Piglet The Senegal Princess
by Lana Litwin
Piglet and Parrots
Piglet is a ten year old Senegal parrot. She tends to be a one person bird but has not always been so. She was mine alone when we purchased her as a baby. She bonded instantly to me. We socialized her so that, after a while, she went to anyone.
About a year later I took a trip and my husband stayed home. She wanted nothing to do with me when I returned. I had to rebuild my relationship. Now she tolerates me and can be very affectionate but usually only when my husband, her preferred person, isn't here.
She is very bright and can learn tricks in 5 minutes. She is a quiet bird in general. She is very jealous of other birds. We have to watch her carefully when our other bird is out.
She has the most expressive face and body of any parrot I have ever seen. She shows happiness, sadness, anger, love and many other emotions. She doesn't bite but can be moody. When she chooses to be affectionate, she can be very affectionate.
She chews a lot and has to be watched. She can chew leather, cords, wood, books , shoes and anything you let her get her beak on. She is worth all the effort though, even if I am not her preferred person. She is a complicated, unique being.
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