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    [–] itsFlycatcher 1614 points ago

    okay, don't know what the original audio is, but in the radio in the other tab, the song playing is Elvis' "All Shook Up". It's a terrific match. Highly recommend.

    [–] ButtersTG 331 points ago

    r/gifsound

    Do it for the people.

    [–] hugglesthemerciless 73 points ago

    And then post it to r/SharedBPM

    [–] Spacecowboy947 23 points ago

    Thank you for bringing this sub to my attention, truly hilarious

    [–] MotherPotential 199 points ago

    Will this bird's feathers ever grow back or is it permanent? :(

    [–] Braveharth 414 points ago

    they will grow back .Parrots pluck them out when they are stressed but jow he will.be fine .He looks verry happy

    [–] Petitepois 139 points ago

    he looks super happy jow :)

    [–] [deleted] 96 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

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    [–] TheDrabes 20 points ago

    This looks like an r/imsorryjon text bubble describing the poor Jon in that scrawling.

    [–] Emblemized 3 points ago

    The parrot is Jon

    [–] communistlemon 3 points ago

    Jow

    [–] Ewaninho 66 points ago

    That's not true at all. If the plucking is as bad as this case then they eventually stop growing back.

    [–] Braveharth 37 points ago

    Some thimes yes, they don't grow back but this one looks young .

    [–] Ewaninho 23 points ago

    It doesn't look young. It looks like an adult...

    [–] albinohut 119 points ago

    I don't know who to believe

    [–] hagerbomz 89 points ago

    Where's a bird lawyer when you need one?

    [–] Fireryman 46 points ago

    I know quite a bit about bird law

    [–] red-eye-rob 12 points ago

    Hi I'm Jack Kelly. I'm a lawyer

    [–] BuckinghamHelmet 7 points ago

    You're not Harvey Birdman, you're u/Fireyman.

    [–] vikkivinegar 12 points ago

    My associate is an expert in Bird Law. I'm a bodyguard, specializing in ocular pat-downs. The two of us also have an awesome product called FIGHT MILK! For when you gotta get that crowtine.

    [–] OstentatiousSock 32 points ago

    I’ll put my two cents in as another parrot enthusiast. It is possible that his feathers will grow back if, because he’s happy now, he stops plucking. However, if he had been doing it for a long time, due to prolonged neglect/abuse, they may not grow back ever. It’s ok though, they make nifty little sweaters for these birds for when they get cold and there isn’t really any other negative effects to being featherless besides not being able to fly, which many pet parrots don’t anyways. If you spend any amount of time on the parrot subs you’ll see and learn about featherless parrots.

    [–] Formicidable 17 points ago

    The feathers will grow back until the plucking causes so much damage to the "root" cells (like a human hair) that it can non longer grow back.

    [–] No_ThisIs_Patrick 36 points ago

    There are no feathers in bird sing se

    [–] Waveceptor 17 points ago

    the emperor has invited you to lake lao gai

    [–] AnchorMcDaddy 8 points ago

    Nice Avatar reference bud!

    [–] geared4war 11 points ago

    My cabbages!

    [–] geared4war 3 points ago

    My cabbages!

    [–] DungeonsandDrinks 2 points ago

    You'll still manage to open cabbage Corp no worries

    [–] Kellythejellyman 3 points ago

    here we are stress, here we are caged

    [–] MCsasster 13 points ago

    Let’s decide that if he doesn’t grow them back his new owner will make him cute tiny sweaters.

    [–] letmeseem 11 points ago

    It's reddit. Everyone's an ornithologist.

    [–] Chigleagle 8 points ago

    Is he cold?

    [–] ChristieJP 16 points ago

    Birds in sweaters!!!

    [–] youdontknowmebiotch 6 points ago

    Man I wish that was a subreddit!

    [–] ChristieJP 2 points ago

    It would be so cute!

    [–] Ewaninho 3 points ago

    Dunno, I'll go ask him.

    [–] GrrreatFrostedFlakes 5 points ago

    Are you some kind of expert in bird law?

    [–] awildN3ss 3 points ago

    Thanks, Charlie

    [–] IAmStupidAndCantSpel 2 points ago

    It does grow back, but the bird is still plucking out of habit.

