While its true that laser beams have yet to become the bad guy-zapping weapons we were promised by science fiction, the laser does have many modern day uses.

In this video, for example, we find that a laser pointer can be used to perplex and fascinate a cockatoo. Kiwi never is able to capture the little red dot with his beak or his claw, but it’s not for lack of trying.

[via BuzzFeed]