||Five years old|
||San Diego, California, USA|
is a Senegal parrot that I purchased from a bird store almost five
years ago. She is a very special pet who loves to sit on my knee
begging for head scratches. Once she gets her scratches she imitates
my giggle and says "hi baby" in a high pitched little voice. I play a
little game with her on the kitchen counter as she runs away from me I
try to pick her up and she says "pick a baby". When I finally catch
her, I hold her on her back and she says "weeeee". Some of her other
favorite words are: bye, bye baby, step up, come here and I love you.
She's not a big talker but what she says is clear and sweet. Her
favorite foods are pistachios and pasta and she would kill for a
french fry or steak. She gets a plate at dinner time with whatever
we're eating along with pellets and fruits and vegetables during the
day. Arkie is a cherished addition to our family that we wouldn't
trade for anything.