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I was hatched at a breeders house. Mommy came to visit me every week until I was ready to come home. She finished my hand-feeding. She says I was always a really messy eater.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Miko

I am a Cockatiel from Ashland, OR.

Bird Boy. Professor (because I lecture people, especially their feet). Little man, Tweet Heart, Freako, Tweako.

24 years old   M


Millet, pasta, corn kernel or peas (actually shells them). Soft shelled pine nuts. Mom's birdie bread. Potato, spider plant (I have my own special one on the dinner table.)

On mom's shoulder, on mom's foot. I like to sit with people when they come over to visit.

Shoes, toes sometimes cause me to rant and rave.
Sister bird, Layla, the green-cheek conure is a pest. She chases me and is territorial.

She is devoted to me. I get lots of good, fresh, organic fruit and vegies. I love when mom serves pasta. My mom has always kept me safe so I am not afraid of anyone. I get to ride around on mom's shoulder more than any of the other birds. Mom says it's because I'm more trustworthy. I don't know what that word means, but it is a good word.

I whistle the theme to Star Trek the Next Generation. But, don't interrupt me when I do it. I'll give you a loud tweet to tell you to shut up!
I like to jump down from where ever I am and wander the floor.
I say good morning everyday when I wake up.
I like to play in the tea or canned food cupboard.

Millet is my friend..

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  Alright, Alright, Alright!
Hi Miko! "Mom" just taught me to sound like 'Einstein' and 'Matthew Mc" (not to be outdone)---

YOU are so lucky to have a jazzy face and hair do. I always feel a bit formal in my grey/black attire (Thank Goodness for the bright red tail!)

We like Star Trek a lot too!
Beam Me Up!!!!!!!

Come visit me, Papaya.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello from the Oklahoma Gang
Happy Lord's Day, Cotton Ball here. I have good tidings of great joy!.. Yes, really, we are doing just great, even though, Mom was away Friday evening and Saturday to a Ladies Retreat.. She brought home another Society Finch. A "Linda" she hopes. Lonnie was way too excited. Ellie or Ellery which ever it is, is not impressed.. Today we got baby tiel number 3. Out of 5 eggs two were not fertile..Everybirdie else got millet and treats....It was just a big party. Here is a vote for you..Patrick has his LIMERICK OF THE DAY posted under his motto. Check out todays Featured Friend and remember to stop and vote for my brothers too.. peep peep later Cotton Ball.

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

04/06/2008 08:07.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from St. Patrick D'Bird
Hi Miko, you sound like an active fun bird. You look just like on of our teils.. Handsome! Wow you are 15 years old.. Thanks for stopping by my page.. voted for you

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

03/29/2008 05:48.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from St. Patrick D'Bird
Hi, Patrick here with a vote for you. Yeah, this morning I was just waiting to jump up on Mom's shoulder and help feed the rest of the flock. Fortune and I both helped. Fortune squawed on about "crackers" a word I have never used (I don't like them) so I decided to let Mom know I could say it to. She was so proud of me.......WISH YOU A HAPPY WEEKEND, Please visit my fiblings too as I am blogging for us all. Cheech later........ ............. ................LIMERICK OF THE DAY:......... ............. ............. ............This bow-legged U-too is quite the man.......... ...............eats mashed taters faster than a toucan....... ............. ............. ................ He can not hack, ............. ............. ............. ............. ...... anything that’s black........ ............. .......... Vinnie shares his grapes, with the N.Chelmsford Clan....(Dedicated to my friend Vinnie (my Superstar) Umbrella Cockatoo, from N. Chelmsford, MA) (3-29-08)

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

03/29/2008 05:47.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miko!!
Where the heck are we??? Here I go again..I 've been to the Moon and back..where will I end up now???I've been on carnival rides before but this is too much!! Jake..stop strangling me!!! I'm as scared as you are!!!! Hey..was that Jimmy Hoffa who just flew by????????Hey..will that cow give us a Milk Shake!??HEE HEE.......MOOOOOOOOOMMMMM- M..where is she!!??Can you think of a way for us to get out of this mess??? If so...PLEAZZZZZE Blog Jake on his page..he's the pilot..he needs direction!!!Buddy ( Yea..I even gave you a vote in the middle of this crisis!!)

