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I stopped at a pet shop in my neighborhood just to see the birds, particularly the Scarlet Macaw, who can talk in English and Spanish. The manager asked if I still have my Quaker Parrot and I told her that I do. She then told me of a Quaker Parrot, whose previous owner gave him to them because he was kept with a Cockatiel in the same cage, which led to him plucking. The store manager offered to sell him for $70.00 dollars and asked if I wanted him. I told her yes and asked her to hold him for me. I returned a couple of days later and asked about him. She sold him to me for $50.00 dollars along with a starter cage for $30.00 dollars. He's a little plucked, but otherwise in good health.


Thank you, everybirdy, for giving me the opportunity to be your bird representative of the day. I will execute my duties to the best of my birdy abilities. Everybirdy, come and party with me at the castle. There will be plenty of food, fun, drinks and music on the house. So join in the festivities. Alex, your BOTD, nominated on November 3rd, 2010.


TO EVERYBIRD: I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HAVING HAD CELEBRATED WITH ME. IT WAS AN HONOR TO HAVE BEEN YOUR BIRD REPRESENTATIVE, BUT NOW ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END AND NOW I TURN THE MANTLE OVER TO YOUR NEW KING.
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Hi! My name is Alex. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY SKIN AUNT.

I am a Quaker from Brooklyn, NY.

Alex Trebek, Alexander Hamilton, Alexander Graham Bell and Alexander the Great.

6 years old   M

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Apples, bananas, brown rice, farina, oatmeal, pasta and white rice.

On the upper perch in my cage on the left hand side near my food cup, on my food cup, on my swing perch and on the top of my cage with a leg tucked up.

I don't like anyone peeking under my tail. I'm self-conscious, because I'm missing my tail feathers. But they're growing in. Getting sprayed with the water spray.

That she was willing to take the time to care for me in spite of my imperfection.

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Be the best that you can be and saying "I love you" to my mommy and my skin aunts..

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  Hi Alex
Hello again, it is Zeena with today's BOTM post. Today we head into Bolivia to take a look at the last remaining wild Red-Fronted Macaws. This is a special request from my good friend, the very handsome Mr. Cappy. ( Don't tell him I said that or I won't hear the end of it. LOL). Cappy's beautiful fister Dory is a Red-Fronted Macaw so this will be of interest to her especially.

Red Fronted macaws, Ara rubrogenys, are the smallest of the large macaws. Fairly rare and therefore not well-known, Red Fronted macaws are olive green with bright red on their foreheads, ear coverts, shoulders and socks. Their under-wings are flames of red, orange and yellow. They have teal colored feathers in their wings and tails. One thing to note is that Red Fronted Macaws have a bare patch of skin around the eye but lack the bare cheek patch of the large macaws. Red Fronts are generally around 24 inches in length and weigh between 450 and 550 grams. Their wingspans are generally 32 to 34 inches. Red Fronted macaws are considered to be one of the large macaws. They have a body the size of a medium to large Amazon parrot with a longer pointed tail. Considered by many to be the ideal size of macaw, they are fun loving and make wonderful pets. Red Fronted macaws can become excellent talkers and are quite the comedians. They are not dominant birds.
They are extremely affectionate, intelligent, playful, gentle spirits fids with graceful, moderately sized bodies.
Within their natural range, their numbers have been decimated by and there are now less then 1000 wild individuals, some have counted only 150 total. They are being pushed to extinction by;
.loss of habitat due to conversion of their habitat to agriculture and because of intense grazing;
. harvesting of the nut and fruit trees that provide an important food source.

ingestion of pesticides applied to crops; or deliberately baited food set out for them.
illegal trapping for the pet market.

However, they have been doing quite well in captivity and are reproducing successfully. Even though one can't consider them "common" - domestic-bred birds can usually be found.

Range and habitat

The Red-fronted Macaw is native to a small mountainous area of south-central Bolivia situated about 200 km west of Santa Cruz, in the department of the same name, where the climate is medium altitude semi-desert. The natural vegetation consists mostly of cactus (large and small) and thorny trees and scrub. The climate is semi arid with cold nights and hot days. Rain comes in infrequent heavy storms. It is unusual in that it is the only macaw to inhabit such a climatic zone. Most macaws nest in holes in large trees, however here there are no very large trees in its range so it nests in vertical fissures in cliff faces.

Immediate action is required to stop the Red-Fronted Macaws falling to the same fate as the Spix Macaws
with love and scritches Zeena 25116

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07/11/2014 04:15.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
We have finally arrived at Monday once more. It's hard to realize one week is already gone on my BOTM campaign. Today we will take a short stop-over in Costa Rica to visit some good friends of mine and see what they have been busily working on. Being a Macaw this is one subject that is near and dear to my heart. The Ara Project. The Ara Project is a Costa Rican non-profit organization that’s breeds, for the sole purpose of release into the wild, endangered Scarlet & Great Green Macaws. With only 2000 Scarlet Macaws left in Costa Rica and only around 2500 Great Green Macaws ( also known as Buffon's or Military) left in the world the Ara Project is proving "breeding for release" to be a valuable tool to prevent further declines in the numbers or even extinction of these magnificent birds. They work in conjunction with MINAET (Costa Rican Ministry of Environment, Energy & Telecommunications).
The Great Green or Military(Buffon's) Macaw is endangered, and has been one of the key elements in the proposal for the formation of a new National Park in Costa Rica, Maquenque National Park. Already significant parts of the bird's existing habitat is covered by Nature reserves and other conservation projects. Project Ara is working hand in hand with locals to reestablish a strong breeding pool of wild Macaws with the end result to stop and reverse it's rapid decline.

