Cheeky cockatoo named Cookie enthusiastically jumps to music outside a shisha cafe as excited customers dance next to him
- Sydney man captures the moment his cockatoo starts playing as a pet
- Mark Salim, 25, is the owner of the Fairfield Shisha shop in South West Sydney
- Enthusiastic cockatoo ‘Cookie’ bounces up and down in time to music
- A crowd gathered on the sidewalk outside the store to watch the performance
A Sydney man captured the adorable moment when his pet cockatoo started dancing on the sidewalk in front of a café’s enchanted patrons.
Mark Salim, 25, owns the Shisha Store in Fairfield, South West Sydney, and the cheeky cockatoo he called ‘Cookie’.
The store owner posted the adorable video of the three-year-old bird dancing outside his cafe on TikTok on Saturday.
Three-year-old cockatoo named Cookie was caught bouncing up and down and flapping its wings to the beat of the music
The video shows the eager cockatoo bouncing up and down, flapping its wings in time to the song ‘Jno Eto’.
An amused crowd of spectators gathers to watch Cookie’s performance, while others clap their hands to cheer on the bird.
Mr. Salim told Daily Mail Australia that the tame cockatoo was given to him three years ago when he was just a chick.
“We taught him to talk and dance a little,” said the shop owner.
He explained that Cookie could say the words ‘how are you’ and ‘go away’ and had learned to dance at an early age by copying the movements of his owners.
The charming video quickly went viral, and viewers shared their appreciation for the adorable cockatoo in the comments.
Mr. Salim explained that Cookie had learned to dance from an early age by copying his movements
‘Little buddy is so hyped. I love it, ”commented one woman.
“This is super cute,” said another.
“The only thing I like about Fairfield,” quipped a third user.
“Tell me you’re in Australia without telling me you’re in Australia,” said a fourth.
Mr Salim said he regularly carried his cockatoo on his shoulder to the Sydney CBD, much to the delight of passers-by.
What are sulfur-crested cockatoos?
The Sulfur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot. It has a dark gray-black bill, a striking sulfur-yellow crest, and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings.
The parrot’s range extends across the northern and eastern mainland and Tasmania. A small population has developed around Perth, Western Australia.
Their normal diet consists of berries, seeds, nuts and roots.
Feeding normally takes place in small to large groups, with one or more members of the group looking out for danger from a nearby perch.