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I met my mom when she came to meet my African Grey flockmate who, like me, was in need of a new home, our first family having grown too old to care for us. It is with pride that I tell you that I think I made more of an impression than the sulky grey did 'cause I waved and said "HELLO!". Saber said nothing and did nothing but glare. I owe that bird though because after he was adopted, he put in a good word for me, mentioning my name often in the days after he moved in. That had mom thinkin' the grey bird missed me after eight years of bein' together. Truth be told, Saber didn't miss me but I sure love being a part of this family.
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Hi! My name is RaneBeau & BODEMIESTER, Ready to DERBY!

I am a Macaw from Monmouth, IL.

'Bo', BoMan, RaneBeau, BIRDBRAIN (according to CocoPuff)******- *
I joined the BC 1.2007. **** ******* ***** My Hatchday is Feb. 10!


18 years old   M

Macaw

Pistachios and hazelnuts in the shell. I love cheese but so rarely get any, it's like the ultimate treat.

It used to be a laundry basket with a collection of mismatched socks or the top of Saber's cage but that's all changed now. I love to have a big cardboard box on the floor behind the door of my room where I can hide and no one can see me. Except for my tail that is. I also hang out on my grapevine perch on the side of my cage or in the closet if I happen to catch the door left ajar.

When Reba is invited out of the bird room and I'm not, it gives me cause to holler at the rude human that didn't take ME too. Other than that, I'm rather unruffled about most everything else in life.

My mom sticks up for me when I'm noisy, reminding the family that I'm just excited and want to be in on the action! She tries to keep life interesting for me by including me in most everything she does, whether inside the house or outdoors. I appreciate that I'm allowed out of my cage most of the day...until those guys come home...

I have to float almost everything I eat in water first; Birdie Bread, granola bars, Walnut loaf, fruit, you name it, it's goes in there. (Update; I don't do this much anymore. It's just dried apricots I put in my water bowl now. Can you believe that flat things becomes a plump apricot after a long soak? Me neither!) I prefer to play on the floor, unless that's the norm for all macaws. I don't know.

Wherever my Mom is,that's where I wanna be. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~- ~~~~~~If you'd like to see me 'In Action'... YouTube. com/kelybrd.

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  We Arrived
and it is so beautiful here. We all had a great time on the boat as well. Last night we had a delicious dinner and we danced afterward. Everybirdie had such a good time.

Starting tomorrow, we are going to go visit different tourists attractions. We are looking forward to seeing many beautiful places.

Thank you for voting for me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/18/2014 10:01.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya RaneBeau~~
I hope you are having a great day! That birdie loaf sounds good!! Mom just got back from the market and I did see a bag of almonds and dried papaya for me! Don't know if I can talk her into some birdie bread but it sounds like a really good idea.

We've had rain for the past 2 days. It's not warm but it's not cold either. Regular April weather for us!

Mom and Ian have to work on Easter so we are not going to have a big dinner. Mom is cooking the food and everyone can eat when they have time. Don't know if dad is going to be here or not. We haven't heard from him for about a week. That's not unusual. Last time we talked to him he was in Michigan somewhere.

Mom did boil some eggs so she and I are going to color them later. I love coloring eggs ans it wouldn't seem like Easter if we didn't have colored eggs!

You all enjoy the evening and please give mom and the flock my love!!

Big zon hug from me to you my friend!!

Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/17/2014 05:57.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
Another beautiful day on the boat!
We had such a good time last night and everybirdie enjoyed the movie, Rio 2.

Tonight, we are going to be served dinner and afterwards we are going to disco!!

The disco will start at 7:00 pm EST. The first three birdies to respond, at 7:00 pm EST, not before that time,and blog me that you are here for the disco will get their picture with Chipper. Note: This is only for the birdies that are on the trip. To make it fair only one birdie per flock.

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Thank you for all your support and votes for BOTM. Have a great day and remember to check our gallery to see pictures of our activities. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/17/2014 02:12.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
I'm having a problem with both e-mails. Can you blog me your e-mail and I will send you my new e-mail. I am going to make it ASAP. Thanks so much!

Will be back with your blog and vote for today.

Your friend,
Chipper

P.S.-Nice derby picture!

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/17/2014 02:09.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
What a beautiful day we are having for our trip. Everybirdie is having such a good time. There is an activity planned for each night on the boat.

Last night, there was music and refreshments, just a time of fellowship for all of us to get to know one another better. Refreshments will be served all day today as well.

