Friday, June 4, 2010

Drunk parrots

I just saw this article, which talks about some wild lorikeets that appear to be getting drunk.

I know I shouldn't laugh, but parts of the article were quite funny. For example, this quote:

"They fall out of trees... and they're not so coordinated as they would normally be. They go to jump and they miss the next perch."

Poor guys, though I can totally see parrots figuring out a way to get a buzz and then overindulging a bit...

Our caique Beeps must have been given alcohol in a previous home. Whenever one of us is drinking a beer or some wine, he flies over and tries to help himself. It can be a challenge to keep him out of our glasses!

1 comment:

Beloved Parrot said...

I laughed at some of that article, too -- the part about them putting their heads down when they woke up. Poor babies. The article I read wasn't clear though if it was alcoholic berries or a virus.