||Eight years old|
flew into my husband's warehouse one day seven years ago, and he thought he
had found the largest aviary in the world. He would not come down for
anything, and he was disrupting the transportation department due to all the
visitors from the front office who wanted to see the pretty parrot. Finally
after two weeks the owner of the company issued an ultimatum: The bird had to
go no matter what, dead or alive. The final successful lure turned out to be
a baloney sandwich, and once he was captured the next question was where would
he live? My husband, Dave, finally ended up with him, and the rest is
Although he came home to be Dave's pet, Kiddo bonded with me from day one.
Senegals are frequently one person birds, and such was the case with us. I
soon came to adore him, and he is happiest when I am in his room with him.
Yes, he has his own room! That is because no cage can hold him; he is a real
Houdini. Now he sleeps in his cage, but the rest of the time he has free run
of his room. He loves to play with his toys and climb around on his play
stands. He is fully flighted, and he really enjoys flying from toy to food
bowl to play stand. His final destination is usually my shoulder as I sit and
read to him each day. He is the center of my life, and his only pet peeve is
his main rival for my affections: my husband! The guy who originally brought
him home! Silly bird.
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