Life imitates Monty Python: Sale of defective parrot leads to lawsuit

Life imitates Monty Python: Sale of defective parrot leads to lawsuit
You want some-a this, buddy? (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – ‘E’s not dead. ‘E’s restin’.]

According to the Civil Resolution Tribunal decision, Michael Davy said he noticed the parrot — Tiberius — was missing a few tail feathers when he bought it but was told the bird was only “molting and had clipped wings but was otherwise healthy.”

But to paraphrase one of the British comedy troupe’s most beloved sketches, in which an irate customer confronts a shopkeeper who sold him a dead parrot — the plumage didn’t enter into it.

Tiberius should have had a life expectancy of up to 40 years. Davy soon learned he had a fatal disease and — in fact — faced the prospect of becoming an ex-parrot in a just a fraction of that time.

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“I find that there was an implied warranty in the parties’ contract that Tiberius would be healthy for at least six months,” wrote tribunal member Julie Gibson.

“Instead, Tiberius became very ill within weeks of the applicant’s purchase.”

(h/t Wes Walker, ClashDaily)

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