The Ara Project incorporates breeding techniques and aviary management in order to carry out controlled release programs in conjunction with Costa Rican wildlife laws imposed by MINAET. The Ara Project has released a total of 80 Scarlet Macaws on its release sites. The Ara Project aimed to started their Great Green Macaw reintroduction program in 2011. This will be Costa Rica's and the world's first official reintroduction of the species. To date having released a number of both species
In the 80's retired American couple Margot and Richard Frisius started a licensed zoological park to take care of parrots confiscated by the government or disowned by private owners. In 1992 they officially started a breeding program to participate in macaw conservation, resulting in the establishment of the non-profit organization formerly known as "Amigos de las Aves" (Friends of the Birds). Over the years they created what has become the biggest collection of Great Green Macaws in captivity and, upon acquiring a breeding stock of sufficient genetic diversity, a successful Scarlet Macaw reintroduction program.
with love and scritches Zeena 25116

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07/07/2014 02:34.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Hello everybirdie. Zeena here with today's Rainforest findings. I wish to thank everyone for their awesome support and hope you will enjoy today's feature species.
The Harpy Eagle is a majestic shadow that silently soars above the Rainforest canopy. Once common, and plentiful, today they rest on the brink of extinction. Previously a common sight in Brazil, the Harpy Eagle has become as rare as seeing a unicorn would be. Hunted to near extinction for their feathers, sport and out of fear and concern for their livestock, these awesome giants of the Raptor world are rapidly disappearing. These birds terrify hapless animals that forage in the shifting sunlight of the high canopy. Harpy eagle is the largest and the most powerful raptor throughout America. They belong to the family of accipitridae. American harpy eagle typically inhabits lowland rainforests but are disappearing from much of its range due to habitat loss and it almost extirpated in Central America.
The Harpy Eagle weighs in at 20 to 27 pounds for a hen and 12 to 17 pounds for a male, standing between 40 and 60 inches in length, sporting 5 to 7 inch talons it is a formidable predator dining on a diet consisting largely of sloth and moneys, with other animals making up the balance. In flight the Harpy flies on strong 5 to 7 foot wide spans, silent and watchful for a meal below in the dense Rain Forest canopy.
With wide spread clear-cutting and man's guns, the Harpy Eagle is soon going to be gone from the wild habitat it once claimed. Nesting in tree top nests, the single chick remains with the parents for up to two years. Pairs mate for life thus making it harder to rebuild endangered populations. Many Harpy Eagles have be poached for the private collector market relentlessly, with current breeding programs being established to help stave off their total elimination. Used by Bird of Prey enthusiasts and trained to hunt on command. Many die from lack of proper diet, and education of would be owners. New Government regulations being in place it is hoped to make owning Harpy Eagles a more difficult objective. Would be owners now have to finish a Government regulated Raptors training program which entails sixteen to eighteen months apprenticeship training in care, training and husbandry.
Tomorrow we will take a closer look at a new and exciting find that is shaking the bird community. Discovered in a nestbox, this unusual baby has enthusiasts in awe.
A quick reminder that on Friday July 4th my fister LITTLE ANGEL THRIFT will wed the handsome Mr Dixie Adler at the BC Castle page number 239094
with love and scritches
Zeena 255116

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07/03/2014 11:00.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex!
Nice ta meet ya:) Fank you for da BOTD honors:)! Been a greyt day and a surprise, didn´t see it coming;)

Awh, a doggie-Dino at your place:)? We haf had Yorkies in our home, three since da 80´s but our last guy died about three years ago:´( RIP my love!
So Lucky likes ta hang out in da closets too;) Yeah, it´s fun!:) I chew da wood too, mom, and dad eben worse , go CRAZY ober dat, wonder why;) He hheee;) Yeah, us Greys sure can make a mess if we wants to:)

You take good care and we´ll see ladder!
Hobes da winter lose da grip on you ober dere and sun will shine and warm air blows in:)

Wingies and votes back ta you!

Come visit me, Dino.

04/28/2014 03:55.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
I'd like to THANK everyone that took time from their busy day to stop by for my special day. I had a great time, even if pops called me his little Quaker turkey most of the day. Roof Top.

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

11/29/2013 02:10.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Alex, Audie and Lucky ~ V4U!
Great to meet you!!! I took the name Indiana Sam because there is another Sam on BC and we were getting our messages crossed all the time!!! hehehehe So, I became Indiana Sam!
Thank you for your well wishes and visiting me in The Castle on my special Bird of the Day honor! That just tickled my mom pink!!! So very appreciated ~ and good time had by all in The Castle!!!

How are you doing my new friend? Hope you had a luscious Sunday hanging with your flock! My weekend has been very nice ... mom and I played for a long time this morning. We had SO much fun!!! Then when her and dad went to the Sox game, I jumped on my swing and watched the game on TV with little Brandy my side kick! We had a great time! I threw her my chewed up grapes that she isn't supposed to eat! lol Well dear, enjoy your Monday!!! Hugs, Indy

Come visit me, INDIANA SAM.

08/25/2013 07:00.32 PM Report This Comment  
  We covet your cheers Alex
Just a reminder of our game this Thursday, Aug. 15
. . . 3:00 pm Eastern
. . . 2:00 pm Central
. . . 1:00 pm Mountain
. . . .Noon Pacific
. . . 10:00 am Aleutian
We play the Rainforest Raiders--the Zons. Be ready for a fierce game!

Cookie & Polly

Come visit me, Quaker Little Dragons - Beak League Champions !.

08/13/2013 12:59.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Spotlight on Caring
Spotlight on Caring -Taz part 7
Sky here with our last blogs with the Proctor flock. I must say I have dearly enjoyed learning all about this well known B.C. flock. SKY; Please continue, Mom Gail; SUZIQ was the next member of the flock. She came from the same bird store as Scooby. We used to visit there fairly often and buy food there as well. Suzi was a sweet bird and used to live with the owner's wife but then after nine months she decided that she did want to sell her so Burt bought her for me to try and ease the pain of losing Xena, I was not ready for a grey and didn’t know if I ever would be. Suzi still is a beautiful and sweet girl who loves her me and only me. Suzi does like to lay eggs a lot. I have had her checked out to make sure her calcium levels were okay and they were, I also make sure that she gets enough calcium in her diet. Ekkies are also very sensitive with regards to their diets. They don't do well with a lot of additives in their food or with pellets; they need a nice fresh food diet. They also have a tendency to toe tapping and wing flapping usually due to an excess of additives in their diet or stress can also be the cause. Suzi did start to toe tap and wing flap years ago and I had to play detective to try and figure out what was causing this as she was not on any pellets or other type of bird food and there didn't seem to be any cause for stress either. After a lot of research I decided my only recourse was to do an elimination diet for her. I took away all food except peas to start with until she quit and if she didn't start up again after a few days I added another vegetable which was carrots...all well there but when I added corn well Suzi started up again, mom took it away and after three days she quit again. The only food to cause an issue was corn so no more corn for her ever. If she gets a little bit of corn cause she gets the wrong bowl the toe tapping and wing flapping come right back. No corn and all is well.
CHLOE is next to join, I was still missing having a grey around the house so Burt looked through the papers and found Chloe in a neighboring state. I talked to Chloe's mom through e-mails and we met them to pick her up and take her home. Chloe has been and is a joy to have around; she decided that she liked her dad best even though she was a Mother's Day present for mom. She is a good talker and has lots of sounds, some that she makes up. She loves to sing.
SIMON came to join us the following year. I always wanted a B&G macaw and so back to the papers for Burt. He spotted Simon in a neighboring state as well. We took the drive to see him. When we got there, we were let in to a very dark house where all the blinds were drawn and there was another macaw in the back screaming with a blanket over the cage

