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April 25, 2005

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Trouper, Ripley, the Pet of the Day
Name: Trouper, Ripley
Age: Two, One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: White Belly Caiques
Home: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
   These are my white belly caiques, Trouper and Ripley. Caiques are known as clowns and these two certainly are, as can be seen in this picture. Caiques love to play, hang upside down, and they hop like bunnies, so cute to see. Just hop, hop, hop across the floor. They squeal like pigs in protest if they are having fun and I try to move them. They do a perfect wolf whistle if they are happy, so there is a lot of whistling going on.

    Caiques love to surf on things, they rub their body back and forth on towels or in hair and these two are no exception. Ripley loves to surf in my hair. Their coloring is also very distinct in the parrot world. They are the only multicolored parrot with a white belly. They look like jigsaw puzzles! In my opinion, they are best pets. Trouper and Ripley two love each other, but they also love to be with people and love to be cuddled and touched - when they aren't busy hanging upside down. If you are curious, you can read more about caiques.

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