Five foul-mouthed parrots have been separated after learning to swear at a Lincolnshire zoo.
The parrots, named Billy, Elsie, Eric, Jade and Tyson, joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Park’s colony of 200 grey parrots in August, but shortly after, they started encouraging each other to swear.
Steve Nicols, CEO of the wildlife park said that they saw it very quickly and they’re quite used to parrots swearing but they’d never had five at the same time and that most parrots clam up outside, but for some reason, these five relished it.
The parrots have since been distributed to other regions of the park so they don’t set each other off.
No one had complained about the parrots, but they were separated for the sake of young visitors and in the hope that they would pick up natural calls from other African greys.
He said that people had come to them about it but they thought it was highly entertaining but that nobody had complained about it, and he said that when a parrot tells you to f**k off, it entertains people very favourably and that it’s brought a big smile to an extremely difficult year.
The park is also home to parrot Chico, who made headlines in September after learning how to sing a range of pop songs, including Beyonce’s ‘If I Were A Boy’.
Mind you, I don’t blame the parrots for swearing, I’d be swearing as well if I was stuck in a cage. Mind you, I’d pay extra to see talking swearing parrots and they should all be put back together – we don’t separate humans when they swear.
Swearing parrots are amusing and they have the right to swear at us – you humans get in the cage and see how long it is before you swear at your keepers and the zoo is missing the gimmick – after-hours tickets to see the sweary parrots, they could even charge extra for attractions like chimps that fling poo at visitors and the animals that are always shagging in public.
And you can’t blame them for swearing – after months of COVID lockdown, my swearing has got progressively worse as well and these Polly’s clearly wasn’t wanting a f**king cracker.