In his second appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” this past April, A.J. the Indian ring-necked parakeet putted a golf ball in for a hole-in-one. Although it took him three tries as the crowd cheered and Letterman clapped his hands — startling the well-behaved bird — A.J. won over yet another captivated audience.
A.J. has made several late-night show appearances that began almost two decades ago when Johnny Carson still ruled the post-11 o’clock news hour. No stranger to an adoring public, A.J. made his television debut at just 6 weeks old on Johnny Carson’s popular late night show, so shooting hoops and rolling over on Letterman’s desk was really just another day in this talented parrot’s life.
**For the full article, pick up the August 2007 issue of BIRD TALK**