A parrot left heartbroken after being taken into a rescue has found the perfect way to cheer itself up – swinging from a volunteer’s hair.
Amusing footage shows playful Snowball squawking in delight as it clutches strands of Erica Collins’s ponytail.
The white Goffin’s cockatoo was taken in by Rhode Island Parrot Rescue after its owner was forced to give it up because her health was declining.
According to staff at the centre, the exotic birds are so intelligent that they mourn the loss of people they are close to.
Volunteer Erica, 38, recalled that when Snowball arrived at the rescue, in Warwick, Rhode Island, “he was the saddest little thing” and “sat in his cage with his head down” for weeks.
But now the resourceful parrot has worked out a way to cheer itself up – by using Erica’s HAIR as a rope swing.
The bird is seen hanging upside down as she shakes her head from side to side.
Goofy Snowball keeps up the act for over a MINUTE while amused visitors watch on in one funny clip.
Mom-of-one Erica, of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, said: “Out of the blue Snowball decided flew to my ponytail and just started swinging.
“Once he had started he kept doing it. I remember thinking, ‘He better not bite my bum!’
“He was having a great time and didn’t want to stop.
“It was hilarious. It was a great moment. Everyone was laughing and was amused at how playful he was.
“He is very playful. He was behaving like a little kid.”
She added that rescuers at the centre, which currently has around 80 birds, have also found other ways to keep Snowball occupied – including SINGING.
But despite its quirky ways, the 22-year-old male, whose species is native to Indonesia, is yet to find a new home.
To adopt Snowball visit RIparrots.org or to donate visit: donatenow.networkforgood.org/riparrots