||Six years old|
||Double-Yellow Head Amazon|
||Huntsville, Alabama, USA|
my name is Larry Bird and I am a Double-Yellow Head Amazon, and live
with my Mom. She loves me, especially when I make sounds like the phone
ringing. When she finally realizes it's really me and not the phone,
she just laughs and laughs. I laugh too, and she says I sound just like
her. I say my name and "Whatcha do-do-doin?" And I also tell people
I'm a "pretty bird." Guess everyone would think I'm a boy, but I'm not.
I'm really a girl, but before I came to live with my Mom, I was living
with the bird store owner and stayed in her son's room. His name was
Larry, and everyone started calling me "Larry-Bird" and it stuck. I
like my name and so does my Mom. In fact, Mom loves me so much she
makes special birdie bread for me with lots of good stuff in it. I get
it all over my face when she gives it to me.