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I was looking for a mate for Wyatt when I was away and Opie is probably the best lookin' bird I've seen. Hes so special and hes Wyatts soul mate. They fell in love through the cage bars and now if one is separated from the other they don't stop screaming until they are together again..

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Hi! My name is Opie

I am a Cockatiel from New Zealand, Intl.

Pretty boy, ohpeeee

10 years old   M

Cockatiel

I love chopped up silverbeet with a bit of wholemeal bread mixed together so the bread soaks up a little silverbeet juice and I am a bit of a sunflower junkie. Mum limits them and I now eat my fruits and veggies. But I am a picky bird and everything has to be prepared just so or I biff all the food to the bottom of my cage

I sit on top of my cage and the playgym with my mate Wyatt. I love her and follow her, never letting her out of my sight. When Wyatt is on the couch reading with mummy I sneak up and sit on the chair back too.

I am scared of cats walking past my cage, I have always been afraid of being handled too and do not like people getting too close or any sudden movements

She keeps her distance like me 'cause she knows I'm a sensitive little guy. Sometimes I sit with her on the chair and she also sings to me, plays my special classical music and we have a tapping game that we play every morning.

I am hand shy but I watch hand signals from across the room to know when to go back in my cage. I also dance 3 hops forward, 3 hops sideways and backwards then one huge leap forwards when music plays..

Theres nothing better than good food, nice gentle music and my mate Wyatt. I love Wyatt..

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  hi
left you a vote

Come visit me, Wings and Feathers, Feathers (the green one) & Wings (the yellow one) died on January 26 2010.

07/10/2010 09:45.48 PM Report This Comment  
  A Thursday thank you from Floop & a memo from Mom
3 days to go and counting... how can I not be excited, with so many good friends coming by to vote for me! And now a word from Mom... Floop's Mom here. I spoke with someone from BC today and the news is as follows... Finnegan will get the award for BOTW and will be BOTD for Feb 1st and 2nd. Now, doing some thinking and talking with people - no matter what -the BOTM ALWAYS gets congrats and votes, so no matter what that bird has to be voted for to get the BOTD thing out of the way, so to speak. I am making a list, taken from the BOTW list from Floop and Rocky's page, and turning it into a BOTD list. So... on the 31st, we do as we have been all along. On the Sunday we don't have to vote for a BOTD because BC has everything in their hands. In order to get Floop out of the way, in a matter of speech, we start voting Floop on the 2nd of February for the 3rd, Grover (who was supposed to be the next BOTW) on the 3rd for the 4th and so on. There is noway we can change our pages daily to campaign any one bird, so I am asking you all to spread the word around to get over to Floop's page daily to see which bird is up next. I intend to do at least a week ahead. I will work on that one tonight. The list will be in the How We Met section, and I will put the month on top... February and the list 1, 2, 3, and so on. The date listed will be the date we vote for that bird NOT the date we want that bird to win. Because Floop's page is going to be bombarded with emails, I am asking that for this month, while he is at the castle as BOTM, that any nominations for BOTD be emailed to me directly paulamtl@gmail.com I do not know all of you parronts, so PLEEEEZE tell me who you are and who your bird is so I can make the connection. I am going to ask any of you to copy and paste this around to help me out. I will copy this and paste it here again for the next few days so everyone will see it. See you all later.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Thanks for helping me get to 10K!, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

01/28/2010 11:51.58 PM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi from Floop
Another thank you coming your way... I think Mom is finally getting excited about this too. She actually looked at the crowns I picked out and I think she was impressed. lol Hope to see you tomorrow... 7 days to go after today.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Thanks for helping me get to 10K!, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

01/24/2010 08:01.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Floop
Thanks for the vote! Thanks for coming by. Yes, well my oldMom spoke French so I am teaching all he other here to speak French too. I think I drove Zak nuts yesterday, looking for crowns. i am down to 3 to decide from and think I might wear them all throughout the month. lol I also am in the middle of setting up a special surprise for the castle, which you will all find out about if I get BOTM. No use asking any of my flock either - they have no clue what I have been up to. With this I will leave you to the imagination, and I am off to write some more blogs. Please keep them votes coming!

