||29 years old|
||Yellow Crowned Amazon|
is actually a wild-caught parrot from before the import ban in the
USA. I adopted him in November, 2011, after he had spent all his life with
his original owner. I do not know how young he was when he was caught and
brought into captivity.
He is a very talkative boy and always learning new words. He says: hello,
hello dear, hi, whatcha doin?, I love you, baby, come here, hurry, be
right back, goodnight, wuv you wittle bear, yabba dabba do, wake up, sorry
(after making a belching sound) and also speaks in his own made-up
language. He has a hilarious laugh that attracts everyone's attention
anywhere I take him. He has just learned to say, "Allllrrriiiiggghht" from
his friend, an African Grey named Merlin.
Pete loves to cuddle and be petted. He will put his head into my hand,
close his eyes and even go to sleep. He also enjoys making me play fetch
with him. He will take a small block of wood from my hand with his foot,
and then toss it for me to fetch! He also enjoys plotting to get things I
don't want him to destroy like my remote controls, cell phone, keyboard
and bottle of eye drops. He never had any bird toys in his previous home
and is still learning to play with them. He really likes bells and chewing
wood. He also likes to show off by hanging upside down and fluttering his
wings. He spends some of his free time watching TV. His favorite show is
"Criminal Minds", but he is always up for a football game or motorcycle
race. Pete is a talented opera singer, who is becoming a fan of pop and
Pete was well loved in his previous home, but not cared for as well as he
should have been. He is now on a healthy diet and growing beautiful new
feathers. He is also becoming a very active boy. He is excited about
growing his wing feathers back and beginning to fly.
Pete has been a wonderful companion, and I am very happy that he came to
live with me. He is really thriving now, and it's great to see how much he
has changed! It has been wonderful to adopt an older bird in need and see
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