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Hi! My name is Pookie gives mom kisses, Happy Mother's Day !!

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Pearl City, HI.

Pookie Pot Pie, Pookums, Pook, Pooooooooookie, Hey You! Rice bird !

5 years old   M

Green-Cheeked Conure

Fresh Papaya, Mango, grapes, Raw Peanuts, pumpkin and papaya chews, and all SUNFLOWER SEEDS!!!! Or sticky rice and whatever mom is eating I want to try too. :)

Nowadays since its cold, i've been hanging out in mom's shirt cause its nice and warm and cozy in there. :) or on top of my tree screeching when I see an intruder like a cat or dog that goes by.

I think i'm a teenager now. I don't like loud noises or stink and strange people and my vet said that I can't have seeds everyday cause its not good for me. :( And when i'm on mom and don't want to come down till i'm ready to go down! :( Cause i'm a spoiled birdy!

she gives me love and lots of fruits and treats and stuff to play with and spoils me rotten :)

I also took a DNA test on Friday to see if i'm a boy birdy or a girl birdy. We'll know in 10 days. :) I think we'll get the results by February 14th, 2010 Valentine's Day.
GUESS WHAT EVERYONE, I'M A BOYEEEE!!!!! MY DNA TEST CAME BACK TODAY FEBRUARY 17, 2010!!! HEHEHEHHEHE :) HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY!!!!

Also, my mom reminds me to say my birdy prayers every night before I go to sleep. And it goes something like this: Dear God, I thank you for my mommy and daddy and all of my birdy friends here on the BCC and every where else. Please bless all my birdy friends and especially to those who just came out of surgery and are recooperating. Please bless those young and old birdies who are ill or are not feeling well, as you are the great physician in the sky and can heal all. I pray that you cover all us birdies with your shield of armor to protect us from any disease or illness or harm that may come our way. I thank you from the bottom of my little birdy heart, Amen. :)


I think i'm in puberty my hormonies are running a muck! I don't like daddy when i'm on mommy and I try to bite him and I lunge!! I dunno why? PUBERTY !!!!.

Pook Pook Pookie! Ma! Ma! Ma! What U doing??? Pookie go botcha! What U doing?? Pookpook Pookie Pookie Pookie, where's Daddy? Where did you go?.

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  Hi Pookie & Laka
Hello everybirdie. It's the weekend again and also the end of the month draws ever closer. I have had a wonderful month sharing and reading all your awesome thoughts, ideas and suggestions. The Companion Parrot Crisis is huge, far more then one small blue-fronted Amazon can tackle on her own but together with each of you we can and will make a difference. The general populous needs education and enlightenment about sharing their lives with one of us feathered wonders. As you all have so eloquently pointed out, we ARE NOT at all like owning a dog or cat. No one can own a Parrot. While dogs and cats are domesticated, Parrots are not, and never will be truly humanized. There is a problem when humans begin to rationalize our behaviors in humanistic terms. Our behaviors and responses are based on instinctive and learned responses just as those of our wild cousins. We can be trained to do tricks through positive re -enforcement but we can not be controlled or expected to obey commands as a dog will.
One point I have observed in my short 2 years of life is that people tend to judge us by our species not by our individual personalities. Not all Macaws lunge, not all Cockatoos bite and scream, not all Amazons are aggressive and unpredictable. The list goes on and on. We are singular beings, and although certain traits are inheritable we are also influenced by our past experiences. Companion Parrots can not be generalized into "types" any more then all humans are the same.
My hope and desire is that one day there will be no need for Parrot Rescues, and every Parrot will have a loving forever home of its own. The abuse and neglect will be in the past and every Parrot will know happiness and never experience fear or terror. Will that world ever come? No, but if even one Parrot can be freed from pain, released from it's caged prison, and receive it's very first spark of hope my life will be rewarded, and my purpose on Earth fulfilled. Momma Deb says she will not rest until she knows changes have come, until Rescues are not forced to turn away unwanted Parrots from lack of space and funds. Her goal is awareness, education and to make a change even one person, one Parrot at a time. She has no magic formula for making it happen, but as long as she has a voice she has the power to see it happen. One voice can start a war, so many voices speaking up for us can surely start a Worldwide movement to better the lives of ALL Companion Parrots, end Poaching and legalized trapping of Wild Parrots for profit.
The logo for our Rescue is ADOPT! DON'T SHOP! a universal phrase that says it all. It is spring and countless thousands of babies will hatch from eggs. Ten years from now where will they be? Will they be in loving homes? Will they be in Rescues? Their fourth homes? How many will have died from abuse, neglect at the hands of mankind?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/29/2015 01:31.33 PM Report This Comment  
  HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!!

