Parrot alerts owner to house fire in Queensland!

male green ecletus parrot
13 November 2020 Pets4Company

The bird repeatedly called for sleeping owner, alerting him to the raging fire.

Anton Nguyen from Queensland, Australia, was sleeping soundly in the middle of the night when he was woken by his parrot Eric who called him repeatedly. Realizing that it was a fire, Anton, along with faithful Eric, had hurried to leave the house.

"Eric - my parrot - he started to yell, so I woke up and I smelt a bit of smoke, I grabbed Eric, opened the door and looked to the back of the house and saw some flames." - said Anton to the local press.

Despite the efforts of the firefighters, Anton and Eric's house had been completely destroyed. Both companions survived and are doing well.