||Two and a half years old|
||Denver, Colorado, USA|
is Squirt, my peach-fronted conure. I got him from a rescue group
about a year ago. While birds aren't for everybody (loud noises and
cleaning cages just sort of go with the territory) he is a pretty laid
back bird. He can laugh, give kisses, say "Whatcha' Doin'?" and "I Love
You". He also likes to dance.
What makes Squirt so special is that he's just like a little kid. Some
days he likes carrots - some days he doesn't. If he's talking up a storm
and I put the phone up for him to talk into it he gets totally silent.
He also doesn't like big nuts in his treat bowl, so if there are any in
there he'll throw them out on the floor in a big commotion. He takes
showers and shows off for new people. I'm not always sure that getting a
bird was the best decision I've ever made, but now I love him enough
that it doesn't really matter.