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We have 2 green cheeks and were at the vet with one of them. We were so excited to see this adorable lorikeet in a cage there. We were fussing over him and a worker asked if we were interested in adopting him because his owner was ill and could no longer care for him. We were ecstatic! We contacted the owner and she was pleased to find a family who would love and care for him. So here he is.. ;)

Mom uploaded a Video of me playing in my birdie room yesterday and posted it on here. Check me out. I am so cute! look up mango playing in the playing section of the videos.. Cya later.. hugs xxxx Mango 3/22/10
Mom also put up another video that is the cutest video ever! Look me up .. Mango playing in his tree. ;)

Thank you for voting me bird of the day on 4/20. I had the greatest time ever because of all of you!
Everybirdie on the BC is so special to me..I love you all! Hugs Mango

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Hi! My name is * Mango*

I am a Rainbow Lory from Boynton Beach, FL.

Punkit,cutes , poops ,sweetie, baby and chicken, chicken potpie and chicken dumpling too..

5 years old   M

Rainbow Lory

Any fruit or fruit juice, nectar..Grapes and pumpkin bread are the best!

On my mom and dad or im trying to Jump on the dogs back. Or I sometimes sneak over by the fish tank when no one's looking to stir things up! I also have my own tree outside on our screened patio!

Mom or Dad touching MY stuff!
And..eating in front of this bird is rudeeee and I will letcha know!!!

Mom and Dad give me lots of love , kisses and attention and they dont get mad at me when I poop EVERY where because of my special diet. ;)

talking into the paper towel rolls and laughing..I whistle and Im always talking to Myself while splish splashing in my bath tub! I laugh and say hey baby, Hi birdy and Hi Peete hi peete..Peete and Paulie also taught me how to say bad bad bad! hmmmm.. Wonder where they got that from?
My new words areeee.. .squeeze the beak!gimmee kiss gimmee kiss! And peek-a-boo!
My new words this week areeee are..take a bath! Go ahead mango take a bath..
I don't wanna sound braggy butttt.. I also say.. stop it ..stop that.and.. Wheres daddy ..hi daddy. Hi Hi hi Mango.Birdie birdie birdie birdie birdie!
Would you concider ticking like a bomb that sounds like its about to explode a quirky habit? heehee...
I make the noise of the phone ringing. I also say..Hi mango and go to bed go ahead common mango go to bed . hi daddy,wheres daddy! I imitate my squeeky food doors too..that means..give me food!! I say hello when the phone rings..I sneeze when someone sneezes..
I have also mastered my dog barking skills! I am even better then the Dog at it!! ;)
My newest word is... shut up sheena shut up!
hi birdie, birdie birdie birdie birdie birdie!

mine mine mine!!! Back away from the toys buddy !!!!

Go PHOENIX BASE FLYERS!!Lets kick some tail feather!!!

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  Hi Mango sweetie
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy

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09/08/2014 11:56.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango sweetie
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

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07/27/2014 08:43.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
King Pepper here, with a special message to all my loyal bird subjects. After being picked up and brought to the castle in a way I still do not fully recollect, I woke up realizing I am Bird of the Month, a King, and I surely could not have done this alone. I could only vote for myself once a day, but TiPaul usually beat me to that too. And so this message – I want to thank each and every one of you… Angel & Pepper, Baby, Bilou, Cheyenne, Chico, Chipper, Chloe, Chuey, Chyna, Cookie, Cori & Boo Boo, Dino, Dixie, Falco, Finnegan, Grendel, Gus, Hulk, Indiana Sam, Ipo, Jolie, Jetta, Kaji, Kahlua, Kiddo, Lalo & Ziggy, Little Angel & Sky, Mango (Sunshine’s flock), Mango(Green’s flock), Mango (Lola’s flock), Mayo, Mikey, Miranda & CuBird, Molly, Ms BB, Norman, Oz, Panther, Pearl & Silver, Picabo, Pico & Poco, Pimer, Poirot, Polly & Zippy, Pookie, Popeye, Raffi, RoofTop, Sam, SamIAm, Snowy, Spot, Squak, Sugar, SweetPepper & Kacey, Tooth and Sebastian & finches for coming by and voting for me, whether it was every day… with a blog, without a blog… once in a while. They all added up and I made it to the castle, actually to the BC castle and to Ms. BB’s castle and it is only the second evening and I have been having the time of my life. I thought I had fun training Mom. Heh heh heh – this is going to be more fun than I ever imagined in my entire life. I have had friends stop by to visit and congratulate me and I cannot begin to thank you all enough for that too. I just don’t know where to begin. With the Canada Day party celebration yesterday, I was pretty tired, and I asked my frother to introduce me to his special friend Lizzie, who I know to be the bestest cook ever. Now food is something this bird has a taste for. That table that is at the castle is something I would like to have at home, for days when each of our flock wants something different to eat and Mom finds that so totally wrong. It is the best thing I have come across so far, and I have only just begun my journey. I will do my best to post my diary on my page every couple of days, for those of you who want to know what I have been up to.

