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Mom was looking and looking and looking for an Umbrella 'too but just couldn't find one. Then she saw an ad in the paper for 2-one was only 6 weeks old and then me (I was 7 months old). So she drove to meet me and took me home to live with her that same day. My name used to be Merlin but mom and dad finally discovered that I am a GIRL!.

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Hi! My name is Merlina

I am an Umbrella Cockatoo from Spring Hill, FL.

Mer-bird, Mer-baby, Crazy bird, big white chicken, Cooky Too.

10 years old   F

Umbrella Cockatoo

I don't really like many things that are not my pellets. But you can give me corn anyday!

I love to hang out on the bird stand as long as I am near the family.

I hate when the lights are on and I want to go to bed!

I love to cuddle ALL the time!

I love to chew rope. I also love to hide under blankets and snuggle. Mom and Dad get real annoyed though when I keep letting myself out of my cage. They think it is very clever of me to figure out all the different locks but I could get hurt..

I WILL find a way outta here! and "Hi baby!".

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi Merlina
What a unique name! You are a very very pretty birdie so here is a vote for you!

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02/28/2010 07:32.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks!
Hey Merlina - Thanks so much for your note and for the vote. Mom's still doing her schoolwork? Tell her to keep at it - we're rooting for her! I hope you get lots of toys. Remember to share with the flock, tee hee!

Love,
Artie

Come visit me, Winchester, The Artist Formerly Known As Poopsie ("Artie"), Paco, Salsa & Poe.

02/18/2010 09:13.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Merlina!
How are you doing? What's the latest? Please catch me up!

I'm hanging in there. I've got my collar back on, am getting weekly antibiotic shots for a heart infection, and am on high blood pressure meds . . . but otherwise, things are fine! (How's that for optimism?) Seriously, I'm getting really good medical attention and I've got a doting, loving mom. I'm lucky, at least in that regard.

I've been nominated for BOTD for Friday, which means I'll need some votes tomorrow. Would you mind casting one for me? I'd love to have my day in the sun. Thanks!

Your ol' buddy,
Artie

Come visit me, Winchester, The Artist Formerly Known As Poopsie ("Artie"), Paco, Salsa & Poe.

02/18/2010 12:04.45 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Merlina, not Merlin . . .
Sorry about that! "Artie" isn't really that much of a girl's name, but Mom didn't know my sex either at the time. All she knew was that my prior name of "Poopsie" just wouldn't do. :) Take care!

Come visit me, Winchester, The Artist Formerly Known As Poopsie ("Artie"), Paco, Salsa & Poe.

01/02/2010 10:25.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi From Artie
Hey Merlin - How are you doing? I just wanted to wish you and your flock a very healthy and happy 2010. You are one cute lady. It's funny that you're called the big white chicken; I'm called that and Chicken Hawk. The names those humans come up with! Anyway, please stop by and say hi anytime. Here's a vote for you!

Come visit me, Winchester, The Artist Formerly Known As Poopsie ("Artie"), Paco, Salsa & Poe.

01/02/2010 10:22.38 PM Report This Comment  
  A VOTE FROM WENDY & FLOCK
HEY PIPPER,
FLYING BY TO PECK THE VOTE BUTTON, YOU GORGEOUS TOO' MOM IS PARTIAL TO COCKATOOS AND CONURES. HEHE, AND SHE LOVED THAT "FUZZBUTT" THING. THAT'S A GOOD NICKNAME FOR ME POPEYE. LMBO. LOVE AND HUGS ALWAYS FRIENDS
GOD'S LOVE
POPEYE,WENDY,FRED,GYPSY,AJ

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12/30/2009 01:55.24 AM Report This Comment  
  BLESSINGS FROM WENDY AND FLOCK
VISITING TO PECK THE VOTE BUTTON TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TOOS'. KISSES AND HUGS. HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS WAS FILLED WITH TREATS AND TOYS .
GOD'S LOVE
WENDY,POPEYE,FRED,GYPSY,AJ

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

12/27/2009 02:17.07 AM Report This Comment  
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12/14/2009 08:04.34 PM Report This Comment  
  BLESSINGS FROM WENDY AND FLOCK
FLYING BY TO LEAVE OUR USUAL VOTES. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL AND EATING PLENTY, AND PLAYING WITH ALL YOUR TOYS. WE LOVE YOU MUCH.
GOD'S LOVE
WENDY,POPEYE,FRED,GYPSY,AJ

