Acquired: Pet store
Posted Mar 09, 2014
I named my cockatiel Cat after a cat ate my parakeet "Cricket". I thought it might be a subtle reminder to him to steer clear of such dangers.
Cat was a great pet. He was very smart and learned to say his name (although not very clearly) and several other words and sounds. He was especially good at imitating our neighbor's car alarm! Sadly he got a respiratory infection and died after only a few years. He was the last bird I ever owned.