||Four years old|
||Japanese Rice Bird|
is Coco, my Japanese Rice Bird. Japanese Rice Birds are popular as
parakeets in Japan. Their feathers shine beautifully like silk, and the
texture is so fluffy like cotton. That's one of reasons I love Japanese
I got him in a pet store four years ago. When he came to home, his
back-color was gray but as he grow up, it turned snow-white. He likes
singing and dancing. It's an instinct in order to attract female, but
there's no girls except me in my room(poor Coco!)... His most favorite is
bathing. He has his own bath box in his cage so he can take a bath
whenever he wants. He's clean so he takes a bath more than three times a day
even in winter. After bathing, he always smells like sweet maple syrup.
That's a kind of strange odor, but I like it.
He also likes hopping on keyboards of PC. I don't know why but he seems
to be attracted to electric equipments like PC, cellphone, DVD
player (especially remote control), those kind of things. I've never met
such a intelligent bird like him! And he recognizes each face of my
family. He loves me the best (he always wants to stay around me and
follows me everywhere, even into a bathroom), second is my mother, and
he never flies to my father.
Isn't he incredible? When he gets tired of playing, he always flies to
me and fells asleep on my palm. I can feel his warmth and constant
heartbeat. It makes me relax. Although I can't move my hands and do
anything while he's sleeping (I mean, I don't want to wake him up), I
like it so much. It's my happiest time of the day.