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07/03/2014 07:35.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
La Ronde is an amusement park in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest in Quebec and receives about 1.2 million visitors per year. The park is under an emphyteutic lease with the City of Montreal, which expires in 2065. It is on 146 acres (59.1 ha) located on the eastern tip of Saint Helen's Island. The park hosts L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, a highly regarded international fireworks competition. LaRonde was originally constructed as part of Expo67, the immensely successful Montreal World's Fair held in the summer of 1967. When the Expo site reopened in the summer of 1968 as Terre des Hommes, or Man and his World, La Ronde became a permanent amusement park. It continued to be a summertime attraction even after Terre des Hommes closed permanently in 1981. La Ronde was owned and administered by the City of Montreal until it was sold to Six Flags, an American theme park chain, in a deal completed on May 4, 2001. It acquired all of the assets of the park for $20 million USD and have a long-term contract to lease the land from the city. Before the announcement of the Six Flags purchase, the city had considered offers from other bidders including Paramount Parks, Cedar Fair, and Parc Astérix. Since then Six Flags has invested around $90 million in new rides and improvements, such as Le Vampire, Splash, Le Goliath and Ednör - L'Attaque as well as a new main entrance.La Ronde has a Nintendo-sponsored video game centre with the latest Nintendo video games and attractions. Since 2009, the former 3D theatre housed Nintendo DS and Wii consoles, advertisements and a Nintendo Store. In May 2002, La Ronde announced the installation of a Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster called Le Vampire, hich was the first major investment by Six Flags. It is a clone of the "Batman - The Ride" roller coasters found at many other Six Flags parks. In May 2006, La Ronde opened its ninth roller coaster, The Goliath, a 53-metre (174 ft) high Bolliger & Mabillard mega coaster. It reaches speeds of 110 km/h (68 mph), making it the third tallest and the third fastest roller coaster in Canada.Also in 2007, La Ronde celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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06/14/2014 08:41.02 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
As a special event, Le Galopant, the oldest galloping merry-go-round in the world, was installed in the park. It had been an attraction in use at Expo 67. In January 2009, La Ronde announced its intention to become a Six Flags branded park, using the rights to Warner Bros. and DC Comics trademarks under the licensing agreement with Six Flags. Le Vampire, a mirror image of Batman: The Ride constructed in 2002, carries no association to the Batman media franchise because the licence with Warner Bros. and DC Comics is not valid in unbranded Six Flags parks. It is yet unknown if Le Vampire will be re-branded to Batman: The Ride once the branding of the park commences. The Serial Thriller, a Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster that used to be located at the now defunct Six Flags AstroWorld, has been shipped to La Ronde from the Great Escape, another Six Flags property where it lay in storage since 2005. The roller coaster, which opened in 1999 at Six Flags AstroWorld, has been installed over the Lac des Dauphins at the park for the 2010 season and is named Ednör - L'Attaque. It features special effects and theming from an alleged sea monster that was reported to have appeared in the Lac des Dauphins. On March 9, 2010, La Ronde announced that Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation, an interactive laser-tag attraction themed around the Terminator series, will also be featured in the park for the 2010 season.On January 19, 2012, Six Flags announced Vol Ultime at La Ronde; it is similar to the SkyScreamers and it will be 45-metre (148 ft) tall. In 2013, the park opened Aqua Twist. On August 29, 2013, Six Flags announced the addition of Demon, a top spin ride, with flips, spins, and sixteen water jets for the 2014 season.

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06/14/2014 08:32.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
I had a request for a Pirate Ship Adventure – LET’S DO IT! Tomorrow morning 6AM EDT we set sail… every birdy is welcome. We have to be back in Montreal the following day so I can continue my campaign. I have never sailed before so I am counting on you all to take care of things. I got a hold of a ship I think is more than adequate in size…
"What river is this?" asked Jacques Cartier of his Indian guide as he looked on the St. Lawrence.
"A river without end," the Indian replied. And so it seems, as this cruise explores the staggering variety of one of the world's great rivers.
Along its course you'll experience the numerous attractions and extraordinary scenery of the Upper St. Lawrence. Quebec City, Canada's showpiece, provides the venue for the beginning or end of your cruise.
Here you can experience the world charm and grace of "Old" Europe. You will encounter Quebec City's unparalleled joie de vivre (love of life) found nowhere else in North America. Enjoy Old Quebec (the only walled city in North America) with its massive ramparts still bolstering the Plains of Abraham; and behold the imperial green-roofed towers of the legendary Chateau Frontenac. En route you will discover the magic of the Thousand Islands, the deep historical roots of "Loyalist Brockville" and the unique living community of Upper Canada Village. Between Montreal and Quebec City there are the "grassy Battures", rich mudflat home to myriad species of birds. You will pass the "Segnieury" areas, the prominent village cathedrals of Quebec, and witness the awesome cliffs stretching up to the historic Plains of Abraham.

