Parrot mocks owner during quarantine workout

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A parrot ruthlessly mocks its owner - by laughing hysterically during his quarantine workout.

Emma, a 30-year-old macaw, cackled while Kelly Cameron, 40, attempted to exercise on his living room floor.

"She laughed at me every time I did sit-ups," said Kelly, a call centre worker from Iowa, USA.

"But I thought it was funny. I was just working out with my daughter to keep her busy while we're in quarantine. She was getting kind of stir crazy."

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Emma might seem totally at home with the Cameron family, but it took her many months to feel comfortable enough to laugh at them.

"Emma is a rescue and we have come a very long way in building trust," said Kelly's wife, Jennifer, 35.

"Our 12-year-old daughter Callah has a very strong bond with Emma and is currently the only family member that can physically handle her without getting bitten."

She added: "We're so glad that she can laugh with us. We understand that she is a highly perceptive and intelligent creature. We're so thankful to have been able to welcome her into our family."