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Mom shopped at the pet store where I was patiently waiting for her. For months she'd stopped and talked to me and my brothers but always left without me. I was starting to take it birdsonally. After my brothers went to their new homes, I had mom's undivided attention yet still she kept leaving the store without me. Then one evening after having shopped for the first Grey in the family and sharing a hello with me through the glass, the parronts headed for home, again leaving me behind. But when Mom commented to Dad that it was just sad to see a sweet little bird waiting week after week for a home, Dad, bless his heart, said, "Why don't you just go back and get her." (I love ya, Dad!) So the car was turned around on a bend in the road, a spot my family now calls "Kelly's Corner" and raced back to the store. Mom was just sure, having made the decision to bring me home, someone else would take me. Obviously that didn't happen. She was meant to be my buddy and my photographer.
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Hi! My name is Kelly

I am a Congo African Grey from Monmouth, IL.

Kelly-Bird*-*-*- *-*-*-*-*-*-*-* I joined the BC on 2.28.2007*-*-*-- **-*-*-*
My Hatchday is 4.16.2004


10 years old   F

Congo African Grey

It used to be an almond that was the first thing I picked out of the nut jar but lately it's been a raw cashew as first choice.

For some reason, I have to perch on the very end of the branch that's suspended from the ceiling in my birdroom. I like to hide in my cardboard box on the top shelf of the closet in my room while the cleaning services are being tended to. I also like to perch on the top of the closet doors when they're open.

When out of the birdroom, my goal is to make it to the kitchen counters whether by flying there or climbing up the handles of the kitchen drawers. This is only necessary during the time my wings have been trimmed.


Nothing much bothers me. If you think you need to touch my tail though, I might think I need to touch your finger.

My mom's happy to be my faithful sidekick.

I learn my new words from Dad but won't talk while he's around. He has to hope a video can be recorded so he can hear my latest words.

If all else fails, pose pretty.

A Hatchday poem found and shared by SamIAm:

Happy birday, our precious friend,
Our love for you, we wish to extend.
Experiences filled, with joy and laughter,
Special memories, we shall recall after.

From the beginning, you made us smile,
Accepted us, without any trial.
Never judged or jumped to conclusions,
Exciting friendship; random infusions.

We cannot ask, for anything more,
So many things, we simply adore.
Hope this birday never ends,
In our hearts, time transcends.
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  Hi Miss Kelly
I was just thinking about you today & thought I'd come by to see how things are going. I hope you are well as are all the rest of your good flock, too.

Mom is alright, I'm hoping, and just wanted you to know you were on my mind & heart so don't know, said a little prayer for all. That certainly won't hurt.

We miss you. Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, Lots of fun in the summertime!.

07/20/2014 12:20.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly-Bird,
Just passing by and by the looks of your page you haven't been on your page in 50 days.Wow! Surprised to see that.I know how it is because sometimes mom needs a break too!Hope all is well with you.


Your Forever Friend,Jolie.

Come visit me, Jolie.

07/13/2014 07:38.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly, great news from our home, Jenny & LaLo
So sorry I wasn't on BC and FB much yesterday, dad was so busy prepping our home and a cage for our new flock member! He is a bird we have known for a long time, and loved him for all those years! He is a Citron Crested Too, and is the spitting image of our Angel! His name is "LIMON", we like that name and we are going to keep it that way! He is very sweet, but like all Toos, he has a stubborn side, we'll just deal with it! His current mom is having severe separation anxiety, and we fully understand that pain! He will be coming to our home tonight, and will became a full fledged Dallas flock member, needless to say, dad and all the rest of us are very excited and full of anticipation to see what the future brings! Have a great throw back Thursday, we certainly plan to, and give my love to all in your happy bird home...

Love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, & our Dallas family

PS~Limon has rekindled the spark of love in my daddy he thought was gone forever, life has taken turn for the better, we have not seen him this happy for more than 2 years!

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/10/2014 08:52.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning Ms Kelly Girl, from your old pal, Jen
...we sure do miss you and your flock, but we understand many folks change their priorities to suit their busy lifestyles! We are going to have a gorgeous Summer day, and like all of you, we want to make the most of it! Dad has some yard work to catch-up on, and some garage work on toy parts, but for right now he will write notes to our best friends, there seems to less & less BC involvement these days! Have a great 'ToosDay' every birdie, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jen Lynn & my family

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/24/2014 07:37.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning Kelly,
It's your Loudly whistling fluffy guy here!!!! I hope you have a greyt week. Is your mom home yet? Did you happen to sneak in the car and go with her?