Tonight, we are going to see the movie Rio 2. There will be fresh popcorn and drinks for everybirdie.

**Did you know?? Ringneck doves are available in over 40 color mutations.

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Thank you for your continuous support and your votes for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Have a great day!! Remember to look in my gallery to see the pictures of our activities!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/16/2014 09:42.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
It's Chipper. Could you please add the picture with my horse from my gallery to the milonga page. It's the same picture except mom made me bigger. I hope you don't mind that she did. I was very small and you couldn't see me too good. Mom really likes the horse pictures you made. It's one of her favorites. She has it in her gallery.

Please let me know when you need more pictures of me and your e-mail address so I can get them to you! I want you to have good pictures of me for the derby.

Please blog me back!!!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/15/2014 03:56.10 PM Report This Comment  
  We are now leaving...
for our trip. We will be traveling for the next few days!

*There were so many birdies that signed up so late that we need to take two ships. There will be two pictures shown of our ships. If you signed up and your picture is not on the first ship, look on the profile tomorrow night or Thursday. All birdies that signed up are included on this trip. I am very happy to have so many of my BC friends joining me on this adventure.

Did you know that there are over 300 species in the dove family?

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Have a great day!! Thank you for your continuous support and votes to help me become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/15/2014 02:36.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya RaneBeau~
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Is it still stormy out there? I've been blessed with nice weather for the past few days!

Not a whole lot going on around here. Mom has been mopping the kitchen and dining room because a certain dog had an accident. Much better to have it out there than on the carpet!

Merlin is still being such a pain! He knows what time I go into the play cage for some apple and he's out here blocking the computer yet again!!! He seems to need lots of attention!

Dad's been gone for 3 months now and is suppose to be coming home at the end of the week but I think Merlin is through with dad. He hasn't been her to feed him and Merlin seems to know who is the giver of food around here! Hey! We all know that, even the turtles! I think maybe mom needs a vacation!hehehehehehe

I hope all is well out there and that you get some outside time very soon! Please give your mom and the flock my love!!

Big Zon Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/14/2014 12:09.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Lifespan of a Diamond Dove
The lifespan of the diamond dove is different in captivity than if living in the wild.

In captivity, the diamond dove usually lives about 12-15 years. With proper care, they can even live into their 20's.

In the wild, however, diamond doves only live 3-5 years.

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Thank you for supporting my campaign and voting for me for BOTM. Have a great day!! Leaving a vote for you!

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We will be meeting tomorrow to leave for our trip and we should be on our way by Wednesday.

Here are a list of BC friends that signed up for the trip. If your name is on the list and you cannot make it or if you signed up and your name is not on the list, please contact me today! Thank you!

Kiddo
SweetPepper
Cydney/Sam/Stormy/Princess/Baby Girl
Coconut??
Raffikki
Gus
Kacey
Cookie
Pearl/Silver
Falco/Peppino/Willie
Spot
Zippy/Polly???
Sky??
Peepers/Dixie/Kallie

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/14/2014 10:59.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Vocalization
Doves are relatively quiet birds. They make a variety of soft, low-pinched cooing sounds. Their cooing, however, may be persistent and repetitive. Many people find the cooing very pleasant.

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*We will be leaving for our trip this week! Looking forward to spending this time with my BC friends!

It is a beautiful day here! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Thank you so much for your continuous support and votes for me to become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/13/2014 11:22.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Supplements
Your dove should be given a vitamin/mineral supplement to assure you are providing all the nutrients it needs, especially if it is a finicky eater.

Note: Although the directions may tell you to put the vitamins in water, this is not good to do. Vitamins can settle to the bottom or lose its potency. It is best to put the supplement on soft foods or moist fruits or vegetables.

In addition to a vitamin/mineral supplement, doves need a small amount of grit. Unlike most birds, doves swallow their seeds whole and grit helps to digest them.

There are two kinds of grit:

Indigestible grit, which is sand or bits of ground rock. However, if your bird overeats this, it can become sick.

Digestible grit such as oyster shell, ground cuttlebone, or crushed eggshells pass safely through their system and is also a good source of calcium.

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Have a great day!! Thank you for supporting my campaign and voting for me for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/12/2014 09:50.18 AM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet (Continued)
PROTEIN

In addition to fruits and vegetables, you need to include protein in your dove's diet.

Insects are a good source of protein, although they are not necessary for your dove. You can either give them live insects or dried ones.

