||Twelve years old|
||Hong Kong, China|
My name's Koko and I'm a noisy Cockatiel! My owners aren't sure if I'm eleven or
twelve years old, but just because I'm old doesn't mean I'm not lively! I'm not the only
bird in my household. Sharing the same huge cage as me is my female buddy, Tikka, a
green budgie. We haven't always got along, as we used to fight a lot, but now thanks to
our Mommy it's under control. The other birds are Caruso and Pipsi (not Pepsi), two
Chinese finches, who have their own separate cages. Since I've been in my home, I have
seen many birds come and go, such as Tikka's partner Tunku, who was a lovely blue budgie
and Hansi, a beautiful yellow canary. Besides them, we have had many many other friends
join our "Bird Clan" over time.
My Mommy bought me because she thought I would start to talk, just like the
grey cockatiel she had before me. But because of all the other birds I kept
getting distracted, and decided to stick to my cockatiel language instead.
My cage is proportionally bigger then what my owners have for themselves as an
apartment, that's how lucky I am! I am glad that I am very loved here! I love
to climb around my cage all day, and sometimes even try to fly, which leads up
to me hanging upside down. My owners say I look like an angel when I do this,
due to my large white and yellow feathers and my outstretched wings. I'm not
allowed to fly around the house, as we have lots of other pets, like Chippy
and Lilly, who are dogs.
Besides climbing, I love to sing to loud music. Whenever my Mommy and Daddy's
daughter plays music, I start singing like crazy, sometimes I'm so loud that
my owners nearly get headaches! Best of all I love to be with my Daddy as when
he's with me he actually talks to me. When we have our "conversations" I
always answer by singing one of my most beautiful songs, or screeching very
loudly. Besides all that, I love to take baths in our little bird bath which
is inside our cage, and copy everything Tikka does, alas, she copies me as
Thank you for reading about my life story and letting me be pet of the day, I
feel very honoured! Goodbye now!
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