||Seven years old|
is my Cockatiel, Archimedes, he lives with his girlfriend/cagemate,
Odette. I've owned both of them since they were babies. Since Archimedes
is a male and Odette is a female, Archimedes is the one who does most of
the whistling. He can "wolf whistle", "call the dog", "give kisses", say
"pretty bird", whistle his own random mix of songs, dance, and several
other tricks as well. He is very playful and entertaining!
He loves playing with his toys, grooming and being groomed by Odette,
looking at himself in the mirror, and munching on millet seeds. When he is
out of his cage, he is very curious about his surroundings. He is shy
around most people when he is out of his cage but loves hanging out
undisturbed. In his cage he will sing and dance whenever anyone gets
close. His best trick is dancing. He will mimic movements such as head
bobbing, rocking back and forth, etc. and will also show the underside of
his wings on command. He also knows the "step up" command. I have had dogs
and cats in my room and I'm pretty sure he has tried to mimic barking and
meowing before. He also mimics the telephone, which is pretty amusing!
When I'm listening to music, he will let me know which songs he likes and
doesn't like. Some he will whistle along with and others he ignores completely.
Watch Archimedes in his videos Archimedes Being Goofy and
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