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

03/28/2008 04:53.42 AM Report This Comment  
Now we have something else to celebrate tonight..Jake is BOTW!!I am getting ready for the party....the directions for the new Bird Search will be on my page, since Jake's page is getting crowded!!I will post the directions up early in case anyone has any questions about how to do it..its easier than the ones last week..but we know how you guys are with directions!!!TEE HEE!!There will be a prize for the bird who has the best make sure you sign in on Jake' s page to start Can't wait to see you tonight!! Here's a vote! Buddy PSW..Even if you weren't playing with us this week..come by for the party..everyone is invited!! Jake's page..6pm will last a day or two..we know how to celebrate!!

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

03/24/2008 12:17.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miko I am New to this bird thing
I am a cockatiel to My owner is New to owning me and is looking for a support group like a national cockatiel group or something i also think you a very pretty bird good luck wining bird of the month i voted for you frop by and see me vote for for if you can.

Come visit me, Casadey.

06/10/2007 07:59.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miko!
You are so cute and a smart nerd bird. I love star trek tng too!

Come visit me, Benny~in memorium & Kermit.

06/07/2007 09:43.47 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there
it so happens that my dad is a big voyager fan and also and one of his favorite charecters is seven and i was there seventh birdy

Come visit me, Boba, Gator, Mya, Anakin & Padme`.

05/06/2007 09:24.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miko
Hope you enjoyed reading about my adventures at summer camp. HeHeHe. I enjoyed it but now Mom Is home! Whistle, sing, fly, squawk and talk talk talk talk talk talk talk! MOM IS HOME! MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/28/2007 06:21.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miko
I was so happy to be BOTW, but Scratch stole it from me today. He must be much smarter than I thought. How did he do that? I thought you were BOTW for a week. I think the Birdchannel has gone crazy. I slipped and hit that voty thing for ya while I was here~~Harley


04/24/2007 01:46.06 PM Report This Comment  
One of your flock came to visit me a while back but the channel would not let me blogg for a while which is why I did not get back to you sooner. My Mom and Dad are a way for a week and I am staying with friend Pat. Pat decided that it would be my 'summer camp'. Visit my blogg and read all about my adventures at Camp Sonewell. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/22/2007 01:48.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi miko
Thanks for flying by, your very pretty, and you look like a well looked after fid :) I love your play pen, it looks real fun :)
a vote of gratituted for the vote x

Come visit me, Yoogoos - RIP 17/04/10 my baby Oog, Umberto - in Memory of - & Percy - I miss my brother.

04/12/2007 11:35.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Handsome!
I can't believe it!!!! Me, Bird of the Week!!!! Thank you for visiting me, and for leaving me a nice message. I will make sure to ask for extra treats this week, and a party:) I love your pictures:) I am voting for you. Pringle

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

03/28/2007 11:05.08 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks for the vote. I Am glad you have your mommy trained too! Sounds like you've got it made @ your house. I share the house with another tiel, a budgie, and a finch. That budgie (Theodore) is noisy. Sometimes he is hard to compete with but he's teachin me how to fly. It's a great life.

Come vistit me anytime.

Come visit me, Theodore, Dito & Raptor.

03/11/2007 06:50.39 AM Report This Comment  
  A vote for you too so cute.

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

03/08/2007 06:55.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh, such a cute 'tiel! Mama really loves 'tiels and I like them too. Bitey is my very best friend. Thank you for the vote~

Come visit me, Wasabi, McFly, Bitey McBiterson, Yoshi & The Godfather.

03/07/2007 11:50.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey :D
I wasn't sure which bird to reply to, but Jack and I would like to thank you for vising him! I will definitely browse through your flock. That play gym on your first gallery picture looks like loads of fun.

Come visit me, Jack.

03/05/2007 10:53.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Tweety needs your votes for her poem. Her foot had to be amputated Feb. 26th due to the main blood supply being cut in her leg. We had to separate her from her cage mate. I wanted to get her a big cage to move (fly around) in and after paying 258.00 for her leg to become amputated we could not afford to buy her the cage of her dreams. We notice that she flies a little to get around her cage and can defiantly use a bigger one. Thank you; please visit her web site at

Come visit me, Tweety, Frosty and Ringo.

03/04/2007 04:25.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miko
Thanks for the comps. I too, am a messy eater...and I also tried to take a bath in Nectar once, Hahahaha!!!! I hav totake showrs in the human shower. Mom had to by birdie shampoo for me once, but we usually just use water. I eat Necta, so I have to get my feathers around my beak cleaned sometimes~~Summer


03/02/2007 07:15.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Vote for you too :) Not forgetting you guys :)

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

02/19/2007 01:55.17 PM Report This Comment  
  OMG!!!!I have one just like yours....i will put it up. Does yours like to sing a lot? My sings a lot a lot.

