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Caitlin UltimoPet Lovers / Pet Parenting

Bird Chirps iPhone Ringtone To Get Attention

We’re so keyed into our phones these days. It’s easy to get lost in the stream of notifications and social media feeds—sometimes to the detriment of those we love IRL. It’s so obvious that even birds have started to notice. No, really.

A cockatiel has started imitating the iPhone ringtone to get his owner’s attention, as seen in a video posted to Vimeo by Ben Pluimer. It apparently happens when Lucky the bird is nervous, like when he thinks his owner is leaving.

“My friend’s family has a cockatiel named Lucky,” Pluimer wrote. “Whenever Lucky gets upset, he sings an Apple ringtone. It usually happens when they tie their shoes to get ready to leave the house. It’s adorable, and also pitch perfect.”

Pitch perfect is right. The clipped notes, which he hits spot-on, actually do take on an apprehensive feel when Lucky utters them. It’s his attempt to get his owner to notice him. And you know what? It works. Well played, Lucky.


By: Anastasia Thrift

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