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I have had Chico over 16 years now, found him in the local newspaper, went to see him and instantly fell in love. I had to have him..

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Hi! My name is Chico says I love you Sassy

I am a Moluccan Cockatoo from Seward, NE.

Stretch, Beans, Peanut

27 years old   M

Moluccan Cockatoo

Mashed potatos, pizza

Where ever mom is....

My cockatoo brother Merlin

She loves me so very much, and gives me all kinds of hugs.

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Live life to the fullest. Get spoiled!!.

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  Peaches in NY
are ripe and ready for picking - the foodateers hop into the car so Cookie's mom can drive them to the orchard !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/22/2014 06:55.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8177
V4U
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Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/21/2014 09:11.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Well, we had some decent rain here today. Mom wasn't able to get out to walk much, either. She did have a couple meetings in different buildings but she did not make it to the lake. Maybe tomorrow. Supposed to be hot and humid--and I am sending some of it to Miss Chyna, cuz she really would like some nice hot weather. We are supposed to be pretty toasty thru the weekend. I am not complaining!

This morning when got me up, we went to the window like we always do, to look out at the cars and trucks on the expressway. Well, they are doing all kinds of work on the electrical towers. There was this cherry picker out there, and it was raised up sky high! Scared the heck out of me. Mom said that they must have to do that to get any moisture off the whole thing. I sure was having none of it!! Had to go on my playgym, cuz Mom knew I hated seeing that thing!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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08/21/2014 08:32.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico little buddy
Moms cousin that lives next door has gone back to work and mom says she misses visiting back and forth through the day like they did when she was off. Mom is happy both her operations were a success and she is ok now and able to go back though and happy for her, Mom and her chat some on the weekends though so that is good too. When she would come in the door I would always yell real loud cause she just has that voice that makes me do it LOL. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/21/2014 06:02.03 PM Report This Comment  
  8174
Next is dessert ! The foodateers head to the fried oreo booth :) YUM

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/21/2014 05:27.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
i find these facts and are fascinated by them and all i want to do is share them. today will be 12 of these 36 facts. i hope you enjoy them.
random animal facts that may surprise you
1. A type of "immortal" jellyfish is capable of cheating death indefinitely.
2. Octopuses have three hearts.
3. Butterflies can taste with their feet.
4. Cats and horses are highly susceptible to black widow venom, but dogs are relatively resistant. Sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.
5. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.
6. Wild dolphins call each other by name.
7. Young goats pick up accents from each other.
8. Humpback whale songs spread like "cultural ripples from one population to another."
9. Tardigrades are extremely durable microscopic animals that exist all over Earth. They can survive any of the following: 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 Celsius), -458 degrees F (-272 C), the vacuum of space, pressure six times stronger than the ocean floor and more than a decade without food.
10. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
11. Elephants have a specific alarm call that means "human."
12. Squirrels can't burp or vomit.

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08/20/2014 09:19.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
# 8172 .... here's your vote for today.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/20/2014 09:12.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Vote for you today.

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

08/20/2014 09:11.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Quick fly by with this vote for ya!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHUEY #245908 BOTM in AUGUST!.

08/20/2014 08:36.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
This morning I was free to leave my condo with the door open but in the morning I like to take a little nap first. Its always hard to get awake for me anyway. Then mom said she had to clean in the back rooms a bit so my door had to be shut…she says I tend to get into trouble if left unattended Pfftttt. Then she got that done and though I could see her I had to stay in again cause she was making a huge pot of beans and another of rice for me. Guess the freezer didn’t have much left in it from the last time. I bet someone else has been eating my beans and rice cause I cant believe I ate all mom made before. Well at least once she got that done I did get out for a while so that was good. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/20/2014 06:12.02 PM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers
enjoy all the junk food at the fair - Cookie is especially loving that corn dog !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/20/2014 05:13.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
vote4u

love Cori and Boo Boo

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08/19/2014 10:34.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8165
Here's your vote for today.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/19/2014 09:50.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ya Chico!!
Today was grocery shopping day this morning for mom. Usually she just goes down the road and across the river into the town of Apollo (we actually live out of Apollo in Oklahoma Boro) and down River Road but this week the road is closed off. Mom had to go through the town of Vandergrift to the fruit stand on River Road then back track to the grocery store so it took her a bit longer. Traffic was heavier too because of the detour so mom was happy when she got back home and so was I!! “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/19/2014 05:55.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning Chico
Puffin flying in with a big hug for you and a vote to help you get to 10K.

Hugs
Puffin

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny"RIP 9.11.2013 RB" Thank U for the prayers", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin, Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur"My foot and toe are healing but slowly", CHEETA"THANK YOU BOTD my wing bandage is off, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Charlie, Angel Baby "Thanks Every Birdie for BOTD" 5/29/11, Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

08/19/2014 05:24.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie calls the foodateers
County Fair this week ! Let's hurry - mom says we can go with her !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/19/2014 04:42.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
while Cori was getting her bath today i was sitting in my cage minding my own business when a bluejay flys to a nearby tree and starts talking to me. mom quickly came back to the porch so the bluejay wouldn't land on my cage. the bluejay thought better of coming near me once it saw my mom who was covered in bugs and Cori who was soaking wet and busily chasing all the bugs off mom.

love Boo Boo

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08/18/2014 11:11.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Dropping off your Monday vote.

