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Ziggy

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It all started when I rescued a sparrow who had an injured leg. When I took her to a place where she could be rehabilitated, I realized how much I missed her. I decided to do lots of homework and choose a bird species that would be compatible with me. I decided on a Senegal and felt my life wouldn't be complete until I found one.
I went to the pet store to see if they had any information on Senegal’s and they had one for sale. I hung out with him for a bit and decided that was definatley the right kind of bird for me. I didn't take this Senegal though. I wanted to look for a bird who needed a home, rather than to get the baby from the pet store that I knew would easily be scooped up and taken home to be loved.
I started looking immidiately, and as luck would have it I found one. He was very neglected. His feet were a funny shade of grey and were cracking at the knuckles. He had also started to destroy some of his tail feathers due to his boredom. He had a single dowel perch peppered in droppings and toys that were past their prime long ago. I took one look at this little bird and was instantly in love! He had the most beautiful flirty yellow gaze. I wanted to interact with him to see if he liked me as much as I liked him. His owners couldn't get him to come out of his cage, he was biting them whenever they came within range. Finally I bravely decided I would try and get him out. I took a deep breath and put my hand inside the cage. To my amazement the little bird hopped onto my hand! Then I knew the feeling was mutual.
When I brought Ziggy home with me he walked out of the carrier, took a look around and exclaimed "Wow!" I knew I had done the right thing for both of us at that point. After letting Ziggy settle into his new home, I took him to an Avian vet to get his physical issues dealt with as soon as possible. She examined his feet and did blood work. When the results came back we found out he had a severe vitamin A deficiency and a stressed liver, due to an all seed diet he had been on for 5 years. The vet said if we hadn't caught this problem when we did he would have needed some toes amputated!Almos- t a year later his toes are pink and his feathers are awe inspiring.
People may think that I was the one who saved Ziggy, but he has touched a part of my soul that I didn’t know existed. I’m a better person everyday just for knowing him.
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Hi! My name is Ziggy

I am from calgary, AB.

Ziggy Doo, Dooey, Ziglet, Hulk.

12 years old   M



Nuts (Almonds in the shell are a real fave),Asian pears,Carrot,Br- occoli,Nutriber- ries and I'm crazy about Romaine lettuce!

On My Mum, that way I can lean in and kiss her anytime I want.(I usually wait until she's watching her faveorite shows and I make her miss most of them hehehe!)

Grammie's dogs and pretty much dogs in general. I also don't like it when my Mum reads bird talk magazine. She should be looking at my beautiful feathers and cute face only! (A little tip for all you other green eyed monsters out there) I quickly climb down her shoulder and stand on the magazine. That stops her from misbehaving right away. It's pretty hard for her to read anything with my little birdie bum planted firmly on the pages, and my cute birdie face staring back at her!! I'm an "Only bird" in my family so I find new and inventive ways to keep 90 percent of the attention on me at all times.

She will drop everything just to kiss me! I know how loved I am by my Mum.

Bossing Grammie's dogs and people around. I also have a real thing for crows, every time I see one I just have to say "HIIIIII!" They never do ansewer me back though..

"Got nuts?".

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi Ziggy
Love our new pictures - you are so cute! Looks like you can do the "high five"; you are so smart! You are going to love Sandi. She uses a dremel for nails so there is no splitting or rough edges, and she knows that a Sennie wing clip is different from other birds. Not to mention really reasonably priced. My mom wouldn't dream of letting me go out without my wings clipped because of how a friend lost her beloved Kakariki. You look so happy and well adjusted; sometimes I think the rescue birds really finally get the best lives. Let me know what you feel about Sandi, and youre most welcome for the tip.

Come visit me, Poppy & Beeper.

02/21/2009 01:45.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
We sure do know of a good (great!) groomer. She comes to our house and does feathers,nails,and beaks (if necessary). I don't know about Ziggy, but Beeper's claws turn into little needles after about 5 weeks or so! Sandi is the best, and her credentials are impeccable. She just put up a website called calgarybirdlady.com. We recommend her highly. Her phone number is 403-293-6226. Not to mention that the vet is ridiculously overpriced! Let us know how you make out. Oh, and thanks so much for the vote! You sure are a cutie - Beeper's never seen another Sennie.

Come visit me, Poppy & Beeper.

02/17/2009 09:34.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Ziggy --
I'll pass the high 4 along. And I think you would enjoy playing baseball with us.

Dunkie

Come visit me, Mango - Founder of the BC Milonga, Oliver & Lola.

