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Did you mean Ex-parrot, the dead rotten parrot?
The chat head of the ex-ex-parrot.

An Ex-ex-parrot is an undead pet parrot that originally belonged to Achmed the Brutally Violent. Players can obtain it after completing the Rocking Out quest. Level 71 Summoning is also required. To obtain it players must do the following:

The Ex-ex-parrot.
  1. Talk to Bill Teach on his ship in Port Phasmatys, or on Mos Le'Harmless. He will give you a Magical cage
  2. Talk to 50 Ships Mufassah located upstairs in the bar on Mos Le'Harmless. He will give you a dead parrot, called an Ex-parrot.
  3. Use the Ex-parrot on the magical cage.
  4. Use the cage on the Slab (with the black mask symbol on it) found directly WEST and of the Mos Le'Harmless Caves (cave horrors cave) entrance.
  5. Take the Ex-ex-parrot out of its cage
  6. If desired, use the chisel on the Slab, chipping off Rock fragments for food.

The Ex-ex-parrot eats Rock fragments which are chipped away from the Slab found just east of the Cave horror cave on Mos Le'Harmless. The Rock fragments are not stackable. The Ex-ex-parrot gains hunger at a level much slower than other pets, but will still need to be fed and will still run away if it is not fed. A rarely used method for feeding the Ex-ex-parrot is to put it back in the Magical cage and using it on the Slab, though this is very inefficient. The Ex-ex-parrot has no growing to do, so it will never mature into a different form. Unlike other pets, players can understand the Ex-ex-parrot without needing 10 extra Summoning levels past the original requirement.

The Ex-Ex-parrot can be stored in the menagerie of a player owned house.

Trivia

  • The name "Ex-ex-parrot" is a reference to the classic Monty Python "Dead Parrot" sketch, in which John Cleese exclaims "This is an EX-PARROT!" Also, in the sketch, John Cleese says, "This parrot has ceased to be!" The examine text (This parrot has unceased to be!) seems to reference that.[1]
  • The parrot's speech all pertains to the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Specifically, the woman who is life within death, the painted ship upon the painted ocean, and the beginning of the poem where the Mariner starts telling his tale to a man attending a wedding.
  • When the Ex-ex-parrot says "Wanna hear a story?" and "A long one!", it may be a reference to the movie Paulie, the majority of which is a flashback told as told by the titular parrot, Paulie.

References

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