Parrot Dances in Time to Rick Ross in Hilarious Viral Video

Dancing in time to music is something that even some humans have a hard time grasping, but this parrot is more than able to vibe to Rick Ross.

Reddit user "Nachoswithsteeze" gained over 61,000 votes in less than a day with a video of his sister's parrot dancing along to High Definition by Rick Ross.

The Redditer had been checking up on his sister's sun conure parrot while she was away, and decided to send the hilarious video.

"Sister asked if I could check on her bird while she was out of town. Told her the neighbors were complaining about loud music and sent her this," he captioned the clip as he posted it in popular Subreddit "aww"—home of anything cute on the internet.

In the video, the parrot is perched on the owner's sister's leg, as Rick Ross played out in the background. The parrot is enjoying it just as much as any good Rick Ross fan, as it boobed its head in tune and even chirped along every now and then.

The Reddit user described the parrot as a "cute little guy and super smart," but reasoned that he's "loud as a mf, especially when my sister isn't there."

"He's cool to visit and friendly when my sister's around but I definitely wouldn't want to own one," he added.

This specific parrot may have some impressive moves, but it's certainly not the only music-loving bird. In fact, research shows that parrots love music and are thought to be the only animal other than humans, and potentially elephants, to move in synchronization with beats.

Dr Aniruddh Patel and his team at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego confirmed in 2009 that parrots truly do dance to the tempo of music out of their own free will, just like humans.

The team studied another internet-famous dancing parrot, Snowball, who found YouTube fame for dancing to the Backstreet Boys in 2007. They found that Snowball didn't just move to a rhythm, but actually adjusted to a new one when the music changed.

Researchers at the University of Lincoln found that not only do parrots enjoy music, but they actually have personal preferences of genres and songs too.

They studied two African grey parrots and found they reacted either positively or negatively to different genres by bobbing their heads and legs or becoming distressed. One liked soothing music, while the other like modern pop, but they both disliked electronic dance music.

As part of the study, they left touch-screen players in the cages of two birds, allowing them to turn on and off two songs at their own leisure.

Both parrots chose to play the music often, and even found their own favorite with one preferring the Scissor Sisters' "I Don't Feel like Dancing" and the other preferring "La Petite Fille de la Mer" by Vangelis.

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Stock image of a parrot. Researchers at the University of Lincoln found that not only do parrots enjoy music, but they actually have personal preferences of genres and songs too. Getty Images