Umbrella Cockatoo Refuses To Sing Anything Other Than 'Shake It Off' on Repeat


An absolutely adorable Cockatoo named Anita looks like Taylor Swift in this light and we are loving it, well, at least she sings like Taylor Swift but nothing off The Tortured Poet's Department, just Taylor's 2014 mega hit Shake It Off. Over and over and over again.

This hilarious little bird even has some dance moves to go with it!

The hilarious video was posted by TikTok user @courtneyvucekovich and she says, "I have heard 'Shake It Off' every day since 2014 and Anita will perform it at my funeral because Cockatoos live forever."

TikTok users can't get enough of Anita's rendition of the very popular T-Swift tune and one person said, "The real question is, can she tell the difference between the original and Taylor’s version lol." Another added, "Take her to the Eras tour right now!"

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Another person hilariously added, "I hate birds. Terrified of them. But this bird? She’s incredible I love it."

Someone else asked if Anita takes requests so they can hear more Taylor Swift songs but her owner sadly explained that she's tried and Anita just wants to shake shake shake.

Great, now I also want a Cockatoo, but I'd teach it 'Down Bad' and also make it a little sequin bodysuit.

How To Teach a Parrot To Talk

As with teaching any pet a skill, patience and consistency are key. Some parrots learn to speak on their own and mimic their owners, television shows, or sounds they hear throughout the day, and other parrots need a bit more encouragement. African Greys, like the foul-mouthed flock here, and Amazon parrots are considered among the best talking parrots.

Younger parrots have an easier time with speech training, A baby parrot will carefully listen to the sounds in its environment and attempt to mimic those noises. Talk frequently to your parrot, greet it each morning, and explain what you are doing. When you hand them a pice of fruit, tell them what fruit it is. When it's time for bed, wish them a goodnight. Your parrot will take its cues from you, as you are a "flock member," so it will absorb and emulate the routines you establish. This includes the sounds it hears in its environment. Like, you know, Taylor Swift songs.

Also, provide positive reinforcement and rewards when your bird repeats a word to you. This will only make them want to repeat that word again, so make sure the word you are teaching them is one you wouldn't mind your grandmother or child hearing!

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