||Three years old|
||Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada|
is my bird Martin, isn't he handsome? He's about three years old, and is
a Pacific Parrotlet. Most people have seen the green ones, his coloring is
called the "blue mutation." He is a friendly little guy, and likes to ride
around on our shoulders whenever possible. And although he does live in the
"Pacific" area now, British Columbia is far north of Peru and Ecuador, where
his species originates.
Martin is full grown, they only get to be about five to six inches long, so
he will always be this cute handful of blue. You can tell he is a male
because of his markings, the males have extra blue streaks on their wings and
backs, even the green version have this, so it is easy to tell the males from
the females. Martin is a little clown, don't let his handsome looks fool you.
He enjoys making messes with his food from time to time, and keeps us
laughing with all the funny things he does. He is just a great little bird,
and we are glad he is our friend.
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