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Cocktoo has temper tantrum when owner feeds him broccoli
Cockatoos are really the most expressive birds around.
Rachel Shapiro
10.07.21

It’s always difficult to get kids to eat leafy green vegetables. When you try to give a kid something healthy, all they’ll ask for is pizza or some sweets.

But it turns out, it’s not just kids who won’t eat vegetables. Birds won’t either!

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The problem with that is we need to eat vegetables to get stay healthy and get the proper nutrients and vitamins.

No one actually needs to eat pizza. But sometimes getting enough vegetables in our system can be tedious.

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That’s what a cockatoo, who goes by the name Eric the Legend, found when he tried to up his broccoli intake per doctor’s orders.

“The vet has told us to increase the amount of broccoli in Eric’s diet so we decided to make a video to show the kiddies how nice broccoli really is,” Eric’s mom wrote in the caption of the video on YouTube.

Eric The Legend is known for making YouTube videos that showcase his surly attitude and off-color vocabulary expressed in his Australian accent.

“Eric is a Bare eye Cockatoo, commonly known in Australia as a Little Corella, he responds to excitement and has picked up a few swear words thanks to the boy’s watching the football,” his YouTube channel explains.

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Though he normally is a fan of broccoli, he wasn’t too fond of it when the doctor recommended he eat more of it. Apparently, he doesn’t like being told what to do.

“I want you to show all the kids how you eat your broccoli,” Eric’s mom says to him in the video.

He showed them alright.

“Come here,” Eric says as he drags his bowl of broccoli across the table before picking a piece out and throwing it on the floor.

He then tosses the entire bowl over the edge of the table. It’s safe to say he was not in the mood for eating broccoli that day.

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“Eric!” his mother scolds. “Look we’re going to try this again Eric.”

He squawks angrily and tosses the second bowl away.

When the third bowl came around he placated his mom by picking a piece out and pulling it apart. But he didn’t eat any, he just threw it around.

Then he did away with the third bowl and tossed it over the edge of the table…. again.

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Eric’s reaction to the broccoli is truly hilarious, especially since he usually likes it. It just goes to show no one likes being told what to do!

Check out Erik’s funny reaction to the broccoli below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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