It's promising to be hot here today.

Take care and have a greyt week, P*>X<*K

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

06/23/2014 09:42.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly~
I hope you are having a great day!
I am hosting a Bridal Shower for Little Angel who is marrying my buddy Dixie on July 4th. Every bird is invted!
I put up the party page for Little Angel. It is page number 270690 but it's attached to my page so you can find it there. I hope you can make it on Friday! All the info is there and I hope you can all make it!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

06/18/2014 01:40.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly,
It's your Mr. Fluffy flying by with a kiss from chilly CA.

I heard that you are once again grounded, but I'm sure you're too busy to think about that now, what with the aviary waiting for you everyday. Winter will come soon enough and you'll feel the air under your wings again.

Mama got her big order sent out today, but now she's already rushing on the next one. I have to sit by and keep her entertained. Lots of fun. Of course I have to keep her exercised too. You know, getting into stuff that makes her jump up and come to me. Hee hee.

Sweet dreams my love~~~~ P*>X<*K

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

06/16/2014 10:37.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Friend!
Hi Beautiful Kelly!
Just wanted to stop by and send you a quick Hello and let you know you have been on my mind! Hope things are going well for you and the rest of the flock. I am doing okay.. Still been a little on the quiet side.. Mom and I still miss my little pal Mr. B and we think of him all the time. Its just not the same without him. Mom got me a new birdie lamp recently. I used to have one years ago then we stopped using it. Then with all the loss in the house and me being so quiet she thought maybe the bird light would cheer me up some and give me the vitamins I needed.. Well I did seem kinda excited at first, but back to being my quieter self again. I do get a bit happier when we have company around. I try to keep up with all the noise and get a little louder than usual and I laugh with everyone. That makes Mom very happy! Did Mom tell you I like the new tv show "Impractical Jokers"? Dont know if you ever saw it but its a show about a group of friends who play jokes and funny stunts on random unexpected people. Its very funny and when Mom has it on and she is laughing I start cracking up too!! Hahaha! Mom thinks I like it but little does she know Im just laughing because she is ;)
Well Kelly..just wanted you to know your on our mind.. Love ya Buddy and Ill stop by again soon! Take care
Xoxo
Murphy :)

Come visit me, MR. BIRDIE..(RIP) Your flying free now..I love you & Murphy.

06/08/2014 09:11.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly... Please vote me BOTM!
Hello, I am Pepper, African Grey from the Quebec Flock. I, like most Greys, am quite intelligent and I often put together words to make sentences that surprise Mom to no end. Many of you met me when I got bitten some time ago – when I broke open that lock. Well, that one went in the garbage, and so did another one that I managed to beak open. Mom buys a different brand now.
I am running for BOTM this month, something my frother TiPaul encouraged me to do. While he is flying around voting for his friends to get in the 10K club, he said he will fly farther out of his range to help me get more votes. Thanks fro!
I had a difficult time coming up with a subject that might interest you all. Every birdy has been writing such fascinating things. Then it occurred to me – there are so few flocks from Canada, and just our flock is from Quebec. I am going to take you on a tour of our home city, Montreal… Please come to my page to take a look at the pictures at the bottom for pictures I have posted, and will post every day. Thank you in advance for your support!

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop and Porky at the County Fair, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

06/03/2014 04:30.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly~
I hope you are having a great day! It's 60 and sunny here. Another trick the tourist kind of day!hahaha
The gardeners are here so I've squawked a greeting to them and yelled at the silly humans in the pool! A good days work so far!
Mom had to go to the market but Jennifer is off today so she was here to keep me company! I don't need anything since I have my apples and a nice big bag of organic grapes so I'm set! Mom looked a the cherries but they are 6$ a pound and not even organic! I like the grapes better anyway. She had to get food for Merlin and even though he's a pest, I wouldn't want him to starve! He would drive us all crazy with his howling if there wasn't any food for him! He howls anyway but it's worse when he wants food!
Mom fell over Mandy when she got up this morning. She is just fine but I thought we were all going to play some kind of game since she was on the floor! I climbed down to peek out under the cage cover and asked her if she was okay. Merlin was sitting at the end of the bed howling for breakfast even though it was very early and Mandy was looking a bit worried! I started laughing and so did mom, so Mandy calmed down. Merlin just kept howling! He's only a cat so we have to forgive him for being unconcerned! It was nice to start the day off with a laugh!
I hope you enjoy your day and get to do some laughing too!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

05/30/2014 05:14.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly, the flying wonder!
It's the flying monster here with a goodnight kiss for you.