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05/25/2013 08:20.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Spotlight on Caring Taz part 7b
As soon as Simon saw us he let out a really loud and friendly Hi, and as soon as we walked in we knew he was coming home with us no matter what. He has been a challenge for sure and I got bitten quite a few times in the beginning. He does not like men at all, in the 12 years he has been here that has not changed. He is a momma's boy and he has anger issues but I have figured him out pretty good now so I rarely get bitten unless I cause it by not paying attention. He is a very sweet bird in his own right. He loves being held and loved; I call him my cockatoo in a blue suit. My heart melts when he looks up at me and says "I love you", just like a guy. CHICA flew into our lives when her previous owner decided that he couldn't care for her anymore so he gave her to me. When Chica first came to live her she didn't like to be touched very much. She used to eat absolutely everything in sight until her bowl was empty. She gained quite a few grams now she is starting to enjoy being preened and held. It has taken time and patience so it is so nice to see her enjoying herself. She has learned a lot of new words from Simon and she has the most infectious laugh that it is impossible not to laugh with her.
PEARL was a beautiful little cockatiel. Burt saw her in a pet store, he really needs to stay away from those places, and brought her home. This was shortly after Tweety passed away. She was a sweetie and was sitting on Burt’s shoulder a few days after getting here and laid two eggs, she never laid anymore after that. She was with us for a few years and then got sick, we tried hard to save her but eventually she just couldn't stay with us anymore. It seemed as if she had turned the corner and was doing better but the next morning she was gone. She is buried in our back yard in the flowers. Miss you little girl. NAPOLEON joined us next. In case you didn't guess by now, I love greys. A lady in the bird club wanted to find a home for him and while at the meeting Napoleon and I were bonding so Burt talked to the lady and Napoleon was mine. They brought him over with his cage that evening. Napoleon is a wonderful companion and a wonderful bird. Napoleon is a sweet and loving bird who loves to give me kisses. He is constantly learning new words but won’t talk in front of Burt, when Burt leaves the room he starts talking or if he is with mom he talks…of course he doesn't like Burt or men for that matter. I am now complete...I have my grey...
Sky; Thank you for sharing such loving and touching facts about your bird family.
with my heart filled with love
Sky 224183

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05/25/2013 08:10.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello cheerleader Alex
QUAKER LITTLE DRAGONS - GET READY !

Our first game is tomorrow - Wednesday May 15 at 3:00pm (est) against the Silver Sluggers ! The Kevlar Stadium is page #239836 or use the link in our team's aviary.

Let's show 'em what we've got ! ! ! GO DRAGONS !

See you there - Coaches Polly and Cookie

Come visit me, Quaker Little Dragons - Beak League Champions !.

05/14/2013 04:01.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Spotlight on Caring--Luigi & Momma Dania
HELLO, SKY here with this Wednesday's Spotlight on Caring, featuring DJ Luigi and his Momma Dania .
SKY: Welcome Luigi and Momma Dania. Please tell us when and how you first became interested in birds.
Momma Dania; I became interested in birds and pets since I was 4 years old! I loved animals and I wasn't afraid of dogs bigger than me. I became interested in birds when I first saw my grandma's Budgie when I was six years old. I played with it everyday until when I was 9 years old, the Budgie died.
SKY: When did you become a bird owner?
Momma Dania; I became a bird owner because I was bullied in school. I always wanted a pet and begged my parents for one. I ended up with two birds because I tricked my parents into getting a coupled bird! My parents got me a pet because I was always lonely at school and didn't have anyone to talk to. So having a pet was like having a friend to talk to.
SKY; How did you learn about BC?
Momma Dania; I joined BC when my friend who owned a budgie named Moby told me about BC and said how it could help me raise my lovebirds.
SKY; Tell us all how you learned how to look after Luigi ( and Angel)? Momma Dania; I learned a lot by talking with my family who have experience with birds and some of my friends.
SKY: Momma Dania, please tell us about Luigi and his former mate Angel.
Momma Dania; Luigi was a juvenile peach-faced lovebird when I bought him and his mate Angel from the bird breeder who breeds lovebirds and budgies. She owns a website called Heartsong aviary. Angel is a peach faced lutino lovebird. She became aggressive when she was 5 months. She was extremely aggressive but with patience and care, she became a loving bird! After her hormonal phase passed, I taught her not to bite. Over time, she was able to step up and go on my shoulder. Luigi on the other hand, was a sweet lovebird. He is really silly and likes to act silly to get my attention. I actually communicated with my birds to ask if they wanted to get out of the cage by bobbing my head up and down and they would respond by getting ready to jump on the door! Throughout the months I had trouble breeding Angel and Luigi at first . I got tips on birdchannel for breeding my birds. After a few tries they got baby birds twice but they sadly didn't make it. I decided to sell Angel because she wanted to continue breeding, so I gave her to a family who rescues birds. She is now with Sunny, a young peach-faced lovebird of 7 months who plucked his feathers when he lost his wife-bird. His wife bird was badly hurt and didnt make it.
SKY: What are your future bird pIans? Momma Dania; One day I will return to my home country Lebanon to start a big aviary and breed Hyacinth macaws. I study about different parrots and hope to be able to help save these endangered beauties.
Sky; thank you Momma Dania & Luigi
with my heart filled with love SKY 224183

