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I reserved Toby when he was a very small egg from a breeder at The Feather Tree in Long Beach, CA. My Dad would come and visit me twice a month until I was ready to go home. It took me a while before I would eat on my own but I was only fooling with Steve the owner of The Feather Tree. I acted like I couldn't eat on my own so I could hang out with Steve all the time. He took very good care of me for the first 19 weeks of my life until I was ready to go home. Steve was also very patience with my new owner because he really wanted to take me home so he called and emailed Steve several times a week. My new owner would even drop by but I didn't know who he was at the time. Steve would not let me go until I was ready. Steve really started out my life the right way. Thank you so much STEVE. Well now I'm happy because I don't have to share any of the attention with all the other birds Steve breeds at The Feather Tree. It's nice to know that my breeder took extra good care of me while I was very small and I kind of took advantage of his kind heart. I played Steve very well and he is a very experienced breeder but I'm also a very smart Timneh. I now enjoy getting all the attention for myself since I'm the only pet in the house Ha Ha. It's cool to be loved by everyone including all of my family, friends, and work mates.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Toby

I am a Timneh African Grey from Marina Del Rey, CA.

I just call him Toby.

10 years old   M

Timneh African Grey

Safflower Seeds but I don't get as many as I would like!!!

He likes to hang out on a perch that is attached by suction cups on the glass balcony. Toby can watch all the boats sail by on the marina from the balcony. Toby also watches all kinds of birds flying around the marina.

People at work who want to put their hands in my cage.

He takes me every place he usually goes. We are always together. I love driving to work and back home with him. He usually takes me into the shower with him two or three times a week and I love it.

He loves to sing and talk all the way to work and back 6 days a week. So far Hello, Pretty Bird, I Love You, Whatcha you Doing..

It's a Birds Life and I Love It..

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Happy New Year!
I am sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. Mom is so busy with playing catch up. I personally think she will never win that game. he he he! I have been busy this past week. I have been chewing up my new toys. I have been sitting with dad more lately. He even snuck me some peanut butter cookie....but isn't suppose to know. I have been saying new words. I know yell at Kiwi. I say "Kiwi" but mom says it is in a tone like I am giving Kiwi some heck. he he he! I have also been saying "kisses, kisses". Mom says I am a jabber jaw but she said that is fine since I sound so cute. She is so embarrassing sometimes. he he he! Our Christmas was wonderful and we got lots of goodies and spoilings. he he he! I guess my New Year's resolution is to be nicer to my dad and Kiwi. Mom says I can start by stop yelling at her all the time. he he he! I hope you and your family have a safe New Year's Eve. I hope the New Year brings you love, happiness and health. Happy New Year! Kisses and hugs from TOOTLES

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

12/31/2007 05:48.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas is just around the corner and we are flying by to wish all of our friends and their family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope all of you get lots of yummy food, new toys and lots of hugs and kisses! Remember to be good....Santa Stork is watching. he he he! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Christmas Hugs and Kisses from KIWI, TOOTLES, MOOSE and our MOM (Crystal). xoxoxoxoxox

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

12/20/2007 07:11.13 AM Report This Comment  
  hi toby you are a handsome baby i love looking out the window too and going for walks come see me sometime and hers a vote for you

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11/03/2007 09:19.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby
Sorry its taken my momma so long to come visit. I love your view!! I don't like to travel in the car as much as you do; but my momma and daddy would like it if i did. My brother, festus, is much better about riding than I am. Hope you have a great Fall.

Come visit me, Gollum & Festus.

09/17/2007 02:52.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby! I'm big and strong now, and my breeder mom says I can go home Aug. 4th! I know mom is all set for me, with a big cage and lots of new toys. My sister thinks she is going to steal my stuff, but boy does she have it all wrong! Can't wait to be home with my family. Thanks for the vote, and yep here's one right back at ya!

Come visit me, Lola & Irwin.

07/27/2007 03:11.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow! A bicycle ride.... are so brave. I doubt I would like going for a bicycle ride plus my mom would probably fall and hurt both of us. he he he! I think I would be safer riding bike with my skin sibling. he he he! That is really cool though that your dad can take you out like that. Sounds fun! Have a great time! TOOTLES

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

07/26/2007 04:44.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Toby!
How have you been? I have squawked at ya in awhile so I thought I would check up on you. I hope all is well with you and your family. I am enjoying a quiet summer...for the most part. Mom is in the process of chaning Moose and my cages around but other than that there is nothing exciting happening here. Take care...TOOTLES

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

07/24/2007 03:13.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there! Thank you for visiting my page. It's always good to see another Timmy Grey around. How do you keep your feathers so nice? I always chew on mine.

