This bird can dance to cute and funny

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    Oct 25, 2010 10:38 AM GMT
    I NEED TO GET ME A BIRD LIKE THIS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=d-vtIljTDcA
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    My African Gray Parrot doesn't dance, but she sings, whistles and talks along with alternative rock.

    Snowball is famous. You can do a search on YouTube. This is one:

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    Oct 25, 2010 12:41 PM GMT
    OK, that was new to me and fun. I thought maybe the bird was just gonna screech along or something, but the synchronized dancing took me by surprise. And then Snowball's bow to the applause at the end! Thanks, that was good.

    And the first bird wasn't bad, either, though the kick dancing of the second one really made me laugh.
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    Um... wow.icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:54 PM GMT
    OMG, someone has a camera in my house! LOL
    I have both an African Gray and a Umbrella Cockatoo...and they BOTH love to dance and sing!

    However...in the summer....
    sometimes...about 4:30am when its just getting light...you want to suffocate them! icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'm just saying...
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    Oct 25, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    My grandma had a parakey(sp) but she was bad on using raid and mothballs and yea she got the bird to
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    Oct 25, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidHowever...in the summer....
    sometimes...about 4:30am when its just getting light...you want to suffocate them! icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'm just saying...icon_wink.gificon_cool.gif

    Oh gawd, reminds of a single guy I used to visit in the Twin Cities. And he had this big bird, some tropical thing nearly as big as a chicken, in a huge cage the size of a US refrigerator. But spent much of its time outside the cage on top of it.

    And it was so freaking LOUD! I mean hurt your ears! And wake you at any time of the night. Not to mention his 2 dogs that would bark at any noise outside the house on a busy street. I finally managed to befriend one of them, but the other, some tough Chinese breed, always wanted to rip my face off, and we had to have gates across the doorways at all times.

    Fellas, if you wanna have tricks & BFs over to your place, DON'T have dangerous and annoying pets that only you can handle or tolerate! Just saying...
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    Oct 25, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Parrots are NOT pure birds period! They are part bird, part some other evolved being! I've witnessed this over and over again with my sister's green quaker parrot!!!! I am very well convinced now!

    That's why we call her
    " HOMO CALYPSUS " , her name being Calypso!
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    See... now this animals have real talent. None of the craig- morgan nonsense.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    From what I recall, researchers believed humans were the only ones who could alter a dance movement if the rhythm of a song changed. They were very surprised when Snowball demonstrated it, and I think have also demonstrated this with other parrots.

    I think researchers are also realizing that the parrots are not just repeating phrases with no understanding or context. For example with my Gray, when I come home, she says "Hello" or sometimes "Whose Zat?". When I leave she usually says "OK, see you later." But when my dog and I are leaving to take him for a walk, she says "OK, see you guys later." She also continuously gives the dog commands and show annoyance with he ignores repeated commands. After giving a command three times, each time a with a more strident tone, she will say, "That's baaaad.", or she'll sigh and say "OK, you're a good boy."

    The intelligent parrots can be hilarious.
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    It's really amazing, and there's been research showing that the only animals that can keep a beat are also capable of vocal mimicry. Here's a short summary of some recent work.

    And here's Snowball enjoying some Queen---watch him and see if you can sit still: