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Blue-Fronted Amazon from Van Alstyne, TX

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I was looking for a parrot to share my home with, I had a special bird in mind! I advertised for a bird that "needed" a new home! I asked in my ad,"Has your parrot been moved to a back room, porch or the garage? Is he too noisy, messy or time consuming?"
I was contacted by many different people, then Smokey's owner called! I set up a time and met with her on 6/15! Smokey was being kept in the garage,in Texas, it is already very hot in June. Smokey's cage was filthy, covered with excrement and sunflower seed hulls. There were no toys and only one perch that was falling down. The lady said,"He won't go in the cage, he just stays on top."
Imagine that!
Smokey was a sad little sight, he had chewed away all of his tail feathers and his flight feathers on his wings had been chewed away. I almost walked away when I saw him. Then he said,"Hello!" When I got closer to him, he said,"Peek-a-bo- o" and gave me a beaky kiss on the cheek.
Looking around again, I decided, he really deserves better, I gave the lady $100.00 and loaded him up in my carrier and brought him home!
He is a daily joy in my home. He is sweet, friendly and loves our 2 1/2 year old grandson! I am so glad, I didn't walk away!
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Hi! My name is Smokey

I am a Blue-Fronted Amazon from Van Alstyne, TX.

16 years old   M

Blue-Fronted Amazon

Smokey goes crazy over french fries!! He doesn't get them very often, but he really shows off just to get a small one!

Smokey prefers to sit on top of his cage!

He doesn't like his belly touched.

Smokey loves to sing with us! He doesn't know the words, but he can really hit those notes!

He likes to scratch the top of his head on the end of his play perch. It's hilarious!.

"Never give up, there is someone special out there for every bird!".

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  Mom took a new picture of me! I have regrown all my flight feathers! I am so pretty now! Mom buys me lots of toys and I love playing with them! I have decided that she is pretty cool and I let her hold me, now! Sometimes, I will flutter my wings and put my head down so she can scratch my head and neck! I like to watch T.V. and I will sing along when American Idol is on. I don't like the bad singers and squawk at them. Mom laughs at me and I laugh, too! I can't believe I have only been with Mom for two and a half years, I was ten years old when I came here to live.. It feels like I have always been here! My Mom and Dad really love me! That dark, hot garage is just a bad dream now!!! I can barely remember it. I know, I will never have to live like that, ever again!

Come visit me, Smokey.

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  Hi! Smokey,

You're a handsome boy and I'm glad you found your Forever Home just like I did. My name is Oz and I'm a Rose Breasted Cockatoo and Mommy is my 3rd Owner and she say's that I'm now in my Forever Home. But Mommy keeps asking me if I know that I'm a Cockatoo cause I'm very sweet and QUIET LOL. Please stop by and visit me, my Sister, Cheyenne who's a Meyer's Parrot, my Brother's, Parker who's an English Keet who talks a whole lot and my Baby Brother, Apache who's a White Face Cockatiel who whistle's a lot already and he was just born in May '10. I have to go now but I'm gonna vote for you. Bye and hope to see you soon.


09/15/2010 09:35.59 AM Report This Comment  

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  I got a new ball!
I made my Mom laugh and laugh! I was rolling around on my back and throwing the ball around! I looked like a real clown! Mommy got her camera, but the batteries were dead! I wish she could have taken a video of me! Maybe I will do it again and she can catch me!

Come visit me, Smokey.

07/11/2010 03:20.42 PM Report This Comment  
  A note from Smokey!
I am really loving my life! I got moved into a new larger cage with some new toys. I can climb in and out at will. I have come a long way for a bird that, "won't ever go in his cage". Mom still has me near the T.V. I love any show with music. I like to sing along with, "Glee" and dance to any music. The curly head has me spoiled now. He feeds me anytime he eats, so now I want a bite whenever ANYONE eats! I am talking a lot more and very relaxed and happy! The curly head tells everyone that I am his bird, "Mokey"! He is so wrong, he is MY CURLY HEAD!! HEEheehee!!!!!

