Monday, June 01, 2009


Peepers is my pet cockatiel. I purchased him as a baby when I was a college student 24 years ago. That was the same year I met my future husband. 24 years is elderly for a cockatiel as their average lifespan is 10-15 years. Some have been known to live into their 30s.

Peepers loves paper towels and feet and will serenade them while spreading his wings and bobbing his head up and down. The only word he can say is "Peepers", which is actually quite impressive, when you realize that birds don't have lips. (Well, maybe it sounds more like "ee-ers") He can do cat calls and other whistles, but he really likes to laugh when I am laughing. He's kind of like my verbal shadow.

I don't think I have ever taken a picture of him before today, so I am thankful to the folks at I♥ to offer this week's challenge to photograph our pets.


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Marla said...

Awwwwww, what a cute little guy!

Jewel said...

Handsome little guy :)

Dea said...

Aw what a cool picture!

Donna said...

Peepers is pretty! I had parakeets when I was a teenager. I really loved Perky and Pepper. Birds have such personality!

Great photo!

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The Animator's Wife said...

I had no idea they lived that long. That's amazing! And I'm glad you now have a picture of your sweet bird!

Thanks also for your encouraging words!

Julie said...

Great picture!!!!

-stephanie- said...

Awwww, now I miss my 2 cockatiels. We gave them to a very good home, when we moved. They had 1 baby together, and we gave him to a good home. I still look back at pictures of them. I really miss my birds.

Great photo.

Ms Jewl said...

He's beautiful.