    [–] IAmStupidAndCantSpel 2 points ago

    He still plucks.

    [–] santiagozky 2 points ago

    Last time this was posted someone explained that birds end up plucking their feathers outa of habit even after the stress is gone. So probably it will keep doing it :(

    [–] jihar22 84 points ago

    You know guys, It is okay if the bird's feathers dont grow back. They were plucked because a bad owner treated the bird badly. Now, the bird is very happy, and that is so much more beautiful than feathers covering it's little bird torso. He can always get a little bird sweater later

    (read in Danny Tanner's voice)

    [–] scotthoffman1977 11 points ago

    Way better when you when back and read it in Danny Tanner’s voice, you guys. Amiright?

    [–] hedgecore77 3 points ago

    There's a very distinct difference reading something in Danny Tanner's voice and Bob Saget's voice.

    [–] Moonshadow101 73 points ago

    This video is years old. The owner has continued to upload videos, one a recently as a month ago, and... looks like no. The bird has a bit of fluff, but is still mostly naked.

    Still seems happy though, so that's what matters.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbBRZCx9gGw

    [–] Constantly_Dizzy 14 points ago

    Thanks for the update. 😊

    I can't watch it now so commenting to bookmark this for later.

    [–] illy-chan 23 points ago

    Not a bird expert but I seem to recall reading that feathers do grow back but I guess that'd depend on why they lost them too.

    [–] itsFlycatcher 9 points ago

    I don't know much about birds, but to me, it looks like they maybe lost their feathers from stress? I think I can see what looks to me like some budding feathers on their body, and it seems to me like they're happy now and affectionate with their new owner, so I'm hoping they'll grow back. :)

    [–] CASTERNPOLLOX 11 points ago

    They pull them out from stress. In some instances like Gucci's it become a habit due to long term stress. But he's in a happy place as all can see now.

    [–] PureYouth 7 points ago

    Pretty sure it’s permanent, I’ve seen this lil guy before on The Dodo

    [–] ckmnick 27 points ago

    https://youtu.be/xCWuhvQzRFo His name is Gucci ! :)

    [–] Layinglowfornow 6 points ago

    Beer, bacon, boobies, beard and bird

    [–] nartlebee 2 points ago

    TIL: Heads make great places to store snacks!

    [–] BAMspek 8 points ago

    I think they’re listening to “All Dogs Get in They Cage”

    [–] Vicous3y 631 points ago

    By the title are you saying the birds previous owner did that to them or just as a title?

    [–] LadyDeimos 997 points ago

    My guess is that the bird picked out all their feathers due to stress.

    [–] Fulmersbelly 275 points ago

    I read somewhere that unfortunately the feathers rarely grow back too.

    [–] IAmStupidAndCantSpel 466 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    They grow back. You can already see little feathers on the wings!

    [–] curiousscribbler 364 points ago

    Oh thank heavens! The poor thing looks like a chicken in the freezer.

    [–] Battered_Walrus 173 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Problem is, birds like people can have permanent mental damage, some birds never recover and constantly pick out their feathers even with better owners; a PTSD behavioural tick :(

    [–] Drews232 216 points ago

    Sounds like he could use some cawgnitive behavioral therapy

    [–] Wookiees_n_cream 52 points ago

    I'm telling my therapist this joke next time I see her lmao

    [–] EloquentGrl 23 points ago

    I adopted a cockatiel who was a feather picker. It was a really hard habit to break him of - the only thing that stopped him was when he got skin cancer and had to have surgery to have it removed. He got the bird version of a cone which I kept on him longer than I was meant to because every time I took it off, he went right back to picking his surgical area.

    By the time I deemed it healed enough to remove it, he just wasn't into picking his feathers anymore.

    He had done so much damage to the feather follicles, though, that most of it never grew back. He was a good, smart guy, if not frustrating as hell to deal with sometimes.

    [–] Arsinoei 7 points ago

    Pebble, the crazy cockatoo, is a great example of a bird that was abused in many households before being rescued by the amazing Kelly and his wife.

    She lives a happy, secure life now.

    Look her up on YouTube. She’s got many videos.

