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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 ('>

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!


19 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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  Morning RB, from Jenny & Christy
...cheer up big guy, she'll be home later today, woo-hoo, we are happy for you! We survived the big holiday, and the celebrations went on most of the night, or at least it sounded that way! We had beautiful weather, it was just perfect, and there was no major incidents in our area, thank goodness! Now it is on with our Summer, we hope you will enjoy it, we certainly plan to! Have a great Sunday & give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from Jenny, Angel Christy, & our family

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny~I'll fight for my freedom, DON'T TREAD ON ME, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Please say hello to my loving family!, LaLo Lee~I'm posing on my cage for daddy... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/05/2015 07:36.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey RB
Today is the first day of my BOTM run...I hope you enjoy my blogs.

Today is my introduction of myself for those of you who don't know me...For those of you who do know me, we are so blessed to have run across each others paths...

My name is Panther Bigfoot...I am the grandson and of many generations of the Northern Cheyenne Native American Tribe.
My big brother Kevin Bigfoot is my owner.He is in the U.S Army and he fights for us and our freedom...

I was rescued on the Panthers football field after a football
game in which my big brother played football for...
One dark and cold night I came out of the dark still a baby...
I was cold and starving and needed help.
My mommy and Kevin picked me up and brought me to my new forever home...
I am now part of my loving family and part of the greatest tribe of Warriors in Native American history...

This month I will be taking you to a place in time that not too many know about and still exists...
The Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation in Lame deer Montana.

All the accounts are real and as a baby I used to listen to our elders tell us about the real truth.
All these words are spoken from generation to generation and have not changed.

Starting Thursday I will be taking you there so be ready for an adventure about my family,tribe and friends and our customs !!!
Much Love to all of you...

Love your buddy
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER...VOTE FOR ME FOR BOTM !!!.

07/01/2015 09:17.03 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Ranebeau and Saber
Well mom just told me about the water bottle, sure glad mom hasn't figured out a way to hang one of those in my play pen lol. I like taking baths in my water bowl and mom has to clean everything when I'm done. I have a new one from pet rescue to say now I'm driving mom crazy hehehe. "Save me I'm drowning" and mummy go nite nite. Mom says I'm becoming a regular chatter box. Tell Saber I said to start talking more that will get your mom going.
Uh oh sounds like you might be getting a water bottle too Ranebeau if your mom's on a roll. Not good I like making a mess for my mom. Oh we have a new kitty I'm teaching the ropes to lol. I got to growl and jump at her when I called her over hehe he she ran away though, I wonder why hmmm.Mom says her name is Vesper but call her esper.
Hope your staying cool, been hot here mom distro g to keep us all cool. I have a new brother tiel named Dakota, a regime mom says he's ok but all he does is whistles so far maybe I can teach him some words and drive mom crazier lol.
Stay safe got to go

Mowgli, Shey, Dakota and Vesper and Mom

Come visit me, Mowgli.

06/27/2015 08:55.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello RaneBeau~
Thank you so very much for your kind note. It is very strange around here without Mandy. Mom knew on Sunday that the time was very close. Mom made her scrambled eggs for breakfast and she ate that but by dinnertime she just wasn't interested in food. She had another seizure and didn't move around much after that. Mom moved the water bowl next to her but she didn't drink much. When mom got home on Monday morning Merlin was cuddled up next to her with his head resting on her shoulder. He knew it was time and so did mom.
It was very peaceful and mom and dad were right there with her. The vets office was very kind and they did a paw print on a clay heart as a memorial. They called today and said it was ready so mom will pick it up tomorrow. We all need to get use to a new normal around here and it's going to be a while before any of us get use to it.

I'm glad you have been able to get out to the aviary. Are those nasty bugs gone? It's been very nice here and not too hot. It's suppose to get really warm by the end of the week. The trees outside my bedroom window keep it pretty cool in there.

The cat in the tree has not been back which is a good thing. Perhaps someone complained and the people are keeping it in the house. We didn't hear the cat downstairs today either. The lady was saying it was time to euthanize it but it looked pretty healthy to us. We think maybe she could not take the howling because that cat was loud! I don't think either of us have to worry about dementia yet. We didn't know animals could get it either but I guess it's true! Bet it doesn't happen too often though!

I'm getting use to Ian with no hair and he seems to like it. He is always wearing a hat when he goes out so he hasn't had to worry about sunburn. Both of moms brothers are bald so Ian was doomed from the beginning.

Have a wonderful evening and please give mom and the flock our love!

Thanks for those macaw hugs! They made me feel so much better!

A Huge Amazon hug from me to you!!

Love you ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonderful Kiwi for July.

