||Three and a half years old|
||Bronx, New York, USA|
Bigboy, the three and a half year old Pacific Parrotlet.
Bigboy is only 4" long, but he has the spirit and character of one much
larger, so that is how he got his name. We never tire of his antics, and
he never seems to tire of us. His greatest joy is to have the back of his
neck scritched. He could sit still for hours with his eyes half closed
just enjoying the spa treatment. He also loves tissues. Beware, in our
house, if you have to sneeze. You must pass the "tissue guard" to get a
tissue from "his" box. You must be brave. That sneeze could be very costly
to your fingers. He will make sure we are all safe from those nasty,
renegade tissues! Actually Bigboy is a very sweet birdie. We know this
because he will tell us. He has a vocabulary of about 32 words. My
favorite sayings of his are: "I'm so smart" which he says whenever he does
something new!, and "Sweet Birdie" which he says whenever he is bored and
wants attention. He used to say "Bigboy is a good boy", but now he only
says "Bigboy is a..." I think he wants us to fill in the blank with a more
interesting adjective. Whatever we fill the blank with, Bigboy is the love
of our lives, and we are amazed at the affect one so small can have on all
he meets. He is a real sweetheart, a "lovebird" in a small package!
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