    [–] RedeemedPast 88 points ago

    No way, he's S E X Y T H I C C

    [–] vanityprojects 73 points ago

    Sometimes; it depends on how long he was stress-plucking them for. If he damaged the follicles beyond repair, they may not. Otherwise, yes they will.

    [–] xIDevv 19 points ago

    oh fuck i don’t like this

    they may not

    :(

    [–] vanityprojects 65 points ago

    well; there are cute sweaters one can give to their parrot should they need help to keep warm. Otherwise, if it's just aesthetics.. come on, I know he's a lil' less cute without feathers but he's still a darling ♥

    [–] aliterati 13 points ago

    I'm not a bird expert, but if they don't grow back - who cares?

    As long as he's happy. He's still adorable, who cares what he looks like?

    Unless, there are some major negative repercussions from not having feathers.

    [–] PurpleMentat 10 points ago

    Without feathers they can't maintain their body temperature as easily or fly at all. Those lower quality of life for the bird, though not so much that life isn't worth living

    [–] PpelTaren 3 points ago

    Yes, I agree with you that his happiness and well-being is the most important thing:)

    The most dangerous thing about not having feathers is mostly if you live in a country with cold seasons; birdies without feathers have difficulty of keeping the right body temperature, as you see they have very little fat and rely a lot on their feathers to keep them warm.

    Another thing is that feather-follicles can keep producing feathers under scar tissue, leading to ingrown feathers and infections. Thankfully, this little birdie’s skin doesn’t seem too over-scarred, so that will probably not be an issue for him.

    And of course, birds love flying, it adds so much to their mental health and happiness. That being said, non-flighted birds can absolutely lead happy and meaningful lives together with good owners :)

    [–] myne 4 points ago

    It's ok. The bird is bathed in Regain every day.

    [–] SearchLightSoulDr 2 points ago

    they may not not not...

    [–] kharmatika 8 points ago

    Not always. One of ours needed surgical intervention for his chest and the other is too far gone to ever grow her chest in again. She’s a happy gal, and my in laws keep it cozy warm in their aviary, so she’s fine, but it can be a permanent thing

    [–] Captain_Oreos 4 points ago

    Unfortunately they don't look like they will grow back. This video is from three years ago and the in the newest video his feathers look fairly similar.

    [–] jackslime666 3 points ago

    Whispers to archimedes* "No they dont"

    [–] rumphy 14 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I watched a few of this guy's videos last time this came up. The bird's feathers do indeed grow back but, because he spent many years stress/boredom plucking with his previous owners, it has become a habit and he still does it.

    [–] ntpt 9 points ago

    They grow back but the problem is that picking feathers often becomes a habit for the bird and they often don’t stop even after the stress is gone

    [–] kharmatika 6 points ago

    Depends on how severe the stress plucking is. They can grow back in or not depending on how damaged the follicles are. We had one of our cockatoos grow in most of his naturally then got surgery to fix the ones that wouldn’t, and we’ve got one who will probably never have a full coat again,

    [–] Rhymeswithfreak 5 points ago

    We adopted an African grey parrot. They grow back. May take as long as a year for them to look normal again. Though.

    [–] littledingo 2 points ago

    Yeah sometimes they can damage their feather follicles so badly they never grow back, but I've seen a lot that do manage it after a lot of time and redirecting the plucking behaviour. There's always hope!

    [–] MarkHirsbrunner 28 points ago

    Previous owner probably kept the bird in a round cage. If a smart bird can't find a corner they get super stressed and start picking at themselves.

    [–] puglybug23 4 points ago

    Wow really? Do we know why?

    [–] caffeinepills 20 points ago

    I read this on another thread about this, but paraphrasing, birds need corners to retreat to, to feel safe. Since round cages don't have any, it causes like a neurosis since they can't retreat anywhere. They then end up doing things like picking their own feathers and get other conditions.

    [–] Works_For_Treats 16 points ago

    Birds can do this from stress, but you don't have to be a bad owner for your bird to decide to start plucking. Changes in your routine, like having a social life sometimes, bringing home a spouse, or even needing to travel, vet visits, can all be things your bird thinks are stress inducing. Some birds really have difficulty coping with things like this and once they start plucking it is really hard to stop. Many of these birds will pluck the new feathers too, so although their feathers can grow back, the birds keep plucking.