I'm sending wishes for sweet dreams tonight! P*>X<*K

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

05/28/2014 11:46.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HI KELLY *v* !!!!!
Thank you for your vote...I really appreciate it...Hope you are having a nice day...V4U...Today I will finish the second part of "Treating a Sick Bird"....Make sure that water is freely available; a sick Cockatiel will find it easier to drink from an open hook-on-container, rather than a tubular drinker.Put food within easy reach; sick birds can sometimes be persuaded to feed from the hand, but do not cause them stress at any stage. As the cockatiel's condition improves, you can gradually lower the temperature of its surroundings. Before returning a bird to its regular cage, make sure that it is fully recovered and re-acclimatized. Egg-binding is another very serious condition that often happens to female Cockatiels.Sometimes they continue to lay eggs and they must be watched closely. Because one egg might get stuck in the vent and if it is not removed it could become fatal to the cockatiel.A bird in this condition must be handled very gently, so as not to break the egg.The most effective treatment is usually an injection of calcium, given by a veterinarian.This appears to restore the the muscular activity, so that the female cockatiel can lay the egg without difficulty.In extreme cases your veterinarian may undertake surgery as a last resort..Check your cockatiels diet after a case of egg-binding. It may be that insufficient cuttlefish bone was available to them, or perhaps they could benefit from a supplement containing Vitamin D, which is responsible for moving calcium stores around the body.....Have a "HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY EVERYBODY"....Many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney VOTE ZEENA(#255116)BOTM, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

05/26/2014 05:09.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Holiday Lovely Ms Kelly, from Jen Lynn
...way to go girl, I read on Mr P's page you are still flighted, I am also,but I don't make dad chase me anymore, I either go back or step up and get carried back! I think dad would like clip/trim Ziggy's neck, like about an inch, right below his throat, he can be so cute at times but can be a PITA also, we love the little twerp though! I am wishing all our friends a very Happy Memorial Day Holiday! As we visit friends, family, and neighbors, let us all remember the men and women who gave it all for the freedoms we all enjoy and so many times take for granted! God bless our troops past and present, may your honorable memories live forever! We will be saying an extra prayer for the Troopers of the 1st Cavalry and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regt! Enjoy your BBQs and cook outs, and enjoy each others company, be safe my dear friends, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Peaceful love from Jenny Lynn & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/26/2014 08:08.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly-Bird,
Mom was so surprised to see her Jolie a King for a Day.I feel like Elvis.LOL!

I had my Royal Shower today,treats,another new toy,butternut squash,scritches the works .I'm such a happy King right now.I'm fixing my feathers right by my mom whose blogging for me.I could get use to this royality.LOL!

So my Queen Kelly-Bird you should fly over and get some of this pampering.

A big beaky Kiss for you My queen and big macaw hugs,Love, King Jolie for a Day.

Come visit me, Bilou & Strawberry.

05/25/2014 05:53.58 PM Report This Comment  
  HI KELLY *v* !!!!!
Thanks for your votes....Wow!! Sure have been busy today with the votes...V4U...Today my campaign blog will be about "Treating a sick bird"....Accurate diagnosis of illness in cockatiels can be very difficult without laboratory assistance,but you will soon see that a bird is sick.It will sit quietly, with its plumage no longer sleek, and its eyes may be closed.The droppings will alter in appearance and,in some cases,can even show traces of blood.If you begin treatment during the early stages of the illness, there is a good possibility that the bird will make a full recovery.Antibiotic drugs,prescribed by a veterinarian if necessary, can be administered via the cockatiel's drinking water or, in more acute cases injected directly by the veterinarian.Carefully follow all instructions about dosage and never stop a course of treatment before the recommended time.Antibiotics are useful in countering bacterial disease, but are of little direct value in viral and most fungal infections. Fortunately, viral infections are uncommon in cockatiels and the main problem involving fungi is candidiasis,which can be controlled by feeding a well-balanced diet.Sick birds need a warm environment up to 90 degrees F or 32 degrees C.You can keep them in a hospital cage with an infrared lamp.Choose a 'dull emitter'variety, because this produces heat but not light.Suspend the lamp over part of the cage.The cockatiel will then be able to adjust its position,moving closer to the heat to the heat source as necessary...Tomorrow I will continue part 2 of "Treating your sick bird"....Hope you are having a great Sunday....Birdie wing hugs to you...Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney VOTE ZEENA(#255116)BOTM, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

