God has blessed us with all sorts of creatures that can be our companions–all different, but also with important things in common. Like the ability to play with you; even the ability to love you. Many mammals have those qualities. And a lot of birds do, too.
We’ve got more than our usual ration of bad news, these days; but I think these birds will cheer you up.
And someday I’ll try to tell you why I’m so fond of reptiles, too.
It is said that Sargon II had a “curious bird” named Whoopsie who could sing the Assyrian national anthem; but I don’t believe it.
These birds are smart enough to interact and play with humans. And you’d swear they have a sense of humor. Betcha they do.
We had a cat named Henry. The vet said she’d never heard of naming a cat Henry. So I really had to post this video, because there’s a cat named Henry in it. Getting sung to be a bird. Our Henry would have eaten the bird.
There’s another bird here, who seems a bit jealous of all the attention the cockatiel is getting, and a black cat who doesn’t pay any attention to any of it. As for this Henry, he seems to appreciate the serenade.
This is priceless! I don’t know what it means, I can’t imagine what the bunny thinks of it–but it had me laughing out loud. A medley of movie and TV show theme tunes, performed by a cockatiel for the edification of a bunny. Except the bunny runs away before it’s over.
I think this might be the kind of thing they’re going to study at Quokka University.
Little Miss Rosycheeks isn’t about to let anyone disturb her sleeping cat. “It’s my cat, and you get your big fat human paws off him!” Now I’ve seen everything.
Robbie has just jumped onto the windowsill and scared off a whole flock of doves. It’s going to take a while for Birds Loving Cats to get popular.
I’m sure some of you are wondering about that long-legged bird that was stomping the rubber snake. Well, that’s a secretary bird; and in the wild, that’s what they do. Stomp snakes. And then eat them. Somehow they don’t get bitten. Their natural habitat is the grasslands of Africa.
I enjoyed the dancing cockatoo who couldn’t get his partner to dance with him.
Parrots are very, very intelligent and very sociable, too. But how do the birds in these videos know the cats won’t hurt them–even when they purposely try to tease the cats? And then there’s the cockatoo teaching himself to play the guitar. If this can ever be done without hands, a bird will do it.
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.