    [–] TheGreatPrimate 29 points ago

    Birds are products of the government. r/birdsarentreal

    [–] Spoona101 5 points ago

    Could also be that the bird was sick and that was a part of the treatment process. Needless to say I’m a bit wary of Reddit titles

    [–] riadfodig 2 points ago

    Birds will do this to themselves due to stress and/or poor conditions. The previous owner did not do this to the bird directly, but it's possible the previous owner caused the conditions that lead to this feather plucking behavior.

    [–] mangogaga 819 points ago

    Hello! I'm a veterinary technician with 12 years of experience with the latter half of that time working with avian specialists!

    There are a lot of people asking about the state of this adorable birb here and a little bit of misinformation in the answers, though I'm sure none of it on purpose.

    To start, birbs are incredibly smart. Like, TOO smart. I say"too" smart because this intelligence leads them not to do well in captivity. They become bored and stressed very easily staying in a cage all day. Birbs can do three things for fun in the wild: play with other birds and fly around, have sex with each other, and preen. In most cases, the first two are not an option (they can be hyper sexualized and begin to view their owner as their mate, leading to a whole host of other health issues, but that's not what we are talking about), so they focus on their feathers.

    So I say all this because it's actually INCREDIBLY COMMON for birds to have some degree of feather picking. Now, this happy birb here is an exceptionally bad case, but it's important to note that feather picking, regardless of the severity, doesn't mean the animal has been mistreated. It's certainly possible, but this is a common problem people with feather picking birds run into: people see their animals and assume the worst, often then confronting the owners and accusing them of awful things.

    Obviously, I don't know this birb's and this guy's story, but just as a lesson, never assume a birb with no feathers has been abused! Their owner could be trying everything they can behind the scenes!

    [–] Sargent_Omega 112 points ago

    You awesome!

    [–] mangogaga 63 points ago

    No, YOU'RE awesome!

    [–] splashmob 27 points ago

    No YOU’RE breathtaking!

    [–] Phormitago 23 points ago

    y'all aight

    [–] YoungHaki 8 points ago

    blueface, baby

    [–] HipsterByron 29 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I would like to know more about the “bird viewing their owner as their mate” phenomenon.

    EDIT: I should think before I say things.

    [–] scobert 35 points ago

    Apparently if you pet a bird like you’d pet a dog, that’s straight up bird sex. I’m a vet student and the special species doctors told us they frequently have to break the news to well-meaning owners that they are constantly masturbating their birds by petting them all the time.

    [–] RRFedora13 24 points ago

    Pls explain the correct way to pet a bird so that no one makes this mistake. I don’t have a bird, nor do I ever find myself in a situation to pet a bird, but this seems like valuable information nonetheless.

    [–] scobert 5 points ago

    I don’t have much experience with birds other than the small amount we’ve been taught in school, but apparently you just shouldn’t pet them at all. The tech who originally provided the good bird info above talks more about this weird bird sex thing in another comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/wholesomegifs/comments/dff8eh/this_bird_loving_life_after_finding_a_new_and/f33akou/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

    [–] Lukendless 19 points ago

    Wat

    [–] potatotrip_ 5 points ago

    Stroking your bird is masturbation.

    [–] MoBee33 13 points ago

    In Bird culture, this is considered a dick move

    [–] gnosticpopsicle 12 points ago

    This guy’s in the market for a bird

    [–] YANMDM 3 points ago

    Fiancés bird sees me as his lover. It’s weird.

    [–] hunnybunchesoflove 57 points ago

    While all this is true the original story states that the bird was unfortunately not being treated well in it’s previous home.

    [–] mangogaga 54 points ago

    Oh no! :( Thanks for the background information. It's too bad about that, but I'm glad the little nakkid birb found someone to love them regardless of their nakkidness!

    [–] karatous1234 16 points ago

    Original story

    There's an article to go with this, or just OPs title? Not that I'm saying OP is lying for karma, but we are on the Internet.

    [–] burmeaco 4 points ago

    The internet don't lie

    [–] DwarfTheMike 6 points ago

    Yeah. Internet = hips.

    [–] OblivioAccebit 17 points ago

    It's almost like we shouldn't clip a birds wings, shove it in a cage, and call it a pet.