06/23/2015 10:33.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Sending lots of YCM Huggies your way :)
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/23/2015 10:26.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Who is this ????? Hehehehehehehehehe1
Your mom better change her weather to Walloon Lake (not Boyne City) to really get our correct weather ... and then add Port Charlotte FL soon.
Yeah I saw that For Sale sign go up on June 18. We are waiting for it to be listed on that realtor site. That was suppose to happen this week. If you drive by, then you will see it but, better to advertise.
Dad found another perfect home in FL. But, it's pending ... so unfair!
I've been on meds now, had problems and it looks like all due to stress. All, that running around packing and moving stuff ... didn't sit well with me.
Your parronts will have to fly down for a visit. I wish you would come too ... it's by plane not car.
Today was another dreary cold and windy day of 61 degrees. Looks like the rest of the week we might get to 70-72 degrees with some sun and some rain.
I'm still doing good on my meds. Mom is happy that I'm not crabby anymore.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/23/2015 10:22.44 PM Report This Comment  
  ak really looks,he can close his beak now.It took Mom four weeks working on it each weekend,Kallie loves to stick his tongue out and it makes Mom so nervous but she found a good way to work on it now,she keeps his upper beak inside his lower beak so he can't stick his tongue out at her to get it nipped by the dremmel.Every time Mom does my beak(I'm good,I just lay there and cry and go into seizures if she's not paying attention,which she always looks for)and then I won't eat for days afterwards.Nana has been making Mom take me to her house and I always eat there,getting to sit in the sun room and watch all what goes on in her backyard!Mom was hoping for a lay back summer but that's just not going to happen here.Maybe after everyone is done having surgery and Mom is done taking care of them then things can return to normal again for us!Its so good to hear that you are doing good!You just don't know how much I have been missing you!It sure makes my day so much brighter to see you on my page visiting me.You have always meant the world to me RaneBeau!You put a smile on my beak every time I get to visit with you!Please give that wonderful Mom of yours a warm hug from my Mom and family and I give her warm wing hugs too!Mom and I know just how busy she is too in a day!Whatever happened to the old days when there always seemed to be time to just hang loose and enjoy some part of the day?Please come by and see me again,you just don't know what a nice smile you put on my beak!
I'm wishing you the bestest ever day and give all our love to your amazing Mom and family from all of us here!Did your sweet Mom have a birthday lately,Mom thought she read it somewhere but when she went to look back she couldn't find anything because all our blogs have been disappearing along with the pictures of every birdie.Please wish her a very Happy Birthday from all of us here too and give her a big hug from us too!Dixie leaves RaneBeau with a big little GCC hug!I love you soooo much RaneBeau!
Love you always and forever,Dixie

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

06/23/2015 12:09.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
runs up to RaneBeau and gives him the biggest little GCC hug he can manage!Oh how good it is to see you come by my page!I've really missed you so much!
My toes have really gotten worse and now Mom can't even get them to straighten out when she gives me my warm foot massages.Mom tried to put my perches lower in my cage but I refused to use them that low so back up they went again.Mom has been running back and forth between Nana and skin sis,both with their hip surgeries and Nana is still having lots of pain and swelling in her leg if she stands on it for too long.She is finally coming to realize that she can't get all her house chores done in one day anymore and will vacuum the house every other day or so as there's no one there but her and our cousins,Bella and Trixie.Skin sis(Shiloh)will be going back to work in two weeks time and is on the last week of PT.She has graduated to one crutch and is now walking pretty good even without it,her next surgery is scheduled for January.My dad is having a bad time once again with his leg and he had another MRI done last week and there is a whole list of things they found but he has to wait in pain til July 22nd for his visit to see the neurosurgeon.He is having a hard time again sitting for dinner and now sometimes standing hurts him,he's on vicodin for the pain and flexeral for muscle spasms.All of this has kept my Mom so busy taking Shiloh and Nana on their errand runs and Nana to the dump every Friday.Mom does all the running around with the recycles and dumps the trash while Nana waits in the car.Mom just got her car back on Friday night as the neighbor across the street smashed into her while Mom was out in the street ready to take Nana to the surgeons office for her six week check up last month,she was without a car for a week and my dad drove her to Nana's so she could use Nana's car and still take everyone to their appointments etc.Now Mom is hoping that my dad won't be having surgery but by the looks of things and that MRI Mom will be running around for him too.She's hoping that by the time dad gets his surgery that Shiloh will be back on her own and driving by then.While Shiloh was recovering from her surgery Mom had the five of us to contend with along with everything else.There's so very little time in the day for Mom lately and when she's got a day off,she tries to catch up with our house chores and our cages.Shiloh keeps wanting to come to Mom's everyday and spend time with her but lately Mom has to take advantage of the time to get some things done around here.We are expecting a bad storm here with lots of rain and thunder.Its been really weird looking out there all day.We've had some sun but then the wind and the clouds have been coming back and forth,now its really getting dark and the wind is picking up again with no sign of the sunshine.I guess we don't get to go out on the deck today.Mom was busy working on our beaks,mine and Kallie's and dad told Mom the other day how good Kallie's be

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

06/23/2015 12:08.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau, a sad day from JL & flock
We escaped all the severe weather and many tornados that touched down all around us! we hope Teri C & SP, and all our Chicagoland area BC friends are all okay, we haven't heard yet! But today we want to dedicate our blog note to aunt Eileen and Ms Sugar McClelland, they had to send their beloved dog, Ms Mandy Marie to the RB Bridge, a very sad day for sure!! They are our best friends on the BC, and needless to say our hearts are breaking, every since were received the news yesterday! Dad said he has not experienced this kind of pain since he lost his beloved Christine! Were asking you all to join with us in asking our Lord to welcome her to the Kingdom of Heaven, and one thing is for certain, Christy and so many more of our precious Angels will be there to greet her! As Angel Mandy lies asleep in the all mighty arms of our Lord, we wish her peaceful slumber through eternity! We love all our BC friends, give our love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Sad love from Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~Our footnote, somehow it don't seem fair to watch our beautiful flowers like Christy & Mandy live a full, happy, loving, and productive life, then be forced to watch them fade away to nothing but a memory! We shall however cling to our precious memories forever, Christy is with our daddy every wakened moment of his life, make no mistake about that....

