Since 1977, kids around the world have dreamed of having R2-D2 as a best friend. Until robotics advance to the point where you can quip back and forth with an artificially intelligent trashcan on wheels, you may have to settle for a bird.

This family taught their pet budgie to beep, tweet and whistle like Luke Skywalker's iconic X-Wing co-pilot. It's adorable in the short video below, but imagine that at 2 a.m. when you have to be up early for work.

Now, if someone could only train a big, shaggy dog to growl like Chewbacca...