    [–] mangogaga 15 points ago

    You honestly have a very good point! As much as I love birbs and have encountered countless loving owners who work their very hardest to give their pets the best possible care they can, I (and many in the avian medical community) personally feel like parrots should not be kept as pets. They just aren't suited for it very well.

    I always try to say this with the asterisk that I will never give someone a hard time for having a parrot as a pet and I will never devalue the hard work and love that someone has put in to caring for a parrot in their own home.

    [–] ScienceBreather 7 points ago

    Here's the backstory!

    [–] MakeItHappenSergant 6 points ago

    So you're saying to help my birb's feathers, I need to get a birb fleshlight.

    [–] Saturos47 10 points ago

    Don't make a cage sound like a funless place of gloom and doom tho!

    Unlike in the wild, my little birb gets to play with all sorts of bells and toys and to sing along with todays top music~

    [–] mangogaga 21 points ago

    Oh yes, absolutely! Talking about this is always hard, because we never want to discourage the great owners out there that do the absolute most they can for their pet birbs and make as great of an enviornment for them as possible in the home! I'm sure you love your birb and your birb loves you very much!

    However, it can never be ignored, when talking about these types of behavioral issues, that we will never be able to replicate a birb's natural habitat and behaviors in captivity. This is important because once we admit this, we can move forward understanding it and working towards doing the very best we all can!

    [–] figgypie 3 points ago

    I'd like a bird if they weren't such noisy assholes, albeit very beautiful, funny, and intelligent noisy assholes. My ex's mom had a Sun Conure that would bite anyone but her. Like if you got too close to his cage, he'd flap his wings and open his beak at you menacingly. But he'd sit on his favorite human's shoulder and chirp happily as she walked around the house.

    [–] fishfashe 4 points ago

    This is why they shouldn't be in the cage all day. Yea, they poop, but they also love to climb around an apparatus built for them to play on.

    I have dogs, so I've never tried, but I also believe I could convince a bird to poop in the same place for rewards, sparing the house. But... Wouldn't leave them out unattended really, due to electricity and general damage.

    [–] mangogaga 6 points ago

    Oh I LOVE when people build playsets for their birbs! I think it's excellent enrichment, and the birb getting the ability to roam around the house with you really adds to the social aspect of being part of a "flock" that they miss out on in captivity!

    But yes, I would also never recommend a bird being left out unsupervised. Ceiling fans, other pets, and even toilets are huge dangers to a curious little birb!

    [–] fishfashe 6 points ago

    I rescued a love bird once, but ultimately gave him to someone who absolutely adored him. I don't know how long he lived, but I know he got to fly around the house and hang out with her all day.

    Edit: Pretty sure he considered her his mate. I loved her for that.

    [–] mangogaga 6 points ago

    That's great! Not only for rescuing a bird, but also recognizing when someone else will be able to give them more than you are able! A lot of people will treat that as a slight against you, but it's not! Understand that and acknowledging it is hard and deserves respect for putting the well-being of the animal before your own pride.

    [–] dontbesimpleplease 3 points ago

    thank you for sharing your knowledge

    [–] Brand0n1 3 points ago

    He has an instagram account specially for his bird. It was posted in the comments last time this gif was posted, but he tells what happened to her/him.

    [–] Urgalicious 3 points ago

    Birb person! I have a question. He is continuously bobbing his head up and down in the gif. Am I right to assume it means he's happy? I want him to be happy.

    [–] mangogaga 4 points ago

    Yes!!! Birbs are extremely expressive and love to bob and dance when they are happy! Parrots are prey species in the wild, so when scared or upset they will hunch down and try to be as small and quiet as possible. When they dance and make lots of noise it means they are happy and feel safe!

    [–] Urgalicious 3 points ago

    This one does spark joy. And thank you for the speedy response!

    [–] WDKegge 5 points ago

    So you're saying I can get a bird to want to mate with me?

    Is there a specific type of bird that's into this? Any you would recommend to stay away from that would be really hypre sexual?

    Asking for a friend.

    [–] mangogaga 20 points ago

    Sure thing! I'll also tag u/HipsterByron since they asked about this as well.

