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We Found The Funniest Parrots On YouTube

Fifteen years ago in April of 2005, YouTube Co-Founder, Jawed Karim, uploaded an 18-second video of himself at the San Diego Zoo.

Little did he or the elephants featured in the video know, this seemingly nondescript blip in time would one day be recognized by The New York Observer as “a historical artifact.”

"ALL RIGHT, SO HERE WE ARE IN FRONT OF THE, UH, ELEPHANTS, AND THE COOL THING ABOUT THESE GUYS IS THAT, IS THAT THEY HAVE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LONG, UM, TRUNKS, AND THAT'S, THAT'S COOL, AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL THERE IS TO SAY."

For Karim, the video would never earn an Academy Award, but it would change the world. 

With over 125 million views today, “Me at the Zoo” was the first video ever uploaded on YouTube and the catalyst for every viral animal video to follow.

Unfortunately, the internet is full of mistreated animals paraded around like toys to earn their owners an extra buck.

Funny, wicked smart, and tame as they may be, all parrots are still wild animals. 

While it’s one thing to laugh at their unpredictable antics, it’s another to keep laughing when the video pans out and reveals cruel living conditions.

It’s up to each of us to be every-birdie’s biggest advocate, and to recognize, call-out, and report cruelty every time we see it.

With that said, if you’ve never spiraled down a YouTube hole of parrot videos, get ready. The parrots you’re about to witness are well taken care of, and it shows!

Einstein The Genius African Grey

In addition to being an accomplished comedian, Einstein is Zoo Knoxville’s beloved parrot ambassador.

In this video, she celebrates her 30th birthday by showing off an impressive repertoire of 200 words and sounds. Her impression of water droplets is so convincing it almost sounds more real than water itself.

Fefe The Cutest Goffin

Since being adopted from the Parrot Outreach Society by her adoring parents, FeFe the Cutest Goffin has become an Instagram sensation with 222k followers and counting. While there are millions of reasons to adopt don’t shop, FeFe is all the reason one could ever need. Follow her on Instagram, @FeFe_the_Cutest_Gofin.

Nobody Seems To Know This Talented Amazon Parrot's Name

If you figure it out, let me know so I can buy their Album.

Amazon parrots are particularly famed for their operatic abilities. Over the years, many Amazons have even performed on such late night series as The Johnny Carson Show. What makes this Amazon so charming is how uncannily they resemble a person singing in the shower like no one is listening.

Head Bangin' Beau Jangles

From the looks of it, Beau jangles is living the dream.

He travels, goes skateboarding, gets dressed up for Halloween, and even rides his friend, a sulcata tortoise, around the backyard. It’s not all fun and games though. Beau Jangles makes sure to get his workouts in too.

Ruby the swearing african grey

The relationship between ruby and her person, nick, is unlike anything in this world.

According to Nick, Ruby can say other things besides swear words, she just chooses not to. As a matter of fact, when the two aren’t exchanging insults or telling each other to fack off, they can also be heard conversing in French.

Vinny The Donut Thief

To say that Vinny loves boxes would be an understatement.

 Vinny loves boxes so much, he will go to any length to defend those boxes which are rightfully his. Any sane creature would tear into a box of Krispy Kremes to obtain said box’s irresistible contents. But that’s not Vinny. No, Vinny just wants his box.

Kili The Senegal Parrot

Did we say that all parrots are wild animals? Because Kili does seem rather domesticated!

When she’s not eating a hot dog or taking a bubble bath, Kili is making a name for herself in showbiz. She’s been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, America’s Got Talent, the Late Show with David Letterman, and even this hilarious Doritos Commercial.

The Amazing Budgies and their Norman Barrett

If ever a person doubts the intelligence or trainability of budgies, send them to this video.

Through his acclaimed circus acts, Norman Barrett proved that a budgie’s personality can shine just as bright as a larger parrot’s when their trust is earned. In Barrett’s words, “A trained animal has had its brain developed. It’s had a more fulfilled life.”

We couldn’t agree more.
Parrots have a way of surprising us with something new every day. What’s the funniest thing your parrot has done recently?

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