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October 30, 1998

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Commadore, the Pet of the Day
Name: Commadore
Age: 32 years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Festive Amazon Parrot
Home: Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA
   Commadore is a very special pet. He has a very large vocabulary, of about 250 words. He is very intelligent and fun to be around. Commadore laughs, especially at kids, meows at cats, and barks at dogs. He also sings the musical scale...Do Re Me.... Commadore also loves to play dead. I lay him in my hand, and I say bang, while using my finger as a gun, and he throws his head back. It's very funny. Commadore also does educational programs with me, that I do for schools. He does a great job of keeping the kids attention.

    Commadore has been with us for 30 years. I was 10 when my dad bought him. We expect him to live to be 50 to 60. I do get a lot of requests for people to touch him... especially kids. I allow it only while I hold his beak. Commadore entertains as well as teaches. He shows kids that pets are more than a possession. He talks to them, laughs with them, and usually by the time we leave, they all say goodbye, and hopefully have a new found respect for their pets they have at home.

    You can read more about commadore on his web page.

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