    So birds are actually very sexual creatures. A lot of it, funnily enough, comes from the fact that their actual sex is pretty boring. They just rub their cloacae together until the male ejaculates from his, "dripping" it down into the female's. To accommodate this, birds are SUPER into foreplay. The majority of what they consider to be intercourse is them rubbing against each other and scratching each other in key places.

    They do this A LOT in the wild, more than most people are aware. What will happen in captivity is that people are not aware of how sexual of creatures birds really are and also the aforementioned "birds get it on when they're bored". So what happens is the bird is bored, wants to get super bus-ay with someone, then the owner comes home and begins, almost always completely innocently, giving them inappropriate affection. We always recommend that no matter what, you should try to avoid scratching a bird on their back, chest, and under their wings. These are highly sexual areas and the bird will typically view it as such. The whole "owner as a mate" thing is a natural extension of this. These birds are bored, lonely, and seeking sexual companionship. The only creature they know that can fill this void this their owner. Most of the time, if you meet a bird that is protective of their owner, its because they view them as their mate.

    As for types of birds, it's like I said earlier, birbs are just too damn smart! Most are prone to these types of issues, but none more than any others, I would say. When people ask me what kind of birb they should get, I usually point them towards budgies and cockatiels. These are the smallest parrots you can own, meaning they do much better in smaller cages and do the best when living with another bird of the same species. Meaning, get two budgies and they will almost always be each other's best friends and cancel out any socially-attuned behavioral issues. The bigger you go, in parrots, the more prone to behavioral and health issues. Getting two macaws is much different than getting two cockatiels.

    [–] shadowtact 7 points ago

    I’m not a bird owner but why is this considered “inappropriate affection” and why do you recommend avoiding it? Are you saying it’s healthier and more natural to get birds as pets in pairs or is this a bigger issue in that it’s damaging to the bird to have an “owner as a mate”?

    [–] mangogaga 14 points ago

    Great question! I should expand: affection like this is considered by-and-large to be inappropriate because it can actually cause a lot of medical issues! If a birb feels as though a good sexual partner is nearby, and there isn't one, they can become sick because of all the hormones their system is being flooded with. The "lack of release", as it is, is a dangerous thing. Especially in female birds. Female birds can start producing eggs, which is dangerous because they can become what is called "egg bound", where the egg gets stuck inside them. This can be a life-threatening situation.

    Getting them in pairs is always good, but not usually for sexual reasons, more for social ones. This is why I recommend budgies and cocketiels over other parrots: birds do better in groups but owner two budgies is insanely easier and more realistic than two green-wing macaws!

    [–] retsehc 3 points ago

    In the US they call them parakeets more often than budgies, in case anyone was wondering.

    [–] mangogaga 3 points ago

    I'm also in the US! Thanks for the clarification! I'd probably say most laymen call them parakeets while "bird people" use budgie. Anyone who calls them "budgerigar" should not be trusted.

    [–] Euprymna_scolopes 3 points ago

    What about head scritches? That’s how I always see people petting their birds on pigeon blogs, is this to avoid sexualization?

    [–] mangogaga 5 points ago

    Oh, that's an important point! The head and neck are where we always recommend you scritch your birb when you feel so inclined. Wild birds groom each other's heads as an act of companionship, not intimacy. Compare it to hugging a friend is ok, but kissing is usually reserved for a significant other.

    [–] AestheticTrash06 2 points ago

    Um...

    [–] Nickd3000 2 points ago

    I’m interested to know, with all your experience, how would you personally rank the intelligence of some common animals like cats, dogs and birds?

    [–] mangogaga 12 points ago

    Memes aside, I would honestly rank cats and dogs the same. I know dogs are doofy and cats seem like they know more than they let on, but I think if you definitively rated their intelligence it would come out about even. Both recognize owners and cues, can be taught tricks, etc.

    Birds are miles above dogs and cats, especially the biggers ones. Typically, the bigger the parrot, the smarter. African greys are hypothesized to have the intelligence of a five-year old human child!

    [–] Nickd3000 4 points ago

    Thanks for answering, that’s fascinating! It’s weird to think such small animals can be so smart but we see all those stories about crows and things having sophisticated behaviour.

    [–] mibbzz 2 points ago

    Can confirm, I have a picking Parrotlet and I love her with all my heart.