Another good source of protein are chopped hard-boiled eggs. This is important for breeding doves that are raising chicks. Crushed egg shells mixed in with the egg will provide calcium with the protein. Note: Eggs must be cooked thoroughly. Your bird can become sick from partially or uncooked eggs.

You can also give your dove tiny bits of thoroughly cooked meat or bits of cheese. However, this should be given only rarely and as a special treat.

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Have a good weekend!!! Thank you for all your support and votes that you have given me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/11/2014 11:08.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning RaceBode, from Jockey Jenny
Hey pal, I love your pic with Bodemeister, and I want to wish you well in Chyna's Derby! I have alway done well in the race, but I have never won! However since I have been involved in every Derby, I have long since come to realize that winning isn't the most important thing, it is just being around all my dear friends and Alfie, sharing a mint julep! Here it is again, TGIF everybody, I hope yours will be a good one for you! We were finally able to log on to the BC, but it is slower than molasses in January, more joy! We will have a nice warm Spring weekend with some rain on the way, we need it! Just the usual going on here today, some cleaning, make more toys, and some outside garage and yard work, not very exciting, but that's our life! Have a great day and give my love to all in your home, and all your favorite creatures, see ya tomorrow...

Love ya much BoMan, your Jenny Lynn

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/11/2014 08:56.41 AM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Although all common pet doves are in the seed-eaters group, there are additional foods that can be a part their diet.

Seed-eating doves cannot tolerate large amounts of high-water-content foods. However, a daily treat of fresh food is fine for most doves.

Fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When choosing produce, (one's that are safe for birds) bright colors are the healthiest choice. Example: sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes, red peppers have more vitamins than green peppers, and red grapes are higher in antioxidants than green grapes. Dark leafy green vegetables are also nutritious.

Some of the most favorite foods of the dove include:
shredded greens, grated carrots, finely chopped broccoli florets, diced apple, berries, fresh corn and peas. Your dove may not like all these foods, but as you experiment with differents ones, you will find that they may be some of their favorites.

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Have a great day! Thank you for voting for me to be BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/10/2014 11:47.05 AM Report This Comment  
  HI RANEBEAU
MOMS BACK IS FEELING MUCH BETTER. WHENEVER SHE IS MOVING TO FAST IT MAKES THIS STRANGE CLICKING SOUND SO MOM SLOWS DOWN. SPEAKING OF THE QUEEN MOTHER SOMEONE WAS ON A TALKSHOW AND SAID THEY HAD MET THE QUEEN MOTHER AND SHE FARTS NON STOP. MOM HAD JUST SEEN A PICTURE IN THE PAPPER OF ABOUT 100 PEOPLE SITTING DOWN ATTHIS SUPER SUPER LONG TABLE WITH THE QUEEN MOTHERFOR A RYAL DINNER CELEBRATING IRELANDS INDEPENDENCE FROM ENGLAND. WOULDNT IT BE A HOOT IF YOU HAD TO SIT BESIDE THE QUEEN MOTHER WHIE EATING DINNER OR MAYBE I SHOULD SAY IT WOULD BE QUITE A TOOT. LOL

PLEASE ASK YOUR MOM TO MAKE MY QUEEN PORTRAIT. I DIDNT KNOW IF ANYONE WAS MKING IT OR IF I WAS SUPPOSE TO MAKE MY OWN.

WE JUST LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TONIGHT FROM A 14 YEAR OLD KID FROM ENGLAND WHO WAS ON THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW BECAUSE HE BUILT A NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR IN HIS GARAGE. HE IS TRYING TO MAKE THE NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR BETTER AT PRODUCING ENERGY. WHAT IS USED TODAY ARE NUCLEAR FISION REACTORS. NUCLEAR FISION SPLITS THE ATOM CREATING TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE THAT THEN MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. OF COURSE WE HEAR THE HORROR STORIES DAILY OF ILLEGAL DUMPING OF NUCLEAR FISION WASTE MATERIAL INTO OUR DRINKING WATER AND ON OUR LANDS. A NUCLEAR FUSION COMBINES THE ATOMS AND CREATES NO WASTE RADIOACTIVE OR OTHERWISE. STRANGE HOW A 14 YEAR OLD HAS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON
WHAT WOULD BE BETTER TO USE FOR ENERGY THAN ALL THE ENERGY COMPANIES NOW IN EXISTENCE. HOPEFULLY THAT KID WILL BE OUR SAVING FUTURE!

