Pet parrot alerts Florida family to fire

Pearly the pet parrot

January 15, 2014 2:18:16 PM PST
A Florida parrot has earned a lot of bird seed after alerting its family that their house was on fire.

Pearly the pet parrot woke the Fort Lauderdale family early Tuesday morning with loud squawking. The laundry room in the house was on fire.

Emergency crews quickly arrived and put out the flames.

Damage was contained to just one room.

The family says if it wasn't for Pearly's alert, the situation could have been a lot worse.