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I was gotten for daddy. I had several wonderful years with him but since he died then mom is my person. I still prefer a daddy no matter what mom does. I do love her though.

8-2-10--THANK YOU! THANK YOU EVERYBIRD! I AM SO THANKFUL TO ALL MY FRIENDS....OLD AND NEW. NOW MY FROTHERS HAVE NUTHIN ON ME!!!

5/13/10
My new mom had been looking for another Goffins since they had to give up Roxy. Then Lisa called and said I just came in. And since I wasn't a RAAVE bird but I never fit in with her family. My new mom jumped to it. She couldn't even wait to get me next week. I've been all through my waiting period and so I'm safe to put with the flock. I do pluck a bit (mostly over preening).
Dad changed my name from Chatters to Sophie because he said that Chatters didn't flow off his tongue. hehehe Anyway, I do love my name and will answer to it now.
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Hi! My name is Sophie O'Too

I am a Goffin's cockatoo from Mt. Pleasant, UT.

Chatters, Little love, Sophie O'Too, Soph

11 years old   F

Goffin's cockatoo

whatever mom eats. I liked what dad gave me better, but I guess the things mom gives me are better for me than donuts

on my playtop or door and of course on mom when I can get her to pick me up.

Oatie and Ipo. never getting enough of mom time (even though I get a lot of it.

my mom drove 60 mi. just to get me and made sure I was not to afraid all the way home.
Boy did I get dad wrapped around my talons in no time. He was very trainable. hahaha Mom is a little harder.
I adored daddy. I hated sharing with Kiwi. Still hate sharing with mom.


she rings bells to get attention. much better than her using her outside voice. She has a jingle ball she loves to play with on the floor.

DADDY IS MINE AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!.

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  Hi Miss Sophie
Wow, thanks for voting me Bird of the Day yesterday! You guys are all so nice, I really appreciated it! I am settling in well in my new home. Today my new momma gave me head rubs. I asked her for them, all I had to do was say "head scratchin' " 5 or 6 times, and she came over and did it, hehe. After she gave me my scratches, she left my door open and told me I could come out if I wanted to. I haven't been out in awhile. But, I decided to try and climb out on the door. It wasn't bad at all, and then I went and sat up on top of my cage. She let me sit up there for a few hours, and I was really happy. I didn't remember how nice being out was. I went back in my cage when she put a treat in my treat bowl. I hope I can come out again, it made me really happy. I also got a new toy today, I've already started working on it! (: Well, it is nice to meet all of you! I'm really excited to be here! (:

~ Grey Bird

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03/21/2015 11:20.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Oh, those cookies are soooo delicious! Happy Valenbird's day to you and your flock and your marvelous mamma! I am soooo happy she is feeling better. The parronts are finally on the mend and feelin better after 2 1/2 months of yuck! They were feeling so much better they went out to lunch at a burger place retro 50's like Happy Days. Ate everything and brought nothing home for us, hah! Here comes some more snow! How I wish we could package it up and share it with you! Not fare! oh, mom would love to find those goodies in her garden but there is over a foot of snow on everything! She cannot toss all the coffee grounds out in the garden! Now let's raid some of mom's almond milk and enjoy those cookies! Love and winghugs, cookie

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02/14/2015 12:22.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentine's Day
It's a sunny, cold Saturday here in eastern Ontario. We had more snow last night making this a typical Canadian winter. Momma says we haven't had this much snow in a while, at least 6 years.
Being Valentine's Day, the day for love, friendship and caring I wanted to take the time to tell all my friends how much they mean to me, our flock and Momma Deb.
Wishing all a wonderful day. Thank-you for the cookies too. I agree, your Momma shouldn't be upset with you being such a sweet girl.
love Sweetie

