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Proof that looks aren't everything

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MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 19:34:12

This is Griffi, and she is a fabulous dancer, despite her issues.

Aldom Sat 24-Jul-21 19:52:06

Aww this is lovely. It made me smile. Thank you.

Aveline Sat 24-Jul-21 19:54:56

Happy wee thing!

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 19:56:49

Isn't she beautiful? smile
She was locked in a cellar in her cage for years, and has health problems, but such a happy little soul.

LadyGracie Sat 24-Jul-21 21:00:33

Beautiful, such characters

Grannybags Sat 24-Jul-21 21:30:05

That's brilliant!

Shinamae Sat 24-Jul-21 21:40:00

I have to say brought a tear to my eye, talk about triumph over adversity…..🌻

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 21:42:56

She's just beautiful isn't she?
That's the most feathers she has had for years.
Bless her little chicken toes.

Shelflife Sat 24-Jul-21 22:18:40

That is so sweet , thankyou for that. Has certainly made me smile - bless her .

SueDonim Sat 24-Jul-21 22:58:01

Is she yours, MissAdventue? She’s sure got the moves! ❤️

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 23:00:40

Oh no, but I wish she was.
She belongs to a couple who foster parrots, although obviously they adopted her when they saw what a mover she is. smile
I've always been intrigued by parrots, but I'm far too selfish to have one.

Eloethan Sat 24-Jul-21 23:14:54

How are they aware of all that past history and the mistreatment?

I like to think the bird is dancing but I wonder if the music is incidental and her movements are a manifestation of anxiety. Animals in distress often perform repetitive movements - bears swinging their heads backwards and forwards, etc. It's already explained that her difficult past is the reason for her pulling her feathers out.

I don't think it's selfish to not want parrot - I think it's selfish to have one unless, as in this case, it is a rescue bird.

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 23:18:36

They were told before they fostered her.
Her original owner died, and his family took her in, but they couldn't cope with her squawking, so eventually she was put in the cellar.
There are plenty of other videos of her dancing, and particularly with her "daddy".
She still bites "mummy", because she's a one person kinda chick.

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 23:24:52

SueDonim Sat 24-Jul-21 23:46:33

There seem to be plenty of videos of similar birds (is she a cockatoo?) ‘dancing’ so maybe it’s a natural reaction to music?

I’d love a parrot-type bird but I know they’re high-maintenance and need a great deal of care. My brother and I had two budgies when we were children and I loved those birds with a passion. Times have changed, though. smile

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 23:50:22

She's a goffins cockatoo, I think.
Lots like music.
I follow loads on youtube.
Some sing, some dance.

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 23:53:51

I had a budgie as a child.
He spoke, and said nursery rhymes, but he was very aggressive.
They hurt!!

MissAdventure Sat 24-Jul-21 23:58:52

Some parrots don't enjoy a sing song though.

timetogo2016 Sun 25-Jul-21 09:59:34

I had a Cockatiel that loved to dance and nod her head to music,i miss her.