A parrot has been accused of intimidating a father.

Parrot imitates telling off

Parrot imitates telling off

Hayley Kirby-Bulner, a mum-of-three, has claimed their pet bird is trying to usurp her husband after she filmed the feathered animal copying his voice as he sternly tells off their 15-month-old son.

The parrot - who is known as Gobby - pointed his talon at their toddler Leon and said ''stop it'' and ''no''.

Hayley told Metro.co.uk: ''Leon had been crying for 45 minutes and nothing I was doing was calming him down.

''Then Gobby just started to say ''stop it'' and whistling. Then Leon just stopped. I couldn't believe it. I had been replaced by a parrot.

''My son had decided to listen to a bird and not his own mum.''

Not only does Gobby imitate her husband, Karsten, but he reportedly hates him and even dive bombs him when he is let out of his cage.