A pet parrot appeared to be less than happy about firemen who came to rescue her after she spent three days on a roof.
According to a post about the incident from the London Fire Brigade, Jessie the Macaw parrot escaped from her home and was on a neighbor's roof for three days. When her owner and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals unsuccessfully attempted to get her down, the Fire Brigade was called in.
"Jessie had been on the same roof for three days and there were concerns that she may be injured which is why she hadn't come down. Our crew manager was the willing volunteer who went up the ladder to try and bring Jessie down. We were told that to bond with the parrot, you have to tell her 'I love you', which is exactly what the crew manager did," watch manager Chris Swallow said in a post about the incident on the LFB government page.
“While Jessie responded ‘I love you’ back, we then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement. Jessie also speaks Turkish and Greek, so we tried telling her to ‘come’ in both those languages too.
“Thankfully it soon became apparent that Jessie was fine and uninjured as she flew off to another roof and then to a tree.”
Parrot owner: To bond with her say 'I love you'— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) August 15, 2018
Firefighter: 'I love you'
Jessie the Parrot: 'I love you'
Jessie then turned the air blue & flipped the firefighter the bird. Read the story of the potty-mouthed parrot in Cuckoo Hall Lane https://t.co/Th2nlVCq7I © @PaulWood1961 pic.twitter.com/XaT9BJjDmW
Later that afternoon, Jessie came back home on her own time. Her owner sent a video of her saying “Thank you” to the firemen for helping her out.
Jessie the parrot in now home safe & sound with her owner and she had this to say to the firefighters who came to help her in #Edmonton https://t.co/Th2nlVCq7I pic.twitter.com/3ABkzH2nHY— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) August 14, 2018
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