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Dec 30, 2008

I Shall Pet You Now...


Cat and parrot found by Andrew Y. I haven't laughed that hard since the Trapezoid haircut on that Bichon Frisé!

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That. Is. So. Bizarre.

The wide eyed stare of the bird made it all the better.

"Yes...I'm petting you...just quietly...just...here. No...no...don't chew my claw..."

WEIRD and awesome.

Jenn in IL
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:40 AM

Ha ha ha ha brilliant! That kitteh is just dying to have a nom on those claws...

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:42 AM

I cannot stop watching. That is the BEST.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:43 AM



 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:44 AM

The parrot seems to know where all kittehs like a scratch.

Hon Glad
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:46 AM

This is amazing and so sweet! As a proud cockatoo and cat parent I cannot even imagine this happening. They must be buddies.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:49 AM

the cat is all WTFBBQ

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:49 AM

I believe they are in Luz!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 08:54 AM

Was anybody else thinking Edward Scissorhands?

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:01 AM

Awwwwwwww! So harmonious! :-)

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:08 AM

So sweeeeeeet !!!! Cockatoos are highly intelligent and affectionate. They should be kept in twos or given a lot of time and attention. This one has obviously bonded with his kitteh pal.

Cockatoo, claw and then tongue blissfully outstretched : "Honk!" (= Hey, I like youuuu!!)
Kitteh : "Mebbeh I shall try thees..." *most delicatest of nomses*

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:08 AM

Ker Thud from the adorableness of it all

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:12 AM

And there's MUCH more where that came from: http://www.youtube.com/user/gaybird7

the Bad Guy
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:20 AM

Allow me to translate....
Bird: you want ichies???
Cat: ahh thats the spot.. wait.. thats my FACE!.. owwwwww... OWWWWW.. stop it.. ahh rubbies... owwie..
Bird: Now I shall climb on your back and we will ride into the sunset!!! Wow you sure are slippery.. ehnnnnnn!!!!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:23 AM

There is certainly some interspecies luuurvve going on!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:44 AM

the interspecies snorgling is wonderful...unfortunately, one bite from kitty could make the bird very sick. :-(

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:48 AM

I'm not brave enough to let my love bird attempt to canoodle with our Maddy cat... so I shall giggle at other's videos instead!

That was CUTE!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 09:53 AM

I love this- especially the part where the kitty is about to nibble the bird's foot and the bird opens his beak and makes a little, "Don't even think about it" noise. (around 00:48)

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM

I've seen so many cute and hilarious things on the interwebs that I rarely laugh out loud, but that did it. I love that the petting is so SNEAKY. It's the little details...

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:01 AM


Oh my gosh that's adorable! I love when the boid looks at the cat he looks completely enraptured! <3 Love cat and boid pics!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:04 AM

debg...actually I wasn't, until you brought it up, but I totally see what you mean.

I love the little adminishment from the bird when the kitty bites his foot. This is sooooo cute!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:05 AM

This really is very cute, and I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but this is VERY VERY dangerous!

Cat saliva is toxic to birds. Birds use their feet to pick up they food with and they play with the toes often (don't ask me why, birds are weird). It only takes ONE SCRATCH from a cat to kill a bird, even if the scratch is not very deep or bad, because of the bacteria cats have on their claws. Unless someone is physically holding the bird or cat, there is no way to move fast enough to stop it. Parrots bite as a form of play- after all, if a parrot bites another parrot, he just gets a mouthful of feathers, or they wrestle with their beaks. What if the parrot tried to play with the cat this way? You really think this cat (who looks more like a kitten, really) wouldn't scratch or bite back?

There is absolutely no way for a cat to safely play with a bird. This is very, very dangerous. Please do not try it if you have birds and cats.

Sorry for epic comment....
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:05 AM

Whoops...that should be admonishment. I guess I hit the "i" instead of the "o". That's what I get for trying to type with a mild migraine.

[Geez, that little bit took me, like, forever to write correctly. I need some aspirin and a lie down.]

