Saturday, July 30, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Whipper the mutant parakeet



This unusual looking parakeet from New Zealand was rescued after being abandoned at birth.

   

Recent comments on this video
Comment icon #17 Posted by Armchair Educated on 1 May, 2012, 8:04
it doesnt look like it can see that well, they should trim the feathers round the eyes.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Offeiriad on 1 May, 2012, 13:30
i hate the word 'mutant'. Why? That's what he is. One of his genes mutated into something which caused his feathers to be fluffy. That's all. No negativity is meant, I'm sure.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Lilly on 1 May, 2012, 13:56
Mutations aren't always a bad thing. Some can be quite useful, others not so much, still others can be deadly. The fluffy feathers are rather cute (good for a pet animal), but someone mentioned that birds with this type of feather mutation often don't live very long (obviously not good). I wish the little guy well, it's tough to be different (even for a bird).
Comment icon #20 Posted by Vzy4kat63 on 1 May, 2012, 22:57
Well whipper is sure a cutie! =3
Comment icon #21 Posted by Ryu on 2 May, 2012, 0:27
He is so cute. When I first seen him I thought maybe one of his relatives was an exotic breed or something. Very attractive in my book.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Eldorado on 2 May, 2012, 1:06
Mutant? pfft Damn handsome, I'd say!
Comment icon #23 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 2 May, 2012, 16:15
WTF?!!!
Comment icon #24 Posted by Coffin It Up on 4 May, 2012, 7:01
I think he's beautiful. ''Mutant'' is such an ugly word. Only idiots abandon animals.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Lilly on 4 May, 2012, 10:09
I got the impression that it might have been Whipper's Mother that abandoned him at birth (not a human)? Anyway, he's certainly a celebrity bird now. BTW, he cozies up to the mirror...an indication that he can indeed see. Old English Sheepdogs have their eyes covered by strands of fur and they can still see, pretty amazing in and of itself.
Comment icon #26 Posted by sandcat on 8 May, 2012, 8:48
This cutie died about 8 years ago, i remember seeing the article in the news paper, was really nice that someone gave him a chance and kept him and loved him, he was a beloved pet and a little bit famous here in New Zealand


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Last updated forum topics
Forum icon 
Recent news in this category
Skydiver to jump without any parachute at all
Posted 7-29-2016 | 21 comments
Skydiver Luke Aikins will be attempting to jump from 25,000ft and land in a safety net on live TV.
 
Identical twins answer in unison on live TV
Posted 7-20-2016 | 33 comments
A bizarre interview on Good Morning Britain saw identical twins answering questions in perfect sync.
 
Mike Pence optical illusion surfaces online
Posted 7-19-2016 | 26 comments
A recent photograph Tweeted by Indiana governor Mike Pence has left many people scratching their heads.
 
Dog walker encounters robot in the woods
Posted 7-18-2016 | 13 comments
A woman had been out walking her dog when she came across Boston Dynamics' latest humanoid creation.
 
Man quits job so that he can play Pokemon Go
Posted 7-17-2016 | 34 comments
Tom Currie decided to resign from his job to give him more time to engage in the latest Pokemon craze.
 
Bear manages to get itself stuck inside a car
Posted 7-15-2016 | 9 comments
Deputies were called out in Colorado on Tuesday after a Subaru owner found a black bear trapped inside.
 
Giant monitor lizard walks in to supermarket
Posted 7-14-2016 | 12 comments
Shoppers in Thailand were left terrified when the huge reptile took up residence inside the shop.
 
Lost camera takes underwater crab selfie
Posted 7-11-2016 | 9 comments
An old camera fished up from the bottom of the sea was found to contain some rather remarkable footage.
 
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