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.
Ever since they saved Rome by attacking the Gauls who were sneaking up the hill, geese have been bodacious. Too big for their britches, if they had any. Worse, they inspire a lot of other birds to emulate them.
Somehow the idea of being chased by an angry chicken is embarrassing.
When animals indulge in kooky behavior, it’s a sign of intelligence. When people do it, it’s just a sign of kookiness. Go figure.
Cats and dogs, goats and birds–they figure things out, they really do. They come up with original ideas for problem-solving. I suspect they’re smarter than whoever was standing there with a camera while the dog jumped up on the counter and fiddled with the microwave.
There is one bird in this video who’s not joking, not playing around. In fact, he’s somebody you want with you if you have to walk through poisonous snake country. That’s the secretary bird, the big bird having it out with the rubber cobra: and their mission in life is to kill and eat snakes–even the most dangerous ones.
The other birds are just having a good time.