by ecorazzicontributor
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Quentin Tarantino is known for directing badass films like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Inglourious Basterds, so it seems a little odd that the dude’s feathers are getting ruffled over a couple of parrots.

The Academy Award winner is suing his neighbor, writer Alan Ball, because the True Blood creator’s pet macaws have allegedly been keeping him from getting work done…

Legal papers filed by Tarantino yesterday at the Los Angeles Superior Court stated, “On a daily basis Defendants’ Macaws, large tropical birds known for their loud squawks and screams, are placed in an outdoor aviary where they emit blood-curdling screams at random intervals for seven to eight hours. Mr. Tarantino and others in his home are subjected to the Macaws’ obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams, which have seriously disrupted Mr. Tarantino’s ability to work as a writer in his home.”

Seriously? Seriously.

The lawsuit claims that problems with the pets began in late 2009, when Ball and his partner, Peter Macdissi, agreed to look into building a soundproof outdoor structure for their pets. Apparently that never came to pass, forcing the 47-year-old Tarantino to take action.

Personally, I think this is a little ridiculous considering that macaws make noise (like any other animal, or child for that matter), what say you all?

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  • Sixfingered

    I had to deal with birds that weren’t mine before, they can be quite annoying. More annoying than any dog or child I’ve ever had to live by. I also don’t think birds should be companion animals.

  • onelove

    I see where he is coming from.
    Parrots can be extremely obnoxious to the point that you are going to go crazy. I think homeowners have a right to live in peace and quiet. If the Parrot owner was supposed to get a sound proof barrier, then it’s his own fault.
    I have a much smaller parrot and ever he makes the most loud non stop noises, especially in spring when its mating season.

    I understand where he is coming from a bit. I just wish it could have been settled out of court, which I’m sure he doesn’t want to deal with it that way either.

    Macaws aren’t like dogs where you can tell them to be quiet and they listen. Parrots can go on and on and on and on and on….
    And you can’t reason with them.
    I understand Mr. Tarantino’s problem. If I had to listen to 2 macaws all day, I’d loose it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Elizabeth/566480478 Erin Elizabeth

    I agree birds should not be kept in cages as pets. They are meant to fly free in the sky… I hope he wins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Elizabeth/566480478 Erin Elizabeth

    PS not to mention the creator used real wolves in the tv show (I saw a segment on it with interview) instead of CGI. So these wolves have to be brought in to perform and fight etc. NOT cool. (I admit i like the show though)

  • robert m

    easily on tarantino’s side

    i don’t think any animals should be kept as pets – birds were meant to fly free in the sky and wolves were meant to run free in the forests – not genetically mutated into pets

  • Kristina

    I’m also not a fan of keeping pet birds — despite most pet birds being bred in captivity, I would hardly call them domesticated — they should be left in the wild. But I worked in a pet store awhile ago where we had two resident macaws. The author of this article has obviously never been anywhere near macaws when they are screaming, as it is ridiculously loud. Like I have entertained the idea of seeking workers’ comp for hearing damage loud. All ethics aside, Tarantino is definitely not being unreasonable here.