Got any crazy parrot stories?

Lulu10766

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Hello! I’m sure someone has done something similar to this before, but what are y’all’s crazy parrot stories?
Do your birds have any quirky traits about them? Have they ever gotten themselves stuck in the craziest situations? What’s the silliest reason they held a grudge? Or do you just have a story that’s so funny that you wanna share it- well, I’ve made a post for that! I wanna hear all about y’all’s stories 😁!
 

ravvlet

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I had a TAG about 12 or so years ago, and one time she flew onto my head & pooped off the front of my face and into my tea. Completely missed my nose and face somehow; nailed the beverage.

We also had to be very careful about doing the dishes around her - if we left dirty utensils in the sink, she’d steal them! One time she flew around the kitchen with a dirty bread knife (I don’t know how she got the lift to do so honestly) and ended up dropping it - without hitting anyone or anything thankfully.
I miss that crazy bird!
 

LaManuka

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I'm sure I've posted this elsewhere, but it bears repeating. My Lilly the purple crowned lorikeet (God rest her precious little soul) absolutely HATED it if she ever heard me blow my nose. Whenever she heard it she would zoom over to me from wherever she was, slam into my shoulder (this bird was smaller than a budgie btw), fuzz every feather up to the fullest until it looked like she'd explode, LAUNCH her tiny body into my face with the loudest squawk she could manage and attack my hands, my face, the tissue full of snot, EVERYTHING, until I almost would collapse on the floor in fits of laughter! Disgusting? Yes. Quite the funniest thing I've ever seen? Absolutely!
 

Terry57

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My Eclectus, Ekko, loved me for the first several months we had him, then he decided that my husband was a much better fit for his affection. He completely stopped talking if I was even in the room.
This went on for about 3-4 years.
One day I had a bucket and was laying on the floor cleaning the legs of the cages. I was huffing and puffing and Ekko came down to the floor, walked over to me and said with his head cocked," Are you okay?"

I cracked up and told him yes, he went back to his cage and didn't speak to me for another 3 years.
 

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THis is one from many many years ago. I had a yellow nape Amazon, named Winston. He was an AMAZING talker, equal or better then most Greys, and would pick up new things daily. He picked up all of my childerns baby crys, in example. My ex-wife hated him, if for no other reason then that. Unbeknownst to me, he had learned to imitate all the phones in the house. I was working in the basement one night, and i hear the phone ring. And ring, and ring and ring and ring. I yelled up the stairs "Would you pick up the F-ing phone!!" ANd she yelled down "It's your F-ing PARROT".
 

Terry57

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THis is one from many many years ago. I had a yellow nape Amazon, named Winston. He was an AMAZING talker, equal or better then most Greys, and would pick up new things daily. He picked up all of my childerns baby crys, in example. My ex-wife hated him, if for no other reason then that. Unbeknownst to me, he had learned to imitate all the phones in the house. I was working in the basement one night, and i hear the phone ring. And ring, and ring and ring and ring. I yelled up the stairs "Would you pick up the F-ing phone!!" ANd she yelled down "It's your F-ing PARROT".
HAHAHA! I can't stop laughing!
 

zERo

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Grim- Mauve budgie(M)
Hmm let's see!

A few months ago Tony my Quaker was on the kitchen table while I worked on my computer, he was just innocently walking around, playing with his toys, and then BAM!
He pounced and grabbed one of my keys!
He ran away with it in his mouth saying 'STOP IT!' and 'Tony!' he knew that's what I'd start saying and he was right!
Luckily I got it back and it still works (don't remember which key it was, but I think it was L)
 

HeatherG

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My Quaker (five years ago) invited the maintenance workers in when I was taking a shower. She used to yell “oh, shit!” When the alarm clock went off and then when she saw the Dustbuster, vacuum, broom, towel, anything she didn’t like.

She told a visitor “goodbye” until they left. Other bird was saying “dammit” so all in all they were successful.

We sat in front of a greyhound bus and I let all the other people get off first because I had packages. Lucy said goodby to each and every person walking past while I tried to disappear into the seat.

A completely obnoxious bird who always got her needs met. 😁
 

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