Parrot squawks mistress's name to man's wife

Tuesday, January 25 2005 @ 01:25 AM UTC

Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger

Tel Aviv - An Israeli who taught his pet parrot the name of his mistress now faces divorce - after the bird kept squawking it to his wife.

The wife grew suspicious when the parrot kept greeting her with the strange name, and hired a detective to unravel the mystery, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Thursday.

It said pictures taken by the detective were now being used as evidence in the divorce court, showing the husband and mistress in a compromising position - with the parrot right next to them.

The woman might not have forgiven the husband, but she forgave the pet, the report said - teaching it a new greeting. Now, whenever the husband appears, it says "hello - and goodbye". - Sapa-dpa