||Eight years old|
||Seattle, Washington, USA|
Pea is an eight-year-old black headed caique. Caiques are
sometimes referred to as "the clowns of the parrot world" and Pea fits
this description perfectly. He loves to play tricks on his people - one
of his favorites is to climb up in "his" tree - a quince in the back yard.
He waits for an unsuspecting victim to walk underneath, and then clips
off a quince fruit with his beak with perfect timing to fall on the
person's head! The "victim" is further persecuted by Sweet Pea's
maniacal laugh... hahahahah coming from high up in the tree.
Sweet Pea also likes ambushing feet from under the bed, taking shower in
the kitchen sink with maximal water spraying time, eating at the table,
(caught in the act in this photo) and crawling up the arms of long
sleeved sweaters. He hates being left behind, and would much rather
ride in his car cage or better yet on the steering wheel (for obvious
reasons he's only allowed to do this in the driveway).
Among his favorite places are the hole he has gnawed in the risers of
the stairs, and under the covers in bed. Sweet Pea is a ton of fun... I
wouldn't trade him for any other clown!