Happy World Animal Day to my favorite little guy, Oscar-Wood.
Here mama’s cherub makes himself COVID clean. It’s pretty rare for a parrot to wash each foot with such focused intent. He doesn’t quit until he has gone through 4 fresh dishes of water.
You can hear mama’s exclamations of pride in the background.
Happy World Animal Day to all animals and their pet people.
Happy World #AnimalDay to my favorite little guy, Oscar-Wood. Here mama's cherub makes himself #COVID clean. It's pretty rare for a #parrot to wash each foot with such focused intent. He doesn't quit until he's gone through 4 fresh dishes of water. pic.twitter.com/rxuWPsoMv8
— ILANA Mercer (@IlanaMercer) October 5, 2020
UPDATE (10/8): Oscar-Wood used to pluck his feathers before his rescue. As explained, parrots are the only creatures to self-mutilate out of depression, in captivity. Some parrots go as far as to drill holes in their chests. It’s too sad for words. Oscar-Wood only ever plucked himself. Here is what he once looked like: