Disco the Parakeet Is Learning New Phrases and Wants to Know ‘Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road’

“Beam me up Scotty, but don’t call me Shirley.”

Disco the Parakeet, the incredibly vocal budgerigar (“budgie”), can’t stop talking about a new joke that he learned. Unfortunately, he never got to the punch line, but he did squawk like a chicken each time he said it. Disco also promoted Popeye from sailor to general a few times and made some other wonderfully funny statements.

Disco’s learning some new phrases for 2015, and his current favorite involves a chicken and a road and the question of a crossing. Bak bak! Disco is 100% the real deal! Budgies are among the top talkers of the parrot family (surprised?), especially when given tons of love and attention.