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  • "Hey! Wait a second!

  • Ari's birthday...

  • You made this video last year."

  • Yeah... *that's how a birthday works...*

  • It's late April, so you know what that means!

  • TAXES!

  • AND ARI'S BIRTH!

  • I made a birthday video last year,

  • but you don't just celebrate a birthday once, when you turn one and then never again.

  • We'd all forget how old we are... Ari can't count so I'll keep track for him.

  • You're at 2.

  • The first few weeks of Ari's arrival are what I like to call:

  • 'Learning

  • and

  • Panicking weeks'

  • You're filled with nothing but love and anxiety. The two most different, yet similar emotions in the world.

  • Like when you get a new phone and for the first little bit,

  • you're afraid to even set it down on the counter cause it might get scratched.

  • But then in a month, you don't care anymore and you just

  • toss it across rooms.

  • It's like that,

  • but with a LIVING BEING.

  • Once, during the 'learning and panicking weeks',

  • I was giving Ari some peanut butter on a spoon,

  • and somehow some peanut butter got stuck in his little nose hole.

  • I was so paranoid about everything, like what if it's stuck!? What if it gets infected!?

  • What if it goes into his head and clogs a bird vein and

  • all he can see is PEANUT BUTTER!?

  • I freaked myself out and ended up googling;

  • 'How to get peanut out of your bird's nose"

  • there wasn't any information on the topic

  • surprisingly... And as I was looking up what the scientific term for bird nostril was...

  • he sneezed it out.

  • I've been researching and wanting an Ari since I was 12.

  • But I'm still learning new things about them all the time. All you out there who have a bird probably definitely

  • know what I'm gonna get into here.

  • But I'm gonna enlighten the rest of you about a little bird thing called a 'morning poop'.

  • This is all learned through personal experience.

  • Ari was finally starting to warm up to me and

  • eventually it got to the point where he was comfortable stepping on my finger and playing and stuff so one morning,

  • I took off the blanket on his cage and said 'good morning', like I always do, I was excited to start the new day and

  • I let him out onto my bed. He walked around and quacked a bit,

  • and then took the BIGGEST FREAKING POOP

  • I'VE EVER SEEN COME OUT OF A BIRD.

  • What the crap is this Ari!?

  • What the FRICK?!

  • There's no possible way a giant mountain poop can even come out of this two once bird child's birdhole.

  • Ari poops are normally like the size of a fingernail, but this one was like a

  • spoonful.

  • Don't try to envision it too much.

  • 'Do birds take giant poops in the

  • morning, or did he just lay a

  • poop egg?'

  • Birds choose not to poop where or while they sleep.

  • Which means it...

  • builds up...

  • during the night...

  • Depending on the type of bird, they can poop between 15 to up to 40 or 50 times a day, so in the morning, they

  • just immediately drop 12 hours worth of built-up poop. Which is like 90% ew, but being real,

  • can you imagine how amazing that must feel?

  • Just wake up,

  • take a poop the size of a baby, and start your day feeling light and ready for anything.

  • Anyway, so that was a learning experience?

  • And I made a mental note; 'make sure Ari morning poops before being taken out of the cage.

  • A couple weeks later,

  • it's the start of a new day. I'm working at my computer and my mum walks in to say good morning...

  • to Ari.

  • I wasn't paying too much attention as she took him out of the cage and onto the desk and all of a sudden,

  • Vietnam flashbacks~

  • "WAIT DID HE-

  • Ugh..."

  • "DID HE JUST POOP ALL HIS GUTS OUT?!"

  • "No... I forgot to warn you about morning poops."

  • "What?"

  • "Can you clean this up?"

  • "HA!

  • No. It's your bird!" So that's morning poops 2, us 0. But we haven't striked out yet!

  • struck out..

  • Fast forward a month or two,

  • and I had my parents watch Ari because I was going out of town for a.bit.

  • Ari was more social back then, so he let my parents pick him up...

  • He hates everyone now...

  • I got back and my mum said everything was fine,

  • except one day, dad took him out into the kitchen while she was eating breakfast, she looked over...

  • "NO! WAIT, YOU-

  • Ugh..."

  • The good thing is, once you learn the hard way, you never forget.

  • You never forget your first morning poop.

  • Enough about morning poops...

  • more birth celebration.

  • "Is there any aisles you have for that?"

