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I was recently diagnosed with MS and lived completely alone when I got Bruce. My health was failing in a lot of ways, and I found myself in a situation that left me extremely lonely and depressed when thinking about my future.

I found out that someone in my apartment building owned a parakeet and started wondering if having a pet might help with my loneliness. Dogs and cats were not allowed, so I decided to get a small bird of my own.

Finding Bruce (3 months old at the time) at a local pet store changed my entire perspective on life. Pouring myself into learning everything I could about him and his breed helped me take my mind off of my medical problems, and we became very fast friends.

I'm not feeling sorry for myself anymore, and I'm definitely not lonely. We spend all of our time together, and he gives me something positive to talk about for a very welcome change.

- Sarah
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Hi! My name is Bruce

I am a Budgerigar from Ball, LA.

Sometimes I'm called Brucey and sometimes it's Brucifuss. Mostly, I'm greeted with, "Hi, my baby!"

8 years old   M


I absolutely love-love-love sweet potatoes or yams. "Bruce's Yams" is my favorite brand of canned yams. I'm also a fan of shredded carrots.

I like to perch on top of a picture frame that sits on a decorative baker's rack in my room. Sometimes I fall asleep behind it. It's a dark and cozy corner.

I also love walking back and forth across the "monkey bars" on my playgym. We're a family that appreciates fitness.

My absolute favorite place to be, though, is somehow attached to a string of Christmas lights that frames my bedroom window. [It hasn't been plugged in for years.] I like to perch on top of the lights, hang from them, climb up the sides of them, walk across the top of them, etc. I'm quite the little acrobat.

I definitely let Sarah know when she's been on the phone for too long. I'll fly over to her hand and start pecking at the phone until she puts it down.

I'm also not a fan of being wet. I fly away from spray bottles when someone tries to lightly mist me, and I scramble to get away from my little bird bath when I'm put into it. I'll drink from it, but I don't want to splash around in it or have somebody drip water onto me.

Unless it's a bowl of milk with cereal floating on top, I'm not interested. I love to surprise Sarah by jumping into her cereal bowl for a milk bath and making a big splash.

I love the kisses and cuddles I get when sitting on Sarah's shoulder.

I love that she lets me help prepare my meals in the kitchen and watch movies with her in the living room. Batman movies are my favorites; Bruce Wayne is who I was named after, you know.

Story times that Sarah and I share are the best of all. We read books and Bird Talk magazines together every single day.

I bob my head a lot; like you'd expect to see me wearing headphones at all times. It's the characteristic that lead Sarah to choose me instead of any other bird for sale. I've got personality! I show it to 80s rock music more than any other genre, and I have a particular love of Queen. [Who doesn't?] But pretty much any music that Sarah likes is okay by me.

Don't be lazy! Be happy instead. It's a far more appealing adjective.

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  beautiful birds! They realy do change your Life :P
you got our vote from Murphy and the flock downunder ;D

Come visit me, Bubbles, Murphy & Squeak.

10/15/2011 06:42.45 AM Report This Comment  
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  Bruce, you are sooooooo cute...
How can you be soooooooo beautifull... I love all your colors... a kiss for you...

Come visit me, Sophia & IVANA.

01/20/2011 06:36.40 PM Report This Comment  

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
What a touching story! You are so adorable, so wonder you bring joy to your owner's life. My mommy cannot even imagine life without me now. We are good like that :-)

Come visit me, MAKI & Roger.

11/13/2009 10:32.53 AM Report This Comment  
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THE SUBJECT SAYS IT ALL!! Here is a vote

Come visit me, Artimesa.

09/05/2009 07:06.13 AM Report This Comment  
  I hate baths too
Hi im kiwi bird! I hate baths too. unless of course it is in something that i know i souldn't be bathing in either. I like bathing in iced tea and green juice. Once while taking a bath in a nice glass of iced tea, i spilled it all over the table on to my owners nice digital camara. I broke it! I'm soooo proud of myself!

Come visit me, Piper & Kiwi Bird.

07/15/2009 03:27.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Bruce! Yes, we know so many birdies here that sometimes it is a little tough keeping up with blogs. My human usually stays up until 2 am catching up. When she manages to find a job then those late nights will be out, and I'll probably be in big You know what else drives the humans crazy besides being selective in your talking? Try leaving off the end of a, "Let me OUTTA...." and don't finish it with "HERE".....I swear that they ALWAYS finish it for you, they just can't stand it....heehee...Hope you had a great day! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

06/06/2009 07:00.06 PM Report This Comment  
  heyyyyyyyyyy bruce!!!
06/05/2009 05:35.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Bruce! I heard that you Budgies were prolific talkers. I talk quite a bit myself, but heck, at my age I guess I had to pick up a lot...fortunately, not too much that I shouldn't be My human has only had me a year and I'm still surprising her with things that she didn't know I could say. Sometimes I'll say something like "See you later, Bird!" (that SHE's never told me), and then I'll never say it again...heehee...I guess I love to tease her! Hope you had a great day! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

06/01/2009 10:45.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Bruce! Thanks for visiting my page! So how is the weather in Louisiana? It got into the mid 90's here today. Humidity wasn't too bad, though. We've had so much rain this spring that I was thinking of learning how to swim. I could ask my yellow ducky, but since I spend a lot of time attacking it, I don't think it will teach I see that you don't like getting wet. I pretty much hate it as well. My human thinks that being a jungle type bird that I should like it, but I beg to differ. So have you learned any human words yet, or are you still too young? Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

05/30/2009 06:55.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bruce!
Thanks for the fly by and note. My new family are working out real well. Mom is super and spoils me as much as time allows. I find dad is a super push over and any time I beg he will come over and pick me up. He also shares his treats with me( thats how I snitched his ice cream). I still have not warmed up to the kids(too loud and active). Thanks for the note and look forward to hearing from you.

Come visit me, Wizzard, Simon, Gimley, Max, Duncan & Elvis.

05/30/2009 04:52.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Bruce! Welcome to Bird Channel! Love all your pictures. You are a lucky bird to have been selected by someone who loves you so very much. (of course, she is lucky to have chosen such a wonderful companion, too!) I hope you'll have fun here. Come and see me anytime, I enjoy making new friends...Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

05/27/2009 06:53.48 PM Report This Comment  
  of courseeeeeeeeeeee
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05/24/2009 11:08.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the Party, B!!!
Well, ain't YOU a cutie?! I saw your comment on my "sister" Sophie's site and wanted to come by for a "howdie!"

Fair warning, Sophie's recently been made head cheerleader of the Kevlar Keets and will "cheer" yer ears off!! LOL!! Just ask Ollie (aka Oliver) her cagemate. *whispers* Ollie and Sunny are an iiitttttteeeeeeemmmmmmm

Well,'s time for my bed time bath and story and cup of water, I'll think of something else to make Mom let me stay up longer *wink* BYE!!! ~~Girlfriend

Come visit me, Boyfriend_*Oliver is Muh BRUTHA!!*, GirlfriendGoneToGod & Flygirl.

05/23/2009 06:31.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome! Here's a vote.

Come visit me, Kiki & Jaap.

05/23/2009 10:38.59 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome to BC
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