05/25/2014 04:56.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelllly Birrrrrrd!!
Now I'm the one so behind. I really enjoyed your note..epistle, I mean and Yes, Mom's doing better..looking fwd to being off meds soon and increased stamina.....pooches still need to be told quiet..by me....sheee!!...Cookie and Molly continue their same ole boring antics while I continue to keep everyone on their toes..ie. on my Hatchday, I surprised Mom by jumping off my perch and waddled across the dining table and chowed down on the extra party favors and snacks at the other end. I hit Hatchday Jackpot!! Ohhh yeahhh!....and, No, Dad has no further political plans. Like he said, They had their chance!! It's all going well here. Mom's next scan is 16 June and sees Drs. on 20th and 24th. In hopes the lung inflammation from the radiation is gone completely. She feels a difference, but is looking fwd to "normal" energy! Hoping you and all at the McFarm are doing well. Please give Aunt Denise a special wing hug from one of her biggest fans. Wishing you a greyt weekend!!...now, back to barking and telling myself to be quiet...hey, it's all in a Grey's day!! hugs, Tahoe

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

05/25/2014 01:16.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly-Bird,
I hope your Moms head is ok after her spill on that wet spot on the floor.Sometimes we ger ourselves into trouble.I to like to pull wallpaper off the wall too. I generally do the wallpaper in the bathroom because that's the only place whereI have opportunity to a wall.LOL! Moms put a patch last year there and doesn't let me pick at it if she can catch me.

Take care of you flock Human and feathered.

Your forever friend,Jolie

Come visit me, Jolie.

05/24/2014 10:51.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly~
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! It was wonderful to hear from you! I am still here shredding paper for mom! She just has too many lists and really needs to get them cleaned up!

You poor mom getting bonked on the head by a nasty cabinet! I hope she is okay and that it didn't leave a mark! Mom does it all the time but I can not take credit for that! She usually forgets to close one while she is unloading the dishwasher and turns around and bonks her head. She has never been known as graceful so you sort of get use to hearing her yell DOOH!

Are you all doing anything special for the long weekend? Mom is working as usual so just the usual stuff around here!

I hope you all enjoy the day! A reminder that the IPR fundraiser starts at midnight EST tonight! Leave
Sam 212680 and help out the birds at the rescue!

Love and hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

05/24/2014 10:24.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Kelly!
Aww...thanks for the wishes! Lizzie baked me a huge cake, and I am sharing it with everyone who stops over, too! Love your picture--wow, you sure are looking gorgeous!!

Ahh! The long weekend! I am so happy that I get to have Mom all to myself! And she is looking forward to it, too.

Mom sang me the Happy Birdthday song this morning, which was pretty cool. And then she told me about how, 24 years ago, I chose her. That was so much fun to hear! And I have to say the kisses and head scritches were pretty darn awesome -- and all before she left for work, too. Not bad!! And when she got home, she brought me my favorite yogurt trail mix--the one with the little white yogurt stuff that looks like a chocolate chip, but is yogurt. Oh gosh. Yummy! And I got more kisses and singing, and head scritches. And I took a huge bath, too! I had pasta for supper, and popcorn afterward. Can't get much better! And no, no toys. I am not much into toys...though I do love chewing baseboards and stuff that Mom doesn't like me to chew.

Thanks for stopping by to remember me on my Birdthday! It is one of the best ever, and it is so nice to see Mom happy. That is the best present I can think of!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote ZEENA #255116 BOTM in July!.

05/23/2014 09:26.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello My Kelly-Bird,
Actually it hard to believe I'm 14.Time flies and the worst part is we get older.LOL!

Tell your Mom she's welcome.I'm glad she had a good Mothers' DAY.

Kelly-Bird how does your mom do it with all of your flock to care for have time to blog.Mom has trouble with keeping up so she just blogs to my favorite birdie.HEHEHE!

Kelly-Bird have a good night.Hope mom can finish up so we can have some one on one time.Mom did give me my shower already.I'm molting and need the showers.

I got a new toy for my hatchday.I'm chewing on it now.

Hope the weather holds out for the long weekend.Mom has plans tomorrow.Hope it don't rain.Dad's in charge tomorrow while moms out.

By the way I saved you piece of cake.Thank you for stopping by and for the vote.

Your forever friend,Jolie

Come visit me, Jolie.

