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February 10, 2000

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Riker, the Pet of the Day
Name: Riker
Age: Three and a half years old
Gender: Male
Breed: Quaker Parakeet
Home: South Carolina, USA
 
   Riker is a three-year-old Quaker Parakeet. Why is he special? Riker was my first bird. From the start, Riker was special. He loves to snuggle. He loves to play and talk to me. His favorite food is a Pringles potato chip. He is, at the moment, learning to sing "Jesus Loves Me." What a wonderful bird!!!!

    I don't really know what the snuggle toy he is pictured in is called. It's a round hoop with cotton rope tied to it, he just goes in it and snuggles. He is three and a half years old. I had a friend that had a nanday conure, so I did the worst thing possible. I called all the local pet stores asking for a "talking bird." He was my first bird and I didn't know any better, but I wouldn't change it for the world. He does get free time, and has his own playgym that he stays on when not in his cage. He likes to play dead and I help him do flips on my finger, he still needs help with them. He is just a total joy!!!
 

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