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07/16/2007 10:52.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby, From Noel!
Hi Toby! Thanks for visiting me, You are a very beautiful timneh! I'm new at the bird channel and writting blogs. I'm trying to figure out how all of it works. LOL! I love your photos at the bottom too, it looks like you like to rock the baby on Dads hand like I do, Take Care! Noel

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06/21/2007 09:08.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby! Just stopping by for a quick vote. Hope you're having a great day. We are still anxiously awaiting my little bro. Mom just got an update yesterday, he's so big already!

Come visit me, Lola & Irwin.

06/20/2007 01:07.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby! Thanks for stopping by my page. Yep, I'm not even home yet but all my big sister Lola's friends were excited to meet me so mom caved into the pressure and set me up on my own page. The breeder sends her lots of pics of me. I do love your story, I think it's very sweet. Glad your breeder Steve took real good care of you. No doubt in my mind that you are one smart Timneh!! I hope I am just as smart. Until I come home you can stop by my sister Lola's page. She is a blue fronted Amazon, and pretty cool. Here is a vote for you too!

Come visit me, Lola & Irwin.

06/19/2007 02:44.33 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
arent you a looker! love the pics! you are obviously very special! mommy said she is gonna take me for a ride around town in the car soon! she hopes i like it! i love going outside in the sunshine in my second cage so i prob willl enjoy the car! well here is a vote for you! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

06/14/2007 10:35.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby!
06/10/2007 03:30.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Toby!
I just stopped by to say "HI". ~TOOTLES~

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

06/10/2007 06:36.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Toby!
I see you are getting more votes. Good for you! I saw you were visiting the new timnehs. I am glad to see new timnehs joining. Mom had never even heard of timnehs before she was told about me. I was raised with 5 congos and when people would come into the nursery they would have no idea what kind of birdie I was. For some reason, they didn't even seem to realize that I was in the african grey family. How silly?!? he he he! Mom thinks we are so beautiful with our dark colors and maroon tail. I still have some of the red in my tail like you do in your 3rd picture. Oh, I forgot the whole reason why I was blogging brother, Moose, is on a mix of pellets and the one pellet type is the roudybush. Mom has been trying to get me to eat new warm food but I have been refusing. I want my bean mix back. She promised to make me my beans and sweet potatoes tomorrow. She better or I will have to go on strike. he he he! Well I sure hope you are doing well. Take care! ~TOOTLES~

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

06/06/2007 06:34.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby
thanks for the greetings on bucks page,saw you was a bit confused,hihihihi...thats ok anyway here is a vote for you and if you find time come by at mine...c ya around Jango

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

06/04/2007 07:49.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Timnehs rule!!!
Yeah!!! One vote for the cutest species ;D

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06/01/2007 08:04.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Toby is cool
thanks for the note and it is true Timnehs Rule

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06/01/2007 07:10.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Tell your dad mom said thanks for the good advice.
Also tell him, next time I am deleting his blog. New food....Grrrrr! I don't like new food. Mom said I better get use to the idea since Moose will probably be coming home soon and she wants us on similar food, if not, the same. Grrrr! I already feel the pressure of having a new brother. Grrrr! Anyway, I sure hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Ya know, I just realized that you are from California. I think over half of my friends are from Florida. I think you are the only one from California. How interesting?!? Well I must go. Mom said something about cleaning my cage. I love when mom cleans my cage since I can then go and rip it right up again. he he he! I sure do love making my messes. Take care! ~TOOTLES~

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

05/27/2007 01:51.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Toby
Thanks for the welcome and the complements.
You're pics are wonderful too.
It's good to be spoiled isn't it!
Just wish everyone could enjoy the life we have.
As for the hat,
Mommy plays circus bird with me and I try to balance things on my head.
Pop lucked out and got the picture.

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05/25/2007 06:32.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Changing Pellets!
Grrrrr! I am having a hard time switching Tootles to the new pellets. Ever since I have been adding his new pellets to his old pellets, he has started baby crying again. He is bobbing on my hand and his toys. He will eat his old pellets but once they are gone he refuses to eat anything else. I am trying to switch him to a healthier diet but he is making me crazy. My ultimate goal is to do roudybush and scenic. The reason I want to do this mixture is this is the mixture which they are weaning our baby senegal onto. I figured my life would be so much easier if I didn't have to buy 20 different foods for my 2 birds. Plus I will probably eventually buy an eclectus and the roudybush is what they were suggesting for him. I heard a lot of good things about roudybush. I am just having a hard time switching Tootles. He is so addicted to those red pellets. AAaaahhhh! Where do you get your pellets if you can't find the one in the parrot store? Thanks for the info. Crystal & Tootles

