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October 19, 2005

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Lencho, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lencho
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Lilac crowned parrot
Home: Toluca City, Mexico
   I found Lencho one day with some kids who were treating him badly, as he bit them. They were looking for someone to take the bird just because of what I knew was his instinctive behavior. I accepted him and incredible as it sounds, he immediately ducked his head down to have it scratched.

    Ever since I have had Lencho, I tried to teach him some words with no results, but Lencho compensates by giving me lots of affection every time I get home from work. He is so protective of me that when someone even pretends to be attacking me, he stands defensively. Some of the tricks this self-taught parrot has learned include opening his cage to climb the closest tree, and his exotic noises he makes every time he sees a stranger trying to cross the front door.

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