5 foul-mouthed parrots have been separated after studying to swear at a Lincolnshire zoo.
The parrots – named Billy, Elsie, Eric, Jade and Tyson – joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Park’s colony of 200 gray parrots in August. However quickly after, they began encouraging one another to swear.
“We noticed it in a short time – we’re fairly used to parrots swearing however we’ve by no means had 5 on the identical time,” Steve Nichols, CEO of the wildlife park, advised PA. “Most parrots clam up exterior, however for some purpose these 5 relish it.”
The parrots have since been distributed to completely different areas of the park so they don’t “set one another off”.
Nobody had complained concerning the parrots, Nichols stated, however they have been separated for the sake of younger guests and within the hopes that they might decide up pure calls from the opposite African greys.
“Folks have come to us however they assume it’s extremely amusing, we haven’t had one grievance,” he stated. “When a parrot tells you to fuck off, it amuses folks very extremely. It’s introduced a giant smile to a extremely laborious yr.”
The park can be dwelling to parrot Chico, who made headlines in September after studying to sing a spread of pop songs, together with Beyoncé’s If I Had been a Boy.