Meta — October 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

R.I.P. Rudy the Parrot


We lost our little guy today. Rudy was a Senegal Parrot and was 19 years old. He was probably the smartest animal in our house. He rolled over, asked for peanuts, and knew tons of words and phrases like “What the…?” and “Would you like a beer?”

And “Peek-a-boo”:

He was also a baseball fan:

We’ll miss the little dude.

Adding… By the way, if anyone is thinking of getting a parrot as a pet, my advice is don’t. In my opinion, they shouldn’t be in cages and they live a LONG time. Rudy potentially could have lived another 15 years or more if he hadn’t gotten sick. Most folks cannot give them the amount of attention they need and deserve and, in general, I don’t think they make very good pets.