HAPPY HUMPDAY

LOVE QUEEN CORI

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

04/09/2014 11:26.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
SETTING UP YOUR DOVE'S CAGE

Doves, like other pet birds, need a variety of perches to keep their feet exercised and comfortable. However, they do spend much of their time on the bottom of the cage, as I had mentioned in yesterday's blog. You can remove the wire tray at the bottom of the cage so your dove can walk comfortably. Besides your dove walking on the bottom and pecking for food, they spend a lot of time sitting at the bottom as well.

Doves also enjoy sitting in a nest. You will need to purchase a canary nest or you can make one of your own.

You will not need to purchase anything for your dove to play with. Doves do not play with toys or on a playgym.

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Happy Humpday! Hope you are having a great week!!
Thank you again for voting for me to be your next BOTM.
As always, leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/09/2014 08:28.13 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Ranebeau, Grover and Bentley
Toby, Snowy, and Miss Ronnie fly in for a visit. Sorry its been so long. Hope everybirdy is well. I just wanted to thank you for all your help with Basketball, sure was fun. What a great day today...looks like spring is trying to arrive. Hope everybirdy is well. Have a great day...hugs to all, Toby , Snowy and Miss Ronnie

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

04/09/2014 07:23.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
PURCHASING A CAGE

When purchasing a cage for a single or pair of ringneck or diamond doves, the measurements of the cage should be at least 24 inches in length, 16 inches wide and 18-24 inches in height.

Unlike parrots, doves do not climb, so the length of the cage is more important than the height.

However, doves do need to room to flap their wings and fly. They also spend a lot of time walking around on the bottom of the cage, so the bigger the cage, the better.

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It's a beautiful day here! Hope you're having a good day too. Thank you for your votes and support for my BOTM campaign. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/08/2014 03:25.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Sky here to thank you for the vote. Yes, I am trying for the 10K club before the BC disappears forever. I appreciate your vote of support.
It's a mild wet day here, the snow is almost completely gone from the recent rain. I even see green in the grass starting to appear. I can't wait for the warmer weather so I get outdoors again. Seems so long ago now that I was out there playing on my playstand with Momma Deb.
I hope you and your household are all well today. Have a greyt day and see you again soon.
love 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, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', thank you friends for BOTD, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

04/08/2014 08:36.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
Glad you're enjoying the blogs on doves!
Thanks for my picture. It did come out very small. Did you have a problem with the picture? Chyna told me it was small. Sorry, but I don't have bigger ones. It was the original picture. Do you think Aunt Denise would mind if I tried to make it bigger? I can try to pizap it!

I am still having trouble with the email. I have to get a new account made. If you can send me your email, I will email you back when I get it, which should be soon!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/07/2014 03:16.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
DETERMINING THE GENDER OF THE IMMATURE DOVE

If you decide to purchase a pair of young doves, you may want to buy a male and female.
The only way to determine the gender of the immature dove would be to submit a blood sample for DNA analysis or have your vet examine them endoscopically.

The DNA sexing is simple and noninvasive. It is performed from a drop of blood from a clipped toenail or emerging blood feather.

Some pet stores can have this done for you or your vet can perform the test. You may want to have this done if you are interested in breeding your doves in the future.

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Hope your week is off to a good start! Thank you again for your support and votes to help me become your next BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/07/2014 01:35.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Beau Man
Have you & the Bodmiester been practicen for the big race? The track at the KB is kind of wet right now. Its been rainen for a few days.

Buba is still here. He has setteled in now & dos interack with Dad. Dad is reinforcing the Step Up comand with him.

Back to my travles round BC. I am looken for some birdes to be in the KB. Do you know of any new birds who might like to be in the booth?


Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

04/07/2014 12:54.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ya RaneBeau~
Hugs Buddy~

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/07/2014 11:01.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
INTRODUCTION

Doves are gentle birds that are hardy. They are quiet birds, have a peaceful nature, and don't require as much complicated care as other species of birds. This makes them a good pet for the beginner.
Diamond doves are even good pets for young children as long as an adult supervises the care.
Since doves are quiet birds, they are good to keep in apartments where you may not be able to keep a noisy parrot.

Doves can be kept as single pets or in pairs but they do better in pairs. If you keep a single dove be prepared to give it lots of attention and interaction.

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT AND VOTES FOR BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU TOO!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/06/2014 04:37.59 PM Report This Comment  
  hi ranebeau
it is time to bet the peanuts again.hope you all have been well,spring has finally come to new hampshire there is still snow on the ground,but it is a bit warmer not enough that I can go for a ride without my blankie,but it is coming we are sure.do have a happy easter.leavin a v4u my friend

Come visit me, trillian,, Kia, Baby Jr. & Baby may he Rest in Peace.

