Parrot Fails Mr. Congeniality Test
September 16 | 2 Comments
The species? African Grey Parrots. I’ve done a story or two on them before, but their penchant for colorful language gets me cracking up every time. I wish I could be so free with words, but if I were, my father would shut this blog down in a second.
Here’s the latest in the Parrot language wars.
A foul-mouthed parrot is telling visitors to a zoo to “f*** off.
Max the African Grey blurts out the obscenity at South Park birdhouse in Darlington, Co Durham, after he was donated by a previous owner who became fed up with his language.
How does an innocent little bird become so tainted? Does it live in a tough neighborhood? Is its life filled with abuse? Seriously, what would make it want to continually tell people to ‘F’ off?
Keeper Peter Hansom blamed local schoolchildren for teaching him to swear.
That explains it. Damn kids.
“His favourite trick is to stick his head in a tin cup in his cage and then swear. He seems to know it makes a louder sound.”
The five-year-old can also mimic car alarms and mobile phone ringtones.
I’d give up a sack full of pigs ears to have Max live with me. Tell me this guy wouldn’t be fun to have around just to torture my parents.