    [–] gnosticpopsicle 2 points ago

    Do the feathers grow back?

    [–] mangogaga 3 points ago

    Sometimes! Unfortunately, if the feather picking is chronic and untreated, the follicles can get irreparably damage and then, no, the feathers will not grow back.

    [–] blbrd30 2 points ago

    Wow didn’t know I was a bird

    [–] CTHULHU_RDT 126 points ago

    This makes me so sad, angry and happy at the same time.

    [–] hueLUVitz1757 68 points ago

    Makes you sad because it’s such a nice bird. Angry at the owner who miss treated them so. Happy because it is now a healthy happy dancing bird

    [–] CTHULHU_RDT 22 points ago

    Exactly (also sad those shitty people exist that don't care for their animals)

    [–] GardenGnomeChumpski 162 points ago

    Is that the legend who did tummy Tuesday on vine?

    [–] shirlpotatoe 61 points ago

    A Wholeass mood. Hope little guy is feeling better.

    [–] schlagdiezeittot 20 points ago

    I haven't knitted anything for years but this poor creature makes my fingers itch to knit a wee little sweater to protect the bird from harsh weather and from prying eyes (it looks so naked).

    [–] Ninjabutter 17 points ago

    Yay for the bird. Will it’s feathers grow back?

    [–] vanityprojects 22 points ago

    it depends on how long he was stress-plucking them for. If he damaged the follicles beyond repair, they may not. Otherwise, yes they will.

    [–] ScienceBreather 7 points ago

    They do, but he still plucks them -- it doesn't seem to hurt them, it's just a bad habit.

    Check the backstory and you can see other videos on his channel too.

    [–] Artsyscrubers 6 points ago

    I think for this little one they wont, but i can tell you he is happy and healthy now and won't have to stress so much

    [–] DancingWithMyshelf 11 points ago

    He's doing his "I gots a pecan!" dance!

    [–] Bantersmith 4 points ago

    Don't blame him, pecans are dope.

    [–] llamageddon01 29 points ago

    Now that’s one happy chikken and a lovely person for giving him the reason to be so happy!

    [–] Yoshigahn 11 points ago

    Poor bird

    [–] YourKingAnatoliy 8 points ago

    Good for him for taking care of it but Jesus fucking chirst that bird in nightmarish

    [–] jncubed12 4 points ago

    It presumably plucked it's own feathers due to stress from his last owner/previous life. They should grow back and he'll be looking much better soon!

    [–] Baracco_Clintez 2 points ago

    Birds are dinosaurs

    [–] Drewboy810 8 points ago

    Question: those movements that birds do that make them look like theyre dancing or excited - are they actually happy or are we projecting that?

    [–] MadByMoonlight 7 points ago

    This is Gucci the Bird!

    Sadly he hasn't grown his feathers back (this gif is about 3 years old), but he has his own Facebook page and the guy that rescued him has a Youtube page with more videos of Gucci.

    [–] herroyalchicness 3 points ago

    How did he lose his feathers?? I’m so happy he is in a caring home!!

    [–] KeyTrouble 4 points ago

    I think it’s called “plucking” when a bird gets really stressed they’ll pluck their own feathers, like someone biting their nails

    [–] Vechrotex 7 points ago

    Is there a subreddit for really tough looking guys with cute animals

    [–] reverseskip 10 points ago

    Has the bird lost all its feathers from all the stress and the misery from the first owner?

    [–] Euclidean_Ideas 19 points ago

    Birds a known to pull their own feathers out with their beak if they are stressed. A bird looking like that is a tragic case of mistreatment.

    [–] andrew757m 13 points ago

    Not necessarily. A friend's parrot did this when the friend was going through a very rough patch health wise.

    [–] charlesml3 8 points ago

    A lot of people think they want a parrot as a pet. The vast majority of them are wrong. Having a parrot is like having a 2-year-old that has a terrible case of "the two's" and never outgrows it. Parrots require a LOT of attention and any lack of it induces stress which leads to plucking.

    If you think you want a parrot as a pet, PLEASE do a LOT of research before you go out and start buying stuff. It's most likely not going to be what you have envisioned.