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny~I'll fight for my freedom, DON'T TREAD ON ME, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Please say hello to my loving family!, LaLo Lee~I'm posing on my cage for daddy... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/23/2015 09:07.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer Vote and Visit
Happy Saturday.
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Dad and a friend went to a special late-night showing of a wonderful Indian film on Thursday:
"Pacher Panchalli" (1955, Dir; Satyajit Ray) . The film is the first of a trilogy
[The Apu Trilogy] and the world is celebrating the wonderful restoration of these films.
The movie showing started at 9:45 pm, which is normally Dad's bedtime. He says it was well-worth the effort to see this special movie.

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Apples today. I'm tired this morning from playing late yesterday.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/20/2015 03:08.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello RaneBeau~
I hope you are having a great day! Figured I'd start leaving you my daily notes so you know what is going on with me! Do not worry about blogging back! I know I'll hear from you when time permits!

We didn't get to watch a movie because dad was watching a show about making over bars! The man on that show yells a lot and there are tons of beeps when he is talking. I don't think that is a good thing! Dad got bored with it but iw as too late to watch a movie by then. Mom says we will find something and watch it early on Friday since she working.
Ian came out of the bathroom this morning and he had shaved his head!!! I let out a very loud "wooger" and got onto my corner perch. He was bald on the top and decided he would just shave off the hair and see if he likes it that way. He says it will grow back if he doesn't! It sure was a shock to me but I started laughing when he came to say hello to me!
The lady downstairs from us has a very old cat. She says it has dementia now and won't come in the house. It sits under my bedroom window and howls which gets Merlin up there and he starts howling too! Last evening Merlin was up there howling and dad said he would get him. He called to mom and said she had to see this! Mom looks out the window and there is an orange cat in my tree! It's not the one from downstairs. The cat kept climbing higher to get to Merlin so mom took Merlin out of the room and told the cat to get down. It climbed all the way to the top of the tree and got on the roof! It went to the other side of the building and climbed down.
Mom has seen the cat before and really doesn't like that the people let it out. There are lots of wild birds outside and since that cat is not afraid of heights, it needs to be kept inside so it can't get the birds! We live on a 6 lane road so it's not safe for the cat either! Sometimes Humans are so dumb!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonderful Kiwi for July.

06/18/2015 11:45.44 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Ranebeau and Saber
Mowgli here checking in, mom been busy so I finally got a chance to jump in. It's been hot here the last week but cooled down into the 70's now so I got to get some cooler sun. Mom said she didn't want to put me anywhere to get a Sun burn, that sounded funny to me. Hope you all doing good at your house and having fun. I now tell my mom it's time for her to go nite nite and I've learn something new to drive her crazy of course I'm not telling her where I learned it hahaha. " Help let me out Help"
Hope you are doing good my mom said tell your mom hi for her. Got to go talk later.

Mowgli and Mom

Come visit me, Mowgli.

06/12/2015 10:48.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Long time no squawk to. I just thought I would drop by and check out how you were doing. Haven't seen you since the Derby.

Well, I sure got outside for a sunbath today! Mom was not taking no for an answer, but she was kind about it. She lulled me with a protein oatmeal cookie, and then she popped me right in to the carrier. I didn't really mind when I saw her get two nutriberries to take outside with us. We got out there at 10:30, and it is a good thing we did. The weather guessers were calling for 90 degrees as our high, but it hit 99 at 1PM! That's why they call it guessing I suppose. We only stayed out for 35 minutes, and Mom was sitting in the shade of Ms Gardenia the whole time. She has 7 blooms now, so the fragrance is really pleasant. I had partial shade on my carrier, but I chose to sit in the sun. Sure did enjoy those nutriberries.

Now I would like to take a minute to thank all of you who have entered into the Ren Fair Picture Contest, and I need to remind the rest of you slackers that the entry window closes on the 15th at midnight EDT. We have lots of lovely ladies & wenches, a fair number of knights & gents, and four strolling entertainers and four warriors. However we only have 3 couples, and only one group so far although several of you have indicated you are working on a group pic. Remember we need enough entries in each category to at least make it a contest. And I was really hoping we might get a sword swallower, fire eater or fortune teller in our entertainer category (stir any inspirations???)

Kiddo

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06/08/2015 01:55.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
I got a new Playstand!

Dad came back from the Bird Fair with seeds, a couple small toys, a new bag of pellets and a wonderful grapevine Playstand.
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Saturday night Dad went to dinner with friends [Uncle Geno & Uncle JJ]. Afterwards they all came to my house and watched the movie "NOTES ON A SCANDAL" (2006) with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. Of course I watched it perched on Uncle Geno's shoulder.

Birdie-Hugs and ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/07/2015 02:22.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear clown bird-a special note from JL & daddy
Today's blog note will be one of a personal nature! It deals with dad's failing health, but mostly losing his strength and stamina! It has been brought to our attention by several of our dear friends that they are concerned for him! He just don't have the ability to answer all our notes everyday, unlike the old times when we would do as many as 20 to 30 a day! Please try to understand our occasional absence from your page is not a reflection of our love and admiration for each of you, be patient with us! Dad has not told you everything, but he firmly believes the BC is for Parrots only, not about some human malfunction! That is all we want to say about this issue at this time, suffice it to say we love all the friends we have made over all the many years on BC! Don't forget to remember the brave souls that landed on the bloody Normandy Beaches on June 6th 1944, my grampa Dallas was one of them, Lord rest his soul! Our love as usual to all in your home, don't worry about us, just love us...

