For whatever reason, a few British scientists took it upon themselves to see whether parrots have individual, unique tastes in music. The verdict: they do indeed! Researchers placed two birds–Leo and Shango–in a cage with a touchscreen device over a long period of time; one button on the screen triggered a Scissor Sisters track, while the other prompted soothing tunes from ambient guru Vangelis. Over a period of a month, Leo consistently jammed the Sisters, while Shango preferred Vangelis.
In a larger study, the scientist found that many parrots danced happily along to to rock and folk, but that all disdained the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy tracks the researchers listened to personally. The researchers concluded that birds just don’t like electronic dance music, but this little guy begs to differ.
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