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February 15, 2010

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Pico, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pico
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: White Bellied Caique
Home: Houston, Texas, USA
   Several months after losing my Rainbow Lorikeet, Skittles, to a heart disease, I went in to the bird store where I use to buy Skittles toys, and came upon a cage that had three White Bellied Caiques that were three months old. They were so cute! When the owner asked if I wanted to hold one, I said of course I did! Out of the three babies, Pico gave me kisses as if to say "pick me, pick me". I fell in love with the first little beak kiss.

    I was told he wouldn't talk like my lorikeet would, but I think he's trying to prove them wrong. At eight months old he learned to say his name and says it excitably and proudly - "Pico, Pico, Pico". Of course he knows how to say "no" - don't they all? Also, he has learned a couple of sentences - "I'll be back" and "What are you doing?" He is a clown and loves to be the center of attention. If I start laughing at him, he starts laughing. Before you know it, he has my husband laughing with us. When someone asks me to describe him, I tell them he's like a child that has had way too much chocolate. From the time he gets up in the morning, he plays non-stop. That is, until bedtime when he loves to cuddle. Pico will be three years old in March and has developed into a very lovable and sweet bird!

Pico, the Pet of the Day
Pico, the Pet of the Day

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