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Last Updated: Wednesday April 11 2007 13:46 GMT

Parrot tries to hatch choc eggs

Pippa and her chocolate eggs

Pippa the pet parrot has spent two weeks trying to hatch a bowl of chocolate Easter eggs!

The cockatoo has been protecting the chocolates since she was taken outside, and saw them on a table.

Geoff Grewcock, who owns the bird at a sanctuary in Nuneaton, said Pippa had become very protective of the eggs and acted like a mum to them.

He said: "She went straight over, climbed on the creme eggs and that was it. She thinks they're her eggs."

Pippa with the eggs
Pippa with the eggs
Pippa has become so protective of her new eggs that she used her beak to throw one at a man who was trying to take her photograph.

Mr Grewcock added: "She threw it with her beak as if to say 'leave my eggs alone, they're mine'.

"She's ever so comical - always has been."






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