You know the feeling when you’ve been stuck on top of a house for a few days and you are enjoying it so much you just don’t want to get down.
That’s exactly what happened to a parrot in north London over the weekend who despite efforts from firefighters was quite happy on his lofty perch.
Not only was Jessie, a multi-lingual Macaw quite content on the roof of a neighbor’s house in Edmonton, she would refuse help from the fire brigade by telling them to “f**k off”.
After failing to get her down the fire service were told that they might have some luck if they told the bird ‘I love you’ – to which Jessie replied ‘I love you back’.
But she then ruffled her would-be rescuers’ feathers by telling them to “f*ck off” before flying off to another nearby rooftop.
The foul-mouthed pet also speaks Turkish and Greek according to its owner, but had its own choice words in English for the rescue team.
Watch manager Chris Swallow told SWNS:
Jessie had been on the same roof for three days and there were concerns that she may be injured which is why she hadn’t come down.
Our crew manager was the willing volunteer who went up the ladder to try and bring Jessie down.
We were told that to bond with the parrot, you have to tell her ‘I love you’, which is exactly what the crew manager did.
While Jessie responded ‘I love you’ back, we then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.
However, it soon became obvious that Jessie wasn’t in any sort of distress or suffering from an injury and eventually flew from a roof and sat in a tree.
As Jessie wasn’t injured, the firefighters, who had been called in by the RSPCA, left her on her perch.
In any circumstance like this, it is advisable to call the RSPCA as soon as possible to see if they can help. If they can’t assist then consult the emergency services.
A spokesperson from the Fire Service said:
As with this incident, the RSPCA should be contacted in the first instance and we would always urge people to do the same if they see an animal stuck or in distress.
If the RSPCA require our assistance, they will call us, and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment.
HT Lad Bible