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November 11, 2002

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Sweetie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sweetie
Age: Sixteen months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Pied Pearl Cockatiel
Home: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
   This is Sweetie. He was the runt of his clutch and looked a little ragged when we got him but he is a happy, healthy bird now! The old saying that "good things come in small packages" fits Sweetie.

    Sweetie whistles all day long. He has a special call that lets us know he wants out of his cage. Sweetie loves the mirror or anything he can see his reflection in. He knows where everything in our house is located that he can see his reflection in - picture frames, clock faces, windows. Sweetie's name should have been Rascal. He's always into something. His favorite human is my older son, BJ, who is 14. Sweetie will do tricks and other things for BJ, but will not do them for anyone else.

    When Sweetie gets out of his cage, he goes to the couch and starts to call for BJ. He goes to BJ's seat and sits on the back of the couch and calls and calls some more. When he sees BJ coming for him, Sweetie runs as fast as his little feet will carry him to get to BJ. Sweetie has been a wonderful addition to our flock. He keeps us entertained and he has us trained very well!

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