I do not know how Rufus knows I am trying to record him. He talks a lot, and responds to things I say. We play “Marco Polo”, he says his name when I ask him, he whines like a puppy when I ask him, etc, etc, etc. But, I can never get a video of him talking. The second I hold up the camera, he stops talking.
Also, he will dance up a storm, also until he sees the camera. Who ever heard of a bird who is camera shy? Well, Rufus is camera shy.
Rufus loves hanging out on his “Boing Boing”. When he dances, he really boings up and down, and makes his bell ding a lot. Rufus loves doing it, right up until we point the camera at him…. How does he know?
That is my hubby encouraging Rufus to keep dancing. Rufus is usually a ham and loves to entertain us and make us laugh — unless we are trying to record him. Then he gives us the Evil Eye, as shown in the video.