Pet of the Month: January-February 2020
My name is Jack Sparrow, and no you don’t have to adjust your computer, I am naturally this handsome. People often forget that birds are companion animals too, but, how could you? We are all unique in our own ways and bring joy to our owners as only we know how. I will be turning 16 this year and couldn’t be more active. Dr. Stubblefield and his staff at Acre Hill have kept me in great health since 2009 with regular wing trims that have kept me safe from the dangers of ceiling fans and accidental escapes out the doors or windows of home. This has also kept my Mom in good spirits as she is confident that I won’t be subjected to dangers of the outside world. Not that I couldn’t protect myself, I’m a fierce little guy when I have to be, but I really enjoy the comforts of home. I have my own cardboard box of string that I can tear apart and I am also in the process of destroying a plastic dinner mat. One of my favorite things to do is serenade Mom with my beautiful voice, but I’m a shy singer and only really get going when there’s no one else in the house besides me and Mom.
Us Cockatiels, with the proper care and diet, can live to be 25-30yrs old. So, I have many more years to serenade Mom and enjoy the comforts of home. If you are a first time Bird Parent, it would be a good idea to consult frequently with your local Avian expert or veterinarian. Thankfully I don’t have to travel too far to see my favorite people at Acre Hill for advice and care. I’ve got my frequent flier miles stacking up, what about you? Needing a wing trim or your Bird Parent needs some advice, just head on over to Acre Hill and tell Dr. Stubblefield that Jack Sparrow sent you.
Keep warm and have a wonderful day!
Your Feathered Friend,
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