The internet is bursting with laughter over a pet owner’s video capturing her parrot and cat seemingly deep in conversation about an escape plan.
Shared on TikTok by the owner under the username Sarahrousan, the green parrot named Rio is seen engaging with the family cat in what appears to be a strategic discussion.
The scene gets more comedic as both animals seem to acknowledge the window, presumably their intended escape route, before feigning innocence when they realize they’re being filmed.
Parrot Intelligence: Not Just Feather Deep
It’s worth noting that parrots rank high on the intelligence scale among animals. According to AZ Animals, parrots share intelligence traits similar to primates, dolphins, octopuses, and even humans.
African Grey Parrots, particularly, stand out for their intelligence and longevity, which can extend up to 60 years.
A notable example is Alex, the African Grey, part of an Avian Language Experiment. His intelligence was comparable to a five-year-old child at the time of his death at 31, leading many to believe he hadn’t even reached his full intellectual potential.
Viral Milestones: A Conversation That Resonated
The video didn’t take long to achieve viral status, garnering 2.3 million views and 314,000 likes from a global TikTok audience.
Comments on the post ranged from comical interpretations of the animals’ secret conversation to references to other famous duos, such as Pinky and the Brain.
One user, Kae, noted, “Secret life of pets is real,” while another, tracy6483, speculated, “he says, we leave at dawn, through this window. tell no one.”
Audience Reactions: Pure Entertainment
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the parrot and cat duo’s secretive demeanor. Comments ranged from “You’re so lucky neither one has thumbs,” to “Love how they’re both so sneaky looking!” The widespread amusement and viral reach of this clip prove yet again that animals possess the power to entertain and baffle humans in the most unexpected ways.
So, what do you think these two were really planning? Do your pets engage in similarly suspicious “conversations”? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Amanda Wheatley