How Many Parrots Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Written by Deb White. Posted in Tidbits

Parrot with a lightbulbI've been searching for the perfect answer to the age old question "How Many Parrots Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?"

I haven't quite found it yet but here are a few answers to the question from some of my fine feathered friends:

Eclectus: Change a lightbulb? Leave me alone, I'm busy foraging. On second thought, will I get a treat for it?

African Grey: I'm way over qualified for that job and I'm busy inventing a new lighting source but I guess I could at least supervise the stupid amazon in the next cage.
Parrotlet: Who's scared of the dark? I'm not scared of anything. But to answer your question, just one if it's a parrotlet, I can do anything. Hey, who called me short stuff!

DY Amazon: Let that arrogant African Grey over there do it if he's so darn smart!

Quaker: Can I rearrange the furniture and the light fixtures first? Don't you people know anything about interior design?

Caique: And why would I want to do that? Lightbulbs look like they would be much more fun to tumble with.

Umbrella Cockatoo: Duh, it only takes one Umbie to change a lightbulb, don't you know we are mechanically inclined? We can do anything but you gotta watch me, come on now, watch me, watch me.
Cockatiel: I'll do it but only if I can whistle while I work.

Rose Breasted Cockatoo: Let that big brute macaw do it! I'll be so glad when the light's are back on and everyone can clearly see how pretty I am.

Macaw: Darn, I don't know my own strength. Do you have another one?

Are there any other bird humorists out there? If so, please share with us your answers that are reflective of your bird's personality by sending them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our favorites will be posted on the AvianEnrichment.com website!

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