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

02/14/2015 09:46.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
I am hurrying to try to get around to see all my friends. I couldn't get on yesterday but finally arrived here today. I spent yesterday working on my newest wooden toy made by Chuey's Momma at Chuey's Unusual Chewies Toys. It is a red and blue helicopter with a blade that actually turns. I ate the blade so it doesn't fly away on me. It is fun to play with and the little back tail blade turns in circles on it's wood peg.
I go to see Dr Z next Monday afternoon. He wants to take a look at my other, only foot and see why the toes are circles on two of them. I still perch ok, move ok but Momma Deb wants to be sure it doesn't become a problem for me.
Tomorrow is Riley's hatchday so I'm heading there for cupcakes. I love cake by the way just in case anybirdie wants to surprise me with one! LOL!
Well, back to testing out new wooden toys. Today it is a medium sized Zon tug boat. I think I'll start on the wooden rings first!
love
SWEETIE
PS thank you for the daily votes.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

02/11/2015 03:08.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Yum, peanut butter cookies are delicious! Dad was in Mt pleasant during his Army Ranger days guarding the missile site. He liked the area very much. Bryce and Zion...parronts went both places and loved them. Not so much for me, because we get stuck at home with the birdsitter! Mom put our eggstra heater on tonight because it is 9 degrees. Hope those feathers grow back quick! Love and winghugs, Cookie

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02/05/2015 05:52.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
BRRRRRRRRRR, what a cold, snowy day we're having. It is finally sunny but more snow in our forecast. I think we have more snow then ever this year. In 4 days we received 2 feet of the snowy white stuff. I really don't mind it, since I'm safe and warm watching my cartoons indoors but I hear from Momma Deb how disgusting it is out there.
My Momma is busily creating with the workmanship of Chuey's Momma a whole group of unique and fun chew and play toys for us Parrots. I can't wait to test one out. I have seen them and the others who have their new toy seem to really be having fun with them. Birdsonally I'd like the helicopter.
Hoping your day is wonderful and blessed,
love Sweetie

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

02/05/2015 11:23.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Oh, my goodness, that is sooo terrifying to have had someone in your home like that! I don;t know where you are in UT but the parronts went to a place called Brian's Head and of course Zion National Park--but then again she thought she moved to "God's Country" out here in the boonies and then found out what a heroin problem eggists! That's why we have a security system! I don;t want you to be nervous! You call me anytime! We can talk...and squawk...and dad bought use peanuts, almonds and we can also go raid his private stash of donuts! So let's make a pact and leave our feather alone! Love and winghugs, Cookie

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02/03/2015 05:31.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
WOW, another snowy winter's day here. We have a lot of snow. Up until yesterday we had only a small sprinkling on the ground, now we have banks that are 2 feet tall. They say more snow on the way.
Momma Deb has been dog sitting two English bull Terriers for their owners and says she can't wait until they return from holidays. They are such head-strong dogs makes us birds look highly agreeable. Well, not me, I am stubborn too so I can relate to the two furballs perfectly.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thank-you for your vote.
hugs
Sweetie

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02/03/2015 08:00.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
I guess I got upset during December when I didn't get out and get any dad time. He was having a bad month, so I supposed I got super frustrated. Both parronts have been sick since the holidays but mom has been getting me out every other day or so I I sit with dad while Doo sits with mom...it's called "too time", hehehehe. Last night I watched some of the Super Bowl with dad and Doo and mom and even the grey fisters were out all cheering for the SeaHawks and we know how that went down. Another feather in Brady's cap so I hope he's just tickled, bah! Thank you for sitting and listening to me my little fister! I will try and leave the feathers alone! Love and winghugs and we all hope you sweet mamma is feeling better and over her cough! Cookie

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02/02/2015 02:18.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Thank you my little sweetheart for honoring me as BOTD! Hope you had a good trip and so happy to have you back. DO you know what my dumb fister Cookie did? Not only did she pluck a whole bunch of her feathers, but she broke off her flight feathers now she can't fly to dad. Mom is besides herself and spraying her with this Feather Inn product. So we not only have a half naked bird in the flock we have one that on occasion looks like a drowned rat! Have a greyt Super Sunday! Love and winghugs, CuBird

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02/01/2015 12:08.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks from Chipper!!
Thanks for coming to the New Year's party at the KB. I know we are all going to have a great time! Hope you are enjoying the food and music. There will be fireworks at midnight!

