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September 14, 1999

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Coco, the Pet of the Day
Name: Coco
Age: Two years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Umbrella Cockatoo
Home: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
   The thing that makes my 'lil umbrella special is that she thinks she's a cat! She sleeps in the bed with us and is very spoiled! When we walk in the front door, she hears our arrival and lets out an I'm-over-here yell. If she's out of her cage in her 'lil room, she'll walk to the bedroom where she knows a cuddle could take place and climbs half way up the bed until she gets stuck and just waits for someone to come to her rescue! We have had her for about two years and she can say "Hello, Coco bird!" She craves her monkey biscuits everyday which follows with an after dinner cuddle. She loves her water which she turns into what we call her 'lil "gumbo." This is because she sits right above her water bowl and lets all her (colored) peanut pieces fall into her water which, when "brews" for about a day, makes a nice lil colorful "gumbo!" She competes for attention with our moluccan cockatoo and white-capped pionus as well as the T.V. and radio. She jumps on strangers to cry for a cuddle and won't get off anyone unless you take her off and place her on her perch. She has been in L.S.U.'s newspaper and now feels she is a 'lil star. When she's sitting on her perch, she will sometimes massage her neck with her 'lil feet which is kinda cute! The reason we bought an umbrella was because of their friendly demeanor and we feel she has evolved into our child!

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