5 Potty Mouth Parrots Separated After Swearing at Zoo Guest
Five Parrots in a British Zoo have made headlines around the world, not for their looks but for not so family friendly mouths.
Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elise are the five African Gray Parrots who have become very famous at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in London. According to People, Lincolnshire recently welcomed the birds in August and were all housed together, until they started encouraging one another to swear at guest.
We are quite used to parrots swearing, but we’ve never had five at the same time. Most parrots clam up outside, but for some reason these five relish it.- Steve Nichols, Lincolnshire's Chief Executive
According to Nichols, most people who heard the parrots laughed it off. I mean, it's hard not to laugh at a bird telling you to F--- off. Nichols also stated it has brought lots of laughs and smiles to zoo guest in this trying and hard year. The five parrots have now been separated and placed in different areas in the zoo so they can no longer encouraging each other to curse and rally in expletive-filled rants together.
With the five, one would swear and another would laugh and that would carry on. Some visitors found it funny but with kids visiting at weekends, we decided to move them
With them now separated, Nichols hopes they can expand their vocabulary and hopefully not teach the other birds their favorite words. "I'm hoping they learn different words within colonies but if they teach the others bad language and I end up with 250 swearing birds, I don't know what we'll do."