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Hi Every birdie! Squeaky's mom is working with two web designers to build a new and improved but similar bird club for us to play on since our beloved BC will be deleting our Bird eClub sometime this year! We need your support! So start nagging your parronts so we can stay together!
Basically, the more parronts that sign up, the cheaper the initial set up fee will be and also the annual fee to join the site. For more information and to sign up to participate please visit my page 28415 and leave an email address. Or you can email my mom, Sunny, directly at our email nubinskis@aol. com. She will send you all the up to date information that has been sent so far and she can answer all your questions. She also told me to tell you that all ideas and suggestions are most welcome. She also is hoping to find some parronts that have some expertise in working with advertisers and who would volunteer to get advertisers for the site. If that happens, costs would be next to nothing or maybe even nothing for all of us to play together.
So send your parronts to my page 28415 or email us to get information, leave suggestions and to sign up!
Hugs and Love to all! Squeaky, Picabo & Scion
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Hi! My name is CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie

I am a Severe Macaw from pittsburgh, PA.

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24 years old   F

Severe Macaw

shredding toilet paper rolls, chicken, anything mon is eating & stealing waxworms from boo boo

the bed in the bedroom and the cat carrier which is filled with little balls and cat toys which she lays on and tries to feed, anywhere there is food and mom

not being the center of attention at all times and not be allowed to eat as much as i want

that mom spends 3 to 4 hours with me every night 7 days a week scratching my head and playing with me

likes to twist and pinch flesh until you scream then she yells ouch and laughs hysterically. i only sing hap bird day over and over ad over.

i will do what ever it takes to keep her happy and healthy.

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  MIKEY ON HIS WAY TO 10K CLUB
HI CORI

WELL THERE WAS A MESSAGE ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE FROM THE VET TODAY. MOM WILL HAVE TO CALL HIM BACK ON MONDAY. HE WAS SAYING THAT MY PROTEIN LEVEL WAS DOWN MY CALCIUM WAS UP BUT THAT COULD BE DUE TO I AM IN HEAT AND WANT TO LAY EGGS.(MOM IS KEEPING ME FROM DOING THAT) THE WORST THING IS THAT THE FATS IN MY BLOOD IS OVER 700 AND 149 AND BELOW IS NORMAL. HE WANTS TO DO SOME OTHER TESTS TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE FATS IN MY BLOOD ARE SO VERY HIGH. SO MOM WILL HAVE TO CALL MONDAY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON.

I AM FEELING FINE SO I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE FUSS IS.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY VOTE MIKEY PG 61671 FOR 1OK CLUB.

08/01/2014 07:57.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori and Boo boo
Good thing I got my bath yesterday! Mom and her cousin next door was gone early this morning to some fabric place to get enough fleece for one more blanket . Mom got enough neon for there of the grands and was going tiger color for the older grand but decided the neon is best liked by the younger generation. She will keep the tiger one for herself. Mom got back and worked a bit on the blankets so I got to supervise a bit too. I knew if I didn’t help mom would have to rip it out a few times but with my help so far so good. LOL “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

08/01/2014 06:28.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CORI !!!
Mom is going to send in her complaint about the avatars also..Will let you know what kind of answer she gets from them....You are so right the more to send in their remarks it might just work or it might just make them pull the plug faster.....All we can do is try...Hope you are having a nice Friday...Just pecked a V4U..With many birdie wig hugs & beak kisses to you my friend...Love, Sam :o)

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08/01/2014 05:21.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Mom's appt went well with the GI doc yesterday. All set for the surgery on the 20th, and he wrote (had typed so it was legible) a letter about the ablation my mom is fighting the insurance company over saying it was necessary to prevent esophageal cancer. His office manager emailed it to Mom today, and she forwarded it to the lawyer. Hopefully he will say that is what she needed.

Mom sent an inquiry to i5 about the aviary/avatar situation. And the response seemed to indicate they were unaware of the problem! Mom finds it very hard to believe she is the only one to complain, but we will see. The response from them came early this morning.

Mom barely got me outside in time for my sunbath this morning (upper 90s again), and I have to admit it was my fault. I was playing hard to get again, although once I climbed on to her shoulder we were good to go. The lady with the two quiet doggies came by, and I was fine with that till she hung around and talked to my mom too long. So then I squawked at her, and she was all "oh, talk to me, Kiddo!" Humph! I just gave her my patented evil eye.

