Someone Left A Cockatoo Called Brexit At A Travelodge

By Holly Brockwell on at

People leave some really weird things in hotel rooms. Budget chain Travelodge has just released its list for 2018, and it included a blue-eyed cockatoo called Brexit.

For the non-birb (not a typo) lovers among you, a cockatoo is a large domesticated dinosaur that looks like it's made out of mashed potato. It's famous for its exceptionally loud screm (again, not a typo), throwing epic tantrums, and rocking out.

The blue-eyed variety doesn't actually have blue eyes, but black eyes surrounded by a featherless ring of blue skin, and it lives for FIFTY YEARS. Will calling it 'Brexit' still be funny in fifty years? Or even in five? Probably not.

Still, we're not sure Brexit has the most attentive owner, given the whole left-in-a-hotel-room thing.

Other items on Travelodge's list included lots more pets, sadly – two iguanas, three butterfly-tail fish called Kim, Kourtney and Khloe (ugh), and a pug called Pugsley.

There was also a suitcase full of masks (creepy), a chest of semi-precious stones and a five-foot Angel Of The North cake. Not all in the same room, thankfully, or we'd have an episode of Luther on our hands.

Shakila Ahmed, spokesperson for Travelodge, comments:

"When it comes to why so many customers forget their treasured items, there is one common theme — and that’s living in a fast and furious world — where time is of the essence, especially when getting from A to B, and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten."

cockatoo, though? Your long-lived feathered dinosaur that you've hilariously named after a short-lived cultural reference? Really?!

We can only imagine the tantrum that followed.


Main image: a very good birb by Christianstobbe via Flickr CC