Video goodness: Mynah bird loves his corgi friend


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We’re big fans of talkative birds -- remember Marnie, the charming Indian ringneck parakeet who gushes over his new stuffed bunny with adorable enthusiasm?

Kaleo, the equally enthusiastic (if infinitely more gravelly-voiced) fellow above, is a mynah bird -- a species known for its impressive talking abilities. Kaleo chooses to use his gift of speech to discuss other types of birds and extol the virtues of his corgi pal, Jack.


Jack ‘joined me one morning as I was having my coffee,’ YouTube user cmhhawaii explains. ‘Kaleo flew over to my hand as I was petting him and told me how he felt.’ Sadly, Jack has since passed away, and cmhhawaii says Kaleo continues to say, ‘I love Jack’ and ask where he is.

Kaleo was rescued as a baby and has lived with cmhhawaii ever since. She reports that he’s able to ask for his favorite fruit (papaya, if you’re wondering) by name, tell her he missed her when she returns home from work and ask for the opportunity to take a bubble bath.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: cmhhawaii via YouTube