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Oh No, Sick!

While I am peacefully gobbling my food right now, the whole family is still shaking. What happened? None of us really knows... but let me describe the events. Early this evening, Sophia was reading next to my cage. Gradually, she became aware that I was breathing heavily as if I had been flying. At first she didn't pay much attention to it, for I had been very busy chewing on a rope and swinging in my cage. However, after a few minutes she realized that something was wrong. My chest was heaving and I had difficulties with breathing. Later still, I vomited a couple of times and tried to defecate every few seconds. Worried sick, with tears in her eyes, Sophia took me out of the cage and called Jan and Hilke. While I was sitting restlessly on her lap, the family suffered even more just watching me suffer. Jan and Sophia felt literally sick in their stomachs; Sophia was trembling so much that I could feel it while sitting on her knee. After an hour or so I started to recover: very, very …

Hilke!

Finally, I have learned anoter new word!!! Now, I can call the members of my family. The first thing I could say was "Jan, Coffee!". Then I learned to call "Sophia" and now I can say "Hilke" as well. It's about time I learn to talk - my family was beginning to think that I was going be the only non-talking parrot alive... well, I'm not! Hilke!