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Thanks for helping me get to 10K!, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

01/21/2010 09:38.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Opie
Great name! We think you are a beautiful 'tiel. Here's a vote for you and a wish to you and your flock for a healthy 2010. Fly by anytime. Take care, Artie and the flock

Come visit me, Winchester, The Artist Formerly Known As Poopsie ("Artie"), Paco, Salsa & Poe.

01/03/2010 09:43.45 AM Report This Comment  
  then this sounds good, what you can do is add vitamin supplements, do not go overboard with the vitamins, tropimix from hagen seems to be favored. It is higher in fat. Sunflower seeds provide absolutely no nutrients except for fat....safflower is much better, maybe you should hang in his cage several pieces of millet spray....this might divert his attention and keep him busy. Also try all natural halibut fish oil. YOu get this at your local pharmacy in the natural supplement section. Comes in a gel capsul, just pierce little hole and sprinkle on the pellet. I know it is sometimes a challenge getting them converted to pellets, I have a pair of blue crowned that are very very fussy. Seems u are doing the right thing with the diet.

Come visit me, Theodore, Baby Blue & Francesca.

12/27/2009 06:37.57 AM Report This Comment  
  i forgot to mention, could very well be a mineral deficiency. I regularly, and provide, probiotic, milk thistle (this is holistic, and helps regenerate liver) hagens multi vitamin, vitamin a gel in capsules i pierce a hole and drip the liquid on their foods. I started to feed Blue Chia seeds , i just sprinkle some on her night formula, she laps i down. I have lots of info on holistic meds, and natural remedies that help this little fids, without having to run to a costly vet all the time, mark me you should not bar out vets, if your bird has symptoms, a vet should take a look at it, a cbc, (bloodwork , cheapest intervention, but boy it tells you a lot on health status) from there you adjust diet and vitamins and minerals....the stuff i give, i alternate in days....don t overdue it with vitamins, a little goes a long way, it s consistency that assures the effectiveness.

Come visit me, Theodore, Baby Blue & Francesca.

12/21/2009 05:11.52 AM Report This Comment  
  are you sure he eats it or he s just playing with it. I ve heard of dogs doing that not birds. What kind of diet is he on? 80percent pellet diet, 10 percent fruit veggies and sprouts, and 5 seeds, would be best. How come he gets to his poo, don t u have a grill at the bottom of the cage? If he fancies fruits try using a shish kabob with 4, 5 different fruits speared , should definitely divert his attention on something yummier...

Come visit me, Theodore, Baby Blue & Francesca.

12/21/2009 05:00.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya!
Hey handsome! You are a lot smaller than me, but I'd love to share my perch with you. My mommy said my brother, Mouse, is coming to live with us soon. He is a Camelot, too. I love visiting all of the folks out there! Mommy said you live really far from me...I am in Florida...it's been yucky outside, so we can't go out right now. I asked mommy to vote for you, and she said she did. Squawk with ya later!

Come visit me, Jazzy, Zazu, Forrest Gump, Etu, Simba, Mozelle & Skeeter.

12/17/2009 05:05.28 PM Report This Comment  
  we don t have many here in canada either, they are hard to come by and often, unless you are a breeder and connected with other aviculturist you are just on a list. They reproduce every two yrs, in the wild the babies remain with the parents for a good year and half. In fact took me some time to wean mine. She is 3.5 now and still asks for her evening formula. She laps it right out of her bowl, but now and then I still syringe feed her, so she does not forget. I feed all my pets with syringe just a little handfeeding formula in the evening, this is good because if ever you need to administer antiobiotics or other meds, it is so easy mixing it with the formula. Some meds taste absolutely horrible.

Come visit me, Theodore, Baby Blue & Francesca.

12/11/2009 05:07.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Opie! I don't do many sounds, although I do 'shhhhh!" the Grandmom when she gets too noisy! Mostly I talk. Hoped you enjoyed your day! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

12/10/2009 07:29.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Hey there, congrats on your progress, I'm like that too..

Here's a vote! :)

Come visit me, Sweetie RIP Mimzi <3.

12/08/2009 07:32.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Opie! You can imitate the phone ringing? That's pretty cool. When I lived at the Bird Park and my human worked there, there was a Cockatoo who could do that. The first time she heard that, my human was looking around for the phone to answer it...heehee..Hope you enjoyed your day! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

12/07/2009 08:23.24 PM Report This Comment  
  hello, and thanks for dropping by, here is a vote for you , and don t be shy drop in anytime...

