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September 15, 2012

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Archimedes, the Pet of the Day
Name: Archimedes
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Cockatiel
Home: Florida, USA
   This 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 Archimedes Whistling.

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