Parrot Saves Girl’s Life With Warning
Published: November 12, 2008 | 7266th good news item since 2003
Meagan was babysitting 2 year old Hannah this Friday and at one point had to use the bathroom.
“While I was in the bathroom, Willie (the parrot) started screaming like I’d never heard him scream before and he started flapping his wings.
Then he started saying ‘mama baby’ over and over and over again until I came out and looked at Hannah and Hannah’s face was turning blue because she was choking on her pop tart.
If (Willie) wouldn’t have warned me, I probably wouldn’t have come out of the bathroom in time because she was already turning blue, her lips were blue and everything.”
— Meagan, babysitter
Meagan was able to successfully perform the Heimlich maneuver on Hannah. The combined actions of Willie and Meagan saved her life.
“If anything happened to her, I don’t know what I would do.
I’m very grateful for the both of them because they both saved her.”
— Samantha Kuusk, Hannah’s mother
Willie normally says some semi-rude words and things like ‘I love you’, ‘mama’ and ‘step up’.
Willie is a quaker parrot, illegal to keep as pets in most US states.