Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This Bird Looks, And Sounds, Like R2-D2

By: Benjamin Hart

Many of us love to name our pets after Star Wars characters, or even dress them up in Star Wars costumes. But what if your pet could actually sound like a character from the Galaxy far, far away? Well, Carli Jeffrey knows what it's like, because her pet Budgie(short for budgerigar), "Bluey", can imitate R2-D2 almost perfectly. As seen in the video below, even the color of the small Bird's feathers are not unlike the iconic color scheme of the famous Astromech.

The video's description also explains that it didn't take much for Bluey to pick up this new, um, language:

"Bluey was our first budgie and our seven-year old daughter hand-raised him. He has always been a curious bird, he was really intrigued by our voices and the cockatoos we have in our garden - he even copied the noise the crested pigeons make when they take off. We played R2D2 sounds off Youtube to him four or five times and a few days later our daughter came running in saying he was doing R2D2. We were blown away that he picked it up so quickly! The other budgies in his cage started copying him but could only manage a few seconds at a time. Bluey also loves making lazer sounds, the R2D2 scream sound, kissing sounds, and he whispers English jibberish we can only make out a few words."

So, with plenty of new Star Wars films on the horizon, perhaps Lucasfilm could use Bluey for sound effects... Just a thought.

Source: YouTube

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