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February 14, 2006

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Bacio, Bella, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bacio, Bella
Age: Fifteen, Nine months old
Gender: Male, Female
Kind: Hahn's Macaw, Illiger's Macaw
Home: Denver, Colorado, USA
 
   I just love mini macaws! We got Bacio last Valentine's Day, and his name is Italian for 'kiss' because its what he does all the time! He is our little clown, always singing, laughing and saying 'hello' in his cartoon voice. He is first bird though, and spends a lot of time taking away toys from Bella. This keeps him fairly busy, because Bella is more mischevious and puts everything she sees in her mouth. She is a more active bird, and likes to play peek a boo by hiding her head in my shirt and loves it when I lay on the floor and 'wrestle' with her. She is also very affectionate, and loves to snuggle up with me as I preen her feathers.

    Bacio is very vocal - always making 'joyful' noises. Bella has a softer voice, and for a macaw is surprisingly quiet. I'm hoping this will change as she gets older, because I would love to hear her sing as well. together these two make me smile and laugh every day, and I'm very happy to be spending the next 40 years of my life with them!!!

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