As pissed as a parrot?

Stone the crows, it seems dodgy drinking habits know no bounds, even when it comes to species

A town in northern Australia has been hit by a plague of seemingly drunk parrots falling out of the sky. And local vets are baffled.

The lorikeets show what is describe as “all the classic signs drunkenness by losing all coordination and passing out”. Hmm, what about those other classic signs of drunkenness like popping down to the local kebab shop to deal  with the midnight munchies, tunelessly singing along to some tasteless bit of 80s “music” and picking up someone skanky at the local pub?

Apparently the wee birdies then cower in cages as they recover from what the vet boffins reckon are hangovers.

Vet surgeon Lisa Hansen says:  ” … and they’re not so coordinated as they would normally be. They go to jump and they miss the next perch.”

Are they sure they’re not just practising for Dancing with the Stars?



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