Indian Ringneck Parakeet Meets Toy in His Likeness and Total Cuteness Ensues

If you spend a lot of time on social media, chances are that you've seen clips of pet parents who have bought their animals stuffed toys that look just like them. I've seen lots of dogs react to a new pup in the house that is in their bed or cuddling with their favorite human, but I've never seen a bird react to its clone!

Mango is an adorable Indian Ringneck Parakeet who is very chatty and a delight to watch. His mom Fulya shared a video in mid-April of Mango's reaction to a stuffed animal that looks just like him, and it's the cutest thing you'll see today! Make sure your sound is on so you can hear Mango trying to chat up his new friend!

Isn't this the cutest thing ever?! Mango was in love with his look alike, and I can see why - they're both adorable! Commenters enjoyed the video and left close to 800 comments, most of them swooning over how cute Mango is. I think @Christy Henrich_Lloyd spoke for all of us when she said, "Awwwww this just made my day!"

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Do Indian Ringneck Parakeets Make Good Pets?

After watching this video, I Googled Indian Ringneck Parakeets because I want a Mango of my own! These birds are very talkative and highly social. They love being around their humans and enjoy being part of the day-to-day activities within the home. They are highly intelligent and learn very quickly. They'll even learn to mimic sounds they hear (like a dog barking) as well as copying their humans' voices. They're gentle and believe it or not, they love to cuddle!

Ringnecks are also easy to care for. Check out this Ringneck who enjoyed a spa day and loves taking showers! Most birds do enjoy the water. Growing up, my family had a Yellow Naped Amazon parrot, who was like a sibling to us. His name is Otis, and he's as old as my sister...45 to be exact! During the summer, he loved having his cage rolled outside and for us to mist him with the hose. He would go crazy! We lived in Southern California, so the afternoon sun quickly dried him off. It's important that after getting your bird wet that you thoroughly dry them, so they don't go into shock - some birds (like parakeets) don't handle bathing well even though they enjoy it.

A talking, cuddly parrot sounds great right? Parrots do make great pets, but they can also be very noisy. They love to talk and do it quite loudly when they get excited. They also enjoy screaming - it's a natural thing for them to do but can be very annoying. Ringnecks can be attention hogs and crave a lot of attention and interaction. They can also be very picky with their food. These 'cons' to owning a Ringneck are just things to keep in mind if you're considering one as a pet.

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