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June 8, 2001

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Polly, the Pet of the Day
Name: Polly
Age: 34 years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Double Yellow Head Amazon Parrot
Home: Shelbyville, Indiana, USA
   This is Polly. (I know the name isn't very original.) She is about 34 years old... I've had her for 33 of those years. She is a Double Yellow Head Amazon Parrot. She lives with my husband and I and our two cats in Shelbyville, Indiana. She does talk, but only when she wants to. She's also gotten lazy over the years because she used to say much more than she does now. Her favorite foods include corn, fried chicken and cream cheese...but she eats everything that we eat. When I met my husband in 1984, she developed an uncanny attraction to him. So now she is considered "his" bird. He is the only person that can open her cage door and pet her or play with her without being bitten. Her limited vocabulary includes "Hello" (when the phone rings) and "Wanna cracker?" (when the pantry door is opened). I get mad at her sometimes, but she is definitely a family member.

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