Merlynn

The Magic Cockatiel

Merlynn’s Life Story

Before He Was Famous…

Merlynn TMC (The Magic Cockatiel) was hatched in January 2019 in Mesa Arizona. He was only about 4 weeks old when Magician Leigh Hotz and his wife Mamata came into Arizona Birds to buy a baby cockatiel as a personal pet. When Leigh placed his hand into the nursery cage to move some baby birds around to see everyone, a young whiteface cockatiel with pied/pearl spots jumped right onto Leigh’s hand, Leigh KNEW this was the one for him and his wife.
Since it be another month and have before the bird was weened off the hand fed liquid diet to transition to solid food, Leigh and Mamata came back to the pet shop twice a week to bond to Merlynn. Once Merlynn was ready, Leigh took him home. Since Merlynn was originally was going to be a personal pet, not a working bird for magic, he had his own separate cage from Leigh’s magic show doves.

Merlynn’s Big Break in Show Business…

Merlynn was a great companion for Leigh and Mamata. He learned to talk and whistle a few songs.
One day, Leigh was getting ready to go out to do a magic show, and his doves were in the middle of a molt and, while they were healthy, they would not look good for a public show if they lost feathers while they were being produced. Leigh decided to take Merlynn to the show for a simple bird trick. Since Merlynn was finger tame and already bonded to Leigh & Mamata, he felt safe using him.
Merlynn did his part of the act very well and the audience was was ecstatic to see a magician using a bird that was NOT a dove, and had a great personality. Merlynn is so human friendly, we will jump onto the shoulders of almost anyone and start talking to them. Merlynn eventually replaced the doves and became a staple part of Leigh’s act.

Going Places In The Future

Merlynn did his part of the act very well and the audience was was ecstatic to see a magician using a bird that was NOT a dove, and had a great personality. Merlynn is so human friendly, we will jump onto the shoulders of almost anyone and start talking to them. Merlynn eventually replaced the doves and became a staple part of Leigh’s act.
The rest is history. Merlynn The Magic Cockatiel has performed in many magic shows including auditions for America’s Got Talent. He now performs card trick, mentalism, and a mini-sword box illusion. He is a quick learner, and will be adding more tricks in the future. Merlynn was set to perform for AGT Judges in 2020, but his taping was canceled due to Codid-19 restrictions. He will try again next year. Merlynn is currently posting on social media these days and has his own YouTube Channel, Facebook page, this website, and most recently , on Tik Tok.

The Story Continues…

More To Come

Merlynn’s Closing Act

This is a video of comedy/magician Leigh Hotz’s closing act featuring Merlynn The Magic Cockatiel at a stage show

Merlynn hangs out with world’s top magicians

Merlynn is always trying to expand his knowledge and skills in the art of magic and he often consults with the top experts in the industry. Below are some photos of Merlynn as he consults with them. Pictured below includes Merlynn with Lance Burton, Franz Haray, Mark Wilson, Andre Kole, Banachek, Bizzaro, and other top performers.

Oscar Munos


Franz Harary


Jeff McBride


Mark Wilson Family


Mark Wilson


Banachek


Lance Burton


Rocco


Bizzaro


Brad Zinn


What People Say About Merlynn

Merlynn The Magic Cockatiel has taken notice by entertainers, business people, and fans from all over.

I just Got Chills… Oh My GOD…That’s was like Paranormal

Alex Rivers
STREET VIOLNIST & AGT Contestant

I would have given you a golden buzzer if I haven’t already gave mine away to a previous act.

Howie Mandel
AGT Judge

Your the worst magician I ever seen!

Simon Cowell
AGT Judge

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