Parrot social media

Because I need something right now that isn’t irritating, let me share with you that parrots like to video chat with other parrots, and even prefer it to simply watching videos of other parrots.

“The appearance of ‘liveness’ really did seem to make a difference to the parrots’ engagement with their screens,” said Dr. Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, though noting that further study would be needed before definite conclusions can be drawn. “Their behavior while interacting with another live bird often reflected behaviors they would engage in with other parrots in real life, which wasn’t the case in the pre-recorded sessions.”

We already have our tvs, our dishwashers, lightbulbs, doorknobs, whatever, everything is connected to the internet. Why not our parrots?