The world is full of pet owners and animal lovers. The most recent studies say that nearly 70% of households in the United States have a pet, which comes out to 85 million families! And that number just keeps going up. The most popular far is dogs, which make up nearly two-thirds of all pets. Following that in second place is, unsurprisingly, cats.
Here’s something you might not know – the most popular pet in the U.S. aside from cats and dogs is birds!
Cockatiels, finches, canaries, parakeets, budgerigars, and parrots are some of the most common types of birds that people keep as pets. One of the coolest parts of having a pet bird is that many of them are able to learn how to talk! Birds are amazing in that they can mimic human language, with each species having varying vocabulary sizes and levels of understanding. This little guy below is an Amazon Parrot, and he uses his words to let his owner know he likes his head rubbed.
This pet parrot moans and groans like a human being when he starts getting a head massage, and I couldn’t believe my ears when he started to TALK!
When his owner asks him, “Can I have some noggin?” he slowly walks towards the bars of his cage and sticks his head out towards her! She uses one hand to film him, and with the other, she reaches forward and rubs the feathers on the top of his head. Almost immediately, he started to speak! “Oh yeah, so so good yeah.” She continues and so does he. “Oh yeah, oh good gracious yeah.” Admittedly, it’s pretty darn bizarre to hear those sounds coming from a bird, but I am glad he’s enjoying himself so much! It makes me wonder if massage spas have been missing out on a whole market all this time.
Do you have a talkative pet bird? Send us a video of them here!