Mom is wearing a Band-Aid on her finger today, and it isn't my fault! She was cutting a cinnamon stick to be able to break it in two with her serrated knife, and it slipped. Did a lot more damage than I have ever done....or mostly. Anyway the Band-Aid really bothers me, and I want to take it off. Mom is not cooperating though.

We had one of the lo cal store brand frozen lunches today, and it is called Methi Malai. Mom not only doesn't know how to pronounce it, she hasn't a clue what it means. However it has chicken, rice, a tasty middle eastern style sauce and.....KIDNEY BEANS!! Boy do I love those things, so I always get as many as I can eat which is usually 3 or 4. I eat the inside and leave the skin on Mom's shoulder. Greyt lunch!!

Kiddo

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08/01/2014 03:23.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Mom sent an email to Crystal, but the one she sent to i5 was returned.
Mom saw the surgeon yesterday, and has a surgery date of August 14th. She will be really happy to get the second cataract out.
Well, mom finally got to the pool today, after a very cool week. It's a gorgeous day today, though, she was happy to get there after the center this morning.
This morning she cleaned the recovery room, which is currently housing wood turtles, box turtles, pigeons, and a broad winged hawk. It doesn't sound like a lot, but each cage needs disinfected, since that's like an ICU room at the center, for animals who need extra quiet time and a safe place to recover.
Mom's mug was in the volunteer newsletter this month as a featured wildlife volunteer. She was trying to get that page to print, so she could show her sister, but it's a PDF document, and it wants to print the whole thing! If anyone has any helpful hints about just cutting that one page and printing it, mom would appreciate it. Otherwise, she'll just forward the whole thing to her sister, heehee.
Hope you are having a great day, sunny, warm, and cuddly. Hugs, Falco

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08/01/2014 01:21.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori & Boo Boo,
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!!

Hope you had a great week!
Left a vote. Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/01/2014 08:12.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi cori
Mom got me a stainless steel bell, that is hanging on a chain, and it's, as she said Cinny size, so I can play with it. I also have several small wood toys, and a soft fuzzy ball I like to snuggle with when she's not around. That's my security friend.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/01/2014 07:06.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori & Boo Boo, from a Friday Jenny
We woke up to a much needed downpour, but it is over already, more rain later! Happy August 1st, let's all hope it is a good month for all of us! Busy day once again for dad, several errands to get done, and make up several fruit and veggie bowls! Not much else on our agenda today, have a great TGIF, and give my love to all your loved ones, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & the Dallas family

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08/01/2014 06:48.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Hello everyone, Chuey here with my very first BOTM blog. I am looking forward to a fun, and interesting month sharing each day with all my friends. Let me first begin by congratulating our new Queen Zeena on her awesome July campaign, and hope she enjoys her reign in the BC Castle,
The party is going strong over there and the food is greyt.
I plan this month on taking us all on an adventure and sharing some interesting information about birds along the way. I've asked my cousin SKY to provide us with his miniature ponies and horses so we can take a trail ride together. You'll need to bring along your sun screen and some extra clothes, just in case.
Today I want to take a moment to formally introduce myself as some of you might not know me yet. I am a very spoiled female Cockatiel who shares my cage and life with Mikey D. Mikey and I have one son, Kasper. Kasper is a very talented whistler and already can whistle the song " shortening bread". Kasper's photos are in my gallery.
I'm off to check on the ponies, but get ready to hit the trail tomorrow on day one of our adventure. "See ya later partners! "
love Chuey 245908

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08/01/2014 06:46.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Early for you, very late for me. RT

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

08/01/2014 01:23.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cori
He fell asleep in the recliner, about 8:30.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/01/2014 12:53.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Thanks for the email for the site support. Mom will send a long letter to them. That contact us thing at the top of the screen wasn't working for us either! I think you should put that paragraph on the calendar page if you haven't already for every bird to see. Mom was going to write today but, dad had mom going to town almost all day for things. He never plans anything ... always last minute (his family is like that). Mom likes to kind of plan her day.
We're having a heat wave ... it was 73 degrees today with sun!!!! I had a nice sunbath on the patio. But tonight should be 51 degrees, better than 45! That nasty polar vortex is playing with us again. I wish it would completely go away. Hope everyone had a nice day. G'nite.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

07/31/2014 09:52.38 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY ON HIS WAY TO 10K CLUB
HI CORI, I HEAR THAT BOO BOO WAS TRYING TO GET YOUR TAIL. MAYBE SHE WANTS TO BORROW A FEW TAIL FEATHERS FOR HERSELF.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY VOTE MIKEY PG 61671 FOR 1OK CLUB.

