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Goldie's Lorikeet from Leominster, MA
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Gideon's first owner had to give him up due to a sick child in the household. The owner belonged to the lory group my mom runs and she offered to take him. He is a shy sweetie bird. We are working on him getting use to coming out and spending more time out. Even though he has a big cage and lots of toys..

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Hi! My name is Gideon

I am a Goldie's Lorikeet from Leominster, MA.

Giddy

7 years old   M

Goldie's Lorikeet

organic mango juice mix

On mom or the top of the cage.

Hates it when the dogs bark, just like mom does.

She feeds me like a lory should be fed with lory life nectar and gives me kisses.

Bounces all over the cage when excited..

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  Hello Gideon
mom said she just loved the way you are colored. she said that she was going to have to see one of you in person lol. so maybe i will get to ride with her if she can find someone that has some. she said i couldn't but i can keep my hopes up. left a vote for you.Joe Joe

Come visit me, Khloe, Chloe, Miss Prissy & Joe Joe.

07/19/2011 08:19.10 PM Report This Comment  
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  IT'S FINN AGAIN
Hi Gidsey,
Happy New Year to you and your wonderful Mom! Thank you for flying by to check up on us. I appreciate your concern.

Lucy's been wearing a big up-side-down Elizabethean (I can hardly say that BIG word!) collar for 1 whole week now, but it only feels like 3 years to her! And she has at least another week to go. It makes her so miserable, but thanks for asking! She'd really like to bite who ever designed that torture chamber. She can't scratch herself, can't hold her food in her little foot, can't preen, can't even get her head in a bowl! Can't do much of anything! She's feeling pretty sorry for herself! Sometimes she just sits and stares off into space, resting her little neck. She looks depressed to me.

She's kinda lousy company these days, but you'd be, too, if you were confined in that neck trap. Momma says it's because she bit holes in her skin and had to be protected from herself. She has to take all this yucky medicine, too, but at least she opens her beaky for Momma and takes it like a good girl. The one good thing is that she's been eating like crazy. Well, there's nothing else for her to do! Momma and Daddy are hand-feeding her. She's getting even more spoiled than she was before, if that's possible!

Actually Momma has her set up pretty nicely in her "doggie" carrier. She has it all padded with a thick, cloth diaper (the old fashioned kind). Over that she puts paper towels which she changes a lot, just like a baby. Her snuggle hut's in there, too. Since she can't get inside of it, she sits on top of it...it flattens out nicely when she sits on it. Momma also put a snuggly in there next to it, and she leans up against it. So I'm sure she's cozy when she sleeps or naps.

During the day, she has some shredding toys that she likes to chew on...since she just wants to rip things to bits in her frustration. She doesn't chew on wood, but she loves paper and wicker balls, especailly wicker balls with paper inside of them. Momma holds her alot and scratches her little head cuz it itches. Momma's trying to figure out how to preen all her new feathers that have started growing in, too. There are hundreds of them, but she's not at all successful. Lucy doesn't like it either. Momma's not a bird and doesn't know the first thing about preening like we do.

I guess that's about all there is to tell right now. Only time will tell if she'll continue to pluck when that collar comes off. But if she does, I'm sure it will go right back on her. The main thing is to get her skin healed up and prevent her from making more holes in hrself. Momma says that she could get an infection and get very sick. I sure don't want that to happen. Please ask your Mom to pray for little Lucy, would you please? We'd really appreciate it. Big Hugs, from Finnegan

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

01/04/2011 04:57.58 AM Report This Comment  
  IT'S LUCY
Hi Gidsey,
We left a message for your sweet Mommy on Patti's page. We were SO sorry to hear that she's flown to the Rainbow Bridge. We left our love for you on her page, but then decided to deliver it in birdson. Hugs and Kisses from your friends, Lucy Lou and Finny

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

08/05/2010 12:36.31 PM Report This Comment  
 

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  IT'S FINALLY FINNY
Hi Gidsey-Skidsey, Oh, my, it's been a very sad week here on BC, hasn't it? Mama and I felt SO terrible about poor little Comet and Lee-Roial and their dear Mommies. Mama's internet service has been out all week. That's why you haven't heard from us. Now she has SO many emails to sort through it's not funny, to say nothing of a zillion blogs on BC! And on top of that, she has to do our taxes! So you may still not hear from us for awhile. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that we aren't dead! Love from Finny