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06/09/2014 07:23.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango - Thanks for your support!
Pointe-à-Callière, a recognized national historical and archaeological site, leads visitors through centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped here to the present day. The Museum opened in 1992, the result of over 10 years of digs. It showcases major archaeological discoveries made on this site starting in the 1980s. Set on a site bearing evidence of over 1,000 years of human activities and on the very birthplace of Montréal, Pointe-à-Callière houses and protects remarkable archaeological remains, displayed in situ with absolute respect for their integrity. On May 17, 1642, on a point of land at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and another, smaller river, Father Vimont held a mass celebrating the founding of Montréal, attended by Sieur de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance and their companions. On May 17, 1992, on the very same site, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, opened its doors. Until the Museum opened, only historians knew about the "Pointe à Callière," so named because it was here that Chevalier Louis Hector de Callière, third governor of Montréal, had a home built in 1688. Today, the point has actually become part of the shoreline of the Island of Montréal, but its name lives on and is better known than ever, thanks to the Museum.The Museum was founded as part of celebrations to mark Montréal’s 350th birthday, and owes its existence largely to the significant archaeological discoveries made on the site during the 1980s. In fact, the Museum and its site are inextricably linked. Rising above evidence of more than 1,000 years of human activity, it houses remarkable architectural remains, displayed in situ with absolute respect for their integrity. Pointe-à-Callière is the only sizeable archaeology museum in Canada. The hundreds of artifacts it houses are grouped into six main sections: the Éperon, a modern building that has won many architectural awards; the archaeological crypt on the lower level; the renovated Ancienne-Douane building (Montréal’s first Custom House), the Youville Pumping Station, the Archaeological Field School and the Mariners' House. The museum of a site, a history and a city, Pointe-à-Callière delves into the past to foster a debate on urban issues both local and global, and to encourage visitors to reflect on the future.Pointe-à-Callière: recognized as a historical and archaeological site of national importance Canada On May 17, 1998, to mark the 6th anniversary of Pointe-à-Callière, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada unveiled a plaque commemorating "the site which gave birth to Montréal.” This tribute to the national historic importance of the Pointe à Callière site also saluted the restoration and development work done by the Museum. For this “little island” of land holds symbols that tell of the growth and development of a city that for many years was Canada’s metropolis. ...and by Quebec The anniversary of the Museum and of the founding of Montréal, on M

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06/08/2014 07:17.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Part 2
The Where Montréal Was Born permanent exhibition takes visitors to the heart of an authentic archaeological site: Montréal’s birthplace. The unusual underground route covering six centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped here to the present day, is an emotion-packed look at the very essence of a city born over 360 years ago. Step back in time, as you follow a trail marked with archaeological remains and artifacts revealing the different incarnations of this site over the centuries. See Montréal’s first Catholic cemetery (1643-1654), brought to light during extensive archaeological digs in 1989. It is the oldest man-made structure directly associated with the city’s founding. Your tour starts in the remains of the Royal Insurance Building (1861-1951), which housed Montréal’s Customs office from 1871 to 1917. Architect Dan Hanganu drew his inspiration for the Museum’s triangular footprint from that building. Discover the legendary Royal Insurance building, explore its fascinating history and have fun with an interactive module set amidst the remains. Throughout these remains, the visitor learns about the history of this site from the Amerindian period to the 20th century and discovers the first catholic cemetery (1643). Families will also find spaces reserved especially for them where they can learn about the ways of life of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians and the various roles of women, men, and children, as well as on tool-making, games, and the recipe for sagamite. Along the way, you’ll cross through an imposing vaulted stone tunnel, where the Little Saint-Pierre River once flowed, and see how it was converted into a collector sewer from 1832-1838. In the archaeological crypt, don’t miss the huge interactive fresco that portrays the expansion of Montréal’s harbour in the 1840s. Nearby, in addition to five superb models showing how the city’s core evolved over the centuries, you’ll find the Market Day projection. Relive a market day in 1750, with virtual characters in scenes recalling daily life as it once played out here in the town’s main public square.
Pointe-à-Callière is seeking curious and courageous young people who are ready to embark on an adventure! The Pirates or Privateers? exhibition gives young visitors and families a golden opportunity to discover and measure themselves up to the rough and ready sailors who scoured the St. Lawrence River in the days of New France. Presented in an immersive environment, this discovery-exhibition takes place in a setting evoking a privateer ship—The Iberville—on which young people, playing their parts in a tale of adventure, can test their physical and intellectual skills.

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06/08/2014 07:16.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Part 3
In line with its series of exhibitions on symbolic Montréal places, Pointe-à-Callière is presenting Lives and Times of the Plateau, an exhibition saluting the intertwined everyday lives and multitude of invented lives that have given the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood its distinctive character and tremendous creativity.
A crucible of artistic brilliance, intellectual vitality, political upheaval and entrepreneurial daring, the Plateau perfectly symbolizes Montréal’s diverse and vibrant culture.
Today considered one of the most “creative” neighbourhoods in North America, and hailed by international magazines as one of the best places to live, the Plateau attracts hip young professionals, shoppers and people watchers from the suburbs as well as tourists. But look a little deeper and you can still see traces of the days when it was home to artisans, shopkeepers and labourers. This is where Francophone city-dwellers invented a life for themselves, in the midst of the waves of immigration that fundamentally altered Quebec’s cultural reality. Indeed, it is not just a single culture, but a whole wealth of cultures, that have shaped the Plateau Mont-Royal from the very beginning. In less than 200 years, thanks to the inventiveness of the Plateau’s residents, it was first transformed from its rural origins into a working-class area and then metamorphosed into an electrifying neighbourhood. This rapid pace of urban evolution made Plateau Mont-Royal one of the sources of the major transformations that have marked the city’s history and its imagination, a true cradle of Quebec culture and the meeting place of people with colourful pasts – and futures.

