|Occupation||Bird Show Superstar|
|Location||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States|
|Introduction||I am an African Grey Parrot. I will be turning 22 years old this year & have been performing the Bird Show here in Knoxville since I was 5 years old. I was discovered while living in California, but I only knew a handful of cues (words/sounds that I can perform on demand). In the 15 years I've been at the zoo, I have learned over 100 new cues... & even more words & sounds that I like to practice & perfect in my own time! My people call me "special" & "superstar", but I just LOVE ALL THE ATTENTION--for whatever reason! Honestly, who am I to disagree anyway? Overall, I love living in Tennessee & meeting new people everyday to hopefully make their visit to the Knoxville Zoo even more enjoyable & memorable.|
|Interests||Traveling around the country-performing for people, Eating peanuts & seeds, Lying on my back & chewing my nails, Dancing & singing, Immitating my trainers (I LOVE MY LADIES!), Learning new words & sounds--try for atleast 2 per year, Playing with my toys|
|Favorite Music||love songs like--I Like Birds, Blackbird, And Your Bird Can Sing, Rockin' Robin, love the musical group ETHEL-just recently performed a song with them!!(my muscial debut)|
|Favorite Books||any Audubon books, Bedside Book of Birds, Encyclopedia of Birds, any of the new pigeon books like DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!|
Do birds have to be of the same feather in order to flock together?