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June 21, 2009

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Geoffrey, the Pet of the Day
Name: Geoffrey
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Pacific Parrotlets
Home: State College, Pennsylvania, USA
   Geoffrey and his sister Pixie are twins (from the same clutch, born within a day of each other) and they are part of our bird family, along with two cockatiels and two lovebirds. We got them from a couple who had adopted them but was traveling frequently and realized that the twins did not do well in those circumstances. So they called us and asked if we would adopt them. My husband had seen one parrotlet before and had fallen in love with him. Now these little guys needed us, so how could we say no?

    Parrotlets are not very commonly kept as pets, but they are great as such! They are the smallest parrots, but they have the attitude of the large ones. Geoffrey and Pixie are kept in separate cages, and they are allowed to play together outside of their cages. They take good care of each other with preening and cleaning of each other's beaks. They many times lean on each other and you can see two birds and only two feet. They both take at least a bath a day in their water dish. They may be little, but they have very different personalities.

    Geoffrey is very easy going and curious, and he likes to hang upside down. Geoffrey chewed up his gorgeous feathers when his human daddy went away on a trip. He is such a daddy's boy! However, the feathers on his head still look perfect because Pixie takes care of them. The other feathers are growing back, now that Daddy is home.

    In this picture, I was cleaning the cages and the twins decided to check out all the different food dishes, and they ended up making a mess. But it does not matter. Geoffrey - and Pixie, too - are very special to us!

Geoffrey, the Pet of the Day

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