Have a good New Year's Eve!! Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/31/2014 04:32.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie,

How are you, Girlfriend? It's Oz. Hope you, your Mom and Flock had a Happy Thanksgiving. My Mommy went to her one Brother's and had a good one. She wishes her Sister In Law wasn't such a great cook cause she eats way "Too" much LOL. She had another one here on Sat. with left overs and I got to eat Turkey & String Beans. Here's a vote for you, cutie. Have a great week and we'll talk again soon. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Oz (Your Pink Friend)

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12/01/2014 07:26.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Well our Sunday was interesting. Dad wanted to replace the front door locks and mom wanted a new handle. End result ... door blocked off, Lowe's sending man out to measure for new door to install. Morale of story ... don't let dad fix anything again lol. Have a wonderful day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dixie

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12/01/2014 05:59.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ms Sophie O'Too
Miss CB streaches her wings out over her head a couple times. Then uses each foot to streach them out & back. Ahhh, that feals better she thinks as she rubs her backside. Camels are hard to ride!!!

Thank you Spot & Bon bon for cleanen up all that sticky jelly. Our feathers were starting to stick together!!!
And those little crustles sandwiches were to faint for.

I am filling the indoor concrete pond at the KB with warm water & turning on the heaters so we can go swimming the next few days.
I had the Opossum and Raccoon Cleanen Co clean the sand on the beach for us. You should see all the stuff they found in it!!

Its getten cold round my house. Dad turned our heater up a little last night.

Miss Charley Bird

PS: Ms BB(& DAD) wants me to ask birds if they would like to be in the BC Kissing Booth. Dad only has 1 more bird on the list!!

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11/13/2014 12:20.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
I can hear the party all the way to my house.
Does any bird have some sunshine they can share? We are in the hot chocolate season for sure!
Hugs
Chyna

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10/18/2014 09:31.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Was wondering if you would like to come over and play?? I love to hop around on the floor and forage ... I also insist on attacking the cat whenever her gets to near .... I have that boy cowed lol. Have a wonderful day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dixie

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

10/17/2014 06:45.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
It's me Floop, flapping by to thank you so much for celebrating my hatchday and BOTD with me. They were the bestest days and I wanted to go on partying but Mom said no more - we have to get this bird room straightened up. I got my juke box that I won for naming all those songs rightly, so Mom said she will help me put all my favorite songs and some of the other birds' too, so we can have good music to listen too. Dad also finished fixing up the finishing touches on Porky's new home and he will be staying with us too. I want TiPaul to learn to ride him - I think he would like that. Thanks again for stopping by!

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09/24/2014 08:49.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
My little fister Dixie is terrified of me but she will take on the cat, dog, and the other birds. You little TOOs can be quit ferocious when you want to be lol. Hope all is well. Have a happy hump day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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09/17/2014 07:11.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Sophie
Sorry for the delay in my blog. We have been having internet issues. Thanks for the great hatch-day wishes and BOTD congrats. We had a great time here for a whole week at the Johnson flock household. We even had friends stay for the excitement! Momma had to bird-sit so we had four extra parrots at the house. It's quite full and momma said she's up to her ears in birdie poop. We told her to lay off the daily cleaning ritual but she doesn't listen. Instead we get to listen to her singing while she cleans. She's not bad but not too good either. Momma had a bird club meeting today and I, Morgy bird, was the only one who got to go. One of our foster birds here has a cracked beak and she has to take him to the doc this week. He was found outside a month ago and his beak isn't healing right. Momma calls him Biscuit cause he loves to eat biscuits. He is scared of everything else though. Well I better get going and help momma with the cleaning (and singing). chat with you later!