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

08/18/2014 09:03.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8158
Just jumping on your vote button!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/18/2014 08:13.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Leaving a note and a vote tonight...Your pal, Gus

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

08/18/2014 06:27.02 PM Report This Comment  
  8155
Don't you wish we could get a treat for each vote ?

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/18/2014 05:16.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Puffin here to hit your vote button to get you closer to 10K.

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Puffin

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny"RIP 9.11.2013 RB" Thank U for the prayers", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin, Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur"My foot and toe are healing but slowly", CHEETA"THANK YOU BOTD my wing bandage is off, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Charlie, Angel Baby "Thanks Every Birdie for BOTD" 5/29/11, Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

08/18/2014 04:58.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks . Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they’re faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It’s easy to get nervous when you’re in the dark ocean and unsure of who is swimming by with a toothy grin. But sharks aren’t the animals you should be most afraid of. Here are some that are much more likely to cause your demise.if you’re swimming with bull sharks, you’re more likely to die by shark attack at that moment than a cow. But most of us aren’t in the water with sharks as often as we find ourselves next to a cow on a visit to a farm, or at a petting zoo. And we certainly are around bees and ants a whole lot more often than sharks. But if you find yourself swimming in the ocean — or even some rivers — you’re probably nearer to sharks than you realize.f
Mosquitoes:655,000 people killed each year, primarily in Africa, through the little buggers spreading malaria left and right.
Hippos:2,900 people are killed by these mammals annually in Africa. That roly-poly exterior is just to lure you in.
Deer:130 people killed across the US by deer, almost exclusively because they hit them with their cars. That saying “a deer in the headlights” came about for a reason.
Bees:53 people die each year in the US because of an allergic reaction from being stung.
Dogs:30-35 people are killed each year in the US. Fido isn’t always your best friend.
Ants:20-50 people are killed each year in Africa from ants. They may be small but dozens, hundreds, or even thousands stinging you really adds up.
Jellyfish:20-40 people per year die in the Philippines alone, from the anaphylaxis caused by the stings.
Cows:22 people are killed in the US every year from these seemingly docile creatures. They’re fun to pet, but getting kicked in the head… not as fun.
Horses:20 people die each year thanks to our equine friends.
Spiders:6.5 people die in the US every year from spider bites.
Rattlesnakes:5.5 people die from rattlesnake bites each year in the US, which isn’t a whole lot considering how common they are in popular hiking and camping areas.
Sharks:1 person is killed each year in the US and fewer than 6 worldwide are killed by sharks. From 2006 to 2010, there were just three fatalities from shark attacks in the US.
love Cori and Boo Boo

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08/17/2014 10:40.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8152
It was a dark and dreary day in the low 60's. The only good part was when I got a corn on the cob to destroy ... it was yummy!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/17/2014 09:17.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Nice day here, if a little chilly. Only got to 68, and that was later in the afternoon. Good nap weather, Mom says. And we took a nice one this afternoon. I would have napped longer, but Mom woke me up--she had stuff to do in prep for work tomorrow. And now we are getting ready to perch for the night. Sunday goes by too fast!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHUEY #245908 BOTM in AUGUST!.

08/17/2014 09:09.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
We are so lucky here on BC that Aunt Denise makes different pictures for all the fids depending on what is needed . She does a great job too and just love the picture of me and Hamlet she did for us. This is my first year I am in the races and so glad I signed up since it will probably be our last milonga at the fair which is less then two weeks away already. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “what? You too?” I thought I was the only one.” Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/17/2014 05:20.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Chuey here to tell ya to get your vent over to see your girl-bird Sassy. She told me you promised to visit her daily on BC and she hasn't seen ya. Don't make me hog-tie you! LOL!

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/17/2014 07:58.11 AM Report This Comment  
  8148
and a big bag of popcorn to eat and play with !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/17/2014 06:43.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Odds are, you’ve never tried to imagine the enormity of a whale’s excrement. Imagine how substantial, and messy, the “flocculent fecal plumes” of these incredibly large mammals can be. scientists are now considering that whale poop can help save our acidifying oceans.

How can a couple of whale turds make an impact? The nutritious, krill-dense waste substance is consumed by vast amounts of plankton, who, in turn, take acidifying carbon out of the ocean waters when they photosynthesize as well as when they die and sink to the ocean floor. Whale poop pretty much fertilizes the photosynthesizers of the ocean, and when the whales die, their massive carcasses also sink to the floor with tons of CO2 trapped within. Some scientists estimate that even the small current whale population could be displacing some 400,000 tons of CO2 every year.