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03/13/2013 06:51.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
SPOTLIGHT on CARING-ANGEL BERTIE'S GYM
Hi everyone, SKY here with a special feature blog. Today's Spotlight on Caring guest is the Proprietor of ANGEL BERTIE'S RAINBOW Gym, my daughter Ms Chirps. Page # 247770
SKY; In light on the growing numbers of bird friends flying to the Rainbow Bridge due to health problems related to obesity, I understand you, Spot and Momma Rea decided to open the gym. Is this correct?
Ms Chirps; Absolutely. It is alarming the number of BC birds that are over weight and out of shape. We decided to open the gym to help teach birdies to exercise and to have seminars of food and health issues.
SKY; That is a wonderful idea. I know that too many of us eat to well, exercise to little.
Ms Chirps: Yes, it's very true. We hope to help stimulate owner/bird exercises to increase our life spans and avoid health problems.
SKY: To help promote this endeavor YOU will be hosting the first ever Rainbow Gym indoor birdie GAMES next week?
Ms Chirps: YES. On Saturday MARCH 9th and SUNDAY MARCH 10th we will be having a full range of events. Boys versus girls. There will be something for every bird to take part in. The complete list is posted on ANGEL BERTIE'S RAINBOW GYM page.
SKY; How does a bird register to take part?
Ms. Chirps: come to page # 247770 read the list and leave a quick entry blog.
SKY: thank you Ms Chirps. SO, every bird, come take part in this fun competition!!
with my healthy heart filled with love, SKY-224183

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03/05/2013 07:14.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Spotlight on Caring-Chyna FEb 27th
Welcome every bird to this weeks feature SPOTLIGHT on CARING with my very special friend, the lovely, talented Miss Chyna and her Mom Jane. Visit Chyna on her page 221660.
SKY: Jane, when how did you become interested in birds?
Mom Jane; I have always had dogs in my life. My best friend had birds and so did my aunt. After we lost our Alaskan Malamute my husband suggested a bird. I have always loved parrots. We purchased two lovebirds from a breeder. He seemed to be a bird mill type. They lived a week. We found a good breeder thru our vet. My sweet bird’s name was Rikki (peach face lovebird). I just loved her and we learned a lot together. I had her only 4 years. She was lost to an accident. That was very hard to come home and find out she was gone.
My husband drove me to the only pet store and there I fell in love with Pahaa (Blue Crown Conure) but, he wasn’t for sale. It was the pet store owner’s bird.
SKY; Chyna how did you find out about Bird Channel? When did you join?
Chyna; Mom had been reading about the BC from Bird talk magazine but never joined until June 2010. Where we met three wonderful friends ... Kirby, Squeaky and Falco.
SKY; Mom Jane, are you involved with a locale bird club?
Mom Jane; I wish we had clubs, fairs etc up here. There is nothing at all. A 75 mile drive away is Petsmart. Visiting Ithe store I noticed that the birds were stressed and they were placed right next to the reptiles mainly snakes. As that is a bird’s (and mine) mortal enemy, I spoke with the employees. They said that they couldn’t move them. So, I started with phone calls and letters. The birds are no longer near the reptiles. I feel so much better about that.
SKY; Please tell us how you became a bird owner and a little about their past and present histories.
Mom Jane; After speaking to Pahaa’s owner, I was put on a very long list for a BCC baby. She told me the breeding pair was across the state. So, off we went. I thought I could get on a shorter list. But, the breeder said that his list was very long. Then he asked if it had to be a baby? He had a bird that was returned, they had him less than a year. They were moving and got rid of all their pets. I went into the storage room and in a dark corner, there was Bailey (Pahaa’s brother). As soon as the door to the dirty cage was opened, he jumped right on me and snuggled. He came home with us that day. We had a wonderful life together. We were very close right up to his last moments of life. The last thing he did was give me a kiss. Pneumonia took his life away. He was 191/2. The next month I was still grieving very hard. My husband found a Yellow Collared Macaw on the net. I had told him I couldn’t get another BCC as Bailey could never be replaced. I said I just wasn’t ready and my husband said ..you will never be ready. The bird in the picture was very nice looking so I said yes. We called the man and said we wanted the bird.

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02/27/2013 05:56.09 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2-Chyna
We tossed some clothes in the car and off we went. It was a long drive out of state. When we got there, that wasn’t the same bird. The feathers were dull, dark, tattered, eyes dull. The small tiel cage with one old toy was opened and the bird flew to the ground. No one could touch it but it would step up on a finger. He said that he only kept birds for 6 months and then sold them. He had this bird for a year (from a breeder). He didn’t want it anymore so, he’d give us a good price. I just couldn’t leave the bird. He thought it was a boy. Then he gave me a bag of food for the 8 hour trip home. After we were on the way home, I opened the bag, it was moldy. We stopped at a Petsmart and purchased new food, toys etc. I was watched the whole way home. After we got home around midnight, the bird saw the new cage (Bailey’s) and everything I put in it. The Bird was so very happy and running around and playing. Finally we all went to bed at 1am. The next day, the bird was sneezing a lot so he went to my vet asap. My vet said to me that I have a very sweet but neglected bird. A lot of tests were done, Now we know that bird is a girl. I named her Chyna. We had heard China Girl on the radio several times on the way home. She was on meds for respiratory infections. I was also told that she was neglected. You can see on her page all the times she was ill. It seemed like she was on meds more than not. In the spring, she got worse. my vet called another bird specialist and off we went on a 150 mile trip. She had pneumonia and I was in a panic. But, she recovered from that. She was still having respiratory problems. Both vets were seeing her all this time. It was decided that she needed nares surgery as they were blocked. One side was a lot worse than the other. I was in a panic when she went into surgery. After what seemed like a lifetime, the vet came up to me and said, please come back here. I thought I’d lost her. But, there she was laying on the table in restraints and looking at me. He said that they were ready to put her under but, she wasn’t moving. So, they started the surgery and she never made a sound or moved. He said that has never happened to him. After her little recovery period, she was back with me. I had to peel her off and put her in the Wingabago. This summer in time for her second hatchday, she was well and enjoying her day. She and I have become very close. But, Bailey’s memory is still in my heart. The best news for me was when my regular vet on her first yearly check-up (who has seen her just days after she came home) said to me" You wouldn’t know this is the same bird, she looks wonderful." She will probably be on allergy meds on and off all her life. She’s had many many vet visits, tests, labs, meds and surgery but, she is so worth it, I love her.
SKY: Thank you Jane and Chyna for your wonderful, heart warming interview.
with my heart filled with love
Sky--224183

