President Ulysses Grant love of horses is well-documented, but the Grant family did have a few more pets, including a parrot.
Unfortunately, there are several references to the Grants owning this parrot, but little further information can be found. One author, Bruce Thomas Boehrer, claims in his book Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World’s Most Talkative Bird, that the Grant family received the parrot as a rather malicious gift:
“Grant’s [parrot] was an ill-tempered bird given to the family by Mexican Minister Matias Romero (perhaps as payback for the Mexican War) and quickly pawned off on friends.”
That the parrot did exist is for certain, however his fate remains unknown.