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Hi! My name is Ernie and elise

I am a Bourke's Parakeet from durban, Intl.

11 years old   F

Bourke's Parakeet

sunflower seeds,apple,car- rots,broccoli

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi you Two
Punkin here. Oh that would be lovely if they did have their own pages, but many on here get overwhelmed when they have the whole flock. hehehe Mom wasn't going to add Reggie since he's a fosterling, but decided he needed the encouragement. It sure has given him a boost of confidence. Hope you fly by again soon. v4u

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/19/15, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/10/2010 08:55.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ernie and Elise
Punkin here. Oh do tell the zebra hello from us. Any name attached? How about adding a picture to your page? OH! Who is that lovely budgie? 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 11/19/15, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/06/2010 08:51.45 AM Report This Comment  
And Harpo leaves the mound laughing all the way. He knows what’s going to happen. Rosie steps up and has a good stance…..”STRIKE 1!” Everyone looks at Budgie because he’s got such a great Ump voice. Harpo goes up and has Rosie choke up on her bat. She hits the ball and makes first base easily. Rosebud eyes her wondering if she’s a base stealer. She’s not. Ernie gets a base hit and Elise runs up and gives him a hug. Punkin reminds her that he’s on the other team. Then Punkin checks out Noah’s stance. “Oh he knows how to play. Ike’s been playing with him.” Punkin throws a curve ball. “STRIKE 1” “hehehe” “STRIKE 2!” “Punkin eyes Harpo and throws a great change up. “STRIKE 3!” Harpo eyes Punkin and calls Perky up to bat. Perky loads the bases. Here comes Silas. “Hmmmm. Wonder how much he plays. Probably way to much.” She pitches a curve to the outside. “STRIKE!” She manages to barely get him out. Romeo steps up and hits a base hit. One home. Rene’ Pierre surprises everyone by hitting a double. 3 runs. Punkin’s a bit worried because Harpo is now up. She calls Budgie over and tells him to remind Harpo that this game is for the ones who aren’t experienced and to remember what ball he gave her. Budgie goes and gives the message. He nods. So Punkin pitches. Harpo strikes out and Punkins team is up again. Shammy is the first up and shocks everyone by hitting a homerun! Aya taps the ball and it goes flying. She looks at Punkin and Harpo as she stops at 1st. She knows something is up. Juliet and Phoebe strike out. Pookie is up again and takes his stance. Punkin helps him by standing close by. After 2 strikes she goes and talks to him again. He gets ready and SMACK! No one expected this. He hits it out of the park! Pookie, the youngest, makes his bases and celebrates when he gets to home plate. Harpo’s team wins 6-4 but everyone is a winner. This was a great game. So many new ones and they all got to play. They all go to the Thirsty Parrots Bar & Grill. Punkin and Harpo buy.
While they’re listening to the two teams replay the game they look at each other and Harpo asks, “Think we should tell them it was a super ball?” Punkin looks into her beer and a smile spreads over her beak, “And ruin it for Pookie and Elise? Not on your life.” Harpo nods and an evil grin starts to spread, “Who should we target?” Punkin turns to face him and the same evil grin appears, “Let’s think about that one.”

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/19/15, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/05/2010 09:13.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Punkin here.
Finch Baseball---part 3
Punkin , Aya and Handsome are tossing the ball around just waiting for something to do when Pookie flies in to show Punkin how he’s been working his glove.
“Oh! Can I practice with you?” asks Pookie. “We’d love it if you would.” Says Handsome. So they begin throwing from base to base. “We don’t have enough to really get going. Think we could get some lovies to play?” asks Aya. “Let me fly by a few and see if they want to play.” Says Punkin and off she goes.
After about an hour she comes back and tells everyone, “Hey I got a whole bunch of birds who want to play. Linnies, Lovies, Bourkes, more finches and conures. We’re gonna have lots of fun!!!” It isn’t long before everyone shows up and the fun begins.
Harpo goes up to Punkin and hands her a ball. “Here, use this one today. It’ll be funny” Punkin checks it out and a wicked grin forms on her beak. “Oh yeah, this’ll be good. Who should go first?” “let’s see who’s here. Ahhh, How about Pookie?” “Nope, he’s way to young for the first. Let’s let him get used to things” “That good a friend, eh? Okay…. How about Elise?” “Sure that’ll work. She hasn’t played much ball.” So off the friends go to set up the teams.
Elise steps up to the plate and Punkin was right this girl has never played ball before. She hopes that this works. Punkin calls over to Harpo, “Just an easy toss okay.” Harpo nods and pitches….Elise watches the ball go past with wide eyes. Punkin walks over and has a few words with her and steps back. Harpo pitches again. This time Elise gets a piece of it and it flies to the outfield! She stands there staring because she didn’t hit it very hard at all. Punkin and the rest Yell at her to RUN!!! So she does and barely makes it to first. Rosie catches the ball and tosses it up a couple of times just to tease Elise then throws it to Ernie, who was so excited that his mate got to base, nearly drops the ball but then throws it to Harpo. Pookie gets up to bat and is so excited he nearly drops the bat. Punkin calms him down as does Handsome. Harpo pitches and “STRIKE 1!” Pookie looks embarrassed but is told it’s okay and not to panic. “STRIKE 2!” “Oh no! what do I do?” “Try to hit the ball, it’s okay” “STRIKE 3!” Pookie hangs his head, but Punkin tells him he’ll do better next time. He did real good for his first time out. Rosebud is next up and she too strikes out. Punkin glares at Harpo because he knows these guys don’t usually play. None the less, even Rodeo strikes out. Punkin goes out and takes the ball. “You wait, buddy. You just wait.”