Love,
Morgan and Ruby

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06/08/2014 06:39.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Well Dixie could have told you the results of taking your frustration out on a fibling. Not one you care to have happen if you are looking for parronts attention. Rudy is lucky in that the vet has pronounced him good to go. We are very lucky that Dixie didn't do him any further damage than that. Well have a happy TOOsday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

PS: is ipo going to be ok??

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06/03/2014 05:13.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
My beak is doing pretty good and I am not needing meds. I am eating fine and acting normally... as far as normal goes lol. Get to see the vet again this saturday just to be sure I don't need any adjustments. Mom was trying to video me yesterday as I was eating and I wan't having any part of it ... silly women gets trying though .... sigh. Have a wonderful day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Rudy

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05/29/2014 03:48.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Thanking you for the BOTD wishes. Sorry it's so late coming but BC issues out the vent lately. Have a happy hump day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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05/28/2014 06:27.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie,
I love your name and it does roll off the tongue well.Now Chatters .Is it because you liked to talk a lot?Just wondering.

Thank you for your vote Sophie.Your King Jolie.

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05/25/2014 06:53.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE!!!
Just stopping by with a V4U and a blog.....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)

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05/17/2014 03:56.12 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE!!!
Just stopping by with a vote for you.....My campaign blog today will be about"Taming your Cockatiel Bird"....The length of time it takes to tame your cockatiel depends firstly on how steady it was when you first acquired it.Hand-raised chicks will already be finger-tame and then it is a question of building on this existing bond.With aviary bred cockatiels,the process will be more protracted. It also depends on how long you can spend with your cockatiel each day.Allow a newly acquired youngster to settle in quietly for a week or so.During this time, you can offer a selection of greenstuff and fruit by hand.Once the cockatiel is reasonably settled, you can open the cage door and offer food directly,holding it up for the cockatiel so it is within easy reach.Always move your hand slowly;fast,jerky movements will upset the bird.You may soon be able to induce it to perch on your hand.Place the first two fingers of one hand parallel with the perch, close to the cockatiel's feet.Introduce your fingers from beneath the bird and the level of the perch, as this approach will be less likely to scare it. Once your fingers are actually touching the toes, carefully and slowly run them up to the top of the foot.During this time,the cockatiel is likely to try to step off the perch onto your fingers.Then very carefully,you may be able to lift the bird a short distance off the perch while it remains on your hand.This is the critical stage and once it is reached,you will be well on the way to taming your cockatiel.You will need patience to repeat this process several times until the bird perches fearlessly on your hand.You will then be able to feed your pet at the same time,using your other hand.In time,the cockatiel,will allow you to tickle the back of it neck,which is a gesture of great trust....Have a wonderful Friday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/16/2014 07:15.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE & IPO!!!
Thanks for the vote....I reallMy campaign blog for today I will be talking about "Spraying your bird"...You should accustom your pet to being sprayed, although it may be nervous of the procedure at first.You will need a small plant sprayer with a fine nozzle that creates a mist of water droplets. Fill this with tepid water, and then remove the bird's seed bowl from the cage, so the contents do not become damp.It might be worthwhile moving the cage to another room, so that surrounding furniture remains dry.Wait until the cockatiel is perched quietly, and then press the handle of the sprayer several times in succession, keeping the nozzle itself pointed above the bird's head.The droplets will fall onto the cockatiel from above and the effect will be rather like a shower instead of a hose.Once it becomes used to it, your bird may actively solicit a spray by holding its wings outstretched and calling quite loudly.Apart from washing their plumage, the water also helps to dampen down feather dust, which may otherwise be wafted into the air and can cause discomfort, particularly to asthma suffers.Cockatiels produce more feather dust during the moult, so additional regular bathing could be useful at this stage.Surplus feather dust often collects on the floor around the cage.There is no need to soak your cockatiel when giving it a spray;a light covering of water droplets is sufficient.Saturating the plumage is likely to give the bird a chill, especially during the moulting period.Nor is there any need to dry the cockatiel after spraying as long as you have not soaked it.They like to shake themselves while they preen after being sprayed...Have a great Thursday....With birdie wings hugs...Sam :o)y appreciate them.....

