Cockatiel With Separation Anxiety Imitates Phone Ringtone [VIDEO]

A man’s friend’s pet bird gets upset when its owners leave the house, so it sings the iPhone ringtone as a coping mechanism.

By nowproducerdave on December 20, 2017
(Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

Being called the “saddest cockatiel in the world,” he imitates the ringtone of his owner’s phone every time it’s about to be left alone.

In the video, a man shows his buddy’s bird singing the ringtone, presumably because it’s set as an alarm clock, we’re guessing. The story goes that every time the owner starts putting his shoes on, his bird flies over and starts to whistle the tune. The guy who posted the video claims that the bird gets upset and uses the song as a show of separation anxiety. “My friend’s family has a cockatiel named Lucky. Whenever Lucky gets upset, he sings an Apple ringtone. It usually happens when they tie their shoes to get ready to leave the house. It’s adorable, and also pitch perfect,” he says. If that’s true, then we really feel bad for the bird. Here’s the video, how does it sound? Not too bad, really.

But we’re still not sure if this is adorable or sad. I guess if there was a different story behind it, it would be more adorable for sure. Better than picking up a certain phrase that we likely say in isolation that we probably wouldn’t want repeated.

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