By: Carolane M. Camacho-Santana, Michael's mom.
Puerto Rico - I remember the day I saw Michael for the first time. My grandparents and I stopped at a local pet-shop and I saw him with other cockatiels in a cage. As soon as I approached the cage, they all started screaming and whistling with excitement, except him. He was so concentrated on eating that he didn’t even bother to look at that strange creature that kept whistling and talking at them. He instantly stole my heart and I took him home with me that same day. Slowly, and with a lot of patience, I gained his trust and we have been inseparable ever since.
Having this little guy with me has taught me to respect and appreciate life, no matter how small or insignificant things may seem. His personality and behavior never ceases to amaze me and has shown me how smart and fun he is. The way he learns is impressive. He imitates every sound he hears... songs, rhythms, car alarms, and even my cell phone, which can be a little confusing for me. Michael is very special, and having him in my life brings me peace and happiness. Once again, I’m thankful for him and for all my pets for bringing so much joy into my life.