Come visit me, CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTD 04/21/15", SAM, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), STORMY & "PRINCESS LOVES TWEETY FOREVER".

05/15/2014 04:45.07 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE & IPO!!!
Just stopping by with a V4U and...My campaign blog of the day will be talking about "Other Pets in your Household besides your Cockatiel"...Dogs generally ignore birds that share their home,but if they try to chase them,clearly,they should be kept apart.Cats,on the other hand,are more likely to harm a pet bird,lurking in wait until the bird is out of the cage.Some are even bold enough to leap on top of the cockatiel's cage and attempt to reach it through the wires.This may not cause direct harm,but it will certainly upset your bird, which may injure itself in the cage.A tame bird is especially vulnerable to a cat, since its natural fear is lessened. If at all possible, therefore,keep your cockatiel in a room away from cats,and always check their whereabouts before letting the bird out of its cage.Never be tempted to leave the cockatiel unsupervised in the room even for a short time.If you already own a pet parrot of another species you will need to introduce the cockatiel very carefully, otherwise jealousy is inevitable.This can take various forms.The established bird may call loudly and persistently while you are tending to the cockatiel.If the cockatiel lands on the top of the parrots cage,the parrot is likely to bite its feet through the wires.It will also attempt to do this if the cages are placed close together side by side.In order to reduce the risk of conflict, spend longer periods of time with your original pet.By letting both birds out together signs of aggression are less likely to develop and in time the two members of the parrot family may develop a close bond, even to the point where they might roost alongside of each other even in a cage......Have a nice day...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/14/2014 03:40.50 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE & IPO!!!
Just stopping by with my campaign blog of the day...Hope you are having a nice Monday..V4U.....Today I will do some talking about "The Cockatiels Power of Mimicry"....The cockatiel does not appear to be as talented a mimic as the budgerigar, but it can be taught quite a variety of phrases and tends to have clearer diction.Cockatiels are certainly more versatile in that they soon learn to whistle tunes, probably because of their normal inclination to whistle individual notes.Repetition will play a vital part in teaching a cockatiel to talk or whistle. You will probably want to choose a name for your cockatiel that it can learn to repeat.Names ending with a "y" such as "Freddy", seems to be the easiest for a bird to mimic.Try to establish a routine, for example by saying "Good Morning, Freddy" each day when you first enter the room. In the evening, it is a good idea to cover the cage with a suitable cloth, so that the cockatiel is not exposed to long periods of artificial light, which can interfere with the moulting process. You can therefore repeat "Goodnight Freddy" when you place the cover over the cage.Soon the cockatiel will come to associate these phrases with the specific events, and respond accordingly. Linking in with the training procedure, you can add "Good boy, Freddy", every time the bird sits on your finger.In this way, your bird will acquire a sensible vocabulary, rather than confused, inane chatter.If you want to teach longer sentences, break them down into short sections, adding a new phrase once the previous one has been learned.Young birds are the most receptive, but once cockatiels have learned to talk, they can continue to do so throughout their lives.....Hope you are having a nice day.....With many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/12/2014 03:57.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks Everybirdy!
For the greyt BOTD congrats yesterday! It was a real surprise and I was thrilled! Gosh, I can't believe you are having snow! We are having hot temps down here - in the 90s but in the city south of here, in the 100s!
I had a nice day yesterday outside on the porch with the rest of the flock. It is my favorite place! Hope your mom had a nice Mothers Day, snow and all!
Hugs to you all!
Thanks again, Scion

