Parrots moved from wildlife park after swearing at visitors

After they started swearing at customers, five parrots were removed from public view at a British wildlife park.

After they unleashed a range of different expletives at tourists and employees just days after being donated to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in eastern England, the foul-mouthed birds were split up.

“It just went ballistic, they were all swearing,” the venue’s chief executive Steve Nichols told CNN Travel on Tuesday.

“We were a little concerned about the children.”

“I get called a fat t**t every time I walk past,” Nichols complained.

Within the same week, the African grey parrots-named Eric, Jade, Elsie, Tyson and Billy-were donated to the park by five different owners and shared a quarantine facility with each other before being exhibited.

“They literally, within a very short period of time, starting swearing at each other,” Nichols said.

“’F**k off’ is the most common one,” he explained– “it’s a very easy one for them to learn” – but the birds would utter “anything you can think of.”

“The visitors were giving them as much back as what they were giving to them,” Nichols said.

“To take in a swearing parrot isn’t an unusual thing, it’s something that happens probably three or four times a year,” Nichols said.

“We would normally take in one or two parrots in a fortnight. Today we took in eight,” he said.

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