A man buys a budgie but is disappointed when it doesn’t speak.
He goes back to the pet shop where the owner suggests getting the budgie a mirror to play with, his doesn’t make the budgie any more talkative so the pet shop owner next suggests buying it a cuttlefish bone, the bone has no effect either so the owner suggests the man buys the budgie a bell and a ladder.
Finally the man returns to the pet shop and announces he’s had success. ‘The budgie looked in the mirror,’ says the man. ‘It pecked at the cuttlefish, climbed the ladder, rang the bell, then said a few words, and fell dead off its perch.’ ‘Oh dear,’ said the pet shop owner, ‘What did it say?’ The man replies, ‘It said, “Hasn’t that shop got any bloody bird seed?”