  • "Well we have birthday aisles..."

  • Are you ready for a surprise?

  • Awe... he's scared

  • I think this is too much for a bird,

  • but he's my CHILD.

  • I got a pin, just for you. I think it suits you very much.

  • I didn't get you a cake, because uhhhh you can't eat it,

  • so I'm gonna give you a seed ball.

  • Y'wanna seed ball?

  • This lighting is HORRIBLE.

  • He actually hates me.

  • Wadda ya think!?

  • There was also like this pig thing, and I though it was really cute, so I got it.

  • It said to throw it at the wall, so I'm gonna...

  • Granny also got you a present! Wanna open it?

  • It's a toy!

  • He's just gonna try and get all the seeds off the table

  • Ari knows what's up.

  • Hah-

  • this is the only reason he likes me.

  • AHHHHHHHHH

  • Happy Birthday Ari!

  • yey

  • Obviously, Ari is living the life of luxury here.

  • But it really sucks because a lot of birds are in really bad homes and are being mistreated.

  • My heart hurts to think Ari could have ended up with someone who doesn't care of neglects him.

  • Tiny cage, no toys, broken heart.

  • No peanut butter to get stuck in his nose.

  • It's the horrible truth for a lot of birds.

  • But there's hope for some of them. My friend Anika works at a bird rescue in Tempe

  • And it takes in birds that owners can't take care of anymore or that are being suffering

  • I've been to the rescue and besides that the extreme constant bird screaming, it was fun to see all the feather buddies..

  • There's Murphy, the cookatoo, who's the rescues' mascot and everyone loves him,

  • and pistachio, the super nice bird friend that helps children and people get comfortable with holding birds.

  • And this little buddy, Junior, who is rescued from an absolutely horrible household.

  • He plucked out almost all of his feathers from stress and anxiety of his previous owner.

  • But is making a great recovery and despite the abuse, still loves people and being the center of attention.

  • AWWWWW, he's a little chicken. The bird rescue is so great, but since it's based on volunteer work,

  • it doesn't make much profit on its own. Anika and the owners want to renovate and upgrade the place of it to care for more

  • birds, and we're hoping to start a fundraiser to help them and I was like

  • "I want to help save birds because I love them probably more than people!"

  • So I'm donating $1000 to the rescue and informing you about it as well.

  • They're such great people doing such great things and I want to support things I believe in

  • If you want to help out a bunch of Aris, the rescue and many bird friends, we'll be very thankful.

  • Even if it's something small like a dollar of just sharing it with other people.

  • Little things like that go a long way with enough teamwork.

  • My friend Sarah from Simply Sarah Art is super crazy wicked talented and made this awesome spray paint of Ari.

  • You can go to her channel and see how she made it to prove that she's an absolute

  • prodigy and she offered to help with the fundraiser and giving one away. Sarah,

  • how are you so good!?

  • If you donate at least $10 to the rescue,

  • you'll be entered into a raffle to get the chance to win this BEAUTIFUL Ari portrait.

  • Also, since I bought this party dog and realised I have no use for it,

  • I'm gonna just give that away too.

  • It says you can write on it, so I'll write anything you want and this is the first Ari plush ever made,

  • It's the only one in the world that looks like this.

  • WOAH!

  • Because it wasn't good enough!

  • We made changes to the real Aris, so they look different, but I bet someone would think it's cool.

  • So that's going too. Also ten random donors get a signed postcard from me.

  • Why? Because I have a few extra from signing cards,

  • and I want to get rid of them...

  • Happy Birthday to Ari the two-year-old brat and cheers to all the other Aris out there,

  • I wish you all happy lives filled with a lot of peanut butter

  • "Yeah?"

  • "Pretty bird, pretty bird,

  • you are a pretty bird, yeah, you're such a pretty bird.

  • *Murphy singing*

  • *Speaking* "Pretty bird"

  • "MURPHY!"

  • *Bird* MURPHY! MURPHY! MURPHY! MURPHY!

  • "Murphy is a pretty bird, pretty bird, pretty bird, Murphy is a pretty, pretty bird!

  • Pretty birdy, pretty birdy

  • Murphy is pretty bird, pretty bird

  • Murphy is a pretty pretty birdy

  • YEAHHHHHH MURPHY! Yeah Murphy!

  • *screech*

"Hey! Wait a second!