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Listen To What This Brilliant Talking Cockatiel Has To Say6m11s

Listen To What This Brilliant Talking Cockatiel Has To Say

Sunny is called The Talking Cockatiel Extraordinaire by his family and friends for a several reasons. One is because he speaks in an intelligible voice rather than with the more common squeaky and whistle-like voices that you typically hear from these sweet little parrots. The eleven year old bird also has a very large vocabulary for a small Cockatiel, which is also unusual. But his owners claim that what makes Sunny truly extraordinary is that he has a little basic understanding of language. He doesn't just mimic sounds and words like other parrots do. Unless he is prompted heavily such as in this video so he can he show off some of his speaking ability, he mostly uses his vocabulary relevant to situations that he is in and to give commands. His owners say one of the most surprising things he's done is to regularly greet his owner with 'Hi, Scott' rather than just repeating back 'Hi, Sunny' to him. Nobody refers to his owner as 'Scott' in the home when they say hi. He also won't say it unless his owner enters a room and never at any other time or to anyone else. One of the many things he's done to use his speaking ability is to call the other birds in the home to him by repeating 'comere comere comere' until they come. Because his owners have never had enough time to properly train him to say more than a few words or to train him to do tricks, they have no idea what he is truly capable of doing. His large vocabulary and the use of it alone with other things he does was mostly learned by himself. What is his favorite word? Touchdown!

Cockatoo Demands Bubble Gum 3m27s

Cockatoo Demands Bubble Gum

Onni is a baby umbrella cockatoo who is completely fascinated with bubble gum. He is inquisitive about the pink bubbles that come out of his owners mouth, but leary of the alien looking things at the same time. He can't figure out where the bubbles come for the life of him because when his owner lets him look in her mouth ... there is no gum to be found (she hides it under her tongue). He can smell something yummy from her mouth and see's her chewing it though. He wants it so bad but every time he goes to take a peek, he see's nothing in his owners mouth and every time a bubble appears his owner won't let him touch it. At one point, the gum comes flying out of the owners mouth when she tries to blow a bubble for him and his reaction is priceless. As his owner blows more and more bubbles, he gets braver and braver and tries to pop the bubbles. In between the bubbles, if you look very closely you can see Onni copying his owner chewing the gum and making believe he is chewing the gum with her. Onni means happiness and luck in Finnish, which is exactly what this little guy brings to the world. He is an Umbrella Cockatoo, or White Cockatoo, found in the rain forests of Indonesia. Sadly the cockatoos have lost most of their habitat due to human encroachment. They are critically endangered in the wild. However, they can be found in the pet trade due to generations of captive breeding.

Cockatoo Freaks Out When It See's An Egg For The First Time 21s

Cockatoo Freaks Out When It See's An Egg For The First Time

Onni is a baby umbrella cockatoo. His name means happiness and luck in Finnish. This happy little bird is experiencing the world for the first time. One of those firsts was seeing an egg! We don't know why he reacted the way he did. Perhaps it was unnatural and scary to see an egg out of a nest and in a human hand. Or maybe it was because he just plain never saw one before. Either way his reaction was bizarre and totally unexpected to his owners. When the egg is shown to him, he stands tall, puffs up like a giant piece of popcorn and sways back and forth eyeing it up. He was probably making sure that the unknown "danger" saw that he was bigger than it and so he seemed more threatening. Well it worked because the egg "disappeared" from view. And Onni happily cuddled up to his human brother for comfort and refuge. Umbrella cockatoos are often called White Cockatoos and are found in the rain forests of Indonesia. However, due to human encroachment and loss of habitat, it is is critically endangered. These types of cockatoos can be found easily in the pet trade because of captive breeding. They are an extremely difficult pet to keep with specialized needs. One of which is they need out of a cage as much as possible and need as much interaction with humans (and or other cockatoos) as possible. They are as intelligent as 3 year old children and very emotional. This leaves to be very challenging to care for.

