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Hope helped me heal from loosing my Blue and Gold Macaw (Blue)
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Hi! My name is Hope Joy

I am an Eclectus from Spotsylvania, VA.


8 years old   F


I love me some Banana Chips and Raw Peanuts

My favorite place to hang out is on my rope perch on the front of my cage

I don't like Painted Finger Nails

I love to try to feed my owner

I will throw out all the dried fruits but Banana Chips, after all they are the best..

Good Food and a Great Momma makes for a Happy Hope.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi Hope Joy
How have you been? This weather sure is hot. What have you been doing? We haven't talked for awhile so I thought I would fly by and say hi. Hope to hear from you soon.

Come visit me, Sunny.

06/24/2010 01:32.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Hope Joy
Just stopping by in this rainy Sunday afternoon to say hello and find out how everything is on your end. We hope all is well there... Hugs , xxxxx Paulie xxxxx

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

04/18/2010 03:02.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope!
What an amazing story! Mommy cried when she read about poor Blue flying to the Rainbow Bridge, but now you are with your mommy in your forever home and that's a good thing! Let me introduce myself. My name is Huey and I am the flock leader of a rather large flock of 12 birds in Minnesota. And we have something in common, you and I. I am handicapped too! One day mommy came home from working the night shift at the hospital and there I was, all puffed up with blood on my feathers by my leg. We don't know what happened exactly, but they think I got my leg caught in a toy or something. (And I'm not telling either!) Well mommy brought me right in to the hospital and they took x-rays and saw that it was broken. So they splinted it and I had to wear it for 6 weeks! Anyway, about 16 months later, mommy found another vet that she really liked that specialized in orthopedics for birds (that's legs and wings and stuff). My toe had been crooked since my accident and mommy wanted to see if we could straighten it. Well, Doc Melissa took one look at it and said "It's still broken!!" No wonder it hurt so stinkin bad for so long!! Well, mommy decided to let Doc Melissa try and fix it, so I had a big ol' surgery and they put a bunch of pins in to try and hold the bone together. I wore those pins and that cast for 9 weeks and they just finally took the pins out last week. I need to wait a couple weeks before we start doing some physical therapy, but it finally doesn't hurt so bad anymore. But my leg still is crooked, as is my toe. And I walk pretty much just on one foot and I use my beaky. So, we are like long lost handicap fiblings!! I hope you come by again very soon! I'd love to get to know you better! Have a great day my new friend!! ~Huey

Come visit me, Dakotah, Babe, Kiwi****, Ellie**, Huey***FLY FREE PRECIOUS ONE (7/8/07-3/15/11), Suzie *MISSES HER MURPHY (11/17/08 - 8/13/10), Zebers**MISSES HIS FROTHER HUEY. WE LOVE YOU HUEY! & Nola.

04/16/2010 10:47.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Gorgeous!!
WHEW!! What a crazy week it has been! First, our computer wasn't working AGAIN on Thursday, then mommy's boyfriend, Paul took her away from us on Friday for the whole weekend! It was a surprise for her birthday...they went to Minneapolis. But our Auntie Shawn took care of us all so it was just fine. We love our Auntie Shawn, but it sure is nice to have mommy home again today!

Well, it's official. The cast is off!!! WOO HOO!! It sure feels good! It scared mommy because I started bleeding a lot from where one of the pins was, but Doc Melissa was there and took care of it lickety split. No problem at all! I even got to go home and not stay in the hospital overnight! THAT'S how good my leg is doing! I still hold it up, but mommy thinks that it's just from habit because when I'm not paying attention I'll perch with both of them on her hand. Doc Melissa wants to wait about 3 more weeks or so before starting physical therapy. Just because where the pins were needs to heal some. So we get to start that in a little while too. But it sure feels good not to have that clunky old thing on my leg anymore! Maybe by the next milonga I'll be able to dance!!

FlutterBug and Bonkers finished their 60 day quarantine and are now moved into the bird room. They seem to like me an awful lot...they're pretty okay too. Mommy is hoping to have a BC page up for them soon. When that happens, one of us will be around to let you know!

Thanks so much for all your prayers and kind thoughts! Love you so very much my dear friend! ~a castless Huey

Come visit me, Dakotah, Babe, Kiwi****, Ellie**, Huey***FLY FREE PRECIOUS ONE (7/8/07-3/15/11), Suzie *MISSES HER MURPHY (11/17/08 - 8/13/10), Zebers**MISSES HIS FROTHER HUEY. WE LOVE YOU HUEY! & Nola.