07/31/2014 09:49.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori and Boo boo
Thanks for the information and mom wrote it all down too.
Well the parronts had another early meal today and I got my condo cleaned earlier too which should of made me more aware but you know how that goes. Anyway off they went to leave me. Said they were going to the farm…doesn’t dad know his mom doesn’t live there any more?? Guess he misses it since he did grew up there and they got to see the nephew and his family a bit. Then the parronts visited old friends that live up that way that dad went to school with. They got home in time to tuck me in for the night so guess that was ok and I was a bit tired from the vet visit yesterday so got caught up on my beauty sleep while they were gone. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/31/2014 07:27.47 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CORI !!!
You know what Cori as cold as it has been the last couple of evenings you could be so right....Look how long we had snow when spring was suppose to be here...Pretty soon we will only have 2 seasons a year(Ha Ha)....Hope you are having a nice day...Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you my friend...Love, Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

07/31/2014 05:24.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
It was a beautiful day here 77 degrees and bright warm sunshine with a bit of a breeze.Mom finished her chores and then late in the afternoon took us all out on the deck again to have a soaking shower and then let us dry off in the sunshine.While we were there and while dad was cleaning and filling up the birdbath a brown hummingbird came by with a white belly and hovered on the deck in front of Mom for what seemed an eternity and then she turned and hovered over by Candida and then she came over and took a look at us me and Dixie,before she headed for the hummerfeeder and then departed!We got to stay outside til well after dinner with the parronts and then as Mom was getting ready to clean up and go in to take her shower and get us ready to go back to our cages,Skin bro showed up and brought Mom her belated birthday present,RIO 2!Skin bro stayed and chatted with Mom and dad for over an hour and talked about his job and then he left around seven pm at which point Mom ran up to take her shower!She is off and running again tomorrow to go the the dump with Nana and get some errands done while we stay home and wait for my dad to feed us our snacks!
Last night Mom was having so much trouble with BC,it would keep cycling and cycling over and over and wouldn't load the pages and then when it finally did over 15 to 20 minutes later I would get the day befores blogs and not the blogs for yesterday!It was so frustrating and it just took so long as each time we would try to send a blog this would happen to us and the later it got the more harder it got to get any messages out at all and we never got our blogs for yesterday back at all at one point!Mom finally gave up around 2am,she was way to tired to deal with it and all the frustrations it brought!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses,Loving you always and forever,my sweet Cori!Love,Kallie

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

07/31/2014 05:08.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
I don't have Crystal's email, but I did just do a message on the "contact us" page. Not that it will do any good.

Mom and I got out for the sunbath this morning at 9, but we were back inside by 9:45 because it was already getting too warm. High in the upper 90s today, and Mom has a pre-surgery appointment with her GI doc this afternoon at 5. Probably be about 90 still, and she is sure glad Gloria's a/c works well and cranks up fast.

Last night when Dad poked his head into my room to say hi, I was right at the door! He backed up and couldn't close the door without squishing me. So he walked down the hall and I waddled right behind him. He walked pretty slowly, so I did too and when he stopped I did too and gave him the old evil eye. Then Mom came out of my room and scooped me up. I am sure I had Dad terrified though...don't you think?

Kiddo

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07/31/2014 02:52.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori and Boo Boo
hello everybirdie. Zeena here on my final day of July. Today I want to take the time to thank you all for all the wonderful comments, and helpful topic input. When any bird runs for BOTM, it is a family affair. No one can make it to the BC Castle with out the help and votes of their many friends. I have met many awesome birds this month, and have learned a great deal about the various species we visited.
With a flock legacy of BOTMs to follow after, it was a challenge to equal their efforts and enthusiasm. Sky, Little Angel (Adler) and my frother Casey set the measure by which I hoped to inform and share with you. I had the most wonderful month. Thank you one and all.
This being my final BOTM Post I decided to stop by and visit with a beautiful and unusual species that is a delight to watch.

