Parrots Removed From British Wildlife Park After Swearing At Visitors


Five potty-mouthed parrots have been removed from a British wildlife park because they wouldn't stop swearing at visitors.

"I get called a fat tw*t every time I walk past," says Steve Nichols, chief executive of Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. "They were all swearing; we were a little concerned about the children."

So on Tuesday, the African grey parrots were separated and removed from public view...

An African Grey parrot sits in a cage in

An African Grey parrot sits in a cage in

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Oddly enough, the birds -- named Eric, Jade, Elsie, Tyson and Billy -- were recently donated to the park by different owners. Nichols believes they learned the inappropriate language from each other.

"They literally, within a very short period of time, starting swearing at each other," Nichols says. "'F*** off' is the most common one; it's a very easy one for them to learn."

African grey parrots are one of the most popular parrot species in the world, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association. But officials are now hoping that separating the birds will prompt them to clean up their acts.

Read more on the Los Angeles Times.