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Mom was visiting a pet store with the thought of buying a sugar glider (pretty stupid, eh?), but she spotted me, an adorable baby Sennie. She asked the store manager about my attributes (of which there are MANY!). It was love at first sight..

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Hi! My name is PEPPER

I am a Senegal Parrot from Holiday, FL.

Monster Bird; PEEperPOOper

7 years old   F

Senegal Parrot

I love almonds, sunflower seeds, bananas, and most everything my Mom is eating.

I have a big tree in the pool cage where I can watch other birds. I lay upside-down in my swing and chatter every word I know.

I don't like strangers in my face or hands in my cage; I hate phones and remote controls; and there are times when I just want to be left alone.

She spends lots of time with me, talking and playing, going for walks and just hanging out together. She calls me her 'little world' because she loves me so much.

My latest thing... to make a sneezing noise and then say 'Bless You'. I say that to Mom and Dad when they sneeze, too. Check out my video, "Pepper's somersaults". I crack my Mom up!!.

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  Hi Pepper
Congrats on BOTD the other day! Hope you enjoyed it!

Officer Sequoia

Come visit me, Mr. Flathead the Rooster BOTD 2-5-16, Tomato Candy the Rooster BOTD 1-27-16, Echo RIP, Rainbow Rosie the Hen, The Buffys, Officer Sequoia the Button Quail BOTD 2-16-16, Supersonic BOTD 06/30/2016, Zebra the Hen, Popcorn the Button Quail BOTD 1-13-16, Apple Cider RIP, Brownie the Hen, Sky Guy Echos Manakin the Bird BOTD 1-12-16, Cutie "Creepy" Creature the Button Quail BOTD 1-28, Lastaloo the Hen, Sawdust the Rooster, Zipper the Button Quail BOTD 6/10/16!, Secret the Hen BOTD 5-17-2016, Bock Bock Bockie the Hen BOTD 4-30-16, Whitey the hen, Squeakers RIP & Buttons the Button Quail BOTD 2-14-16.

07/15/2016 09:02.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

07/13/2016 05:17.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
congrtultions on being honored as our bird of the day. hope you are having a blast celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle. since bird channel is closing a lot of us are getting on you pet.com if you are interested.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

07/12/2016 09:50.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Congratulations on winning BOTD and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

07/12/2016 05:28.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Pepper
Congratulations on botd. So nice to see you with this honor today. Hope your having a great time at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good evening.

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

07/12/2016 05:26.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats for BOTD lovely Ms Pepper-from Jenny Lynn
Well gang, it appears that they have given us a few extra days to say good-bye! We finally navigated past all the mistakes we were making on YouPet.com and our page is installed, but ya couldn't prove it by dad he still can't see our profile photo! I am so confused regarding our BC, and it's on again off again attitude, oh well, we'll just play it out! FaceBook is just not the same thing, but we will play their silly game until something better comes along! We will have to check out Petcha.com that aunt Teri speaks of!? Have a great ToosDay dearest of friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all when we can...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, Ziggy, and daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn~Good-bye BC, it has been a wild ride!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Love to my beloved country..., Ms LaLo Lee~Because I love you all so much... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/12/2016 07:33.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
07/12/2016 06:53.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pepper!
07/12/2016 06:37.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday Flitzer
Hello Friends.
Glad B.C. is working today.
--
I've been a good boy. Dad was sick in bad all day Monday and I stayed out of trouble.
Dad is feeling much better today
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It's going to be sizzling-hot the next couple of days here. We are looking forward to more moderate temps - hopefully- next week.
= = =
Wishing you a Super Day full of Fun.
.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer, March 2015 BOTM.

07/12/2016 03:15.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pepper,
Congrats on being our BOTD.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Laka

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins says I Luv-U-Always-N-4 ever! :), Polu Kai says Aloha Oe, till we meet again. :), Angel Pookie says I've had the time of my lifehere & Laka says, Luv-U-All till the end of BC Aloha oe!.