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02/27/2013 05:45.55 PM Report This Comment  
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Spotlight on Caring-February 14th-Falco & the boys
Hello every bird, SKY here with this weeks Spotlight on Caring. This being Valentine's Day I want to first all our BC friends and family a day full of love and romance! This weeks Spotlight features a flockily well known to many, Falco, Gizmo, Willie and their Mom Arlene. SKY; mom Arlene, when did you first become interested in birds? Mom Arlene; I used to have a budgie as a teenager. He was constantly with me when I was home. SKY; How did you become a bird owner? Mom Arlene; I became a bird owner from working at the wildlife center! We get ring necked doves there nearly every summer: you know the kind--either beige with a ring around its neck, or all white, and people release them at weddings or funerals or who knows when else. Anyway we always have to rehome them, as the owners don't band their legs and nearly every year some get lost and don't return home. I took a pair the first year, but doves aren't that interactive. Later (in 2005) I answered the phone when a woman asked if we rehomed parrots. I told her no, but that I might be interested. She gave me her information, and I called when I got home. That's how I got Falco! Her breeder/owner had gotten too infirm to care for her properly, and the rest of the family already had enough birds. When we met, Falco came right to the front of her cage and began talking and dancing. That's how I knew we were meant for each other!
SKY; when do first join Bird Channel? Mom Arlene ; I believe it was in 2009
SKY: thank you Mom Arlene, for sharing with us. Next Wednesday we will hear the REST of the STORY. I promise you it is well worth the wait.
GIZMO is working on the 10K HOF. PLEASE stop in to support him with your votes.-190123
with my heart filled with love, SKY

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02/13/2013 02:09.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Spotlightlight on Caring--February 6th-Cappy
February 6th SPOTLIGHT on CARING-Cappy part 3
Hello BC friends, Sky here with the conclusion to our interview with my good friend Cappy & his Mom Terri. I wish to take this opportunity to THANK all our dear friends who have stopped by with condolences and floral gifts for our sweet fister RUBY, a Blue Crown Conure who left us last Thursday evening. Your love has helped us through this most difficult time. Now back to the "REST OF THE STORY"
SKY: tell us you did when your where faced with all these health issues on a newly adopted bird?
Terri: We did call the guy we bought him from to let him know that Cappy was very sick and the guy had the gall to ask me why I had taken him to the vet. He did offer to have us return him but I was already committed to Cappy and knew this guy would NOT do what was right by Cappy or his other birds. He wouldn’t entertain the idea of helping with the vet bill. I was so mad I ended up calling the Oklahoma City bird mart and sent out the alarm that I had purchased a very sick bird there. I believe they have since closed the Oklahoma City Bird Marts! I have tried to contact head office about this dealer but never got a response. I sent out the alarm also to local bird clubs that I found online. I was so upset that people out there don’t care one lick for the health and happiness of these beautiful creatures nor do they care about anything other than the almighty dollar. I suspect this dealer continues to sell sick birds but I have sent out messages to everyone I can think of to not buy from him.
Sky: can you give us a few ideas what other problems you then had to work through?
Terri: After Cappy became healthy he started attacking my husband at what seemed like every turn and he had melt down when Rudy would fly by him which resulted in bad bites to my husband. My husband has had his ears pierced twice, his nose pierced once, his eyebrow pierced once and his fingers pretty near shredded on numerous occasions. Please note that we do not generally allow him on the shoulder … he typically launches himself from the arm or lap to your face or just chews away at the fingers. As we watched and tried to figure out what caused these attacks we learned a few things.
Sky: please continue. I know we all are interested in your observations:
Terri: Cappy is a daddy’s boy, he is very attached to my husband and looks for and to him. Cappy had been known to attack women but I have been very lucky in that he hasn’t attacked or hurt me to the extent he has my husband. The old axiom of hurting the one you love the most seems to fit here

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02/06/2013 03:21.19 PM Report This Comment  
  conclusion
2) Cappy didn’t like people talking with their hands (he would go into meltdown screaming and attack mode) – We are still working to de-sensitize him to moving hands … we suspect he has been hit in the past and that is the cause for his overreaction.I have tried to make a game with my hand movements so he understands that I am not going to hurt him and now he may even get a little playful with regards to hand movements. Playing peek-a-boo with larger hand movement is one method I have used
3)Cappy doesn’t like to be put in his cage – My husband would get bitten nightly at Cappy’s bedtime …. He just never wanted to be put to bed no matter what time it was. We have to towel him every night and put him in his cage inside the towel and then close the door and reach in and get the towel. That prevents Cappy from biting and he doesn’t get near as worked up about going to bed.
4) Cappy LOVES towels …. Strange as it seems he loves to be toweled and hugged and snuggled. When Cappy starts into a meltdown a towel can calm him down rather quickly, we just towel him, hug him and tell him he is ok and we love him and he settles down …. most of the time we can release him and he will remain calm but sometimes he may not and then we have to put him in his cage for timeout.
As we have learned and implemented the things above Cappy has become much calmer and the bites have subsided a lot …. We still have them now and then but they are not as intense and they are becoming less frequent. Another thing we have learned is that when he is in a meltdown we must remain calm and patient and to reduce our energy as well and that makes a huge difference in how Cappy responds to us.
SKY;Please tell us one or more things you feel are important to share with other bird owners?
Terri: Patience, Love, Understanding, the ability to put yourself in their feathers can go a long way to solving many problems. Bites can be the most difficult thing to endure, because as humans we do take it personally, and bites HURT. But we can learn to understand, respect and prevent future bites to a certain extent. Every bird has their own unique personality and as such they all present different body language that we as humans must learn to read and understand. It can be summed up in the words of my husband’s two co-workers. One said I had to be totally committed to the welfare of our birds and the other said I just needed to be totally committed. One thing that seemed to help my husband deal with Cappy’s biting is the way he viewed it. He used the analogy of getting a 4 year old human child that had been bounced around 4 or 5 different homes in a short period of time and how would that child react and how would you respond.
Sky: Cappy, Mom Terri thank you so much for this very informative interview. I hope we all can gain something from it.
with my heart filled with love,
SKY 224183

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02/06/2013 03:02.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Alex
Cookie says you are in! Looking forward to playing with you. If you could get the 15 numbers from 1-12 to him that would be greyt. I just did that myself.
Cookie has not told me about the cheerleaders so I'll let your flock know when I know.
Polly

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01/31/2013 07:04.52 PM Report This Comment  
  hi Alex
I like baths, but your water looks a little cold.
I left Cookie a message, he is running for BOTM so he is a bit hectic.
As soon as I know I'll let you know.
Polly

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01/30/2013 05:32.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Alex you never come to visit me??
January 30th SPOTLIGHT on CARING-Cappy part 2
Hi every bird, SKY here with this weeks SPOTLIGHT on CARING Part 2 as we continue our interview with Cappy and his Mom Terri. I'd like to take a moment to ask for continued prayer for Ms Chirps -228922 Momma Rea who was taken to Hospital in Rochester, NY this afternoon. We hope to be able to update you asap. SKY; Please tell us the history of Cappy, and how & when he joined your flock:

