Do you know your pets so well you could create a comic from their point of view? Sarah does. The 25-year-old from Texas has two birds: a sweet but birdbrained cockatiel, Chicken, and a tiny but bossy parrotlet, Blue Boy, and she dedicated an entire comic series to them.

"[The stories are generally told] from Chicken's perspective with humans mostly off-screen, hence 'Chicken Thoughts,'" Sarah told Bored Panda. "I love how intelligent birds are but also how illogical they can be -- I'm sure we're the same way!"

Most of the strips were inspired by real-life pet behaviors, and are often thought up when Sarah's birds do something funny. "One thing that makes the series special is I draw comics about some of my readers' birds too, and have them on as guest stars! People will tell me a little bit about their birds and I come up with comics about them, drawn in my googly-eye style."

Sarah makes comics because she is a big fan of comedy and memes, and you can certainly get that from her works. They're lighthearted and self-aware. However, the comics aren't shallow at all. On the contrary; they perfectly capture all the nuances of living with companion parrots and their behavior. Continue scrolling and check them out.

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

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Kimora Cameron
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1 year ago

LMAO this one should be higher tbh1

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There's even a book! Chicken Thoughts: Comics About Birds will come out on the 1st of November, 2020 but is already available to pre-order. And Sarah has definitely worked long and hard to get to this point. "I've drawn comics for my friends at least since I was 11 years old," the self-taught artist said. "My best friend Jacky and I were in a lot of the same grade school classes, and we would draw cartoons about ourselves and our classmates and show each other. My earliest influence was Calvin and Hobbes, I would read my mom's collections as a child." Now, Sarah is also a fan of other bird cartoonists like Potatopato, A Budgie's Life, and It's A Birb Thing. She also loves animals and thinks they are much more like us than we realize.

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

I mean, it’s a pretty stone. 🤩1

Darwinist
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12 months ago

Looks like agate.1

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

pretty rock :)1

Shinomi Chan
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1 year ago

Can I just have a pretty stone instead of a diamond ring, I mean... one is free.1

JustAWeirdoGirlChild
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12 months ago

hes going to propose to a pretty birdie!! awwwwww!1

John Doe AKA "READ MY DAMN COMMENT OR REPLY BEFORE YOU DISLIKE!" 1 year ago

Diamond rings are pretty arbitrary and kinda pointless.1

Bandon
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1 year ago

like the nice rock1

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Tatum
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6 months ago

why ppl say dat to B i R b S1

Alyeck Melendez Seda
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11 months ago

Weird how the bird actually thought about that specific weird moment even though humans do way more weird than any animal1

Russian Otaku
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11 months ago

This particular human retardation only became common after a jewelry company forever ruined marriage1

Monika Soffronow
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10 months ago

"This particular human retardation" LOL. I am stealing that as of right now!1

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XxBIRDSxX call me birb シ
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1 month ago

I want it.1

Deni Castro
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1 month ago

That crow is thinking: so are you, you stupid humans!1

Vivianne De La Garza
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10 months ago

I LIKE HIS CHOISE1

James Hardin
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10 months ago

crows think the same as you you know...1

Alexandra Habersberger
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11 months ago

i would be impressed. lol it is so true1

★Twizted~Wulfie★
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12 months ago

Awww poor birdie, I make so much sense now tho1

fuggnuggins
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12 months ago

Women and the sychophantic men who pander to their narcissism are strange.1

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Sarah hopes that people who don't have birds can still enjoy her comics, and maybe learn to appreciate birds, too. She definitely does. Besides Chicken and Blue Boy, she has also had another parrotlet, White Boy, who makes rare appearances in the series.

"A lot of people wonder why the cartoon Chicken is a lutino male while the real-life Chicken is a grey female. That's because I just drew the first comic as a one-off about cockatiels in general and posted it in a Facebook bird group. It was such a hit that people asked me to make a page and post more! So the comic Chicken became based on my real-life bird, Chicken."

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

The shock. 😱1

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She said her real birds act much like their comic personas. "They are allowed to roam around the apartment every day, and they mostly like to hang around me and my boyfriend preening, asking for food, and receiving head scritches."

Another thing that's really cool about Chicken Thoughts is how tight-knit the fans of the series are. They're a true community. Last year, for example, the readers of the comic raised $2,500 to help care for a disabled rescue cockatiel. And the critter is simply thriving today! They also raised an additional $1,000 for My Best Friends Animal Society.

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

I don’t normally have favorites, but I highly recommend the birb shredder! 📃🕊1

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JK Rowling
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1 year ago

Aww1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Very true.😜 Birds are messy, but adorable. 🥰1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

“Nah, I rather not.” 😛1

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Kimora Cameron
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1 year ago

my carpet's magical in that you dont know WHAT KIND of life it sustains...1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

I remember a macaw who knew only one word, “hat”. 🎩 🧢1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Aww! 🥰1

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Kimora Cameron
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1 year ago

itz twitter1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Girlfriend stealer! 🦢1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

I actually wish my birds were like this. 😢 They hate it, which is depressing because I wanna pet them. 😫1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

“You are meant to feel da cold!”1

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Kimora Cameron
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1 year ago

big brain1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Smart bird. 👏 🎁1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

I thought it was a vulture. 😅😅😅😅1

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Kimora Cameron
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1 year ago

whoa sick place you got there1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Who’s the winner? 😁 🏆1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Poor birdy. 🦅1

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Nicola Roberts
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1 year ago

My kitten has feline pica and seems to fixate on metal, biting rings is a one of her pastimes. However, the other day I found out she had manage to scale a 5ft high chest of drawers and steal a silver necklace. The first I saw it she was bounding over my bed with the necklace carried nicely between her teeth. We're hoping it's behavioral and it's just a phase!1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

xD1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Uh oh. 😦1

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Well, at least it's not a Zoom meeting. 😂1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

“FREE ME!!”1

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Eddie Maurer
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1 year ago

Eggs?1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

#relatable 😃1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Birds are always hungry and cute! 🐦 🍽1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

“Washing my feet.” 🙃1

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Rainbow Panda
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1 year ago

Big fan of the Potato Cheeps. 🥔1

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