The internet is full of animal comics, with cats and dogs, of course, dominating the scene (as they do). But birds don't often get the spotlight to preen their beautiful feathers in ink or paint. Well, potatopato comics are here to fix this issue.

The artist, Cynthia, chose her own pet, a cockatiel named Buddy, as the focus of the comics. With playful, positive scenarios she portrays what it feels like having a parrot as a pet and showcases the joys and struggles of living with Buddy. As for what inspired the artist, she said that it's all based on real life. "They are largely real incidents, based either on Buddy himself, or experiences I've had with other birds in my life" Cynthia told Bored Panda. With quite a following, the artist revealed that the reaction is overwhelmingly positive. "People tell me it helps them with depression and helps get them through bad days, and I'm grateful to be able to help" she said.

Scroll down to check them out and hey, they might inspire you to get a cockatiel of your own. Don't forget to vote and comment on your favorite pieces!

Here's a picture of what Buddy looks like in real life

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#1 ♡

♡

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Izzah 11 months ago

I wanna have friend-shaped too...

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#2 What Do You Want

What Do You Want

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Garima Kanojiya 11 months ago

I too have a parrot and can totally relate with it.. :D

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#3 Or Anything With Birds On It For That Matter

Or Anything With Birds On It For That Matter

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Nanni 17 11 months ago

The coolest thumbs up I've seen so far! :D

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#4 ... I Sits :3

... I Sits :3

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The Laugh Fan 11 months ago

I love the way the cartoon 'suggests' the bird running to the water bowl! I can just hear the scrabbly little feet!

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#5 Domestic Bird Photography At Its Finest

Domestic Bird Photography At Its Finest

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Elizabeta Anastasova 11 months ago

This happens with my budgies too :D

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#6 Prickly Little Dinosaur ~

Prickly Little Dinosaur ~

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KismetTheFox 11 months ago

This is true, baby birds are adorable.

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#7 He's Doing His Best

He's Doing His Best

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Eliane Prado 11 months ago

Oh, and when they sing at 2 A.M.? I think my neighbors want to kill me...

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#8 Snack Attack!!!

Snack Attack!!!

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Sree S 11 months ago

*dab*

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#9 They'll Never Find Me

They'll Never Find Me

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Yes no one can see you

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#10 Sometimes I Feel Like Birds Are Just Little Feathered Cats

Sometimes I Feel Like Birds Are Just Little Feathered Cats

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Just Carmen 11 months ago

God this is so accurate!

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#11 Sometimes You Just Know...

Sometimes You Just Know...

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Claire 11 months ago

Almost at the psychic level!

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#12 Let Me Out... Before I Sing The Song Of My People! ...*screams*

Let Me Out... Before I Sing The Song Of My People! ...*screams*

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Claire 11 months ago

My dove does this all the time

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#13 Sometimes A Little Feather, Makes Everything Better

Sometimes A Little Feather, Makes Everything Better

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Nanni 17 11 months ago

I never thought birds can offer such comfort, in a way for them to sense that you're down and stuff. Neat ^_^

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#14 Scritches Come To Those Who Wait

Scritches Come To Those Who Wait

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The Laugh Fan 11 months ago

How could you not?!!

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#15 Abort! Abort!!

Abort! Abort!!

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The Laugh Fan 11 months ago

Ooh - can feel that!

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#16 ... You Did That On Purpose

... You Did That On Purpose

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Krumps 11 months ago

I had a budgie that pooped on the TV

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#17 ( ૢ⁼̴̤̆ ꇴ ⁼̴̤̆ ૢ)~ෆ

( ૢ⁼̴̤̆ ꇴ ⁼̴̤̆ ૢ)~ෆ

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Grace G. 11 months ago

GO KILL LORD VOLDEMORT CHOSEN ONE!

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#18 Stop!

Stop!

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Alexandru Bucur 11 months ago

Cats, dogs and kids will also do that.

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#19 Flying?

Flying?

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Just Carmen 11 months ago

Sadly, my little sweetie can't fly. She pulled out the flight feathers on one wing and they stopped growing back. It's all good though. She gets around like a trooper!

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#20 A Healthy Poop Means A Healthy Bird!

A Healthy Poop Means A Healthy Bird!

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Lisa K 11 months ago

PhD stands for Poop health Doctor

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#21 Cats Aren't The Only Ones

Cats Aren't The Only Ones

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The Laugh Fan 11 months ago

My dog too - get glared at until someone picks it back up (usually my husband as he's the bigger mug!).

