My New Parakeet

I bought a parakeet at a back alley Chinatown apothecary last week. Against the wise but curmudgeonly old shopkeeper’s advice, I fed Felicia after midnight and she turned into this:

I believe it’s a Barred Eagle-Owl. It ate Mathman.


  1. #1 Tessa
    April 8, 2009

    I can’t quite tell if you’re serious about the new bird or not, but just in case…

    CONGRATS!! Parakeets are wonderful pets, from budgies to Alexandrine’s, and I’m sure you’ll have a blast with her! Assuming, of course, that she’s not fictional.

  2. #2 Max
    April 8, 2009

    I believe it’s a Furby on bird legs ;-)

  3. #3 Zelly
    April 8, 2009

    So cute. Also I love that it looks like it goes into a coma when the petting stops.

  4. #4 juliagoolia
    April 9, 2009

    I feel strangely dirty after having watched that.

  5. #5 Anita
    April 14, 2009

    That is aMAzing. Thanks so much, Bleimans!
    Who knows what language the lady is speaking? I say Japanese, my friend says “No way.”

  6. #6 Andrew B
    April 15, 2009

    tame cutish animal that should be neither tame nor in captivity = 90% likelihood of it being japanese

  7. #7 Zelly
    April 15, 2009

    Sounds like Spanish or Portugeuse to me.

  8. #8 ym
    April 15, 2009

    Sounds like a form of Malay to me.

  9. #9 zack
    May 10, 2009


  10. #10 juggernaut
    May 10, 2009

    It’s some South American language for sure.

  11. #11 Krystal
    May 10, 2009

    Shes speaking Thai I think, these birds are found in Thailand and singapor and places like that.

  12. #12 StarDustt
    May 10, 2009

    It is indeed a beautiful Barred Eagle Owl, young and beautiful. Here is a photo of an adult:


  13. #13 guest
    May 11, 2009

    It does look like a bird furby!!

  14. #14 shizukanastudio
    May 15, 2009

    she speaks malay:)

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    June 8, 2009

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  16. #16 Hiphop
    June 16, 2009

    I feel strangely dirty after having watched that.

  17. #17 kelebek sohbet
    October 30, 2009

    Sounds like Spanish or Portugeuse to me

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