05/23/2014 07:27.48 PM Report This Comment  
  HI KELLY *v* !!!!!
Thanks for your vote....Hope to make it....V4U...My campaign blog today will be about "Some of the things Cockatiels can get that will cause health issues"....Cockatiels are usually hardy, long-lived birds and rarely prone to illness.With sensible management,they should live well into their twenties.You are most likely to encounter health problems with newly acquired birds,rather than with birds that are well established in their quarters.By keeping recent purchased birds on their own for about a fortnight,you have an opportunity to ensue that they are healthy and you can treat them for parasites before adding them to your bird aviary....Here are a list of some things that you can find on your new bird, Parasites,Red Mites,Roundworms,Tapeworm,Giardia, Bacterial diseases and sometimes Feather Plucking...Tomorrow I will talk about treating a sick bird...Hope your Friday is a great one...Birdie wing hugs to you...Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney VOTE ZEENA(#255116)BOTM, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

05/23/2014 06:12.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly~
I hope you are having a great day! The rain came back here last night. We had this beautiful sunny week and now the rain is back for the weekend!hahahahaha It always happens like that. Mom is working and we don't BBQ so it doesn't really matter to us. Nothing stops up here because of the rain because if it did nothing would ever get done!
The fundraiser for Sam 212680 is this Sunday the 25th. I know most birds are already voting for him but if you know some birds that I don't, perhaps you could ask them to drop off a vote!! Falco, Willie and Peppino's mom and Raffikki's mom are going to match the donations so it is going to be a huge gift for the birds who live at the Iowa Parrot Rescue! I know it's a holiday weekend but I hope every bird can spare a few minutes to vote. It just happens that Memorial Day weekend is the day I came to live with mom! I think that is a great reason to celebrate!
I've been doing my part by ripping up mom's notebook with all her notes in it! She has to write everything down so that she remembers who is having a hatchday, etc. I have been shredding the old stuff so she doesn't get confused with too many lists! It's the least I can do since I am so very good at ripping things up!
I hope you enjoy the day and that it is just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

05/23/2014 12:28.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI KELLY!!!
Just stopping by with a vote for you and my blog for today....Today my campaign blog will be about "Catching and Handling your Cockatiel".....The easiest way to catch a cockatiel in a cage is to place one hand on the back of the bird, using the thumb and little finger to restrain the wings. Then gently hold the cockatiel's head between the first and second fingers, but never apply direct pressure, because obviously you could squeeze the bird's windpipe, with potentially fatal consequences. Once adequately restrained in this way, the cockatiel usually stops struggling, but it may nip one of your fingers quite painfully, so it is sensible to wear a thin pair of gloves for protection, at least until you have handled your cockatiel on a regular basis or until you are confident about restraining these birds properly. Once caught, a cockatiel always clenches its feet onto any available surface to obtain grip. If you are unaware of this, you are likely to damage its claws, by pulling them to hard to get them loose, which they could begin to bleed as a result...Tomorrow I will talk about your cockatiels cage and where it should be positioned...Hope you are having a nice Sunday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney VOTE ZEENA(#255116)BOTM, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

05/18/2014 03:18.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Kelly!
How are you today? I do hope you & your lovely flock are having a very happy Sunday! Sorry I haven't been around much but it is a busy life Mom seems to have. She barely gets by with saying "hi" to the few on here who they pal around with & all.

Have you been alright? I know you must be so proud of Mr. Poirot! He's such a greyt bird! But other than that, are you feeling good & have much busy stuff to keep you occupied? Even when I have stuff that is to keep me occupied, I most certainly will want something else instead. Must keep Mom on her toes, ya know?

Say "hello" to the rest of your good flock! See ya later, gator! Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, Lots of fun in the summertime!.

05/18/2014 09:43.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly
I am sooo far behind my tail feathers it isn;t funny! I have to finish my thank you blogs this weekend! Thank you for your hatchday wishes and honoring me as BOTD on Tuesday! And congratulations on Mr Fluffy being a greyt BOTD yesterday! How greyt that is! Love and winghugs, Miranda