04/06/2014 05:09.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Conclusion)
Doves are divided into two groups: seed-eaters and fruit-eaters. Fruit-eaters are difficult birds to maintain in captivity and are not suitable as pets. All common pet doves are in the seed-eating group. (However, doves need food, in addition to their seeds, that I will mention at a later time in a blog on diets.) The most common pet doves are the diamond dove and the ringneck dove.

This week I have introduced doves and gave you information, which included their family, their origin,
and even how diamond doves acquired their name. I hope you found this information interesting as well as educational.

Next week, I will provide information on the care of doves as pets.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/05/2014 03:48.57 PM Report This Comment  
  The Diamond Dove's Origin,
The diamond dove is native to Australia. They exist near water but where it is lightly or semi-dry, which is in Central, West, and Northern Australia. They are occasionally seen in Southern Australia in parks and gardens in the Centre(the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia) where it is very dry.

As part of my BOTM campaign, I will be taking a trip to my native country to see some of the tourist attractions. If any of my BC friends would like to join me for this adventure, please let me know in your blog. This will take place toward the end of the month after I have finished giving you my information on doves.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/04/2014 03:30.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI RANEBEAU
PLEASE THANK YOUR MOM FOR CORIS PICTURE FOR THE DERBY. MOM WILL POST IT. SHE IS RUNNING VERY BEHIND RIGHT NOW.
HI FALCO
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN. I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FIREND SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME.

LOVE CORI

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

04/03/2014 04:55.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Mom is so embarrassed that she lost that pic your mom sent of me in my hat! She's covering it up by posting my royal portrait.
Thanks to Sugar for my royal portrait, and thanks to everyone who came to the castle for my celebration yesterday, too. It was sure a surprise and lots of fun.
Mom got to the pool for water aerobics this morning, YAY! She was happily surprised to see a substitute teacher there. Mom really likes this lady, as she does routines which are completely different from the usual, and gives everyone a great workout.
Polly continues to improve. In fact, this morning she was really hungry, ate more than she usually does. Her leg looks good, no swelling or hot spots, so that's a good sign. Mom will continue the PT with her and of course, continue with her meds as well.
I think spring has finally arrived! This morning we saw lots of things poking out of the ground, and mom even saw leaf buds on the lilac! That sounds promising, I think. Of course, it's April, so we can expect a lot of rain, but as Dixie's mom says, at least you don't have to shovel rain! Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/03/2014 10:39.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Continued)
BEAKS

Doves have a narrow beak that is slightly curved at the tip. Unlike most birds, doves drink by sucking up water through their beak like a straw, without tilting their head back to swallow. The base of their beak is relatively soft and hardens toward the tip.


LEGS

Their legs are relatively short and clearly scaled. They have strong feet and nails. Their toes are anisodactyl, which means that three toes are pointed forward and one backward.

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Hope you're enjoying your week!
Thank you for your support and votes for BOTM.
Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/03/2014 05:56.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
runs into RaneBeau's wonderful hugs and he hugs him tightly and tells him how happy he is to see him!We had a dismal start to our morning again but by the afternoon it was bright and sunny again!Now that wasn't much rain you got there,311 drops just won't get anything wet!How awful to be living in a big lake like that,it must've been so interesting to see the cars and trucks sliding by your house like that!We had someone slide right into our mailbox and knock the whole thing down on the ground and my dad had to come home from work and get it back up,don't know how he managed to dig it in the frozen ground but he did!
We've had cold mornings here but now in the afternoons its been getting better!I think you're right about this spring being a shy one and not wanting to show itself,but we just can't wait forever for it to start happening,this winter has been waaay too loooong and waaaay tooo cold and snowy!
I'm so eggcited that you're in the race with us all and I just love my race picture!Mom has got to stay home long enough to put it up on my profile page,its just so beautiful!I'm coming with you to get a little workout with Verrazano too,I'll love practicing with you this year! I'm sooo glad that Chyna talked you into riding for the derby!Now we've got to find a place to get our derby hats for the hat contest!Oh its sure scary but it sure is lots of fun seeing everything go around in a fast blur!
That's what I'm waiting for,to be able to feel those warm rays on my feathers again and to have all the showers I want outside!You should see my mom trying to make me a fid carrier so she can carry me with her again as I can no longer hold onto anything with my feet as my toes are all twisted and bent over each other!I keep falling out of my blankie that I snuggle with my Mom under,she has to be careful not to make any sudden moves with me now!Dixie runs up to RaneBeau and gives him one more BIG green cheek hug before he has to leave! I love you sooo much RaneBeau! Loving you always and forever,Dixie

