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January 24, 2005

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Roonah, the Pet of the Day
Name: Roonah
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Mexican Red Headed Amazon
Home: Beloit, Illinois, USA
   Hello... I'm Roonah. I'm a rather quiet bird, and very often I'm content just watching my people. They say I'm very polite, because I don't bite. Instead I'll just take your finger in my hand and move it away if I don't feel like being touched.

    Since I was adopted from a shelter for unwanted parrots, my family isn't exactly sure of my age, but I'm around nine years old. I don't talk, but I absolutely love sound effects, both hearing them and repeating them. I'm a sucker for good food too. My people say I'm way too cute when I eat, even when I'm found stealing their spaghetti.

    Last summer, I had quite an adventure. I was sitting on my person's shoulder when the noise of an opening door freaked me out, and I flew right out of it! I spent two days living in the tree tops of Chicago, until someone called my family and said they heard me calling. It took three hours and a cherry picker, but I'm home safe now, and boy was I glad. My family says they were very proud of me for staying close to home, even if I was scared. I know they were so glad to see me too.

    I love my family a lot, and they love me! Anyway, it's nice to meet you!

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