7d ago Wholesome

I grew up with a green cheek conure, which id say is certainly lower maintenance and quieter than many parrots. He bonded most to my brother, and while he mostly settled that my brother was at school,.if he could hear him in the house and he was in his cage he would S C R E A M, settling only when he could snuggle up with my brother inside his t shirt. They even showered together.

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u/kristen1988 7d ago

They sleep 12 hours a day so you have lots of time in the evening or morning depending on your schedule. And you can provide enrichment that distracts them like foraging toys and shredding material

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u/Numerous-Anything-22 7d ago

A toddler at least grows up, an African Grey would be like a two year old with a pair of pliers and an air horn for the next 60 years

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u/No_Association1103 8d ago

That bird was bitching him out at the end. Hahha

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u/Here-Is-TheEnd 8d ago

“What the hell is wrong with you! Don’t scare me like that….Jerk!”

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u/clemfairie 8d ago

My sun conure bitches me out if I do something that is Not Allowed™️, such as leaving the room without him or using the kitchen sink.

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u/willreignsomnipotent 7d ago

Why is the sink prohibited? lol

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u/clemfairie 7d ago

I genuinely have no idea. He loves showers but he HATES sinks, and the kitchen sink is the worst offender, for some reason. It's fine until the water starts running, and then it's war.

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u/PrismaticAsthmatic 8d ago Silver Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval

Boy, that sure ruffled his feathers.

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u/darthFartb0x 8d ago

People like you are what get me out of bed every morning!

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u/rustymessi 8d ago

Yeah , this. I like you guys already.

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u/Deep-Room6932 8d ago

Birds of a feather

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u/pnwWaiter 8d ago

I guess you've never sheet yourself

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u/EnergizedNeutralLine 8d ago

Does... Does anyone else hear Pete Townshend screaming from the void!?

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u/Darkorchids 8d ago

YEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!

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u/lucidzebra 8d ago

My brother's parakeet (Pete) used to peck at his phone while we talked. Pete couldn't stand anything near/on my brother's ear or shoulder that wasn't him.

I miss that bird.

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u/IfTheHouseBurnsDown 8d ago

I had a parakeet growing up. Her name was Cloudy (her feathers looked like clouds). She would sit on my shoulder all the time and loved to fly around the house. She lived for about 8 years. One of the best pets I ever had. Birds are a lot of work but I will always recommend them as pets. They’re great

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u/trashtvtalkstome86 8d ago

We had this kind of bird when I was in high school. They get really attached to 1 person, it was my mom in our situation. He would even perch on the shower head when she took a shower. She went on a camping trip for a few days & left us home to watch the bird , he got so stressed out he picked all his feather out bc he missed my mom so much.

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u/Numerous-Anything-22 7d ago

Yeah, in the wild they bond to one mate for life and they never leave each other's proximity. If they lose line of sight in the jungle they call nonstop to locate each other again.

These are deeply social animals so it's quite traumatic for them when their "mate" disappears.

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u/_Dingaloo 8d ago

Thats simultaneously hilarious and fucked up

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u/dash_dotdashdash 8d ago

First squawk or two was funny. Then I wanted him back in the fucking room.

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u/Archgaull 8d ago

That's exactly how I felt. Like 10 seconds maximum was all you needed, the rest was just cruelty as far as I can see

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u/3rdtrichiliocosm 7d ago

Yeah, dude was clearly distressed. His dad just disappeared

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u/Numerous-Anything-22 7d ago

not his dad, his lifemate. when a bird bonds with a human that's not a child-parent bond, it's a mate-mate bond.

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u/ZePugg 7d ago

bro that's just semantics, his dad left to get the milk and he wanted him back

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u/CivilSympathy9999 8d ago

Thats bird talk for what the fuck.