Left a vote for you. Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/29/2015 05:35.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer Feathers
Happy Friday.

Grapes today [both a toy AND a food!]

As to your question about the carrots - Dad buys a package of "Matchstick Carrots" -already sliced up into nice tiny sticks.
The last time he tried cutting up bigger carrots, they were not the right shape and size - and I turned my beak up at them.

Sending love out to all my BC Friends
~Wings Up~

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05/29/2015 03:34.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
mom put me in the lilac bush again today and while she was standing there holding my leash she noticed a big round thing laying in the yard. she picked me up off the branch and we walked over to inspect it. it was a birds nest laying there. it was very well made with twigs tightly woven on the bottom and the middle had plastic bubble wrap woven into hardened mud. on top of that were more tightly woven twigs. the nest itself wasn't damaged and must have fallen out of a tree. there were no egg shells or baby feathers or anything laying around it so hopefully no eggs had been layed yet or if they had it was long before it fell and everyone hatched and grew up.

love Cori

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05/28/2015 09:33.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pookie~~
I hope you are having a great day! Mom is doing lots of cleaning while I am watching Rio and checking out the people in the pool.
Tomorrow is the annual fire alarm inspection and unfortunately mom has been cleaning out closets and had piles of stuff everywhere! She has been working on it all morning and will be done soon. We are taking a break to get a note out and have a snack!
How is your mom feeling? We hope her mouth is all better and not giving her any pain!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/28/2015 04:16.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie,
Sorry you were having trouble with the avatar. It takes a few seconds before it uploads. If they don't come up, which is what happens sometimes, just refresh the page and it should upload. Try it again and see if you can get it to work and let me know. I really appreciate all your votes and I want it to be easy for you to get to the page.

Hope you are having a good day!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/28/2015 11:41.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka Aolani
Oh how awful to have that sliver of bone growing there like that.It almost seems like it was the sliver of bone that was really the culprit of all the pain that poor Momma Ruthie was enduring!Mom and all of us feel so bad for Momma Ruthie having to go through all this pain and then to have the thing grow back again so she will have to suffer the pain and torture of this again!That root canal thing really sounds even more painful!All our prayers go out to Momma Ruthie for peace and comfort from pain and we send lots more prayers for her to be able to get through the day tomorrow at work and that no one with bother her or upset her in any way either!Our prayers have been so strong for her to hear from that other job so she won't have to be fearful of having to work with such monsters who don't appreciate her.
If only we lived closer then my Mom would've loved to have driven her home from the dentist,Mom and all of us here are only so relieved that she made it home by herself like that in so much pain.We are all so praying that the gauze in her mouth will help to quiet the pain for her and deter anyone from upsetting her at work.Please give her all our love and warm wing hugs to help make her feel better,Mom gives her a gentle loving hug and holds her tight passing the strength of our birdie forces strong and true to Momma Ruthie,to let her know that we here are all there for her no matter what!Please let us know how she fared at work and if they left her alone or even cared for all the pain she's been having to deal with.We love you Momma Ruthie!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all our love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,Dixie and flock and family and Mom too!

