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Hi! My name is Cookie

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Kalamazoo, MI.

Snip-it; Sniper

5 years old   F

Green-Cheeked Conure

Anything I am eating. Doesn't dislike any food and yet still maintains her slim figure.

My shoulder. My head. My lap. My plate of food.

Toffee, our Senegal. The cat. Not getting ALL of the attention. Toffee has flow away and the cat has died. Now my silly human has brought two new birds into MY house. What was he thinking!?

He lets me fly and play whenever he is home. He holds me whenever I nudge his cheek! He lets me take showers with him.

Luring Toffee over for feather preening and then nipping Toffee's foot. Singing "Cookie! Cookie! Cookie" in the shower.

Even though her flight feathers were trimmed, my precious Cookie flew into a door on Saturday and suffered severe head trauma. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She seems to be blind right now but she is eating and drinking. She is such a wonderful, vibrant little buddy. Give your birds an extra hug tonight.
Cookie is doing MUCH better but HE now has diabetes insipidus. Result of the head trauma. I am so thankful for having such a good friend!


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  Rainy Friday Here . . ..
Hey, Cookie!
Always good to hear from you.

My Dad and his friends took a road-trip to Rochester, NY on Thursday. One of their stops was a place called "Birds Unlimited". Though I'm not a fan of Dad admiring other birds - he did bring me home treats and the greatest new toy! ~Thanks, Dad~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

10/17/2014 04:05.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy September from Flitzer
Hello, Cookie. Hope you're having a great day. Give your Daddy a HUG from me. --Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

09/13/2014 06:17.17 AM Report This Comment  
  a Hug and a vote from your buddy, Flitzer
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

08/10/2014 10:47.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Flying by to say HI.
Here's a VOTE and a Hug. Have a great day.
~Wings Up~ --Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

05/27/2014 07:37.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Thinking of you, Cookie
Sorry to hear about your injury Christmas Day. Glad you have caring people around you. *Hugs* Mark and Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/02/2014 05:52.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi guys
I've been totally off BC.Mommy 's been busier than a rooster in the henhouse!!Hee! She calls it a water softener,then along came a new dishwasher.mommy &pop put that critter in.I dined at 8pm!!!I finally got some TLC & cuddling.Now Mommy has to go to a meeting to be able to put a shed beside the house to hold a generator to have power. i don't think it will end.mommy looks so does pop!I hope you are fe4eling better.Keep the faith.come seeme again,Bentley

Come visit me, Nellie & Bentley.

09/24/2011 10:01.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
I try to sing, and pops says I need a dump truck to carry a tune. He should talk, his isn't much better. He thinks he's ready for POPS GOT'S NO TALENT SHOW, hee hee.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

09/06/2011 02:05.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie!
Yummy Cookie! Great photo!

Come visit me, Annie B. Congo & Bing.

09/04/2011 03:39.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi cookie
Pops says that when mom sings, she needs a dump truck to carry a tune. Well let me tell you, he doesn't do much better. Totally off tune. sounds like a wild animal. And yes, I am a mama's baby, and i just put up with him, unless he has one of my favorite treats, then I love hi, hee hee.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

09/04/2011 03:27.01 AM Report This Comment  
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  Hello There, Cookie!
Kirby here, flyin' by with a "Hi" so that you know I was thinking of you today. Hope all is well with your flock and family.


Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

02/05/2011 10:15.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Ichi, Kiwi, and Mav's mom here!
Hello everybirdie! We have gone thru some big changes over here, hence our absence from this place for so long. We lost another flockmate, Tequila, leaving Maverick as the last of my keets. I have taken the profiles down of my babies that have crossed the rainbow bridge, to leave room for any new editions to my flock I may receive, which brings me to my latest news. As you may have heard on the news, Michigan's economy has become horrible, and alot of people are suffering, as well as the animals. Being a michigander myself, I have witnessed first hand the hard times we've fallen upon. My husband lost his job a few months ago, and both of us have been struggling looking for work. That, among other things, put a huge strain on our relationship, and alomst tore us completely apart. Thankfully, we were able to open our eyes and hearts, and work thru our problems and stay together. It was after going thru all of this, and seeing the growing number of homeless and abused pets, that I realized I must do something to help. My husband and I are opening our home to unwanted parrots. I have placed an ad on craigslist to help get the word out, and I'm spreading the word on here as well. Now being that we are hard pressed for cash, and don't have that much space, we are asking for any help and assistance people are willing to give. Donations, volunteers, advice, anything of that nature is welcome. Remember that I am not doing this for myself, this is for parrots. Tho it does give me great joy to care for every lil bundle of feathers that comes my way =]

Rachael, Grand Rapids, MI.