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06/08/2014 07:15.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango and flockily
thank you for visiting my page and congratulating me on BOTD. What a surprise it was this morning to see me in the spotlight. I am doing well and learning to get around, and climb all by myself. It's not hard for us birds to adjust to changes, not like our humans, we adapt.
I never got to meet Casper, but SKY said he really loved you and thought the world of you Oz. You are very pretty.
Come join me in the castle today for the party with Queen Chipper.
love Sweetie

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05/19/2014 08:54.02 AM Report This Comment  
Thanks for stopping by with your vote...Yes, I need plenty of them....Just pecked a vote for you...Today my campaign blog will be about "Catching and Handling your Cockatiel".....The easiest way to catch a cockatiel in a cage is to place one hand on the back of the bird, using the thumb and little finger to restrain the wings. Then gently hold the cockatiel's head between the first and second fingers, but never apply direct pressure, because obviously you could squeeze the bird's windpipe, with potentially fatal consequences. Once adequately restrained in this way, the cockatiel usually stops struggling, but it may nip one of your fingers quite painfully, so it is sensible to wear a thin pair of gloves for protection, at least until you have handled your cockatiel on a regular basis or until you are confident about restraining these birds properly. Once caught, a cockatiel always clenches its feet onto any available surface to obtain grip. If you are unaware of this, you are likely to damage its claws, by pulling them to hard to get them loose, which they could begin to bleed as a result...Tomorrow I will talk about your cockatiels cage and where it should be positioned...Hope you are having a nice Sunday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/18/2014 12:21.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango buddy, from Jenny Lynn
It is still a little chilly, but will warm to 70, that's doable! We have to cut back on our notes and blogs today, dad simply is spending to much time on BC and FB, and he still needs to get other things done! Hoo-ray for Cal Chrome, you did it pal, we were cheering for you all he way, good luck at the Belmont Stakes! Have a great Sunday every birdie, and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & the Dallas family

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05/10/2014 07:25.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
I had a very nice sunbath after Mom got home from the gym today. She made me wait until after her shower, but then she wanted it to be at 1PM for the warmest part of the day. It was the perfect temp at mid 70s, and Mom even sat in the sun for a little bit herself. I only got one and a half nutriberries though, because Mom dropped one and then stepped on it. Only half survived. She must weigh a ton!

Then we came back inside and shared my favorite Butternut Squash Ravioli for lunch. It has sugar snap peas and regular peas and of course pasta. Perfect food! Can't wait for dinner though. Wings have been simmering in the crock pot since last night. Mom turned them off at about 1, then she will warm them up for dinner over rice. I get a wing bone and rice for my dinner! Yay!

Don't forget tomorrow night is the Milonga Derby. Don't miss the race which starts at 8:15 EDT. Then the rest of the festivities including the announcement of the winners of the Hat contest, followed by Lizzie's Derby buffet and Sam's music for dancing. It will be the best ever!


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05/09/2014 02:54.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Wow! That Paulie sure knows how to party, doesn't he? Greyt times!

Kiddo begins his visit with a bowed head and moment of silence as he and his mom send healing thoughts and heartfelt prayers to their dear friend, Chyna, to get well quickly. She is such a sweet and loving birdie, we all must send her our support so she recovers with no ill effects.

My day is going well, since Mom was smart enough to get me outside for my sunbath at 9AM again. It hit 91 at noon, and it is way too hot outside for me right now. We had a nice time though. A man came by and admired me, and I was even polite enough not to scream at him. It had nothing to do with the large Golden Retriever he was walking....nothing at all.

I did order Dad off my sidewalk yesterday. He claims he was looking for gophers. I don't believe it for a minute...he was trespassing on my sidewalk, and that is just not allowed. At least he didn't have that noisy old lawn mower, although I guess it is coming out this weekend again. I hate that thing!

Mom and I shared mac and cheese for lunch today. One of my favorites, and she puts cottage cheese in it which I like too. I know, non-mammal, shouldn't like dairy products, but I like both the cheesy cheese and the cottage kind. So sue me!


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05/01/2014 01:17.50 PM Report This Comment  
  LOL!!! Your AVATAR!!!
That's a good one, Mango! Did you seriously have snow t'shovel this past winter???

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04/29/2014 09:51.29 AM Report This Comment  
How are ya, DUDE!!!!? Oh man, it's so awesome t'be here at your place, about t'have us a little chat. It's been far too long. And all my fault.

Well, check out the new digs! Ain't you somethin' with all that room t'play in. Bet you're lovin' it. Man, you could have a ton of toys hangin' in there and still have room to fly laps! You've got you some awesome parronts, Mango. But I'm not tellin' you somethin' you don't already know, am I.

As for how I am, I'm still good. Spent the first part of the winter doin' a lot of hangin' out behind the door in my room, makin' it a real challenge for mom to get through with a tray of food or a box full of supplies or whatever. Then about January I stopped playin' on the floor all together. Mom wondered if I wasn't feeling good or somethin' because I always play on the floor. It was weird 'cause I was just content to sit on a perch with a toy draped over my back. Not the norm for me, that's for sure, but I'm back to my wanderin' ways where I'm always tryin' to get in the closet and slip out the door for a walk into the kitchen. It's where I'm hangin' out right now, watchin' the fishies in the aquarium do their swimmy thing.

Thanks a whole bunch for the Happy Easter greetings. Sorry it took me forever t'get over here with a note back.

Have a good one!
R ('>

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04/29/2014 09:50.41 AM Report This Comment  
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04/21/2014 10:29.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Happy Easter!!

I had an adventure last night! I haven't gone after Dad in quite a while in order to lull him into a false sense of security. He always peeks in to my room when Mom is in there with me, and he chats with her. I am OK, unless she chats back. Well, last night she did, and then the foolish man made his mistake. Instead of backing out of my room as usual, he turned around to leave. I was on him in a heartbeat and knocked his baseball cap right off as he ran down the hall. He has a ponytail which I was hanging from. I kept trying for his ear, but he kept shaking that darned pony tail. Since Mom came right after us, by then she caught up and swept me up. Since I didn't succeed in biting Dad and never even considered biting Mom, I didn't get a time out. So my only punishment was the disappointment of failure. Next time.....