Terry; We found Cappy at a bird mart in Oklahoma city while we were hunting for bird toys. A kid of about 8 was walking around with him and he was a snuggle bunny and just wanted to be held and to cuddle. My husband and I handled him and he was so lovable and kept telling us he was a good boy and a good bird. We handled him for about 2-3 hours, then we went to talk to the owner. This guy also had a poor Ekkie who looked horrible and you couldn’t even approach it … probably should have set alarm bells off in my head but I was more attuned to Captain who seemed healthy and happy. Cappy was being sold because he had a history of attacking women… from what we could understand Cappy went from original home, because of bad behavior/biting, and into a exotic sale in Tennessee where the dealer in Oklahoma picked him up for a quick resale. Our vet Tech was also at this particular bird mart and we showed her Cappy. We all felt he was in good health and his feathers looked pretty good other than an awful butcher job for a wing trim.

SKY: I understand that there were a number of very serious issues that came up once Cappy joined your flock. Can you elaborate?

TERRY; The first problem we noticed was within a day of purchase. Cappy was sitting at the bottom of cage and appeared ill so we got him to the vet ASAP. He tested positive for Chlamydia and PBFD. Immediately we removed Dory and Rudy from the home and sent them to a friend until we could figure things out with Cappy. Cappy underwent 10-11 weeks of antibiotic shots in his chest before he was cleared of the Chlamydia. After he was cleared of the Chlamydia we re-tested for PBFD and came back negative so finally after about 12 weeks he was pronounced healthy.
Sky; due to space limits by BC we shall conclude this interview next Wednesday. Thank you Cappy & Mom Terry for sharing your experiences with bringing a new bird into your flock!
with my heart filled with love.
SKY 224183

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01/29/2013 10:48.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Are you up to Birdie Baseball this year? Cookie #195216 and I are co-captaining the Quaker Little Dragons. Still need a few players...
Will pray--any specifics?
Polly

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01/29/2013 01:12.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
January 23 Spotlight on Caring; Cappy & Mom Terry
Hi Every birdie, SKY here with a 2 part "SPOTLIGHT on CARING", with our good friend Cappy, & his Mom Terry. Just a quick reminder of the Ice Fishing Trip Thursday evening at 7:30 PM EST on page 225323, hosted by my frother Casey. SKY; Terry when did you first become interested in birds? How did you become a bird owner?
Terry: I became interested in parrots as a teenager. I had a Budgie when I was a teenager and a Cockatiel in my late teens. Most recently in 2009 I had a co-worker get me interested again, as she has a Green Wing Macaw that she talks about every day. After talking with the Co-Worker I decided I wanted to be a parront again and purchased a Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Sasha) from a local bird store.
SKY; Terry when did you join BC?
Terry; I joined BC a few months after I got Sasha on March 15, 2009
SKY; Can you tell us a little about how you are involved with birds? Do you volunteer somewhere, speak to people about birds etc?
Terry; I am mostly owned by my FIDS but I will gladly talk about my experiences with anyone who is interested. It’s amazing how much you can learn from each parrot as each one is an individual just like human kids. I have given my name to a local rescue organization if they needed help but have never been called. My Co-worker had a house fire at the beginning of 2010 and we bird sat her Green Wing until her family could get their house cleaned up. She was very lucky girl because the fire started in the kitchen and her house was next to the kitchen.
SKY; Please tell us about the birds in your flock? Are any rescues?
Terry: Sasha, Rose Breasted Cockatoo, was purchased from a local bird store in 2009 and passed away from heavy metal poisoning (she ate a brass zipper) on September 27, 2010
Dory, Red-Front Macaw, rescue/rehome from co-worker whose husband could no longer tolerate her screaming (She doesn’t scream much anymore J )
Rudy, Rose Breasted Cockatoo, purchased from breeder
Dixie, Goffins Cockatoo, rescue/rehome
SKY; Thank you Terry & Cappy. Next week we will continue to talk about all the problems and concerns that came when Cappy joined the flock.
with my heart filled with love,
Sky 224183

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01/22/2013 08:16.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
ICE FISHING TRIP
Hello every birdie, this is Casey SKY's frother. On Thursday January 24th I will be hosting an ICE FISHING TRIP to Northern Ontario, home of the large Pike and Muskies among others.
The Ice Huts are all set, heated, the fishing equipment is delivered and ready to go, so grab your warm winter coats and come have a blast as we try our luck at catching the BIG ONE!!!!!!

WHERE: page # 228491
Date: THURSDAY January 24th
TIME: starting at 7:30 PM EST

Hope to see you all there!!!! CASEY

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01/19/2013 07:30.59 AM Report This Comment  
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January 16th Spotlight on Caring part 2
Hello all my BC friends! Sky here with the conclusion of my interview with Mr Kiddo and his wonderful Mom Pam. I must apologize that I failed to post Kiddo`s photo SKY: In what other ways are you involved in BC? KIDDO: My partner, RaneBeau, and I organize the monthly milonga, which is a virtual party which usually has a theme corresponding in some way with the month. For instance in October we had a cemetery tour to go with Halloween. In May we always have the Annual Milonga Derby to go along with the Kentucky Derby with the assistance of Chyna and her mom who are Derby afficianados. And we are always open to suggestions for a new theme or activities to go with a repeat theme. Don't be shy! We love it when other birdies get involved. That is what BC is all about. Community!
SKY: Are you involved with any bird rescues, clubs etc outside of BC? PAM: I truly wish the answer to this one was yes. I have been looking for a bird club in my area for years. There just aren't any. In fact, we rarely have Bird Fairs or Shows either, and I am so envious when I hear about the great ones in other parts of the country. I do sign on to the Animal Rescue Site every day and click to contribute to them, and when there is a contest I vote for the Oasis Sanctuary in AZ.
SKY: WHAT IS YOUR ONE THING you'd like to say about birds in general? PAM: Not all birds can be lucky enough to stumble in to a home where a bond like the one we have formed occurs. And although Dad is not bonded with Kiddo (Kiddo is jealous of him), he is understanding and never is mean to him (although he is not above a few terrible jokes about parrot stew).
And I hope all new parrot people do what I did and research to learn the things they need to know. The first food I bought for Kiddo was seeds, and his first cage was a parakeet cage (which he destroyed in less than one week). I learned very quickly by asking questions at the pet store, reading books from the library and subscribing to Bird Talk, that there is always something new to learn about these fascinating creatures who have so much love and companionship to give us when we are smart enough to recognize it.
SKY: Thank you Kiddo and Mom Pam for your insight into the BOTD/BOTM titles, and for sharing with us all for love for birds, and the wish that all owners would do their research BEFORE they buy the bird.
I am looking for other birds, flocks or individuals who would like to share about their interest in birds, how they got their bird(s) and how they try to make this world a better for for all us feathered beings. Please contact asap so we can plan February's SPOTLIGHT'S on CARING.
with my heart filled with love
SKY 224183
Special Notes: Friday January 18th Sky and Baby`s Engagement Party-250113--6PM EST-Cocktails, 7Pm Buffet--lots of games, dancing and prizes to be won

