I don’t think you guys know how much I love baby birds.
I think it all started when I was ten. My dad used to volunteer at a bird shop, and one night brought home a little baby Quaker parrot. I named her Fluffy. We had to feed her with a syringe because she was so little. If you’re wondering what baby Quaker parrots look like, see below:
I got this off the internet, but you get the idea. Basically the cutest thing ever. (My parents gave Fluffy away after we got a dog, and I was NOT A FAN OF THAT DECISION).
Ever since then, I basically squee every time I see a baby bird. For instance, while walking downtown this summer, I spotted this:
Then this weekend, I watched Rio with my family. It was not a perfect movie – I’m sure the depictions of Brazil were very stereotypical, Autotuned music from will.i.am does not belong on any soundtrack, and all the villains either had a Portuguese or British accent, prompting my brother to say, “They’re just teaching kids that xenophobia is okay!” But I was squeeing from the first two seconds of the movie, which depicted a baby blue macaw:
I mean, seriously. Is this not the cutest thing ever? At the beginning, the little baby bird gets kidnapped from Brazil and sent to America, and is shown in various states of sadness and looking impossibly adorable in the process. I was all, “Please, stupid kid’s movie, do not make me sad over a fictional, anthropomorphic character.”
This reminds me of the baby penguin from The Chipmunk Adventure. Have you all seen it? It was required viewing for anyone born between 1982 – 1990. There is this one scene where a baby penguin is separated from its mother, and the Chipettes sing it the SADDEST SONG IN MOVIE HISTORY.
The last time I saw this movie was in 2007, and tears may or may not have been shed during this song. Seriously, I dare you to watch that shit without a tear welling in your eye. If you can, then you have no soul. Period.
In this post, I have revealed that I am highly susceptible to cute and adorable things, and that makes me a very stereotypical girl in that regard.