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Stafford worker takes his parrot for squawkies with his dogs

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 05, 2014

Chazz Martin with Eddie and Tango

Chazz Martin with Eddie and Tango

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ARMITAGE pet lover Chazz Martin causes a flutter when he takes his dogs for a walk in the morning because along with his bearded collies he takes Eddie the parrot.

The Red Lorde Amazon likes nothing better than to go for squawkies to start the day, sitting proudly on Mr Martin's shoulder.

The 53-year-old Stafford worker says the birdbrain idea came from the parrot who is nearly 20-years-old.

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"He started coming to the door and I just picked him up and took him out one day. By the time I've picked up the lead he's climbed down his cage and he's by the door."

And putting his best claw forward creates quite a stir in the neighbourhood but Eddie takes it all in his stride.

"I have had a few people in their cars pull over," said Mr Martin.

"Some people drive past and turn their car around because they can't believe what they have seen. They just want to stop and ask to look at him."

But Eddie is sick as a parrot and feathers fly if he doesn't get his morning promenade in.

"If I don't take him out for a walk, if the weather's bad or something, he goes in a mood. He starts walking round the house and starts squawking his head off."

Mr Martin and Eddie are a like birds of a feather going everywhere together.

"He's on my shoulder all day. He's been to the club with me. He doesn't drink, he just likes the attention. Sometimes at night he likes a cuddle like a baby."

But Eddie doesn't rule the roost – he is one of four birds in Mr Martin's New Road home and there are also four dogs, including new addition, Sweet Pea, a Romanian rescue dog.

What crazy things does your pet do - let us know.

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