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Unusual: a parrot dealer arrested in Brazil

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According to reports, the bird was trained to warn criminals of the arrival of the police

The parrot was seized by the military police in a house serving as a point of sale, in Vila Irmã Dulce, southern area of ​​Teresina, after warning the owner of their arrival, shouting "Mom, police", was transferred to the zoo Teresina botanist, according to the police who attended the event.

The dogs are known to be men's best friends, but may not be as loyal as parrots. The Brazilian authorities seized a parrot who reportedly alerted the traffickers of the presence of police in the area.

The animal was trained to warn the police

The publication revealed that a parrot was apprehended by the authorities last week in an attack on a property in northern Brazil, where two people were accused of selling crack. Police in the area said the parrot was trained by its owners to warn them of the presence of police in the Vila Irmã Dulce area. The bird has no name, said the authorities.

"He must have been trained for that," said an officer involved in the operation. "As soon as the police approached, he started shouting.

The bird was apparently also trained not to make noise because the authorities had trouble making him talk. One journalist described the parrot as "super obedient".

"So far, he has not made a noise .... completely silent ". A local veterinarian added, "A lot of cops came and he did not say anything.

Brazilian radio Globo said the "drug parrot" was handed over to a local zoo where he would learn to fly before being released. according to source, the bird shouted "Mom, police!" when the authorities arrived.

The animal has been seized. "We received this animal in the Central of Flagrantes Civil Police after being seized in a case of drug trafficking. It is very common for this type of criminal to have this type of animal, which is a crime against the environment, "said Captain Joshua.

According to Captain Joshua, the procedure now is to check if there are conditions allowing the animal to return to the wild. "These animals, which have been in captivity for a long time, are usually taken to Zoobotany Park, which has veterinarians and biologists who will assess whether or not they can return to the wild," he said.

The owner of the parrot was identified by the police as a repeat offender and reportedly arrested twice for drug trafficking. According to the Prime Minister, this time he was not directly involved in the illegal practice and therefore was not arrested.

In the Zoobotanico, the parrot will go through a screening process, which will be from 5 to 10 days of observation, in a flying zone. "He will have to learn to fly, to adapt again. The flight process can take from 2 to 3 months ".

After this process, the animal can be sent to a controlled reintroduction project of wild birds where it should be released in Caxingó, north of Piauí, and can live in the wild.

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