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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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  My dearest Ms O'Too, more love from Angel Christy
Our bird club meeting went well and we got several new members, these are all wonderful people, that anybody would be proud to call friends! Our new Vet was delayed due to a prior commitment, and had to cancel at the last minute, but we all had a wonderful time, even Ziggy was a good boy! He loves women, and there were a lot of them there chatting with him! There is a definite chill in the Fall air as we relax to football and birdie time, have a great day , and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Angel Christy, and my Sunday loving family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/19/2014 07:39.41 AM 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

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Halloween & Bailey ♥ RIP.

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  
  My dear Sophie O'Too, from Angel Christy
I got to tell ya, we are all just about fed up with all this gloomy, chilly, & rainy weather, enough already! We woke up to very thick fog, we could barely see across the street! Dad has to go buy us fresh veggies and fruit, but will wait for the fog to burn off first! We really do not have a smokin' work day planned, so that means a lot of dad time and working on more toys for our friends! Have a gray throw back Thursday and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Angel Christy, & my family

PS~For those of you that asked and truly care, all dad's vitals are at or above accepted normal standards and the nurse was impressed with how well he is taking care of his bum leg, but he hates the compression socks he wears on his left leg...

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/16/2014 06:46.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Sophie O'Too, from Angel Christy
We would just love to sit in on some of the many conversations between so many of our favorite bird people (AKA CBL's)! Dad said he would only like to go to touch base with the friendships, we have nurtured for so many years! We sill continue to pray for their safety, health, and happiness while away from their homes! Have a very blessed Saturday dear BC friends, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from your Angel Christy & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/11/2014 08:59.44 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!

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 - HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

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

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

09/17/2014 07:11.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Sophie O'Too, from your very own Christy
We are having a mundane Monday, but with no complaints to speak of, and who would listen anyway! My dad is having a really hard time recognizing this Isis/Isol group as human beings, but can't say anything about them because it would surely offend some poor sensitive terrorist somewhere! We are praying for our West Central California friends caught up in that horrific forrest fire, and sending our special prayers to sick and injured parrots everywhere! Have a great Monday, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Monday love from Angel Christine Dijon, Jenny, & our family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/15/2014 12:42.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Ms Sophie, some love from Angel Christy
...you sweet darling dear, thank you for the sweet note you left on my page, it made my tough old daddy get a lump in his throat! I hope you are getting settled into your new home! I get to see your daddy once in awhile, he sends is love from Heaven, what a sweet man! We have all made it to another Friday, TGIF, I hope it will be all you want it to be! Dad has been working to get his garage cleared of a lot of old unwanted treasures, my goodness, he wonders why he kept some of that stuff/junk! No other news in our home, we have our thoughts on Ray Rice, Isis, and a few other things we should not share on our beloved BC, have a great day, and give my best love to all the principle players/persons in your life, see ya tomorrow parrot pals...

Much love from your Heavenly Angel & my Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/12/2014 07:11.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Sophie O'Too, you shall always be welcome-Christy
...ON MY PAGE, I have read how you loved your daddy, I so understand, screw the rest of the world! Love sometimes hurts badly, trust me, I know first hand! I pity your mom having to move without her soul mate, it don't seem fair sometimes, but such is life! Be good to your sweet momma and flock mates, she will never be your daddy, but she is real love! I think tomorrow is forecast to be our hottest and most humid of the year, but then temps drop nearly 30 degrees for the next week or so beginning Friday! Happy hump day to all my friends, I hope yours will be all you want it to be! Dad has the Visiting VA Nurse come today for his heart check up, and then a person from VA is coming to see if dad needs physical aids in our bathroom and just walking, that will be interesting! Needless to say we will be very busy today and he wants to go to the store for our fresh veggies! Give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love as usual from your Angel Christy & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/03/2014 12:44.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Sophie, how about a hug & kiss, from Angel Christy
I am wishing you and everybody in your world a very happy hump day! Our weather has finally relented a little, we will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler, for the next week or so! Have a great day my dear BC friends, give my love who all who touches your life in a positive way, see ya tomorrow...

Hump day love from Angel Christy, & my family

PS~I love you little girl, you are so pretty...

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/27/2014 11:15.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Beautiful Ms O'Too, from Angel Christy
...thank you so much for coming to my page and leaving such a sweet note, your kindness to this Angel makes my daddy and I so happy, much more than you can possibly imagine! Lots of yard work for dad yesterday, it was looking a little tacky, and our lawn man came over and trimmed all the shrubs and bushes, and cleaned out some gutters, and hauled the rubbish away in his truck! We are having another very hot and humid day, but we are all staying inside today! Here's hoping you all have a great TGIF, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Very much love from your Heavenly Angel Christy & the Dallas family

PS~ Your sweet daddy sends down his love, on the wings of a Dove....