08/14/2010 01:14.32 PM Report This Comment  

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hey Cookie Monster!
I will have to try lime juice..or even orange juice for that matter...sounds good! Amazing you ended up with diabetes after the encounter with a door ??? ...whoa...Glad you are feeling do you manage the diabetes now? Strawberries? Strawberries...Yessss...don't mind if I do....that calls for a major cleaning at my house. I've been known to throw strawberry pieces across a room!! V4u!~~Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

03/16/2010 04:46.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie!
Couldn't pass up saying Hello and voting for such a fine GCC as yourself with such a "catchy" name....I think I'll remember that one! Welcome to the BC and hope you are completely recovered from your many feathers am I holding up? Stop by anytime! V4u!~~Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

03/15/2010 01:04.02 PM Report This Comment  
Are ya okay now? Even though those vet tests showed that nothing was wrong, I hope things are firming up, if you know what I mean. CONGRATS on the news that you're a HE. It's always good when the humans find out these mysteries. It's not like we haven't known all along, right? The truth about my gender remains a secret yet. Mom was told that I'm a boy, but that's all she's got to go on for now.

The snow's come but without the wind so the 8" that feel ended up being very pretty and basically no problem. Dad's got a plow on the front of his four wheeler and has a good time plowing out our drive as well as all the neighbors'. Jensen and Zoren, my fellow conures, holler at him the whole time he's pushing snow out side our window. Keeps them entertained for an hour or so. I'd think they're throats would be tired from all the hollering!

That "Kiss 4 Kirby" wooden toy is long gone, yes. I nibbled away at the smaller pieces. The amazon that lives here took care of the larger blocks. Great entertainment. Good to hear from you. K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

02/18/2010 04:13.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cookie
It's Kirby, flyin' by to say "hi" and let you know I was thinking of you. K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

02/15/2010 07:58.44 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Happy New Year, Cookie
We may already to the 5th of January but I still want to say that I hope 2010 is an extra wonderful year for you and your flock & family. Your Christmas sounded like a nice one. I love homemade toys; one of my favorites is this big popsicle sticks wrapped in paper then run on a metal rod. The paper's a blast to shred and then the wood sticks are great for splintering into a bunch of tiny pieces. I'm so proud when I look down and see a pile of chips on the floor!

Your New Year's Eve was a nice one too; especially that part about being so close to your dad as the new year got started. Isn't that the best place to be!
I wonder if it's been beastly cold at your place lately. It's been like -17° here on occasions. It's so cold, the water line in the utility room at the back of the house froze. So much for taking a bath in the sink while mom dried the just-washed bird dishes. I think I would've turned into a popsicle! It's -6° as I peck this note out to you. Bet it's cold at your house too. Stay warm, Cookie. A good place to do that is inside dad's shirt, right?

Later! K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

01/05/2010 04:36.03 AM Report This Comment  
So you tunnel into T-shirts, huh? My flockmate Jensen (a Jenday) does that ALL the time. Me, not so much. I do like to hide under mom's long hair though. That toe sneak and pinch routine you've got, Jensen does that too. Okay, I have to confess, I've done that myself. To a grey that lives here as well. She may be bigger than me but I happen to know I move the fastest so I can be in, make the hit and back out before Kelly saw it comin'. And like you, I manage to get myself tucked in a small time out cage mom keeps in the room just for such purposes. You'd think we'd learn, huh.

It's time for New Year salutations; I hope yours is destined to be a happy one from beginning to end. K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

12/30/2009 04:18.24 AM Report This Comment  
  *‹•›* Wishing You a Merry Christmas *‹•›*
May your Holly-Day be one where you're held a LOT! Glad to know you're flying again a bit. That surely means your eyesight is making a recovery. K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

12/22/2009 02:51.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Just Checkin' on Ya, Cookie
How's the eyesight? Can you see me now? Tee-hee. K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

12/15/2009 12:28.52 PM Report This Comment  
My human's been involved with this thing called 'decorating' - the house, the cookies, the halls. Busy, busy, busy. But I've been on her shoulder through a lot of it so I've no complaints about any of it. Except for the lack of BC time. That's been the downside to these holiday preparations. As there are no more places to hang lights or wreaths or put knick knacks and lighted houses, the decorating's done which means time for the Bird Channel. Yeah!
Hope some of the treasures your dad's shopping has brought home are for YOU. Tell him if he's too tired to wrap it, you'll just take it now. That's what happened here. Mom ordered some foraging toys from Drs. F&Smith and when they arrived, she was so excited about seeing whether me and the flock would like them, she loaded them up with nuts and dried fruit and gave them to us! They were supposed to be Christmas presents! Hope she's ordered something else 'cause I REALLY want a present to rip open on Christmas Day.
Hugs... K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

12/10/2009 05:18.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Just a Hello from Kirby
Hope your Wednesday was wonderful. K .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

12/02/2009 03:14.40 PM Report This Comment  
(Should I type in CAPS so you can see the words?)

