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State of Palestine: Meet Gaza’s caffeine-junkie COCKATOOS01:17

State of Palestine: Meet Gaza’s caffeine-junkie COCKATOOS

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
March 17, 2015 at 10:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two perky cockatoos traded crackers for caffeine in Gaza City, Tuesday, after becoming heavily addicted to coffee during their stay at a local pet shop.

Four year old Rico and his partner Coco, two years his junior, drink almost four cups of coffee every day. The birds reportedly display severe withdrawal symptoms when cut off from the black stuff, becoming agitated and often violent, according to the employees at Saleh Birds.

The cockatoos’ habit started three months ago when they drank their owner’s coffee by mistake. On supping the rejuvenating brew, the birds reportedly perked up instantly and started to sing songs.

Rico and Coco’s coffee crutch apparently brings hundreds of locals to the shop every day.

State of Palestine: Meet Gaza’s caffeine-junkie COCKATOOS01:17
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Two perky cockatoos traded crackers for caffeine in Gaza City, Tuesday, after becoming heavily addicted to coffee during their stay at a local pet shop.

Four year old Rico and his partner Coco, two years his junior, drink almost four cups of coffee every day. The birds reportedly display severe withdrawal symptoms when cut off from the black stuff, becoming agitated and often violent, according to the employees at Saleh Birds.

The cockatoos’ habit started three months ago when they drank their owner’s coffee by mistake. On supping the rejuvenating brew, the birds reportedly perked up instantly and started to sing songs.

Rico and Coco’s coffee crutch apparently brings hundreds of locals to the shop every day.

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