Twitter user Alberto Pérez shared a video flaunting his pet bird’s impressive ability to mock the way he sneezed, and he started a movement, with many people following his example in social media.
Birds are incredible animals that have always amazed humanity for their beauty and their ability to fly. But the ability some species have to copy any sound they hear, including the human voice, is what baffles us the most about them.
This was the case for Alberto Pérez, who couldn’t keep himself from sharing his excitement for the way his lovebird imitates him when he sneezes, taking to his Twitter account to show off his cute pet, as Tribuna reported.
As his Twitter profile describes it Pérez is an Economy student from the University of Valladolid, in Spain, and he would have never expected to make headlines all around the globe because of a 10 seconds clip of his bird.
“I can’t take it anymore, I have to share this,” Pérez captioned the simple clip in which he pretends to sneeze twice and is followed by the smart bird with his own lovely version of a sneeze.
Fellow Twitter users have given the clip a great reception, with several people replying with their own videos in which they show that their birds can also imitate sneezing.
“That makes two of us,” wrote Mirella Macías, who caught herself and her bird on video doing the same trick. “Do all birds collectively learned how to sneeze?” wondered @AndeaMagana124 after seeing so many birds doing the same.
Lovebirds are a small genus of the order Psittaciformes, and they are originally from Africa. These species are called “lovebirds” both in English and Greek (Agapornis) because they are known to mate for life.
Psittaciformes are probably the most sought-after birds due to their attractiveness as pets, with some species capable of imitating sounds, and because of the colorful and brilliant plumage, mainly of large parrots and cockatoos.
A Yellow Nape Amazon parrot had his ‘15 minutes of fame’ back in 2016 because of his impressive ability to mock the human singing voice. The video of the bird singing two recognizable hits became a viral sensation.
Apart from mocking the voice and learning the lyrics of the song, it is unbelievable how the bird manages to imitate the rhythm, including pauses and hitting most of the right notes as well.
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