Parrot Decides To Take Bath In Woman's Hair

Published May 18, 2018 465 Plays $0.86 earned

Rumble / Funny & Cute AnimalsWe have to admit that sometimes the actions of our pets don’t make much sense to us. Did they chew on the couch because they thought it was a ginormous juicy bone? Did they trash the room because it wasn’t to their liking? We guess that we’ll never get the answers. One of the other things that doesn’t make much sense is how a parrot can confuse a woman’s hair for a basin of water or even dust. It’s not even the same consistency!

Birds and other mammalians have a rather unique technique of maintaining their hygiene. Similar as to how humans would use water, pigs would roll in mud, they use dust. Naturally it all varies from species to species, but the most common way of doing it is burrowing in the sand or in a recently upturned ground and batting at the ground in order to release the tiny particles that later fly in the air. The birds then spread their wings and help the dust particles reach their skin. This way they can easily fend off parasites and sometimes even release pheromones, marking their territory in the ground. If something is amiss, they would use their beak to peck at it and clean themselves thoroughly.

Unfortunately for this owner, her parrots mistook her hair for a dust bath and decided to make use of the opportunity. While one of the parrots clearly sees that her hair is not a bathtub and flies away, the other is a bit slower in comprehending what is going on. Luckily, no harm was done.