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July 30, 2006

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Austin, Bunny, the Pet of the Day
Name: Austin, Bunny
Age: Three years, 18 months old
Gender: Male, Female
Kind: Green Cheek Conures
Home: Rockford, Illinois, USA
   This is Austin and Bunny clowning around. Austin is about three years old. The people I bought him from couldn't remember how long they had him. They thought he was between a year and a year and a half. I have had him one year five months now. They also said he didn't talk but within a couple days he was saying "Kiss Kiss" and I taught him to give kisses. He started picking up words quickly and talking quite a lot.

    I decided he needed a friend so he wouldn't squawk for me continually. He had really bonded to me. I found a guy on a message board that had a Green Cheek Conure that he didn't want. So I bought her. He said she didn't talk but she was only eight months old herself. I didn't have her very long and she was saying everything that Austin was saying. They both talk quite well. And as you can see in their photo, they bonded well to each other, too!

    I didn't find out until I had them sexed by our vet that Austin is a boy and Bunny (Bun-Bun) is a girl. Before finding out Bunny is a girl her name was Buddy.

    I feel I rescued both of these birds from homes where they weren't wanted any more and from being neglected. They are my spoiled babies now. I can't imagine life without them.

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