Friday, April 26, 2013

These Tricks Are For the Birds

As I was browsing YouTube recently, I found some really cute videos of birds doing tricks. Did you know that birds are highly intelligent creatures that can be trained to do all kinds of things? Just like a dog! I'm not just talking about being able to talk either. Here are some of my favorite videos of bird tricks that I watched.

Love bird doing a trick.
CC Photo via BekiPe on Flickr


The first one is a type of bird called a Caique (pronounced Ky - eek). Caiques are fun birds that are sometimes referred to as the "clowns" of the parrot family.


Next up, is a budgie - or parakeet - that can balance on a tennis ball! Dogs aren't the only ones who love their balls. I think it's pretty cool how he is able to get his ball out from under the table all by himself.


And finally, I watched a video of a Senegal parrot that knows how to do lots of different tricks. Here's a video of Kili the Senegal parrot playing dead. 


So which trick is your favorite? 

10 comments:

  1. I love the ball trick! It's very impressive :)

    The babies say the best part about the videos is the delicious-looking birdies!

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    1. Hehe - I bet they look very delicious to them ;)

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  2. The dead parrot had us laughing. Thanks for make us smile on a rainy day. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Oh those senegals are quite the characters too... glad it put a smile on your face!

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  3. The last one is priceless...it reminds me on Monty Pythons dead parrot sketch :o)

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  4. The dead parrot was great! Pretty darn impressive!! Thanks! Happy Friday!

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  5. Oh yea, theat dead parrot is a hoot, no, a hoot is an owl. Funny!

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  6. the first one (shopping at super market) is my favorite ! :-)

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  7. Leo sticks to a good old fashioned "Eagle' as his favorite. Though "dead parrot" is getting more fun and he always asks to "shake." The only problem with his "shake" is he forgets to let go of our finger...

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    1. Aww that's too cute... cockatoos are so funny, I love them!

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