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Your morning adorable: Parakeet plays fetch

October 14, 2010 | 11:56 am

We've seen a dog dance the merengue, a pig play a set of musical bicycle horns, a hamster race through a minuscule agility course and a rabbit walk upright on his hind legs. So we've experienced our share of shock at the unusual abilities of animals.

But we've never before seen a parakeet play fetch.

So we were bound to be impressed by YouTube user chibudgielvr's parakeet, Chi-Chi, who not only learned the trick but also seems to relish performing it.

But another of Chi-Chi's skills impresses us even more than his fetching -- he also knows how to put his toys away when he's done playing. That's a skill that, we're betting, makes Chi-Chi a joy to live with -- not like some destructive parakeets we can think of.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: chibudgielvr via YouTube

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