Sunday, November 18, 2018

Marco speaks his mind.

Life with a parrot can be a lot of fun, but it can also be really, really irritating. One of the worst habits Marco has is occasionally letting fly an ear piercing shriek when he's not getting his way. It's terrible in both pitch and volume and will make your ears ring. Gregg sometimes loses his temper when Marco does it and gets mad enough to curse at him in response. (In fairness to Gregg, it really does hurt your ears, and Marco knows we hate it). We've always tried to keep the cursing down around him, since he talks, but we're not always successful.

For the past 2 weeks, we've been packing and moving boxes to the new house during all of our spare waking hours. Marco has been increasingly badly behaved due to less attention than normal, but it can't be helped at the moment. It's pretty obvious he doesn't think much of the moving process, which was confirmed for us last night.

Gregg and I were loading boxes from the den into the garage where my car was parked. We walked back and forth past Marco's cage with every trip outside, and he watched us with a keen eye. When we were almost loaded up and ready to leave, Gregg walked past Marco's cage with the last two boxes. As he passed by, Marco yelled out: "FUCK YOU!" in a perfectly clear voice. Oops!

I must confess, I laughed so hard I ended up leaning against a wall for support while the tears rolled down my face. Gregg was notably less amused!

Three more days.

19 comments:

  1. Out of the mouth of babes ? I was always very careful around the children. If I needed to scream it was in the shower.
    Good luck with the last of the move.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  2. I thought it was a requirement that parrots can curse like sailors. I would be so disappointed to have one that did not.
    Go, Marco! You do you!

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  3. Like you, I would have needed a garage wall for support.

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  4. hee hee hee, I guess marco let you know what he thinks!

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  5. Naughty boy. I wonder where he learned that curse LOL.

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  6. Sounds like Marco might have been a politician in a previous life. Our Bok has an ear-piercing bark.... I understand your pain.

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  7. Hahaha! Taking it with humour is the best way to handle it, and you seem to have been successful.

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  8. Good luck with the move, I hope it will be easy for Marco too.

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  9. We had a yellow named amazon parrot years and years ago. He talked up a storm and repeated everything. We had the cleanest language but of our lives! Good luck UNteaching that phrase!

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  10. Well, someone is not happy about all the disruption.

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  11. Rather than a turkey, perhaps you should consider roasting a certain parrot on Thanksgiving Day. That will teach him for swearing at Gregg!

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  12. Ha! It's like he knew what he was saying and why he was saying it! I would've wet myself from laughing! May the rest of your move go smoothly.

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  13. Good luck with your move today . Hope the dogs and Marco cope with it all..! xx

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  14. Ha! It's like having a small child -- you have to be careful what you say or it will be repeated!

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