Where whales are still somewhat numerous — like the Southern Ocean — the whale pump, as it’s known, spreads nitrogen and binds up carbon in an environmentally substantial way. However, with the severe decline of whales worldwide due to commercial over-hunting — along with the exponentially worsening acidification of our oceans — the marine ecosystem has suffered a steep tip in its delicate balance. Whales are the guardians of our precious oceans, and their poaching only speeds up the impending acidification. Certainly, whales may not be able to singlehandedly solve the problem of our dying oceans, but these giant mammals have a significant impact on CO2 binding that could potentially retard the process if present in great enough numbers.

To state it blatantly: more whales, more whale poop, more healthy photosynthesizing plankton, less carbon. Let’s protect the whales.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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08/16/2014 09:53.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Hope all is well with you! Stopping by with your vote for today!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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08/16/2014 09:08.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8145
Here you go ... vote for today.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/16/2014 08:13.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today mom took the fleece quilts she has been working on down to give to the grands. They really liked the neon colors and the pillows mom made for them too that matched the tops of the quilts. Mom sewed the strips together she had cut off together and made bed pillows out of them. The fleece sure made them nice and soft to. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “what? You too?” I thought I was the only one.” Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/16/2014 06:21.27 PM Report This Comment  
  the foodateers
run to the kitchen (again !) looking for something to snack on before racing over to Chico's vote button to jump !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/16/2014 05:42.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
last night mom had bought some expensive chicken to broil for dinner. dad took one bite and said he wouldn't eat it because it tasted gamey. mom was very angry and after eating her chicken she gave a little to our older cat and then threw the rest of the chicken down the garbage disposal. then all last night mom was up sick from eating the chicken. today mom decided to have spaghetti and meat balls and bought the ground meat and spaghetti sauce. she made the meatballs and was cooking them and then opened the jar of spaghetti sauce and whoosh all the spaghetti sauce fell out of the bottom of the jar all over the counter and floors and cabinets and moms feet and the walls. the bottom part of the jar just had broken off. it took mom forever to clean it up. after mom washed her tennis shoes and legs off she ran back to the grocery stow and bought another jar so their was dinner tonight but mom was so angry she couldn't eat.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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08/15/2014 10:40.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8140
How's your day going?
I went for a car ride today. It was a nice sunny day ... and then we stopped at the vet!!!! Wait a minute, this isn't what I planned on doing! He did my annual well exam, wing trim, beak polish, and a gram stain (that was embarrassing) and then he said ... I need to lose a few grams! What???? How rude!
I hope you had a better day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/15/2014 09:31.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
This morning mom stripped the bed and washed the bedding and hung them out on the line in the sunshine to dry. She washed clothes also and hung them out too. It was cool and a breeze and mom thought it was too chilly for me to sit out again today. Mom and I are hoping tomorrow I can get out for a sunbath though. Then I got a bath and I fixed my feathers. I got lots of fuzzies loose and they went flying ! “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “what? You too?” I thought I was the only one.” Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/15/2014 06:49.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico you handsome bird
Puffin flying by to help you get to 10K. Have a great day!

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Puffin

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny"RIP 9.11.2013 RB" Thank U for the prayers", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin, Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur"My foot and toe are healing but slowly", CHEETA"THANK YOU BOTD my wing bandage is off, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Charlie, Angel Baby "Thanks Every Birdie for BOTD" 5/29/11, Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

08/15/2014 10:51.29 AM Report This Comment  
  8137
yells Cookie as he tosses an almond at the vote button and Merlin goes chasing it !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/15/2014 04:42.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
the womans car dropped 15 feet into the sink hole. you couldn't see it because of all the water, mud and debris. they managed to haul the car out of the hole later that night. the township says it is not their responsibility but the property owners. the store owner only rents the store so it will be paid for and repaired by the property owner and hopefully his insurance. it turns out the property owner is a neuro surgeon and he has invested heavily in rental properties.

sunbathing is a fairly common activity for many bird species, cormorants among them. sunbathing serves a couple of important roles for birds. First, it helps to spread vital oils along the feathers. Second, the heat helps to drive out any parasites that may be feeding on the bird’s plumage. Dealing with both issues helps to ensure that the bird’s feathers are well-maintained both for insulation and flight. The second, meanwhile, gives the bird a quick meal as it gets a chance to eat the insects while it preens itself.

Not every bird that worships the sun does it in the same way. Unlike cormorants, which stand, many species stay closer to the ground. Pigeons tend to lie on their side with one wing raised. Some doves, on the other hand, sit on the ground and raise both of their wings. Others flatten themselves out on the ground, the same way humans do when we lie out to sunbathe. Another dove species, the peaceful dove, plops down and spreads out, leaving its beak hanging open. the effect can make a bird look ill or distressed, but it’s really just enjoying a few rays.

you can make your yard more ideal for sunning birds by pruning vegetation away from sunny areas and providing a cool birdbath. You also want to make sure that cats can’t get at the sunning birds, since they are particularly vulnerable on the ground.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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08/14/2014 10:56.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8134
Have a good night.
Hugs
Chyna

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