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/28/2015 10:39.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka
Happy Thursday to all my friends. Sweetie here once more with our BOTM blog. I did miss yesterday as momma Deb was called upon at a moments notice to help out with a rather difficult birdie related situation. All went well, and it has a happy, satisfactory ending. Today we get all Momma's attention and she promises extra treats for everybirdie who was so well behaved yesterday when our friend King Mikey D's Momma helped get us ready for bed.
Our month is quickly coming to an end. We have shared some very timely and sensitive issues and discussion and I truly hope each of us has learned a little or a lot from one another's experiences. A life with a Companion Parrot is never dull, never ordinary and certainly never boring. No two species are alike, and among like species we each have our own extraordinary individuality and quirks. Some of us are as bold as a lion, others as shy as a mouse, yet we all possess the inherit ability to melt our Parront's heart, worm our way into their every thought and garner their love and respect. I wish that this description was universal, and it grieves my little Blue-Fronted Amazon heart that at this very moment, Parrots are suffering untold neglect, abuse or worse death at the hands of mankind. Never did my Momma Deb in her wildest thoughts think she would ever be writing as a Companion Parrot Advocate. That she would be one of the ones to stand up against our mistreatment and to put up the fight for our rights. Life has a way of changing suddenly, and if we allow it, it can transform a one time breeder into a Parrot Spokesperson.
I am only one Parrot, but I want to encourage each of you to take the challenge to become a Companion Parrot Ambassador. Never doubt your ability to bring about change. Whether you are a "get in your face" type, or a "quiet, shier one at a time" personality type we ALL can make a difference. Just imagine if every bird loving Parront spoke to just one person about life with a Parrot, about proper care, feeding or even shared what it is like to be owned by one of us, the impact would be fantastic. We could make change, stop improper selection of species for first time would be Parronts, change how one Parrot is treated, or how it is viewed within it's own family situation. We might open a cage door closed for years, allow a Parrot to begin to enjoy better food, have room to move in it's cage at last, find out how much fun a toy can be, or receive the Veterinarian care it needs and deserves. You would be shocked at how many do not know that their Parrot should be seen by a Veterinarian regularly. The number who feel a Parrot only needs peanuts and sunflower seeds. We need YOUR voice to make change happen.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: It is not a question at all. Please continue to share YOUR special MOMENT(S) with your fids with us. They are interesting, educational and encouraging to read. Your experience might make a difference for someone else too.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/28/2015 07:38.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Thursday here. Matchstick Carrots, hugs from Dad and a fun day ahead
Hope you make it a great day. ~Wings Up~

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05/28/2015 03:17.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
HAPPY HUMPDAY

i finally got outside today with no problems. no jackhammers and no poisons being sprayed. mom put me in the lilac bush where i chewed off some dead branches. a warbler flew over to the lilac bush to see who i was. i ignored it. when i saw a bug fly around mom i would try and bite it. i was very happy when mom took me inside.

love Cori

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05/27/2015 09:24.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Laka Aolani,Pookie,Angel Sallykins&Momma Ruthie
Dixie and the flock are so upset that poor Momma Ruthie is in so much pain!That must've been so awful to have to drive herself over to the other side of the island and have that sliver of bone sawed off.Mom and all of us can only imagine how much pain she must be in,Mom thinks that tooth pain is the worst pain ever.Oh Laka Momma Ruthie needs lots and lots of cuddle time with you and Pookie.That is the only way that she can try to forget about the pain.She needs all the birdie power you can give her,you and Pookie.Mom keeps putting her name in the special intentions book at church every week for lots more prayers for comfort and peace from pain.Please know that our Mom sends Momma Ruthie big warm birdie hugs and wraps her arms around her and holds her tight!Pookie you stay on one side of Momma Ruthie and nuzzle next to her cheek and Laka you can warm up her other cheek to help ease the pain some!Its bringing a tear to Mom's eyes knowing how much pain poor Momma Ruthie is in!Please know that she is in our thoughts and prayers constantly and we are so hoping she gets some sleep through all that pain.Please be good little babies and keep us updated on how she's doing!Give her all our love from everyone here!And a big hug from our Mom and all of us too!
Sending you all our love and prayers for Momma Ruthie for her to feel better soon.Loving you always and forever and sending you a vote along with all our warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Love,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers and flock and Momma Rose too!

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/27/2015 07:05.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

*I am letting all of my BC friends know that on Chipper's page, there is an avatar for the Warriors team in the aviary. It's the blue box that says "Warriors." You can use this to get to the team page. Some of the birdies said they have used it and it makes it a lot easier! I also want to thank everybirdie who has been voting for our team so we can make the 10K. We really do appreciate all of your support!