Adorable Baby Cockatoo Doesn't Want To Sleep 2m12s

Adorable Baby Cockatoo Doesn't Want To Sleep

Onni is a baby cockatoo who adores his human daddy. Large parrots are extremely intelligent and cockatoos in particular are very emotional with the intelligence of a toddler. And that is exactly what Onni is acting like in this video. A bored toddler. We all know too well what it's like when a toddler doesn't want to sleep and whats more, won't let their parents sleep either. But like many parents, Onni's daddy is extremely patient. He doses in and out while Onni paces back and forth on top of him in hopes that he will wake up. Poor Onni even tries to lift his owners hand repeatedly to get him to pet him. The owner abides for a brief time or two before dozing back off to sleep again. When that doesn't work he walks back and forth on top of him and and hops around him in hopes of getting his attention. Onni has a wonderful home full of toys. But what fun are those when you have a giant human to annoy? How dare he sleep! At one point the white fluff ball tries to entertain himself on the couch but not for long. He's quick to run back and stare into his daddy's face inches away as he sleeps to no avail. In the end gets a wonderful suprise! Onni's human brother stops in for a visit and Onni is absolutely thrilled! He flies to him and melts into his arms. And dad ... is finally left to take his nap. Onni means happiness and luck in Finnish and is an umbrella cockatoo. These large white parrots are found in Indonesia. Sadly they are critically endangered due to human encroachment in the rain forests and the loss of habitat. However, umbrella cockatoos are frequently found living as pets due to captive breeding over many generations. These playful and lovable animals need space, patience, and a LOT of time. They need special care and an incredible amount of attention. As you can see in this video, they feel as if they never get enough attention and so that need has to be met for them to live happy, healthy lives.

Onni The Baby Cockatoo Thinks He's a Dentist1m59s

Onni The Baby Cockatoo Thinks He's a Dentist

Everything in the world is new to a baby. Including a baby cockatoo named Onni. Although Onni is 2 years old, he is still a baby in cockatoo years as this species lives up to 80 years old! And he still finds things in the world to explore. Here he examines his owners mouth. He discovered an interest in human mouths early on and has always been fascinated with them, but each time is like the first to him. Or is it he just wants to grow up to be a dentist? Time will tell for this inquisitive and beautiful companion. Onni means happiness and luck in Finnish which is exactly what this cheeky bird brings to the world. However he is not from Finland. Onni is an Umbrella Cockatoo. The Umbrella Cockatoo, also known as the White Cockatoo, is from Indonesia. Due to the aggressive encroachment by humans into its only home in the world, it is now critically endangered.

Cockatoo Finds A Huge Crow Outside 2m07s

Cockatoo Finds A Huge Crow Outside

Onni is a baby 2 year old umbrella cockatoo. So many things are new to this young bird. He takes great joy exploring the world with his family. One of favorite past times is to sit on the window sill to soak in the sun while watching the happenings outside. On this particular day, he found a huge surprise outside... a big black crow. Normally any bird would be terrified of a huge flying bird because typically they that would be a predator such as an owl, hawk or eagle. Birds innately know which animals are predatory fear them even if they've never seen them before or have other birds to teach them. But cockatoos in particular are brilliant animals. Despite the fact that Onni has never seen a huge bird flying around outside other menacing hawk (which he fears and retreats from), he somehow knows this is a different kind of large bird that is not to be feared even though it looks so similar from a great distance. He is elated over seeing the new friend and the first thing out of his mouth is, "HELLO BUDDY". He follows up with some other things such as hi and much more, baby garble included. Can you make out some of the things he is saying in his great excitement? He is disappointed when his friend flies away, but his owner assures him he will be back another day. You can bet this little guy will be on an acute lookout in the future for his new found friend. Onni means luck and happiness in Finnish which is certainly what he has brought into this world.

Cockatoo serenades owner by singing 'I love you' 1m34s

Cockatoo serenades owner by singing 'I love you'

Onni is a 2 year old umbrella cockatoo who is always exploring his world and loves new experiences. He has learned to tap dance, which is unique to his species. His new skill is singing, and not just singing with typical "bird" sounds, but singing like a human. His owner has made up and taught him a special song called the 'I Love You Song'. Onni enjoys being rocked back and forth while sweetly singing to his owner. He can't always clearly say I love you while singing it at the same time, but his attempt is simply adorable! Onni means happiness and luck in Finnish. Which is exactly what this sweet soul brings to his family!

