Parrot plays adorable game of peek-a-boo with neighbor’s cat

April 23rd, 2021

The urge to hunt is never too far from a cat’s mind – even when their owner provides them with bowls full of delicious meals every day.

Birds are one of a cat’s preferred animals to hunt – so in our eyes, any bird that decides to mess with a cat is both a mixture of brave and stupid.

Introducing Oscar, the two-year-old Indian Ringneck parrot.

Over the new year we found out that Oscars gf sage is actually a boy .. poor Oscar he is so disappointed 😞😂

Posted by Oscar the indian ring neck parrot on Saturday, 30 January 2021

Oscar is a sassy little parrot who clearly doesn’t live by the rules. In fact, there’s nothing more that he loves than taunting the neighbor’s cat with a game of peek-a-boo.

In a video shared onto YouTube, Oscar sits on one side of the window, inside the house, while the neighbor’s cat sits on the other side, looking in.

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The cheeky parrot seems to be well aware of the fact that he’s protected by the glass of the window- and he’s decided that he’s going to have some fun.

What could be better than a game of peek-a-boo with a predator that probably wants to kill you?

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First, Oscar sticks his head under the window, out of sight. Then, with undisguised glee, he pops his head up so that the cat can see him, and shouts, “peek-a-boo!”

This charade goes on for the entire 22 seconds of the video, but we’d bet that this cheeky parrot could spend hours taunting the neighbor’s cat. The cat looks totally done with the game- but at the same time, he’s not willing to move, in case there’s a chance that he can get hold of the parrot.

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At one point, his eyes even travel towards the camera, and you can clearly see the frustration on his face.

We all know that cats are pretty great predators, but since they no longer need to hunt for their food, then what’s the reason for this? International Cat Care has the answers:

“The domestic cat is a predatory species meaning that cats hunt for their food. Much like their wild ancestors, domestic cats are specialized solitary hunters,” they explain. “Up until fairly recent times, cats were primarily kept as pest controllers rather than companions. At this point only the best hunters were able to survive and reproduce, meaning that our pet cats today are descended from the most adept hunters.”

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“As we have done very little selective breeding of cats (in comparison with dogs) and generally exert little control over their breeding, the instinctive need to perform hunting behavior remains strong.”

The hilarious video was shared by ViralHog and had soon received just under a million views from people all over the world.

Oscar enjoyed a trip to the harbour with his gf Sage today

Posted by Oscar the indian ring neck parrot on Saturday, 12 September 2020

Many took to the comments to share their thoughts on the pair’s humorous antics:

“Amazing how this parrot knows exactly what he is saying not just mimicking, this is hilarious,” one person commented, while another added, “That cat has some dark stuff going through its mind.”

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Another person pointed out the cat’s hilarious acknowledgment of the camera, saying, “I like how at one point the cat seems to look at the camera by moving only his eyes, then back at the bird. He’s like ‘Is this guy for real right now?’”

A final person commented, “I can’t help, but to think of the Looney cartoons, between Tweety and Sylvester episodes. Thank God, the Parrot is behind the window, the cat does not have the same thoughts.”

Thank goodness indeed! Scroll down to watch the hilarious video below.

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Source: ViralHog, International Cat Care, Oscar The Indian Ringneck Parrot