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Texas A&M System employees were asked to teach office pet birds to say “howdy.” It didn’t go well.

A few parakeets that seemed to cause most of the consternation were swiftly removed and the birds that remain are well-liked by employees, a System spokesperson said.

Parakeets hang out on a bannister in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
A green parakeet, right, is camouflaged in the birds' favorite tree in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. People have tied treats and toys for the birds on several of the trees in the building.
Two parakeets greet each other in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
Dorothy Thompson watches the birds in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Thompson sets out millet as a treat for the birds three times a week and is known around the building as the "treat lady."
Parakeets perch on moulding on the third floor of the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
Parakeets hang out in the birds' favorite tree in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. People have tied treats and toys for the birds on several of the trees in the building.
Dorothy Thompson sets out special treats for the birds in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
A parakeet approaches a landing on a door moulding on the third floor of the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
Parakeets peck at a millet treat provided by Dorothy Thompson, otherwise known as the "treat lady," in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
Parakeets peck at a special seed treat bought and hung by A&M employee Dorothy Thompson in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
A pair of parakeets perch on moulding on the third floor of the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
A toy hangs from an indoor plant in Texas A&M's Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. People have tied treats and toys for the birds on several of the trees in the building.

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