My parakeet Otto Ruthless
I adopted Otto in 2021 after having to find my dog Legacy a new home ( She's spoiled, loved and healthy in her new home, blessed an elderly woman.) I'm still heartbroken not having Legacy who is 17yrs old now...I had her for 12 years. But I get occasional updates and know she's loved. I actually tried to end my life shortly after losing her. I've never not had a pet and if it wasn't for having to move and only place I could find "No Pets!"I would still have my dog... Finally I convinced my LL to let me get a small bird. I went in Petco and they had 4 budgies all bright yellow exactly the same! Lol I watched them for an hour. 1 looked sick, and 1 one chirped and danced and played ( Otto) other two moved around but weren't playing or chirping.
Anyway I said I want the active chirpy one... 2 months later he was wolf whistling and a couple weeks after that saying his name. Now he as a 50+ word vocabulary. He for some reason calls me "pretty" or "pretty pretty"... I taught him the words but he started calling me that on his own. If I'm down or upset he'll say, "I love you pretty. Do you need an Otto?"
He is my sunshine and my pride and joy. Super smart, isn't just mimicking as he's formed his own sentences. Some is mimicking of course.