Come visit me, Theodore, Baby Blue & Francesca.

12/07/2009 05:45.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi there
This is Pepper the Military Macaw in Oregon. I am the biggest in the flock. We have a couple of tiels too and Snowball is quite the whistler. One of his favorite songs to whistle is Jingle Bells and finally it's the right time of the year. I am a gentle giant. I always say "hello" when the phone rings and yell "Mama" when she is out of sight. I voted for you because you are soooo pretty!

Come visit me, Jewely, Snowball, Pepper, Gable, PC, Kaylib & Charlie.

12/05/2009 11:54.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Opie! You have a cute name--do you know how to whistle that theme song from Andy Griffith? I hear that you Tiels whistle quite well. My lazy human hasn't gotten around to my Christmas pic yet, I'm going to have to consider trading her in on a better model....Hope you enjoyed your day ! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

12/05/2009 07:51.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Opie! Thanks for the congrats, and it's very nice to meet you! My, what a lovely profile picture of you. That background really shows off your nice colors. Yes, I enjoyed being BOTW last week, but what with Thanksgiving and company, I hardly had time to visit on BC and prance around in my crown...lol... But now it's over, so I think I'll get my human started on some Christmas pictures--Santa is right around the corner, after all! Hope you had a great day, and fly by anytime! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

12/03/2009 05:03.11 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Opie, dropping by to leave you a vote.

Mommy just got me a big bag of millet today! YUM!
I go crazy for that stuff.

I gotta go, have a great night!

Come visit me, Sweetie RIP Mimzi <3.

12/01/2009 05:43.52 PM Report This Comment  
  hey there!
Hey there! This is Kiko just flyin' by to say hi! You are a beautiful bird! Come visit my page somemtime! Happy Thanksgiving!

Come visit me, Buddy, Kiko, Mr. Marabell R.I.P., Sprite & Petey.

11/27/2009 11:41.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Happy Thankgiving! I left a vote, hope you have a great day.

Come visit me, Sweetie RIP Mimzi <3.

11/26/2009 07:01.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Thanks for being my friend, leaving a vote for you,have a good night- Sweetie

Come visit me, Sweetie RIP Mimzi <3.

11/20/2009 05:48.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, wanna be friends? You're so cute, left you a vote!

Come visit me, Sweetie RIP Mimzi <3.

11/09/2009 11:01.50 AM Report This Comment  
  If janet henderson NV is reading this there is no link to your page :) I'd like to visit it

Come visit me, Opie, Seagull, Cotton/Peewee, Lucca, Lace, Chintz & Wyatt.

11/09/2009 12:53.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello there
What a pretty bird.
Had our little cockatiel for 28 years.
He was "Zackary". Cool little guy and we loved him.

Janet, Henderson, NV.

11/08/2009 07:23.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
Welcome, thanks for visiting.

Come visit me, Mongo, Vern & Chester.

11/07/2009 11:50.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Opie
Welcome to BC. You are a pretty Tiel. There are 4 tiels in our flock. Stop by for a visit. Here is a vote for you.
Misty and the flock

Come visit me, Hilda (even though I am a boy), Sunny & Pierre.

11/07/2009 09:26.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Opie
We just got done seeing Wyatt and we would like to welcome you to the BC also. We're glad that your mum got you both on the BC. It's alway nice to see more tiels here. Here is a vote for yo and hope that you have a great day.

Come visit me, Pretty - passed away 8/23/14 & Harley.

11/07/2009 09:07.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Opie
Welcome to the Bird Channel where all us feathered friends hang out. You look so much like my DJ and KC. Come visit us sometime.

Come visit me, Chipper, Ole, Coco, Jasper, Shadow, Rudie, KC, DJ & Chiko.

11/07/2009 09:05.46 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome to bird channel
welcome. we hope you love it here as much as we do.lots to see and do here.and best of all is making friends. mom won a tee shirt for placing 2 vidoes on here, mom loves it. its fun entering contests.we love your pics. here a vote for you.
peanut

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

11/07/2009 06:49.31 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome to bird channel
welcome. we hope you love it here as much as we do.lots to see and do here.and best of all is making friends. mom won a tee shirt for placing 2 vidoes on here, mom loves it. its fun entering contests.we love your pics. here a vote for you.
peanut

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

11/07/2009 06:49.30 AM Report This Comment  
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