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June 14, 2004

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Kiki, the Pet of the Day
Name: Kiki
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Alexandrine Parakeet
Home: Benicia, California, USA
   Kiki is an Alexandrine Parakeet. He is a very energetic, and intelligent friend. Alexandrines are not your typical parrot, they have very active minds, and are very hard to keep entertained. I love my bird so much, I can't put him into words! He is my first bird except for the common budgie parakeet. I adopted him from friends that thought he would be a quiet, beautiful, docile bird. I will never regret the adoption, he is my best buddy and we get along great. My wife is pictured here, with bird in full flight! Isn't he beautiful!!!

    Kiki is pretty much the independent type. He greets me with loud screams when I get home. He seems very happy to see me. He loves to fly, and has the run of the house for a few hours each day. It's almost like having a child, you have to watch them so they don't get into trouble.

    His favorite toy now is Lego blocks. I make up a small structure, and he takes it apart. His mind is very active and he loves new things to destroy. He has a definite need to chew. He kind of dances all around in the home when he wants out. Quite a show. He can ring like a telephone, makes beeps just like the microwave, and has copied my Nextel "beeps" perfectly. I go looking for my phone, and it's him! He is very affectionate to me and my wife, doesn't warm up to visitors much at all. He bathes at least once daily. I could go on and on about him, he is just a really neat bird.

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