Adorable parrots shoot some hoops

May 21, 2017 5:42 pm Last Updated: May 21, 2017 5:42 pm

We know that parrots are intelligent and can be quite chatty with some can even imitate sounds, including human speech. But have you seen parrots playing games? What about parrots named Shaq and MJ playing basketball across a parrot-sized court?

These two skilled parrots had a game of basketball, complete with sports announcer (“Now MJ! Concentrate on stealing the ball instead of eating baskets!”) and referee, and gathered a highly entertained audience consisting of both people and other birds.

MJ seems a bit more experienced than Shaq here, but that’s okay, they’re both adorable.