The bird inside out first appears in the episode "Freak City." Magic Man whistles, prompting the bird to land on his hand. He then rubs his thumb and forefinger together and flicks his hand upward, and the bird's feathers and skin turn inside out, causing its intestines to appear on the outside. Since it has no feathers, it has trouble flying. The bird greatly disturbed Jake; he had to think of happy thoughts to forget about it. It is unlikely that the bird is still alive, due to the condition it was left in.
Originally, the bird is blue with a light-blue section on its chest. After Magic Man performs his magic trick, however, the bird turns inside out. This turns it pink and reveals protruding veins and innards. The only part of the bird unaffected by Magic Man's spell are its talons.