Hope you're having a good week!! Left a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/27/2015 06:31.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer
Some have asked about my photo. In this photo I am on a birdie-dish having a treat:
"Flitzer Coffee" A touch of coffee with a drop of milk and whipped cream. It is a favorite treat.
The Soy Sauce behind me is simply where Dad keeps it, as he uses Soy instead of Salt when he is cooking.
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Monday evening, Dad shared a favorite movie on DVD "AFTER HOURS" (1985 directed by Martin Scorsese). It's a very "different" dark comedy.
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Hot n muggy this week -preparing us for the Summer ahead.
~Wings Up~

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05/27/2015 03:39.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Pookie~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! The pool is finally filled up but it was a bit of a disappointment. There is a room across from the pool which mom says is the control room. They just turned on the faucets and filled it up! Sort of like a bathtub but bigger. Not very exciting at all.
Mom made me some macaroni and peas to cheer me up! Mandy just loves macaroni and cheese so mom baked a pan to give her a treat also. She is a very happy dog! She spent the morning ripping up the wee wee pads and tossing the pieces side to side. Since I do that with the newspaper at the bottom of my cage, I can't say a thing! Mom didn't seem too happy that she ripped them up. They were unused by the way!
I'm off to supervise kitchen cleaning! Mom says if you cook you gotta clean! I didn't cook so I'll just supervise! In mom's case, she cooked and went to the movies yesterday so she has to pay the price!hahahahahaha She saw Tomorrowland and enjoyed it so she says it was worth it!
I hope your day is spectacular! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/26/2015 01:54.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie,
Hope you had a nice holiday weekend!
Left you a vote. Enjoy your evening!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/26/2015 01:50.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka
Happy Tuesday everybirdie, Sweetie here with your BOTM blog for the day. I so enjoy the blogs, I read them each and sometimes twice in case I missed anything. Such great information is available right here among our BC friends. It's been a rather eventual few days. Momma Deb was called on to take in an older Cockatoo, but through many conversations was able to keep him safely in his own home. This poor M-Too was severely plucked and sported a rather nasty hole ( self-inflicted) on his neck. His past owners moved suddenly and gave up him, and an Amazon to a fellow local rescue who deals with small species only. Hola, as he is named was fostered into a home of experienced Companion Parrot owners with no Too experience. After Momma told them about the need for blood work to test for diseases, need to have the wound treated by the Vet and to discover, if possible the reason he is plucking, Hola is now at an Avian Vet under-going treatment.
We, BC Companion Parrot Ambassadors have so much we can share, so much to give to the Avian World. So many of you have done so much to help others learn about life shared with a feathered Fid. Everytime you suggest a good food to someone eying various foods for their Parrot at home you are making a World of difference both to their Bird and also to those whom speak with. It does matter. A few shared words of wisdom can save an innocent Parrot years of neglect, or re-homing. It is better to dissuade someone getting a bird, then remaining silent. From experience I see it often here, in my forever home. People visit, and OH I LOVE THAT ONE! I always wanted one of those? What is it? Can IT talk!? Oh they certainly are told the facts no holds barred. We are loud, messy beyond words, destructive sometimes, expensive, eat only the best out-of-season fruits and can be down right nasty when upset, hormonal or angry. People leave with a new understanding of life with a Parrot. It is not all that TV version of the Macaw on the shoulder talking in cognitive sentences, or a small, flitting bird singing happily in its barred prison.
Mom says she is going to keep close tabs on Hola, so he doesn't fall through the cracks, and disappear forever. She has arranged with the very BEST Cockatoo Sanctuary she knows of in Canada to take him there to live forever. There he will be safe, cared for and loved dearly by the owner, and volunteers.
I want to encourage everyone to get involved in some small way. Some of you have done quite a lot to education people about Companion Parrots. Not everyone has that ability, but we can all offer to be an advisory, to offer help to owners through animal shelters, or a Vet office. You might be surprised how willing they are for someone to refer people to with bird problems.
PLEASE keep sharing your stories they are fabulous.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/26/2015 01:29.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie, Laka, & Sallykins, from Jenny & flock
I must say our day started out every nice with gorgeous weather, but right after noon, our MediaCom internet, phone, and TV cable service went down for 4 hours, bummer! After talking to a Mongolian, who could barely speak the language, we are up and running, at least for now, and we will do the best we can to send friendship notes to all our best friends! Love to all in your happy home, you are all very loved by this flock, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~Our dear pal Mr Cookie is in his countdown to Summer vacation, let's all help him (22days and counting), we love you Cookie & aunt Mary...

