||Ten years old|
||Batavia, New York, USA|
is my lovebird Kiko. He's ten years old and very special to me.
When I am home he is with me constantly. And I do mean constantly!!!
He sits on the shower curtain rod when I take a shower and can't wait
till I get out of the shower so he can be close to me again. When I
have to go out he senses that I am leaving and dives in my shirt and
I have a tough time getting him out. We play several games together
and one of them is to see how many times he kisses me in one sitting.
Our record is twelve times. I have had him for nine years and he's priceless
to me. He's my constant companion and best friend.
Kiko is a Lutino Lovebird. It is not uncommon for a Lovebird to live
to be 30 years old. If birds are given other foods besides just
seeds, they will be healthier than those that have a total diet of
seeds. He eats what I eat. Kiko loves cooked chicken, that's why I
call him my little cannibal. He loves fresh peas, corn and especially
egg yolk. I have to keep a boiled egg in the refrigerator, so he can
have his "eggers" every night. He only likes a little bit but it had
better be there every night or I will get pestered until he gets it.
He actually paces back and forth on my shoulders going from one
shoulder to the other and nipping my ear until he gets what he wants.
If I pretend to smell of him and tell him he smells like a chicken,
he will insist on taking a bath. I know it sounds crazy but it's
true. He understands quite a number of words but won't talk, except
to say thank-you when we have a sip of coffee in the morning.
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