The new owners of Peaches, a Moluccan cockatoo, say their dramatic parrot reenacts the arguments that preceded her previous owners’ messy divorce.
According to the owner of the parrot, Elaine Sigmon of North Carolina, Peaches was previously owned by a couple who have since broken up. And Sigmon, along with her husband, Don, believes that the prior owners’ fighting is the reason why their bird Peaches is known for frequently exploding into long — sometimes expletive-laden — tirades, screeching with passion and anger and weaving her head side-to-side in a furious and dramatic manner. The head movements of the parrot exactly mimic the angry thrusting of a finger during a heated argument.
It is truly worth watching this bird explode into anger, scolding, and arguing for all she is worth.
Sigmon told the Huffington Post that she believes the parrot learned her outspoken ways from her previous owners and recounted the first time Peaches let it rip and proceeded to “argue” with her new owners.
“We had Peaches for several days when one afternoon she began ranting and raving as if blessing someone out. My husband, Don, was sitting in the chair near her perch and she began to aggressively point her head toward him just like someone pointing their finger while arguing… We’re not sure what she is saying, but she is really giving her opinion.”
Sigmon says that Peaches the peeved parrot usually treats her new owners to a show of her well-learned arguing techniques at least once or twice a day, exploding into tirades that she underscores with her melodramatic head movements.
Fortunately for the new owners — and for the parrot — the couple finds Peaches’ over-the-top, fury-filled, dramatic reenactments of her previous owners’ arguments “hilarious.”
Ironically, the Moluccan cockatoo, which is also known as a salmon-crested cockatoo because of the salmon-pink feathers of the head crests, is a favorite among bird owners because of their wonderful temperament. They are a large bird, and as seen in the video, the parrot will display its salmon-pink head crest when they are excited, afraid — or, obviously, angry. Many Moluccan cockatoos learn to talk quite well — and potential owners are warned to make certain they are okay with loud noises, as the birds are known to be very loud.
Watch the video below and see how Peaches manages to perfectly capture the heated passion of a fight.
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