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05/12/2014 07:10.05 AM Report This Comment  
  OH Sophie!
So gwad you found your way back to your ´rents! Must haf been a terrifying time fo you out dere in da wild!
Gwad your back and leaving you a big votie and wishing you a greyt safe day dere:)

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05/11/2014 07:38.34 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE & IPO!!!
Just stopping by with my campaign blog of the day....V4U...Today I will be talking about "Clipping your cockatiel's wing"...Wing-clipping does not prevent the cockatiel from flying and is quite painless if carried out properly. It simply takes some of the power away, so that a collision with a window, for example, is less likely to have fatal consequences. Cockatiels, unlike many other pet parrots are relatively fast fliers and more likely to injure themselves in a collision.If you do decide to clip the flight feathers, you will need a pair of sharp scissors and a assistant to hold the bird for you.The thrust in flight comes from the long flight feathers, which are clearly visible when the wing is held open. Cut carefully in a straight line across the flight feathers, at the base of the feather vane, just before this narrows to join the shaft. In this way, there is no risk of bleeding;if you cut down across the shaft, you could cause hemorrhaging. The outermost two flight feathers are often left intact, so that the appearance of the wing is not affected when the wing is closed.This may sound like a rather drastic step, but it can actually save your pet from injury while it becomes used to its new surroundings. Once the cockatiel is tame,you may decide that wing-clipping is no longer necessary...."HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS".....Have a nice day...With birdie wing hugs...Sam :o)

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05/11/2014 03:00.21 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE & IPO!!!
Just stopping by with my campaign blog of the day and a vote for you.....Today for my campaign blog I will be talking about "Are Cockatiels Tame and Why the Wings Should be Clipped"....First, Are Cockatiels Tame?...Young, hand- raised cockatiels adapt readily to new surroundings and handling procedures.They should be exposed early in life to novel situations(car travel, Vet visits, multiple visitors in the household, other household pets)so that they are well adjusted to these events.Some behavior modification techniques may be necessary to prevent biting by wary adult cockatiels....Second, Why the Wings Should be Clipped....Cockatiels that are allowed unrestricted freedom in the home can encounter numerous physical dangers or toxins; therefore, wing cllipping is recommended. The goal of clipping the wings is NOT to make the bird incapable of flight, but to prevent it from developing rapid and sustained flight and to prevent escape. A cockatiel will require additional trimming 8-12 weeks after the start of a molt cycle.....Tomorrow I will talk about Clipping your cockatiel's wings......Enjoy your day....With many birdie wing hugs.....Sam :o)

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05/10/2014 04:31.48 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOHPHIE
WE JUST LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS AND YOURS MADE OUR DAY. HOPE YOU GOT ALL THAT TRAVELING BLOOD OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM AND WONT EVER DO THAT AGAIN. IT MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE EXCITING THE FIRST FEW MOMENTS WHEN YOU WERE ABLE TO SOAR SO HIGH IN THE SKY. BUT THEN I WOULD THINK THINGS WOULD THEN START TO SCARE AND OVERWHELM YOU WHICH IS WHY YOU WERE AFRAID TO FLY BACK TO MOM. WE CAN JUST IMAGINE THE RELIEF YOUR MOM FELT WHEN SHE HELD YOU SNUGGLING IN HER SHIRT AND WE KNOW YOU WERE OVERJOYED TO SEE HER.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO

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05/09/2014 10:49.44 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE & IPO!!!
Just stopping by with today's campaign blog for BOTM...Just pecked a vote for you Sophie.....Today I will talk about what Cockatiels do all day.....Cockatiels are playful and easily amused with simple toys.Because they love to chew, toys must be free of toxic metals, hooks, sharp objects or small, easily consumed components.Providing small diameter fresh-cut branches from nontoxic, pesticide-free trees is suggested for Cockatiels.Check with your veterinarian for recommendations on locally available safe trees.Cockatiels are very curious and will investigate anything new in their environment. That is why it is important to prevent their access to (1) ceiling fans (2)hot cooking oil (3) Teflon-coated items(overheated) (4) leg chains (5) sandpaper-covered perches (6) tobacco and cigarette smoke (7) chocolate, avocado, salt and alcohol (8) toxic houseplants (9) pesticides (10) toxic fumes (11) easily dismantled toys (12) dogs, cats, and young children (13) cedar, redwood and pressure-treated wood shavings (14) sources of lead or zinc (15) plug-in air fresheners....Tomorrow I will be talking about "Are Cockatiel Tame and Why the Wings Should be Clipped"....Enjoy your day...With many birdie wing hugs.....Sam :o)

