I’ve resisted posting a picture of my pet friend Nemo for as long as I could.
He’s a Congo African Grey parrot. Yes, he talks. He says good morning when I wake up, goodbye when I leave, and hello when I return. He says ‘bicycle’ for food. Other sounds he’s repeated are “patina” (it’s a long story), car alarms and horns, every dog in the neighborhood, sirens, the sound of me sipping coffee, water gurgling, soda opening, lots of whistles, shrieks and squeals, cheering, coughing, laughing, sneezing etc. He just learned to say ‘I love you’, which is a tactic guaranteed to get attention.