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    Dancing Parrot
    A friend has just sent me this link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j_fxs8mUcQ



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    LOL - that's amazing - the bird has good rhythm!
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    That's funny.

    BTW, I hate pet birds. Too unpredictable.

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    LOL - It definitely dances better than I do!

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    was that parrot drugged? lol

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    That was GREAT!!!!

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    My daughter loved it too.

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    It's a Cockatoo... and here it is dancing to Another One Bites the Dust....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJOZp2ZftCw

    I used to have one of these and he liked rock and roll too And he liked bombing the cats with walnuts
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    That was funny, the bird is famous:

    "BirdLoversOnly (4 weeks ago)"

    Yes, Snowball was on 2007 Year In Animals, Letterman, Ellen, Good Morning America, CNN, The Morning Show, Inside Edition, etc.
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    I loooooooove cockatoos, but hubby and I just don't have the time to give one the attention that it would need (and cockatoos need more attention than most pet birds), so we never got one. I don't think I ever met a cockatoo that didn't love to rock n' roll. How adorable.

    Our budgies love to rock n' roll too, but they're singers, not dancers.
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    I found some other videos of dancing parrots but the examples from Geno & Loxly were better

    I like viewing videos of birds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    I found some other videos of dancing parrots but the examples from Geno & Loxly were better

    I like viewing videos of birds
    Have you ever seen a moonwalking bird?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLN-q_Il_RA
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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowmufn
    Have you ever seen a moonwalking bird?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLN-q_Il_RA
    That was really cute!

    I found a cute yellow bird named PEPPY dancing to "Club KungFu (REMIX) from Vanilla Ninja" -- the bird is dancing on top of a computer monitor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAEi1zM16OM

    This bird likes to snuggle up against a lap top/notebook computer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RswVhZGCLrQ
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    Here's a funny little bird that hops on top of people to wake them up in the morning:

    "Our Alarm Clock"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_VcoVAS4Fc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    That was really cute!


    This bird likes to snuggle up against a lap top/notebook computer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RswVhZGCLrQ
    I don't think he's snuggling. Looks like he might have some itchy pin feathers on the sides of his head that he's trying to scratch and/or he's cleaning his beak a bit. He's also very curious about those keyboard buttons. Budgies are very curious. My youngest budgie loves playing with my rings and just about anything shiny and will "mouth" them like that budgie was doing with the keyboard buttons. He also "preens" my arm hair that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    My daughter loved it too.
    If your daughter sees all of these bird videos she will want one

    Parakeets/Budgies make good pets and are easier to take care of than a parrot or other big bird.

    When I was younger our neighbor had a parakeet/budgie and paid my brother & me to take care of it in our house while the neighbor spent the winter in Florida. We found out that the bird had lots of personality.
    The birds (Parakeets/Budgies) are also very social animals.
    Parakeets/Budgies can learn to speak. Both "Billy" and then later "Poppy" had impressive vocabularies

    This is what Billy said:
    Kiss Kiss Kiss
    Cuddle Cuddle
    Get over here and kiss your Grandma
    Such a pretty bird
    Such a pretty baby bird
    bird bird bird

    Billy looked like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr2IP...eature=related

    Be sure to buy a few colorful bird toys for the cage and feed the bird a variety of seeds/bird food including "treat seed."

    Billy's favorite toy was a green & yellow plastic birdie on wheels that he could knock down like a "punching clown toy" (The bird would knock it down & it would would pop up again for the bird). The colors were important to him because he ignored the black & white model that was the same except for the colors.

    Poppy used to play a game where a spool would be placed on a stool and a marble would be on top of the spool. Poppy liked to knock off the marble and was angry if you caught it -- the marble hitting the kitchen floor was important to Poppy.

    To show affection those birds liked to fly on top of people's heads

    They were happy in their cages but they also liked to fly out & about
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    I had a cockatiel once and they're real easy to care for. Brother and gf (now wife) had one and then my gf at the time wanted to get one, so we got one. Pretty cool little birds, we never got it's wings clipped and sometimes you would have to be careful when it flew around, crashing into walls and stuff. I was looking at different videos and this one reminded me the most of the one I had - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2auz-cv6no&NR=1

    We got it to mimic our whistling and little things like that.

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    Here's a really cute musical video of Budgies:

    "Budgie in love"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QPGop6EDRs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Here's a really cute musical video of Budgies:

    "Budgie in love"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QPGop6EDRs
    Our budgie boys absolutely adore mirrors. We caught the older one running back and forth at the mirror last night, admiring the other birdie running up to meet him. The occasional kerfuffle breaks out when both boys want to admire themselves at the same time. We thought we solved that problem by getting a double-sided mirror with perches on either side.... until destructo-girl chewed off the plastic hooks that it hangs from. LOL! I guess she wants more attention from the boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Poppy used to play a game where a spool would be placed on a stool and a marble would be on top of the spool. Poppy liked to knock off the marble and was angry if you caught it -- the marble hitting the kitchen floor was important to Poppy.
    Our female loves to drop things off the top of the cage. She thinks it's great fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowmufn
    Our female loves to drop things off the top of the cage. She thinks it's great fun.
    I think Poppy was female -- she loved to hear and see the marble drop off of a used thread spool (just the spool, no thread) that was place on a high bar stool. She loved that game

    She also had little bells she like to push of the stool -- anything that might a little "crash" on the kitchen floor interested her

    A cute little colorful budgie makes a nice pet

    The problem with any pets is that it is difficult to take a vacation/go away when you own pets.

    "Virtual pets" on video might be the answer

    One of my Aunts has 5 dogs because her children would buy pet dogs and then leave them with my Aunt.
    She always had a dog or two but the last time I visited there were 5!
    Luckily she has a very large house with extensive property outlined by an invisible electrical fence so that the dogs stay on the property.
    Two of her previous dogs were "Bird Dogs" (German Shorthaired Pointers) -- great protection and very loving to the family.

    My problem with the dogs is she lets them in the kitchen as we eat at the kitchen table. I always say, "You didn't raise these dogs according to the principles of the Monks of New Skete [the joke is that the when you watch the video produced by the breeders, The Monks of New Skete, the claim is that if dogs are trained accordingly, they won't want to eat "people food" at dinner ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Luckily she has a very large house with extensive property outlined by an invisible electrical fence so that the dogs stay on the property.
    Two of her previous dogs were "Bird Dogs" (German Shorthaired Pointers) -- great protection and very loving to the family.

    My problem with the dogs is she lets them in the kitchen as we eat at the kitchen table. I always say, "You didn't raise these dogs according to the principles of the Monks of New Skete [the joke is that the when you watch the video produced by the breeders, The Monks of New Skete, the claim is that if dogs are trained accordingly, they won't want to eat "people food" at dinner ]
    We have a bird dog. Poor thing gets locked outside whenever it's birdy playtime inside. She picked up our female budgie in her mouth once when there was an escape (during cage cleaning). She must've been really gentle because aside from a little doggy slobber, the budgie was just fine. The budgie got her revenge, however, and nipped the pup's ear later. Now, whenever I am holding one of the budgies, our dog won't come near me. I've tried to walk towards her, but she'll scamper out the back door rather than face a budgie. LOL.
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    The idea of a Bird Dog afraid of a budgie is really funny
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