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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:53 AM
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Foul-mouthed British Parrot Banished by Embarrassed by Keepers
LONDON (AFP) - A foul-mouthed parrot previously owned by a lorry driver has been banished from public areas in a British animal sanctuary after repeatedly embarrassing his keepers, they said.

Barney, a five-year-old Macaw, is now kept indoors at Warwickshire Animal Sanctuary in Nuneaton, central England, when outsiders visit after abusing dignitaries with swearword-littered insults.

"He's told a lady mayoress to f..(expletive) off and he told a lady vicar: 'And you can f... off as well'," sanctuary worker Stacey Clark said.

Nor did the forces of law and order escape, she added.

"Two policemen came to have a look at the centre. He told them: 'And you can f... off you two wankers'."

Clark said sanctuary workers believed Barney either picked up the phrases from television or was taught them by his previous owner, a lorry driver who emigrated to Spain.

"He does say 'Hello, big boy' and 'Thank you' when you give him a biscuit," she added.

"But it's mainly naughty words and always to the wrong people. We're trying to teach him not to swear. Macaws are very intelligent birds."

I love this bird!!
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:58 AM
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1. Sure he wasn't Cheney's pet ?
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:00 AM
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2. NEVER say anything in front of your parrot that's a secret
>they'll tell everyone
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:01 AM
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3. I love parrots and macaws
My cats would also love one!
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