Pirate-parrot show gets young attendees squawking

Story Published July 23, 2012

Children beamed and squealed as bright yellow, orange and green parrots fluttered around The Expo Sunday, snatching dollar bills from outstretched arms and perching on unsuspecting heads.

“I love parrots,” Brittanny Pohlman said. “I think it’s amazing that they come get the money.”

The Pirate’s Parrot Show was a hit for those visiting the summer fair on its last day. Dressed in pirate’s costumes, the owners of the parrots paraded back and forth on the stage as various parrots flew into the audience or circled around The Expo, squawking overhead.

A sailing ship in the background enhanced the pirate’s theme.

Pohlman, an 18-year-old from Central Point, has her own parrot, Alejandro, which she said enjoys shopping with her at the mall.

“My parrot snuggles on my shoulders and says, ‘I love you,’ ” she said.

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