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February 3, 2004

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Irie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Irie
Age: Eight weeks old
Gender: Male
Kind: Green-cheeked Conure
Home: Maryville, Missouri, USA
   This is Irie. Irie was named after our honeymoon trip to Jamaica. The Jamaicans say "Irie Mon" a lot, and "Irie" means "No Problems". We really liked the name and found it unique. He is my little baby. I got him a few weeks back and we have become inseparable. He is such a fun little bird. I was blessed to be able to find a breeder who hand raised these little guys. The first day he came home with me he wanted out of his cage immediately, I opened the door and he called to me and flew to my shoulder for a little cuddling.

    He is such a smart little guy, within just a few days we taught him to poop in his cage before coming out and he has since associated coming out of his cage with going to the bathroom first. He likes to snuggle in Mommy's hair and climb into Daddy's pockets in his shirts. Sometimes when he wants to come out of his cage he kicks all of his food out of his bowl all over the floor, he knows that it gets my attention! Irie is currently trying to win the affections of our Cockatiel, Sadie, who is not very interested in this "strange looking" green bird. We look forward to a long happy relationship with Irie. He is very special to us.

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