Talking Parrots had to be removed from a park for swearing

gray parrot

Many times you must have come across the talking parrots. They look cute. But it must be rare to come across a whole gang of the talking parrots, who don’t do the usual talk but swear at you. 

Talking Parrots perched on a twig with one wing extended

How it the talking Parrot scandal went down

Something similar happened in a London based park when the management had to remove mischievous parrots form the viewpoints for swearing at the visitors. 

Five African Gray parrots named Eric, Jade, Elsie, Tyson, and Billy are the ones who were involved in this activity. 

Mr. Nichols, the CEO of the wildlife park, told CNN that, 

I get called a fat t**t every time I walk past. They literally, within a very short period, started swearing at each other. ‘F**k off’ is the most common one. It’s a very easy one for them to learn” — but the birds would utter “anything you can think of

Nichols said that the park usually adopts one or two parrots. But, this time, due to the pandemic, it had decided to go for a few more and took in eight. He continued that it is not the first they have come across such naughty parrots. 

“To take in a swearing parrot isn’t an unusual thing, it’s something that happens probably three or four times a year,” Nichols said.

The weirdest part

The rare thing, in this case, was that all the five parrots shared this practice. 

“We saw it very quickly; we are quite used to parrots swearing but we’ve never had five at the same time,” said Steve Nichols. 

According to Lincolnshire Live, the park adopted these parrots from separate owners in August, and they were kept together in quarantine before shifting them to the viewpoints.

As they all had been together, they must have learned this trait in that period. 

“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.”

Nichols said that the employees and customers found it funny to see such talented parrots. Instead of getting infuriated, they started enjoying their abusive remarks. 

“The visitors were giving them as much back as what they were giving to them. For the last 25 years, we have always taken in parrots that have sometimes had a bit of blue language. We always find it very comical when they do swear at you. The more they swear the more you usually laugh, which then triggers them to swear again”.

But the management had to remove the parrots from the display because of the kids that visit the parks. The park sensed that this could negatively impact the children, who might adopt this thing as well.

“So at least if they do swear it is not as bad as three or four of them all blasting it out at once,”


Nichols concluded that he is hoping that it will be useful to change their cage mates, and they would learn some new, more decent words.