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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 Fri…
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 s…
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. Pe…
Dorothy Thompson sets out special treats for the birds in the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Wednesday, Aug. …
A parakeet approaches a landing on a door moulding on the third floor of the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on F…
Parakeets peck at a millet treat provided by Dorothy Thompson, otherwise known as the "treat lady," in the Moore/Connally Bu…
Parakeets peck at a special seed treat bought and hung by A&M employee Dorothy Thompson in the Moore/Connally Building in Co…
A pair of parakeets perch on moulding on the third floor of the Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9…
A toy hangs from an indoor plant in Texas A&M's Moore/Connally Building in College Station on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. People h…
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