Potty Mouthed Parrots Spread Their Knowledge
As heard earlier this week during Todd & Timmy's Daily Dose of WTF, a wildlife park turned more into a bar attended by sailors fresh on shore leave. Well, at least the sounds that you would hear in a bar attended by sailors fresh on shore leave anyway. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park accepted a new flock of birds last month. As the case with any new animals coming to the park, they were kept in quarantine, to make sure no sicknesses could possibly spread to the other animals. That's where the problem started.
According to the park's chief executive officer, Steve Nichols, the birds were quarantined together, and started learning from one another. One would drop a swear word, to which happens from time to time. The staff laughed at the naughty antics, which only encouraged the birds, who started learning from each other.
"For the last 25 years, we have always taken in parrots that have sometimes had a bit of a blue language and we have really got use to that. Every now and then you'll get one that swears and it's always funny. We always find it very comical when they do swear at you. But, just by coincidence, 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. The more they swear the more you usually laugh which then triggers them to swear again." Nichols told LincolnshireLive.
The birds were not even on display for a half hour, when reports of the parrots swearing at customers started coming in. Most thought it was comical, but the park worried because they were expecting many young children and a busy weekend ahead. The birds were taken off display and separated into other groups in hopes to discourage their behavior. Perhaps every time they do drop a bomb, they have to put a cracker in a swear jar?