Parrot Saves a Child’s Life

It seems as if the term "bird brain" to refer to a stupid person might not be so accurate after all.

In Denver, Colorado, a Quaker parrot named Willie has been credited with saving the life of a toddler, who was choking on food.

When the bird noticed the child's distress, he began repeatedly yelling, "Mama, baby!", while flapping his wings.

The babysitter, who had stepped into the next room, quickly returned to see what was causing the parrot's behavior.  She was able to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the child, who had begun turning blue when she entered the room.  Though she saved the little girl's life, she called Willie, "the real hero".

Willie was given the local Red Cross chapter's Animal Lifesaver Award for his heroic act.

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~ by libertine58 on March 29, 2009.

5 Responses to “Parrot Saves a Child’s Life”

  1. great story

  2. Holy wow!! That is amazing and THANK GOD….obviously beyond the horror of losing your child, the trauma the babysitter would've went through, for life, would have been just horrid!

  3. Good story – I have 2 cockatiels as pets and they are smarter than you would ever expect..

  4. Wow! There is another one like Willie the Parrot: Allen Lee Heck. Heck had diabetes and he saved a young girl’s life and died a hero! Heck has been ill for months.

  5. Wow! There is another one like Willie the Parrot: Alan Burton Hall. Hall gave his life saving a young girl. God took Hall.

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