TV, music and parrots


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TV again …

TV, music and parrots

The television is perfect for getting some peace during the day. When I’m busy, I “park” my birds in front of the TV and phew… I have peace! Most parrots are fascinated by the sights and sounds that come out of this object. Often, the parrots learn the musical themes of their favorite shows ( mine know by heart the theme of the show “The joyful castaways” ) and from some commercials who come back often. They even answer “hello” when the phone rings on TV! However, I have often noticed that parrots can be afraid when they see a predator on TV, usually a large bird of prey.

Here again, “parental supervision” is in order… Really, we never escape it!

TV, music and parrots

Parrots have a clear preference for shows where there is action ( cartoons, action films like “Rambo” ). These kinds of shows often have special sound effects ( catchy songs, noises, screams, explosions, gunshots and various onomatopoeias ) which greatly stimulate the parrots.

My Amazon Lili-Anne is very responsive to this kind of program, she is an active viewer. Her favorite movies?… The kind of horror movie where there’s always the “girl-who-screams-like-a-lost-rather-than-escape-from-the-monster”.

Lili has a natural gift and would be the ideal actress in this kind of film, you have to hear her to be believed… Let’s say that she sympathizes a lot with the poor girl who is going to be cut to pieces…!

Parrots on the canvas.

TV, music and parrots

Since the advent of the Internet, many things have changed in our life and it was inevitable that this new medium also affects our parrots. U-Tubes … the ultimate in modern parrot. Watching parrot videos, singing and dancing with them is a lot of fun for our parrots. Of course, moderation … as in everything. Who Needs a U-Tube Parrot Addict Rehab Center?

And the music?

As for the music… it’s made for singing and above all… dancing. Parrots especially enjoy music when their human pet is singing, humming, or whistling. They get terribly interactive, they sing and dance with him, mimic his voice and distort in the same places and on the same note… that’s awesome.

TV, music and parrots

Parrots show their appreciation by singing, dancing and those who can’t sing have a blast doing nothing less than… “lip sinc” or, if you prefer, “beak sinc”. Each bird has its preferences in terms of music. They are critical; sometimes they like it, sometimes they hate it, but in either case you will quickly be notified. Parrots are very eclectic: from classic to nursery rhyme to “heavy metal”, they are music lovers and love just about all genres as long as humans are involved. As a general rule, lively music ( disco, Latin or pop) are popular, what I call music for cleaning or music for “tanks” … the kind that “trigger” on the accelerator!

It often happens that parrots invent their own melodies and add lyrics of their own. Sometimes these words make sense… sometimes not, but the game is to get into the composition of Coco and sing along with him.

The music calms or excites and stimulates the parrots according to their moods and especially your interaction. Musical choice does not play a big role here; they can all be crazy on Beethoven’s Moon Sonata or very calm on “Metallica” …

It is really your attitude that will make the difference.


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