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This Bird Watched "Star Wars." Now He Sounds Just Like R2-D2

Dogs and cats might be the most popular pets in the world, but the budgerigar, more commonly known as the parakeet, is a close third. These small, brightly colored birds are highly social, enjoy interaction with humans and have the ability to mimic sound and speech. While parakeets can learn to make associations to words they hear often, they don’t truly understand most of what they are trained to say. However, they are fast learners … maybe even too fast for the Jeffrey family!

Bluey the budgie was raised by the Jeffrey’s 7-year-old daughter, and while he only whispers in English, he always showed a knack for mimicking other noises. One day, after watching a few YouTube clips of “Star Wars,” Bluey began making some familiar sounds. You’ll be surprised to see how well this pet bird can impersonate everyone’s favorite robot – R2-D2. Now if they could only figure out how to make him stop ...
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