||Five years old|
||Congo African Grey Parrot|
name is Kelly. I'm a five year old Congo Africa Grey parrot living in
Illinois, who is, I believe, her mom's Pet of the Day everyday! I imagine a
first question you might have is 'Do I talk?' Yes. Yes, I do. But not when
anyone's around, other than my mom, that is. I guess you could say I prefer
private performances. I enjoy calling the dogs by name (and I know which name
goes with which of the four dogs... and I know which one is likely to be the
slowest to come back in the house so that dog gets the firmer tone when I call
her.) I like to repeat phone conversations I've heard my dad having with the
Marine in the family, starting with the right ring tone and always ending with
Dad's predictable "Alright then, I'll talk to ya later." And, oh yes, I call
out "OoRah" and "You go, Mikey!" in honor of our Marine.
The odd thing about my choice of words is that I prefer to learn them from my
dad. Mom can try for weeks to teach me a line. She about talked herself
hoarse in the attempt to get me to say "Peanut, please" but after months of
dropping that little hint, she gave up and asked dad if he would say it around
me a couple of times. Sure enough, two days later, I was calling out "Peanut
pleeeease!" Dad's never actually heard me say it, of course, because I don't
speak around him. He has to watch YouTube for the performance!
Aside from the language and sound effect duplication I'm capable of, I'm also
a 'snuggle bug'. I happily accept a good scratching on the top of my head or
the back of my neck (from mom, of course). I'll even lay on my back in her
hand and allow my tummy to be tickled if that's the sort of attention she
wants to give me. I'll take affection however I can get it. Even my
photography sessions are enjoyable as I love the pats and kisses I get for
posing pretty (and not beaking the props).
It's a greYt life being "Kelly." Thank you for your time in getting to know
me a bit. Talk to ya later!
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