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Local Bird Becomes YouTube Sensation

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Three year old Disco can talk, sing-songs and even beat box.

Disco the parakeet went from a local celebrity to a world-wide sensation.

Disco's videos have received more than 2 million hits. He has 14 thousand Facebook friends and receives hundreds of fan mail.

Disco isn't just a parrot, repeating everything he hears. He is selective and has his own personality.

"It's all internal, he can say the P sound, B, we require lips for that, he doesn't," said his owner Judy Bolton.

Dr. Laura Wade, Disco's veterinarian in Buffalo, says the bird learns words much like her two-year-old child.

"She sits in her crib and practices the words she is learning and he talks to his disco ball," said Wade.

Disco was even invited to The Today Show. The Boltons say his videos have brought comfort to those suffering with illnesses.

"We find out all the time that he makes improvements in their lives on a regular basis," said Bolton.

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