the Official YUSA Pets.
"Big Bird" - is a
Yellow Nape Amazon Parrot that like to chase
Puppy and Kitty & Honey Babi to show them who is
boss of the house!!
Bill got Big Bird when he was a baby as a
trade for a hyper-active parrot that Bill
used to own. Big Bird is about 30 years old.
Here is some information about the Amazon
Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata
This is one of the most symmetrically shaped
of all the Amazons. These birds are known
for their intelligence and talking ability.
Napes have very human voices. Their voices
are low without being gruff and they use
inflection rather than speak in a monotone.
This group of birds is known for their
singing ability. Most have a good sense of
pitch. The males can be more difficult to
handle as they reach sexual maturity so
early training is necessary. These birds
have a tendency to challenge other males
that are similar in coloration. They seem to
enjoy showing off and display frequently.
They are clever, have great personalities,
and make amusing pets.
Range: Mexico, Costa Rica,
with a few yellow feathers on the forehead.
Some do not have any yellow feathers;
others get them as they mature. Yellow
feathers are also at the back of the neck
This increases with age. Some birds develop
more yellow than others.
gray with the base of the upper mandible
"Puppy" - is a
Terrier Mix that we found abandoned in 1998 near
a freeway. He is very protective of us and
but he is the most lovable dog that you could
have asked for. The cats rule in the house but
he is the "king" outside!
"Kitty Kat" -
(he is actually Puppy's cat, since Puppy found him as a kitten
in a bush during
a rain storm in Oklahoma in April 2001)
He was the master of the house until his
sister showed up. Now that look is reserved
for his new sister "Honey Babi")
Babi" - is a stray kitten that Kim adopted from
the alley when she was about 3 month's old in
July '08. Kim was feeding her and her mom
but then the mother disappeared and Honey was by
herself playing with bugs and rocks. She
is part Siamese with bright blue eyes, but with
a cream color coat and calico markings.
She has with a deep gravel sounding meow and
"barks" orders around here like she is the