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Feb 06, 2007

Is it possible to snorgle—A BIRD!?

Look, People, I've never snorgled a bird. It's not that I don't think they're snorglable, I just haven't had the opportunity to SNORT THEIR FEATHERS like this guy. I can imagine it's a fresh, bird-seedy smell, and is prolly pretty soft.

But heck—you're the experts—what do you think? Let's take a look:



Meeshon Accompleeshed.

Rick and Ming C., luuuuve the orange heart on your bird's cheek.

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Awwwww! Man is all birdy smells good! Birdy is all yeahhh...that's what's up!

Do I hint a smile on his little birdy cheek?

TRES cute!

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 10:48 PM

Oh wow my first CO first comment!

How exciting!

Is there an acceptance speech involved, because I'll totally write and deliver one.

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 10:49 PM

That cheek-heart is way too prosh!

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 10:57 PM

Awww, this reminds me of when I used to snorgle my cockatiel! So sweet!

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:07 PM

Oh so cute. That heart just pushes it right over the top.

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Bird snorgle in full effect, indeed. However, methinks he is dangerously close to a feather in the eye!

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:10 PM

Sure, I think you can snorgle a bird. I snorgled a one-celled paramecium once. The little microscopic hairs kind of tickle, but really, they're quite affectionate. So yeah, birds should be a piece of cake.

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:12 PM

'tiel huffing in it's purest form. Hey, dude - don' bogart that bird!

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:14 PM


Now, that's just cilia.

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:15 PM

I'm sorry, Aubrey. That WAS cilia, and I promise never to re-petri that joke ever again.

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Yep. My Sid loooooves to be snorgled!!!! (we named *cough* HER Sid Vicious before realizing it was a she...it's cuz she has one hell of a mohawk...)

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:28 PM

I snorgles my birdies every day. Have a cockatoo (rose breasted, very pink!) an african grey and a conure. Totally snorglable.
Mine smell good too.
Nothing like a face full of bird while they make little happy noises.
You make me want to wake them for snorgle time right now!

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:35 PM

Thank you, Not That Mike (TOM); you're a man of culture after all. Microbe you an apology.

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:40 PM

That bird's all like "Thee wheeskers teekle!"

 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Never mind the apology, Aubrey, just buy me lunch. No need to go out to fancy restaurant -- eukaryote.

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Feb 06, 2007 at 11:52 PM

If I tried this with my cocktiel, he would bite my nose off. He was recused from a house where they had an aggressive dog that kept knocking over his cage and scaring him. He is now so happy in our house (after being there for 6 years!) that he can talk, whistle, sing, make a noise like a car alarm......usually at 4am.... :S But I love him, and wish I could snorgle him......! :)

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 12:04 AM

"Snorgle" nothin', he's try to snort that bird!

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 12:19 AM

It's muy cute but to me that's and asthma attack waiting to happen :(

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 12:42 AM

*swoons over biology puns*

...as for the burdy, tres cute! I love it when men are all cuddly with their pets :)

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 01:09 AM

Wow how he dont eat it. Looks like he already done ate his fingernails.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 01:46 AM

"That's just cilia." BWAHAHAHAHA. I almost peed.

We used to have three cockatiels, two of which constituted a breeding pair. The third was a bit younger and would repeat their...erm...sounds. It was hilaaaaarious.

And I definitely snorgled them.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 02:29 AM

I have 2 chickens. They are snorgle-licious :-)

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 03:44 AM

OMIGOSH I snorgles my little birdy all teh time, and she does smell like bird seeds. SO CUTE.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 03:58 AM

Birds are totally snorglable: They feel soft and smell gooooood. I introduced "birdsniffing" as interest on Livejournal! My tiely boy smells like white corn chips, and my leetle hen smells like sweet body powder for leetle old ladies. Yay for tiel snorgling!

Mam Adar
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 04:06 AM

That bird seems to like it.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 04:48 AM

I snorgle all three of my parrots constantly. Not only is it possible, it's highly recommended!

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 05:06 AM

Actually, they smell a bit like warm PopTarts. Birdie snorgling is part of my daily routine.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 05:43 AM

I wish I had a birdy to snorgle. All I have is an anti-social cat who dislikes snorgling.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 06:08 AM

Beware psittacosis.