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#22 Same

Same

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Carolina Ren 11 months ago

My paquito does this, I have to eat the veggies with him or he won't eat them.

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#23 What Does Your Wet Birb Smell Like?

What Does Your Wet Birb Smell Like?

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Claire 11 months ago

Birds look so dirty after a bath!

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#24 Oh Well

Oh Well

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Esther Wallace 11 months ago

It’s like a little pikachu https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVuYfKdl3v-8KMi_LcmP4cPZkMnDfZDNltkRsRlbTs0JGch40I

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#25 Why Nothing Gets Done

Why Nothing Gets Done

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The Laugh Fan 11 months ago

Or else...! That face.

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#26 All Within A Minute

All Within A Minute

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KismetTheFox 11 months ago

What happened?

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#27 The “No-Bird-Videos-After-10pm” Rule Went Into Effect After Mars Filed Several Noise Complaints

The “No-Bird-Videos-After-10pm” Rule Went Into Effect After Mars Filed Several Noise Complaints

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Mars is getting very disturbed these days.

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#28 100% Meant To Do That

100% Meant To Do That

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

The last face of content 😅

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#29 *sparkles*

*sparkles*

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Ayioo

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#30 *blep!*

*blep!*

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

They are just small kids.

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#31 “Freedom!!!” - Banana-Shaped Pellet

“Freedom!!!” - Banana-Shaped Pellet

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BREAK YOUr perceptions 11 months ago

fussy birds

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#32 Suspicion! *narrows Eyes*

Suspicion! *narrows Eyes*

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Savant 11 months ago

y u toucha mah spaghet

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#33 (・_・)

(・_・)

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Haha.. Happens with some people as well.

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#34 Meet The Bird!

Meet The Bird!

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Just Carmen 11 months ago

Ah, the lifestyle of the loved cockatiel. I'm looking at it right now as I type this.

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#35 Who Will Be Victorious?

Who Will Be Victorious?

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PyroarRanger 11 months ago

"We've got Buddy with an intense pink blush, but Pikachu fights back with a red blush of equal intensity! Who will win?"

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#36 Let Me Love You

Let Me Love You

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

They can sense now they set their priorities high.

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#37 Absolutely.

Absolutely.

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Savant 11 months ago

pahfect

#38 Can't Fight The Fluff

Can't Fight The Fluff

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Savant 11 months ago

can't fight the fluff, can't stop the zuck

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#39 Happy National Ice Cream Day! What's Your Favorite Flavor?

Happy National Ice Cream Day! What's Your Favorite Flavor?

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Bird friend sundae 😍

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#40 Don’t Forget To Love Yourself

Don’t Forget To Love Yourself

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Savant 11 months ago

true love.

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#41 Because A Bird Can Be So Much More! … Maybe

Because A Bird Can Be So Much More! … Maybe

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Savant 11 months ago

effective as a shredder, but not a weight.

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#42 Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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Just Carmen 11 months ago

So cute!

#43 What Do You Mean Only Figuratively?

What Do You Mean Only Figuratively?

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Savant 11 months ago

bananarama

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#44 It’s A Bird! It’s A Pla-… Actually A Bird? And Not A Feather Out Of Place

It’s A Bird! It’s A Pla-… Actually A Bird? And Not A Feather Out Of Place

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Grace G. 11 months ago

The Half-Eagle Armpit? More like the Dab.

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#45 Show Me Your Fluffy Round Friends!

Show Me Your Fluffy Round Friends!

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Savant 11 months ago

run forrest run

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#46 I’ve Definitely Skipped More Than… One Day…

I’ve Definitely Skipped More Than… One Day…

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tsuki nercua 11 months ago

I can relate to this. XD must not stop drawing.

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#47 “There Is No Millet, However High, I Cannot Reach” - Most Birds Probably

“There Is No Millet, However High, I Cannot Reach” - Most Birds Probably

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Savant 11 months ago

Bonus - hidden birb pants

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#48 It's... It's All Just A Bad Dream... Right??

It's... It's All Just A Bad Dream... Right??

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Savant 11 months ago

don't worry, it'll grow back when you get to the vet.

