Tony squawk the skateboarding parrot loves riding on his owners board
A video showing the parrot and his young owner skating around their hometown in Oregon, USA, has become a hit on the net.
The inseparable duo – whose names are not known after they were filmed by a passing cameraman – show-off their array of skills.
Cameraman Ian Maclean, who captured the footage while travelling to another job, said: “I was stopping for coffee when I saw this boy go skating past lying horizontal on his board.
“When I looked a bit closer, I noticed his pet parrot was riding his back – and looking pretty cool while doing it.
“So I instinctively grabbed my camera and asked the boy if I could film his skating around with his friend.
“Most people around seemed to be pretty used to seeing them together and didn’t really batt an eyelid.”
In one shot, with the youngster lying flat on his front, the parrot rides his back as their pair cruise around the streets.
And the adorable feathered skater is even seen riding solo – with a helping push from his owner.
Ian added: “The parrot was certainly a better skater than I would be. He made it look easy.”
The pair have become a cult hit on the net after it was shared on skateboarding sites.
The parrot is not the only bird to have developed a love for skating – an entire website is dedicated to budgies skateboarding.