Nancy and I decided that 17 years of marriage marks the Parrot Anniversary and bought ourselves a sun conure. Bozzie is a very entertaining critter who might be the smartest thing in the house; she’s certainly got us well-trained! She’s incredibly interactive, very loud, very messy and entirely endearing.
Besides Bozzie, our current livestock quota comprises one dog, one cat, two rats, one guinea pig, one hamster and a Siamese fighting fish; keeping some of the pets from eating the rest is a logistical challenge everyone welcomes.
My one regret is the matching conure we had to leave behind. (If anybody’s interested, tell the PetCo at Essex Green Mall in West Orange, NJ, that I sent you.)