Animals Wildlife This Bird Is Amazing at Peekaboo (Video) By Ilana Strauss Yale University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ilana Strauss is a journalist who began writing for the Treehugger family in 2015. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Cut, New York Magazine, and other publications. our editorial process Ilana Strauss Updated October 23, 2018 ©. G Narly/Youtube Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Sometimes, life is chaotic, depressing or meaningless. But other times, birds learn how to play peekaboo. This little cockatiel apparently has a habit of hiding under newspapers and surprising her friends with the game. But like, really, this bird is intentionally playing peekaboo. She even says "peekaboo." I can't not be happy while watching this. Next time something bad happens, I am running straight to this video. Cockatiels are natural mimics, and they're really social. "They like attention and handling," says the MSPCA-Angell, a humane organization (kind of weird to call an organization focusing on animals "humane," am I right? But I pick my battles). "Single birds will become very dependent on their owners. If you will not be able to provide the much required attention and playtime, your cockatiel will need a friend."