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:07 AM

They are so gentle with each other! They must be good friends.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM

What the bleenen bleen was that??? Best parrot on kitteh lurve I have evah saw. :)

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:17 AM

oh god that is so funny and weird!!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:26 AM

My Parrot (Jack) and my kittens (Misha and Sasha) "play" together all the time.. it's more like sniff and run then physical contact. So I have to disagree with the previous comment that says that cats and birds shouldn't socialize. If my cats and bird never went near each other and got a feel for each other then they would probably kill each other. Cats are way to curious, they're not going to just let something live in their territory and not find out what it is. I would much rather them sniff around when I am able to stop it from going to far.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Slurp, tastes like chicken

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:31 AM

While this is terribly cute I have to echo the cautionary comments (right on "sorry"). As "one owned by a cockatoo" and "one owned by cats" I'm extra vigilant about how close to each other they get. One exchange of feline saliva to bird and it's OM*G I've (potentially) killed my bird! This is a HUGH No-No.

Sorry for adding to the nuffing, but I've read many stories of the heartache owners have from not taking precautions during avian/feline interactions.

Fancy's Mum
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:35 AM

You have killed me, and right before New Year's. Great.


 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:42 AM

Kitteh : MUST sniff that scratcher!

Birdie: MUST scratch that sniffer !

Mud Bug: SPLODE!!!

Mud Bug
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 10:43 AM

Forbirdden luerve...

LOL @ debg! Edward Scissorhands!
"And then she showed me the back room..."

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM

99.999% of us don't come to CO to be told how un-cute something could potentially be. To the Nuffy McNuffersons, start your own boring, un-fun blog. Whenever I read the posts and see a Nuffer start their rant, I just scroll on by. I just pray the Heavens above that I never grow up to be a Nuffer!!

Right On
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM

You complain about being told to 'Eff off' and complain about Meg using the word 'Bee-yotch'! This is Nuff-madness. Stop the madness! What happened to people who just like to look at cute stuff, huh?

Goodness Gracious
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

But the real question is how did these two get to this place of cat/bird luf? When, where and why did it start? I need to know! Pronto!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Huffin' nuffers!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:14 AM

I am 'nuffing the 'nuffers who are 'nuffing the other 'nuffers. 'nuff!

P.S. Bird + cat = comedy.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM

All I want for the New Year is peace on earth. Or at least on CO. Come on everyone, watch the vid again and come out hugging....

KittehMama x 3
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM

I love the "Oh ... you like it ... you like .. it ... noooo .... no nomming ... nooo nomming .... yeah ... you like that ... " all very cas. :D

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:35 AM

This is cute, but I'd be scared of that bird. I'm sure my cats wouldn't come out from under the bed for days if that thing was in my house.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:40 AM

...Salad Fingers anyone?

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM

salad fingers is scaaaaary!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Lol, it looks like the bird's claw has a mind of its own.

amaretto bunny
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Wait!!! It gets even cuter (is that possible?)


Bird: Must sit on head.
Cat: Dohhh...okay!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:57 AM

little *alien* feets

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 11:59 AM

That's too bad if it is dangerous, I love how tender they are with each other. Is the parrot imitating people petting the cat? How well can he feel the fur under his foot when he pets her? Maybe he just likes the sensation.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM

I wouldn't mind if the cat didn't actually have a go at nibbling the bird, which it does in this video.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM

i'm pretty sure that bird wants to mate with that cat!

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Having both cats and parrots, I wouldn't worry so much about this supervised pair.
Birds establish the "pecking order" early in the relationship.
That beak could crack a bone! They very much know their own strength.
There two are being respectfully gentle.

 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM

RE: Nuffers and abuse of same

I know next to nothing about boids. So, if several peeps take the time to point out that this is actually quite dangerous to the boid, I'm inclined to take their word for it.

If this was a video showing a parrot feeding a dog grapes or dark chocolate or something else equally dangerous, I would certainly hope someone would NUFF (point it out) for the benefit of peeps who don't know.

(looks around, steps down off soapbox)

Gail (the first one)
 |  Dec 30, 2008 at 12:34 PM

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