This week it is all about the Letter K over at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. It is also share your pets for Favorites on the First with Alison at the Polohouse.
Unfortunately, Kiwi does not like the camera at all. She is 16 1/2 years old, I purchased her at 8 weeks. Her eyes are not gigantic, the white part around her little brown eye is a skin patch (no feathers there).
Kiwi is a green cheeked conure. She is very bright, understands simple commands and can say seven or eight words. Because she learned to "speak" she does not whistle. She can, occasionally, let out a scream or two! She says "Kiwi", my baby, where's my baby, I love you, and "kay", which I think might be her way of repeating "OK".
I thought Kiwi was a male, until she laid almost a dozen eggs when she was eight years old! She would lay eggs for a couple of years, usually in the spring around Easter. This caused her to get nerve damage in her legs, and she was paralyzed for a time. After having to be hand fed and given water with an eye dropper, I came home one day at lunch time and found her climbing up her cage.
She is also a very good "big sis" to this one
PearlAngel, the cockatiel, was adopted from the vet. Pearlie lost her leg due to gangrene, after escaping her previous home and was found injured in the street. Pearlie learned to whistle, so doesn't repeat words, and she can learn a tune in about a week's time and recently mastered "Jingle Bells". Pearlie really is a "kutie". And, according to our vet, is probably a male.
Thank you, Jenny and Alison, for hosting. We had fun participating this week.