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May 30, 2015 9:04 AM   Subscribe

 
slightly disappointed the critic cockatoo (critatoo?) didn't bust out one of the ear-piercing shrieks cockatoos love so very, very dearly.
posted by Fraxas at 9:12 AM on May 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


omg i'm howling
posted by nadawi at 9:20 AM on May 30, 2015


<3 Cockatoos and relatives. I think the sulfur crested was disturbed by the umbrella's crest -- do they know each other?
posted by Matt Oneiros at 9:47 AM on May 30, 2015


That's pretty much exactly like many party experiences I've had.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:48 AM on May 30, 2015 [10 favorites]


This is beautiful. I especially like the I said hyeah yeah yeah part toward the end where they both just jam out!
posted by mochapickle at 9:48 AM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


the "don't come another step closer" claw killed me dead.
posted by nadawi at 9:49 AM on May 30, 2015 [33 favorites]


two thoughts: first, if I had a piece of my body that I could unfurl and double the size of my face when I liked music, I'd really piss a lot of people off at a lot of concerts. second, if you didn't watch the video until the head banging started, then you missed the best part.
posted by hippybear at 9:51 AM on May 30, 2015 [13 favorites]


"if I had a piece of my body that I could unfurl and double the size of my face when I liked music, I'd really piss a lot of people off at a lot of concerts."

Not unlike Gene Simmons.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:59 AM on May 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


Beaker approves.
posted by Splunge at 10:16 AM on May 30, 2015


Left Shark understands what Left Cockatoo is feeling right now -_-
posted by surazal at 10:27 AM on May 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


To be honest, I kind of agree with the second bird. It really wasn't that good of an Elvis cover.

(And I can't believe my iPhone knows "elvish" but not "Elvis")
posted by TedW at 10:37 AM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


Playas gonna play and the cockas gonna too.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:50 AM on May 30, 2015 [6 favorites]


Encooooooreeeeee!

FREEEEEBIIIIIRD!!!!!
posted by deludingmyself at 10:59 AM on May 30, 2015


I'm going to post this over to the /r/sociallyInept subreddit. Those guys could learn a thing or two from this.
posted by cleroy at 11:01 AM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of that year in high school all my friends got obsessed with ska.
posted by lunasol at 11:05 AM on May 30, 2015 [15 favorites]


me: i enjoy this music
friend: i do not enjoy this music
me: (aggressively dances friend into corner for rest of the song)
posted by NoraReed at 11:42 AM on May 30, 2015 [23 favorites]


Now I want to fund a scientific survey of the musical preferences of cockatoos. Can you condition a cockatoo to be a metalhead? To like EDM? Old school west coast gangsta rap?
posted by LeRoienJaune at 12:26 PM on May 30, 2015


I like how the second cockatoo was basically "I am so embarrassed to be here right now." And the first was "Whatever, I'm going to jam out."
posted by darksong at 12:36 PM on May 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


I did not know any cockatoos could do that thing with their feathers. Can all cockatoos do that thing with their feathers?
posted by jaguar at 12:41 PM on May 30, 2015


Left cockatoo is like me at a bar when I'm minding a beer and didn't know a band was going to take the stage and all the locals start streaming in and the band is playing like sub-Blues Brothers type middle ager white boy blues and they're chugging through all their friends' favorites and they're all getting into it and I can't just leave because I'd just ordered food before the band had set up and the food hasn't arrived yet and so I'm feeling every missed downbeat, every flubbed chord, every wheezing bend on the mouth harp, and I'm trying to not be the jerk since everybody else is enjoying themselves but for me "getting into it" would be like "getting into" a front row seat at a grade school violin recital where instead of Mozart they're doing Muddy Waters with screaming and amplifiers cranked too loud.

So anyway this is not meant to be taken as a comment on the guy doing "Don't Be Cruel" because really that's a decent rendition from somebody putting on a command performance for a cockatoo. It's just that that bird on the left is feeling feelings that I recognize. We all have certain boundaries of tolerance beyond which an experience becomes overwhelming in a bad way, and this happens to be that bird's.
posted by ardgedee at 1:04 PM on May 30, 2015 [22 favorites]


Well, it's like they say: there's two kinds of cockatoos.


like:Beatles retweet: Elvis
posted by Trochanter at 1:17 PM on May 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


LeRoienJaune: "Now I want to fund a scientific survey of the musical preferences of cockatoos. Can you condition a cockatoo to be a metalhead? To like EDM? Old school west coast gangsta rap?"

