When the staff at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in United Kingdom decided to quarantine together five newly adopted parrots in the same room, they did not have the faintest idea of what was awaiting them. As it turns out, the group taught each other to swear while in quarantine together and has been at it ever since.
However, the parrots had to be removed from public view and were sent back to isolation as they started swearing at the visitors. Steve Nichols, the chief executive of the wildlife park, said the swearing made staff around the park laugh. However, this only encouraged the five African grey parrots to keep going.
“The more they swear the more you usually laugh, which then triggers them to swear again,” he said.
Though the park had previously taken in parrots “that have sometimes had a bit of blue language”, this one he says is “very comical.”
The visitors were open to the funny side of the situation, however, authorities made the decision to withdraw from the public eye due to the presence of children. As of now, they are placed in an “off-shore enclosure” surrounded by other parrots, hoping that the other noises will have a good influence.
The park is home to more than 1500 parrots, including Chico, a nine-year-old amazon parrot, which went viral last month singing Beyonce’s ”If I Were a Boy”.