Did you know that some of the birds people keep as pets are as intelligent as toddlers? The thought processes are a little different, obviously, but the intelligence is remarkable. It turns out they also have something else in common with toddlers. They sometimes throw a temper tantrum when they don’t get their way. Some owners report a solid weekly tantrum due to the uninvited guest that is the garbage collector. Many owners find themselves “bird-proofing” their homes to prevent their parrot from hurting themselves during these episodes. It’s hard to reason with a bird, so they typically just let them work themselves up and fizzle out naturally.
YouTuber and avian enthusiast Sharon Curle experienced a particularly surprising tantrum from her bird, Eric, when he wasn’t allowed outside for a walk due to rain. Thankfully, for us at least, she captured this amazing event on video.