A woman living in Kuwait City would notice that if she came home from work early, her husband would act surprised to see her. He would be antsy and nervous – like he was afraid he was going to be caught doing something that he shouldn’t be doing. The more he acted this way, the more she realized that something wasn’t right.
The Arab Times reported that the woman had the feeling that her husband was having an affair. Her suspicions grew, but she didn’t have any proof. Soon the family’s parrot started to act strangely too. Parrots are well-known for being able to reproduce human speech.
The African grey parrot can associate words and their meanings to make simple sentences. The bird began to mimic the cheating husband!
There were loud squawks of flirtatious dialogue and then the soft whispering of sweet nothings. The wife knew that her husband never said those things to her.
Her suspicions were confirmed. The wife figured out that her husband was having an affair with the cleaning lady. The cleaning lady would come to the house when the wife was at work. The wife, who remained anonymous reported her husband to the police.
Adultery is illegal in Kuwait City, but it is unlikely that the bird will hold up in court as the ‘proof’ of this crime. In 2006, an African grey parrot told his owner, Chris, that his girlfriend was cheating when he repeated the phrase “I love you, Gary.”