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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The America's Family Pet Expo

JoAnn White of Port Orchard sits with her mumbling blue and gold macaw, HB, next to the Olympic Bird Fanciers' table at The America's Family Pet Expo at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center Saturday November 3, 2012. HB is an abbreviation of 'Happy Birthday', the former owner's name for him. He's approximately 28 years old, but the average life expectancy of the breed is 80 years old, which is why many bird folks advocate adopting rather than breeding birds.

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