Watch a Cockatiel Play Peekaboo With a Nest of Baby Birds

Cockatiels are known for being incredibly smart. They have great memories, can be taught to perform tricks, and they can even learn how to speak. Not only that, but some cockatiels love to play games. One particular bird in Bursa, Turkey, is so smart, that he’s managed to find a peculiar way to entertain himself and his sibling baby birds. He loves to play peekaboo!

In an adorable video shared by the bird’s owner, known simply as Neşeli Kanatlar (which translates to “Happy Wings” in Turkish), the playful cockatiel is captured voicing the phrase, “peekaboo” and then ducking to hide from the baby birds who are sitting inside a ceramic bowl. The little babies seem amused—albeit a little perplexed—by their big brother, but the cockatiel isn’t only playing the game to entertain them. Kanatlar explains, “Brother cockatiel makes his brothers play games so they don’t get scared.” Aww!

Watch the funny video below and follow Kanatlar on Instagram for more adorable bird antics. The animal lover lives with a whole flock of colorful cockatiels, budgies, and parrots.

Watch this hilarious cockatiel entertain three baby birds by playing peekaboo.

Neşeli Kanatlar: Website | Instagram | YouTube
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Neşeli Kanatlar.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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