Come visit me, Ziggy~Jen & I at the McAviary-good times!!, Jenny Genie~Go ahead, make a wish, I will help you, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Summer with my sister Jenny love her, Ms LaLo~Friesan Fire & I, racing for the Roses!.. & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/26/2015 08:59.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Hello from Flitzer.

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05/26/2015 03:08.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this damp, dull Monday herein Napanee, Ontariot. With less then a week left in this month, I wanted to take a brief look at a few of the blogs you left on my page to share with everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments, and encourage everybirdie to share in the discussion. I was reading this morning and came across Miss Chyna's blog. It brought back many memories to me about my beginnings here in the Sky Flock. Chyna was very blessed indeed that her Momma and Daddy found her when they did. Dirty, hungry and sick she was being sold to whoever had the money to take her away. What a shame some people look at us and only see a value sign written in dollars. My story as you all know was different, but in a sense was also based on money.
Sometimes birds arrive into home with hidden illnesses, but there are a lot that were sold or given away because they were sick and their former owners did not or could not afford the money to have them treated by a Veterinarian. I am asking to see how many of you were outwardly ill when re-homed? How many were being housed in sub-standard, dirty conditions? How many of you were without food, or being given poor, low quality or incorrect foods?
My Momma Deb feels there should be standards set for those who retail Companion Parrots whether a private owner or as a business (Pet Stores, Breeders etc). In general the animal welfare laws of our countries are behind the times, lack sufficient depth to make necessary changes, and fall short in the juridical system. Laws set to protect us many times lead to fines, or a probational period of "owning or possessing an animal." Many of you may recall the tragic murder of Ozzie an CAG in Alberta Canada. Stolen from her front porch and brutally abused her murderers, three teens got away with a crime that united the Parrot World to fight for stiffer sentences,and more explicit laws to be written to protect ALL animals.
Many have shared this month that they have seen sick Companion Parrots sold in Pet Stores. Often when this fact is brought to staffs attention, they shrug it off and do nothing. Few chain stores will spend the money to take an ill bird to a Veterinarian for treatment. After all it effects their profit margin. Many times when an ill bird is pointed out it is removed from the display cage to die alone in the back of the store. Some stores even have made it their "policy" that sick animals, birds included be "humanely" killed by placing it into a box in their freezer. That is not humane, freezing to death, alone in the dark. Some stores have admitted that they are told by "head-office" that this is how they are to treat sick animals in the store.
Bird Channel members are a small group, but we have a voice to cry out for changes. We are not a commodity. We are loving, feeling, sensitive Creatures that deserve respect, care and to be loved for who we are!

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/25/2015 01:47.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie,
"HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!"

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday!!
Leaving a vote for you. Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/25/2015 07:17.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Moring Pookie & Laka, from Jenny Lynn
We want to wish all our dear BC friends a happy and safe Memorial Day! We had tornado watches and warning all around us, and several touched down just across the Mississippi River, but very little damage or so we are lead to believe! Our rain was minimal at best, so no worry about flooding! We have more coming today but hopefully not to much of anything! Give our love to all in your Holiday home, and may peace reign supreme at your home today! Cherish your fond memories, and don't forget to love each other, love and happiness starts at home ya know, see ya all tomorrow...

Holiday love from Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~As usual, our special love to aunt Ruthie & papa Peter

Come visit me, Ziggy~Jen & I at the McAviary-good times!!, Jenny Genie~Go ahead, make a wish, I will help you, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Summer with my sister Jenny love her, Ms LaLo~Friesan Fire & I, racing for the Roses!.. & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/25/2015 05:46.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day Flitzer
Happy Memorial Day.
Not sure what's going on today, but it will be warm - near 80 degrees.
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Saturday, Dad helped friends celebrate their friend's 98th Birthday.
I can't count that high - 98 is such a big number.