Come visit me, Muneca & Azul.

02/17/2007 08:13.25 PM Report This Comment  
  hi miko
i like your name and you do look like me! we're sooo hansome. i like your habits and know how you feel when some interrups me i get mad too. thank you for coming to my page and im going to vote for all of you too. talk to you soon...bye

Come visit me, Belle.

02/16/2007 08:21.03 AM Report This Comment  
  You are one handsome bird!
Hello! Thank you for leaving a blog. I am an important bird. An elder states bird... though Mama says we were #4 because her good friend is a web editor here and we had to test it to make sure it was a good thing. You are very talented... I can only somewhat whistle "Pretty Bird" and dance to "What's New Pussy Cat". Mama says I have horrible taste in music. I think that Tom Jones is great! But I also love ska and the Clash. She's proud of me for that.

Come visit me, Wilbur & Monsieur Dijon the Grey Poupon.

02/12/2007 09:01.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Miko & Zaz
Thanks for the visit. Yep, upside down. I love to be that way. Dad calls me his Batbird. Hey, Dad taught me to do Ho-Ho-Ho like Santa so I am sure monkey noises for you wouldn't be any problem. Keep training Thanks again, Casper

Come visit me, Amber, Casper, Hannibal & Autumn.

02/11/2007 03:23.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miko!
You look just like a cockatiel that lives with me (Pebbles). His name is Scooter and someone found him outside and brought him to the Wild Bird Center. They specialize in food for outside wild birds. Anyway my mom came in to buy wild bird seed and saw him and adopted him. He is very happy in his new home. I voted for you too!

Come visit me, Pebbles.

02/10/2007 06:17.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miko
Doo Woop, Cool, Dad is good at getting the sheaths off too. I didn't know you are a published author. OUTSTANDING. Great to know some of us are getting some press. Dad loved the bathroom analogy. Said it's perfect to explain living in a small space with no escape or anything to occupy your mind. Yours in plush feathers, Casper. New photos below as of today.

Come visit me, Amber, Casper, Hannibal & Autumn.

02/10/2007 06:10.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miko!
Glad to meet you! You sound like a really cool bird! Me too! Your mom visited my blog yesterday and said I was a lucky bird coz my mom found me! You sound so cute...especially when your "star wars" whistle gets interrupted! I grumble a lot, but not to my mom...coz she's perfect in my book! My mom has 2 cockatiels too. Their blogs aren't up yet. They're not as friendly as you and they're real "fraidy-birds". They don't come out of their cage unless mom rolls them into a "safe room". Me - I grumble...I say "why bother!...give ME the attention!" Maybe one day they'll be as friendly as you. I wouldn't have the patience that my mom has. Anyway, thanks for visiting. Us little guys have to stick together! Oh - I'll vote for YOU today! Laters, birdie hugs, Tiki!

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

02/10/2007 02:24.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miko
Thanks for the visit. You're right, my Mom and Dad realy love us. they know love breeds love and trust. My Dad is very concerned with the treatment of us Parrot types cause he says we depend on our humans for everyhing. he does his best to educate anyone that seems to have an interest or ask questions about us when we're out. Love your hat:-) My Sister Hanibal has one of those. Dad put a photo of her showing off and it really shows her hat. Try a visit and see. thanks again and take care. Autumn

Come visit me, Amber, Casper, Hannibal & Autumn.

02/08/2007 06:17.51 PM Report This Comment  
You're gorgeous! Your gray feathers look so smooth and neat. What a sharp guy your are. Thank you for your note on my webpage. There's a cockatiel that lives at my house; Tiki would love your manzanita tree. Shucks, I probably would too. You sound like quite a character; love the tale of your singing Star Trek and prefering NOT to be interupted. Aren't birds the greatest little entertainers!! Keep in touch! R

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('> Thank You, Friends!!.

02/05/2007 05:16.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello and welcome Miko, You are so pretty. I told Zazue that Poirot was the pest. Maybe you feel the same way? I can be pretty annoying to him at times though. Your manzanita tree looks like the one my mama made Poirot. I am leaving you a vote, Pringle

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

02/02/2007 12:44.18 PM Report This Comment  
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