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I wanted a bird for a long time, and a friend has a Sun Conure. I went looking for Conures at our local pet stores and found Rocco......he came to me right away and snuggled up to my neck. Then I saw an information card on his cage that had his hatch date and a name....when I saw his name I almost cried... ...Rocco was what I called my Grandfather. ........I knew that we were ment to be together! **Sadly Rocco passed away on October 2, 2008 -- he will be deeply missed and I know that he's waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge**. Awards
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Hi! My name is Rocco

I am a Dusky-Headed Conure from West Los Angeles, CA.

Pretty Boy, Buddy

10 years old   M

Dusky-Headed Conure

Walnuts!!! Nutriberries (Tropical flavor of course), millet and mango

On top of my cage, on my playgym or tree. Or if I'm in my cage (or condo as I like to call it).... I'm in or leaning on my snuggle tent. And in the sunshine after I've taken my bath. (My mommy has added a picture of me when I'm all wet.....she thinks it's funny)

Being put back into my cage!

Everything. ....she lets me out of my cage when she's at home and I get to sit on her shoulder or hang out on my playgym. And she lets me give her lots and lots of kisses. She and Daddy give me lots and lots of Love!!

I like to sit on my mommy's hand when she's on the computer and try to pick off the keys on the keyboard..

Kisses, Kisses and more Kisses!!!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Rocco
You are such a gorgeous bird! Your story was so cute! I am a green cheeked conure! =) I thought I would stop bye and give you a vote! Talk to you later!

Come visit me, ~Teeko~.

09/29/2008 06:05.10 PM Report This Comment  
you sound like a sweet bird that is very loved. here is a vote for you. PLEASE come to see us... we miss visitors, we haven't had any in a while.

Come visit me, Oscar, Chloe, Conner, Pepe & Beaker.

09/28/2008 04:24.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello :)
Rocco, you sure are a beautiful Dusky conure :) I'll bet that you bring your human a lot of joy.

Come visit me, Pickle (golden-winged parakeet).

08/19/2008 03:03.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi I am lalah!
I saw ur picture and have to say you are so colorful! I like that very much. i don't gether on BC as much as I would like to. but i wanted to say Hi and give you a vote.I am glad u have a wonderful family!

Come visit me, Lalah.

05/23/2008 04:16.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco
Hi there hope all is well with you and your family, it has been so long since we chatted, hope you had fun over the holidays, I got great gifts from my family in Ireland, my family here and of course santa, I got aheated perch from my cousins, Maybell,Louis ans scooby, I spent the holidays with them and have been so much better behaved , I still have my moments though,mostly when my mum is arround as I like being with her and still have a litltle bit of a hard time with anyone coming near us, but I don't bit as much so thats good, I know my mum is pleased, fly by some time your friend Myrtle x

Come visit me, Myrtle.

01/06/2008 06:42.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco
I saw your site and had to say Hi. I am a dusky too. Mom is learning all about me as I am a rehome. She just loves how sweet I am. That is cool how your name is tied in with your mom's grandfather. I love apples but I think I will have to try walnuts. YOu seem to like them alot.

Come visit me, Dirty Harry and Princess, Emril, My heart is broken RIP sweet Meko, Mayzie Maye, In Loving Memory Patti & Gideon.

10/06/2007 05:34.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco
Hi there, just a quick up date, I now have a mirror in my cage which I love , I can chat to my new friend in there all the time, I peck my friend every morning when I first get up and have to peck goodnight , some day I will ahve a real friend to talk to but my playmate in the mirror is good for now, the vet is very pleased with me and says I am being very very good and fit in to any sitution very well as long as I have a wee snack with me. hope all is well with you, when is your 1st birthday??? fly by soon Myrtle x

Come visit me, Myrtle.

