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My Parrot is messing with me

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by rudysmallfry, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. rudysmallfry

    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    I thought you guys might appreciate this. My stove is in the basement, so I'm not watching it 24/7. I have an African Grey parrot who has watched me light many a shoulder season "smoker" over the years while I was sorting out my draft problems. She knows that when the smoke enters the room, the smoke detector goes off, mommy comes running and opens up some windows to make it all better. This year, I finally have my draft problems solved. No more smokers, at least I thought. Today, I was getting ready for work. It was 45 outside, so I just threw a few small splits on and went upstairs to take a shower. Five minutes later I hear the smoke detector. I shut off the shower, run downstairs freezing and soaking wet in a towel to find a very nicely burning fire and my parrot perched on the door to the basement beeping away in perfect smoke alarm sequence!! _itch!!! She's lucky she wasn't my dinner tonight. Hopefully she didn't get too much delight out of getting me to dance and repeat her antics. Goofy bird.

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  2. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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  3. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    LoL. I can relate. My cockatiel does an impressive phone ring!
  4. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    I have a wicked, brilliant grey also.
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    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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    I was at a house in Thailand waiting for coworkers to show up. Alone except for some nondescript noisy bird in some room, when I heard the toilet flush. Practically wet my pants. Quick check of the house and nobody was there. Settled down with another beer and the toilet flushed again. By then, I needed to use the toilet because I was about to crap my pants. They got home and asked me why I wasn't waiting inside. When told about the toilet, they laughed and said we forgot to tell you about the bird. That bird was amazing. Some local variety of a myna bird or something like that.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    When I was three or four years old we lived in a house next to a guy with a parrot in a cage outside. Mom's name is Dora. All night long every night that freakin bird keep yelling "Dumb Dora. Dumb Dora.". Obviously we had a neighbor problem.

    Dad was only five eleven like me but he had arms like oak trees. He went over and had a chat and the bird went inside. :lol:
  7. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    My parrot imitates the many sounds of our security system....and he has "punked" me many times with that one..then the lil bugger friggin laughs!!!
    He has the phone and microwave down pat.....
    He also imitates the squeaky door.....as soon as he sees me going towards that door he makes the sound...that is getting on my nerves.... >:-( Why bother fixing the squeak....that sound is in his hard drive now...
  8. spirilis

    spirilis Feeling the Heat

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    Lol one of my neighbors said every year he dresses up for Halloween as a pirate, so this year we decided to stop by with our newborn baby to say hi, and I noticed why he dresses like a pirate. He has a parrot and the parrot stays perched on his shoulder. Freaking awesome!!

    Now I have parrot envy LOL
  9. snowleopard

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    I knew some folks with an African Grey that would do a fine job of whistling for the dog and calling her to dinner, complete with spooning-the-food sound effects. The dog was one of those chubby, short-coupled ones that would come running, put on the brakes on the kitchen floor, and scrabble across it. That bird laughed, too. Also did a mean imitation of the theme song to Bridge Over the River Kwai, telephones, etc. If I ever had a bird, I'd want a grey--wicked smart creatures. Probably about a match for the cat.
  10. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Freeway "wolf whistles" at me all the time...weird since I am supposed to be his mommy dammit... :mad:
    He blows "raspberries"too....The more excited he gets...the louder the raspberries... :lol:
    To clarify...excited=happy...nothing else :mad:
  11. Milton Findley

    Milton Findley Feeling the Heat

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    There is an old joke that goes along with that excited part Gamma. It is funny too.
    :cheese:
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    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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  13. ScotO

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    my mother-in-law rescued a neglected cockatiel years ago from a lady who kept the bird covered all the time....she named him "Petey"....anyway after working with him for quite a while, that bird was amazing....the things that he could say, the sounds he could mimic, and even the sitcom theme songs......can't understand why the original owner neglected him, he was such an affectionate bird......my favorite thing he would do, was when you took him out to the kitchen, set him in front of the chrome plated toaster, he would start hissing and hackle all up, start pecking at his reflection in the toaster.....lol....within 5 or 10 minutes he would be in full strut, walking back and forth the length of that toaster for at least an hour til he would lose interest...he ended up escaping one summer afternoon, and never came back....he was an amazing little bird!
  14. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Can't resist.... :p
    That's a pill bottle on his head... :cheese:
    He can balance things on his head.....and don't ask how they got there...
    BB is rollin his eyes right now.....
    After all, how often do "Parrot threads" come up here? Huh???

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  15. colin.p

    colin.p Burning Hunk

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    An elderly lady gave me a budgie soon after my wife and I were married (around '77). I "hated" that bird. He was ten times smarter than me. He would land on my glasses while I was drinking beer, and absolutely loved to try and land on my plate, while I was eating supper (many times I said I was going to have him for supper, if he loved my plate that much). It was almost impossible to get him back in his cage, the moment I got up to shut the door of his cage, he would take off. It got to be a game for him. Oh yah, I inadvertently taught him to talk. He would shout out "Get back in your %$#@!! cage, you son of a *&^%$. We had to move, so I gave him to our old landlady, a nice old girl who probably never swore in her life, but she thought that a swearing bird was the funniest thing she ever heard of.
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    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Anyone remember in Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke,Cheech's buddy Strawberry with the annoying parrot? "STRAWBERRY!!! STRAWBERRY!!! STRAWBERRY!!!" :lol:

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