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Cockatiel Sings iPhone Ringtone to Get Its Owner to Pay Attention

Lucky is a smart bird. Smart enough to figure out that while chirping might not get his owner’s attention, or stop his owner from leaving the house, aping the sound of an Apple ringtone does the trick. A video uploaded to Vimeo by Ben Pluimer, a friend of Lucky’s owner, shows the bird chirping out the tune. Plumier notes that Lucky often does this when his owner laces his shoes to go out, and demonstrates this by picking up a lace in front of the bird, who immediately begins singing. Which seems maybe a little mean, but also proves a point.

Lucky for Lucky, his owner is somebody who doesn’t live their life with their phone ringer off. Otherwise, this bit would never work.

Cockatiel Sings iPhone Ringtone to Get Owner’s Attention