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u/whomikehidden 8d ago edited 8d ago

I think there actually is a video of someone doing this to a parrot and it starts screaming “WHAT THE FUCK”

Edit: it’s the same as the video above, but someone added the voice. It sounds convincing enough that I thought it was the original. Video for the curious: https://youtu.be/rJCdi5Bn4SU

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u/actualbutterfingers 8d ago

I am so sad now to know that one of my favorite videos is a lie

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u/Direct_Tea_7950 8d ago

It's from this originally (which is one of my favourite videos)

https://youtu.be/lUVQz6_-vxc

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u/invicoffee 8d ago

Oh no!! Poor bird

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u/floofyragdollcat 8d ago

Poor Sweet Dee

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u/exagon1 8d ago

Big fat flightless bird

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u/taz20075 8d ago

Goddamn bird.

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u/ohsayaa 8d ago Helpful Confetti

Ok but why is he touching the back?

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u/freethecouscous 7d ago Take My Energy

I can't believe I had to scroll down all the way for your comment. Dude probably "grooms" the bird all the time and then wonders why it acts crazy when he plays.

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u/SevenIsCooler 7d ago

I dont know bird things. What do you mean? Is touching birds on their backs a bad thing?

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u/freethecouscous 7d ago

Generally speaking, birds groom each other on the head only, unless it's their mate in which case they groom them EVERYWHERE. Unless you want to send your pet bird some pretty mixed messages, you only scratch/pet the head.

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u/SevenIsCooler 7d ago

Birds seem like amazing animals that im very much not prepared to care for properly. I am glad I now know how to avoid accidently seducing random birds now though. Thank you -^

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u/Samazonison 7d ago

It makes the bird hormonal, meaning it thinks of you as it's mate and might even try to mate with you. It can cause lots of behavioral issues.

Birds should only ever be scritched on their heads.

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u/Aninvisiblemaniac 8d ago

He was like "naw bring him back right the fuck now!" then when he came back he was all "don't touch me! You scared me, dick"

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u/House_Plant0 8d ago

This is just Cockatoos. The crackheads of the parrots

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u/South_Map_8668 8d ago

Yuuuuup😂

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u/Alexa2987 8d ago

It’s funny that the bird stopped screaming, then when she said he’s gone it started screaming again lol

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u/Ariadnepyanfar 8d ago

Parrots are like small children. They are able to understand more words and phrases than they are able to pronounce.

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u/jleev82 8d ago

Mine is so attached to me that if I was in the house it will literally attack anything that came near me.

It would also unlock his cage if it heard my voice when I came home and then fly around the house until it found me… so yea they get attached.

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u/Ariadnepyanfar 8d ago

Parrots are decades long lived, monogamous birds who mate for life, with the intelligence and vocabularies of three year old humans.

In the absence of another parrot to mate with… guess who they pair up with? They accept that sex isn’t going to happen with a human, but you better believe they are deeply emotionally attached to their human mate.

They will self harm by plucking out their feathers if they have a human mate who sells them or dies.

The faces and feet of parrots are ‘public areas’ that they accept petting or grooming from any bird or human. The backs and bellies of parrots are erogenous zones and in the absence of another parrot, being stroked there by a human makes it more likely the parrot will attach as a mate to that human.

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u/SkyShazad 8d ago

Why stressing that Bird out

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u/PeligrosoTheTamandua 8d ago edited 8d ago

So that the bird appreciates the calmer times

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u/fritopiefritolay 8d ago

I don’t know why but I found your comment absolutely hilarious 🤣

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u/Inevitable_Ad_1143 8d ago

Birds are actually terrifyingly smart…way smarter than cats or dogs.

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u/BelleAriel 8d ago

What a beautiful bird.

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u/Prudent_Bunch3259 8d ago

Give that parrot some millet and apologies!

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u/AlwaysEncouraging 8d ago

Very sweet bird! Now, human apologies to him

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u/SadTwo8480 8d ago

And they're likely to outlive many owners. My brother inherited a heartbroken cockatoo just like this one about 10 years back. It's around 50 years old now

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u/ConcentrateFront740 8d ago

This is mentioned quite a bit. Did the cockatoo ever bond?

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u/ziyor 8d ago

He’s like: “You jerk! I thought you were dead!”

