Friday, September 16, 2005

Parrot gender

"How you does know a boy parrot from a girl parrot?" I ask me mother last night.

She, like Ms. Authority, say, "They voice does sound different."

"Eh?" I say. That ain't make nooo sense at all to me. "Different? I don’t hear no difference in Blossom voice from any other parrot."

Ms. Authority say, "Yes, she voice sound different, you can't hear it? Them man one does squawk more..."

Hmmm…

Blossom the parrot belong to Priya, the fruit vendor lady, and she husband. Everyday Blossom does go to work with Priya. They does sell fruits from a cart on the grassy roadside, under a tree. The whole bottom half o' the fruit cart is a cage, four foot by three foot long and wide, and two foot high.

That is Blossom office. She does watch out and monitor people, and cluck to we when we stop in we car to buy fruits and chat with Priya.

Yesterday morning Priya did telling we 'bout Blossom.

Heh! Wait 'til you hear 'bout this parrot! You gon really believe that Blossom is Priya and she husband third child.

[But I still don’t know how they know if Blossom is a girl.]







14 comments:

DCveR said...

Why don't you just ask Blossom?;)
Just kidding, but some of those birds can be terribly smart.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I would ask Blossom, Dcver...but she's a foul mouthed little [add your own adjective here...]

She really is very smart, I couldn't believe!

pww said...

There is a parrot in a bar in Sa Coma, Majorca called Elvis that speaks English, Spanish and Majorcan.

kfu mama said...

Dora, we parrot, the one that belong to Cha-Cha an wen dem leave to go abroad me get she...she used to whistle to dem man wen dem passing an dem duz tun an look at me an smile...an when you tell she kiss you, she does kiss an den bite yuh...hahahaaa

Aunty Marianne said...

We had a psychotic African Grey parrot that used to pluck himself. His name was Oven Ready. The vet said he was lonely so we bought him a lady friend.

So he plucked her as well.

After a while we cut the top and bottom off a tomato concentrate tin, rounded off the edges, and popped it over his head so he couldn't reach to pluck himself. But he could still pluck her.

Soon we had one very ugle male parrot with his feathers growing back, and one rather embarrassed looking naked female.

People used to come around just to laugh at them. We considered charging admission.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Hello pww...a multiligual parrot? Wow, a bar? I can just imagine the colourful words!

Aunty Marianne...HAHAHA...my tea splurted through my nose... I think parrots were sent to make us laugh. Oh Lor, I hope my sister sees this story.

Kungfu Mama, you must read aunty marianne's story. You know how you love animals! Yes, your mother told me how that parrot of yours embarrassed her, whistling to the Russian man, and he thought it was her, hahaha...

Modern Viking said...

Well, if it lays an egg you know it's a lady ;)

kfu mama said...

oooh yes, I read her story and had a good laff...hehehee...

dat Dora used to do that for true, she do it to me too..de man tun back an watch me an smile an i say, Dora..stop, it not funny...

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Viking has the truth of it. My auntie had two girl kittens, Doris and Elsie. As they grew up into young cats, my auntie was thinking she should get them neutered and start letting them have the run of the garden as well as the house. Then she realised that Elsie wasn't just putting on weight, she was pregnant. And Doris was a boy.

He's still called Doris, though.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, Zinnia, that was amusing! Ain't animal tales the funniest? Doris, fathering kittens. Dora, whistling off at men.

Viking, suppose Blossom doesn't lay eggs? A gal without children...does that make her a guy?

By the way, Kungfu mama, did Dora ever lay even one egg? I heard her clucking like a hen one day in our verandah. No egg...

DCveR said...

Our neighbors back in my parents house used to have one of those african gray parrots. He would answer to some questions. And eveb worst than that: he would make remarks to fit the moment, sometimes people would simply gasp with the things he'd say.

kfu mama said...

Nah, Dora never lay egg, but she would chase dem cats away from dem food an try to eat their food..hahha...Dora was a bum

remember Theodore, the anteater? was it an ant eater? ask mommy, it used to live at the back house...Theo gave birth one day tho...hahaha

Twine said...

Hi GG, back to join the gaff....
Remember de cock-a-too from the Zoo dat embarrass the whole nation? Dem lil school boys used to sneak in the Zoo at lunch-time & teach the bird all kind of bad words. Then the Zoo sent some of the animals (including the cock-a-too) the UK to take part in an exibition of exotic animals. Well you can imagine what happen next..the bird used to cuss so bad at all de people dat he had to be removed from the exibition...all dem Guyanese feel BIG SHAME...hahaha

Guyana-Gyal said...

Twine, was Millie the Mackaw. She was guyanese. Not an aussie cockatoo...

Yes, I think Theo was Body's anteater who ended up having one child.

Dcver, my animal crazy sister is convinced her cats understood what she was saying. Good grief!!!