07/12/2016 12:39.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having a ball celebrating on your special day.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

07/11/2016 09:49.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
07/11/2016 07:39.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

07/11/2016 06:42.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

07/11/2015 06:31.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
07/16/2014 10:30.16 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY PEPPER, SO GLAD YOU DECIDED TO STOP ON BY THE BC AGAIN. A LOT OF OUR FRIENDS HAVE LEFT BC DUE TO SOON IT WILL BE GONE. WE ARE GETTING OUR WEB PAGE SO WE CAN HAVE OUR PARTIES AND NO INTERRUPTIONS. FOR NOW WE ALL HANG OUT ON THE BC COMMUNITY PAGE ON FB.

GLAD YOU ENJOYED BEING BOTD

SWEETPEPPER

Teri, Joliet, IL.

07/16/2014 09:19.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
July 14th BOTM POST
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here to start of this week with a visit to one of the planet's wonders in the avian field. It was a special request from our dear friend Mr. Kiddo. We need to be very quiet as we visit these unique and highly endangered gems of the bird world. I wish to thank everyone for their votes and input.
The kakapo (Maori: kakapo, night parrot), also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea found only in New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A combination of traits make it unique among its kind; it is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate, no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds. Its anatomy typifies the tendency of a bird's evolution on oceanic islands, with few predators and abundant food: a generally robust physique, quick movement efficiency at the expense of flight abilities & reduced wing muscles, . Like many other New Zealand bird species, the kakapo was historically important to the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. It was hunted and used for both for its meat as a food source and for its feathers . It was also kept as a pet.
The Kakapo lays one to three eggs in a ground concave usually only raising one or two chicks per breeding season. The species is in a critically endangered position due to poaching, habitat distraction and the introduction of predators such as feral cats. Man's infringement on their breeding territory is causing a drastic and rapid decrease in numbers with only 6 chicks in 2012 surviving to maturity. A key part of the Recovery Plan is the supplementary feeding of females. The kakapo breeds only once every two to five years, when the Dacrydium cupressinum (rimu), produces protein-rich fruit and seeds. Observations of the relationship between intermittent breeding and the plant's mast year help biologists choose which suitable supplementary foods to increase kakapo breeding frequency. In 1989, six preferred foods (apples, sweet potatoes, almonds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and walnuts) were supplied to 12 feeding stations. Males and females ate the supplied foods, and females nested on Little Barrier Island in the summers of 1989–91 for the first time since 1982, although nesting success was low. In March 2014, with the kakapo population having increased to 126, it sits on the verge of extinction. As man's awareness of their plight becomes known it is hoped that Conservation efforts will see a greater success in breeding these wonders of the Parrot World.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/14/2014 10:39.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Hello to all my BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST/ Today we stop for a visit in New Zealand's lush forests to meet the endangered, but beautiful New Zealand Pigeon. Thank you to all who shared their feelings regarding the cross species Galah Too and Cockatiel. The hatching of this specimen may answers years of debt over the relationship between Cockatoos and Cockatiel.


The New Zealand pigeon, arboreal fruit-pigeon found in forests from Northland to Stewart Island/Rakiura, ranging in habitats from coastal to mountainous .[6 The general morphology is that of a typical pigeon, in that it has a relatively small head, a straight soft-based bill and loosely attached feathers. It also displays typical pigeon behaviour, which includes drinking by suction, a wing-threat display, hitting with the wing when threatened, a diving display flight, a 'bowing' display, ritualized preening and 'billing' during courtship. New Zealand pigeons build flimsy, shallow, twiggy nests and feed crop milk to hatchlings.

The mainland New Zealand pigeon grows to some 51 centimetres (20 in) in length and 650 grams (23 oz) in weight, compared to 55 centimetres (22 in) and 800 grams (28 oz) for the Chatham Island variant.[8] The head, throat and wings are generally a shiny green-purple colour, but with a bronze tinge to the feathers. The breast is typically white and the bill red with an orange tip. The feet and eyes are red. Juveniles have a similar coloration but are generally paler with dull colours for the beak, eyes and feet and a shorter tail.