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

11/20/2009 11:52.40 AM Report This Comment  
  BLESSINGS FROM WENDY AND FLOCK
FLYING BY TO GIVE YOU ALL A VOTE. WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH.
GOD'S LOVE
WENDY,POPEYE,GYPSY,FRED, AJ

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

11/16/2009 10:19.57 AM Report This Comment  
  BLESSING MERLINA-POPEYE AND FLOCK HERE
FLYING BY TO GIVE MY BUDDY A VOTE. YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS, AREN'T ALL WE COCKATOOS? HA. HOPE YOU'RE GETTING PLENTY LOVE AND KISSES, WITH THE ONES WE ARE SENDING YOU. WE LOVE YOU
POPEYE,WENDY,FRED, GYPSY, AJ

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

11/02/2009 10:08.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Issac
Hi Chicklet, Thank you for coming by my page. Sorry I've not come by earlier but I've been getting use to my new family and we've been traveling all over the country.

You are very pretty.

I am still learning to drive, but "I think I'm pretty good".

As far as getting out of my cage, my daddy learned how smart our kind was right away and now uses a pad lock. But I don't have to go in too much because I have not ventured enough to play with the things I'm not suppose to yet. I'm sure that time will come because the temptations are just more than I can bare.

Take care

Isaac

Come visit me, Isaac.

10/27/2009 03:06.18 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MERLINA
STILL GORGEOUS AS EVER. FLYING BY TO LEAVE MY FRIEND A VOTE. WE LOVE YOU
WENDY,POPEYE,FRED,GYPSY, AJ

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

10/19/2009 03:44.53 PM Report This Comment  
  PARROT KISSES FROM WENDY, POPEYE AND FRED
FLYING BY TO GIVE YOU A VOTE. WE LOVE YOU.
LOVE
WENDY POPEYE AND FRED

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

09/25/2009 06:14.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Merlina
It's been ages since I've been by your page to say hello, how are you. I happened to see your name on a friends page and thought to myself, I must go visit her, it's been so long. I hope things in your world are going just wonderful for you, good night dear, your old friend Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

09/22/2009 06:57.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Merlina!
We have some gender issues at our house too! I was supposed to be a boy, but I laid an egg for Mom & Dad on Easter. Abbi was thought to be a girl until about a year ago when the vet checked me. So I still say I am a pretty girl!

Come visit me, Yoo Hoo, Mingo, Jax, Abbi, Mya & Skipper.

09/12/2009 06:43.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina!
Thanks for the welcome, Merlina, and the fine ideas for toys that I will pass on to my humans to make for me. They do pretty well on their own, but love to get new ideas from other happy 'toos! Sounds like you have quite a colorful flock of a family. I'm just growing mine - I have a sister, Scarlet, an Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet that just joined us. Take care and happy preening!

Come visit me, Bird Bird & Scarlet.

09/08/2009 10:00.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
Yes its very hard to let the baby go..thats what moms says,tomorrow she has to let one of the baby go.she is weaned..the three babys that she hand feed are not hers,and one is ready to go,the other two ..well lets just say they are close to three months old and not close to being wean!! mommy lets them wean them selves no time limit,they have food ,millet and cherrios in there box but they choose to have the baby food..
but her friend has a new baby for mommy to take home, so tomorrow losing one and getting a new baby..
as for any babys that mommy birds had LOL she has keeped them so far..mommy is still getting her flock,with differnt blood lines..
well i will talk with you later
heres a vote for ya
love Lady

Come visit me, Dazzles, Charger, Hubbles, Chirpy, Lady, Bubbles, Apples, Chocolate & Cuddles.

