we have 4 cats, ranging in ages from 4 to "who knows", and 2 parrots, 13 and 18 years old.
well, for the cats: 1 is an adult cat from a shelter, 1 is a purebred maine coon, and 2 were stray kittens that i found in the garden after being left behind by their moms (different moms, different years).
my birds are an african grey and a mollucan cockatoo.
the grey, louie, swears up a storm, whistles lots of songs, imitates bodily functions of all kinds, and always stands during the national anthem (that's a bird joke
my 'too, beethoven, is a big baby, and has houdini like talents. that is he has been able to escape from every latched cage i have put him in, even when i locked it with a chain and keyed lock. he was able to reach the key, put it in the lock and escape, destroying his arch nemesis, the evil vacuum cleaner.
so now i use a number combination lock. i've caught him holding the lock up to his ear, slowly turning the dial...