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October 1, 2006

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Jimmy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Jimmy
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Severe Macaw (Ara Severa)
Home: Sacramento, California, USA
   Jimmy is special because she is so trusting. She was adopted out of a home that did not understand her therefore she was left not cared for. Even after all of the awful things people had done to her, as soon as we took her home she gave her heart to us. She is truly an inspiration and the world would be a better place if everyone were as forgiving and trusting of others as she.

    Jimmy loves to go on car rides (and sing to the radio) and to the pet stores where she grabs toys off she shelves as we walk by. She knows how to wave and sit on her back like a baby. In the picture Jimmy is playing hide and seek, one of her favorite games. Although she truly is my baby and is very affectionate to me, because of her past, it takes her a while to warm up to strangers. She eventually gets used to all those who take the time with her and is a real sweetie.

    Jimmy is my first macaw, my first bird bigger than a lovebird actually. We had been thinking of getting a bird for a while, a Sun Conure possibly, something smaller until Jimmy came along. I heard about her online and decided just to look at her. We drove about three hours away and as soon as I saw her it was love at first sight. She was in a cage with no toys, dirty water, and only one perch. As soon as we got her home she became my baby, even after all of her neglect, she never lost her capacity to love people. In her spare time she likes to sit with her big brother Pirate on her manzanita play gym and eat treats. Her favorite treat are peanuts.

    She lives with her mom, dad, big brother Pirate (a yellow-naped amazon), two lovebirds, and two cockatiels in Sacramento, CA.

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