Eternal love, no matter what, Jenny, Angel Christy, & our proud Dallas family

PS~Good luck to your horse in the Belmont Stakes today, we want a Triple Crown Winner, for Ms Chyna & aunt Jane, if for no other reason...

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny~I'll fight for my freedom, DON'T TREAD ON ME, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Please say hello to my loving family!, LaLo Lee~I'm posing on my cage for daddy... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/06/2015 10:38.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer
Happy Saturday.
A huge Bird Fair in town today - Daddy looking forward to that
[Well, I am too as it means great things for me].
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/06/2015 01:43.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya RaneBeau~
I did not want you to think I have forgotten you!! Nope! That will never happen. Just not much news from us!
Mandy is doing okay. She has gotten pretty messy so there is always a lot of cleaning up going on around here. She is still eating and still happy to see mom in the morning. She doesn't come into the bedroom much anymore. It's hard for her to move around and the living room is way closer to the kitchen!
I hope you are having some nice day, with no nasty bugs, so that you can go outside! I'm having rain and wind so I don't want to go outside!hahahahahaha
Please give mom and the flock our love!
Big Zon Hugs from me to you ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonderful Kiwi for July.

06/02/2015 11:48.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Part 2 (BC problems)
I'm so happy to chat with you again. Remember your Kirby was Bailey's first friend on the BC.
Oh yes, mom is picking out new furniture and colors etc. She even checked out her favorite store that sells tons of silver jewelry (beachy). I am checking out catalogs for the beach bird set ... lots of shades, sandals and swimsuits!!!!!
Thanks again for my lovely photo.
YCM Huggies
Chyna
PS Watch out for that bad bird hawk. They are NOT parrot friendly :(

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/01/2015 10:38.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Thank you very much (really Aunt Denise) for my lovely photo! I love it.
Well, that house we all liked ... sold today :( Dad talked to the realtor and told him that is exactly what we were looking for so ... who knows.
We have so much to pack!!!! I could be done in an hour but not my parronts! I hope you fly down to enjoy the pool with me.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/01/2015 09:31.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
How is it going at your perch? You are looking rather handsome in your new photo (as always ... )
Did you get a costume for the June milonga yet? We have enter them by the 14th. I hope mine isn't being difficult for your mom. Are you going as a king? You should!
Our internet crashed last night, so now I play catch-up! I just found out that we are moving! Yes, the house will be up for sale next week. We are moving to Port Charlotte Florida. Dad hopes we will be there by Christmas. I will have to get more swimsuits and fancy flip flops! Soon, you will find me next to the pool-perch getting sun on my feathers.
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/28/2015 11:39.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Happy Thursday to all my friends. Sweetie here once more with our BOTM blog. I did miss yesterday as momma Deb was called upon at a moments notice to help out with a rather difficult birdie related situation. All went well, and it has a happy, satisfactory ending. Today we get all Momma's attention and she promises extra treats for everybirdie who was so well behaved yesterday when our friend King Mikey D's Momma helped get us ready for bed.
Our month is quickly coming to an end. We have shared some very timely and sensitive issues and discussion and I truly hope each of us has learned a little or a lot from one another's experiences. A life with a Companion Parrot is never dull, never ordinary and certainly never boring. No two species are alike, and among like species we each have our own extraordinary individuality and quirks. Some of us are as bold as a lion, others as shy as a mouse, yet we all possess the inherit ability to melt our Parront's heart, worm our way into their every thought and garner their love and respect. I wish that this description was universal, and it grieves my little Blue-Fronted Amazon heart that at this very moment, Parrots are suffering untold neglect, abuse or worse death at the hands of mankind. Never did my Momma Deb in her wildest thoughts think she would ever be writing as a Companion Parrot Advocate. That she would be one of the ones to stand up against our mistreatment and to put up the fight for our rights. Life has a way of changing suddenly, and if we allow it, it can transform a one time breeder into a Parrot Spokesperson.
I am only one Parrot, but I want to encourage each of you to take the challenge to become a Companion Parrot Ambassador. Never doubt your ability to bring about change. Whether you are a "get in your face" type, or a "quiet, shier one at a time" personality type we ALL can make a difference. Just imagine if every bird loving Parront spoke to just one person about life with a Parrot, about proper care, feeding or even shared what it is like to be owned by one of us, the impact would be fantastic. We could make change, stop improper selection of species for first time would be Parronts, change how one Parrot is treated, or how it is viewed within it's own family situation. We might open a cage door closed for years, allow a Parrot to begin to enjoy better food, have room to move in it's cage at last, find out how much fun a toy can be, or receive the Veterinarian care it needs and deserves. You would be shocked at how many do not know that their Parrot should be seen by a Veterinarian regularly. The number who feel a Parrot only needs peanuts and sunflower seeds. We need YOUR voice to make change happen.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: It is not a question at all. Please continue to share YOUR special MOMENT(S) with your fids with us. They are interesting, educational and encouraging to read. Your experience might make a difference for someone else too.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/28/2015 08:20.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello dear RaneBeau, from Jenny & Angel Christy
I must say our day started out every nice with gorgeous weather, but right after noon, our MediaCom internet, phone, and TV cable service went down for 4 hours, bummer! After talking to a Mongolian, who could barely speak the language, we are up and running, at least for now, and we will do the best we can to send friendship notes to all our best friends! Love to all in your happy home, you are all very loved by this flock, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, Angel Christine, & our Dallas family

PS~Our dear pal Mr Cookie is in his countdown to Summer vacation, let's all help him (22days and counting), we love you Cookie & aunt Mary...