04/13/2010 10:29.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Hope Joy
How is everything in your nest today?? I have been out stomping up votes for my friend Ceasuar. He is up for BOTD tommorrow and I would really appreciate it if you could stop by his page and peck the old vote button!! He's a great bird and a very dear friend!!
Hope you're getting some spring time weather. We were supose to have rain today, but it didn't show up so I'm ok with that. I got to yell at the gardeners this morning and that is always lots of fun! They make so much noise that I gotta tell um to quiet down! I'm the only one around here who is allowed to be loud!
Have a great day!! Leaving a vote and a hug for you!
Love from Sugar

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

04/09/2010 04:44.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
How have you been? I like the warmer weather and have the windows open.There is A birdfeeder outside the window, I like to tell the birds hello.Sometimes I get mad because they don't tell me hello back,then I scream and that makes them fly away.How was you Easter? Mine was great I got A birdie toy with treats inside.

Come visit me, Sunny.

04/09/2010 06:20.32 AM Report This Comment  
How is your brother? We said some prayers for him.. hugs, xxxxxx

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

04/08/2010 11:33.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Hope Joy!
Thank you for the warm welcome.. I am so excited about making new friends!! I am a littel shy but I am sure I will get used to all this attention real soon! hugs and kisses, lil Peep xo

ps.. We will keep your brother in our prayers today. We hope he is feeling much better soon. Huggggs for him too..

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

04/07/2010 07:00.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya hope Joy
Our new found little peep has her own page here on the BC and is excited about meeting some of our good friends so go say hi to her..she is so cute and sweet. You will just love her. Hugs xxxxx

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

04/06/2010 10:17.52 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks for visiting! I hope you get featured as BOTD too! Here is a vote!

Come visit me, Mr. Clouds - @)-->--->-----.

04/05/2010 03:49.01 AM Report This Comment  
  talk about getting new birdies!!!
Hiya hope joy!
Guess what?!! Mom found a little yellow birdie outside our house today! Shes not sure but, she thinks the Easter Bunny may have dropped him here in our front bush!He is a little Yellow Peep!! Looks like a baby parakeet or Budgie. are they the same bird? heehee.. If know body is looking for him mom says we may keep him! We werent looking for a new bird but mom wouldn't leave him out side cause she was afraid a big cat might eat him for dinner. He sure is a little bittie thing and soooooo cute. thank goodness we have a few extra cages around here and he is just sitting on a perch looking confused.. he finally ate some food and drank some water. Yeay! we will have to let you know what happens.
Hugs, Mango,peete and paulie xxxxx

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

04/03/2010 05:56.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Hope Joy
Flying by to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter! I hope the Easter Parrot brings you lots of goodies! Enjoy the day!
Hugs and a vote from Sugar

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

04/03/2010 09:45.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Hope Joy!
Thanks for stopping by! Your such a pretty birdie!
I bet your very excited about having some new birdies come live at your house to play with. I came to live with my family when my 1st mommy became ill and passed away soon after. I was lucky enough to have a new family who loves me and spoils me..hehee shhhhh mom dunno that I really do love being spoiled. ;)Paulie started picking his feathers when I first came to live here. Mom thinks that he may have got a bit stressed over having me here. But she started giving his paper towels to shread and he had a few shots for picking and that stopped and his feathers grew back! Wheeeeew.. mom was a little worried about Paulies new picking habbit. Peete has been sick with a bacterial virus for some time now so I am not allowed to play with him or hang out on his cage. Poor Peetie just cant seem to shake that nasty bug. He is sick some days and feels good on other days. Mom has had him to two different birdie doctors and they still haven't figured out how to get rid of it. He gets apple cider vinegar in his water every day. And even being sick he has gained weight and NOT lossed any. So please keep peete in your prayers. he really is a nice little birdie. We just wish he wasn't sick any more. ;( have a fun Easter! I hope that the Bunny brings you Lottsa goodies.. ;) Hugs and kisses... Your new friend Mango xxxooo

Ps....when are your new wings moving in? Mom was asking.. ;)

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

04/03/2010 08:14.35 AM Report This Comment  
YEAH! I won Bird of the Day today! Thank you for your votes! @)-->--->----- @)-->--->----- @)-->--->-----

Come visit me, Mr. Clouds - @)-->--->-----.

03/14/2010 08:16.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Hope Joy
How are you? I'm doing fine. I liked the snow, I liked to watch it falling down/from inside of course. My Momma didn't care for it much because she has to go to work. I could just sit on my playstand and watch it all day.

Come visit me, Sunny.

03/13/2010 01:02.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
I love your name!! I'm so glad I found this website!!

Come visit me, Peaberry, Beaker & Rochester.

03/11/2010 05:12.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from our flock to yours
Hope Joy: such a beautiful name for a beautiful Eclectus. I love the 'right into the lens' photo: it would make a great poster. You should send it into Bird Talk.
Just flying by to say hello. Hope you have a chance to visit our family. Meanwhile, here is a vote for you.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) In Memorium & Zachary.

