I will bet you’ve never seen a bird like this. This adorable mess of long curly plumage is a parakeet called Whipper, who has become the most famous inhabitant of a small town in New Zealand thanks to this incredible video.
After Whipper hatched he was placed with his mom who rejected him because of his feathers so the owner took it upon himself to take care of him. The unusual appearance is not something these budgies are known for, it’s actually a rare mutation called “feather duster” mutation that causes unrestricted feather growth. Even with him being so strange looking, Whipper is a healthy and happy bird loved by the people in his town and ultimately the world. I just love that adorable chirp of his.