Parrot In Custody

21 Sep

If you’re going to teach your bird to talk, make sure you tell it when it should shut up. Would we call this parrot a service animal?!

Sept. 21: Colombian police detain a parrot that alerted a drug cartel as police were conducting a raid.’s Dara Brown reports.


3 Responses to “Parrot In Custody”

  1. Paula Tohline Calhoun October 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    What a riot! And good for him! We have a parrot, now aged 48, who looks almost exactly like him. Ours is a Panama/Yellow Nape cross. He used to call one of our cats all the time (cat has since died, and he doesn’t call her anymore!) The cat was fooled by him once or twice, but after that, whenever the bird (Pepper) called her, she just rolled her eyes and walked away!

    • animalartist October 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

      Wow, 48! I know that birds can live a long time, but I’ve never actually met a bird older than 20. Can you imagine training him to be a lookout and sound a warning?! I imagine they’d be great for that, though!

      • Paula Tohline Calhoun October 8, 2010 at 1:04 am #

        My paternal grandfather raised birds of all sorts – peacocks, ducks, geese, parakeets, and ONE parrot! He got out of the large enclosure where he was kept one time and they managed to find him because they heard him crying out over and over the only word he ever learned to say: “H-E-L-P!!” He was glad to get home.

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