Can you imagine the conversation?
Vet: Theres something wrong with this parrot we just got.
Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?
Vet: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!
Owner: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
Vet: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.
Owner: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!
Vet: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
Owner: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!
Yes, for all those who know their comedy this is the famous Dead Parrot sketch from wonderful Monty Python. I never really liked the Dead Parrot sketch but if you want the worlds greatest movie comedy go buy a copy of The Life of Brian to see what comic geniuses they were.