Parrots relocated for swearing at visitors in UK park

Posted by Kyro Mitchell on 30 September 2020

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park was forced to remove five African grey parrots from public view after they picked up the bad habit of swearing at visitors and staff. The five foul-mouthed birds were split up mere days after they were donated to the Park, according to reports from CNN.

Strangely enough the parrots, named Eric, Jade, Elsie, Tyson and Billy, were donated to the Park by five different owners, all within the same week. The birds initially shared a quarantining facility together before handlers placed them on display. However, staff at the Park immediately noticed the parrots had a tendency to spew out a number of foul expletives.

The Park’s chief executive Steve Nichols told CNN in an interview: ‘It just went ballistic, they were all swearing.’ He then went on to say, ‘They literally, within a very short period of time, started swearing at each other, F**k off’ is the most common one.’

Many visitors actually quite enjoyed the less-than-ideal vocabulary of the parrots, with Nichols saying guests would give them as much back as what they were giving to them, which in hindsight probably only motivated the parrots to continue to use bad language.

As you would imagine, having five different swearing parrots all in one facility could cause quite a few issues, especially if there are young, impressionable kids around. This led to the birds being temporarily removed from the Park’s public areas. Staff hope the time spent in isolation will help the parrots forget some of their bad language.

Those visiting Lincolnshire Wildlife park might not get to get to hear the foul-mouthed birds anytime soon, but they can still enjoy entertainment from another parrot named Chico who seems to be a huge fan of Beyonce.

Take a look at Chico do her best Beyonce impression below.


Picture: Pixabay



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