• General
  • April 10, 2020

Olli loves to sing and give kisses!

Your name:     Melissa Doll

Job title/department:     Lab Tech - Monroe Campus

What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc.)?       Bird (Cockatoo)

What is your pet’s name?      Olli

How did you come up with this name?      We rescued him from a man whose wife was the "bird person" in the house and she had passed away. He didn't want/couldn't afford the bird anymore. So he came with his name but spelled Ali and says it all the time. We changed the spelling because people kept calling him "Ally".

How old is your pet?   Unknown - we know he is at least 12 years old but the previous owner didn't know how old he was when they got him only that they had him 8 years and he was full grown.

What is your pet’s gender?  Male

Describe your pet in three words:    Silly, sweet, loud

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?     Wood to destroy

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?    He talks a lot, his favorite things to say are "Hi Olli", "Hello", "I love you, Olli", "Olli, Give me a kiss!" and "What?!"

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?   "Olli give me a kiss" I automatically walk over and give him a kiss on the head and he makes little kissy noises.

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   Sings and dances

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   On his perch in the living room.

Favorite toy:     Anything made of wood

One habit you would love to change:   He has gotten on the floor and chewed a cord, I wish he wouldn't do that!

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?    People

Does your pet like children?   Yes

If you could ask your pet one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    How old are you?

Can your pet read your emotions?    Yes I think he can.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:    The day we brought him home we went to give him a bath, put him in the tub and turned on the water and all of a sudden he yells "OH NO!"

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?   He is so entertaining and makes me feel so loved.