08/06/2007 05:09.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi there
Hi Rocco, just aquick note to let you know how things are going, I seem to be doing a lot better my mum is working hard with me, she went on VK for a week so I stayed at my aunts, she has 3 birds and 3 dogs I had so much fun and was very good and did not attack any one. I was a little bit naughty when I came home as it was so nice haveing peaple and friens arround all day with me but have got used to mum and dad having to go to work everyday again, I have another apointment with the vet next week and then the last one will be a couple of weeks after that, hope all is well with everyone there, take care write soon Myrtle.x..

Come visit me, Myrtle.

07/27/2007 05:04.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi There
Yhanks for checking up on me, we have found out that I really and truly am a girl, which we are very happy about. my mum had her chat with dr hess a few weeks ago and I go for my first class this thursday ( which is my birthday the big 1 for me), so we will see haow it goes, I do not know if I am getting more naughty with the weather or my age, all I want to do is hear my own voice, not good when the landlord lives down stair and is a as my mum says "a you know what"!!! so I hope dr hess will be able to help us, my mum trys to keep me cool with taking showers with me but I only want them when I want them!!!! and as for getting sprized I hate it. so I will keep you informed, thanks agin for checking up in me, have a great week. Myrtle

Come visit me, Myrtle.

06/18/2007 05:03.24 AM Report This Comment  
Yes, Huckleberry and Pip's babies were beautiful. Mostly green with a touch of yellow when they left Karen to be adopted. She did a great job of hand raising them. However, the dusky (male) was a fantastic father. He fed the mother and the babues 24/7. He just never stopped doing his duty as a parent. And he was absolutely beside himself when the babies left. So be prepared for that. Duskies and suns make wonderful parents. I have mine groomed at Animal Lovers on PCH and Anza in Torrance because they do it for NOTHING. If you send me your real email address, I will send you a picture of the babies.

Come visit me, Ringo aka Chicker, Pippa, Huckleberry & Dajee.

06/01/2007 08:31.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco
Hi thanks for checking up on me, I went to the vet last week, I do not know who was more upset me or my mum, as i had to get blood taken to do a full check up I was so mad and scared that I bit her really hard and made her cry, I am starting naugthy bird school next week, as my vet does one on one classes, and has had a very high sucess rate, so I hope she will be able to help us, I will keep you posted

Come visit me, Myrtle.

06/01/2007 05:10.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks Rocco
I can't believe I got BOTW already. I was so surprised when mom told me about it. Thanks for the congrats. I am leaving a vote for you before I leave~~Hollie


05/07/2007 07:12.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco
Hi Rocco , my mum asked me to write she needs help, since dec, I have really become very very naughty when other people are arround, I do my best to run over and attack them, I run so fast with my beak wide open that my tush goes in the air , my mum really does not know what to to, can your mum help, thanks Myrtle

Come visit me, Myrtle.

04/25/2007 07:14.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the congrats...somehow, my brother Scratch stole my BOTW today...not sure how he did that. Well, at least it stayed in the family~~Harley


04/24/2007 01:40.16 PM Report This Comment  
  hi rocco,
thankyou for visiting me and for the congrats. your'e story is so touching. that must have been a sign. by the way the first one who wrote to you on youre page lives in my house too! thanks again, autumn and family..

Come visit me, Pepper, J.B. (Jamie Bond girl 007), Teddy, Phebe, Daisy Jane & Alex.

04/17/2007 12:02.20 AM Report This Comment  
  hi rocco
i'm glad to hear that you made you owner soo happy here's a vote for ya.

Come visit me, tequila, jack & Jill.

04/10/2007 12:50.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco
so nice to see you, i have to say I just love being on the computer too. (thats were I am now, and boy am I getting into trouble you know what I mean)mouse pads rule thats all I hve to say, come vist heres a vote for you

Come visit me, Myrtle.

04/09/2007 05:37.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Easter, Rocco!
Kelly here, flappin' by to say, "Hope your Easter weekend was a fun one!" I sure would've loved to have been able to go outside to help with the egg hunting but it was just too cold here yet! Wonder what you did this weekend. Come by and see me sometime! K

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

04/08/2007 05:05.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rocco!
We love Rocco's! It's a restaurant here that my mommy gets great Italian food from... yummmy pizza! Anyway, thanks for the visit. What I want to know is how did you get your head THAT wet by just the waterdish? I haven't quite figured out how to do that yet. The picture is hilarious!!! Love the story of how you met your mom... that's great. My mommy's motto is "everything happens for a reason". Welcome! Carley

Come visit me, Jamie, Twinkie - Pastel-Faced Lutino, Skittles, Carley & Jessie.