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/02/2014 07:57.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves
HOW THE DIAMOND DOVES ACQUIRED THEIR NAME

The diamond dove has approximately 17 color mutations.
Their normal coloration is brownish gray to gray with an abdomen that is a creamy white color.
Adults have coral-colored eye rings, an olive brown beak, and flesh colored feet and legs.
They have specks on their feathers that looks like they were sprinkled with diamond dust. This is how diamond doves got their name.


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Have a great day!! Thank you for voting for me to be BOTM. I appreciate your support. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/02/2014 05:53.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
I've been trying to get in touch with you! Can you send me your email so I can send you a picture of me! I never received any notice about pictures and I need to email you one or you can use it from my page if you'd like.

Please use my birthday one at the bottom of my page. It is the original picture! That's the one that mom would like and there is another pose that mom does not like that they have used in the past. Please let me know what you would like to do or send me your email address.

Thank you so much. I will also be sending you today's blog.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/02/2014 05:49.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
Mom is trying to get a few pictures of me!
I do have one on my page that is the original picture but it is a side shot. Let me know if you can use it, if not I will try to get you a picture within the next few days!

Thanks so much! Hope to hear from you soon!

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/01/2014 02:05.44 PM Report This Comment  
  What Are Doves?
Doves are small pigeons, although there are differences between them. Pigeons are larger and stockier whereas doves are smaller and sleeker. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
Both doves and pigeons are muscular with short necks and heads on stout bodies. Their long wings are powered by flight muscles, which can make up to approximately 40% of their body weight.
The diamond dove, which only grows about 6 to 8 inches and weighs approximately an ounce, is the smallest dove.

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Hope you are having a good day!
Thank you for your support and votes.
Leaving a vote for you too.

Your friend,
Chipper

Congratulations to Cori for winning BOTM for April.

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/01/2014 02:02.30 PM Report This Comment  
  HI RaneBeau
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/31/2014 05:35.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Vote Chipper for BOTM,
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Chipper and I am a diamond dove. I will be running in April for the BOTM in May. Since we are not your typical parrot-type pet, I will be sharing with you each day, in a brief blog, some interesting facts on doves.

Your votes are appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your support and leaving a vote too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/31/2014 08:38.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, RaneBeau
Thanks so much for the congrats on yesterday's BOTD. Such an honor and was a surprise to see us in the spotlight. Had an awesome day at the Castle with our fellow 'tiels Queen Snowflake and her sweetie Apache.

What a great w/e it was after that fun Milonga we attended. Today is supposed to rain (we're in a drought) so that would make it even better if we get a good drenching.

Always a pleasure to have you visit, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

03/31/2014 05:19.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
I just had my bath and mom took pics of me in my fluffy Calvin Klein bath towel! Can't a girl get some privacy?
As for that darn pink bunny ... not my friend! It makes a nasty boing boing boing noise that I don't like!!!
Oh, I can't wait to see the derby pics (preview by email?). Today, mom worked on her derby party stuff. She is all caught up and can now work on the Milonga. I think we will be ready early this year, hope so. I'm so eggcited!
Dad's snow tunnel no longer has a top on it. And, the window snow has gone down a bit too.
It finally happened! We had sunshine and 44 degrees and some melting! It was only a few inches but, I’ll take it! I hope tomorrow will be even better.
Thanks for the whistle!
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/30/2014 11:38.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
is sooo eggcited to see RaneBeau and runs up and gives him the biggest GCC hug he can! It's been raining here for the past 3 days with more rain coming tomorrow,everything is starting to flood here all the streets are looking like lakes and ponds and the fog was really thick out there!Oh how awesome you got to go outside on your wonderful Mom's arm today to feel the warm sunshine on your back!Oh how I wish I could do that!We haven't seen the sun in days now!
Oh RaneBeau you are a big celebrity to me and I will always be thinking of you!You always make my days and nights so special when you come by to see me!
You're right about having to get to bed soon as Mom doesn't want any of us to be in a bad mood because we didn't get enough sleep!
Dixie gives RaneBeau one more big GCC hug and slowly turns to be on his way......
Loving you always and forever,Dixie

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

03/30/2014 08:46.30 PM Report This Comment  
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