||Two years old|
||African Grey Timneh|
||Woodstock, Maryland, USA|
girl Rosie Alexandra is as sweet as candy. She loves to play with her
many toys. Rosie has a good vocabulary of words, sentences and sounds.
Some of what she likes to say is "do you want a drink of water" "are you
ready to take a walk" "hi honey" and a big "whoooppee do". You can hear
and see her on YouTube.
Some of the sounds she mimics is a human sneeze, the microwave, cell phone
and my cat's meow. One of her favorite toys is an ice cube. You can see a
video of this on YouTube as well.
Rosie is my first bird as an adult. I had parakeets as a child. I was
drawn to the African Grey species by their beauty and intellect. The
famous CAG Alex (congo african grey) also influenced me. Rosie was thirteen
weeks old when I got her and she had just fledged while with the hand
feeder. She was a little on the clumsy side for a few weeks until she got
used to her new home. She gets along fine with my gentle cat.
I really do not like to dress up or teach animals tricks. Rosie can sing,
dance and show off her brain power but she will not be riding a scooter or
As for her food, she eats Harrisons pellets very well. She is not too keen
on the leafy green vegies and prefers them all cooked. I make lots of
mashes for her to eat for the evening meal. When I tell people I shop
organic and cook for my bird, I really get strange looks. Rosie should
live to be in her 60's, or even older, so she deserves the best. Rosie is
a great bird and brings a smile to all that meet her.
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