What's special about Bobby Goren? He repeats everything twice. Twice! Double echolalia. I couldn't resist this one, although he has to stay on his stand and is therefore less cuddly and portable than Bobby Watson. Bobby Goren enjoys watching TV and chirping.
3) For ultimate portability, Burwick is the bird of choice. Also extremely versatile, Burwick is no toy, but an ink pen and flashlight combo that just happens to repeat back what you tell him. He is my newest bird and current favorite, occupying the inside pocket of my jacket on most days. He has never yet uttered an inappropriate word in the workplace. Pictured here, Burwick is patiently awaiting breakfast and a PowerPoint presentation.
4) The very latest in toy talking birds: Squawkers McCaw. Squawkers is programmable; in addition to repeating words and phrases, this bird can be "trained" to respond to questions. Scripts, anyone? I don't have a Squawkers McCaw yet, but Christmas is just around the corner. I've been pretty good.
"A Few of Our Favorite Things" is the theme of the latest Disability Blog Carnival, now being hosted at Andrea's Buzzing About. Though I didn't get my list in on time, I couldn't resist joining in the fun.