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/19/15, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/05/2010 09:12.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ernie & Elise
Punkin here. I'm writing baseball stories, mostly with finches, and I'm on a new one. Could you two come play and I'll be sure you get a copy of the game. Here's Part A of my first one.
Here it is Baseball season once again and all the teams are working up and beginning play. I told her that I was so glad there wasn't a finch team. Start picturing it.... Here's Punkin at the plate.....YOU EXPECT ME TO PICK THAT UP?????....then she finally gets the bat up and it wavers terribly. The ball is pitched....Punkin is so glad that the catcher has such a big glove otherwise she and the ball would be gone. hehehe And THEN the B&G team is up to plate.....Here comes one sliding into base. HEY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BASEMAN? Or maybe just TRYING to pitch a ball that is bigger than our whole body. hehehehe Oh I gotta stop, My sides are splitting. Anyway, we're going to the games and rooting for everyone. Maybe if it's really quiet you'll hear us. Have a great day.

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/19/15, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/04/2010 10:20.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ernie and Elise
Cute names! Elise is my owners name! GO FIGURE! You too are so adorable, had to drop by and give you a vote.

Come visit me, Apollo & Buddy.

04/05/2010 06:13.36 PM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  you two are gorgeous!
Hey there! just flying by to say hi! This is Kiko here and Im hoping to meet some new birdie friends! You are such a gorgeous bird!!! Come visit my page someday! Sqwack to 'ya later!!! ~Kiko p.s. happy thanksgiving

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

11/27/2009 08:46.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy thanksgiving!
Here is a wonderful holliday recipe that I concocted today! Hope you and your flock enjoy!

Birdy Pumpkin Nut Puffs

½ part flax seed
1 part oats (either rolled, whole or steel cut)
1 part shelled raw almonds (may toast if desired)
1 part shelled raw pecans (may toast if desired)
any other nut or grain you wish to add –perhaps cannabis seed or wheat berries
plain canned pumpkin
cinnaman and/or nutmeg and/or ground cloves (optional)

Mixing bowl
Oven or microwave
Mini-muffin tin or paper plate
Oil for greasing tin

To make these I took the flax, oatmeal, almonds and pecans and processed them into a flour in my blender – then I took and added canned pumpkin until it was a paste. Then I dropped small dallops into my (greased!) muffin tin and cooked at (convection) 350’F for 7 minutes. Alternatively, you may add less pumpkin and roll into balls. Place the balls on a paper plate and microwave for about 2 minutes, or until they reach desired crunchiness.
For large birds you may opt to not initially grind up the ingredients, but just throw them all together, or only loosely chop them. I haven’t made it this way, as less is wasted by my birds if it is all together.

Optionally you may either add in or sprinkle on a small amount of cinnoman, nutmeg or ground cloves. I sprinkled those three alternately across my little “muffins”.

Serve to birdies slightly warm or cool as a “footheld” nutty holiday treat!

Come visit me, Monk, Klutz, Mika "Thanks ALL for 2/17 BOTD!", Katana, Pluto, Neptune, Tink, Cayenne & Farewell, dear, sweet Klink.

11/25/2009 11:13.47 PM Report This Comment  
Oh so cute!

Come visit me, Harley.

11/25/2009 05:25.28 PM Report This Comment  
Welome to BC. Here's a vote. Stop by anytime

Come visit me, Bailey.

11/20/2009 01:12.31 AM Report This Comment  
Welcome to BC! My mom always wanted a Bourke Parakeet and we all think you two are beautiful! Here's a vote and visit us when you can!

Come visit me, Figaro & BeBe.

11/19/2009 01:39.05 PM Report This Comment  
You 2 are beautiful! I'm partial to those pink birds! :) Here's a vote for both of you!

Come visit me, Parasol, Zane Grey & Rosie Grier.

11/19/2009 12:59.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ernie and Elsie
You two are beautiful,very cute! I am also fairly new to BC also,Welcome and enjoy! Here's a vote for you two!

Come visit me, Kiwi.

11/19/2009 08:05.38 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Ernie and Elise
Yeah I am the first one to leave a blog. Must say without a doubt you two are the most beautiful parakeets I have ever seen. Welcome to the BC. Hope your stay here is enjoyable and you meet a ton of new friends. Let mom know to fill in your info on how she got the both of you. I am certain everyone would be interested. Here is your first vote. Take care you lovely creatures.

Birdy hugs and kisses,

Sweet Pea

Come visit me, Sweet Pea.

11/19/2009 04:58.46 AM Report This Comment  
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