02/15/2009 11:24.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Would you like to be on the baseball team?
Just wondering if you are part of a baseball team yet or if you'd like to be on one. Contact Miss Duncan for more information. I am on the second team and would love to play with you.
Your friend, Sam

Come visit me, INDIANA SAM.

02/13/2009 07:28.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Ziggy --
We are hosting the Baseball Season Spring Training Start Barbeque on Feb. 21st from 4:30 pm EST to midnight and we would love for you and any friends you want to invite to attend. We are cutting it short at midnight because most of the guests will be in training, and we don't want to tempt anyone to fall off their training wheels. The event will be held in New York City where we live; it will be in Central Park which will be closed for our event. Tents are being erected next to the Metropolitan Museum. Turk is catering. We are not providing air transport because we don't want to hurt any geese. Come to my page (Meyer’s Parrot Oliver #94769) which will allow you to teleport to the central tent. Looking forward to meeting you there.
RSVP to me.
Oliver - coach of the Poi Plus team.

Come visit me, Mango - Founder of the BC Milonga, Oliver & Lola.

02/11/2009 12:20.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Ziggy --
Hi -- we are glad to meet you. There are 5 Senegals and a Meyer's parrot in our flock. All our flock except two are rescues of one kind or another, so we can relate to the bond you and your mom have found. Your story touches our hearts. Has anyone asked you to play baseball on their team yet? If you would like to play, please blog Nanje (#120431) -- he needs a few more players for his team. If you don't know what the number means, look at the box at the top of your browser that says http://www.birdchannel.com/blog/viewbio. aspx?apid=111820. To get to Nanje's page, paste 120431 over 111820. Also my fibling Oliver is going to send you an invitation to our virtual Barbeque.
Miss Duncan

Come visit me, Mango - Founder of the BC Milonga, Oliver & Lola.

02/11/2009 12:19.53 PM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
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since you are so cute, we voted for you. Have a nice day.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

01/25/2009 05:16.57 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there, I see you are doing fine Ziggy, every day more cute, your story is still at our hearts and moves us a lot, it's so good you've saved your mum and so good she's saved you.
Very warm birdy hugs for you...

Come visit me, Hugo.

01/19/2009 12:34.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi back Ziggy
We are so lucky when we are found by our people who rescue us and love us so much. So many of our birdy friends aren't so lucky. My favorite foods are fresh stringless peas, and of course, carrots. You too are very shiny and healthy looking. Welcome to BT, and here's a vote from your Calgary buddy! Oh, if you haven't got a personal groomer, I've got some news for you! Merry Xmas from Beeper & Poppy!

Come visit me, Poppy & Beeper.

12/21/2008 12:55.55 PM Report This Comment  
  ZIGGY
IT'S A TOSS UP BETWEEN WADDLES AND ME ( JADE) WE ARE BOTH MOMMY'S BIRDS WE ALWAYS WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH HER. PITA IS MORE DADDY'S GIRLS AND THE TIELS AND CONURES LIKES EVERYONE HEHE. PITA AND I SHARE A CAGE., CRANBERRY AND KIWI THE CONURES SHARE TIELS SHARE A CAGE. WADDLES IS THE ONLY ONE WITH HIS OWN CAGE UNTIL MOM FINDS HIM A FRIEND. THEN HE WILL SHARE HIS CAGE HEHE. NOT TO MUCH GOING ON HERE TONIGHT SO LEAVING YOU A VOTE. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? QUAKER HUGS JADE

Come visit me, DITTO Coming soon, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

12/17/2008 04:20.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Ziggy
Yipeee I love getting to blog..to all my friends...I got to take my bath today boy was it fun..mommy made us some new toys this weekend..wow i just love her.Its about time to eat so i will squawk at ya laters. High four back to ya.Merlin

Come visit me, Merlin, Lil Bluu, Durango & Jazmine.

12/15/2008 03:37.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey!
You are very cute!how old are you?

Come visit me, Pistachio.

12/14/2008 10:16.00 PM Report This Comment  
  TIS THE SEASON
SOOOO YOU GET MEAN WHEN YOUR MOM LEAVES YOU. WELL I PROBABLY WOULD OF BUT SINCE SANTA BIRD WILL BE HERE SOON I HAD TO BE ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR HEHE. SO NO ONE WANTS TO BIRDIE SET YOU HOW COULD THEY NOT YOU ARE SUCH A CUTIE. THEY SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR MOMMY IS WAY AND YOU ARE VERY UPSET AND MISS HER THAT IS WHY YOU ACT THE WAY YOU DO GOOD EXCUSE HEHE. MOM IS THINKING OF GETTING A BLUE QUAKER AFTER CHRISTMAS BUT NOT SURE YET. IT IS SNOWING HERE THIS MORNING AND COLD BRRRR SO WE ARE GOING TO PLAY ON OUR GYM AND WATCH IT SNOW FROM INSIDE WERE IT'S WARM. OTHER THEN THAT NOT MUCH GOING ON HERE SO HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM JADE V4U