The New Zealand Pigeon breeds in spring and fall, dependent on the availability of fruit, especially figs. They eat both the fruit and leaves as well as flowers from several species of trees, and plants.New Zealand pigeons nest in trees, laying a single egg, in a flimsy nest constructed of a few twigs thrown together. The egg is incubated for 28–29 days and the young bird takes another 30–45 days to fledge. In seasons of plentiful fruit the pigeons can successfully nest up to four times.

The Department of Conservation is involved in educating the public about the plight of the New Zealand pigeon and encouraging local initiatives to save it. In Northland, the Department has been working with local iwi in an attempt to curb illegal poaching by educating young Maori about the disastrous effect this activity is having on the birds' survival rate. On the Chatham Islands, landowners have helped protect the habitat by creating reserves and fencing remnant bush to keep out stock. Numbers have recovered from a low of about 40 birds in the 1980s to around 525 in 2013.

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/13/2014 01:22.28 PM Report This Comment  
  hello Pepper
Chueyhere. Congrat you ON BOTD
Lett. V4u have a great day
ZeeYaa

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

07/13/2014 10:43.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
07/12/2014 09:06.27 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HI PEPPER, CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING OUR BOTD. SO GLAD THAT A SENNIE IS IN THE CASTLE.

ENJOY YOUR STAY

SWEETPEPPER (NICKNAME - PEPPER)

Teri, Joliet, IL.

07/12/2014 08:39.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Queen Pepper
Congrats on winning BOTD today! Here's a basket of almonds, sunflower seeds, bananas, and some of my mom's cooking for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with King Pepper! Hey, that's cool! King and Queen Pepper!Heheee!!!
Have a greyt day!
Luv, Spot♥
PS. Happy belated hatchday!

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot: Vote Mikey D for May BOTM,276082 & BonBon and Parker:Vote for BOTM!.

07/12/2014 08:37.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Pepper
Congratulations on BOTD!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL LOVES CORI & PEPPER LOVES ZIPPY--BOTD 9/2/15.

07/12/2014 08:32.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper!
What a beautiful girl you are! Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

07/12/2014 08:10.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

07/12/2014 06:48.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Pepper
Congratulations on botd.I hope you are having a great day at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good evening.

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

07/12/2014 04:51.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations on BOTD Queen Pepper
July 12th BOTM POST
Hi everybirdie Zeena here with an interesting article we encountered while studying on the various Cockatoo species. Real or Hoax? We look for your thoughts on this. I know Spot Le' Blaze-atiel will be happy, it gives hope to him with his fiancee Miss Puffin.
HYBRID parrots are nothing new, with various matings occurring over the years, some deliberate, some accidental.

But the latest hybrid that I’ve come across is really incredible, with the environment and the circumstances under which it was bred truly amazing.
Nikki, who lives in New South Wales, has bred a galah-cockatiel cross, which as far as I can ascertain is a world first. She had a 12-year-old male galah in an aviary with five female cockatiels and six male cockatiels. Three pairs of cockatiels were breeding happily and Nikki got the shock of her life when she walked past the cage one day and saw a decidedly different-looking bird sitting on a perch.
“It was a young bird and obviously a cross between the galah and a light yellow coloured six-year-old cockatiel, with the parent birds definitely bonded and together all the time,” she said.

“The young bird is around 25 per cent larger than a cockatiel, with a galah’s body shape that’s grey all over.

“He has an orange galah-style crest, dusty orange chest, deep orange cheek patches, with wings more like a cockatiel in colour but the shape of a galah’s wings.” Joseph Forshaw, the world renowned parrot expert and author of the classic Australian Parrots book, said he had never heard of a galah crossing with a cockatiel anywhere in the world.

