Parrot wants to touch cat

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/18/parrot-wants-to-touch-cat.html

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#2

Maybe he thought it was dead?

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#3

… except that’s a cockatoo, not parrot

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#4

Very cute but incredibly dangerous for the bird.

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#6

The pedant in me wanted to say that too, but then I learned that cockatoos are a type of parrot.

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#7

Cat: Too groggy to murder bird.

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#9

Fair enough, I learned that myself just now. So thanks! :smiley:
Still tho … it’s a cockatoo :stuck_out_tongue:

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#10

Cockatoo do snoot boop oops!

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#11

I have a clip of this from an original The Onion when they were still just in Madison for the most part. I love pulling it out to show people sometimes. :smiley:

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#12

This is what First Contact will look like. :smiley:

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#13

Maybe. But it isn’t exactly defenseless. Birds like this bring to mind how birds are cladistically dinosaurs.

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#14

also previously:
bird cat box.m4v (3.8 MB)

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When the beak opened, I was afraid for the cat. I’ve seen scars caused by parrots who have bitten people. They are deep, and take a long time to fade.

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#16

Cockatoos are dicks.
“Wanna tease cat… no, shouldn’t tease cat, always ends badly… WANNA TEASE CAT”

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#17

He did see a puddy-tat.

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#18

correction – wants to taste cat

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#19

Cockatoos have a very powerful beak, as do most parrots (they chew nest holes out of tree trunks and crack hardshelled nuts for their food), and not only is their beak design v damaging on soft tissue, but their bite force is fairly powerful for something that only weighs a few pounds:

Looks here like kitty is trying to get along, but the bird is being trouble… :pouting_cat:

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#20

LOOK AT THOSE FEET

both kitty and birdie are like, i would to pet you but my parts are all pointy

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