Parrot can't stop swearing - with a Welsh accent
A PARROT has stunned his owners - by swearing with a Welsh accent.
The African Grey called Basil reportedly announced himself with a polite “hello” to owner Sarah Fisk, then promptly told her to “f*** off”.
The bird then started squawking “I’m in the Valleys” followed by a tirade of expletives including “b*****d” and "a*******".
Basil had previously lived in the Vale of Glamorgan and Sarah and husband Andrew, who live in Bristol, were told by his former owners that he knew “a couple of swear words”.
But just how many was only apparent when Basil arrived in Bristol and began to flex his vocal cords.
Sarah, 34, is reported as saying: “It was quite shocking the first time he did it - I didn’t quite believe my ears.
“He settled in so quickly and was obviously making himself at home.
“His accent is so strong sometimes that we aren't sure what he is saying, but it definitely sounds Welsh. And when he says the swear words, that is in a distinctive Welsh accent.
“His previous owners had said he had sworn in the past, but I thought that a change of scenery would leave that behind - not a chance.”
Basil also escaped a few days after moving in. Nurses at the RSPCA Bristol Clinic said he was handed in by a member of the public - and immediately started swearing at staff and calling them tossers.
Veterinary manager Mandy Stone said: “He was very quiet and shy for the first day, but then all of a sudden he started talking and rather surprised us with his adult vocabulary.
“He also whistled the McDonald’s tune and he danced for us when we asked him to, so we forgave his bad manners.”
Sarah added: “It seems that when he is being left on his own away from humans he gets quite angry and swears even more.
“He doesn’t like to be ignored, especially if you are eating something he likes, like chocolate. He just says ‘chocolate, chocolate, chocolate’ over and over until you give him some.
“He loves the stuff and curry too - all the stuff parrots aren’t supposed to have.
“He gets quite upset if you say no, he really can be a diva.
“He’s amazing really and we are so happy to have him home.”