09/03/2009 02:07.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
This is Lady,sorry I didnt write back sooner,mommy been really busy.mommy is learning how to breed cockatails,she has a friend that is teaching her about colors,and genes,what color makes the fancy babys its just a hobby for mommy ,sometimes she lets me on her shoulder to watch her feed the babys birds,LOL then she will give me some baby food and its soooo good it reminds me when i was a baby...
her friend will send over her baby birds for mommy to feed,not just feed but give them lots of love,and teach them to step up and pet them every where on their body ..this helps mom because our golden reteiver died about 8 months ago and mommy is still sad about it.but feeding the babys help her laugh alot.she says one day she is getting another golden they are the best dogs you can have she says,hehehe but between me and you,i have to train the dog, like i did with shelby,if i am out dont go near mommy!!!! she is mine,i would chase shelby into the master bedroom untill its time for bedtime .shelby would let the cockatails sleep with her on the floor and let them play with her food untill they are done then she will eat her dog food,shelby really loved the cockatails,but she knew that when i am out she stays away from mom.
my human sister that i love sooo much,got married and moved away ,she is back home at the moment her husband is in the navy,and mommy is going to be a grandmother,in jan.09 its going to be a girl..i cant wait.i love kids,this means that i can scream with them and not get into trouble hehehe
will i gotta go,mommy hears five baby bird yelling for food,they can get so loud!!
talk with you later
heres a vote 4 u ,you are so pretty

Come visit me, Dazzles, Charger, Hubbles, Chirpy, Lady, Bubbles, Apples, Chocolate & Cuddles.

09/01/2009 04:37.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
Thanks for the compliments. I try to stay happy. My parents love sweet potatos. Dad puts butter and cinnamon sugar on them. We dont get the extras on ours. I am a pretty picky eater. Barry and Roxy will eat almost anything including me if they could. I got too go so take care. Pearl

Come visit me, Pearl, Scout the Cape Parrot, Barry, Snow White and the Seven Tiels & Roxy.

07/29/2009 01:54.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey
Hi Merlina, No i am not really into the bath scene. Barry and Pearl love to get misted down and it looks like fun. I love to dance and bounce and squawk. Boy it rained and thundered today. It was scary. Well i will squawk to you later. Heres a vote 4 you. Roxy

Come visit me, Pearl, Scout the Cape Parrot, Barry, Snow White and the Seven Tiels & Roxy.

07/29/2009 01:47.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
Hello, I'm Roxy and I just thought I would drop by to say Hello. Drop by and see me sometime. Heres a vote for you. Bye for now.

Come visit me, Pearl, Scout the Cape Parrot, Barry, Snow White and the Seven Tiels & Roxy.

07/27/2009 07:11.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
You're beautiful. This is Ruby Rose. I hope we can be friends. I'm up in NY near Buffalo and Niagara Falls. It can get pretty cold up here. I sure do enjoy talking to other birds. Come and see me again, anytime.
Ruby Rose

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07/07/2009 07:41.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina!
Thanks for coming to visit me! I am rather dusty, but I hate water! I only take a bath if dad puts water on the bottom of my cage and then runs the vaccuum! I am weird. I hope you get a stand like mine too. Its fun to play on. My pics aren't so reat cause mom doesn't have the wire to download onto the computer. So more are oon the way. Heres a vote for you and hope you come visit soon. We can b friends! ---Roscoe.

Come visit me, Ali.

06/20/2009 08:48.16 PM Report This Comment  
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06/04/2009 10:31.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
It's been a while since I've been by for a visit, I was over leaving a note to Scooter and saw your name and decided to zip by and see how your doing. Hope all is well with you and your family, stop by sometime, Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

06/02/2009 07:40.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Hi Merlina. Here is a vote for you. Nice to hear from you. I too like to shake my butt feathers especially when my mommy gets me all wet. She too thinks I look like a duck doing that. I was told that the reason for hiding of the bottom beak is because I'm either cold or happy. I do that all the time especailly when I'm very happy that mommy is paying attention to me or just the fact that she is in the same room as me. I like to chase daddy around the house on the floor. He thinks that I waddle like a duck too. But I just do it because everyone at the house likes it when I shase them around the house. Its lots of fun. I too have to go but I hope to hear from you soon.

Come visit me, Pepper, Thora, Legs & Spencer.

05/12/2009 03:37.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey handsome
Hello. I'm sending you a vote your way. The warm weather really makes your feathers beautiful. Mine are nice but I wish I had a few more. I have to learn to leave them alone. Hope to hear from you soon!

