Avian Rodent Abuse
Inktober 2020, Day 30
Is animal abuse more funny when perpetrated by another animal?
In this widely viewed clip, a businesslike parrot efficiently picks up a small white mouse, puts it inside a running wheel, and then proceeds to crank the wheel at high speed, effectively centrifuging the rodent. There is definitely no running involved.
Viewer comments argue that the bird has been trained in this nasty behavior. There are other videos of the bird toting the mouse around, and shutting it in its cage, so there does seem to be a generally bossy bird situation. Whether this is a result of human intervention, I really can’t say.
I thought the whole event was a bit hard to see in the video, so I tried to draw it from another perspective.
Ha, ha, perspective, not my strong suit, as you can see here.