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Cockatoo saved from a rough life hears her favorite song & spins around to dance

April 5th, 2021

Parrots love to dance! They feel the rhythm of the music and if they enjoy the song they’re hearing, don’t be surprised if they dance to its tune! Science tells us that auditory and motor area in their avian brains enables them to recognize the beat and sometimes even learn the more complicated moves.

Watching a parrot dance can be a great way to lift up your spirits after a long and exhausting day

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You probably heard of Snowball, a cockatoo who became a superstar 15 years ago when a video of him dancing to the tune of ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen went viral on YouTube.

Snowball had his five minutes of fame but he was hardly the only cockatoo capable of showing off his dance moves.

Griffi had a hard time before she got rescued by Florida Parrot Rescue

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Parrots can be usually found in tropical regions of the world. They’re not native to Florida but have only been introduced through pet trade. Over the years, a significant number of parrot species have been imported to Florida.

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The most common species of parrots found in Florida are The Monk Parakeet and the Red-Crowned Amazon, among others. These friendly avians make great pets, they’re a good company and their happy chirping can cure depression in no time!

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Griffi has discovered that she has a passion for dance and she soon showed everyone just how good a dancer she is

This dance-loving cockatoo was rescued by fosters for the Florida Parrot Rescue and has become a part of their family, along with 3 doggie and another bird sibling. Griffi was quick to put the past behind her and dedicate herself to dancing!

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She’s got the moves like Jagger!

Sooner before everyone had hoped, Griffi took to the podium to demonstrate her slick moves to an eager audience! Just like Snowball all those years ago, Griffy stunned the world with his amazing dance routine!

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Who says you have to be a human to dance well? All it takes to be a great dancer is talent, dedication, and hard work, even if you’re a cockatoo, like Griffi!

“She dancers better than most humans. You go girl!!” wrote a commenter on YouTube.

“Bless you folks for giving her a home where she can show her happiness!” another user commented.

And it’s not just mimicking, parrots are really dancing!

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For a long time it was considered that parrots were only capable of mimicking the moves they see but in recent times, scientists discovered that parrots are capable of recognizing the musical beat and dancing to it.

The knowledge provides us a new insight into these fascinating avians. Don’t be afraid to play music to your parrot if you have one! Don’t play it too loud, however, as loud noises can upset your bird. They love anything that has a good beat so you can play pretty much any genre, from classical to dance and hip hop!

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Life’s better when you dance

We’re really glad Griffi has found a new home and can realize her full potential. Something’s telling us this is only the beginning of her dance adventure and that one day, she might become the Mick Jagger of the avian world!

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Source: YouTube, Daily Birder

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