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June 13, 1999

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Sadie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sadie
Age: Five and a half months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Pacific Parrotlet
Home: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
   We are Parrotlet breeders and Sadie's story is a special story. Sadie's mom and dad went to breed for the first time last November. To make a long story short, they were having a hard time getting things right and two babies died. Well, Sadie hatched and I was determined this little girl wasn't going to die. I watched day one and they did feed her fine. The next day they didn't feed her and she was turning a darker pink which meant she could become dehydrated and die. So I pulled Sadie at two days and handfed her. Today she is a gorgeous five and a half month old Pacific Female Parrotlet.

    What a character she has become. She loves to be out of the cage and her favorite place to perch is on Mommy's glasses. I also have a Green Rump male Parrotlet as a pet and they are buddies. Since she was handfed since two days, she really doesn't think she is a bird. Her mommy is a human and I think if I told her she is a bird, she would pack her little parrotlet suitcase with her parrotlet super seed, her millet and her pellets and leave home.

    Sadie is also very special in that she is the niece of my late Zach, my Pacific Parrotlet that passed away last August. I knew I would eventually keep one of his nieces or nephews but I didn't expect to keep the first one. We felt, since we had handfed this one almost from the beginning, she would be so bonded to us, so we decided she would be the one we would keep.

    Sadie has been the center of attention at a Bird Fair and she stood tall and proud with her little chest out as if to say "Look at me, I am the belle of the Fair." She has traveled to Daytona Beach to meet new friends and I think we are just on the beginning adventures with this little girl. She, along with out Li'l Paulie, our Green Rump pet, both are the apples of Mommy's eye. Hmm, apple? Pippen apples? They are green just our Parrotlets.

    You can go to Sadie's web site listed below and see her from the age of two days old and up.

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