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New Study Shows Parrots Have an 'Intense Dislike' of Dance Music: What Kind of Music Does Your Pet Prefer?

Fergie 2012/12/24 19:09:17
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A new study shows that parrots have an "intense dislike" of dance music according to an article published in the Applied Animal Behaviour Science journal.

NME reports, "The birds, from a popular breed of pet parrot, both bobbed their heads along to rock and folk music but were left distressed by electronic dance music."

Specifically the parrots in the study preferred U2, UB40, Joan Baez and Bach, but would start screaming in distress as soon as it switched to The Chemical Brothers or The Prodigy. The study also found that the parrots preferred music with vocals over instrumentals.

Have you noticed any similar preferences among your pets? What kind of music does your pet prefer?




NME.COM reports:
The birds preferred the likes of UB40 and Joan Baez

Read More: http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/67885

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  • kelsieilesha 2013/01/23 18:23:07
    Other
    kelsieilesha
    My cats like bluegrass.
    Whenever my dad has some playing, they all lay around the radio. lol
  • happyhappyhappy 2013/01/21 01:03:04
    Rock
    happyhappyhappy
    My cat is a fan of Arcade Fire. Every time I play their music she gets really chill and nice.
  • 1marky 2013/01/06 02:42:49
    Rock
    1marky
    I have a cat that when he is in a car, he meows with that loud whine. The only way he will stop is if you play Kenny Loggins' Footloose, and it has to be at the right volume. Weird. I found that out when I moved out of state.
  • Killing for Love 2013/01/03 20:43:09
    Other
    Killing for Love
    Screamo.
  • RedElephant97 2013/01/01 05:36:34
    Hip Hop
    RedElephant97
    snoop dogg
  • randall.perot 2012/12/31 11:03:29
    Other
    randall.perot
    I, like the birds, am "left distressed by electronic dance music."
  • G-Man 2012/12/30 01:14:30
    Other
    G-Man
    Doesn't really matter "cause he's dead.
  • RevJim 2012/12/30 00:28:27
    Other
    RevJim
    My cat loves Celtic music
  • acharles3033 2012/12/27 21:08:46
    Classical
    acharles3033
    We've spotted our African grey bobbing and trying to sing along with performers on American Idol and The Voice. But, he really likes Broadway tunes like Evita and Phantom of the Opera
  • Tylurr 2012/12/27 01:03:39
  • Crispy 2012/12/27 00:58:01
    Other
    Crispy
    my animals seem to like whatever I put on unless it is slow. One of my cats LOVES the Chocolate song. If I play it in the car he calms right down. Makes trips to the vet easier
  • lone ranger 2012/12/26 22:23:04
    Rock
    lone ranger
    then again I really don't care. my preference is more important.
  • k fleming 2012/12/26 20:00:44
    Other
    k fleming
    My blue and gold Macaw loves vocal music, Keith Green is one in particular...
  • Rocky 2012/12/26 19:18:24
    Rock
    Rocky
    I have three parrots - including my avatar named - of course - Rocky and I keep the radio on in their room. They need their own room. I have a local rock station on and have never had any sort of bad reaction from them. Maybe they don't like the static beat of dance music. Rocky has mimiced Stairway to Heaven --- apparently he has good taste.
  • Airhead 2012/12/26 17:54:50
    Other
    Airhead
    +1
    I don't know what he likes but he sure doesn't like opera. He gets scared and runs around the house screaming.
  • seattleman 2012/12/26 17:51:22
    Other
    seattleman
    +1
    My bird - a cockatiel - loves the blues. I play the harmonica, and he loves it.
  • MeiLin seattleman 2012/12/26 18:22:25 (edited)
  • FatherLiberty 2012/12/26 17:36:31 (edited)
  • Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦ 2012/12/26 16:35:50
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    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +1
    My cats seem to enjoy Disney and metal. They'll stick their heads closer to my headphones when I'm playing it.
  • hippycat 2012/12/26 15:46:37
    Other
    hippycat
    +2
    is kinda funny - but Koko likes David Bowie. He gets really close to the speakers.....Bella, his sister (litter-mate) has no particular favourites. she walks out when it's too loud though..
  • Zack 2012/12/26 14:48:46
    Other
    Zack
    +2
    None. I have a bearded dragon, and whenever I play music, she freaks out.
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/26 10:06:48
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    Tordgaard
    +1
    I'm not sure why the musical preferences of parrots would be important to anyone other than an obsessive bird fancier.
  • loudelk99 2012/12/26 09:16:33
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    loudelk99
    +1
    I never noted a preferance for any sort of music on the part of my pet, but I can bet this was a study funded by the government.
  • xXjoloXx 2012/12/26 08:01:37
    Rock
    xXjoloXx
    +2
    My dog likes classic rock, and really does not like Black Veil Brides.
  • Dyonus 2012/12/26 07:34:18
    Other
    Dyonus
    +2
    My cats don't care.
  • MeiLin 2012/12/26 06:37:09 (edited)
    Other
    MeiLin
    +5
    Gimme a High Four!

    dancing parrot
    Snowball



  • Osaka MeiLin 2012/12/26 10:18:06
    Osaka
    +2
    Very cute bird, great taste in music!
  • MeiLin Osaka 2012/12/26 15:10:46 (edited)
    MeiLin
    +1
    Thank You Very Much, Osaka
  • MadMax 2012/12/26 04:45:17
    Other
    MadMax
    Good thing they spent time and money working that out...
  • ♩♪♥Victoria♥♪♫ 2012/12/26 04:12:23
    Classical
    ♩♪♥Victoria♥♪♫
    +2
    My Gecko loves this!
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/12/26 03:42:08
    Other
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +2
    Pop. For some reason, my cat LOVES it when I play Call Me Maybe. It's her theme song...
  • Ramón 2012/12/26 03:24:26
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    Ramón
    +1
    My dog is dead. How insensitive can you be? Waaaaaaaaaaah.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/12/26 02:32:47
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/12/26 02:26:33
    Other
    Christopher Kirchen
    +3
    I knew I liked parrots for a reason; dance music is usually just regular songs put to that stupid beat. Awwwwwwwwwwk Awwwwwwwwwwwk!
  • RayRay76 2012/12/26 00:05:44
  • KW 2012/12/25 23:37:04
    Other
    KW
  • ZERO 2012/12/25 23:18:45
    Other
    ZERO
    +1
    Parrots love dubstep.
  • Ramón ZERO 2012/12/26 03:25:41
    Ramón
    +2
    Tone up those drumsticks!
  • MeiLin ZERO 2012/12/26 16:15:39
    MeiLin
    +1
    LMAO! Dubstep birdy rocks Dubstep like a Boss! Brilliant post! I loved it! Thank you!
  • MarianaLatoria 2012/12/25 23:11:13
    Hip Hop
    MarianaLatoria
    +2
    Honestly my dog listens to what I do

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