- April 9, 2020
Zazu loves spending time with his peeps!
Your name: Melissa Doll
Job title/department: Lab Tech - Monroe Campus
What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc.)? Bird (Macaw)
What is your pet’s name? Zazu
How did you come up with this name? We adopted him from someone who didn't have the time for him, so he came with his name. Since he already knew how to say his name we decided not change it, plus I am a Disney fan, so I like Zazu!
How old is your pet? Around 4 years old (I think)
What is your pet’s gender? Male
Describe your pet in three words: Lovable, sweet, fun
What is the thing your pet cannot live without? People to give him lots of attention!
Can your pet do tricks? If so, what? Zazu talks, he likes to whisper "Hi". He also likes to roll over and lay on his back with his people.
What is the best trick your pet has taught you? To pick him up whenever he wants me to. If I walk by him and he wants me to pick him up, he will lift his foot up to show he wants to be picked up. If I don't put my hand out, he will bounce up and down with his foot up until I pick him up. He knows he is just too cute to resist
You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this: Bounces up and down when he sees you and sways back and forth.
Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is: Wherever there are people for him to interact with!
Favorite toy: anything wood
Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals? People, definitely.
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? Why do you like to whisper so much?
Can your pet read your emotions? Yes, he can always tell when I'm not in the best mood and tries to be extra cuddly and silly to cheer me up.
Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet: We were sitting on the couch and I just looked at him and said "Zazu, what's black and white and red all over?" he hesitated and said "Huh?" So I asked him again, "What's black and white and red all over?" He just looked at me and said "Zazu!" I didn't actually expect him to answer, but the answer fit perfectly!
What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet? When I get home he is so excited to see me, and wants me to pick him up and give him hugs. The bond you get with a bird is unlike any other pet.