#49 *bonk!*

*bonk!*

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Savant 11 months ago

bonk

#50 He Smells Like Pancakes With A Dab Of Syrup B

He Smells Like Pancakes With A Dab Of Syrup B

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Savant 11 months ago

dab on ze haters

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#51 ๐·°(৹˃̵﹏˂̵৹)°·๐

๐·°(৹˃̵﹏˂̵৹)°·๐

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Rachel Rosky 10 months ago

While attending grad school out of state I lived alone with my love bird so we were very well-bonded, but I'd come home for longer stretches of time during school breaks so of course I'd bring him with me to my parent's. Well, my dad has been an early riser all of life and made a habit of taking my lovie out of his cage and spending time with him every morning. Soon I had competition for my lovie's affection as he would love landing on my dad and just chilling with him. Picture a bald, bearded, 6ft, retired construction guy letting this little yellow bird climb all over him, nibbling as he goes. Needless to say, I didn't mind the competition at all.

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#52 *yelling Intensifies*

*yelling Intensifies*

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Just Carmen 11 months ago

Oh, that call! She's got me trained well cause I come running every time I hear it.

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#53 Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Aww a Batbird!

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#54 In Case Your Bird Is Looking To Switch His Style Up A Bit

In Case Your Bird Is Looking To Switch His Style Up A Bit

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Xena Mariott 11 months ago

Hehe, always love the feather snakes

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#55 So Rare And A-Maize-Ing!

So Rare And A-Maize-Ing!

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Eliane Prado 11 months ago

XD

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#56 Well, Not Like You Had A Choice... >_>(But Don't Share Things They Shouldn't Eat!)

Well, Not Like You Had A Choice... >_>(But Don't Share Things They Shouldn't Eat!)

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Savant 11 months ago

no dont eet meh popkern

#57 Singing Loud For All To Hear At 6 Am Is Not Ideal For Spreading Cheer… Happy December!

Singing Loud For All To Hear At 6 Am Is Not Ideal For Spreading Cheer… Happy December!

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Savant 11 months ago

notice the quotation marks of signified sarcasm (QMSS)

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#58 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Dra Vosmer 10 months ago

Woa that pun!

#59 Woo As You May, But My Foot Will Never Return Your Feelings…

Woo As You May, But My Foot Will Never Return Your Feelings…

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Grace Skerp 11 months ago

The little pervs love feet.

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#60 And Only Scritch When His Highness Beckons

And Only Scritch When His Highness Beckons

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Savant 11 months ago

why CAN'T i scratch your feet?

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#61 To Those Who Celebrate It, Happy Thanksgiving!

To Those Who Celebrate It, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Savant 11 months ago

yay

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#62 Sorry, Friends

Sorry, Friends

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Savant 11 months ago

cuteness overloadddd

#63 Misery Loves Company =_=

Misery Loves Company =_=

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Savant 11 months ago

oops

#64 Oh

Oh

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Savant 11 months ago

ugngnh

#65 Based Off Cupcakelogic's Original "No Take Only Throw" Dog Comic!

Based Off Cupcakelogic's Original "No Take Only Throw" Dog Comic!

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#66 You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Savant 11 months ago

oh

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#67 Yum

Yum

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Savant 11 months ago

nope

#68 Somebody Is Due For A Bath(Actually It’s Probably The Both Of Us Now..*sneeze*)

Somebody Is Due For A Bath(Actually It’s Probably The Both Of Us Now..*sneeze*)

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Savant 11 months ago

opponent BIRD sent out SHINY GASTLY!

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#69 What If, It’s Not Just A Feather…. *spooky Music* :o

What If, It’s Not Just A Feather…. *spooky Music* :o

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Savant 11 months ago

nahp sun

#70 “Can’t Scritch” Is Not An Acceptable Response

“Can’t Scritch” Is Not An Acceptable Response

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Emir 10 months ago

My bird has done this to me. Nailed it.

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#71 Every Single Day

Every Single Day

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Savant 11 months ago

does he one-peck them criminals

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#72 ???

???

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Grace G. 11 months ago

Bernoulli

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#73 Repeat After Me: I Am A Strong, Independent Bird...

Repeat After Me: I Am A Strong, Independent Bird...

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Savant 11 months ago

scratch

#74 Legendary

Legendary

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Savant 11 months ago

what a dissapoimtment-ok nevermind

#75 Also Known As “Phases Of A Sleeping Birb”

Also Known As “Phases Of A Sleeping Birb”

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Savant 11 months ago

birbies

#76 One Peck!

One Peck!

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Savant 11 months ago

lol i was right