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

05/23/2007 12:19.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hidy-ho Toby-o!
What kind of roudybush pellets do you eat (or should I say size)? Mom was thinking of chaning my pellets but I am addicted to the red zupreem pellets. Someone suggested scenic (I think that is how you spell it) pellets since their red pellets are naturally red. Mom hasn't heard too much about them but liked the idea that their pellets are naturally red. Mom bought me some of those pellets to try and she is mixing them with my zupreem. I, naturally, pick all my zupreem out first and then eat the scenic only if I have to. What can I say? I am addicted. The man that mom was thinking of buying a congo from highly recommends roudybush too. Thanks for the suggestion on the book. Mom loves to get suggestions and advice. She makes me crazy. I think she asks too many questions. I tell mom she is beaky. he he he! I say "hello" here and there but most of the time only to mom. The other morning I surprised mom and said "hello" when noone was in the room with me. Mom was so happy since dad finally got to hear me talk. I refuse to talk in front of dad. Well I am glad you came to visit me. I gave you another vote. I will squawk at ya later! ~~TOOTLES~~

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

05/22/2007 10:45.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Toby!
I don't know how I got so many votes. I like to visit lots of people and make new friends and visit my ol' friends too. Mom says I spent too much time visiting my friends on the bird channel. he he he! What can I say? I have lots to say. Have you started talking yet? I say "hello" but not every day. I every now and again I come out with 1 word but then I don't say it again. Mom said I will be talking soon enough. Wow! I see in your picture you are hanging upside down. I still don't feel safe doing that. My says she thinks it is because I still have trust issues. I am learning though. Mom is getting me a baby brother, Moose. He should be coming home some time next month. I cannot wait for him to come home. Well I must go. I hope you get more votes. I voted for you today. Take care! Tootles

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

05/20/2007 03:31.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Stormy
Just flew by to say hi and give ya a vote from one timneh to another.I saw you on some one else page so i thought i stop by.Hope to hear from ya so we can be friends .Stormy

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05/20/2007 01:35.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Dusty
Thanks for stopping by to visit me. You're very pretty! ~Dusty

Come visit me, Dusty, Pedro & Bailey.

05/18/2007 02:56.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby
Thanks for stopping by to meet me. I like looking at other greys. Your dad has some nice pictures of you. Driving through the canyons sounds fun. We don't have those in Illinois! ~Pedro

Come visit me, Dusty, Pedro & Bailey.

05/12/2007 07:53.56 AM Report This Comment  
  I dont have the link that says more photos. I emailed customer support to ask them. Hope you guys have a good day.


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05/11/2007 09:44.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Thanks for the welcome. Heres a vote.
How do I add more pictures at the bottom of my page.
I love your beautiful red tail. Mine is very dark.
Talk to ya soon.


Come visit me, Lula-Belle & Thor.

05/10/2007 09:00.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby..
Thank you for the very nice Welcome to the Bird Channel. This is my first time letting anyone see me...I think I'm rather cute too. I haven't been with my owner all that long...only 6 months so far, but it is going very well. When she got me I was missing a lot of feathers and she is trying very hard it get them to grow back...But I'm not making it very easy on her...It's nice to know I have a new friend in the area...Hope to chat with you again soon....Deby

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05/10/2007 02:02.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Toby!
I stopped by to say hi and vote. I am having a hard time voting today. I keep getting that "squawk" error page....let me tell you that error page sure does make me squawk. he he he! When will you be a year old? I have to wait until November. Mom says I am garbling more and more every day. I don't know what she talking about. Those are words I am saying...I can't help if mom doesn't understand garble. he he he! I do say "hello" every now and again but not very often. I love to whistle. I whistle real loud in the morning after mom's alarm goes off to make sure she gets out of bed and gives me my breakfast. he he he! Mom says I talk too much in the morning and need to do more eating. he he he! I love to tell mom about my dreams so I have lots to say. Well speaking of dreams, I must get ready for bed. It is 8:30 p.m. here. I will squawk at ya later.

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

04/11/2007 05:32.09 PM Report This Comment  
  hello, hello
mom says i was close to a yr old, mom started out using a kids recorder and looped it to play over and over. every day for a few minutes during the day and right before bedtime,you will catch on,i dont like no one watching me talk,but i do say kissy kisses, what what.while mom an dad watching all mom has to do is repeat what she wants me to learn, after a few days i start to repeat it. thats how mom taught me. well off to eat dinner mom is making my plate, iam a big girl i eat at the table with my family. i put a vote in for you again.

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03/29/2007 05:33.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby
Yeah, I feel like one lucky bird. I was pretty upset in the beginning, biting everyone, but Mommy told everyone that they would be mad to if you were taken away from the only family you have known since birth. I hope that never happens to you, but if something did happen, that there are people out there willing to love you no matter what. Thanks for stopping by.
P.S. You sure are a cutie.

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