The bossy parrot that mimics owner’’s voice to order other pets!January 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 18 (ANI): A bossy parrot has become skilled at mimicking his owners voice and has learnt to practise his high opinion of himself by ordering other pets in the house.
Barney loves to call owner Margaret Sullivan’’s three dogs, Harry, Tilly and Bluey, by their names.
The ten-year-old bird, in Tredworth, Gloucestershire, shouts orders and even rewards obedience with praises such as good dog.
“Barney’’s a really bossy parrot. He even chats back at me and swears when I”m talking sometimes he’’s so cheeky, the Telegraph quoted Margaret as saying.
“He’’s always tried to learn how to speak in my voice but he has got better and better at it ever since I bought him.
“Barney’’s got a really high opinion of himself and he certainly likes to think he’’s my favourite out of the pets. He’’s not but I would never tell him that.
“He always says ”come here”, ”come on” and ”good dog” to the pets and gives out orders to all the animals in Margaret’’s voice.
“It’’s uncanny. He mimics her perfectly and when the dogs come over to the cage as if they are following his orders.
“The animals all think he’’s Margaret when he speaks. He loves ordering them around and commanding them it’’s very surprising. He’’s not frightened or scared of them at all,” she added. (ANI)