Photo of Amazon Gray Parrot with a peanut clutched in one foot, getting ready to take a bite
Cheerio, Therapy Parrot

Cheerio is an African Grey Parrot. She loves to eat peanuts and even has her own sign for “peanut” – she takes her foot to her mouth. She is very talkative and has quite a vocabulary. Cheerio likes to work at the table to help with therapy, where she will throw a dice or turn a page. In June 2014, Cheerio and Director and SLP Becky Payne became a registered Pet Partners therapy team. Cheerio is also R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) registered, even though she’s not a dog, which shows you just how special she is!