Come visit me, DITTO Coming soon, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

12/14/2008 08:34.30 AM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY HOLIDAYS ZIGGY
We missed you and it was a long week with out mommy and not being able to blog you. We did have fun with Dad and our brothers but it would of been funner being able to blog you. We sure missed everyone on here since mom was away for the week we could not blog.Mom got home late last night and we heard her so we all woke up and she talked to us for a while and then we all went back to bed. We was sooo happy to see mom home and boy was she tired. She learned alot and said she does not want to go back to another one every again they are long and sometimes boring hehe. She missed all of us. So today is going to be our play and snuggle time with mommy yipeeeeee. Have a great weekend! v4u Happy Holidays!Quaker hugs JADE

Come visit me, DITTO Coming soon, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

12/13/2008 03:21.17 PM Report This Comment  
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12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
  Hi Ziggy
I'm Pippin, a Senegal from Florida. Welcome to the BC. There are a lot of Senegals here at the BC, and you can ask questions about anything related to your bird.

Come visit me, Pippin.

12/10/2008 11:10.09 AM Report This Comment  
  ZIGGY
How are you doing and what have you been up to? Sorry we could not blog you back this week but my younger brother had a paper due today so he was hoging the computer. Mom gave me some bad news today. She was at work and they called her in the office and told her they wanted her and another person go to this simnar next week. Yep mom will be gone a whole week. She is leaving Monday morning and they are driving 7Hrs to this simnar. So mom and the other person will be staying in a motel room. So that means we will not be able to talk until mom gets back on the 12th I'm upset that mom will be gone a week and we will not see her but at least Dad and my brothers will be here so we guess it's all right Well better go now mom says I need to catch up on my blogs Quaker hugs Jade v4u

Come visit me, DITTO Coming soon, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

12/05/2008 04:05.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Gingus
I'm so glad you got rescued by a good mom. I picked my mom out, too. Though lucky me came from a good breeder & I was totally socialized, healthy, and could already talk--at only 4 months old! My fidgrandma used to live in Alberta, many years ago--like about 1919! She lived in Beryn. Is that near Calgary? I have a canary brother & a lovebird sister. Neither one of them like me very much but mom likes me enough to make up for it. My new favorite game is typing! I like to squeeze into the cave mom's fingers make on the keyboard, so nothing shows but my tail. Too much fun....Well, got to go. Stop by & see my picture some time! Gussie

Come visit me, Gingus.

12/03/2008 04:38.07 PM Report This Comment  
  ZIGGY
YOU ARE WELCOME. So what have you been up today. mom cleaned our cages today as she does everyday but today was our weekly cleaning were she takes the and puts the cages in the shower and gives them a good washing. well it's late here and mom says bedtime for me so tweet dreams. Quaker hugs JADE

Come visit me, DITTO Coming soon, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

11/26/2008 08:59.56 PM Report This Comment  
  hello Ziggy
here's a warm welcome from Warsaw, from another Senegal with its history. Big hug and a vote... Cheers

Come visit me, Hugo.

11/26/2008 01:35.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Ziggy
Welcome to BC! Enjoy your time here.... I just voted for you... hope you will do the same for me :)

Come visit me, Zazoo.

11/26/2008 07:11.05 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Ziggy
Hi welcome to bird talk my name is Mike i have been in bird club for 25 days. I am a 2 year old cockatiel named mike. I just came flying by to say hi and to wish that you and your bird have many happy times together. And leave you a well earned vote ahh i made it second to vote for you. please come and check me out and remember vote for mike. Oh and how many birds do you have in your flock i have one. your so cute i couldn't stand not voting for you Ziggy see you around.

Come visit me, Mike.

11/23/2008 09:58.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Ziggy
Yipeeee I get to leave you the first vote. Your story is so touching how you got your new home. We are all so glad that you was resuced from a horriable place and now living like a KING. You are a cutie and very pretty. I like to boss our dogs around to and some times we throw food at them hehe. I wanted to say Welcome to the BC and leaving you a VOTE. Hope we can be friends fly by and visit me anytime. Quaker hugs ~*~ JADE ~*~

Come visit me, DITTO Coming soon, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

11/23/2008 09:21.23 AM Report This Comment  
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