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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Beaky the chattering lory likes to swear and bite people
A foul-mouthed bird with a taste for human flesh is up for adoption.
So long as you don’t mind enduring a string of expletives during the day and the odd peck if you get too close, you may be interested in taking on Beaky, a chattering lory who is more bad bird than angry bird.
He didn’t just get his name from his blue language, but because he also enjoys biting people he doesn’t really know.
The lory is a parrot-type bird, but the RSPCA warns the new owner needs to not only be pretty broadminded, but also expert in the care of exotic creatures.
Beaky is currently in the care of the RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre, in West Malling. His favourite curse is the dreaded F-word, along with ‘a***hole’ and he likes to call everyone ‘stupid’.
Staff said he actually has a very large vocabulary and repeats most of what he hears.
A spokesman said Beaky is an intelligent and playful bird who is a good mimic buthas picked up some colourful language.
He enjoys the company of people, but staff warn he may bite at first until he has formed a bond with someone.
Also up for adoption is Captain Scarlet, a crimson rosella, another type of parrot-looking bird.
He is pretty small and loves to whistle. He arrived at the centre as a stray and would be best suited to an aviary as he has had little interaction with people.
Angelina Lusher, supervisor at the RSPCA centre, said: “We’ve tried all our usual contacts to re-home these birds with responsible and experienced owners, but still need to find them good new homes.
“With Beaky, the new owner shouldn’t mind bad language as he comes out with some rude words!
“Both are beautiful birds, but please only come forward to re-home them if you do have experience in keeping exotic species like these as we need to get them the best homes possible with plenty of species-specific enrichment, space and interaction with people or other birds to give them a fulfilling life.”
Anyone interested can phone 0300 123 0751.