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July 11, 2002

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Zazu, the Pet of the Day
Name: Zazu
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Major Mitchell Cockatoo
Home: Netherlands
   This is Zazu. Zazu is from the Netherlands (that tiny country next to Germany). He is very special to me as he is so sweet and when I feel very sad he feels that and behaves even sweeter! He tries to comfort me then by cuddling me. He is also a polite bird as he introduces himself willingly to other people, saying:" Hello I am Zazu," and he asks how you're doing. I taught my other bird how to say hi, and raise his foot on that phrase, but Zazu doesn't seem to get it, he raises his (beautiful) crest and puts his head in the back of his neck: That is his way of saying hi!

    Zazu is very sweet, he always comforts me when I feel down. He rubs his head against my cheek then. He loves to get attention and in order to get that, he talks like his life depends on it! He loves me to hold him by his feet and then he flaps his wings and I have to move my arms... he doesn't know any tricks, as his breed isn't known for its smartness just like other parrots. I have had budgies all my life but then I bought a small parrot and I saw this bird somewhere and I was sure I was going to get a parrot like that! It took me long to find a breeder, but at last I could get him. When he was small he was so adorable. He was such a clumsy and ugly piece of fluff, and he already had his great personality then.

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