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An Ex-ex-parrot is an undead pet parrot that originally belonged to Achmed the Brutally Violent. Unlocking it completes the Now That's What I Call a Dead Parrot achievement which is a part of the Master quest cape.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Players can obtain it after completing the Rocking Out quest. Level 71 Summoning is also required. To obtain it, the player must do the following:

  1. Talk to Bill Teach (choose the option 'Rocking Out') on his ship in Port Phasmatys, or on Mos Le'Harmless. He will give the player a Magical cage.
  2. Talk to 50 Ships Mufassah located upstairs in the northern bar on Mos Le'Harmless. He will give the player a dead parrot, called an Ex-parrot.
  3. Use the Ex-parrot on the magical cage.
  4. Use the cage on the slab (with the black mask symbol on it) found directly west of the Mos Le'Harmless caves. This will unlock the pet in the customisation interface under the 'Follower Pets' tab.
The slab is due west of the Cave Horror cave entrance.

If you obtained the Ex-ex-parrot back when it was an object pet and dismissed it back then, you can't reobtain it with the steps described above but instead need to reclaim it from the Taverley pet shop.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 6 April 2021 (Update):
    • The Ex-ex-parrot has been converted from an object pet to a follower pet in the Customisation interface.
  • patch 11 June 2013 (Update):
    • A spelling mistake with the Ex-ex parrot transformation has been corrected.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected typos in the following: Hunt for Red Raktuber, Soul Wars Tutorial, the Ex-ex-parrot, Mosol Rei's chat, Ana from the Tourist Trap quest, evil tree examines, Mourning's Ends 1 and 2 text, and a few Agility courses.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Ex-ex-parrot" is a reference to the classic Monty Python "Dead Parrot" sketch, in which John Cleese exclaims "This is an EX-PARROT!" Also, in the sketch, John Cleese says, "This parrot has ceased to be!" The examine text (This parrot has unceased to be!) seems to reference that.[1]
  • The parrot's speech all pertains to the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Specifically, the woman who is life within death, the painted ship upon the painted ocean, the beginning of the poem where the Mariner starts telling his tale to a man attending a wedding, and the shooting of the albatross which led to the becalming of the ship.
  • When the Ex-ex-parrot says "Wanna hear a story?" and "A long one!", it may be a reference to the movie Paulie, the majority of which is a flashback told as told by the titular parrot, Paulie.
  • Before the update on 6 April 2021 the pet could be examined in a player's inventory with the text "A very alive rotten parrot."
  • The parrot could previously have been fed with rock fragments which became unavailable as the pet was converted from an object to a follower pet. Though the pet would get hungry, it would never run away, nor would it ever grow into a mature version, which made feeding it pointless.
  • Unlike other pets, players could understand the Ex-ex-parrot without needing 10 extra Summoning levels past the original requirement.

References[edit | edit source]