The Honourable Gladys Anstruther
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 06:16 AM

I don't think he's snorgling the bird. I think he may be inflating it.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 06:22 AM

They smell like chicken.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 06:32 AM

Awwwwwww at the orange heart!!! Gotta love parrots.

NTMTOM and Aubrey - you guys killed me.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 06:39 AM

My husband and I used to joke that our 'tiel smelled like WHEATIES. They are indeed snorglable!

Lady Chroe
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 06:45 AM

My Umbrella Cockatoo is TOTALLY snorglable. Only problem is, I end up looking like I snorgled a powder-covered donut--that white birdy powder gets all over my schnozz.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:00 AM

Careful! Cockatiel sniffing addictive--I know from personal experience. Nothing smells better.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:05 AM

I'm with the person who thinks he looks like he's inflating it.

I'm not a bird person, but finally came and read these comments -- and had a blast with NTMTOM and Aubrey's puns! To borrow a phrase, "You Guys Are Silly" -- and I love it!

useta hada kitteh
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:17 AM

I have had the opportunity to snorgle a bird... a pretty large bird. I think it was a cockatoo. One like Baretta had. I came up looking like a huge coke junkie! I had white powder all over my face. I don't know anything about birds but I assume it was the bird equivalent of dander.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:21 AM

this is my first post, and I just have to say - yes, yes, yes, they smell like sugar. Conures smell like fruit. African Greys smell like nuts-cumin-fruit-sugar all mixed together. I highly endorse bird snorgling.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:21 AM

Awwwww...I miss my 'tiel! He was the male version of the one in this picture. He was indeed snorgled quite a bit and he loved to snorgle back. :'(

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:41 AM

Yes, cockatiels can be snorgled, I've been snorgling mine for over 20 years! They smell like maple syrup.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 07:42 AM

i snorgle my starlings daily. i love birdy feather smells.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:06 AM

[tapping podium]
Attention! Settle down, everyone.

First, I'd like to introduce Nienna to Teh Peeps. Welcome, Nienna!
[golf claps]

That's nearly all I had to say, but before I cede the floor, I'd like to point out that Nienna has NOT been bleened. "And she will know your ways as if they were her own."


Thank you, and carry on...
[steps away from podium]

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:12 AM

I concur, cockatiels make for great snorgling! Those little head feathers are so unbelievably soft ...

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:19 AM

Cockatiels are very snorgable, I used to have a birdy just like that one, she loved to give kisses. Their feathers are so soft!

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:22 AM

Wee birdies are incredibly open to being snorgled. They are receptive and make sweet gurgling-like sounds while you do it, to convey their contentment. Because their bodies are so small, you can wrap both hands around them and love them as long as you wish, without them wriggling away! I taught my late parakeet to "kiss"....he also liked his belly being rubbed. How sweet. <3

Denise in Nebraska
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:24 AM

We used to babysit an African Grey. Ha. All day long, "Gooo 'Gators!" And, (in commanding voice) "Riiiiley!" (Riley was the husband's name.) Hee hee. Poor guy. ;-)

Theo - Well behaved women rarely make first post history. Or is it, wild women never get the bleens?

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:35 AM

Just looking at that pic is giving me an asthma attack...wish I could safely snorgle a warm-blooded animal again without fear of wheezing...*sigh*

Oh Theo, don't'cha know?! Nienna *IS* the Kwisatz Haderach! Hail to the Muad'Peep! *LMAO!*


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 08:38 AM

I have a little parrotlet and he has been learning the joys of scritches and snorgles. It took a bit of convincing at first but he sure does love 'em now.

And there is nothing on earth like the sweet smell of little birdy feathers. Mmmm. I could seriously become addicted if not I'm not careful.

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 09:06 AM

Oh this makes me miss snorgling my little loverbird. He was super-snorgable and always smelled wonderful!

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 09:11 AM

I snorgle my 'tiel Brian on a daily basis. He is soft and dusty!

 |  Feb 07, 2007 at 09:12 AM

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