I am having a greyt time today. I already got to go out for my sunbath, and I watched while my mom fed the gardenia tree. I squawked instructions the entire time, so she would do it right. Then we came back in to read, and when Dad poked his head in? Well, that was as close as he came! Guess I will get the respect I deserve from that man for a while now (till he forgets again).


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04/20/2014 03:31.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Willie!
Thanks for the good thoughts for Mom and the job! She told the lady at the job with low pay and no bennies that she had to look for work in her line of business, that if she were on early retirement it would be the perfect job for her. But she is not on early retirement yet, and needs to keep looking for something. She knows that this job might have been sure money, but it would have been very little of it. Her car is not getting any younger, either. So she will see if she can get a job, and if not, she will do some financial juggling around and still be okay. That pension money will be very nice if that happens. She didn't think she could get it now, but she can. And so she is!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter as well! And Mom says her ear is still sore, too. She thinks it might have bruised a little but it is hard to tell. Oh well. Those stupid glasses should not be in line with my beak!!

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04/18/2014 07:37.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango!
Too bad your moms vacation is over but it sure sounds like she had a great time! So nice to meet up with birdie friends!
Paulie and Peetie are chewing their feathers? What did Dixies mom send to you.....did it work?
Hope you have a great day!

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04/17/2014 06:36.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Ah, sounds like your Mom had a great vacation! Of course, I bet you would have loved to go along! And what is it with your fibs? Hormones? Missing your Mom? I chew at my leg feathers when I get all hormonal. So far, Mom is keeping her fingers crossed that I don't try more of that plucky stuff.

Here is the latest on Mom's job search. She did not get an offer from the office place, but they wanted to know if she could start on Monday. There was no talk about any pay, either. Here is the c/p on it:

Well, Mom took off so early this morning and did not take me with! For shame. And when she came home she did not bring me back anything--I mean, how cruel can that be?! She had her interview at the place her friend works through. They were very nice, and Mom said that she knows she could do the job. She took a look at the stuff they did, and she already thought about how much paper they used, and would not have to...but there are only two computers. And there are three or more people working there. So Mom said she would think it over, as the pay is super low. There are no benefits. And it is farther from home, and the hours are right in the middle of rush hour both going there and coming home. If Mom was already on early retirement, it would be perfect. She is not, and she knows that Social Security is based off the last 3 years of pay, so she would be really low this year. And she would miss doing her computer work!

She got to have a phone interview with Harley-Davidson today, and the job there sounds super. It is closer, and more like what Mom did at the old job. She would love it. Then another job came along at Johnson Controls, and Mom would absolutely love that job (through an agency, no bennies but a ridiculously high amount of pay, who cares?). So she is gong to send in her information for that one. That one is a temp to permanent job.

So...she is going to hold out for a little bit longer. She does not want to take the job with the low pay and leave if something better comes along. She doesn't do stuff like that.

And today she wore her glasses to fill out some stuff, and I did not like her wearing them. So I tried to pierce her ear! Luckily, no skin broke and there was no bleeding. She said it sure hurt. Well hey, those glasses had to go!!! I don't know why I got a time out on my playgym though. The glasses should have!

It was supposed to be nice here today, but still a little chilly. Hoping we get warmer, but the sun was nice to see today. And after Mom got over the ear thing, we had a super day, too. Nice cuddle time!

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04/16/2014 07:31.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Having a pretty nice day here today, even though Mom left this morning to get her nails done. She also stopped by the eye doc's to talk to them about the stupid secondary insurance thinking Medicare should be paying the bills from when my mom's eyes were messed up, but Mom is only on Medicare for overnight stays in the hospital. Doc was very cool about it, because they have had the problem before with other patients. They will bill Medicare, be declined and then the insurance co will have to pay. She also spent about 20 minutes on the phone with our primary insurance about the fact they are not covering our prescriptions properly. The lady finally admitted it and ordered an audit. Insurance stinks! But you have to have it.

Now for the eggciting news. As you may remember when Mom first got my new and larger outside carrier for my sunbaths I wanted nothing to do with it. Then I finally allowed Mom to put me in it, and once I was there I was fine. Today I climbed into it myself for the first time with no griping all ready for my sunbath! Good thing it was already warm outside. Mom took nutriberries out with us, because she was so pleased with me and kept telling me what a good boy I am. Of course I am a good boy. That's what I keep telling her, silly lady.


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04/16/2014 02:33.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango!
Thank you for making my BOTD honor so very special! We will be praying for sweet Peetie that all goes well with him. Love and winghugs, Doo

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04/02/2014 06:15.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
To night at the KB its cartoon night in the movie tent. There is Fresh popcorn, JuJu Beans, Boston baked beans, Snow Balls, Hot Talmolys, Slow Poke, Milk Duds, Cotton Candy & Rollos.

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03/30/2014 07:57.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango!
Happy Saturday to you! Hope this weekend finds you well & doing what you like to do the most. Me, I’m watching Mom do work as usual. She has helped me a lot during the Pirate Pearl Adventure & voting for all those 10 grand wannabes. I do hope all of you running for that make it in leaps and bounds! Have you any plans this weekend? I’m just getting ready for the Milonga tonight & hope to see you there! Remember, it starts at 8pm at page #165848.
See ya soon & hugs to all, SamIAm

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03/29/2014 01:47.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
The sun was out today, but there sure was a bit of a nip in the air. Mom and I stayed inside, which was fine with me. Mom found out she did not get the job close to home, but she did get submitted for a job that would be truly perfect for her. So she is hopeful. Now I love Mom being home with me, but I know she misses working. Why, I don't know. Anyway, tomorrow we might hit 50 degrees. Sure wish it would be warmer so I could go outside, but at least I know spring is coming sometime soon. And if Grandpa would move, we would go someplace where jobs are--Mom is not going to move away without him...He doesn't want to move, even if it would be nicer weather. Keep your wings crossed that Mom gets this job!!