03/09/2010 04:54.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
HI and welcome to BC! I love your pictures! They are so cool! I especially love the one (its nnot of you but its cool too) of the parrot on the ladies shoulder at the bottom. I also love the one of you all puffed up and close to the camera! Have a nice week!

Come visit me, Kiwi.

03/08/2010 02:40.02 PM Report This Comment  
  You are a little cutie aren't you?! Here's a vote for you.

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

03/08/2010 02:26.39 PM Report This Comment  
hi nice picture

Come visit me, Limoncello.

03/07/2010 09:42.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
Glad you stopped in and stop anytime you can!! Mom took it a little easy today and just hung out around the house. Mom is never still for long though. Skin sis and gr daughter came up to visit a while too. I talked a lot to them but I know them hihihihi. “Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that he feels bending beneath him still he sings away all the same knowing he has wings.” Stop in anytime and just like Motel 6 I will leave a light on for you…V4U…your kissing cousin, Gus I.S.A.L.Y. (I shall always love you)

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

03/07/2010 07:15.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
Thanks for stopping in to visit me.It was nice and sunny today but mom says it was still cool out and we still have a lot of the snow too. The sun comes up early so that sure makes me want to get up early and cheech hihihi. “Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that he feels bending beneath him still he sings away all the same knowing he has wings.” Stop in anytime and just like Motel 6 I will leave a light on for you…V4U…your kissing cousin, Chi chi I.S.A.L.Y. (I shall always love you)

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

03/07/2010 06:20.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi pretty Hope
Thank you for sharing your story. Humans need to know how common house hold chemicals are dangerous to us birdies. Your story made moms eyes tear up..You are a beautiful bird and we hope you will come by and meet us sometime. big hugs to you and your mom. xxxxx

Jill, Boynton Beach, FL.

03/07/2010 05:50.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Hope Joy
It is so nice to meet you! I hope you are enjoying the BC. You can meet so many different birdie freinds here!
You are absolutely beautiful! Such a gorgeous color! I can see why your mom fell in love with you! I think anyone would!
Blue looks like he was a great bird. I know he still looks down on your family from the bridge and I bet he is so happy that you and your mom found each other!!
Leaving a vote for you today and hoping that you will fly by my page anytime!
Hugs from Sugar

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

03/07/2010 11:34.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
You are beautiful.Its nice to meet you!!Thank you so much for the botd vote.I also helped my mommy heal when she lost her first bird a senegal.I hope you are having a good weekend

Come visit me, Hulk GoodBye BC Thanks For The Memories.

03/07/2010 11:09.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
Your mom's story and meeting you brought tears to my eyes. God certainly meant for you both to be together. I am a Hahns Macaw and mom is very careful when she wash's my bed never to include Bouunce. Same for my covers that encircle my home at bedtime. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful macaw. Mom and Dad have had 12 dogs (all but 10 are in heaven) and when they had to put them to sleep they cried for 2 weeks. People who have no animals cannot understand anyone's grief over losing a pet, friend and faithful companion. Left you a vote little one. Much love to you and your family.

Take care,

Sweet Pea

Come visit me, Sweet Pea.

03/07/2010 06:56.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
Welcome to BC yoy will make lots of friends here. You are a very pretty birdie. We hope you will be our friend. We will leave a vote for you fly by for a visit some time.

Come visit me, Neko & Shasta.

03/07/2010 06:55.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning! Here is a vote! Stop by and visit Mr. Clouds and give him a vote! :-)

Come visit me, Mr. Clouds - @)-->--->-----.

03/07/2010 05:19.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
Welcome to the BC. I so happy that you have a great new momma and home. Here is a vote for you and hope you have a nice day and a great weekend.

Delila, Oil City, PA.

03/07/2010 02:15.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Hope Joy!
Welcome to Bird Channel. You will meet lots of new friends here and you can find some great information on this site, too. We are so sorry to hear about Blue's passing.We read your story, and we will never use anything with Fabreeze in it around our parrots. Mom is very careful with the cleaners that she uses,too. We have a SI eclectus in our flock, and her name is Susan. Susan came from a foster home and has been with us since June 2009. She is such a sweet girl! We are glad that you found our forever home with someone that will care for you and give you the special attention that you need with your handicap. Please tell Blue to say hello for us to "Zazu". Zazu was a dusky headed conure in our flock, and he was Buddy's best friend. Sometimes Rocket still immitates that sounds that Zazu made, even though Zazu has been gone for long time now. We all miss Zazu. Please check out Zazu's page. There is good safety information on his page. Like you, we had an unfortunate acciddent, and we hope that sharing our experience may save someone else the heartbreak of losing a precious parrot. FLy on in for a visit, when you get a chance.
Susan & the flock

Come visit me, SUSAN, sooo Sweet!, ROCKET....rocking the house!!, Zazu R.I.P. - Waiting at Rainbow Bridge <3, OOdles, The "finchey" bunch., PEDRO...the destroyer!! Thank U 4 BOD! & ~~BUDDY ~~Thank you for BOTD! :-).

