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Published:September 15th, 2012 11:29 EST

Parrot's Final Word Before He Died: Cheerio! Owner, 89, Devastated

By Robert Paul Reyes

The British owner of a 55-year-old parrot said her pet died after uttering an appropriate final word, "Cheerio.`

Nina Morgan, 89, of Exeter, England, said her African Grey parrot, Tarbu, uttered his final word as a goodnight message and she knew something was wrong the following morning when he was too weak to spout his usual greeting of "Hello, my darling.` "



There`s never been a time in my adult life when I didn`t have at least one pet. Right now I have a cat and a dog, and I would be lost without them.

But I always figured that owning a parrot was for the birds, but they can be very loving companions, as this story illustrates.

Parrots are very intelligent creatures, but I think it was just a coincident that the last word he uttered before he died was Cheerio. "

I feel sorry for this dear old woman; at 89 she is too old to get another pet.

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