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Submission + - Drunken parrots have hangovers worse than humans (

bazzalunatic writes: Each wet season in northern Australia dozens of colourful lorikeets have to be rescued because they appear drunk, fall out of trees and even get a hangover-like sickness. No one knows quite what's going on, but the best explanation is they get smashed from fermented fruit.

From the story: "Experts say they are not sure if the lorikeets are actually drunk, but they do have tell-tale symptoms. "They exhibit odd behaviour like falling over or difficulty flying [and] they keep running into things," says Darwin vet Dr Stephen Cutter from The Ark Animal Hospital."

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Drunken parrots have hangovers worse than humans

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