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny~I'll fight for my freedom, DON'T TREAD ON ME, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Please say hello to my loving family!, LaLo Lee~I'm posing on my cage for daddy... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/26/2015 10:33.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this damp, dull Monday herein Napanee, Ontariot. With less then a week left in this month, I wanted to take a brief look at a few of the blogs you left on my page to share with everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments, and encourage everybirdie to share in the discussion. I was reading this morning and came across Miss Chyna's blog. It brought back many memories to me about my beginnings here in the Sky Flock. Chyna was very blessed indeed that her Momma and Daddy found her when they did. Dirty, hungry and sick she was being sold to whoever had the money to take her away. What a shame some people look at us and only see a value sign written in dollars. My story as you all know was different, but in a sense was also based on money.
Sometimes birds arrive into home with hidden illnesses, but there are a lot that were sold or given away because they were sick and their former owners did not or could not afford the money to have them treated by a Veterinarian. I am asking to see how many of you were outwardly ill when re-homed? How many were being housed in sub-standard, dirty conditions? How many of you were without food, or being given poor, low quality or incorrect foods?
My Momma Deb feels there should be standards set for those who retail Companion Parrots whether a private owner or as a business (Pet Stores, Breeders etc). In general the animal welfare laws of our countries are behind the times, lack sufficient depth to make necessary changes, and fall short in the juridical system. Laws set to protect us many times lead to fines, or a probational period of "owning or possessing an animal." Many of you may recall the tragic murder of Ozzie an CAG in Alberta Canada. Stolen from her front porch and brutally abused her murderers, three teens got away with a crime that united the Parrot World to fight for stiffer sentences,and more explicit laws to be written to protect ALL animals.
Many have shared this month that they have seen sick Companion Parrots sold in Pet Stores. Often when this fact is brought to staffs attention, they shrug it off and do nothing. Few chain stores will spend the money to take an ill bird to a Veterinarian for treatment. After all it effects their profit margin. Many times when an ill bird is pointed out it is removed from the display cage to die alone in the back of the store. Some stores even have made it their "policy" that sick animals, birds included be "humanely" killed by placing it into a box in their freezer. That is not humane, freezing to death, alone in the dark. Some stores have admitted that they are told by "head-office" that this is how they are to treat sick animals in the store.
Bird Channel members are a small group, but we have a voice to cry out for changes. We are not a commodity. We are loving, feeling, sensitive Creatures that deserve respect, care and to be loved for who we are!

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/25/2015 02:29.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
"HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!"

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday!!
Leaving a vote for you. Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, ***Chipper--VOTE WARRIORS FOR 10K***.

05/25/2015 08:52.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this Memorial Day long weekend. I again must say I am sorry for missing yesterday but Momma Deb had to visit a very talented Indian Ringneck named Max to clip his nails for his Momma. Problem is to get there was a very long drive across country. Needless to say Max looks great, and to make up for the nail grooming he received a Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations, round peg boards to play with.
Max's Mom had contemplated adding another fid to the household. However after talking to my Momma she has decided to keep on loving Max and an pass on adopting another Parrot. Max is quite spoiled, and very well cared for and love. I doubt he would have been any to happy to see another Companion Parrot moving in on his home territory.
The conversation over lunch drifted to the topic of Parrots of course. Max's Mom had recently watched a television commercial telling people to Adopt! Don't Shop! for a Companion Parrot. She had never seen the commercial before and it caught her off guard, but also made her begin to think. She does not recall the name of the Rescue other then it was in the USA. How wonderful it would be if Rescues could come together to finance, through donations and Corporate sponsors television advertisements or magazine advertisements encouraging Adoption of Parrots over buying from a store/breeder/bird Mart etc. Companies advertise to cause consumers to purchase brand "A" over brand "B". I am certain it would work on potential owners of Companion Parrots in like manner. If even one Parrot was adopted from each Rescue what a difference it could begin to make.
Parrot ownership ( ugh, I dislike that term) is a privilege, not a right. When the World begins to realize this truth, we Parrots will begin to gain the respect we rightfully deserve. Our friendship can not be purchased, forced from us or bullied out of us. We are wild flying Creations that were meant to spend our days being Parrots, not a cage ornament or room accent. While on FB today I saw someone's cool off-handed comment to a Parront who has just lost a fid. Suggesting she buy another to replace her baby. It is sad to think this person is someone who has a bird. Love from a Companion Parrot can not be purchased with all the money in the World. You have to earn it, on our terms.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; Please share with us one or two of the hurls you encountered when first bringing home your fid(s). Also how about some of the best, most touching moments as well. The greatest over-coming moment when you just knew you and your Fid were happily bonded for life!