Come visit me, Smokey.

07/09/2010 03:56.13 PM Report This Comment  
Curly head? Aaahhh, the wee skin heads that like to feed us things that where not suppose to have, Cheese-its are good though. We don't have any wee ones in our apartment, in our 4 plex yes & the other 4 duplexes. Gee & George likes chips. Mom likes to go into the community area once in awhile to see who is new & vote for new guys. All of us have videos.

Come visit me, M&M Resort & Carnival, Princes Angel, Prince Loki, Lord Gee & King Jems (Georges name).

07/06/2010 11:49.13 AM Report This Comment  
  A note from Smokey:
I am settling into a routine and starting to feel more comfortable in my new home! I get new toys to chew on quite often and Mom hasn't caught me chewing on my tail or wing feathers, although they haven't grown back, yet, she is confident that when they do, I will leave them alone! She is always giving me some new something to tear up, so I won't be tempted to chew on myself! I really enjoy pecans! It takes a little effort to get them open, but it sure is fun! I am a lot more vocal now and greet every one with a loud, excited chorus of "Heellooo!" and "Hi there" nad various other words, noises and whistles when they walk into the house! I talk and sing almost constantly! I get to watch T.V. when no one is home, so I don't get bored! I am eating a varied diet now and Mom thinks my colors are brighter! I don't like getting wet! Mom was told that the first lady who owned me would spray me with a squirt bottle to punish me and now I am scared of even the noise! We tried a shallow dish of water to play in but, I wasn't interested! Does anyone out there have any ideas to get me excited about bathing? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Come visit me, Smokey.

07/03/2010 05:33.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi! I'm sorry that you had such a sad life before......but, now things look good! I love life! I sing on key too! I think it's an amazon thing. I pick up the melody and beat in the song and sing along! We have band practice almost everyday! Mom will put on opera for me sometimes too. I love the high sustaining notes....I can hit them!

We should have a duet sometime!

Come visit me, Annie B. Congo & Bing.

07/01/2010 09:31.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smokey
It's great that you are getting used to your new home, and getting lots of love. I agree french fries are great. But I don't get them very often. My mom thinks fruits and veggies are better for me. I don't think I agree. What's wrong with cake for breakfast? LOL!! We have to fly for now, be back soon { : >

Come visit me, Max - BOTD 7/9/10.

06/30/2010 07:56.40 AM Report This Comment  
You have our vote. French Fries, YUM. Gee likes potato's raw & he goes nuts over pine nuts.
Fly in and visit any time you handsome devil.

Come visit me, M&M Resort & Carnival, Princes Angel, Prince Loki, Lord Gee & King Jems (Georges name).

06/29/2010 12:06.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smokey
It's great that you are in a home where you are loved! Welcome to the Birdie Club { : >

Come visit me, Max - BOTD 7/9/10.

06/29/2010 08:30.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smokey
Welcome to the BC!!I'm glad you now have a loving home!!!:)

Come visit me, Polly, Kiwi & Chili Peper.

06/29/2010 03:46.20 AM Report This Comment  
  hi smokey,
Is your name what you came with or is it a new name? I was also wondering if you are a blue fronted or a double yellow headed amazon? we have both in our family a baby blue fronted named Teddy and a dyh named Sierra. Sierra lives with our skins sister now, she was a rescue. She was fed well but not treated right. When we were told they could not pick her up, I asked well how do you get her out of the cage, she told us that she just opened the cage and when she would come out "you just knock her to the floor and then pick her up"!! I was shocked and before I could say "no don't do that" she had knocked her down and broke several feathers, The old owner left her with us that day and it took about six months before we could gain her trust with many bites and a lot of work, she is well worth it. Her name was Skittles which we never called her that again. She is on her own page in the B.C. welcome dear one now you are truly home.... p.s. i see by your other pix you must be blue fronted...

Come visit me, Pepper, J.B. (Jamie Bond girl 007), Teddy, Phebe, Daisy Jane & Alex.

06/28/2010 08:37.14 PM Report This Comment  
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