The Black Palm Cockatoo is considered to be the most beautiful of the Cockatoos.

However, the Palm Cockatoo is endangered in the wild and is mostly kept for breeding purposes. While the Palm Cockatoo is known for being loving and affectionate, just like any Cockatoo, they are also very needy. If you own a Cockatoo, then you know why they are called the "love sponges" of the parrots. And you also know that they are the most needy of all the pet birds and often love their owners too much.

Cockatoos require a lot of time and attention--much more than any other pet bird. If you are able to spend at least two full hours a day with your bird (out of his cage), not leave the house for 6 or more hours everyday, cook for your bird and provide him with a variety of healthy foods, handle the loud screaming, afford the large cage and huge amount of toys, and deal with the adjustment stage that can include aggression, then rescuing a Cockatoo might be a great idea. Make sure you research as much as possible because you don't want to add to the already out-of-hand rescue problem.

Because so many Cockatoos are left to rescues, I highly encourage you to visit your local parrot rescue, see what I'm talking about, and consider rescuing one of these poor majestic creatures instead of buying one in a store. If you can handle all this, then this really might be the right bird for you.

But keep in mind that Black Palm Cockatoos in particular are very hard to find. They can cost upwards of $16,000 because of their rarity and endangered status. So, don't get your hopes up if you have your mind set on this species.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/31/2014 12:47.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cori~
I hope you are having a great day! Is your internet all better? We lost ours on Sunday but it was only for a few minutes. They should deduct the time it was not working from your bill, but they won't.
I had no idea that poor Boo Boo hurt her leg! I am so very far behind on blogs that I feel like I don't know what is going on here on the BC. It's all mom's fault of course! She can't seem to stay awake for long when she sits down so she only does a few blogs at a time and then gets up to do somethings around the house. It's really cutting into my social time! I don't like it but mom says it is the way it's going to be for a while. It does not mean that I do not think of you everyday!
I hope the day is just perfect!
Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/31/2014 10:27.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
We are missing summer! It's another cool day here too, but it's supposed to hit 80, so we'll see what happens. There was a strange glow in the sky this morning, and mom actually put on sunglasses. She told us not to stare at it, in case it gets scared and goes away. Even if it's gorgeous today, it will not be a pool day for mom because of the appointment with the eye surgeon. We'll let you know what's going on tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I hope you have a good day today and get some sunshine and blue skies, along with all the cuddles you have come to expect. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/31/2014 07:29.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori, we are praying for Boo Boo's foot-Jenny
...we hope she will continue to be the happy bird she has always been! I hope your Thursday is off to a great start, ours seems to be! Dad threw some boneless chicken in the slow cooker early today and it will be joined with celery, onions, diced green pepper, and carrots! There will be sandwiches and stew/soup later, yummo! We are having great weather day, with a very slight chance of rain later, we need it! Have a great day and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & my family

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07/31/2014 06:58.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cori
I'm finding out what some of these strange thing are in my Cinn-A-Castle. Mom said they are toys for me to play with. I found out what the bell s for, and after a few minutes, it makes her tell me to stop. Hey, I do like the sound it makes, and she has to be happy that I am playing with it, and not bugging her, as I do so well.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

07/31/2014 06:56.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori & Boo Boo,
We're having a nice week. It's been cooler here and we are supposed to have more rain over the next few days. Hope you are having good weather. Enjoy your day!!
Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

07/31/2014 06:52.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi cori
1:30 AM is past my bedtime. RT

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07/31/2014 01:33.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Jetta was here.

Come visit me, Jetta.

07/31/2014 12:54.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
I don't blame you! The avatar and aviary is still missing on every bird's page ... wonder what is going on?
We had another cold, dark and rainy day. I was busy destroying two more toys so, I didn't care. I was told I made a big mess and I will be cleaned tomorrow! Birdsonally, I think it looks nice!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

