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May 9, 2002

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Tarzan, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tarzan
Age: 60 years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Yellow Nape Amazon Parrot
Home: Sacramento, California, USA
   This is Tarzan, a Yellow Nape Amazon Parrot. I am told that he is around 50 to 60 years old. I am 47 and have owned him for 26 years. You can tell he is a senior citizen by the hair around his nostrils.

    Tarzan is so special, not only can he speak over 23 sentences and over 40 words, He know's when it's time to go to bed & wake up in the morning. He will tell me or my wife, "Good Night Tar," and "Good Morning" repeating it over and over until I remove his blanket from his cage.

    He imitates all kinds of sounds, like a zipper when I'm getting ready and getting dressed. He does the "Yawn" just by looking at my face when I yawn. In the last couple of months, He use's his own spoon or fork when he eat's human food, which he loves! Next, I'll trying to teach him to use a steak knife! (Just Kidding)! I've had around 15 to 20 different parrots and cockatoos before, but, Tarzan is the smartest!

    He Loves to sing!! This is Tarzan Singing (1.4 meg MPEG video) one of his songs... Also, that was Cheerios cold cereal he is eating in the picture. Enjoy the music!

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