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03/13/2014 07:12.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Well, Dad goes back to work on Monday. He is not 100%, and the doc would like to see him take another month. However legally the 90 days Dad is allowed is up th 17th. He hopes to at least hang in there till the end of the year to get all the medical stuff he and Mom need done while they have his good insurance.
Mom ran bunches of errands today, including a stop at both of her libraries. Although I had her both before and after, that still seems unfair to me. She was gone for hours!! Doesn't she realize that I am much more important than any of those things she "thought" she had to do?

The worst part of it was that she got home too late for me to get a sunbath. I sure better get one tomorrow, or she is in big trouble!

Well, the Basketball championship is down to the wire. The Warriors and my team mates, the BC Lakers, are tied up. Be sure to come see the final game next Monday. May the best team win! (Sure hope it is the Lakers...)


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03/13/2014 04:30.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
How are u sweetie? Well, it looks like luck is on our side today! Our county was supposed to get 10 plus inches of snow from late Saturday night thru Monday 1pm, but it's been down graded to 3-6 inches...tho it's snowing pretty good right now! Luckily, it looks like the g-kids will have a 2 he delay instead of A cancellation...all snow days have been used & any more missed days must be made up at end of school year.
Today, we will finish the Parrot's Bill of Rights.

Just as I don't always understand ur peculiarities, u may not understand mine. I don't TRY to get in trouble - remember...a house is NOT the jungle. If I DO screw up, don't yell at me & NEVER hit me! I have very sensitive ears & I may never trust u again if u strike me. Hands are sometimes scary things to us. (Why in the world would u not be zygodactylous like us?) Even more importantly, we don't learn by punishment. We are gentle creatures who only strike back to protect ourselves; we learn through patience & love.
I know u get upset with me when I knock over my water bowl, throw food, scream or pluck my feathers. I don't do these to annoy u - I am probably trying to tell u something (perhaps that I am hurting, lonely, or sad). Learn to speak MY (body) language. Remember that I, alone of all creatures on this planet, learn to speak yours!
I am a unique & feeling being. No two of us are alike. Please don't be disappointed in me if I don't talk like u wanted, or can't do the tricks that ur friend's parrot can do. But if u pay close attention to me (& I always empathize with u, whether u know it or not), I will show u a unique being who will give u so much more than talking & playing. Give me a chance to show u who I am; I think you'll find the effort worth it. And remember - I am NOT an ornament; I DO NOT enhance ANY living room decor. And I am NOT a status symbol - if u use me as such, I might nip at your turned-up nose!
Above all, PLEASE remember that u are my Special Person. I put all my trust & faith in u. We parrots are used to being monogamous (no bar-hopping for us!) So please don't go away for long periods or give me away. That would be a sadness from which I may never recover.
If that seems to be asking a lot, remember - u could have learned about my needs BEFORE bringing me home. Even having a baby or taking a new job isn't a fair reason - you made a commitment to me FIRST! And if u think that u must leave me because u might die, provide for me forever after u leave. I may live to a ripe old age but I can't provide for myself. Remember I'm in a small cage amongst people who are NOT of my blood.
AWE SHUCKS! Blog too long & cut off! Will finish last part tomorrow & continue with first aid - poisoning & toxicity. See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote

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03/02/2014 04:11.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
How are u sweetie? Congrats to my BBFF Snowflake for winning BOTM! She will be an amazing queen!

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. by Stewart A. Metz, M.D.
I am NOT a domesticated pet like a dog or cat. I still have the spirit of the jungle in me. I have special needs, which u may find it hard to fill. Please don't learn these too late for my well-being. And please don't acquire one of my cousins wild from the will jeopardize his survival & well-being, & that won't be a party for u either!
I am used to flying through rainforests or savannahs. I have given up this great gift for ur pleasure. At the very least, give me enough room to flap my wings & exercise. And o need toys for my amusement & wood to chew...otherwise, I might confuse ur home with the forest & its trees.
I need a wide variety of fresh & nutritious foods, even if they take time to prepare. I cannot survive on seed alone. Take time to learn what mynneeds are.
I am a gregarious flock animal...but I am NOT one of u. I need lots of socialization to learn how to act with u, & with my siblings. I also need to have adequate quality time with u every day - no matter what it schedule or other needs are. I am a living, feeling creature. Above all, I need to be able to have complete trust in u, & count on ur predictability in looking after me - EVERY DAY.
I may like to drop food or even throw it, but I need meticulous cleanliness to be healthy. My skin itches without frequent showers, the barbs of my feathers won't seal if they become oily & worst of all, I may become ill if my food & water is not always sanitary.
U may not understand my physiology & therefore u may not recognize it early on when I get sick. And it may be too late when u do, because I hide my illnesses (remember what I said about my being an animal of the jungle, where there are lots of predictors). And I need an avian vet - a specialisy (no HMOs for me please). If u can't afford one, perhaps u shouldn't have taken me home.
I will send u the 2nd part tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
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03/01/2014 01:11.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
How are u sweetie? WOW, did this month fly by! I can't believe this is my last day as ur BOTM queen! But I'm very happy & excited for my dear friend Snowflake, who will be my successor! First thing tomorrow, I will hand over the castle keys, & take her by the wing & give her the grand tour of her new home for the month!
Tomorrow, I will send u the first part of A Parrot's Bill of Rights. It's like a parrot owners manual, short version, with a bit of comic relief added in! Today, I will finish A Parrot's Prayer. I have to warn u, the second part is as heartbreaking as the first, & will leave a lump in ur throat.

