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Barney The Parrot Shows Off His Many Talents — And The Internet Is Officially Obsessed

When considering a pet, most people take the traditional dog or cat route. Dogs are soft, always happy to see you, and literally save lives. Cats are…uh…soft (can you tell I’m a dog person?) Either way, both critters are guaranteed to cheer you up when you’re feeling down. As are parrots, apparently.

Or at least this particular parrot. Meet Barney the African Grey, who literally has more talents than I do. He belongs to Katie Louis, who has been generous enough to share videos of Barney’s antics with the world, and to call them “impressive” would be a grievous understatement.

Barney can whistle, sing, dance, and act. He can count, do a killer Yorkshire accent, and has a devastating sense of humor. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:

Here is Barney dancing:

Here he is singing:

Here’s Barney saying hi:

And here he is…doing I’m not sure what:

Here is Barney learning to count:

Katie says that it usually takes Barney only a day to start saying things he’s heard, and that “he usually practices it whilst you aren’t in the room cause he thinks you can’t hear him.”

And here is Barney singing “Jingle Bells” (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE):

Barney, responding to his name:

Barney, singing and dancing to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”:

Here’s Barney making cool clicking noises:

And here he is biting Katie’s nose (he’s over it.)

Barney, being a loveable weirdo:

Barney, checking in on his owner in a voice that SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE A REAL PERSON:

Whatever is happening here:

And here:

Here’s Barney having to go:

And here’s Barney failing:

Here is a very impressive video of Barney singing the intro theme to ‘Spongebob Squarepants’:

People on Twitter simply cannot get enough of Barney’s sass and talent.

When a Twitter user asked Katie how she manages to teach Barney so many words and tricks, she responded by saying, “Honestly barney just picks things up like really fast so I don’t have to teach him usually.” She adds, “Try starting with small words and say them about 25 times. If your bird shakes its head violently it means he’s taken it in ❤️

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