Grover & Pepper
Listed January 16, 2016
Age: Over 7 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: Less than 10 lbs.
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Opposites Attract. That’s the story with me and my sidekick, Pepper. I’m Grover, the double yellow head. And Pepper is the handsome green bird. We’ve been together for 20+ years, and intend to keep it that way.
My foster Mom says that I was born to be in show business. I just love attention; I don’t think I can ever get enough. Whenever a new person walks in to the room, I burst out in song. I am especially known for my rendition of “Old McDonald had a Farm”, but I also do opera, “Ooh La La”, and much more. I like to yell “Quiet”, whether it is noisy or quiet at the moment, and also ask “what’s going on?” at random moments. I love to ring my bell to add a little something extra to my singing. Oh, and tricks! I can touch a target, wave, turn around, and fetch toys to put them in a dish. I get rewarded with a little tiny sliver of almond. My foster Mom says that I am super smart and anxious to please. She says that if it were physically possible, I would stand on my head for a sliver of almond. I am very high-spirited, like a thoroughbred race horse. Mom says that I never need to worry about gaining weight because I am constantly in motion.
And Pepper is pretty darn smart too. Mom was teaching Grover tricks because she said I had so much energy to burn. Pepper was watching, and one day when she gave Grover the signal to turn around, Pepper turned around too! It turned out that Pepper had been watching and learning all along! So now both birds love doing tricks for those little tiny slivers of almonds. Pepper is definitely the opposite of Grover in the “gaining weight” category. Like most Amazons, he likes to eat, eat, and eat some more! The problem is that Pepper has a bad knee and when he gains a little weight, it makes his arthritis flare up and causes him pain. Pepper gets more pellets and veggies and less treats (shh, don’t tell him). Luckily, Pepper likes healthy foods like peas and bell peppers, so it’s not so bad.We like our showers – especially Pepper, he just loves his showers and practically turns himself inside out trying to catch every last drop of water. Pepper just wants to be with Grover… and a hiding place for when life gets too exciting.
Pepper is much shyer than his buddy. When a new person walks in to the room, Pepper runs for his hiding place. We think that he must have been abused by some humans in the past. But not to worry. Once Pepper gets to know you and figures out that you won’t hurt him, he is fine. He likes to ride on foster Dad’s hand and lets Dad kiss him on the head. Sometimes when dad is reading the paper, Pepper will climb up on the chair to be closer to him. Mom says he is “the sweetest of the sweet”.
These two are a bundle of joy for each other and anyone else who wants to be the special person in their life. Please contact the amazon coordinator if you would like to see more of us.
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