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April 25, 2013 at 8:35 PM

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This parrot is OK. Really.


ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Phinneas is one laid-back parrot. Chris Van Inga's 19-year-old Congo African Grey parrot has been taught many sounds and tricks, including assuming a restful position, as they hang out at Pike Place Market on Wednesday. Phinneas has learned to make cat and barking-dog sounds and play dead. Van Inga says the parrot could live 40 more years.

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