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

05/18/2014 06:51.19 AM Report This Comment  
  HI KELLY!!!
Thanks for stopping by with your vote...I really appreciate it...You are quite a pretty Congo African Grey....Glad t have met you...Just pecked a V4U...Today my campaign blog will be "Getting First-Aid for your cockatiel who injured itself during flight".....Because of their rapid flight, cockatiels can seriously injure themselves if they collide with an obstruction, such as a sheet of glass,which can end up with the cockatiel having a concussion.They should be taken to your avian veterinarian for them to make a prognosis..There is little that you can do with a concussed cockatiel, apart from placing it in a darkened environment, such as a traveling cage and leaving it alone in the hope that it will recover. Obviously, if the cockatiel has fractured its skull in the collision, then the chances of recovery are doubtful.Fractures of the wing and leg occasionally occur, although they are not common. The affected limb may show an obvious swelling at the site of the fracture, and the cockatiel will be clearly handicapped as a result. Seek the advice of an experienced avian veterinarian about splinting. Avian fractures heal within a few weeks if they are properly supported, although the bird may suffer some accompanying loss of function in the limb concerned. Cockatiels usually adjust well under these circumstances.....Hope this will be of some help in case your cockatiels does injure itself during flight...Have a nice Saturday...Many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney VOTE ZEENA(#255116)BOTM, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

05/17/2014 02:23.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly~
I hope you are having a great day!

As most of you already know, I came to live with my mom when her sister was unable to care for me anymore! I have known mom for 30 years and been a part of the family for that long! Mom use to bird sit me so when I needed a new place to live she was the logical choice! That and the fact that she has always loved me so very much!

To celebrate my 6th anniversary of being with my mom, I am holding a fund raiser for Iowa Parrot Rescue. I support this rescue every month and am amazed at the awesome job Mike and Abi do to take care of birds in need of a home. I have many friends who are in forever homes who started out at IPR. I am a lucky bird since I have been with my family for 30 years and will continue to live with them until the end of my life. There are many birds who are not as fortunate as us! They have already adopted out many birds this year but for some reason, no Amazons! Being an Amazon, I want to help out my fellow zons!

On May 25th-next Sunday-every vote that Sam gets will mean a dollar contribution for the Iowa Parrot Rescue! You can help by leaving a vote for Sam that day! I really appreciate every vote that will mean money for the IPR! Tell your friends who may not know me and Thank you in advance!!

I know the BC has been slowing down and many birds have lost interest lately but I hope you will all get out to support Sam and the IPR! I know I can count on the whole McFlock since some of them are IPR alumni!

I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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05/16/2014 01:43.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Ms Kelly bird my old friend-from Jen Lynn
We had severe storms, high winds, and lightening and thunder almost all night, but a quick glance up and down our street revealed no major damage in our area, thankfully! Today our hearts and prayers go out to Sweetie, the young lady Amazon who is scheduled to have a leg amputated today, and to her fabulous care givers, momma Deb and the Sky Flock! They are wonderful caring people with huge hearts, best wishes Sweetie, we love you! Give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jennifer & our family

PS~Our iChat is still not working properly, tell your momma good morning for us...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/13/2014 06:39.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly- Bird,
I'm passing by your page thinking of Mothers' Day and wanted to wish you and your Mom a "Happy Mothers'Day!

Hope you see my message today Kelly-Bird.

Have a beautiful Day! Your Forever Friend Jolie.

Come visit me, Jolie.

05/11/2014 12:54.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Kelly.. Hi friend
Hi Kelly! I have been thinking about you. Once again this year Im late on wishing you a HAppy Hatchday!!!! Mom has been stressed lately and going through some tough times. But you are never far from our mind. Just have a lot going on. Did you enjoy your hatchday? Mine just passed too. Easter weekend. Was very busy and Mom wasnt feeling well so we are waiting to celebrate at another date. Mom has my presents waiting to be wrapped. Im curious to see what I got!!! And she will make me my yummy corn muffins. I get them every year for my hatchday. They are yummy. We wish Mr. Birdie was here to celebrate.. but Im sure hes enjoying flying free up there in heaven. We miss him... What a wonderful personality he had for such a small lil body. Ughh... its rough. Time helps heal some.. but there are times when ME and Mom stop and think of him. When I go to bed each night upstairs in my bedroom... I start laughing like I have always done and Mr. Birdie used to get all loud and rowdy.. we would get very excited at bed time. Having him not next to me being goofy is rough. Mom used to laugh at us. It was very cute. We know we will all be together one day. Thats what helps to get you through....
How have you been? How is the rest of the flock?.. I know we dont get on here often..but really we do think of you often.. and hope things are going good for you. Im sure your excited for the warmer weather. Its nice to have the sunshine and the windows open. The fresh air feels good! Well you take care my friend.. thank you for always being here for us... talk to you again soon xoxoxox
Murphy

Come visit me, MR. BIRDIE..(RIP) Your flying free now..I love you & Murphy.

