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Yeah, Patriot was named because he was found on the Fourth of July and he is blue, so that is how that name came about, but Hiccup has a longer story.
He wasn't originally going to be moms bird, she was just asked to name him. She used to really like the movie "How to Train Your Dragon" so she thought that Hiccup would be a cute name for him. Later she decided that she would like to try having a bird for a pet (and she used to be terrified of birds, so she thought it would help her get over her fear) so she adopted him.
When Patriot was found, he had no tail feathers and a broken leg. Mom took him in and nursed him back to health. He was also badly malnourished. When his leg didn't seem to be healing, they almost had it amputated so that it wouldn't get caught on anything and torn off, but they decided not to amputate it. Then his other leg broke after the first one finally healed and they had to get that one fixed as well. He finally healed and they got some medication that helped him to get better, so that was good.
Don't worry, that was just how we were posing for the picture. Hiccup and Patriot are actually really good friends. We are always hanging out and feeding each other and teasing Alvin together. We even taught each other how to be half trained. Hiccup taught Patriot how to be trained, and Patriot taught Hiccup how to not be trained, so now we are both kind of in the middle. :)
Thanks for coming to visit us for our BOTD. We honestly were not expecting it. Thanks for your support!
-Hiccup and Patriot
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