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January 5, 2009

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Billy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Billy
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: American Budgie
Home: California, USA
   This is my pet bird Billy. He is an American Budgie (parakeet) and he's a male - did you know that you can tell a parakeet's gender from the color of the cere - that's the bump above the beak. Males are blue, like you see on Billy, females have brown or pink ones. He was the second bird I have gotten, though I have more now. He is a handsome bird, and he is around two years old.

    When I first bought him, he wasn't able to bite us when we held him, he was too young. That made it easier for my little sister to learn to handle him, as she wasn't afraid. Later on when he got older, he was able to bite, but he has never bitten hard. He was hand trained very easily. And he is the sweetest bird I have ever had! He also likes to be out of the cage and have a hop around the room, and his cheery chirps can brighten any day.

    Right now he is at my friend's house with four of my other parakeets in California because I just moved to Texas. I am hoping to get him back soon! I miss my Billy bird, and look forward to him being here with me, but you have to careful transporting a bird, they are much more susceptible to the cold than, for example a dog. So we will make sure it is safe when we do move him!

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