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/25/2015 07:09.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Happy, healthy Friday to everybirdie. It's looking to be a great long-weekend for all my BC friends in the US. I am very delighted by the responses you are sharing with us. I hope everybirdie takes the time to read them too. There is a lot to consider when it comes to sharing your home with a Companion Parrot. When my Momma Deb started with birds, there was so little written about them it was a hit or miss situation when it came to care, housing and health. Today, with the internet at our finger tips, and countless books on various species, self-educating is a joyous and necessary component to be availed by all. We never know it all, and learning is a life time effort. Everyday with a Companion Parrot offers opportunities to observe or learn something new and valuable.
Many of us wish to adopt a new fid into our homes, hearts and flocks but there are so many considerations beyond species to work through. I must say this topic was brought to me by our dear friend Eva Kline of the famed K K Koral. It is something we need to look at when thinking of the addition of a brand new flock member in an established flock. That is the dreaded "quarantine" .
It would be the very rare home that can provide us with "IDEAL" conditions to quarantine an incoming bird. So with this knowledge what can we do? and what is not ok to do? To correctly quarantine a new Parrot you need a room, that is supplied with it's own source of air, preferably filtered intake and exhaust. Many Avian diseases are air-borne. Simply separating a new Parrot from the flock within the same household does not prevent contamination and disease spread through the air, air vents and whenever the door is opened to care for the new comer. The false belief that changing your clothing, shoes etc after caring for the new comer WILL NOT prevent the spread of disease.
By definition all quarantine of Avians is to be done in a building separate from ALL other birds in a flock. It must have it's own air filtration system to prevent spread of airborne disease particles and be tended by someone who does not come into contact with other Parrots during the quarantine period. Separation of the flock and new comer by floors within the same home is not considered fully quarantined. Although changing clothes, shoes and showering before entering and after being in contact with the new fid will work greatly to help stop cross infection.
The recommended method of quarantine suggests that all incoming new flock members have TWO sets of blood testing done at intervals advised by your Veterinarian to screen for Avian diseases. However, unless the Parrot is shedding a virus, a false negative can occur.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: what other suggestion do you have for bringing home that new flock member?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/22/2015 08:36.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau, from Jenny & Christy
...you already know we love ya don't you! You are still just as handsome as ever! Today is, as many of you already know, 'Red Nose Day', a universal day to give generously to all the hungry children of the world! Dig deep dear BC friends, we have never heard of anybody's ship sinking by donating 5 or 10 dollars, but the good it does for our less fortunate fellow human beings is remarkable, and it will make your heart feel good, it does ours!! Love to all in your happy Thursday home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, Angel Christy, & my loving flock---WE CARE

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny~I'll fight for my freedom, DON'T TREAD ON ME, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Please say hello to my loving family!, LaLo Lee~I'm posing on my cage for daddy... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/21/2015 09:29.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here this cool, but sunny Thursday. I apologize for not getting this blog out to you yesterday but we care having serious problems with BC right now.
It is definitely a good sign that so many have made long-term arrangements for us fids. It is something humans don't like to think about, death and being away from us, but since so many of us are very long-lived it is vital we all are provided for. A recent incident set this fact out from all othrs when one of our own BC friends was rushed to the hospital unconscious. There was talk prior to this eventful day about having contact numbers but the other person delayed to provide them. When the situation happened there was no one to call to care for the two fids left int he apartment alone. This could have been all avoided with proper per-planning.
At the very least everyone should take the time to list all their fids in a notebook. Including their ages, sexes, and every important fact about each one including foods, care facts and anything else that would matter should we be unable to provide for them. This notebook should be placed in a safe location; easily found by someone in a stressful situation. Tell family, friends etc where to find the book, or if you have a "care-provider" designated make certain they are aware of it and where to find the notes. Have contact numbers included for any family, friends etc and your Veterinarian.
In this situation mentioned we were able to work from Canada in behalf of our American friend. The birds were cared for by a close friend. The whole situation could have been smoother, and less stressful on our part with the necessary information in advance. Stop to imagine if things were different and no one was notified to care for the bird for the week their owner was hospitalized. Not a pretty thought. Sometimes we figure that family knows how to care for our fids. But in an emergency do they really know everything they should? In the event of our death, who will take care of the fids? Do these individuals know this in advance? Many times Companion Parrots are left to people who do not really want them and they end up sold, given away or handed over to a rescue to "deal with". As a Parrot lover and Parront we are responsible for their welfare even in our absence.
Having a living will, or a notarized paper telling all the details relevant to our flock will save alot of guess work later on for those responsible for our estates. We will have the peace-of-mind knowing we have placed our baby's into caring, informed hands and provided for their future without us. No one likes to dwell on death, but once we take care of this most important part of "ownership" of a Companion Parrot(s) we will be able to continue to enjoy every day we have here on Earth with them. Up dates to the notebook are important. Noting any behavior changes, issues or medical problems as they occur is also helpful for their future care-giver.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/21/2015 09:23.14 AM Report This Comment  
  ATTENTION!!!
THE BC WARRIORS ARE NOW GOING FOR THE 10K!! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TEAM BY STOPPING BY THE STADIUM EACH DAY TO GIVE US A VOTE, IF YOU CAN. WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT! HAVE A GOOD DAY!! LEAVING YOU A VOTE.

SEE YOU AT THE STADIUM!

CHIPPER AND THE BC WARRIORS

Come visit me, Tweety and Cookie at the Stadium-BC LA Lakers, ***THE BC WARRIORS--GOING FOR THE 10K!***, Basketball team page & BC SanAntonio Spurs...Coach Jedi and Coach Dixie..