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Dad and Uncle Geno took a day trip Sunday in the sunshine -driving a couple hours away.
Nice day for a drive.
~Wings Up~

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05/25/2015 03:30.18 AM Report This Comment  
  HI POOKIE
it was a gorgeous day today. i got to go outside for about 20 minutes before the neighbor started with the jackhammer and burning. in those 20 minutes we watched hummingbirds coming to the feeder. once I started sneezing from the burning smoke mom brought me inside.

love Cori

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05/24/2015 10:27.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Pookie and Laka and Mama Ruthie!
Holy moley, the Castle is so much fun when you are King of the Day, that is for sure!

And have some cake, too! Lizzie had a cake ready for me in no time--I think I am gonna be waddling for a few days, cuz I ate to my hearts content!

Have a super rest of the day! Wing hugs comin' atcha!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/24/2015 08:20.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this Memorial Day long weekend. I again must say I am sorry for missing yesterday but Momma Deb had to visit a very talented Indian Ringneck named Max to clip his nails for his Momma. Problem is to get there was a very long drive across country. Needless to say Max looks great, and to make up for the nail grooming he received a Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations, round peg boards to play with.
Max's Mom had contemplated adding another fid to the household. However after talking to my Momma she has decided to keep on loving Max and an pass on adopting another Parrot. Max is quite spoiled, and very well cared for and love. I doubt he would have been any to happy to see another Companion Parrot moving in on his home territory.
The conversation over lunch drifted to the topic of Parrots of course. Max's Mom had recently watched a television commercial telling people to Adopt! Don't Shop! for a Companion Parrot. She had never seen the commercial before and it caught her off guard, but also made her begin to think. She does not recall the name of the Rescue other then it was in the USA. How wonderful it would be if Rescues could come together to finance, through donations and Corporate sponsors television advertisements or magazine advertisements encouraging Adoption of Parrots over buying from a store/breeder/bird Mart etc. Companies advertise to cause consumers to purchase brand "A" over brand "B". I am certain it would work on potential owners of Companion Parrots in like manner. If even one Parrot was adopted from each Rescue what a difference it could begin to make.
Parrot ownership ( ugh, I dislike that term) is a privilege, not a right. When the World begins to realize this truth, we Parrots will begin to gain the respect we rightfully deserve. Our friendship can not be purchased, forced from us or bullied out of us. We are wild flying Creations that were meant to spend our days being Parrots, not a cage ornament or room accent. While on FB today I saw someone's cool off-handed comment to a Parront who has just lost a fid. Suggesting she buy another to replace her baby. It is sad to think this person is someone who has a bird. Love from a Companion Parrot can not be purchased with all the money in the World. You have to earn it, on our terms.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; Please share with us one or two of the hurls you encountered when first bringing home your fid(s). Also how about some of the best, most touching moments as well. The greatest over-coming moment when you just knew you and your Fid were happily bonded for life!

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05/24/2015 11:47.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pookie
Stopping buy with a reminder that you start the BC Kissing Booth on 6-1-15.

I need your Mom to send my Dad a couple up close pictures of you so I can make your KB picture. Or will your Mom make you one & send it to him?
Right now Angel is haveing a carnival at the booth. Stop in & ride a few rides & get some not good for you food!!!

Still Ms BB

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05/24/2015 09:34.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
a quick Fly-By today

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05/24/2015 02:46.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Frost-warnings overnight. It's going to be nice the rest of the weekend, but -my, the nights have been cold for May.

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I love this photo. I'm sitting in the berry bowl in the kitchen, giving Dad a happy squawk.
[This is to make sure Dad doesn't mistaken me for a berry].
~Wings Up~

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05/23/2015 02:56.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
HAPPY TGIF DAY

dad was cooking doggies dinner and had set the glass microwave plate on the stove burner and forgot to turn the burner off and it exploded. mom is glad the glass was more in chunks and not so much shattered shards there were a few shards but not many. then dad keeps standing in the middle of it in his bare feet.