05/08/2014 07:08.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly-Birrrrd!
Well the complete and utter wackiness continues... ALL DAY LONG! I've been at the window yelling for Buddy. It's been a couple of years since he's been part of my repertoire. Perhaps it's Bentley, the long fluffy havanese puppy that stayed here last week that inspired me to bring it up.

Otherwise my other old favourite, that I made up awhile back, is used all day. Quackaboom. However, apart from singing it softly, or loudly, it's been changed to Quackabye, quackablah, quackaboooo... You name it!

How's the flying to mom's hand on cue going? Has Kirby figured it out too? Smart boy, Art, for watching and knowing what's going on.

I can't believe you still listen to me daily. Mama needs to record some more of. Not like she has to wait long for me to get going. Just sometimes my tiel screaming is a bit over bearing.

Quacking kisses over to you, P*>X<*K

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

05/04/2014 11:24.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kelly,
It's your absolutely wacky Mr. Fluffy coming in for a kiss. I've no clue where my typing time has gone, but you are always foremost on my mind.

Sending kisses through the crisp night sky. Your fluffy admirer, P*>X<*K

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

04/27/2014 11:36.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Kelly!
I've come by to offer you a happy belated hatchday! I'm sorry I missed it but have been preoccupied by the odd goings on of this household.

Starting on your day...April 16th, that happens to also be Mom's & her mate's wedding anniversary. Mom got up that morning happy because they were going to take in a movie for around the lunch hour, then afterwards go out to eat at a nice restaurant. When they drove up to park at the theatre, as they were walking towards the ticket booths, 3 very large firetrucks pulled in with lights flashing & sirens blaring!! OH NO! The theatre was on fire??? They weren't sold any tickets nor were they letting anyone inside!! A whole truck load of firemen went running in with the axes at the ready! Mom & her mate made a swift retreat back to the car but had to watch as the firemen were rolling out hoses, etc. etc.!! Soon, 2 firemen came out & began to take off their fire suits. Then another 2, then another 2. Seems something was wrong with the alarm system the theatre has. But the stinky thing is because the movies had be forced to not run on the scheduled time, that meant they wouldn't be shown until the next showing....2 & 1/2 hours later. The whole point of going was to beat the crowds & eat an early dinner. They left that theatre, that lost a bunch of business that day, & went on home until they could again go out for a nice dinner. It was quite something watching the firefighters prepare for battle but it never came. It was disappointing but the nice dinner made up for it all.

Happy Hatchday early for next year, Miss Kelly! Hugs for all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, Lots of fun in the summertime!.

04/26/2014 10:36.22 PM Report This Comment  
  ¶’> Miss KELLY! My LadyBird Featheriend
from the north. Might you have any of that scrumptious looking HatchDay cake left that I might share a morsel with you? **GRiN**

'Tis I ... your stranger neighbor from the State of Mizzery. Er ... uh ... well, you know what I mean! It's me, Sid B'Diddle come beggin' your forgiveness (and a piece of that Sweet Celebration Treat) for being so late to bring you Happy HatchDay Wishes from me and everybirdy in The K Kritter Korral.

They all send their ((HUGS)) and hopes that it was the best ever for you. Our moms seem to be a little out of sync with each other lately. So they kind of fell down on keepin' each other up on y-o-u-r flockily's hatchdates anyway. (It's mostly my mom, truth be told. I think she'd still like to blame her lack of awareness on having some of that anesthesia left in her system yet from her surgery. I think I can safely say her brain is just bein' lazy.) Your mom seems to be right on top of the special events for our group. I'll just bet she doesn't come up with blatantly goofball eggscuses for droppin' stuff out like that, does she???

Well anyway, I did bring you a cartload of cashews to make up for our delinquency. (I hear you've switched alliances lately. Good taste, My Girl! Good taste.) Maybe that will let you know how much we still love you, and how much I miss seeing you during the nice summer months when I've been able to visit in the past. Maybe that will happen again for us this year. We shall keep our talons crossed.

I fear I must leave you now. It is Easter and I eggspect that your flockily is immersed in celebration of this very special Holiday, as is mine. And I must get back before those big Macaws eat all of the hard boiled eggs and leave me nary a one!

As always, it has been a joy and a pleasure to visit with you, My Dear Featheriend. We must do this more often!

¶’> You have a good one. I'll see ya when I see ya! Happy Easter to You and Yours!