“I have never heard of a cockatiel crossing with anything, although I have heard of people trying to cross them with other parrots,” Mr Forshaw said.

He said "recent DNA tests had indicated that cockatiels are related to Australia’s black cockatoos. I guess the fact that the cockatiel has bred with a member of the cockatoo family proves conclusively that it is a part of that family,”

Avian vet Tim Oldfield was skeptical when told of the mutation, but changed his tune when shown the photo. “I have to admit it looks exactly like a cockatiel galah cross, quite amazing,” he said.

The woman who bred the bird took it inside to hand-feed it, intending to make it a pet.

“He’s very quiet and friendly and I’ve been offered $15,000 for him, but people have told me he’s worth a lot more because he’s the only one in the world,” she said. “Three of the logs were used by the cockatiels and the other box was used by the parents of the hybrid baby,” she said."The logs are impossible for a Galah to fit inside easily. There is no other explanation to his appearance in the aviary.

If this indeed is a true cross, it answers many questions of the relationship of our Cockatoo species to the Cockatiels. Whether the baby is fertile and able to reproduce was not indicated. article from 2006.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/12/2014 04:49.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

07/12/2014 04:07.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats, Queen Pepper!
Enjoy your special day as our BC Queen!
Big hugs- Squeaky, Picabo & Scion

Come visit me, Bud, Modelo, Patito, Malt & Pilsner, Squeaky- I will miss my BC friends! Love to all!, Kiwi & Button & Ivy, Scion (RIP)- Love Forever, Limon & Lima, Angel Alfie (RIP), Domingo & Picabo-Fond Memories of Fishing with Friends.

07/12/2014 03:55.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Congratulations on winning BOTD!


Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM K&Mikey229611/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

07/12/2014 01:37.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD. We flew by and voted for you
Please stop by and visit my family we are always
Looking for new friends. We are kinda new here. Have a great day.
Your friend , Pico.

Come visit me, Bella, Stella, Twitter, Sunny, Rico, Pico, Bailey & Elvis.

07/12/2014 12:43.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Stopping by to say congratulations and leave you a vote!!
Hope you are enjoying your special day in the spotlight!!

Chipper

Come visit me, ***Chipper***.

07/12/2014 12:27.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pepper~~
How are you!! I am so very thrilled to see you in that spotlight box! Congratulations!!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!
I hope all is well down there in sunny Florida! It's been really hot here! It's our one week of summer every year! Yep! Just one week of really hot! I can live with that!!!
Enjoy your day sweetie!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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

07/12/2014 12:18.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a super fun time celebrating your special honor at the castle today with King Pepper

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

07/12/2014 10:39.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper,

Congrat's on being BOTD and a Happy Belated Hatchday. It's Cheyenne, the Meyer's Parrot. Did you know that I'm getting married to Jedi and my Brother, Apache is marrying his Sister, Snowflake. The Double Ceremony takes place on Sept. 20th and we're hoping to have it at the Castle. We don't know who to ask for it but we'll figure it out. Everybirdie is invited. It should be a blast! Anyway, I hope you have as much fun in the Castle as my Flock & I did when we were there. Here's a vote for you, cutie. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Cheyenne
P.S. I like your pictures and see the Plane that you have, my Brother, Parker has one "Too".

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

07/12/2014 09:25.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Queen Pepper
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Such a fun way to eggstend the hatchday festivities with a day as royalty. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Pepper. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

07/12/2014 08:21.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Congratulations on your BOTD. Bye bye

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, It has been fun. See you on YouPet, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude, It has been fun. See you on YouPet.

07/12/2014 07:21.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pepper!
07/12/2014 06:33.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
07/12/2014 06:32.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations !
don't you love it when a hatchday turns into a two day party ? Enjoy your day in the spotlight !

Come visit me, Cookie loves his friends !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/12/2014 05:57.56 AM Report This Comment  
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