Posted Jul 11, 2012
I was lucky to be able to take this precious animal home with me. She was a masterful con-artist and like to play tricks on me. She often used to say, "Honey, I'm home," to which I got excited and finally realized it was just the parakeet. She was very well trained and so I was able to loosely restrain him. I house trained him and taught him to be friendly with the neighborhood because that was something she would learn to have to do when at the zoo. She is relatively young and mightily friendly with me, hanging out when I am sad and lonely and pathetic. She has become the most recognizable bird in Washington D.C.