For all the macaws, cockatoos, amazons & conures that are stripped of their vocal cords for screaming; their sensitive beaks cut back to prevent biting.
For all birds that end up for sale in pet shops or breeders like used merchandise, unwanted & frightened in strange surroundings with nothing more than the familiar sight of bars on a cage.
For all the neglected birds that are sick with infections from filthy conditions & malnourishment that may never recover & know what it is like to feel healthy & be playful.
For all the misconceived parrots who were beaten, stabbed, blinded & burned for just being a parrot.
For every african grey, cockatoo & macaw that punishes itself by maiming their bodies & plucking their feathers & for those who have lost all spirit of life & sway their head low from side to side slowly into insanity.
We ask humbly of you dear Lord to look upon all of your magnificent feather creations, protect them from evil & harm caused by man & to bring forth an awakening in the human heart & make it a kinder, gentler world for all captive birds.
Written by Sally Brooks

Every time mom reads this, her eyes fill with tears & she holds me a little closer & gives me extra kisses. As much as she loves me, she just can't imagine people being so despicable to do these things to these wondrous & magnificent creatures! I know that everybirdy's moms feel the same way...especially the moms that have rehomed birds and rescues, who have given a home to broken & battered birds...& God bless each one of you! I hope u have a great day, & I'll see u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen TiaMaria

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02/28/2014 04:29.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
How are u sweetie! I meant to be back sooner, but since mom is feeling a lot better, she has been busy! Plus giving me attention is a full time job! It's been over a month & mom still isn't smoking! That's another reason mom hasn't been online's an activity she associates with smoking & the only time she craves one, but it's starting to go away! There is still a lot of first aid info I would like to go over, but first, we would like to share a couple things that are in one of mom's books. Both are very thought provoking & also very true. I will start with A PARROT'S PRAYER, (which is incredibly sad & infuriating!, then A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. Each should take 2 days.

For all the wild caught parrots so savagely netted & swept away from their families while their babies, dumped into burlap sacks, cried out in terror.
For all the exotic birds that witnessed the destruction of all the blessed trees & fled fires in fear from man's thirst to dominate, stripping the land of all its inhabitants, leaving nothing but bare ground behind.
For all the parrots that struggled through the capture, but died merciless in transport from the stress of overcrowded, barbaric, confinements & inconceivable horror.
For all the survivors that made it into captivity but exist in a nightmare of confinement unable to use their God given wings of flight as they once remembered.
For all the baby birds bred in captivity whose crops burned or have died needlessly from harshness of human hands.
For all captive birds that have been erased from their owner's consciousness & are abandoned to a lifeless existence with only a distant memory of what it was like to hear a gentle voice from someone that used to care.
For all those helpless creatures who don't know what it's like to live life as a bird or even to feel the breeze or sunlight but are doomed to darkness in closets or garages, trapped inside covered cages or shackled.

Heartbreaking, isn't it? I will finish the Parrot's Prayer tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
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02/27/2014 08:09.17 PM Report This Comment  
Wow, greyt to hear from ya! And glad to hear that Callie slowed down the eggs--and is not too interested in them. Hopefully that will mean she will stop laying them?!

Well, Mom is still looking for a job. Things were good in the beginning of January. She thought she would have one of a couple jobs based on the interviews. Turns out none came thru. She was pretty depressed for a couple weeks this month. Nothing has been coming in and she has not had any interviews. She applies but doesn't hear anything back. Or she gets rejection emails--and those are appreciated, as she will be able to at least have an answer. I have been cheering her up. And she said that she can't be sitting around searching for jobs all the time, so she is doing her 4 per week, and then getting into the closets to find out what is in those boxes she hasn't opened for years! I supervise her, and that is the best part. I like doing that!!!

So we are bearing up thru a never ending winter here. Tomorrow is the umpteenth visit of the Polar Vortex. And we sure do hope spring is coming.

Has your Mom been over to FB yet? Oh, the pictures of your cousins that are wild is something. You should check it out!!

Great to hear from ya!!! Don't be a stranger, okay?!

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02/25/2014 06:30.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Long time, no see. So greyt to hear from you. Glad to hear Callie is doing pretty well with the egg thing.

Mom is just about recovered from her shoulder surgery. She is back at the gym most days, although right now she is having issues with an eye irritation in reaction to her contacts. She is taking drops that seem to do the job.

I am being a brat and refusing to get into my outside carrier for a sunbath. It was supposed to be too chilly today for one, but then the sun came out and warmed things just enough. I wasn't having any of it though. I will probably regret it since the next week is supposed to be in the low 60s with even a chance of rain on Thursday (Toesies crossed. This drought has killed our lawn and flowers.)

Dad is at the kidney doc's office this afternoon. Hopefully he will be able to come up with a plan to strengthen his hemoglobin, so he can go back to work next month. Otherwise Dad might be ought of a job, and there goes the insurance. None of our doctors take Obamacare, so we are really hoping for a kidney solution today.


