A love bird has South Africans giggling for adding paper feathers to his body, while it is really adorable, he is doing it for more primal reasons.


Global – We are not sure where the video comes from, but it is doing the rounds on a number of South African Facebook groups. The video is of a love bird adding tail feathers using his beak.

We have an idea as to why the bird has gone to this effort. Every bird must have heard it a thousand times; people often lean in and ask birds “who’s the pretty boy?” Well, this creative little love bird obviously wanted to share with the whole world that he is, in fact, the prettiest boy.

The bird uses his beak to cut out feathers from a piece of paper and carefully adds them to his tail. This is actually quite common behaviour for the species. They don’t actually do this to look prettier; they do it to store materials for nest building.

According to experts, it can become quite problematic as one viewer on Facebook mentioned below, they will do it to any paper they can find.

People can’t get enough of his creativity.

“Hair Extensions het nou Feather Extensions geword!” – Estelle Jordaan

“I had a bird that did this with my homework…. not so cute when you try to explain that to your teacher” – Wilmandie Gelderbloem

Take a look at the adorable video below.

Sources: Facebook
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