Log into your Newser account
Joined Newser on:
Find what you're looking for
More about Newser:
Want to contribute?
Suggest a Story
Get our apps:
Install our app:
Park With Parrot
Who Sings Like
Beyonce Gets a
Sep 30, 2020 7:53 AM CDT
Park With Parrot Who Sings Like Beyonce Gets a Vulgar Surprise
5 birds have to be separated at UK venue after swearing at visitors
- Eric, Jade, Elsie, Tyson, and Billy are getting separated. The five African gray parrots were recently donated during the same week, by different owners, to the UK's Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, but something strange happened after they were quarantined in the same room, then put on display together: They started...
A Parrot Experiment
Jan 10, 2020 10:13 AM CST
A Parrot Experiment Surprises Researchers
African greys selflessly help other birds
- Parrots help their friends, even when there's no chance of personal benefit, according to a study suggesting altruism is more common than thought in the animal kingdom. Indeed, African grey parrots were found to voluntarily help a neighbor get a food reward even as they went without. The behavior...
US' New Slew
of Feral Parrots
'Here to Stay'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
May 19, 2019 12:10 PM CDT
US' New Slew of Feral Parrots 'Here to Stay'
The birds are imported pets that escaped, as well as their descendants
- Just two native species of parrots have existed in the US, and one of those species is now extinct, while the other can now be found only in Mexico. So how is it that there are now nearly 60 parrot species scattered in the wild across almost every state? They'...
Freddy Krueger the Parrot
Apparently Won't Die, Either
May 1, 2019 12:01 PM CDT
Freddy Krueger the Parrot Apparently Won't Die, Either
Brazilian bird going strong despite being shot, bitten, stolen
- Freddy Krueger, the bird, has a face to match Freddy Krueger, the fictional serial killer—which might've been its salvation. The Amazonian parrot sent to a Brazilian zoo four years ago after it was left blinded and burned by a bullet to the upper-beak in a police raid on...
Unexpected Find in Drug
Bust: a Lookout Parrot
Apr 25, 2019 7:56 AM CDT
Unexpected Find in Drug Bust: a Lookout Parrot
Parrot yelled, 'Mum, the police!' as Brazilian authorities closed in
- Stool pigeons tell the police about criminals; parrots tell criminals about the police—or at least there's one that supposedly does in South America. Reaction online to a report out of Brazil's Piaui state is ranging from admiration to incredulity . There, police in the community of Vila Irma...
Parrot Is Key
Jun 4, 2016 11:09 AM CDT
Family Says Parrot Is Key Witness in Man's Murder
'Don't f---ing shoot'
- Can a foul-mouthed parrot act as a witness to a murder? That's the question Martin Duram's family wants answered after Duram was killed in his Michigan home in May 2015, WOOD reports. Weeks after the murder, Duram's African grey parrot, Bud, could be heard repeating the phrase...
in NJ Court
Sep 29, 2015 10:22 AM CDT
Chatty Parrots Land Owner in NJ Court
Somebody didn't like their porch greetings
- A pair of parrots in Avalon, NJ, apparently didn't get the memo that the borough would rather they shut their yappers. Birds Edmund and Arthur landed their owner Elaine Scattergood in court on Monday on a noise citation after police received a complaint in May, reports the
Most Parrots Are Lefties
Feb 3, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Most Parrots Are Lefties
Like humans, they prefer one side over the other: Study
- Parrots are left-handed … or at least, as left-handed as you can be when you don’t actually have hands. Australian researchers discovered that, like humans, nearly all parrots prefer to use one side of their body over the other: either their left eye and left foot, or right eye...
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jun 6, 2010 6:25 AM CDT
Drunk Parrots Falling From Sky
Australians have to be on alert these days
- It's that special season in Australia—you know, when stoned parrots drop from the sky in bunches. Every year around this time, the parrots begin eating some as-yet unidentified substance that renders them unable to fly or do much of anything. "They lose all balance and we do find...
Popular on Newser
Country Singer, 37, Dies in His Sleep on Wedding Night
Black Guest Badgered by Staff Member at Palace Event
She Was Behind Some of Fleetwood Mac's Biggest Hits
Cruise Passenger Found in Gulf Was Seconds From Death
The House Elects a New Generation of Leaders
On This Day:
10 Years of Headlines
We see that you're using an ad-blocker.
To read our stories, you'll need to
turn off your ad-blocker.
As an advertising-supported site,
Newser can't exist without ads.
Turn off your ad-blocker
(for Newser only)
One last step.
You have to do this part yourself.
But you're a smartie, and we'll help you out.
1. Click on your ad-blocker icon in your browser.
(It might look like this
2. Every ad-blocker is a bit different, but look for
an option like disable, whitelist, or trust and click it.
Thanks so much.