Come visit me, Pepper, Thora, Legs & Spencer.

05/11/2009 07:01.26 PM Report This Comment  
  How's it going?
Hi Merlina,

I hope that you're having a great day. It finally got warm enough here so that I could go outside with mom for awhile. I don't know why, but the birds that live outside by my house like to make a lot of noise, but when I join in on their music, they all quit singing. I guess they must just like listening to me sing.

My brothers and sister don't like going out, so it's a good time for me to spend alone with mom. Mom is thinking of bringing an Umbrella into the family. He doesn't like his mom anymore and recently bit his skin sister pretty bad. I'll let you know more if it happens.

Well, I gotta fly. It's dinner time and mom has mashed potatoes and carrots for me. YUM. Take care and I'll swing by soon.

Ruby

Come visit me, Sam, Koki, Ruby-RIP My Sweet Girl & JoJo.

05/06/2009 05:02.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina
I was going through some of my old messages and noticed one from you. I then realized that I never wrote back to you. What a bad thing to do. I hope you forgive me for that mistake, because us 'toos have to stick together.

I live with 2 Goffins, who are OK, but not my favorites,
and a Senegal. Sam, is my best buddy. We groom each other and talk back and forth. He's even picking up some of my calls. I think it's really cute, but mom doesn't, especially when she's trying to sleep in after a long night.

Have a great week and I hope to hear from you soon.

Ruby

Come visit me, Sam, Koki, Ruby-RIP My Sweet Girl & JoJo.

05/04/2009 10:43.52 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Merlina
Thanks for stopping by my page i love meeting new friends you are soo pretty. Hope we can be friends and stay in touch. well the other day i got a new boing that i am not quite used to but you know nothing is better then mom but i am sure i will have to get used to it if i want to be with mom when she is making dinner i love all the yummy treats that i get to such as potatoe chips cherios and yoguart bites they are soo yummy. well i hope to hear from you soon your friend Clyde

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04/29/2009 07:22.24 AM Report This Comment  
  From Riley
Thanks for the welcome. I did notice that I had to pick cockatoo as a species since they didn't have my breed of cockatoo! No Major Mitchell's or Leadbeaters cockatoo! I like my new birdy friends but I am not sure about my people yet.

Come visit me, Gabby, Casper, Romeo, Cosarina & Riley.

03/31/2009 08:32.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina!
Thanks for stopping by! You are beautiful and full of fun! Thanks for the advice...I am finding out that "doing cute" does have great results. Mom's hoping it stays that way! V4u~~Molly~~

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03/31/2009 07:29.05 PM Report This Comment  
  WENDY HERE
THANKS TO THE WHOLE GORGEOUS FLOCK FOR FLYING BY. I AM LEAVING A VOTE AS I ALWAYS DO TO THE WHOLE FLOCK. KISSES, HUGS AND LOVE
WENDY

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03/21/2009 11:13.25 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MERLINA= FRED HERE
FLYING BY WITH BEAK KISSES. HOPING YOUR DAY IS AS WONDERFUL AS MINE.
LOVE, HUGS AND KISSES AND OF COURSE A VOTE.
LOVE FRED

Come visit me, AJ CRISP-QUAKER, GYPSY CRISP-NANDAY CONURE, FRED CRISP-RIP-07-31-60 12 01-09 /FLY ANGEL, WENDY CRISP -MEALY AMAZON BOTD 01-15-12 & POPEYE CRISP -GOFFIN COCKATOO.

03/19/2009 01:47.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlina,
Thanks for the vote. Sorry I was so long in responding. It is nice to meet another umbrella2. I think you are beautiful. You get my vote too!!!!!

Come visit me, Cookie.

03/09/2009 12:03.52 AM Report This Comment  
  How's it Going?
Hi Merlina,
It's me Ruby getting back to say HI to you. You asked if I liked living with a Goffin's; I actually live with two of them. Mom just hasn't had the time to put my brother's profile on here yet. I don't mind them at all. They're both scared of me, even though I would never hurt them. I just pretend that I'm going toward them and they take off like their tails are on fire. Hehe. It's fun to watch.

Talk to you later.

Come visit me, Sam, Koki, Ruby-RIP My Sweet Girl & JoJo.

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