I'm SO GLAD you're doing better. Got to admit, I was really hoping that if I was lucky enough to hear from you, your news would be good. Bad new is so depressing. Your news is WONDERFUL!! (I capped that one so you'd be able to SEE that I'm excited for ya.) Here's hoping with time your eyes will heal enough to no longer be sensitive to light. Maybe by Christmas Eve you'll be back to normal and able to enjoy the pretty glow of the holiday decorations.

So, am I here in time to get any of those pears or raspberries or kiwi you offered? Mmm, I love all three of those fruits. I had a good Thanksgiving Day; mom was all mine the entire day! As this was my first Thanksgiving with this family I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd heard they can be rather rowdy, busy and chaotic and seeing mom's a rare thing. But this year, what with so many changed in the extended family (lots of moving to Colorado) it was just the same people I see everyday; mom/dad and two human brothers. Because it was just the usual group who aren't surprised if there's a feather in their food, I got to help out with dinner preparations. I chopped the walnuts and cranberries (then ate them. So much for helpin', huh.) Interestingly enough tho, by the time the dinner was hot and ready to eat, it was past my bedtime. When the sun goes down, this Green Cheek goes down too. I tuck myself into my sleeping hut with a kissy-kissy sound and call it a day. I've since had some leftover from that special meal so all's swell with me.
So glad you came by. Thrilled you're gonna be okay. Can't imagine the headache you probably had after hittin' that glass. Ouch. If your human wants to trim your wings, maybe you'd best just hold them out and let the cutting begin, at least until you can see good again, huh? Take care, Cookie. K .^. (That's me upside down!)

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

11/28/2009 01:57.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving, Cookie
Hello~ my name is Kirby. I'm a Green Cheek like yourself. I've had your name written on a list I've started since joining the BC but just haven't had the computer time I'd hope for to come by and introduce myself. With the holiday meal prepared, eaten and cleaned up after, I've perched myself here at the computer, ready to send out some holiday greetings. I was visiting Kiwi's page when I noted a message from your flock that mentioned you'd had a dreadful accident. Oh Cookie, are you okay now? Your profile says that you appear to be have vision complications. Is that yet true? My heart just aches for you... What a dolly of a bird you are. (Has there ever been a GCC that wasn't? Right!)
I would love to know how you're doing now and can only hope the news will be good. Whatever the prognosis, I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Sincerely, Kirby .^.

Come visit me, KIRBY McFlockster & Riza •v•.

11/26/2009 05:56.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
are you trying to eat the camera? LOL
Here is a vote

Come visit me, Jeckel (RIP), Maggie, Luney, Tiko, Cheeky, Tuney, Lily & Turbo.

11/02/2009 05:03.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi There
Happy Halloween!! I love your pictures they are so vibrant. Here's a Canadian Vote. Have a great weekend.

Come visit me, Kiwi & Rika.

10/31/2009 03:36.53 PM Report This Comment  
Hi Cookie.. Im glad you stopped by. Mom has no clue as to where she found the neat little shopping cart but we love it!!! ;) She said to check on ebay maybe. well, we hope you are having a fun halloween... gotta fly!!!
hugs xxxx

Come visit me, Callie*, * Mango*, GREEN*, Peetie missing Lola ♥, Paulie* & Little Angel Peep meets Lola at the RB 6/8/14.

10/31/2009 12:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome here!
Nice to meet you all! We liked your profile picture! Did you catch the camera then?

Leaving our vote


Come visit me, YoYo & Paquita.

10/30/2009 05:45.50 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
welcome and such a cute pic! here is a vote from us! happy halloween!

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

10/30/2009 03:28.46 PM Report This Comment  
I'm also a green cheek conure. We have something in common. I hate when my parents don't pay attantion to me. I want their attantion all thr time!!!

Come visit me, MAKI & Roger.

10/30/2009 06:20.02 AM Report This Comment  
  hi cookie
Welcome to the BC .. Just thought We would say hi and leave you a vote. You sure are a cutie! Stop on by and say hello sometime. ;)

Come visit me, Callie*, * Mango*, GREEN*, Peetie missing Lola ♥, Paulie* & Little Angel Peep meets Lola at the RB 6/8/14.

10/29/2009 09:03.19 PM Report This Comment  
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