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Hostie from Hell
1st Nov 2004, 12:40
I have a very noisy parrot that has turned up and decided to make its new home on our balcony.

He/she appears tame enough although very vocal.

Just visited local garda station who seemed not to take me very seroiusly and after much laughter and advise to try talking to it they took my number and that was that.

Any advise my fellow ppruners ? Do they roast well?:E

1st Nov 2004, 12:44
I ate parrot while on holiday in Venezuela many years ago - casseroled with veg & rice if I remember correctly. Lots of little bones, but otherwise not bad. Tastes just like chicken.......

1st Nov 2004, 12:49
Anything tastes good with loads of ketchup:E :cool:

1st Nov 2004, 12:53
Ring the Guinness Brewery and ask if they're short of any advertising material.
....mmmmm Guinness.....

1st Nov 2004, 13:16
You've had too much Guiness!

That was a toucan not a parrot!

1st Nov 2004, 13:19
It probably isn't a wild bird (there are some - but they tend to avoid areas of human habitation like balconies!)

My advice would be to try and get hold of a local parrot breeder...

Parrots are valuable birds and this one has probably escaped from a home where its "owners" would be very glad to have it back. Many of the specialist publications carry "missing" ads in their classified sections. Therefore get in touch with a breeder who might already know who this bird belongs to, or alternatively have one of these magazines.

The alternative, of course, is to catch it and sell it :E

1st Nov 2004, 13:20
If it's tame, someone may be missing it...

Check the ears for a tattoo, my cats have one;
Check the legs for any rings, this will indicate whether or not it is married;
Stuff a USB cable down its' throat and connect it to your PC, if the computer runs faster, it may be because it has a chip implant (If you're going to do this the other way, please warm it first and add a little lube...);
Does the parrot utter anything which sounds like "pieces of eight"?

In the last case, don't worry. We are at that time of year when the barriers separating the living and the dead are at their weakest (ie. Halloween). Captain Flint knows I have cats, so when Long John Silver and I are sharing a dram or two, he is apt to wander off by hisself...;)

1st Nov 2004, 13:58
It's not a Norweigan Blue is it? Michael Palin's still looking for a live one.

1st Nov 2004, 15:19
Check its ears???:confused:

tony draper
1st Nov 2004, 15:24
Prolly a Black Forrest Gatoo.
Parrots cost lossa coin might be a reward out on it.

1st Nov 2004, 16:44
Ask it what its name is.

If it answers, put it on the stage...:} You could, of course, always bite its head off :E:E


1st Nov 2004, 16:45
Check the ears for a tattoo, my cats have one

What weird cats. Both of mine have 2 ears!

1st Nov 2004, 16:53
My sister has one. Its very very noisy! They do it for attention, if you can just put it on your shoulder and let it walk around with you.

Or...feed it some glue; that may work!

We lost ours once, after about a week it was handed in to the police :p

Unfortunatly, telling it to shut up doesnt work too well. I've told it to shut up so many times it just shouts it back now, over and over and over again!

Ours has an identity ring on its foot, if it has one o those the local vet might know whos it is; or be able to find out.


Hostie from Hell
1st Nov 2004, 16:59
......its getting dark and he's still there, im trying to tempt him indoors as im worried he will get gobbled by crows and magpies...................
also the ovens ready:E

No tags on it.

1st Nov 2004, 17:58
I have two sure-fire ways to shut up a noisy parrot.

.22 and .177 :E

Solid Rust Twotter
1st Nov 2004, 18:01
According to Mr Pratchett, when they get older they resemble an oven ready hairbrush.

2nd Nov 2004, 02:08
Mrs B had a parrot in her UK residence. They say parrots are very intelligent. One day her parrot decided to fly around the room. It flew into the kitchen, crashed into the refrigerator and broke its neck. I'm not so sure parrots are all that smart, after all.

I only mention this because we have a large empty parrot cage in our loft. Its yours if you want it.

2nd Nov 2004, 06:54
It flew into the kitchen, crashed into the refrigerator and broke its neck What an unfortunate way to go!

Val d'Isere
2nd Nov 2004, 06:57
Surprised the police are'nt concerned.

Lone parrots are rare. They travel in dangerous groups.

Check for a large galleon in your locality. That will be the likely source. Call in the Navy if you find one. :ok:

(p.s. Q -- Why are parrots called parrots? A -- Because they "Arrrr!")

Teddy Robinson
2nd Nov 2004, 10:22
Call in the navy ?

Irish Navy versus one galleon full of parrots ?

my money is on the parrots. :suspect:

tony draper
2nd Nov 2004, 11:24
One has seen parrots flying round wild,dunno what had upset em though.

2nd Nov 2004, 12:20

I have it on good authority that the Parrots were upset over the inappropriate use of Durian. They are sensitive critturs you know.:E

(Actually not very good authority really, I just made it up cos I'm bored and theres nothing on the Idiot Box:bored: :hmm: )

Shaggy Sheep Driver
2nd Nov 2004, 12:34
Does the parrot utter anything which sounds like "pieces of eight"?

If it says 'pieces of seven' it's probably got a parroty error. :rolleyes:


2nd Nov 2004, 13:56
Here's a real parroty parrot for ya ... GeorgeDiamond (http://uk.msnusers.com/LatinFlyersAirportBar/bluediamondspics.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=1379)

He can't say "pieces of eight" but he can say "hello darlin'" ... repeatedly!