When a marriage turns acrimonious, it’s a terrible mistake to “stay together for the kids”—or for the parrot, as the case may be. Really, the scars can last a lifetime whether the victim is a human or a bird.
Peaches, a Moluccan cockatoo adopted by Elaine and Don Sigmon of North Carolina, can testify—and boy, does she ever. Having previously lived with a couple that eventually separated, the bird goes through raging bouts of what sounds like connubial warfare “once or twice a day,” even gesturing aggressively. We can’t quite grasp the fine points of her argument, but her tone is unmistakable.
We’re not sure who’s more traumatized: Peaches, or this other parrot who overheard human sex.