A domestic disturbance raised to police turned out to actually be a man arguing with a parrot.

The man argued with a bird

The man argued with a bird

A resident in Loerrach, Germany, called officers this week after he heard shouting and rowing from a next door apartment, and became increasingly concerned it was getting out of hand.

Once the police arrived, it became clear the shouting match was between a man and his girlfriend's pet, as reported by the Metro.

To make matters worse, it appears the bird could only respond by barking - with the 22-year-old man telling officers he had become annoyed with the parrot.

It's said police decided not to take things any further with what turned out to be a false alarm.