You don't have to condition them. Cockatoos have natural rhythm and love all kinds of music. Just Google dancing cockatoo or cockatoo rocks out and and lose a day watching cool birdies.
posted by Splunge at 1:30 PM on May 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


I am pretty sure I sat behind that cockatoo at more than one concert....
posted by biscotti at 1:42 PM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love this (though I feel for Left Cockatoo, too).

I'm surprised to learn, though, that some people are able to sing to pets without switching half the lyrics to their pet's name and/or species. That's a mighty display of self-control there.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 1:56 PM on May 30, 2015 [17 favorites]


All cockatoos can do that thing with their feathers. Some are less impressive than others (Goffin). Others are even more robust (Moluccan).

Great video. Cockatoos are awesome. And dusty. And loud.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 4:23 PM on May 30, 2015


I liked the beginning then turned it off about halfway through. Then based on hippybear's comment I went back and watched the end, which was totally hilarious.
posted by radioamy at 4:25 PM on May 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


left cockatoo is a paragon of self-restraint compared to this nasty bird (NSFW language)
posted by pyramid termite at 7:22 PM on May 30, 2015


I don't want no other Schnauzer,
Puppy it's just you I'm thinking of.

mixedmetaphors, I have somehow lived 33 years without this concept. No longer!! Things are going to change around here...
posted by schmopera at 7:25 PM on May 30, 2015


Please... please move back over there.
I don't know him.
posted by Naberius at 7:40 PM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


All cockatoos can do that thing with their feathers. Some are less impressive than others (Goffin). Others are even more robust (Moluccan yt ).

Thank you. I'm now slightly terrified of cockatoos. Impressed, but slightly terrified. Which is probably ok; I think it's a sign of healthy respect.
posted by jaguar at 7:46 PM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


Now I guess I have to learn how to play guitar and get two cockatoos.
posted by lagomorphius at 9:04 PM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


That claw up behavior often means "pick me up" of "let me step up onto you". I think he is asking someone, ANYONE, to get him the heck out of Dodge!
posted by harrietthespy at 9:04 PM on May 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


Cockatoos are awesome. And dusty. And loud.

In my old neighborhood, there is a lady with a cockatoo named Dennis. In warm weather, they sit outside.

Dennis is one hell of a mimic. When I was in training for a 150 mile bike ride, he would pretend to be an ambulance whenever I rode past.
posted by MissySedai at 10:06 PM on May 30, 2015 [7 favorites]


Left cockatoo reminded me of Richard Ayoade responding to Jimmy Carr here.
posted by you must supply a verb at 1:38 AM on May 31, 2015


I woke up one day and poodle was out in the tall grass jumping straight up with her snarly face. Poodle had a situation involving a big snake and a fallen baby bird scrabbling around in circles. I chased off the snake and poodle took bird in her mouth and we went back to the house.

Bird was inert for hours in a shoebox. Dog staring at her the whole time. She wouldn't open her mouth for the dropper and the liquid the vet told me to make until NPR did something about eerie whale songs, and wow, did that get her attention. Dog too. Both of them watching the radio. She stood up, spread her wings and opened her mouth. Neon blue on the undersides of her wings. Bluebird.

After she started flying around, I got on the roof and set her on the chimney on a day when other bluebirds were all around. She came back often and I'd open the window. She was more interested in poodle than me. I don't understand the whole whale/poodle/bluebird dynamic. Some kind of bonding experience.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 7:29 AM on May 31, 2015 [24 favorites]


MetaFilter: I don't understand the whole whale/poodle/bluebird dynamic.
posted by hippybear at 7:39 AM on May 31, 2015 [7 favorites]


My new epitaph.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 8:02 AM on May 31, 2015


jaguar: " All cockatoos can do that thing with their feathers. Some are less impressive than others (Goffin). Others are even more robust (Moluccan yt ).

Thank you. I'm now slightly terrified of cockatoos. Impressed, but slightly terrified. Which is probably ok; I think it's a sign of healthy respect.
"

If you're going to be terrified of cockatoos then let it be for a logical reason. For instance, their beaks are mostly solid, not hollow like other birds. They also have a three point bite, their bottom beak has two vampire like points. Larger ones can easily break your fingers if they so wished. They can shell a Brasil nut as easily as you or I can bite through a french fry.

Oh, and they like french fries too.
posted by Splunge at 10:55 AM on May 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


OK, now I shall remove the "slightly" and be appropriately fully terrified of cockatoos.
posted by jaguar at 11:22 AM on May 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


Beaker approves, again.
posted by Splunge at 12:15 PM on May 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


*screams and runs away*
posted by jaguar at 1:25 PM on May 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


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