Your morning adorable: Parrot holds her own spoon to eat peanut butter
We're not sure why, but we find something oddly hypnotic about YouTube user OnePickieChickie's video of Gracie, a 28-year-old yellow-naped Amazon parrot, holding a spoon with her foot while chowing down on peanut butter. (The soundtrack is undoubtedly part of the hypnotic effect.)
"They say parrots are as smart as a 4-year-old child," OnePickieChickie says. "Every time I am eating something, Gracie gets down off her cage and comes over to me because she wants some."
Gracie's a big fan of peanut butter, as evidenced by the video above, and when she's done eating, she simply drops the spoon on the floor and wipes her beak on her perch. "And, she doesn't even say 'thank you' for the peanut butter," her owner notes. The nerve!
Gracie just so happens to share her home with a certain famous bird: Frostie, the little corella cockatoo whose dance routine to Ray Charles' "Shake a Tailfeather" made him an online celebrity. (Frostie's well-known video has since been "remixed" to replace "Shake a Tailfeather" with a more current hit song: Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair.") Both birds are rescue pets.
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-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: OnePickieChickie via YouTube