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

02/26/2010 04:53.04 PM Report This Comment  
  IT'S LUCY WITH AN EMERGENCY
Hi Gidsey, I have a favor to ask... could you please fly over tonite and quickly vote for my friend, Jenny Lynn #50146? Thanks a million! Finny

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

02/19/2010 07:00.05 PM Report This Comment  
  IT'S LITTLE LUCY AGAIN
Hi Gidsey-Skidsey, Hope you had a fun Valentine's Day. I haven 't been on here too much in the past month 'cause of my frother Finnegan. I have a favor to ask, there is another very sick little birdie here on BC. Today, could you please vote for Artie #154170 for our next BOTD. He could really use a little boost, and a lot of love and support. Thanks. Big Hugs from Little Lucy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

02/18/2010 02:19.08 AM Report This Comment  
  LUCY'S BACK...
Good morning, Gidsey. Mommy has been taking a little break from all the typing she had to do during Finny's campaign. Thanks so much for voting for my frother. He made quite a regal king, don't you think? We now call him HRG for His Royal Greenness. He's been with us now for 10 months and Mommy says that adopting him was very good decision; that he's just a delight! Well, that's HER opinion. She didn't ask me for mine, probably because she already knows it. Hehe. I think that I should be an ONLY bird and have ALL of Mommy's attention. He isn't demanding though which is a very good thing because I am! How long have you been with your Mama now? Have you adjusted OK? Well, I just wanted to fly by and say "Hi". Big Hugs from your friend, Little Lucy Lou Blue♥

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

02/13/2010 03:41.26 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  A SAD LITTLE LUCY SAYS HELLO
Good Mornin' Gidsey, I'm up bright and early 'cause this is the start of my frother's big campaign, and I was so excited until I saw the news from SweetPepper. Little Pita, the quaker, died last night during surgery. Poor little birdie. It has really dampened my spirits. I feel SO sorry for little Pita's parronts. They must be devastated. I just flew over there to give them my condolences. My Daddy says that he doesn't want another birdie. It hurt too much to lose little Daisy, but he still has Finny and me. See ya later. Big Hugs from Little Lucy

P. S. I won't be writing anymore this week 'cause Mommy is too busy writing for Finny. Love ya!

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

01/24/2010 06:18.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gideon
Punkin here. Well we made it back from the castle and sure was good to see Sly doing so good and our cage all cleaned up for us. Mom made sure we had mealworms too. Yum
Then we found we have some new fosterlings. A tiel and a budgie. Their dad joined the military and his mom couldn't care for the birds. Aspara Gene, tiel, sure likes dad and dad spent a lot of time with him today too. Kiwi doesn't seem to be to jealous either. All sorts of things happened in a week. But we'll miss all that space and all those things to do.
Can't thank you enough for all the hard work you did for us. Hope to be able to keep in touch. v4u

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

01/23/2010 09:42.50 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM FINNEGAN
Thanks, Gideon, yes, my run for the crown starts tomorrow. I'm so glad that I can count on your vote. Thanks a million. Big Hugs from Finnegan

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

01/23/2010 02:06.29 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Gidsey, yes, my Mommy understands about watching that video. She cried, too. Our Daddy still can hardly talk about Daisy, and it's been almost a year. But he witnessed the terrible event and still can't get it out of his mind. He tears up every time it's mentioned. Poor Daddy, he blames himself for not being more careful. He loved his little Daisy so much. Mommy did, too, but she wasn't home when it happened, but was out of town for a job. He cried so much he lost his voice for 3 days. It was bad. Mommy says that there is just something so special about us birdies. They love us so much. Take care, little buddy. Big Hugs from Little Lucy
P.S. My frother, Finnegan is running for BOTW next week. Maybe if you get a chance to be on the 'puter once in a while, you could fly over and give him a vote now and then. Thanks.