05/19/2015 01:25.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Good morning to everybirdie. Sweetie here with our first blog of the week. I have been enjoying this Canadian long weekend to the max. Warm weather, sunny skies, what more could a bird hope for? Maybe anew toy to chew perhaps?
Your responses have been very interesting and informative. Information sharing is after all what BC is all about. When a group of devoted bird lovers get together for any cause, things just have to happen for the better. Bird Channel consists of a wide mix of people and birds from around the world with many common interests but our passion for Companion Parrots is the foremost. The coined phrase crazy-bird ladies/men couldn't be more true then for those on BC.
I have always believed that the Bird Channel members have the power to bring change in the Parrot owning community. We can impact others through our one to one education. Even telling a stranger not to buy "brand A" for their own Parrot is sharing our knowledge and could make a life-changing benefit to even one more Parrot. It has been very encouraging to read the many ways each of you have helped spread the word. It is unfortunate that many have no Parrot Club close by or Rescues in their close vicinity. That does not lessen our ability to be true Parrot Ambassadors right in our own home towns. It is surprisingly easy to strike-up a conversation about Parrots with almost everyone.
It has made me one happily little bird to read how many have spoken to someone in a store about Parrots, even when you got "the-look" for it. When we share exactly what it means to be a Parront, it gives others something to consider before spending their hard earned money. You might just save a Parrots life too. Something we must all remember though. Not all re-homed Parrots are unwanted. Sometimes it becomes in the bird's best interest to re-home them. Not all Companion Parrots found in rescues are there because they are unwanted, sometimes it is quite to the opposite. They were loved so much that the former owner knew they could not keep their beloved friend for various reasons. It is easy to loose sight of this truth in light of the vast numbers found in Rescues and shelters.
In a perfect World all Parrots could remain in their first home forever, or until their owners go to the Rainbow Bridge. In the real World life changes, sometimes quite quickly, almost over-night forcing surrender of pets that are dearly loved. It becomes a heart-breaking situation when owners have no options left, and no where to turn but to a rescue to take in their best buddy.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: what permanent plans do YOU have in place for your fids, should something happen to you? What advice would you give someone in this respect?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/19/2015 09:11.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Another hot weekend in Buffalo. 80's.
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Dad's been very busy, but I do hope he can get me outside in my travel cage soon.
I do love to see outdoors.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/18/2015 03:52.36 AM Report This Comment  
  ♥ for your Sunday~

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonderful Kiwi for July.

05/17/2015 02:00.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Sunday.
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Dad, Uncle Geno and I watched the movie "The Sweet Hereafter"
(1997, Dir: Atom Egoyan) yesterday - beautiful and sad film. One of Dad's favorites
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Hope you have a blessed day.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/17/2015 03:13.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
Just stopping by to say hello and to give you a vote from the team! Hope you're having a good weekend. Enjoy your evening!!

Chipper and the BC Warriors

Come visit me, Tweety and Cookie at the Stadium-BC LA Lakers, ***THE BC WARRIORS--GOING FOR THE 10K!***, Basketball team page & BC SanAntonio Spurs...Coach Jedi and Coach Dixie..

05/16/2015 07:30.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Happy Saturday everybirdie. Sweetie here with our sixteenth blog for BOTM. The input you have shared is like a precious gem. Filled with your heart-felt thoughts and opinions. Through open communication we learn, we grow, we bring about much needed change. I am happy to hear that some Parronts are researching to locate a rescue close to their own homes. Rescues need donations. That is a given fact since none are Government funded in the USA or Canada. There are however multiple ways to give to a rescue of your choice.
Falco and Willie mentioned San Diego's Parrot Education and Adoption Cente. They as do several other larger registered rescues (including Hurlin's Parrot Rescue in Michigan, & Oasis Sanctuary) have "sponsorship" programs that allow individuals to make a monthly donation in the name of a specific resident. You receive updates, a certificate of sponsorship with your bird(s) photo on it and other awesome mementos plus the knowledge you have helped one or more Parrots. Sponsorship is just one way to help out an Unwanted Parrot when we are unable to adopt one.
Many Rescues have auctions, yard sales and other Fund-raising venues where someone that is artistic, or creative might help by donating an item they have made. This option is especially helpful when the rescue is some distance away where personal hands-on assistance would be difficult or impossible.
My Momma Deb assists with a rescue in Rochester NY by answering emails from their on-line Website, and making calls to prospective adopters and donors. She is able to help without actually being physically close to help in person. In fact we are in a different country but the help is appreciated by the over-worked owners and volunteers. Expect to be thoroughly screened before allowed access to their website.
It is imperative that anyone wishing to donate to a rescue they are unfamiliar with ask how the funds will be used. The rescue should be willing to tell you whether for feeding, Vet care, caging etc. Most larger rescues, and registered non-profit rescues have an open-book policy that allows anyone to see exactly where the donations are used. Their financial statements are available on-line at their web sites or by request.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: IF you were interested in adopting another Companion Parrot from a rescue what sort of questions would YOU expect to be asked? IF the rescue did not have a pre-adoption application would that effect YOUR decision to adopt from them? If so how? Positively? Negatively? Do you feel the pre-adoption applications are important? If so why? Do you agree with pre-adoption home visits by the Rescue?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/16/2015 11:20.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday
Hope everyone has a good weekend - no plans here yet.
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Dad slept in, which is uncommon for himi.

