||Seven and a half years old|
||Joliet, Illinois, USA|
chose me to be her owner. We met at a local birdfair. I was there
to purchase some food and toys for my two cockatiels. I had been researching bigger
birds that I would love to have and I had decided that a Senegal was the best
choice. It was fate that brought us together that day. Sweetpepper jumped on
me and let me rub her back, her tummy and she laid on her back in my arms. The
breeder said that I was the first and only person that Sweetpepper would let
me hold or touch. She also happened to live close by which was great.
I told her that I had to talk with my dad first as we already had two birds at home so
i said I would call her that night. I was hoping that she wouldn't sell her.
Well I got home and told my dad all about this beautiful five months old senegal
and how she let me play with her. He said yes so I called and she wasn't sold
so I made arrangements to go and get her. The best thing was that her breeder also
birdsits. So I have someone to take my birds to when I go on vacation.
Sweetpepper is very affectionate but does have times she wants to play on her
own or nap. She is very active and loves to attack her toys. She has done
some reconstruction work on her playgym. Sweetpepper is very cuddly at night,
she cuddles up under my neck when we watch tv at night in my room. That is our
special time. Her favorite word to yell is "baby" and she says it in many
different tones. She also says "bye bye" when you are leaving in a very
pathetic tone. She isn't a big talker but I didn't get a bird to talk, that
was just an added bonus. Sweetpepper and my cockatiel Kacey do not get along,
so they are kept separate. Sweetpepper's best friend was my 'tiel Digger who
died in june of 2005. She mourned his loss for a very long time. Sweetpepper
ends her day by having a piece of millet one hour before bedtime. It's been a
wonderful seven and a half years with my baby girl. I am glad that she chose me to be her
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