03/23/2007 09:08.10 AM Report This Comment  
Kelly here, flappin' by to say "Hi"! Love your added picture. That has to be an 'after a bath' shot! When else do we look so wilted?! I had a fun morning, getting to practice my "Fly to the Perch" routine. My wings have grown out to be fully flighted over the winter months and I've come to enjoy the convenience of airtravel!!!! Mom says, though, that if I'm go to fly more I have to be able to "come" when called, so I'm in the process of learning to fly to Mom on command. Good exercise. Also means lots of extra treats for doing something I love to do anyway; FLY! Hope your weekend was a good one! A V2U!

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

03/18/2007 01:39.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the visit & vote!
Wow Rocco..I think we'd get along great! I love to try to pick the keys off my Mommy's laptop too. I also really like to try to get the little blinking lights and I chase the letters as she writes them on the screen. I like my playgym too. It sits in the front window so I can watch the cars and stray cats go by. Right now we have snow and my Dad has thrown bird seed out there too. I feel sad for those poor cold birdies. My Mommy helps clean off my beak after I eat raisins or other sticky stuff because she knows it drives me crazy, and I'll just wipe it off on her shoulder. You do look silly after your shower. I'm glad my Mommy didn't put one of those on my site, but you never know what she's going to do! XOXOXOXO, Leilani

Come visit me, Leilani.

03/18/2007 09:41.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rocco
Thanks for checking out my page. Looks like you found a good home as well. Aren't mommies the greatest?

Come visit me, Bailey.

03/17/2007 11:52.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Follow up
My big sis Fergie didnt write this I did, Echo the Green Cheeck.

Come visit me, Fergie, Max, Little Ham & Echo.

03/09/2007 10:59.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Rocco
I loved the story, you two were meant to be. But what a great looking man you are, and a beautiful photo! Your humans are going to find out how fun conures are! I am the clown of the flock, gotta love us conures. Feathered hugs to you and a vote 4 U.

Come visit me, Fergie, Max, Little Ham & Echo.

03/09/2007 10:57.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Good thing you don't get to type the messages Rocco, or we would have no idea of what was being said!

Come visit me, Peas (Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure), Skittles, Kiwi & Olive.

03/04/2007 10:50.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocco!
You sure are a trouble maker!! When my mommy is on her laptop, i pluck off the little mouse in the middle of the keyboard and run!! A lot of times i steal her money too!But of course i always give it back!! I love to snuggle with my mommy too!

Come visit me, Pebbles.

03/03/2007 09:14.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Another Vote!
I've been browsin' around the bird pages and just stopped in to have a look at your picture and leave you a vote. Wonder what fun and silly thing you did today. Manage to get any computer keys picked off? If I'm lucky to get close to my mom's computer I go for the mouse. It has a bright red light under it that flashes when I flip the device off the counter. Entertaining!

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

03/02/2007 03:52.15 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks for introducing yourself. I like your 'how we met' story and its happy ending. Sounds like you get lots of social time with your M&D...and kisses too. I like to get kisses. I'm workin' on learning to say the word. It's just a mumble right now but it gets the message across! Calling your cage a condo is a cool idea. My mom doesn't like to refer to my space as a cage. It's 'home'. But I think I like the 'condo' label better. I'll suggest it...without mumbling! Thanks for stoppin' in to say hi. A vote 2 U from Kelly.

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

03/01/2007 08:35.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Rocco & Family
We love your story so we had to vote! You are a very cool bird with a cool family. Hey we both have the toy that is behind you in your picture, Sam plays nice with his and Sierra beats hers up and growls at at :P

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

02/28/2007 07:04.40 PM Report This Comment  
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