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January 20, 2005

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Haku, the Pet of the Day
Name: Haku
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Budgie
Home: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
   Haku is a special little guy in his own way. I got him from a pet store called Petcetera, about a year ago. New Budgies had just come in and they were no more than six weeks old, and on sale. I had another Budgie already, whose name was Joey, he's seven years old, and lonely, he had recently lost his female. The thing is, he does not do well around females, so I decided to get him a male companion to see what would happen. Haku seemed to know that I was his new mom, because when one of the store workers went to catch him in the net so I could buy him, he simply would not allow himself to be caught. So, I went behind, and stuck my hand out, and he stepped onto it, like he was already hand tame. I placed him in his travel box, paid for him, and went home. Ever since then, I have not had to hand train him, he just does it! He is such a hilarious little guy. He walks around bobbing his head and pecking at things like he's a chicken, and make the noise "bok bok" as he does it! He also likes to dive bomb your head, so watch out! He gives kisses, he talks, he snuggles, he is wonderful, and I love him.

    Haku is the funniest little Budgie ever and a best friend, and I will treasure him for always. (So will his old buddy Joey, who has taught him to behave quite well for being the baby of the two.)

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