Item #: SCP-2243
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2243 is to be kept in a 33x50x63 cm enclosure. The enclosure must contain no fewer than two containers containing a seed mixture with nutrient levels suitable for Lonchura striata domestica, 2 water containers and, at the request of SCP-2243-B, at least one water container must be large enough for "splashy time".
The enclosure is to be cleaned and maintained bi-weekly by level 2 personnel. The enclosure may be changed and additional features added at the request of SCP-2243-A or SCP-2243-B with Site Director approval.
SCP-2243 shall be made available for translator services with Site Director approval.
Description: Separately SCP-2243-A, SCP-2243-B, SCP-2243-C behave as one would expect objects and creatures they resemble to behave. When placed within 1.9 m of each other SCP-2243 becomes active.
SCP-2243 is a collection of three entities, SCP-2243-A, SCP-2243-B, and SCP-2243-C. SCP-2243-A refers to itself as "Daisy" and SCP-2243-B refers to itself as "Tissle"1. SCP-2243-C does not display any cognitive awareness or sentience as of this writing.
Mobile Task Force Operative █████ ██████(henceforth referred to as MTFO) purchased both SCP-2243-A and SCP-2243-B at the pet supply chain ████████. Both appear to be female Lonchura striata domestica, more commonly known as Society Finches. MTFO purchased SCP-2243-C approximately one month later. SCP-2243-C is approximately 11.4 cm, comprised of rope, rubber, and plastic and appears as a common bird toy sold to the general public. MTFO brought SCP-2243 to the Foundation once the anomalous properties were detected.
While active, any subject within a 4.02m radius of SCP-2243 will hear SCP-2243-A and SCP-2243-B speaking in the language that the subject is most fluent in, instead of the normal sounds produced by Lonchua striata domestica. The subject is able to converse with SCP-2243-A and SCP-2243-B with no observable long-term effects. Any persons outside of a 4.02m radius will perceive SCP-2243-A and SCP-2243-B as sounding like normal Lonchua striata domestica. Any persons outside of a 4.02m radius from SCP-2243 will also perceive the subject as imitating "peeping" or "chirping" noises instead of normal human speech.
While writing within the effect radius, subject will believe themselves to be writing normally; however, upon leaving the radius, the words appear as variations of "peep" and "chirp". This effect happens regardless if typed or written by hand.
When viewed or listened to remotely, persons still perceive the subject, SCP-2243-A, and SCP-2243-B as emitting standard bird sounds. When viewed remotely, it can be seen that the subject does indeed write variations of "peep" or "chirp", the impression the subject has that he or she is writing normally is apparently only applicable to those within the effect radius.
It seems the subject will perceive all speech made within the effect radius in his or her most fluent language, making SCP-2243 a useful translator for verbal communication if the participants are in the effect area together.
SCP-2243-A and SCP-2243-B seem to have the intelligence and understanding of a human toddler approximately 2-3 years of age. SCP-2243-A and SCP-2243-B acknowledge both are "different" than subjects, but possess no knowledge beyond what a normal Lonchua striata domestica raised for commercial purposes would be expected to know. The grammar and sentence structure reflects that understanding regardless of language the subject hears.
SCP-2243 is explained as a type of parrot hybrid to anyone in the vicinity and is therefore not deemed a security threat.