Linville has a job that's for the birds

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 01:00 AM.

“That bird is the most intelligent parrot that exists,” Linville said. “You don’t even have to teach it to talk. It just picks up on its own.”

Linville brings along his own bird, Pickles, a miniature or severe macaw, to do grooming sessions. He said Pickles is a little arrogant, telling anyone that she’s No. 1 and the best looking bird around. Linville’s had the bird for 11 years.

“Pickles is so docile that she rides piggy back when I ride my bike and she stays right there and loves every bit of it,” he said. “When I go to the beach and places, I have been swarmed by people wanting to get close to Pickles. It’s actually unbelievable how people respond to a parrot. I tried to do the Beaufort boardwalk thing one day and I didn’t make it 10 feet into the thing because I got swarmed and I never moved.”

To reach Linville, call 773-1730.

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