||Ten years old|
||New York, USA|
is Cleo. She is a green-cheek conure and lives in New York with her
"brother" Alfie and her "sister" Ema.
In this picture, Cleo is hanging upside down from her door, a favorite
pastime. She will also sometimes hang by one foot.
Cleo is very funny, and very moody. She tolerates me, but my husband is
her favorite person in the entire world. She will beg for his attention
and, when she can, will ride around on his head for hours. She likes
ears, so we try to keep her away from them to avoid being bitten!
Cleo is also very insistent. She has a short, insistent call she uses
when she wants something, and it sounds like "yit, yit" so we say she is
"yitting" when she makes the noise. This has evolved into her nickname,
She loves to bathe, but only in cold water and especially in the
bathroom sink. She also likes to hide in small places, like under the
pillows and sheets, and once in a folded up blanket, so we have to be
very careful to watch her while she is out.
Her favorite food in the entire world is the very tip of a fresh banana.
If we are out of bananas, the world has gone awry and she will "yit"
without pausing for breath to express her displeasure.
The coolest sound Cleo can make is a soft laughing sound, almost like a
little squeak. She has to be up close for you to hear it, but if her
human friends laugh out loud about something, she almost always joins
in. Cleo is a very special buddy.
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