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January 4, 2005

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Jake, the Pet of the Day
Name: Jake
Age: Six months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Peach-Faced Lovebird
Home: Alberta, Canada
   My bird Jake is very special. When I got him he was very untrusting and I couldn't even walk up to his cage without him going wild. I slowly gained his trust by taking him out of the cage and teaching him to "step up" onto a perch every day. Now he is the most affectionate and amusing little guy. He loves to be taken out of his cage and perch on anyone! He will sit on my finger, shoulder, head, knee, or ponytail! He has two cages. He has a big one for my room, and a small one so he can sit with us when we eat. He usually just sits on top of the cage though!

    When I practice my piano Jake squeaks along with me. Sometimes he wakes me up in the morning so he can play with me! He comes with me to do my chores, he sits on a perch in the bathroom when I am getting ready for the day, and he starts to squeak when I leave the room. We even have to leave the light and radio on when I go to school so he won't be lonely. He loves it when I nuzzle him with my face, but he hates being petted! I love him a lot and hope he is with me for a very long time.

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