He'll be getting my apples soon. I am great at making apples disappear.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/16/2015 03:24.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here with your Friday BOTM blog. I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their votes of support this month. Your witty, informative, and often very touching shared stories have been wonderful. I certainly hope you will continue to take a moment to read them daily.
Yesterday I asked about Rescues and Sanctuaries for Parrots located near each of you. Most of the replies stated there was none, or that your Parront did not know how to begin to find one. There are far too many to list on this blog, but I have composed a few ideas that will aid you in your searching for a rescue close to your home.
The following sites are only given as examples and we do not endorse anyone or recommend anyone specifically;
beautyofbirds.com/rescue.htm--has an extensive list by state and province of rescues with contact information as provided.

birdchannel.com/bird-adoption/bird-rescues has a list of rescues but you need to check them out to find the location etc

www.rescueshelter.com--has lists by state--however you have to sift through the rescues by species--there is a change species option that you can click--pet birds to limit the search down.

You can also do an on-line google search by typing in Parrot rescues in (your state or province). A call to a local Avian Veterinarian Clinic can often result in good referrals to rescues within a reasonable distance. Also Face Book can provide names and links to Rescues and Sanctuaries within your state.
Regardless of how you locate a rescue it is up to each individual to check them out. Remember that the fact a Rescue has a non-profit status does not make it a good rescue, nor does lack of one make it a bad one. Ask for references if you have not heard of them through friends or your Veterinarian. They should be willing to give you the name and number of the Veterinarian they deal with. Most good rescues have an on-line adoption pre-application that you will need to fill out. This will help both them and you in finding the perfect home and fid to share your life with. Ask whether the Parrots have been Vet checked before adoption. Good Rescues will provide copies of these reports to new owners. They will ask a lot of questions and will require reference, normally a home visit and that you visit a couple times or more before adopting one of their Parrots.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/15/2015 10:12.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Happy Friday!
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Dad and friends took a Road-Trip to Rochester, NY on Thursday.
It was a beautiful day for a drive. Shopping, Visiting a Friend and dinner for the Best Thai Food in Western New York. ['The King and I' in Henrietta, NY]
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At Daddy's request, one of the stops was 'Birds Unlimited' - a wonderful huge bird store.
[although Dad did let a beautiful turquoise green-cheek flirt with him, he knows that I'm the Bird, and always comes home to me]

Uncle Jim, Uncle JJ and Uncle Geno all bought me something special - as well as Dad.

I haven't seen all of my surprises as yet. I'm grateful to have such thoughtful friends.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/15/2015 03:55.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Good morning BC buddies, Sweetie here with today's BOTM blog. ( I hope, we had weird problems on BC yesterday). It is awesome to read the replies and ideas from all your Parronts. We Companion Parrots sure get a bad rap at times and too many unrealistic expectations placed upon us. As Falco's wonderful Momma wrote, "we( us Birds) can't be expected to be like dogs or cats. That being said, though, they all have a personality of their own, and their own needs and quirks, so they need to be accepted for who they are." I couldn't have put it any better. Those few words wrap up our problem in a nut-shell. We are all individuals, with our own minds, behaviorism's and needs. For anyone to assume all African Greys are awesome talkers, and every Cockatoo a screamer is as truthful as thinking all humans are created the same.
It is clearly apparent that we all, as a group both understand and agree, we are in the midst of an unwanted Companion Parrot crisis. Too many Parrots for the available suitable forever homes. The true problem lies not in the hands of breeders, but in the heart and mind-set of owners who feel that we are disposable. Susan expresses it wonderfully, "I think that the bottom line is that owners aren't committed to their pet, and this is the main reason that most people probably have for giving up any pet. If it doesn't fit into their lifestyle, then they want to get rid of it.....like an old shoe or an unwanted piece of furniture. Birds are highly intelligent and re-homing a bird is extremely stressful for it.....unless it is moving into a better situation, which can also be the case."
Sam's Momma Robin speaks of chatting with a Father and daughter about learning before buying a young Conure in a Petsmart display cage. How fortunate for all involved that she was there that day to re-direct them to education before purchasing. Sadly, most areas do not have a Parrot University but Rescuers can do much to educate potential new families if they have the time and volunteers to do so. Most rescues are pushed to the limits and setting up classes is often an impossible desire for them. Volunteers can step in and offer to help out with this, sharing their knowledge, and hands on experience with would-be adopters. Credible rescues need volunteers to help clean, and feed residents, to socialize Parrots and to work at on-going fund-raising. There is a lot of correspondence involved and someone with computer knowledge could be a great asset to a Rescue. If you drive you you can offer to pick up Parrots to transport to the Rescue and these cases do arise. If you enjoy writing you could offer to write a newsletter for a rescue to mail out to supporters and others. There are as many possible ways to help as there are people with different talents.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: Is there a Rescue near you? What is it's name? What can you share with us about It? How can or do you help them with their mission to help Unwanted Parrots?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/14/2015 09:35.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Happy Humpday.
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Dad had a stomach-thing yesterday and spent most of the day in bed.
I don't usually go to his bedroom. He did stop out a couple times to see me and spend time with me.
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Feeling better in the evening, he went to see the movie "EX MACHINA" which he found interesting.
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Today we'll have plenty of Dad-n-Bird Time. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

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