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05/09/2014 06:57.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie!
You have no idea how we jumped for joy when we saw you with that eye out of mom's shirt! That had to be scary! I know when Miranda flew off--and she got peeved at dad because he was gonna put her back inside in her cage, she took off and flew into the woods. Mom and dad called her name which she knows, made an amber bird alert on FB and a poster going door to door on our street. Mom's heart sank lower and lower as she saw all the pools and dogs. Finally, dad started to cook. (earlier mom fell to her knees and asked God that if he's calling her back it's ok, but if she is lost, please let her know. Dad asked mom if she had whistled and mom said no--he said her thought he heard Miranda's call note. He followed the sound accross the street into the wood where he found her on a low branch of a tree surrounded by a dozen crows--her "Men in Black" We have nesting red shoulder hawks on the property so we think the crows formed a posse to protect Miranda. They are always watching us and the parronts and they always enjoy the food and parrot leftovers mom tosses out for them. They will see mom in our room in the morning and start calling the flock in because they know mom is going to toss our leftovers outside. So anyway, we are soooo happy you are home and safe, little one! Love and winghugs, Doo and the Crew

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05/09/2014 02:41.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh Sophie
You have no idea how happy we all are that you are home where you belong ! Your dear mama was beside herself with worry . . . and we were all praying our little hearts out ! I'm sure your daddy must have been watching out for you when those scary birds flew around !

Give my buddy Oatie a big hug and say "Cookie'll be by soon ! His mom's been busy at school !"

Love you guys ! Cookie

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05/09/2014 02:33.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
What an adventure you had! We were so scared for you, we were as worried as your mom was, so we were so happy when you got back home. I bet you won't want to leave again any time soon. Wow, seeing a kestrel and a hawk so close must have been terrifying!
Today mom went to the eye doc and she told mom the surgery site looks great, it's healing well. She will see her in 2 weeks for the final post op visit. Mom has to go to the retinal people on Monday for her second shot.
Then mom went to the museum and did tours with second graders. They ought to give medals for that! Both groups were active and distracted easily. Some kids wanted only to take pictures. That's okay with mom, but not what the teacher paid for, for sure! The next 2 weeks will be the busiest ones at the museum, then it will taper off in anticipation of summer. Mom has already told them that after the pool opens (Memorial day weekend) she will only be available for 10:10 tours.
It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood, 83 when mom left the museum. Hope she gets outside for awhile today, too. I also hope you are having a great day full of sunshine and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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05/09/2014 12:17.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
V4U today. Thanks for flying by to congratulate me for winning Bird Of The Day. I sure had fun since the day before was my hatchday, too. Have a good weekend. From, Mayo

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05/09/2014 12:16.29 PM Report This Comment  
  You had all of us scared for you! Dont you ever do that again.
Where did you get that cute shuttle Ipo flew to my page? I has a very unusal shape to it.

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05/09/2014 06:59.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Oh wow what an adventure. Sure glad you are back home where you belong. I know you had your momma sick with worry. Maybe I should try it. My folks were very unhappy that I injured Rudy and he is getting all the time and attention. If I flew away maybe momma would worry about me too. Sigh. Mom says she will give me attention after Rudy is better. I know he is better cause I heard daddy scream last night. He appeared latter with multiple band aids on his hands. Well hope you have fantastic Friday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dixie

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