||One and a half years old|
||St. Paul, Minnesota, USA|
is Drake, he is a Cobalt Lineolate Parakeet that is about to celebrate
his second birthday. Drake may be smaller than a tennis ball but his has
big attitude to make up for it. He and his cage mate Jade (a Green
Lineolated) are always ready to greet me with a very enthusiastic "Hiiiii!!"
(that's Linnie speak for 'hi'). He also laughs, beeps, whistles a few tunes,
and growls. Drake and Jade have one enemy in common: my cell phone. Don't
know why but they hate it with a passion and will attack it any time they are
given a chance! Gotta love him, he's such a character!
Drake is a fun little bird. He and his mate Jade eat seeds, fruits, veggies,
and whatever happens to be on my dinner plate (at times even chicken). They
are very easy to care for and easy get attached to all the people in the
house. Their favorite thing to do is eat - they eat a lot. They also like to
'contact call,' so if you're in another room in the house and you whistle
you'll get a cacophony in squawks. Usually they make a very pleasant noise
that a lot of people equate to a giggle.
Mine are fully flighted, but the only flying they do is from their cage to
either my or my husband's shoulder. Once there, they are happy to steal your
food or play with your hair. Linnies are the best birds! If you get a Linnie
you really should have two, they are extremely social and just because you
have another bird they won't ignore you. The bigger the flock the better in
the Linnie world so they are more than happy to love anyone in the house that
loves them. They are very tiny and when they get pinfeathers they really need
another bird pal to take care of that.
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