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Man Regrets Buying Second-Hand Cockatoo That Sings One Specific Death Metal Song

Rachel Lang

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Man Regrets Buying Second-Hand Cockatoo That Sings One Specific Death Metal Song

As far as buying second-hand goods from Craigslist goes, it can be pretty hit and miss.

You either feel like you've descended into one of Dante's rings of hell, or you can come across a massive win - which is precisely what this American man discovered.

Bödan Reykjavik, who describes himself as the 'most responsible pet owner in Wisconsin', bought an Australian Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, and in typical Aussie style, the bird is an absolute menace.


Reykjavik put his unique version of buyer's remorse on TikTok which has ended up delighting more than two million users so far.

"So this is dumb. I just bought a cockatoo from someone on Craigslist, and it keeps on making these noises," he explained in the now-viral clip.

As he was trying to explain the situation he kept being interrupted by shrill squawking from the Aussie hellion.

He then went on to ask his viewers if they had any idea what the strange sounds are that are coming from his 'pretty bird'.


The clip then cut to the cocky, who started busting out the chorus from the iconic 2001 track 'Bodies', by death metal band Drowning Pool.

The pretty Polly then belted out the lines 'let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor', before launching a stellar mimic of late-vocalist Dave Williams' hardcore growl for the final 'floor'.

In the second half of the viral video, Bödan leant in to his new pet's death metal proclivities, adding in the real track alongside some pretty hectic animations and effects.

A cockatoo. Credit: Piter Lenk / Alamy Stock Photo
A cockatoo. Credit: Piter Lenk / Alamy Stock Photo

This seriously cool cockatoo appears to have won him over, despite the TikTok being captioned 'man buys cockatoo INSTANTLY regrets it'.

Even if he has still has a touch of buyer's remorse, social media users are singing the praises of the death metal bird.

One social media user said: "That's not a cockatoo, it's a Rockatoo!"

A second observed why the bird can't fly (and it's not because his wings are clipped): "He can’t fly because he’s pure metal."


A third uttered the same excuse all of the hardcore kids gave to their parents as teens: "He’s just different and it’s not a phase."

It just goes to show it really is a roll of the dice when you buy something online.

Plenty of folks have fallen victim to some pretty major purchase fails, but as far as purchase wins go we reckon a death metal singing cockatoo is probably the best of the best.

Featured Image Credit: Bödan Reykjavik/TikTok

Topics: Animals, Australia, Music, News, Viral

Rachel Lang
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