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August 25, 2010

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Kiddo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Kiddo
Age: Eight years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Senegal Parrot
Home: California, USA
   Kiddo 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 history.

    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.

Kiddo, the Pet of the Day

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