03/06/2010 07:57.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hope Joy
What a beautiful way to meet your mama. You arent handicapped only the people who think you are ...are. hihihi. Gus is a male ekkie.
We are glad you joined BC and hope you will be our friend. Come visit us anytime you can ..the door is always open. This is a great place to learn things and meet nice people and their fids. Leaving a vote for you as we say cheech to you later my new friend. Chi chi and Gus.

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

03/06/2010 07:48.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hope joy
That,s exactly what you are. So sorry about your little brother. We have to be so careful with babies like you.I always worry about mine. Looks like we don't live far apart. I sent A vote your way.

Come visit me, Sunny.

03/06/2010 03:06.32 PM Report This Comment  
  How I met My Momma and from pain to Great Hope
Well this is how my momma and I met; let me give you some background on everything. My name is Hope Joy and I am a female SI Eclectus. My momma is Chellie and she is my life and she is everything to me too.
Well it was a cold day in Dec. and my human brothers weren’t feeling good that day and please remember my momma was so careful with her cleaning supplies and when she bought a new swifter, and the company started putting Febreeze in it which my mom didn’t notice on the label saying it had Febreeze in it and my Human brother had gotten sick the day my momma used it. He got sick right by Blue’s cage (Blue is my feathered brother from another mother). So my momma was cleaning up from him getting sick and noticed that it smelled like Febreeze and by then it was too late, she realized that it had Febreeze in it. Well she tried to vent the windows for Blue and she thought Blue was fine so she went to bed because he was playing and singing, but when momma got up in the morning Blue's skin was blue and purple. My momma rushed him to the Hospital and they tried everything they could but Blue lost his battle and went to the Rainbow Bridge.
Momma was completely devastated with what had happened, she had had Blue for 16 yrs. and he brought joy into her life, and she was lost without him. She was so sad; she decided to take a trip to Parrot Domain to see the Parrots that were there because that would give her comfort. Well Ms. Ann the lady that raised me till momma adopted me, was sitting at the table with me when momma came into the store. My momma sat down and proceeded to tell Ms. Ann what happened to Blue. Well Ms. Ann let momma stay as long as she wanted, but Momma kept looking at me and then she asked Ann about me and Ms. Ann told her that I was handicapped; Momma asked what happened and Ms. Ann told her I had broken my leg when I was a tiny baby and my leg didn't heal right. Well, momma asked if she could hold me; Ms. Ann said yes and I was a bit nervous but I let her hold me. Momma whispered that she would be back the next day, and that she had to get home. Well the next day came and there she was coming to see me again, I didn't know what to think. I was a bit surprised that she came back because not many people had come by to see me because in their eyes I wasn’t perfect, but you know what in my momma’s eyes I was. Well after about 3 times of my momma visiting me. Ms. Ann asked her if she would ever be interested in getting another bird, she said yes she would. Ms. Ann said that before she met my momma that she was going to keep me at The Parrot Domain because she didn’t think anyone could or would want to take care of me the way I needed, but I really think Ms. Ann loved me and didn’t really want to let me go, but when Ms. Ann met my momma she could see how much we needed each other and she thought that we would be a good fit for each other.

Come visit me, Hope Joy.

03/06/2010 01:47.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Part 2
So my momma went home and told my dad that she would like to get a new bird and she asked him to come and visit me too, (my dad loves me but he looks at motorcycles like my momma looks at me and that is ok too). Anyway once my momma adopted me she brought me home on Dec 23, 2008, and my life with my momma has been great ever since.
My momma tells everyone she can about what happened to Blue and I write this in hopes that my brother Blue will always be remembered and everyone will know that he didn’t die in vain, that you have to be careful when you clean because if it is something that could hurt us feathered creatures it will probably hurt you guys too.
Though I never got to meet Blue if it weren’t for the tragic loss of him I wouldn’t have the life I have with my momma now, I do look forward to meeting Blue one day I am grateful I have momma now though I know she does miss you every day. Remember this Blue; momma will never let anyone forget you and that they need to be careful what they use around us feathered creatures. She doesn’t want anyone else to feel the great pain she has had to endure with the tragic loss of you my brother.
This is my brother from another mother Blue: (This is Blue in photos Below)
RIP: Aug 15, 1990–Dec 16, 2008
Written by: Hope Joy Proudfoot

Come visit me, Hope Joy.

03/06/2010 01:45.59 PM Report This Comment  
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