07/30/2014 09:43.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
I think mom has had 7 surgeries in her life and numerous "procedures". I think she has definitely had more than her fair share. She says she hates hospitals but I wonder lol. It's been raining like crazy here today. We have been watching water squirting out of the ground ... Never seen that before ... Weird. Hope you have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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07/30/2014 07:41.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori and Boo Boo
Hello to all my BC friends. Zeena here with today's BOTM Post. Today we will take a look at one of natures most beautiful birds, also my Momma Deb's" dream-bird", the Hyacinth Macaw.
The largest species of macaw, Hyacinth grows to be up to 40 inches (1 m) long. The Hyacinth Macaw survives today in three known distinct population in southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay. In 1990, the wild population was estimated to be 2,500 birds. The world’s captive population is probably much larger, numbering in the thousands. Today, the wild population is less then 600 individuals. They are critically endangered in their native habitat.
Of the 145 species of parrot in Central and South America, 45 are in danger of extinction. All 18 species of macaws are threatened. The primary causes are habitat loss and heavy exploitation for the pet trade. The Hyacinth Macaw is especially vulnerable to capture and habitat destruction because it is noisy, intrinsically fearless, predictable, and dependent on palm trees. Hyacinth Macaws do not breed every year even under the best circumstances, so the predation on chicks is particularly bad for the species’ survival. Since captured young survive so poorly (up to 99 percent die between capture and final sale), adults are sometimes trapped through liming of perches or use of baited clap-nets. Still, for every macaw that arrives safely abroad, it is likely that five died on the way.
The United States is the largest market for the exotic pet trade. In the last decade, 8.5 million birds, at least 85 percent of birds captured in the wild, were imported or smuggled into the United States. Even when the export of birds is controlled, the domestic bird trade often is not regulated. Another threat to the Hyacinth Macaw is the increased commercial sale of feather art by the Kayapo Indians of Gorotire in southern Brazil. The feathers from up to 10 Hyacinth Macaws are needed to make one headdress. In addition, ranchers kill Macaws because they believe that Hyacinths damage palm trees, which ranchers use for fenceposts, and scare cattle with their noisy behavior. In some places, local people still hunt Macaws for meat. Add to this clear-cutting of Rainforest and you can see the danger the Hyacinth population has to becoming extinct within the next decade.
Compound all the above and it is easy to calculate that their best chance of survival as a species is through captive breeding. Selling in Canada at upwards to $40,000US each these beauties of the Rainforest will remain one the worlds most desired Macaw species.
One more Question for Thought.
It is often people’s love of animals that causes them to desire exotic animal pets. What can be done to educate pet owners about the impacts of wild-caught birds and other animals?
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/30/2014 01:29.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CORI !!!
Yet another day of cool weather here....Just think only one more day left in July and next comes August wondering what kind of weather will in store for us for that month?....Hope you are having a nice Wednesday....Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you my dear friend...Love, Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

07/30/2014 10:36.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hope you're having a good week!
Left you a vote. Enjoy your day!!


Your friend,
Chipper

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07/30/2014 07:23.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Well, mom felt much better and she was off and running today.
What a day! This morning it was 57 degrees. We finally warmed up to 64 degrees ... yay, what a summer! Mom was gone all day and dad had to feed me dinner. It wasn't done the way it should have been. Dad needs better training ... hehehe.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

07/29/2014 09:27.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
A rainy night here tonight, so let's watch some more movies & eat more popcorn. Any strawberry daiquiri's around here? Angel gives Cori a very long, tender kiss.

Love,

Your Angelbird

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

07/29/2014 08:48.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori and Boo boo
yes sure got colder so no more out side time for me!
Mom says tomorrow we are going to visit another vet. Now, I just had my nails and beak done at the other vet we visited so sure cant do that again. Mom said its like going to visit a friend and we will see if we like him or not and then decide if we need to keep looking or found one we like. I sure hope this one is a good one and I don’t need to visit any more. I like visiting friends a lot better I think LOL. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/29/2014 06:36.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
You are welcome to our heat. I don't want it!

Hey, is anybirdy else missing their avatar and the ones in their aviary? I got nothing! Very annoying!

Well! My mom made a deep dish blueberry pie this morning before she went to the gym. What's the problem, you ask? The morning is MY time! Yes, she did take me out for my sunbath before she made the pie, and yes she did sit in my room with me while it was baking. Just because it is too hot in the afternoons to turn on the oven, I had to give up at least 30 minutes of MY mommy time while she put that pie together. And I only like the crust. She could have just baked a crust for me in much less time than that!

At least after she got home from the gym (and showered), she spent the next hour with me. However I was still mad at her from this morning, so I just ignored her. She sat and read, and I played with my toys. To be honest I was glad she was in there, but I would never let her know. Even if she did fix one of my favorite toys and reattach the bell. I do love those bells.

