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August 8, 2006

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Max, the Pet of the Day
Name: Max
Age: One years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Maximillian Pionus
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
   I got Max when he was weaned at three months old. I had bought him from a breeder in Ontario and had him flown in. He was very shy when I got him. It took a few months for him to really warm up to me. He has turned out to be a very sweet, gentle bird. My children have flown the coop, so Max has been a great companion, filling up my time with enjoyment and laughter. Even my husband loves him.

    Max is there to greet us when we come through the door. Asking us "what are you doing" "hello baby", "how are you". He really talks up a storm, surprising me every day with new phrases like "wanna peanut", wanna come out" "give me a kiss". He even coughs like me.

    Max loves to have a shower. He will sit contently on a perch on the coffee table and play with his basket of little toys while I watch T.V. He is very quiet for a big bird. Max doesn't really know any tricks yet, but we are working on it. He plays happily with his toys in his cage, hanging upside down, chewing toys and swinging by the ropes. Max never bothers anybody, he is so content, entertaining himself or having a conversation with me while I work in the kitchen. I have many birds, but he is the best friend ever. I look forward to many happy years with my Max.

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