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02/25/2014 02:27.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
How are u sweetie? What a month I'm having! I'M THE QUEEN, but I've been banished to the dungeon (my cage is in sissy's basement)! Mom had been sick, so I don't understand why she went on vacation for 4 days to a place called a hospital! She won a trip there coz she had something called pneumonia. It seems to have been a good place for her to go coz she doesn't look like a walking zombie anymore! Another good thing that came out of her trip was that she quit smoking! It's been 3 weeks since she smoked one of those nasty things! Mom always smoked outside, & never around me, but she always smelled of those yucky things. Mom is happy, she tried to quit dozens of times but was never successful. Mom was sooooo sick, that she didn't even suffer withdrawal! Being sick gave mom a wake-up call...she struggled to breathe the last couple weeks & that scared the crap out of her! Also, not buying any cigarettes these last 3 weeks, she's had a bunch of extra money (to spend on ME of course! In the next couple days, I will resume birdie first aid blogs. I still have lots of first aid info that I want to share with all my birdie friends!

Oh, I wanted to share with all my dear friends. .my sissy Amanda's biopsy came back NORMAL!!!! We are sooooo relieved & so thankful to God that sissy doesn't have cancer! Mom was having a hard trying to pretend everything was fine so that sissy wouldn't be quite as scared! The ENT Doc seems to think it may caused by something viral. Sissy isn't going to bother pursuing it right now, but sometime in the future! First aid blogs will start back up again in the next day or 2, mom is trying to get things in order after being in the hospital. See u soon sweetie!
Love & a vote
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02/13/2014 05:37.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango!
Sorry I have been out of commission lately. Mom started out with a stomach virus, then it would move on to other places until last week she found she had pleurisy at her rheumatologist's visit, then he sent Mom to her internist & Mom was put on some antibiotics. She's been trying to "catch up" since all of this.

Mom has an iPad Mini that she's been using while she's been getting better. That is good because it has helped her keep up on FB & email but the BC loads so slow on that iPad that it times out most of the tries that she does. Mom thought it was something maybe she was doing wrong, or something wrong with the iPad but nope. It's the BC!! So, here I am finding out I've missed bird days & hatchdays & other important dates that must be remembered.

I hope you & all your flock are doing well. Hugs for all, SamIAm

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02/08/2014 10:36.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
DAY 31
How are u sweetie? It's been a rough week here! Sissy had her biopsy on Wednesday. She's a little bit sore, but not too bad. The Dr said she would have sissy's results in a week. Mom has a horrible case of bronchitis & hasn't been out of bed since last Saturday, except for a Drs appt on Tuesday & chest x-ray on Thursday! Mom is going to have to make another appt. She's finished her antibiotic & is feeling worse instead of feeling better.

I want to thank each one of my dear friends for all ur support during my campaign, it has really meant a lot to me! I want to thank everybirdy that put my name & page # on their name tags...that really meant a lot to me! I would like to give sweet Momma Deb a special thanks for all the awesome campaign pics that she made for me! If it wasn't for Momma Deb, I wouldn't have had any pics!

Mom ALMOST forgot my Hatchday, good thing sissy remembered! I'm sure it's the fever & lack of sleep!

There is still lots & lots of first aid info that I want to share with u! I will continue doing blogs! It should take up all of Feb, maybe March too! Mom is going to get this blog out, then spoil me the rest of my Hatchday! She needs to start treating me like a queen!
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01/31/2014 07:50.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
DAY 26 -- NO BLOG #25
How are u sweetie? I wonder if anybirdy else had trouble getting on BC yesterday? I kept getting kicked off every time I tried to leave a blog, so I'll do yesterday's blog today.
Today, we will discuss:
In general, foods which are safe & healthy for parrots to eat. However, there are exceptions. These are a few examples of foods to avoid:
ALCOHOL -- Avoid completely; consumption can lead to brain damage & death.
APPLE SEEDS -- Contain cyanide. (All pits & seeds from fruits are best avoided.)
AVOCADO -- (Including guacamole.)vPit contains cyanide, which can leech from pit into the avocado flesh. Avoid completely; consumption is known to have caused death within hours.
CHOCOLATE -- Avoid completely; consumption of even small quantities can cause rapid onset of hyperactivity, vomiting, diarrhea, heartbeat irregularities, seizures, & death. If u suspect ur bird has ingested chocolate, administer 1 cc of Pepto-Bismol & rush ur bird to an avian vet.
CAFFEINE -- Includes caffeinated beverages, coffee grounds, & tea bags or ice tea crystals. See symptoms & treatment listed under chocolate.
FAT -- AVOID feeding high fat foods; excess fat over time can cause fatty liver disease, obesity, diarrhea & oily feather texture. Excess fat in the diet can also interfere with the absorption of other nutrients, such as calcium.
ONIONS: -- Excessive amounts of cooked or raw onions can be toxic to ur bird. Too many onions in the diet can destroy red blood cells & cause anemia, jaundice, & bloody urine.
RHUBARB LEAVES -- Avoid completely; consumption can cause death.
SALT -- Consumption can cause excessive drinking & urinating, depression, neurologic hyperactivity, tremors & death. When necropsied, birds having consumed excessive amounts of salt show a great deal of fluid buildup in the brain & hemorrhaging. Mushrooms, garlic, Mistletoe, tobacco, batteries, some coins, mirror backing, foil, are some other examples or bird poisons. We will cover toxic plants & heavy metal next. Here's hoping BC is back to normal. I suspected that there was a problem, coz at 6pm yesterday, I hadn't received any blogs. When I got on BC this morning, there was blogs there from yesterday...strange! This is the first time I didn't have a bog that I can't blame mom! I hope u had a good day & I'll see u tomorrow!
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