Kiddo

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07/29/2014 02:52.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori and Boo Boo
Hello to all my dear BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST. Today we will take a look in brief at a touchy subject that has people lined up on both sides of the debate. It involves the breeders verses conservationists. I am not sharing this to side with either group, but as a general interest topic. These are exerts from an interview with Tony Silva a world renowned expert on Aviculture.
Interviewer; In light of all the talk about breeders, verses the conservationist groups, how can we make our legislators, the animal rights radicals, and the conservation elitists, understand that what we as private aviculturists do, is valuable and should be encouraged, not strangled with laws and regulations which in the end, will result in extinction, not preservation, of exotic birds?

Tony Silva: "We need an active, strong avicultural industry. Breeders must be allowed to breed for the pet industry, unimpeded by regulations and laws that simply do not work for us or the birds. The birds we raise for the pet industry supports the work we do with endangered species. And we have to do this, because third world countries don't care about what happens to their birds, they simply don't care. We have to look at individual species like the Spix. If it weren't for private aviculture, there would be no Spix Macaws. And the Brazilian government recognizes this! They say, 'Look, we don't care if we ever reintroduce Spix Macaws. We're just happy that authorities say we'll still have the species around, even if it's not in the jungle. '
Interviewer; Has the establishment of the CITES treaty curbed the explotation of wild Parrots

Tony Silva: I never would have thought imports would stop, because to these countries, birds are a renewable resource. In Southern Argentina a number of years ago, they were packaging up Patagonian Conures in cans and selling them to the Japanese as delicacies because nobody wanted to buy them as pets or to breed.

Look at the Tucuman Amazon. It is so rare they are difficult to locate in their habitat or aviculture. Officials in their range gave permits to shoot them because they were raiding the cornfields . Then there's the Scarlet Macaw in Surinam. It is on CITES Appendix I, but it is perfectly legal to bag up to 3 a day. The natives use them for food. Trade in birds' countries of origin will go on because these people have to survive. There is such a lack of education -- and you're going to tell them not to shoot this or that bird, or to protect this tree! And people won't believe this unless they see it. It's like the Hyacinth Macaw study. The researchers have a few lunches with bird trappers and gives their opinions as first-hand knowledge. But it's not accurate. Without captive breeding many species of Parrots the world over will cease to be in the next ten years. We need breeders to guarantee there will be any Parrots left in the end.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/29/2014 01:29.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
I came by to thank you for your prayers in my recovery of a broken wing and so far so good after I stopped chewing the bandages off and accepted being bound things have gone better.I am such an active bird I hate anything that stops me from being so and that bandage gets in my way. If everything goes well in about another two weeks I can get this wing bandage off so I can preen and take a bath and no be so off balance. Thanks so much for the prayers because they were much needed for me and my frother Ceasaur. Please thank Boo boo for me also.

Hugs
Cheeta

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07/29/2014 01:03.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
Some of these people that walk their dogs are so sneaky!Mom and or Dad will stand in the shadows and watch and they keep looking around to see if anyone is out there watching and when they don't see anyone they just continue on their way!One time dad jumped out from the shadows and yelled after one person who just continued walking after their big horse of a dog left a big steaming pile by our mailbox and he made them come back and pick it up,he yelled out to them,Hey where's your bag?They were none too happy but they are the ones who have the dogs!Don't go walking in our neighborhood if you don't want to abide by the rules,its gotten so bad that you can't walk in the street(we have no sidewalks here)without smashed dog poop that got run over by the cars!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for my sweet Cori!Loving you always and forever,Kallie

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07/29/2014 11:59.37 AM Report This Comment  
  HI CORI !!!
You are so right what happened to July & August?...It sure does feel like Fall is here already...The parronts had to close all of the windows last evening and they still are as of this morning....Only suppose to get in the 60s here today also...Try and enjoy your Tuesday even though it is going to be a cool one...Just pecked a V4U....With many birdie wing hugs to & beak kisses to you my friend...Love, Sam :o)

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07/29/2014 09:04.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori
We had some real bad storms, and I sure hope they are all over for now. At one point it was raining so hard you couldn't see across the street. Glad it's over.

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07/29/2014 08:28.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cori & Boo Boo,
Just stopping by with a vote.
Hope you're having a good day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/29/2014 08:20.33 AM Report This Comment  
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