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March 1, 2005

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Floyd, the Pet of the Day
Name: Floyd
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Monk Parrot
Home: Connecticut, USA
   This is Floyd the Monk Parrot (also known as a Quaker Parrot). Floyd came to me when I worked at an animal hospital. Someone dropped him off because they found him in the street with two broken legs. We'll never know what happened, or where he came from, but he underwent some surgery to help his legs heal properly.

    After lots of care and hand-feeding, Floyd recovered from his injuries and turned out to be a hearty bird full of life. He loves to hang upside down (you would never guess he had leg injuries), he greets visitor with a loud and clear "hello" or an equally loud and clear "bye-bye" and occasionally he'll make "raspberry" noises at you when you walk by his cage. He loves to eat Cheerios, bananas and butternut squash. Floyd also makes monthly visits to a bird center so visitors can meet him and learn more about birds like himself. He just loves being around people!! He also loves to listen to the radio, and is teaching my two lovebirds how to whistle as well. He's quite a special bird!

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