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Happy 70th hatchday to Sim!

Hjarta5

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"Sim, a multi-coloured Amazon parrot, has seen many things over his 70 years, and now the students at the school he’s called home since the late 1980’s - Rouge Bouillon - are throwing a special birthday party in the honour of their feathered friend.

From a specially made cake edible for parrots and people alike, parrot-themed decorations for his cage and the school choir singing ‘Happy Birthday’ just for him – the students are planning a party to ‘beak’ any parrot’s interest next Monday (4 November).

Sim originally lived at Briggs toy shop, in St. Helier, until it closed for business in 1988. After an island-wide appeal was launched to find a new home for the bird, former Headteacher Wendy Hurford gave him a home at Rouge Bouillon, where he has lived ever since.

Having seen generations of pupils through the school over the years, Sim still delights those currently at the school.

One Year 5 pupil said: 'We love looking after Sim and cleaning his cage out even though sometimes he makes it very dirty.'

A pupil from Year 6 said: 'It’s very impressive that he can talk – he says hello to us, and we love it.'"

Happy bird-day Sim! | Bailiwick Express

:happybirthday: :party: :greet6:

@Fuzzy Is this in your neighborhood?
 

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Thanks for sharing that. I enjoyed reading about Sim.
What a life experience for both Sim and all those many students!
 

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Happy Hatch Day, Sim! :)
 

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Love a feel good story! Thanks for this.
The stories that old bird could tell!
 

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What a nice news story! :dance5:Talk about a parrot that's got socialization down pat. :laugh:

Thanks for sharing it @Hjarta5 !
 

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What a beautiful story. I bet Sim has given so many kids such wonderful memories over the years. :heart:
 

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@Fuzzy Is this in your neighborhood?
It must be? :)

Happy birthday Sim! I hope you are happy where you live and get lots of love and gifts on your birthday.
 
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