Parrots want to play when the kids are done with toys, tree

The World Parrot Refuge once again wants your Christmas trees, as well as any old toys the kids don’t want any more.

“The parrots take them apart,” says Refuge proprietor Wendy Huntbatch. “They tear them to pieces.

“We go through trees like you wouldn’t believe.”

Apparently, ripping things into little pieces is what parrots do for fun in the wild, she says.

“Their joy is digging holes in trees,” Huntbatch says. “They make a nest. That’s where they live.”

At the refuge, they instead rip through just about anything, she says. “They’re good at making a mess.”