Parrots at zoo separated after swearing profusely at visitors

They recently joined the Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre’s colony of 200 African gray parrots in August, were put in quarantine together and quickly overwhelmed the staff with their naughty language. Last month, a parrot at the zoo named Chico went viral for singing Beyoncé’s “If I Were A Boy.” 
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U.S. “Most parrots clam up outside, but for some reason these five relish it.” 

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According to Nichols, none of the zoo’s visitors complained about the parrots, and most found them amusing. “When a parrot tells you to ‘f*** off’ it amuses people very highly,” he said. intel “not sufficiently adapted” to address China threat, report says

Nichols told BBC News that the parrots “swear to trigger reaction or a response,” so seeing people shocked or laughing only encourages the birds to curse more. “With the five, one would swear and another would laugh and that would carry on,” he said. “I’m hoping they learn different words within colonies,” Nichols added. “It’s brought a big smile to a really hard year.”  View this post on Instagram The famous swearing parrots unveiled….  “We are quite used to parrots swearing, but we’ve never had five at the same time,” the center’s chief executive, Steve Nichols, told AP. “But if they teach the others bad language and I end up with 250 swearing birds, I don’t know what we’ll do.” The swearing parrots are not the wildlife center’s only famous birds. Keepers say the birds encouraged each other to keep cursing, and had to be moved from the main outdoor aviary. Five parrots separated at British zoo after encouraging each other to curse profusely at guests

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September 30, 2020 / 1:14 PM
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A British wildlife sanctuary has been forced to separate five parrots who wouldn’t stop swearing at visitors.  

Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie were removed from view this week, The Associated Press reports. They were separated and moved to various different areas of the wildlife center so they are unable to provoke each other. 😳😳😳 #lincswildlifepark #lincolnshirewildlifepark #swearingparrots A post shared by Lincolnshire wildlife park (@lincswildlifepark) on Sep 29, 2020 at 11:35am PDT
Still, keepers thought it would be best to keep them away from children so not to ruffle any feathers.