Videos of animals having birthdays

I'm fascinated by these videos of animals having birthdays, started by this especially surreal video Xeni sent me of a skunk named Peaches celebrating her first birthday. Do the animals understand that it's their birthday? How, precisely, does one celebrate an animal's birthday? Sometimes it's a big party for the owners, but sometimes it's just throwing a cupcake to a pig in a driveway. There seem to be a lot of different animals having different kinds of birthday celebrations memorialized on YouTube, and I've collected a few in this playlist.

It's actually my birthday today, and in lieu of the usual wall posts I've asked my Facebook friends to send me videos of animals having birthdays. If you find any good ones, add them to the comments below!

Animals having birthdays playlist on YouTube


    1. Actually, most pet skunks have their scent glands removed, and do not have that classic skunk smell.

      Hooray for mustelids!

      1.  They don’t have the ‘classic’ skunk smell, but they do have a whiff of the odour when you get your nose in close.

        They’re very, very affectionate and their noses drools.  Very friendly animals.

  1. This is one of my favorite / most bizzare youtube users. It’s literally hundreds of videos this very strange Japanese woman has uploaded treating her pug like a child and baby talking to it in Japanese.

  2. Happy birthday to Peaches and all but I badly wanted to shove that cupcake into the narrator’s mouth whole.

    As an aside, is anyone else not terribly bothered by skunk smell? I wouldn’t want it sprayed in my face but it smells a heck of a lot better than the New Jersey Turnpike or parts of I-5.

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