Look At The Shocking Way This Boy Eats His Ice Cream 16s

Look At The Shocking Way This Boy Eats His Ice Cream

Chet eats ice cream and sherbert in the most unusual of ways. This is because he has a split tongue. Chet doesn't have to eat his ice cream in this way, but it sure is fun. What fun is a split tongue without doing split tongue tricks after all?

This Boys Tongue Matches His Pet's 17s

This Boys Tongue Matches His Pet's

Argentine tegus are a type of monitor and make wonderful pets for the experienced pet owner. This little girls name is Kaiju which means strange and large creature in Japanese. Godzilla is an example of a Kaiju. His owners son has a unique, a very unique tongue. It is split like Kaiju's. It can be quite a shocking surprise for the unprepared.

This Cockatoo And Bearded Dragon Are Sun Buddies 1m42s

This Cockatoo And Bearded Dragon Are Sun Buddies

Tika, the Goffin cockatoo loves to sun bath as many birds do. But in her case, she doesn't do so alone. She has a sun buddy, a bearded dragon named Helius, that she spends her sun bathing time with. Their favorite spot to soak up the sun is the window sill in their home where they spend hours together. Bearded dragons spend most of their time in the sun. It is vital to their health. Helius seems very grateful and happy to have the company of his favorite pal while he does what he does best. The two pets share a very unusual and rare friendship. And are forever bonded by the sun rays.

Look At the Intense Bond Between A Boy And His Baby Siberian Chipmunk, Flower 5m44s

Look At the Intense Bond Between A Boy And His Baby Siberian Chipmunk, Flower

My son loves pets of a different variety. Our home houses exotic pets off all different types big and small. The most challenging pet was not a giant lizard or a saucy cockatoo, but instead a tiny rodent. Flower is a captive bred Siberian chipmunk. These chipmunks are not the type you find in North America, but are another species widely sold as pets such as in the UK. As wonderful as this trusting bond seems, Flower, along with many other captive chipmunks didn't turn into the best of pets after she hit puberty. This sweet little thing turned very aggressive and proved to be too much of a handful for domestic life. In the mean time, we sure did enjoy her childhood presence and we hope she enjoyed us. The background music was written and played by my son, Chet who was then just 17 years old.

Baby Cockatoo Is Surprised By A Cardinal On The Deck1m00s

Baby Cockatoo Is Surprised By A Cardinal On The Deck

Onni the baby umbrella cockatoo is shocked to find a little visitor on the deck of his home! He has never seen a red cardinal before and goes into action to alert his owner about the tiny bird outside. While the excited cockatoo is trying to tell his owner all about it in his own hilarious way, the little bird decided to fly away. The excited baby cockatoo gets louder and louder trying to convince his owner that a glorious and scary feathered being was out there. It's as if he thinks his mom doesn't believe him that a dangerous red little devil was just lurking outside. And when his mom tries to tell him it’s a red feathered little fella like himself, he gets quite argumentative! Apparently, Onni was freaked out by the little red bird and will not accept the fact that they are from the same class of species! By the way, Onni is a common Finnish name that means “luck" and “happiness", which is exactly what this little guy is. The white cockatoo, also known as the umbrella cockatoo, is a medium-sized all-white cockatoo endemic to tropical rainforest on islands of Indonesia. When surprised, it extends a large and striking head crest, which has a semicircular shape similar to an umbrella, hence the alternative name.

Cockatoo loves to slide down stair railing2m06s

Cockatoo loves to slide down stair railing

Onni the umbrella cockatoo experiences his first slide down the banister. He has great trepidation at first, but the youngster trusts his owner enough to give it a go. He chatters on and talks to her for reassurance as he learns the fun game. Within no time the bird is having a blast going down the railing and vocalizing with utter glee!

Baby Cockatoo Is Confused By Fart and Rasberry Noises 3m50s

Baby Cockatoo Is Confused By Fart and Rasberry Noises

Everything is new to Onni the baby cockatoo. He is discovering the world and among those things are human mouths and the sounds they can make. He is curious about the "fart" noises his owner makes and intrigued by her mouth. But when she and her husband does the infamous raspberries with their index fingers on their lips (dweeber lips) as you would do to a baby, he flips out! Watch his bizarre reaction.