love Cori

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05/22/2015 10:29.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pookie~
I hope you had a great day too! It got cloudy and cooler here today so I don't think anyone is missing the pool. They painted it today and then put the lights and the filter covers back on. It is now ready for water when it dries.
Mom has to drive Jennifer down to her dads house tomorrow. The doctors have been checking him ever since he has the heart attack and found he has a leaky heart valve. He is going to have to have surgery to fix it and Jennifer is worried. Mom thinks it will be okay since they do so many of those kinds of surgeries. They haven't scheduled it yet but we keep him in our prayers everyday.
Mom went over to Costco today and it was very crowded. They had all the registers open so it really didn't take long to get out of there. She brought back some lovely blueberry muffins and Mandy, Merlin and I shared one! Yes, the cat likes blueberry muffins!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:48.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Mom has a booboo on her leg that she didn't even know happened. Yesterday when she left the museum, the car door slammed into her shin (because she's clumsy sometimes) and it hurt, but mom didn't think anything of it. Last night when she was getting ready for bed, she saw that she had bled on her khaki pants! There was a huge wound on her leg as well. It doesn't hurt, but it will take awhile to heal.
Today mom worked in the avian nursery, and she had the 20 minute timer as well. Every 20 minutes she had to feed the smallest babies in the incubator, and of course, clean their nests and paper underneath, too, because what's going in one end seems to push out what's at the other end. She managed, between 20 and 45 minute feedings, to clean only 6 other cages. The avian nursery is pretty full right now, with robins, sparrows, starlings, mourning doves, pigeons, a cedar waxwing, a woodpecker, a little screech owl, crows, etc. The 6b ducklings in one of the cages got a fake mom today. Mom found the decoys they use for moms, and popped one in there on the heating pad. The babies will gather round it for comfort once it heats up a little.
After the center, she went shopping for fruits and veggies for us. Now she's home, and after doing our blogs, will plant the strawberry, gooseberry, and peppers that our neighbor left for us. We are under a frost advisory for tonight, so mom will have to look for some sheets for the tender stuff she is planting today. Everything else should be okay.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/22/2015 11:15.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

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05/22/2015 08:32.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka
Happy, healthy Friday to everybirdie. It's looking to be a great long-weekend for all my BC friends in the US. I am very delighted by the responses you are sharing with us. I hope everybirdie takes the time to read them too. There is a lot to consider when it comes to sharing your home with a Companion Parrot. When my Momma Deb started with birds, there was so little written about them it was a hit or miss situation when it came to care, housing and health. Today, with the internet at our finger tips, and countless books on various species, self-educating is a joyous and necessary component to be availed by all. We never know it all, and learning is a life time effort. Everyday with a Companion Parrot offers opportunities to observe or learn something new and valuable.
Many of us wish to adopt a new fid into our homes, hearts and flocks but there are so many considerations beyond species to work through. I must say this topic was brought to me by our dear friend Eva Kline of the famed K K Koral. It is something we need to look at when thinking of the addition of a brand new flock member in an established flock. That is the dreaded "quarantine" .
It would be the very rare home that can provide us with "IDEAL" conditions to quarantine an incoming bird. So with this knowledge what can we do? and what is not ok to do? To correctly quarantine a new Parrot you need a room, that is supplied with it's own source of air, preferably filtered intake and exhaust. Many Avian diseases are air-borne. Simply separating a new Parrot from the flock within the same household does not prevent contamination and disease spread through the air, air vents and whenever the door is opened to care for the new comer. The false belief that changing your clothing, shoes etc after caring for the new comer WILL NOT prevent the spread of disease.
By definition all quarantine of Avians is to be done in a building separate from ALL other birds in a flock. It must have it's own air filtration system to prevent spread of airborne disease particles and be tended by someone who does not come into contact with other Parrots during the quarantine period. Separation of the flock and new comer by floors within the same home is not considered fully quarantined. Although changing clothes, shoes and showering before entering and after being in contact with the new fid will work greatly to help stop cross infection.
The recommended method of quarantine suggests that all incoming new flock members have TWO sets of blood testing done at intervals advised by your Veterinarian to screen for Avian diseases. However, unless the Parrot is shedding a virus, a false negative can occur.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: what other suggestion do you have for bringing home that new flock member?

