A handful of new parrots at a wildlife park have temporarily been removed from public viewing. After they started to swear at visitors.
Swearing parrots removed from wildlife park: The five newly adopted parrots became residents at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park on the 15th August. And, after being quarantined together in the same room, had taught each other to swear and cuss.
The park’s chief executive, Steve Nichols, said that the staff thought it was very funny. But their laughter just made the 5 African Grey parrots swear more. He said the park had previously taken in parrots that swore a bit and that it is very comical.
He said in an interview with Lincolnshire Live that. “we took in five in the same week and because they were all quarantined together. It meant that one room was just full of swearing birds.” he said. “The more they swear the more you usually laugh. Which then triggers them to swear again. But when you get four or five together that have learned the swearing and naturally learnt the laughing, so when one swears, one laughs”
“And before you know it, it just got to be like an old working men’s club scenario where they are all just swearing and laughing.”
He went on to say that when the park re-opened after lockdown the birds were put on public display. However, it only took 20 minutes for them to start swearing at visitors. Although the customers saw the funny side, the decision to withdraw them from the public eye has been made. Due to it coming up to the weekend and children being present.
Mr Nichols said that the park had been hit hard this year due to the pandemic. But the parrots have been a source of comical relief for them. The foul-mouthed birds are not the only star attraction at the park. As one of their yellow crowned amazon parrots, 9-year-old Chico, went viral earlier this month on social media, singing the Beyonce hit “If I were a boy”.
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