Adorable Cockatoo Sees His Owner Through Window, Loses It1m28s

Adorable Cockatoo Sees His Owner Through Window, Loses It

Onni the baby umbrella cockatoo loves to bask in the sun and take in the scenery from the living room window sill. You can probably tell by how much the edge of that sill has been chipped off. He loves watching the birds, chipmunks and calls to the neighbors. However, on this day he was taken off guard by his human brother who climbed up two stories to say hello when he came home from work. He is confused at first but upon realizing who it is he could not contain his excitement! Chet is hanging from the sill on the outside of the window and the moment Onni realizes that it is his big brother, he spreads his crest and starts dancing up and down the window, with his beak wide open with excitement! The simplest things in life send this beautiful soul into tap dancing and hopping for joy! By the way, Onni is a common Finnish name that means “luck" and “happiness", which is exactly what this little guy is. The white cockatoo, also known as the umbrella cockatoo, is a medium-sized all-white cockatoo endemic to tropical rainforest on islands of Indonesia. When surprised, it extends a large and striking head crest, which has a semicircular shape similar to an umbrella, hence the alternative name.

Onni The Baby Cockatoo vs Angry Birds2m23s

Onni The Baby Cockatoo vs Angry Birds

Onni, a 2 year old baby umbrella cockatoo is always getting into trouble. He is always on the move and exhausting to chase. Cockatoos are always on the move and busy. They chew and take chunks out of everything, especially wood. Onni gets into trouble on the window sill sometimes and we have to keep him off. Turns out he is afraid of Angry Birds, so we put them to work!

Cockatoo Thinks He's A Chicken, Makes Clucking Sounds2m35s

Cockatoo Thinks He's A Chicken, Makes Clucking Sounds

Cockatoos are one of the funniest animals in the world, and are foul-mouthed too. This white parrot might come off as a truly magnificent and beautiful creature, but don't be too quick to judge he has quite the temper! Check out this video of Onni, the umbrella Cockatoo, learning to cluck like a chicken. He does it like a pro, head-bob included! His owners might have expected that Onni will be a very talkative parrot and learn how to impersonate many characters, but they are very surprised when he picked up chicken sounds with head bobbing. He must have seen chickens in their natural environment, because he does it like a pro! Onni, the adorable baby umbrella Cockatoo, loves to play Peek-a-boo, stomp, and bounce on the bed with his owner before going to sleep. This night he gets ready by tap dancing and clucking like a chicken! He has a case of mistaken identity and sometimes thinks he's a chicken. So adorable! Watch Onni as he does some clucks, stomps, licks, peek-a-boos and hello's before settling down to go to bed. This will definitely put a smile on your face! Some birds are great imitators! It is very amusing to hear this hilarious pet parrot mimic a chicken, it is so adorable!

Baby Cockatoo Does A Bit Of Table Dancing 3m17s

Baby Cockatoo Does A Bit Of Table Dancing

Onni, the 2 year old baby cockatoo has been taught to tap dance. Now, whenever he gets happy and excited he gets happy feet. Sean, his human "brother", taught him how to use his stompy feet and engages in some table play. Onni means luck and happiness in Finnish and he certainly brings that to life.

Cockatoo Freaks Out When It Sees A Squirrel For The First Time 4m12s

Cockatoo Freaks Out When It Sees A Squirrel For The First Time

Onni the baby cockatoo's owner was at work on the computer when all of the sudden she heard a loud ruckus behind her. Onni was jumping about, flaring out his feathers looking like a giant piece of popcorn and ... tap dancing. Outside was a chunky, cheeky squirrel. The baby cockatoo has never seen a squirrel up close. Oh the horror of a fluffy tailed nut hoarder. Onni quickly runs to his owner and mommy for comfort and when she didn't listen to him about the apparent danger outside and leave, he pecked her! The uninterested squirrel finally went about his way and Onni's curiosity replaced his fear. Perhaps one day,Onni will see that the nut loving cuties outside mean no harm and become friends.

Adorable Onni Cockatoo Reacts to the Tree Service 3m09s

Adorable Onni Cockatoo Reacts to the Tree Service

Onni the baby cockatoo is frightened when he sees workers taking down the trees at his house. Such a site is pretty terrifying for any animal let alone a bird. The adorable bird dashes to his human "brother" for protection and confort. A few kisses later and Onni is okay.