Actor Elizabeth Hurley is elated that her pet parrot, Ping Pong, has started calling her ‘mama’. The actor-model has been giving lessons to her feathered friend on how to speak, and is delighted with the new development, Femalefirst reported.
“Naughty Ping Pong gave me a hard nip this morning and then put her head on one side and said ‘Hello mama’. Cunning little beast,” she tweeted.
Apparently, the Blue Fronted Amazonian, a breed of bird capable of mimicking human speech, has a naughty streak and even tried to take control of the 45-year-old beauty’s computer.
“Ping Pong not helping much, she’s sitting on my laptop, trying to send emails. Yes, she’s taking over. Still a bit scared of her,” wrote Hurley, who has an eight-year-old son, Damian from her brief romance with Hollywood mogul, Steve Bing.
Apart from saying ‘hello mama’, Ping Pong has learnt to master some other phrases and even blow whistles at the Bedazzled star. “Still haven’t had any parrot screeches and squawks, but lots of beautifully enunciated ‘hellos’ and some saucy wolf whistles,” she added.