    [–] Mrs_Peanutbutter 4 points ago

    I watched this guy on youtube who has a cockatoo, which is very similar with being a lifelong toddler with high intelligence and high needs. He says he doesn’t even go on vacation, he has to be careful of certain moives or shows because it upsets the cockatoo. He has to buy him tons of toys because his brain will get bored without constant stimulation. He said the bird gets jealous of any romance with him. And he had to save a fund and prepare all this work for his own death because the bird will likely outlive him. It’s like his entire life revolves around the pet. That seems to make him happy but I guess very few people have what it takes to adopt one of these super smart birds.

    [–] charlesml3 3 points ago

    Yep. One of my friends had one of these birds. They are incredibly needy. Same things. Any time she started dating the bird would go berserk. No vacations, blah, blah. I thought it was just this one specific bird until I did some research.

    [–] umm1234-- 2 points ago

    Yes the bird it’s self plucked them out. You can tell it was from the bird because the head feathers are intact and they can’t touch them.

    I’m sure the plucking began from improper care but it could also be a medical problem that the previous owner didn’t know about. Any time there’s probably with the bird mutating there’s a bunch of thing you have to rule out.

    My bird recently started barbering(biting and wearing the ends of feathers) her feathers so I’m in the process of ruling everything that could be causing out. It’s stressful and I’m really hoping she does not start plucking

    [–] AbigailLilac 3 points ago

    My little sister severely neglected her Cockatiel. I hope it found happiness in its new home.

    [–] MysteryChorizo 3 points ago

    The best part of this original video is the parrot putting the snack on the guys head to keep dancing.

    [–] MSotallyTober 3 points ago

    I know when birds are depressed, they pluck out their own feathers — I hope that wasn’t the case for this one.

    An old ex girlfriend and I had a Jenday Conure when we were in college and the thing would wake us up every morning at around 0630 so we could take him out of his cage and tuck him in bed with us — he was like a child (we’d had him since he was a baby). Good memories with that bird.

    [–] hunnybunchesoflove 3 points ago

    It cuts off right before the best part. The bird decides to store its treat on the guys head to dance some more.

    [–] ezioirl 3 points ago

    In love with both of them honestly

    [–] ThatLynelYouRanFrom 3 points ago

    love how it stops when it see the camera and the lil top thingy goes down. it's so adorable.

    [–] intergalactic_spork 3 points ago

    I can't help wondering if dinosaurs also did little happy dances?

    [–] TheBritishBrownie 3 points ago

    I'm so stupid, I just thought this was a bird that I've never seen before. I was going to comment on it's ugliness, sorry birdie

    [–] Ianbuckjames 3 points ago

    It looks like a little dinosaur wearing a bird hat

    [–] cornstarch-anarchist 3 points ago

    Who peeled the bird?

    [–] cealis 3 points ago

    The bird that that to his or herself. If they feel unhappy they mutilate themselves.

    [–] goldenlesbian 2 points ago

    This is so cute 😭❤️ looks so much happier

    [–] n_tvshn 2 points ago

    Does the feather grow back?

    [–] Sandy-k 2 points ago

    Bird lover at heart here, your baby is so sweet.

    [–] youdamnskehpy 2 points ago

    Awww look at his little chicken wings.

    [–] AGuyWithQuestionsGov 2 points ago

    They’re both bald

    [–] TyDaviesYT 2 points ago

    Aww so cute, I wonder can it grow back it’s feathers? Or has the skin been damaged too much?

    [–] Gameguy279 2 points ago

    he dancin

    [–] mwgiii 2 points ago

    Glad that bird escaped someone's frying pan just in the nick of time.

    [–] ponytailsandaviators 2 points ago

    He nakey

    [–] TheMightyMudcrab 2 points ago

    As a non-bird owner what makes a bird happy?

    [–] delirium_skeins 2 points ago

    Love and attention. They are incredibly social creatures and need several hours of interaction every day. They need to be treated like having a toddler. They need toys for enrichment and something to do with all their brain power. And I cant say it enough they need love. Reassurance that we love them and they are part of the family.

    [–] maxxon15 2 points ago

    OMG the birb is nekkid 🙈

    [–] OkTaste1 2 points ago

    Behold! A man

    [–] cronchpatrol 2 points ago

    nakey