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05/22/2015 08:26.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting By on a Friday
Happy Friday.
Hope you have a blessed day
~Wings Up~
Flitzer and Dad

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05/22/2015 03:42.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
well its 44 degrees right now and feels more like snow weather. no wonder they tell you not to plant until after memorial day.

mom has to take apart the outside grill and clean out the pipes because they say if you leave them outside the pipes get clogged with spider webs and can cause an explosion

love Cori

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05/21/2015 09:58.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Pookie~
I hope you are having a great day!!!
Ants already?? Mom found a couple in her bathroom but they left. The guy who came by to do spraying outside told everyone if they saw a few ants just to ignore them because they are the scouts looking to see if there is anything to eat. If they go back and tell the rest of the ants that there is nothing they will go somewhere else. It seems to have worked in the bathroom but last year mom had to move us all into the bedroom and spray the kitchen. I hope you guys don't have problems with them!
Still no water in the pool. I know they plastered it so I think it has to dry. We can see that the lights from the bottom of the pool are sitting along the side still! Perhaps tomorrow. I am really looking forward to seeing how they fill it up!!
Enjoy the day buddy!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/21/2015 11:10.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here this cool, but sunny Thursday. I apologize for not getting this blog out to you yesterday but we care having serious problems with BC right now.
It is definitely a good sign that so many have made long-term arrangements for us fids. It is something humans don't like to think about, death and being away from us, but since so many of us are very long-lived it is vital we all are provided for. A recent incident set this fact out from all othrs when one of our own BC friends was rushed to the hospital unconscious. There was talk prior to this eventful day about having contact numbers but the other person delayed to provide them. When the situation happened there was no one to call to care for the two fids left int he apartment alone. This could have been all avoided with proper per-planning.
At the very least everyone should take the time to list all their fids in a notebook. Including their ages, sexes, and every important fact about each one including foods, care facts and anything else that would matter should we be unable to provide for them. This notebook should be placed in a safe location; easily found by someone in a stressful situation. Tell family, friends etc where to find the book, or if you have a "care-provider" designated make certain they are aware of it and where to find the notes. Have contact numbers included for any family, friends etc and your Veterinarian.
In this situation mentioned we were able to work from Canada in behalf of our American friend. The birds were cared for by a close friend. The whole situation could have been smoother, and less stressful on our part with the necessary information in advance. Stop to imagine if things were different and no one was notified to care for the bird for the week their owner was hospitalized. Not a pretty thought. Sometimes we figure that family knows how to care for our fids. But in an emergency do they really know everything they should? In the event of our death, who will take care of the fids? Do these individuals know this in advance? Many times Companion Parrots are left to people who do not really want them and they end up sold, given away or handed over to a rescue to "deal with". As a Parrot lover and Parront we are responsible for their welfare even in our absence.
Having a living will, or a notarized paper telling all the details relevant to our flock will save alot of guess work later on for those responsible for our estates. We will have the peace-of-mind knowing we have placed our baby's into caring, informed hands and provided for their future without us. No one likes to dwell on death, but once we take care of this most important part of "ownership" of a Companion Parrot(s) we will be able to continue to enjoy every day we have here on Earth with them. Up dates to the notebook are important. Noting any behavior changes, issues or medical problems as they occur is also helpful for their future care-giver.

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05/21/2015 08:41.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Hello from King Flit-Flit!
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Dad and Uncle Geno watched two movies in a row the other night:
The first film, "SAFETY LAST" (1923) with Harold LLoyd -they couldn't stop laughing.
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The second film, "THE NORMAL HEART" (about AIDS) -they couldn't stop crying.
Humans are silly creatures.

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Cool but sunny today. Dad is going to the first Cookout of the Season with friends.
Hope he brings back something yummy for me.
~Wings Up~

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05/21/2015 03:25.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Mom found the flowers she wanted and got everything planted yesterday.
Today we're in the middle of a cool spell. It's around 50, if that, and breezy. Mom is okay with the cool weather, as long as it warms up by Saturday, which is opening day for the pool.
Today mom had 2 tours, one at 10:10 and one at 12:30, so she had over an hour between. She took a book to the museum to read, so it wasn't so bad. The first tour was PA Natural History, so that was fun with third graders. They had a museum quest after the tour, so mom handed out materials for that when she got done. A quest is like a scavenger hunt in the hall on the sheet. This group stayed in North American and Botany Halls to complete their quest. The second group was another 3rd grade but it was the World of Dinosaurs. We all know how much mom loves doing dinos, so that was a fun tour.
Tonight Aunt Gin is bringing dinner with her, and she and mom will watch a movie here. It's called This is where I leave you, I think, and it should be good.
I hope you are having good weather there, not as cool as it is here, and that you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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