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Dancing Senegal Parrot


Type: Senegal Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
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Genus: Poicephalus
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Weight: 330 grams
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Senegal Parrot Doritos Commercial

Comments (13)

By Michael Sazhin

Friday December 13th, 2013

Check out Kili's Doritos commercial! You can hear Truman providing the narrations as well. It was a lot of fun shooting this and the production crew was awesome. Both Kili and Truman did an awesome job on the shoot. We actually filmed both of them but they ended up choosing Kili anyway. However, Truman did a terrific job doing his stuff just as well and could have easily been the star of the ad.

Unlike most ads that just show parrots as talking decorations, this one shows them for the fierce beasts they really are! Who wants to get a parrot now!? Please share with all your friends and leave a comment about what your parrot would do if it saw you eating chips!

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Posted on December 13, 2013 06:11PM

:greycockatiel: Xena is absolutely fascinated by any food that I eat, so I can only imagine that he would get super close to me on the perch and stretch his neck as faaaaaaaar as he can to try to snag some. Although, I just thought about this--are you worried at all that this commercial will encourage bird owners to feed their birds junk food?


Posted on December 13, 2013 06:37PM

We already do, sparingly. Every time I have some kind of munchies, especially chips, either I give one to Vivi or she flies down and starts taking one bite of everything in the bowl. I could just put her back in the cage, but one tortilla chip once in a while won't hurt her - they're not exactly good for us either, right?


Posted on December 13, 2013 06:43PM

I think it's more the other way around. It discourages owners from eating junk food around their parrots or they might get hurt! The funny thing is that Kili didn't even want to eat the Dorito. Just flat out refused. I actually had her follow commands to pick it up and touch it. She didn't bite it off though. She didn't like it.


Posted on December 13, 2013 08:48PM

Corsair hops from my lap up toward my face when she wants my munchies. I put her back and she tries again.Sometimes I can fool her with something similar looking but slightly less bad for her than junk food I eat-like mini Shredded Wheat instead of Triscuits. :thumbsup:


Posted on December 13, 2013 09:32PM

Harp, I do that too. Whenever I make popcorn for myself, I always have a tiny bowl left out with no sugar or salt on it for Vivi.


Posted on December 13, 2013 09:33PM

*Butter or salt, I mean


Posted on December 14, 2013 02:10AM

Ahahaha! Brilliant. I love how obviously fake the attacking parrot is, like it was made from styrofoam and dyed chicken feathers. Kudos to you both (and Truman too -- nice voiceover work!), Weka P.S. There must be a subliminal message in the commercial somewhere, because now I'm craving Doritos...and I rarely eat them.


Posted on December 14, 2013 03:04AM

Yeah I LOVE this commercial, I shared it with everyone I know on Google+! [quote="Michael":fncb5egk]Kili didn't even want to eat the Dorito. Just flat out refused. I actually had her follow commands to pick it up and touch it. She didn't bite it off though. She didn't like it.[/quote:fncb5egk] That IS hilarious :lol:


Posted on December 22, 2013 12:11PM

Pipp seems like she loves potato chips, so its just no point in trying to eat it with her on my shoulder. She would get really stressed, and possibly bite me to get her share. Im pretty sure the same would go for Corn chips Most of these are made with salt/oil/additives that no parrot should have, so I would just wait till they have gone to bed with eating anything like that I don't think Ive seen any organic unsalted chips here yet, we don't have any Wild by Nature/Trader Joe chains here, only speciality stores thats extremely expensive and I rarely visit them


Posted on January 17, 2014 02:14AM

Once or twice per week I give my Senegal a quarter-sized piece of sweet potati chip (Brand is Terachips and they have an unsalted version). There is still the fat but it is canola oil. They are one if the "treats" she is allowed to have (others are small pieces of organic unsalted walnuts, pecans, almond, or hazelnuts) mostly when I need to bribe her to go in her cage. When I tell her "it is time for me to go to work" she responds "treat?" and willingly goes in for a small piec3 of treat. Also my family and I enjoyed Kili's Doritos commercial as we do all her videos. Michael does an amazing job and is providing a much needed educational service for companion bird owners :redbelly: . Although the Doritos video is cute and entertaining it does emphasize an important point - protective eyewear should always be worn around birds. Any time my flighted bird is out (which is a great deal of the time I am home) I make sure to wear glasses or safety goggles over contacts. I keep safety goggles near her cage for petsitters and guests. Whether it is an accidental attempt to prevent a fall or an intentional lunge, a birds beak really can severely damage an eye and could blind someone. It is not the bird's fault because they are a wild creature behaving instinctually - humans just need to think about this possibility and be properly protected.


Posted on January 17, 2014 05:48AM

Hey thanks. I hope you aren't serious about the eye wear? Cause if you are you've got some behavior issues with your birds to be that concerned. The commercial was a joke although it does pin on the fact that we may encounter aggression from our birds over foods. Yet, we shouldn't put them or ourselves in positions where biting an eye is even possible. If you see sufficient aggression/biting of other places that you have this concern, you really should work with your bird to reduce this but also to protect yourself by separating yourself from the bird enough rather than trying to wear something for it. Your eyes may be covered but you could still get your ear or nose bit.


Posted on January 26, 2014 01:11AM

I am an ophthalmologist who routinely cares for eye trauma. While rare, there are cases of birds pecking an eye. Less common than dog bites but they occur. Since even the most well- trained bird could startle and potentially bite an eye if frightened and since protective eyewear is inexpensive and easy to wear, I tend to lean toward being cautious. Why take the chance? :senegal:


Posted on January 26, 2014 02:52AM

Well frankly the solution is simpler. Just don't keep the bird in eye-bite-range. This is a practice I use with all birds including my own. Otherwise around ears, lips, nose, etc I'll take the 99.9999% change that they won't bite or won't bite hard if they did. I wear glasses all the time so I never really thought of this but yeah they do protect from most direct type sudden bites. However, if you feel there is a reasonably frequent chance of your bird biting you, that is something that should be dealt with through training means to reduce biting to near zero.

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