“Let’s pray, Poncho!” Everything has to be just right before Poncho will perform. The parrot climbs up to his stage before he will begin to say the “Hail Mary.” Watch as he works his way through a set of the rosary, or at least his favorite parts, in the video above.
His rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is also pretty great.
UPDATE October 3:
Extensive research in the YouTube archive has turned up two more praying parrots. Mowchie doesn’t know as much of the rosary, but he does add an exhortation “go to church” and a variety of whistles:
And here’s CharlieO, who even has a parrot-specific prayer for the Lord’s love:
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(H/T to Kevin Eckstrom)