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

01/22/2010 08:47.22 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LUCY
I'm so sorry to hear that your beautiful Bea and Fenway are at the Rainbow Bridge. Our beautiful little Daisy met with a terrible accident last Feb. and is there, too, along with our little Bobbie. Did you happen to see the beautiful memorial video on the BC made by Pringle and Poirot's Mommy? It's very moving. If you haven't, it's in the video section. Big Hugs from Little Lucy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

01/20/2010 03:14.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gideon and Flock
Punkin, handsome and Aya here. Thank you for your vote. We did make it and we got nearly 300 votes!! We were so amazed too. We have been enjoying the castle and invite everyone to fly by and enjoy it with us because they helped us MAKE HISTORY by getting FINCHES in.
Don't forget to fly by and give Floop and Fwanky a vote too. Oh and don't be such a stranger around the flock. We'd love the visits. Gotta fly. v4u

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

01/20/2010 09:05.29 AM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONG-LOST LITTLE LUCY
Hi Gideon, I don't know exactly how you and I got separated, but I'm so sorry about that. It was probably between all of Mommy's traveling in her job (which she doesn't have anymore) and my Daddy having cancer the past year and a half. Things got pretty hectic what with all the visits for radiation everyday and then the chemo every week. But, hey, Praise the Lord! Daddy is all better now. He's still not back to work because he developed neuropathy in his hands and feet from the chemo. So his feet hurt a lot when he stands on them for any length of time. They even hurt when he desn't stand on them.

Have your parronts rescued or adopted any new birds lately? We have a sort-of new bird in our house. After little Daisy's terrible accident, Mommy needed to find another feathered baby who needed a home. He's a re-homed little guy that Mommy adopted last April. His name is Finnegan and he's an ekkie. Actually his name WAS Simon, but Mommy thought he needed a new name for a new life, and since he's bright green, she thought he looked a little Irish. So she decided to name him Finnegan. He's about 2 1/2 yrs. old and has been a wonderful addition to our family. He's so friendly to everyone who comes in the door, but Mommy is still his favorite. He has never bitten anyone and is just very affectionate. However, he doesn't like his back touched, so Mommy can't pet him. She can stroke his tummy a little and can even touch his wings a bit, but not his head or back. Any suggestions? Well, I want to wish you and your family the very best new year ever, filled with good health, happines and as many blessings as our Good Lord can shower on you. Our family sends our love to all of you. Vote 4 U! Big Hugs from Little Lucy and Finnegan

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

01/19/2010 10:12.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gideon
Punkin and Handsome here. We're going for BOTW and need your flocks help. We can't make it without you. I really mean that too. If we make it we'll be the first finches!!! Help us make history. Sorry gotta fly. Busy time.

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

01/12/2010 09:06.49 PM Report This Comment  
  *hugs!*
Sending wing hugs and warm wishes.
Hope you can help your mom focus on her other babies to get past this hard spot of losing Fenway. Be extra cute, she needs it.
<3 Noodle

Come visit me, Noodle, Abby & Elvis.

11/24/2009 02:09.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gideon!

I am pretty brave and step up on my mom's finger most days. Other times I don't want to come out and will run around and dash into my happy hut and she will just leave my cage open and the top playpen set up so I can do my own thing, usually when I am molting because I get testy then. She started out with bribing me with dried cranberries, I really like them and now I eat any fresh fruits or veggies so if she has them I will come for a treat.

I hope you get braver with your mom! Just remember, little birds can be just as tough as the big ones. Abby and Elvis are terrified of me and I am smaller than them!

Come visit me, Noodle, Abby & Elvis.

10/07/2009 03:45.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Awes!
Hi, sending you a vote :D

Us goldies have to stick together!

My mom loves Lories too, she only has me for one though. Abby and Elvis are bonded cockatiels and have a different diet. I always get mad when i see them getting a treat and then I realize it isn't anything I would want anyway!

Come visit me, Noodle, Abby & Elvis.

09/12/2009 04:51.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gideon.You are a real looker!Too bad you live so far...LOL.From one good lookin' Goldie to another(left you a vote)...Love Mia

Come visit me, Cali(Caliente), Phoebe, Mia, Ziggy, Asia, Big Bird, Murphy, Valentine, Harpo (Yellow-streak Lory) & India.

09/01/2009 10:40.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Top of the crest to you! We love your picture! We hope you are having a wonderful day around the cage, we certainly are! Fly in sometime and see us! We love the company!

Birdie kisses & hugs,
Comet & Sunny!

PS...You have our vote!

Come visit me, Sunny & Comet, dearest Comet....

07/14/2009 08:09.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey
What a cutie. I love the name.

Come visit me, Frodo, Phineas Nigellus Black.(Rest In Peace), Regulus Arcturus Black, Ollivander, Maghee, Kashi(Rest In Peace) & Yaxley.

07/06/2009 05:57.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
Welcome to BC, here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Mongo, Vern & Chester.

07/05/2009 11:08.58 PM Report This Comment  
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