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01/15/2013 03:24.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
ATTENTION!!!
Mr. Sky (my poppa) and Miss Baby's (My future mama) engagement party is scheduled for Jan. 18'th. Cocktail hour starts at 6PM EST. Buffet dinner at 7PM EST. There will be dancing, games, and prizes to win for all the guests!
The theme is tropical, so wear your best tropical outfits and practice your latin dancing!
Announcements will be at 8PM EST!
Be there or be square! The party will be at the Thirsty Parrot Bar and Grill, with a special page number: 250113!
Everybirdie is invited!
Thank you, Ms. Chirps, hostess

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01/12/2013 04:10.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Jan. 9th Spotlight on Caring Part 1
Sky here , welcoming you to this weeks SPOTLIGHT on CARING featuring BC's KIDDO and his Mom Pam
SKY: When did you first become interested in birds? PAM: After Kiddo came into my life. Before that I really didn't understand how anyone could call a bird a pet! I thought they just sat in cages doing nothing all day. I didn't have a clue. When we adopted Kiddo I soon discovered how wrong I was. He was supposed to be my husband's bird, but I was so fascinated by him I spent every evening after work getting him to accept me. It took a couple of weeks, but by the time he would step up for me we were bonded and I was enamored with my new friend.
SKY: When did you join BC?
KIDDO: I joined BC on 11/15/2006. I believe I am one of the oldest still active members. My mom saw the site in Bird Talk (still miss that magazine!), and she signed us right up. I wasn't sure what do at first, like all newbies, but I soon started making friends. The real turning point in my getting involved was when I met SweetPepper, who is now my beloved wifebird.
SKY How did the BOTM - Bird of the Month -begin? KIDDO: BOTM began before I joined, and it is totally the creation of the BC web site. It was originally a totally blind competition and nobirdy seemed to really set out to win. When SweetPepper and I were planning our wedding, it occurred to me that there would be a lot of visitors (and votes) on her page responding to our wedding invitations, since that is where the wedding was held. I began including a request to be sure to vote so that she could be BOTM for the wedding, and it worked. So, then I asked that everybirdy vote for me as I shared our honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand in pictures and blogs so we could finish our honeymoon in the castle. That also worked. That was when I came up with the idea of creating a BOTM Calendar Page, and so it began.
SKY: What was the BOTW? Are they or were they connected? PAM: Before there was BOTD, we used to have BOTW (week), but when BC added BOTD to make BC the same as the other animal channels, they discontinued BOTW. So if you see that badge on a birdie's page, you know they have been around a long time.
Sky: Thank you Kiddo and Mom Pam for sharing with us how you became involved with the BOTM campaign. Next Wednesday will be the conclusion to our interview.
with my heart filled with love
SKY 224183

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01/08/2013 06:16.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Tipaul
Okay – First of all, thank you EVERY birdy for BOTD. Mom went to my page and looked to see who was on my page the day before and there were not enough birdies to get me in as BOTD. HMMMM Somebirdy was up to something to keep Mom’s fingers very busy at the computer with me. She is laughing hard, still trying to figure out the plan. BUT she promised she would do her best to keep up with our blogs. (serves her right) Love you mom. It took her 2 weeks to catch up on Marley’s blogs, but she did it. Guess what – it is snowing again. We are giving it away for whoever wants it. We have one red squirrel who found a way to get the blue jays peanuts so Mom and Dad have to find a new way to feed the jays. Dad is out shoveling and Mom is going to start a fire in the stove later, and work some more in the bird room. Her plan is to have the entire room done by the middle of the week so we can start renovating it again. Country life is beautiful - when we look out the window everything is white, but it is peaceful. For those of you I have not yet squawked to this year, Happy New Year to you, your flock and your family! By the way Who needs tail feathers! lol

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01/06/2013 11:26.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Come join me for a fun time at the KB
SPECIAL NOTICE
SUNDAY AFTERNOON starting at
3 PM EST

DOG SLED RIDES
here at the KB-163138

Many birdies have asked me if we could do it again. So tomorrow we will offer rides on the dog sleds for every birdie wishing to enjoy the fun and excitement of mushing through the snow
SKY

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01/05/2013 05:30.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
thanks for the date correction. I must have misread it. It's cold and very windy today. I can't wait for spring and going outside with my Momma Deb.
I had a great Christmas and a wild BC Party for New Years Eve. On the 1st I got to eat a turkey leg and cranberries. Twice in a month. I must be my Momma's favorite.
We did play hockey last night what a riot. Girls played way too rough though. I don't think I am going to start a BC league just yet. I have two flockmates running for BOTMs.
Time for bed. Night night.
SKY

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, sassy, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL, thank you for BOTD, broken wings, broken promises, casey, LittleAngel & Dixie's wedding album, Jesse,, flynn, angel girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, ZEENA, thanks friends for BOTM! & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

01/04/2013 05:22.01 PM Report This Comment  
  IMPORTANT REMINDER!!!!
Hockey GAME TOMORROW at the KB--163138
THURSDAY JANUARY 3rd starting at
7:30 PM EST

Girls vs Boys

Miss Baby will be goalie for the girls team

WE need a goalie for the boys team!!!!!