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/22/2014 09:44.42 AM Report This Comment  
  My darling Sophie O'Too, from Angel Christy
...where have ya beenI miss ya! We are having a warmer day but slightly overcast, not a big deal, but more humid as well! Dad said the Bird Club meeting went very well, lots of member participation and tons of beautiful parrots, not all of which were well mannered! As you all know, we love our Sundays, to us they represent peace, worship, and family friendship, we already knew that, but it was Angel Christy who really taught us the meaning of this special day, she knew! Have a great day and give our love to all in your peaceful Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from your old pal Angel Christy, & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/17/2014 11:17.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Sophie O'Too from Angel Christy
We are once gain blessed with a fabulous Summer day, but it will reach 80 degrees, and with a gentle breeze it will never feel hot! We were up early taking care of all the necessary morning business! LaLo needed some extra skritches and walkies, Ziggy needed to be yelled at again (the ornery little poop wad), and I was my usual perfect self! This will be a hopefully easy day for us, dad made a tuna noodle casserole with mushrooms and cream of chicken soup, it is really good! We are praying for Kiddo's daddy and all the flash flood victims in Michigan and the New York area, and praying for our dear aunt Arlene, that her corrective eye surgery goes as routine, we love her! Have a great fall back Thursday dear friends, and by all means give my love to all you hold near and dear, see ya tomorrow...

Love from your pal Angel Christy & my Dallas family

PS~WELCOME BACK COOKIE, we all really missed ya dear one, and your sweet mom ain't bad either...

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/14/2014 12:35.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Sophie OT don't pluck, Angel Christy, & Limon
Ms O'Too, I am sending my brother Limon over to keep you company, and keep your mind off of missing your daddy! Thanks Kiddo, SP, Taz, & Lizzie, what a fabulous Beach Party Milonga you put on last night, and Sammy and the Scruffies did a great job also, with good music! Sorry we had to be pulled away so soon, the neighbor man wanted to talk, and dad's sister called about a family matter, both were very chatty! Limon had a really good time and got to meet his hero Taz, they like each other as good buddies already! This should be a peaceful Sunday for us, dad has to finish assembling Limon's new cage, it should work really good for him! We are going to try to get Limon's BC page put up as soon as time allows, he is truly a remarkable TooMan! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow dear Sunday friends...

Love forever, from Angel Christy, Limon & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/27/2014 07:01.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Ms Sophie, from Angel Christy
It is once again a Happy Sunday, and you all know by now how much we love the Sabbath! Our holiday was as good as they get, I haven't heard of any loss of life from Arthur (yippee), and our weather is just what you could expect in the first week of July, with rain forecast for later! Today it is fill the fruit and veggie bowls for us, with all the good stuff, and seed and nut bowls also! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Sunday love from your Angel Christy & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/06/2014 06:32.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie O'Too, from Jenny & Christy
Pimer is an interesting name for Jack Jack, what ie it in reference to! Hi again BC friend, my dad is doing much better today, and after a day of rest, he is getting around very well, and for those concerned, I thank you! The injury can't be classified as serious, just a stupid foot injury, but yesterday was a day of rest, he is okay! The new ning.com Birdyville sight is much like FB and BC combined, but we are still anxious to see the new web sight that Missy and Alden are making for us! Some seem to live for their next vote and superficial awards, as if it was their only form of recognition, not so for us, we just like chatting with our friends! Have a great Thursday, and give our love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny Angel Christy, & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/12/2014 06:50.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Ms Sophie O'Too-from Jenny & Angel Christy
We are going to have a stay at home, stay inside kind of day, there's nothing wrong with that! Our darn grass is growing so fast dad can barely keep up with it, but it is much better than drought conditions! Nothing exciting going on at our home, just the usual spot cleaning and daily feeding! Is anybody else getting the tiny fruit flies, we call them gnats, and want them gone but don't know what to do! They are so small they can go through the screens! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny Lynn, Angel Christy, & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/10/2014 06:45.27 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

Come visit me, We miss you Willis, You are in our hearts forever!, Merlin- R.I.P. July 10, 2012, Griffin, Rest in Peace my Angel 11/28/13, Ruby, Jade, Rio & Morgan.

06/08/2014 06:39.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Ms Sophie O'Too from Angel Christy
Our lawn man came last night and mowed and trimmed everything, it all looks good, but it is growing so fast! Tomorrow dad's Visiting VA Nurse comes to check him out, hopefully he will be okay again! We all have been fed and watered, and dad is hoping to get our blog notes knocked out fast so he can get out and enjoy this beautiful day! Everything at our home is clipping along just fine, I wish this happy peaceful feeling could last forever! Give my love to all in your happy family home, see ya tomorrow...

So much love coming from your pal Angel Christy & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/03/2014 08:30.41 AM 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??

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Come visit me, Bilou & Strawberry.

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)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

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)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

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 LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

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 sweet Sophie, from Angel Christy
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 Angel Christy & our family

PS~We love you and your flock...

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05/13/2014 11:48.34 AM 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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