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June 1, 2006

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J.P., the Pet of the Day
Name: J. P.
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Pacific Green Split, Yellow Parrotlet
Home: Michigan, USA
   On July 25, 2005, James Patric Pretty Boy Hodgson (J.P. for short) entered the world. On October 3, 2005 he entered our world and, immediately after, our hearts.

    Is he smart? You betcha. Within hours after entering his new home, he had already figured out how to open the door to his cage, which I might add is about four times as big as he is. Even though he had never set eyes on us before that day, he ran to the edge of his door and fussed until I offered a finger. I didn't even have to say, "Step up."

    Everyone asks, "Can he talk?" The answer is most definitely, yes. If I am not where he can see me, he looks at my husband and says, "Mama". He also says, "Peek-A-Boo" as well as his name and picks other words and phrases up quite quickly so we have had to watch what we say.

    He is quite the little ham, as you can see from the picture. He loves to pose for the camera and even has his own homepage. J.P. may be one of the world's smallest parrots but he makes up for his size with one of the world's largest personalities.

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