Grab your skates, pick up your hockey stick and put on your helmets for a fun, eggciting game!!!
SKY

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01/02/2013 02:26.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Hello, and Happy New Year to all my birdie friends and their parronts. Today, as promised I will continue part 2 of the interview with Tanya Stark and Joshua.
Sky: I understand that after Hurricane Katrina in 2008, you rescued a Cockatoo about to be evicted from it's home due to noise?
Joshua: Yes, Momma Tanya received a call from her Vet ( DR Karen Dashfield) about a large Cockatoo owned by an elderly lady that was making so much noise the owner faced eviction. So right after work Momma drove over to get it. She didn't even know what species it was until she got home. It was so dark in the apartment.
Sky: That was Doo Doo was it not?
Joshua: Yes but Momma and Dad changed it to DOO Diligence. He is Mom's lovable feather ball, and very sweet. Doo was wild caught too.
SKY: I understand that sadly an accident occurred in that same year?
Joshua: Yes, Elvis escaped from his cage when the food door port lock was accidiently left open. Momma went downstairs for only a minute and when she returned, Elvis had George by the throat. Momma tried CPD but George's neck was broken. She took it hard and blamed herself for a long time. She had researched inter-bird aggression but Elvis seemed to have it in for George from the start.
Sky: What did your Momma Tanya learn from all this?
Joshua: How to understand and read flock aggression and social behavior.
Sky: When did your fister Miranda join the flockily?
Joshua: In 2009, when Momma Tanya had Elvis on her shoulder at the Vets a lady asked her to take her. The owner raised Borzi dogs and she felt she needed a better quality of life. Miranda was Mom's dream bird but she chose our Dad Steve. She's a daddy's girl.
SKY: IS there any more you'd like to share with us Josh?
Joshua: A number of Cockatiels joined us as did a Goffin Cockatoo. The most upsetting rescue came about when Mom was told of a Conure whose male parront threatened to throw him against the wall. That's STARBUCK. HE is on BC with his new adoptive Mom Jeanne.
Sky: That leave you buddy. Tell us about yourself.
Joshua: I came to the Stark flock in September 2012 when my Mom couldn't keep me any longer. She wanted me to get more attention then she was able to offer. My name was CHICO but my new Dad thought JOSHUA, a good Bible name was more appropriate so here I am, Joshua Chico Stark.
SKY: Thank you very much Joshua and Momma Tanya for sharing with us the ups and downs of loving and rescuing birds in need.
Next Wednesday SPOTLIGHT on CARING features KIDDO and his Mom Pam
with my heart filled with love
SKY-224183

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01/01/2013 07:49.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Come join me & the future Mrs Sky, Big Baby
HELLO EVERY BIRDIE

KING SKY here with a quick reminder of our BC NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY!
Music, fun and fine food, the perfect way to send out the old year Birdie style.
The party begins at 9PM EST until midnight EST.
where; page 224183 & page 163138-kissing booth
Come join me as we celebrate 2012 and welcome in 2013. The CORONATION of KING GIZMO shall take place during the evening as well.
Come one, come all, let's get together and have a ball!!!!!!!!!!

KING SKY

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12/31/2012 09:21.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Please don't disappear on me. I lost your page number and was hoping you would be back to see me.
Now I had Momma Deb write it on my list
love SKY

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12/28/2012 11:30.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex,
today was father's day here & the skin kids came around. Mum taught her daughter in law how to crochet. It was a bit hard at first, but she took some wool & a hook home to practise. Then the girls went for a walk with skin bro's doggie, while the men fiddled with their cars. Skin bro detailed dad's car & it looks brand new now. That was his present for dad.
Mum had a night out last night. She met up with old friends & they had a great time.
The market day w/e is on 22.-24 Sept. so she got a few weeks to make her stock even bigger than what it is already!
Hope your w/e was nice too,
v4u & a big hug,
Jivu ♥

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09/02/2012 02:07.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex,
another day gone here. At first it was sunny & warm, but later in the afternoon it got cooler & started to rain, but spring is definitely in the air now!
Thanks for liking the new pals & thinking they were real ones, hehehehe. Mum just made another budgie & is going to make heaps more, b/c she thinks they'll be big sellers at the market. It's a 3 day event, so lots of people will come through. Yeah those pics with the cockatoos are real fantastic, mum thinks so too. She goes to the park for walks & there they are & just LOVE the peanuts in the shell. Mum's a bird woman that's for sure! She loves pigeons too, oh my our mums really should get together!
Have a great long w/e, my friend,
v4u & a big hug,
Jivu ♥

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08/31/2012 06:17.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey alex
I am doing fine and getting ready for our big hatchway fiesta tomorrow night. It is gonna be a blast. Well I gotta go help momma.
Love
jade

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05/25/2012 09:11.41 AM Report This Comment  
  PS
I forgot to mention that we, Bertie, Chirps, and mom are prayer warriors and will certainly pray for your skin aunt and all of your flockily!
That's our main activity at the Henhouse!

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04/26/2012 09:05.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Alex
Hi, you don't know us, but we saw your blog to our friend Little Angel, and decided we had to meet you! That was a very sweet and special message to a little girl bird who needs a bit of confidace. We think she is very unique, not because of her lack of feathers, but because of her sweet loving heart. She like all of us needs good friends like you, who share their heart and love. We at the Henhouse would love to have you over for tea and cakes anytime. (We are not the kind of hens to look under someone's tail!)
Both of us look forward to being your friends as you are already dear to our hearts!
Luv, Bertie and Chirps♥

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04/26/2012 09:02.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Alex
It's nice to meet you! Yes, I love to annoy mom. When ever she tries to put me back in my cage, I cling to the most impossible to reach places. :)
Thank you so much for BOTD! It was such a wonderful surprise. I enjoyed being king again. I've missed the castle since last month and yesterday was so fun! BC is amazing! Thank you!
Me and mom went outside today. It's mostly sunny and warm, but a little windy. We shared a creamie and then rode around on a bike. It was great!
Thanks again for BOTD!
Your friend,
Juni

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04/19/2012 03:33.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Alex
Thanks buddy. I really didn't mean to hurt the little gal. I am glad you understand. My toes were actually cut off with scissors by my previous owner. You see, my foot was tangled up in a frayed rope toy and he was trying to get me out and cut off my toes in the process. To make matters worse, when he took me to the vet, he wanted them to euthanize me because I wasn't perfect anymore. I was only a year old then. Momma ended up with me and she and daddy had to work on my foot all the time to make it heal right. Anyway, don't feel sorry for me though because I am fine now and I can do anything you guys can do. Besides I have been here for two years now and my family loves me so much.

Rio

Come visit me, We miss you Willis, You are in our hearts forever!, Merlin- R.I.P. July 10, 2012, Griffin, Rest in Peace my Angel 11/28/13, Ruby, Jade, Rio & Morgan.

04/18/2012 08:15.45 PM Report This Comment  
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