After a brief hiatus, we are back with the Pet of the Month. And since our winner was given as a gift, it only makes sense for Loki to be awarded December’s Pet of the Month. His owner, Spriha, received Loki as a birthday present earlier this year. He has done quite a bit of growing up in his 9 months and has really found his voice. He loves singing to himself in the mirror and is even learning a few theme songs right now. He is definitely a “people bird” and loves to be around people, though he is a little wary of loud strangers. Usually, he can overcome his apprehension if scratches are offered.
He starts every morning by displaying his heart wings as he comes out of the cage and singing his people a tune. He then takes his breakfast on the window sill where “he can hear the hawks yelling” and he “yells back” unless a bird comes too close to the window. If that happens, he freaks out!
Spriha brought Loki to see us because she was concerned he may have had an infection. After an exam and diagnostic testing, he was given a clean bill of health. Spriha reports he is doing well at home despite his preference to live in a mess. At least, she believes he prefers to live in a mess because he begins to yell whenever she brings out the vacuum cleaner. When he isn’t yelling at other birds and the vacuum cleaner, he is a very content bird and she reports “he is a blessing to have.” We think he’s a real gift, too, and are glad to have him as our December Pet of the Month.