Come visit me, ¶’> Sid B'Diddle~The Party Continues ... CupCake??.

04/20/2014 12:48.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI KELLY
YOU SURE SOUND LIKE YOU GOT A SWELL TOY FOR YOUR HATCHDAY. THAT SAYING MUST BE TRUE ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT NO MATTER HOW IMPATIENTLY THEY ARE WAITING. LOL

ONE OF THE THINGS I AM ENJOYING MOST AT THE CASTLE ARE THE ROYAL GUARDS. I HAVE MADE THEM ALL WEAR TIGHT SPANDEX AROUND ME. I LOVE WATCHING THEM DO THEIR MORNING WORKOUTS AND MARCHING AROUND THE CASTLE FLEXING ALL THOSE MUSCLES. I AM ALSO ENJOYING GREETING EACH BIRD THAT WINS BOTD AND WELCOMING THEM TO THE CASTLE. RIGHT NOW BO BOO AND I HAVE THE CASTLE DECORATED WALL TO WALL WITH MARSHMALLOW PEEPS. EVERYBIRDY IS WELCOME TO COME TO THE CASTLE ANYTIME THEY WANTAND ENJOY EVERYTHING IT HAS TO OFFER. DONT FORGET THEIR IS PLENTY OF GREAT FOOD AND LOTS TO DRINK. OR IF YOU PREFER YOU CAN JUST LOUNGE AROUND THE ROYAL POOL AND CATCH A FEW RAYS.

LOVE CORI

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116.

04/17/2014 11:26.21 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/DIXIE #61444/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HELLO BEAUTIFUL KELLY. SO HOW WAS YOUR HATCHDAY CELEBRATION? HOPE YOU GOT LOTS OF TREAST AND TOYS. YOU SO DESERVE IT.

WE HAD A NICE DAY TODAY, IT WAS IN THE UPPER 50'S HERE BUT BREEZY. THEY SAY THAT NOW EASTER SUNDAY WILL BE 70 DEGREES. WELL WE WILL SEE ABOUT THAT. THE WEATHER CHANGES SO MUCH.

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.

04/17/2014 10:14.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly
I'm so happy that you enjoyed your special day. You are so right, mom time is the best. But, a special treat doesn't hurt, right?
Hmmm, I'll send you some hats to try on. I already have my hat for next year. Mom and I will be wearing the same hat. I sure hope we have a next year!
Have I seen grass or flowers ... what's that? We did get some bare spots on the top of the sunny hill. I just want it gone for mom's party.
Well, it’s official; our little area received a total of 200 inches of snow this season. We won for the most snow in the Lower Peninsula! I feel so lucky. The record was 183 inches. At least it’s slowly melting and we can see some bare spots on the top of the sunny hill. Looks like Easter Sunday will be rainy and maybe 50 degrees. I hope the Easter Bunny wears his coat and boots when he comes to visit.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/17/2014 09:49.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly
It was so good to see you yesterday! Thank you for stopping by to congratulate me on winning BOTD. I had a wonderful day at the castle reigning with Queen Cori. I will treasure the memory, as it may be my last time as BOTD on BC before it is gone. Kind of a happy/sad moment. I'm sure you understand. Say hi to the McFlock for me!

Love,

Angel

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

04/17/2014 05:23.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly
Hope your whole day yesterday was great.
Spring at one point sprung here then it was back to winter.It sure was a shock to get that snow here on monday.Luckily things are starting to warm up a bit again.
Tell the big R hello for me I hope hes staying out of trouble.Have a good evening.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Zeena (255116) BOTM.

04/17/2014 04:13.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kelly
Well, today sure was a lazy day for Mom and me. Mom never even got out of her jammies. Of course, since they are yoga pants and a t-shirt it doesn't really matter, but she felt very daring when we went out front for my sunbath. Nobody walked by though. She took out a sampler of LaFebre Avicakes for my treat, and may I say yuck! I took it thinking it was a nutriberry, but it was definitely one nibble and drop! It was a pack of six of them, so Mom broke it up and tossed them around the yard. Hopefully the wild birds will like them better than I did. Mom even thought they smelled icky. I got a big ole nutriberry as soon as we came back inside though.

And we had the pot stickers lunch today, which is the one that has lima beans in it. I sure do love those things. The ones in the lunch are especially good, because they are cooked with that yummy Chinese sauce. I like them so much I let Mom have the rest of the lunch. Just give me them beans!

Kiddo

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04/17/2014 03:49.32 PM Report This Comment  
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