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u/emmazzzanne 7d ago

That was not a nice joke Richard!

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u/g_c_n 8d ago

They're terrified to witness such power. A man he trusted, exposed as a wizard. All he can feel is fear.

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u/ak-blackjack 7d ago

Everytime I see this trick I just feel bad for the animal. They don't know its supposed to just be fun, they just think someone they love just got eaten by a blanket.

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u/NotYourMomsDildo 8d ago

Poor sweet bird. But he's learning something important. People you love can come back. ❤️

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u/intensely_human 8d ago

As long as you run along the back edge of the couch

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u/GIMike03 8d ago

THIS DID NOT MAKE ME SMILE.

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u/Goal_Mod 8d ago

Bird was like, Oh shiiiiiit!?

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u/dibbiluncan 7d ago

He was gone for far too long. That was just mean! Poor thing.

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u/upbeatcrazyperson 8d ago

Why is causing another being distress amusing?

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u/Radar_Nub 8d ago

Imagine if he ran into the door

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u/erocommander 8d ago

Wasnt there a video a guy doing the same thing but the bird laugh instead of worrying like this?

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u/relevant__comment 8d ago

That is one stressed out animal. Made me anxious just watching.

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u/Unable_Roof_7805 7d ago

Distressing that bird on purpose did not make me smile

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u/jHamdemon 7d ago

Actually made me sad for the distressed bird

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u/RingInternational197 7d ago

How is this a Wholesome Moment? The bird looks freaked out.

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u/persoanlabyss 8d ago

Poor thing.

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u/dogsandpeaceohmy 8d ago

Parrots are so awesome but things I wish I knew before I adopted a jenday conure.

You need:

experience patience of a saint hearing that you don’t mind losing (and sometimes wish you’d lose!) housing that you are not attached to and can afford to repair routinely time (and again) patience to play with a toddler with a beak - everyday for HOURS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE Even the small ones can call to you BLOCKS away (your neighbors will hate you) They need the attention a toddler requires because most of them are intelligent and will get into trouble without it

If I was smart enough to create a bot to post this after every parrot video I would. Parrots deserve better lives than most people can give them.

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u/jlusedude 7d ago

This did not make me smile. The poor bird was under distress real quick and it wasn’t funny.

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u/cliffsis 7d ago

Sucks. Dude basically tortured his bird for a tiktok video. I met a lady whos BF skip town and left her with his cockatoo. The poor bird plucked every feather out and stoped eating until it died. These animals feel legit anguish

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u/freyakj 7d ago

I hate this prank. It’s cruel, distressing the animals this way.

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u/Conscious_Fold_1157 8d ago

I'm not crying...

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u/NoDryHands 8d ago

Aww poor babe 😭

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u/mbgpa6 8d ago

They can’t be. Birds aren’t real.

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u/StarSonatasnClouds 8d ago

His mind is blown

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u/cockitypussy 8d ago

The heart of an animal....

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u/Omd337 8d ago

I’m gonna need this man to apologize to his bird rn

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u/TheNerdMaster69 8d ago

Birds are shockingly affectionate, but only if they like you, which can be hard to do.

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u/Cucasmasher 8d ago

I had a love bird growing up that spent every second of his life on or near me, little dude would sleep on my pillow next to my head. I’d come home from school and the second I opened my door I’d hear his little wings fluttering right before he perched up on my shoulder. He was the best, I miss you Polly.

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u/abhinavpb_249 8d ago

Seen this video with the bird yelling "wtf?". So that was edited and this is the original...

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u/Leftofnever 7d ago

I had a budgie growing up who would fry round the house looking for me, fly to me as soon as I walked in a room and liked nothing more than to sit on my shoulder hiding under my hair or running it through his bee . Almost 30 years later and I still miss him.

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u/AnuZLeakage 7d ago

Parrots are linked so much to one human! Its a really hard pet to keep, and ask for a life committement

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u/Retireegeorge 7d ago

cockatoos are smart as hell. only thing is they use it for evil

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u/GetsGold 8d ago

Scaring animals. So wholesome.