Full disclosure: birds terrify me. I realize that they're sensitive creatures with potentially long life spans and beautiful plumage, but their quick, furtive movements make me nervous. And they can fly, which seems weird in and of itself, but double-weird after watching this video of a parrot (is that a parrot?) demanding horseback rides from what can only be described as a shell-shocked kitten whose little head tilts down obligingly when the parrot gropes at it with a huge, raptor talon. If this were a parrot trying to ride a Great Dane, say, or even a tortoise, this video would be way more pleasant. As it is, though, I think somebody should call animal services. I volunteer to take the kitten.

[via Buzzfeed]