By Adam Wareing via SWNS
A New York Latino dancer claims he's found his "perfect partner" in his pet cockatoo - which loves to dance with him.
@franklin.liranzo @Bad Bunny mira a este Cacatu - le encanta tu cancion!!! 🥰🥰🥰 #cockatoo #birddancing #mambo #goffincockato ♬ Tití Me Preguntó - Bad Bunny
Franklin Liranzo fell in love with Mambo when he found him dancing on his own in a pet shop cage seven months ago.
The 39-year-old claims they now warm up and practice together, declaring they "buzz off each other's energy" and their love for up-beat music.
Video footage shows Mambo waiting on his owner's bed for his favorite song to start, before passionately bobbing his head to the tune - a Latin dance tune "Titi Me Pregunto" by Bad Bunny.
As Franklin joins in, the white cockatoo begins jumping up and down before weaving from side to side to mirror his owner's moves.
The professional Latin dancer has hailed Mambo, who is named after the dance, as "literally a party animal" as he "wakes up and goes to sleep dancing" just like him.
His video, shot at 3:30 P.M. on July 7 has since gone viral on TikTok, earning more than three million views from users who claim they "need to go on a night out" with the 20-year-old bird.
Franklin Liranzo, from Long Island City, New York, said: "Mambo is my perfect dancing partner. We buzz off each other's energy.
"When I'm home and need to re-energize, I put one of my playlists on and he dances with me every time. He's literally a party animal.
"Since I dance professionally, I'm always playing different kinds of music, and when he likes a song he'll bob his head up and down.
"He reacted differently to 'Titi Me Pregunto,' and what gave away that he loves that song is him jumping on the bed. That means he's thrilled by it.
"I think it's the fast and jumpy beat, and the song is very catchy. He likes other music like that too, but doesn't really respond much to slow music.
"When I first saw him, he was already dancing, so I think he was born a dancer. That's why I named him Mambo. He wakes up dancing and goes to bed dancing.
"Whenever we leave the house, we leave the music playing so he has something to listen to.
"It feels great to dance with him. Anything I can do to make him happy is great."
Franklin believes Goffin's cockatoo Mambo was abused by his previous owners and reacts angrily to women, so living with him and husband Rosario Manella, 33, is perfect for him.
The 39-year-old's TikTok posts have been liked almost 700,000 times, and he says he's thrilled they've cheered up many people's days.
One commented: "Omg! That is the cutest thing ever, especially when he starts hopping up and down!"
Another said: "When the beat dropped, he lost it!"
A third added: "Omg I had a smile all throughout the video lol."
A fourth even joked: "I need to go party with him."
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