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June 22, 2009

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Sonny, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sonny
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Sun conure
Home: Largo, Florida, USA
 
   This is Sonny van der Beek, my sun conure. I adopted him because a woman that I worked with decided that she didn't have time for him and his cagemate Quincy the Quaker parrot any longer. He and Quincy now live with us and our ten other birds in Largo, FL. When they came to live with us, Sonny decided that my husband was the most wonderful person on earth and bonded with him immediately. He is starting to say "Papa!" in his croaky little voice when he sees Barry or wants his attention. He also says "Stop it!" and "No!" You can see that he picked up some of the things he heard most often in his previous home! Funny thing is that he uses the word "no" in a reasonable way. He will drink fruit juice from my husband's cup and when he stops, Barry asks him, "Do you want more?" and Sonny says "No!" Sonny will also tell my husband "no" when Barry is using the phone and not paying attention to him.

    Sonny is a dancing boy and has some good moves. Here is a link to a video of him dancing and playing percussion to our special flock song, "Ain't no Thing Like a Chicken Wing."

Sonny, the Pet of the Day
Sonny, the Pet of the Day

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