We haven’t had an owl video here for quite a while, so here’s one.
I read up on the subject of owls as pets, and there seemed to be a consensus that might best be expressed by the brief sentence, “You’ll be sorry!” But the owls in these videos seem awfully nice. What’s not to like? The videos never show them doing any of the disgusting things mentioned in the literature. Here they’re just cute and cuddly.
How do these parrots and parakeets know the cats won’t hurt them–even when they go out of their way to tease and bother kitty? Like, it would be soooo easy to be turned into an expensive mouthful of feathers!
Well, okay, some of those grey parrots are as big or bigger than the kittens they’re playing with: and they don’t hurt the kittens, although I’m sure they could.
The more you watch animals, the more surprises you get.
How do these cats know that the great big dogs they’re teasing won’t hurt them? And how do those parakeets know that the cats they’re teasing won’t hurt them? Something very interesting is going on inside their heads, if only we could see it.
Or maybe they just like each other.
‘Tain’t just dogs and cats who crank themselves up! We’ve got ’em all–even a lizard that plays with a cat toy. I’ve had at least 15 different kinds of lizards, and never saw anything like that before. And if you can figure out what the cockatoo is doing with the plastic cups, you need to apply for a job as a clairvoyant.
I’ve never had a pet bird, not even a canary or a parakeet; but I love watching videos of cockatiels. They’ve got personality! And note the cozy relationships between birds and dogs, birds and cats–another little peek into what God has in store for us, way down the road.
Why cats and dogs take so much guff from cockatiels is one for the Durants. Look for more of those unexpected animal friendships.
Also look for two critters you hardly ever see in video–a softshell turtle and a bush baby.
Why don’t the cats just eat these birds? But no, they play with them. And in most of these clips, the bird seems to have the upper hand. Like the baby bird who thinks the cat’s tail is a nice big hairy worm for him to snap up.
We see more and more of these unexpected animal friendships. Makes me think the Lord is trying to tell us something that’d be good for us to know.
I want to know why these birds are totally unafraid to tussle with cats that could easily eat them. Okay, a parrot as big as the cat probably has an even chance. But those little parakeets? Only two explanations suggest themselves: either these birds have a death-wish (not likely), or else they know the cats won’t hurt them. And the cats could, but they don’t. They just have fun together.
Again–is God showing us something about Creation’s future?
When I was a boy, there were still a few people in my town who kept chickens. Grandpa had a chicken coop, but no more chickens. He had them years ago, and my mother had vivid memories of–well, let’s not talk about that.
I had no idea that chickens have so much personality. Dig the video of the chicken playing with two baby otters. God is giving us a glimpse of something here. I think He really is.
It looks like more and more people are acquiring cats to be companions for their birds. (Hint: Not the cats in my neighborhood! Definitely not to be trusted with birds.) Well, kittens are adaptable. You can see how well they get along with their birds.
Unlike humans, parakeets don’t spend a lot of money on cat toys.