Pickles The Parrot: A Humorous Look At Life With An African Grey

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
Everyday life with an African Grey Parrot seen through the humorous and often twisted mind of his owner, Georgi. Her interesting perspectives on animal intellect and unique insights into nature take the reader on a thought provoking, entertaining and often hilarious ride. The star of the book, Pickles, takes his adventures in stride with wit and charm. More

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About Georgi Abbott

Georgi Abbott lives in the interior of British Columbia, Canada with her husband (Neil), their Min Pin dog (Neeka) and of course, Pickles the African Grey parrot.

They all enjoy the great outdoors and spend every spare moment working on their yard and wild bird habitat. They have a small trout pond, waterfall, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and Pickles has an outdoor aviary so that he can join everyone outside and talk to the neighbors.

Georgi takes Pickles out and around town, on walks and hikes around the lake, in his special birdie back pack cage. Pickles loves getting out like this and meeting new people but he especially loves embarrassing Georgi in public with his different noises and chatter.

Pickles is free to go in and out of his cage at all times, he goes for walks in a birdie backpack and accompanies Georgi at book signings and presentations. He has a very large vocabulary, he's a character and very entertaining.

Georgi has four books published in both paper book and ebook ...

- Pickles The Parrot: A Humorous Look at Life With an African Grey
- Pickles The Parrot Returns: My Continued Adventures With a Birdbrain
- Pickles The Parrot Speaks: On Life, The Universe, And Sesame Snaps
- Fifty Shades of African Grey: Pickles the Parrot Dominates Life

She also writes humorous short stories about Pickles for Good Bird Magazine and periodically writes articles on Nature and Conservation.

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Review by: Joanna Larum on Feb. 26, 2015 :
Even though I don't have any birds, Pickles had me in stitches all the way through. Georgi's style is unique and easy to read and I love her sense of humour. As someone who has lived in England all her life, it also gave me an insight into Canada and Canadian life which I thoroughly enjoyed. Put me down for the rest of her books! I would recommend to all, even if you don't have any birds!
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
Review by: Crystal Heck on July 23, 2012 :
Thank you Georgi and Pickles for the great laughs. I have parrots and I could definitely relate to the stories. I really enjoyed reading about Pickles' antics.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Marti LeMay on Aug. 25, 2011 :
Wonderful book! We have parrots, and 2 of them are greys--we can totally relate to the antics of Pickles and his 'parronts'. Parrots are so intelligent, funny, and entertaining as pets. Like potato chips, you can't have just one :0)
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: Alessa Adamo on June 12, 2011 :
Pickles is intelligent & funny. His antics really crack me up even though I don't fish and don't own a bird (I have two cats), Pickles' adventures are so heartwarming that anyone can relate. Great read.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
Review by: Daf11 on June 12, 2011 :
Great book. Captures the personality and intelligence of a parrot. Funny and informative. A quick read, highly recommended for parrot owners, or those thinking of owning a parrot.
(reviewed 51 days after purchase)
Review by: Albert Robbins on May 24, 2011 :
This book is so laugh out loud funny you will need to blink through the tears in your eyes to read it. The fishing tips will actually help and the story will give you some alone time with your feathered friends. I recommend you buy and recommend that you read it aloud to any pet bird you have.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: Linda Strathdee on May 21, 2011 : (no rating)
There are parrot books and there are parrot books, but Pickles the Parrot is at the top of my list of favourites. Even non-parrot people will laugh out loud at Pickles' antics and wonder at his intelligence and uncanny ability to express just the right sentiment in any situation. Can't wait for the second book! Two talons up!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Carol Welch on March 19, 2011 : (no rating)
As an African Grey owner, I loved reading about Pickles antics. I enjoyed the stories, but wish she'd given me a little help on how I could corral my own African Grey. It is a great book and I highly recommend it to all.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Terre Spencer on March 5, 2011 : (no rating)
Fishing advice from a parrot?

You betcha! I read this book aloud to my two parrots and laughed so hard through the story of Pickles giving fishermen advice on bait I dropped the book twice. Who says a parrot cannot know anything about fishing? Pickles sure does!

In fact, Pickles has advice/an opinion on nearly everything and this slim volume will entertain and delight every reader who has ever seen a pet parrot deftly manipulate their humans into complete compliance. And then equally deftly begin on everyone else they come in contact with.

Deliciously funny and chock full of stories well-told, Pickles the Parrot is about negotiating relationships between quite different species, parrots and humans. Always warm and peppered with humor, the book kept me chuckling to the very end.

Pickles, you've won my heart and I look forward to more from you and your mom, Georgi Abbott, a gifted writer who should be getting at least a three-book deal posthaste. Pickles, you might want to nudge the publishers in your very charming manner, eh? :)

P.S. It turns out that Pickles gave excellent fishing advice. You will NOT want to miss one word of Pickles the Parrot!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Review by: Dawn Plummer on Jan. 14, 2011 : (no rating)
I loved this book!
The story of Pickles from when he was picked up to be taken to his new home as a baby, until the present, 8 years later. This is well written and entertaining. It not only includes humourous episodes with Pickles but also talks about the reality of having a parrot as a pet and all it entails. Owning an African Grey myself, I really appreciate this book.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Florida Town on Dec. 29, 2010 : (no rating)
I've seen parrots before - they're colourful, they make funny noises, they can imitate sounds and even spout a few words. At least, that's what I thought until I read this book. Pickles, the parrot, isn't just repeating words - he's thinking and being creative. He's stubborn, he's funny, he's demanding, he's intelligent - and he's not your average pet. You'll have a whole new view of parrots when you finish reading these engaging tales - and you might ask yourself, what does Pickles think about his owners? It would be a fair question, because he has an opinion on everything else. A warm and funny book, suitable for all ages.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Tamber King on Nov. 24, 2010 :
A sweet, funny, and absolutely charming book. Through the stories of Pickle's adventures with his family, you are left with a true and endearing sense of what it is like to live with these brilliant and sometimes seemingly human birds. There was a smile and chuckle to be had on every page! A must for any pet owner who appreciates the intricate relationships owners have with their pets!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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