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OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD)

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Someone was selling her in the Classified Ads and a Rose Breasted Cockatoo has always been my Dream Bird. Her Hatchday is January 1, 1998.

Thanks Everyone for making my 17th Hatchday on Jan. 1, 2015 a Special One. I really appreciated all the Hatchday wishes and kind words. I have the bestest Friends. Thanks again from my Mommy and me! Missing Casper the Friendly Too but I know he's watching out for me and his Family. So hard to believe it's been a year already.

Thanks to Aunt Mary (Cookies Mom) for all my beautiful pictures. Mom & I love them so much.

Missing my Casper, The Friendly Too who passed away on my 16th Hatchday 01/01/14.

Thank You so much Everybody for making me BOTD today, March 23, 2014. Mom & I appreciate it so very much. Mom was ready to go out and thought she would check our site first and it's a good thing she did LOL. What a nice surprise for both of us!

Thank You Everybirdie for allowing me to be BOTD today 04/07/15. Mommy & I are so excited.
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Hi! My name is OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD)

I am a Cockatoo from PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Baby Girl

17 years old   F

Cockatoo

Cashews, Almonds, Pasta, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes and I love Pizza,
Chez Cereal, Chicken (Mom says I'm eating my Cousin - not funny Mom)


Near Me or her Play Gym

Afraid of new things. NO big toys in my home only medium size.

She Spoils Me and well look at me don't you think I deserve it?

She says Hello while dancing and sometimes she does what I call the Stevie Wonder Dance with her head LOL.

I'm a Pretty Pink Bird.

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  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! It was about a billion degrees here yesterday!!! Okay, it was 98 but it felt like a billion! We are really big babies when it comes to anything over 80! Guess it's going to be like this for the next week or so. Mom got the portable A/C out and Ian and Jennifer spent the entire evening on the sofa watching a silly show on HULU about people racing around the world. It thought it was pretty boring and nothing was blowing up either!!
When mom and Ian came up here to look for a place to live, about 20 years ago, they were having a heat wave and mom thought they were all being too dramatic. They lived in Mojave at the time and it would be 122 by 10am! Now mom understands! The cool weather was a huge selling point when they were looking for a place to move to! Dad was already working up here at the time. Just like with the snow, the heat happens up here every few years.
Mom is going to drive Jennifer down to her dad's house tomorrow so I am going to wish you a safe and Happy 4th today in case we don't have time for notes tomorrow. Mom is working through the weekend but Ian is off so he'll be here to take care of me and Merlin. Neither of us are bothered by fireworks but mom would never leave us alone anyway.
The gardeners are here now and trimming all the bushes. I guess they wanted to get an early start so they don't have to be doing it when it gets to be a billion degrees again!hehehe
I think you are going to have a great time with friends coming over! Food sounds really good too! I don't think mom has a clue as to what we are going to eat!
Have a fabulous day and enjoy tomorrow! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/03/2015 11:19.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Still hot up here but there is a lovely breeze coming through the living room window at the moment. Merlin is stretched out on the sofa enjoying it! I'm on the side perch letting it blow over my feathers!
It's so nice you are going to have company! Mom has to work the entire weekend but we will do something fun during the day. Ian will be home to watch over Merlin and I when the fireworks start. Luckily they are not allowed in our complex to it will just be the crazy people who live across the street! They have been blowing them off for days! Those things are really expensive and mom figures they have already blown through about 100$. Fireworks are pretty to look at but mom would use the money for something else!
Enjoy the day and tell your mom not to work too hard!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/02/2015 12:16.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
I am very happy and honored to be your July Bird of the Month. Thank you SO much for supporting me and voting for me all month. I couldn’t have done it without you guys! I had such a fun time going on vacation with all of you. We visited so many awesome and beautiful places, and did a lot of fun things. I’m so glad you could all come with me! Now it is time to relax, and you guys are all welcome to hang out in the castle with me whenever you want. Let’s party! Hugs, King Jester Bean

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07/01/2015 10:46.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I have had a nice day just hanging out with mom!
Well I have 5 new cousins! They are all canaries! Mom's sister took them in after their previous people decided to move to Eastern Washington and did not want to take them along. It's really not a very far move so I have no idea why they decided to let them go. There are 2 brown ones, a boy and a girl, and 3 yellow ones, 2 girls, 1 boy.
When mom's sister got them she saw that one of the little brown ones is sitting on a nest with 3 eggs! Guess that means I'll be having 3 more new cousins pretty soon. Mom's sister asked mom if she would like to have some canaries but mom doesn't know where we would put them and keep them safe from Merlin. Mom's sister has a second bedroom where the budgies and canaries live to keep them safe from her cat. I haven't seen a picture of them yet but I hope to soon.
We have had 8 days of temps over 85. We usually only have 10 for the entire year and it's only July 1st! Guess the weather channel was correct and it's going to be a hot summer here. I have been keeping cool by taking lots of showers. It helps with my molting too!
Enjoy the evening and I hope it is lots of fun!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/01/2015 08:50.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day! Glad to hear you mom's vacation was fun! Too bad it couldn't last longer. I bet it was so nice to be out by the ocean! It would be cool to have a place by the ocean. If it's anything like up here, it cost more the closer you get to the water. Mom's Aunt and Uncle live about 2 blocks from the Sound but it's a sleepy little town with no industry so it was pretty inexpensive when they bought there. Mom thinks they could probably get triple what they paid today. Still, a nice place for you mom to have for some peace and quite would be lovely! She should never, ever stop dreaming!!
No fireworks last night but the stands around here seem to be doing lots of business. Bainbridge Island up north of us has banned them altogether. Smart people! They have a big display put on in Eagle Bay so the will still have fireworks to look at. They are the only city where the fire department has the right to say no fireworks. They really should do it all over! There is a burn ban in effect because it's so dry so there should be a firework ban too!
I hope you enjoy the day and mom can rest up after her vacation!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/30/2015 03:02.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day! It's nice here this morning and I'm snacking on some apples and almonds.
They opened up the firework stands yesterday so of course people were blowing them up last night. I think this is going to be going on for the rest of the week. You can actually buy fireworks up here year round because they sell them at the Indian Reservations. They are asking people not to blow them up this year because it's been dry and they are afraid of fires. I don't think anyone listened. Good thing for me is that they are not allowed in our complex. The noise doesn't bother me and I like the pretty colors it makes but it's nice not to have to worry about anything catching on fire.
Mom has one more night and then we have our weekend! I do not know what is planned but I hope we can watch a movie and have some popcorn! Popcorn by itself would be nice too!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/29/2015 12:15.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting somewhere I am very familiar with, and that is Orlando, Florida. We are taking a three day trip here, and in those three days we are going to visit the Disney parks and Universal. Today we are going to hit Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Our first stop is going to be Animal Kingdom, let’s go!” They arrive, and the first thing they do is Kilimanjaro Safaris. They climb into their safari vehicle, and tour the African outback. They see lots of beautiful animals, including Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos. Next, they head to the Tree of Life, where they head inside and see It’s Tough to be a Bug. Next, they head to Dinoland. There they do Dinosaur, where they ‘go back in time’ to bring back the Iguanodon. Everybody enjoys it, especially Cookie and Peppino. They also go on the Primeval Whirl, which spins them and drops them. When they get off, they are rather dizzy. Next they go and see some shows. They see Festival of the Lion King, the Finding Nemo Musical, and Flights of Wonder. Next they go on Expedition Everest roller coaster, where they venture through the icy peaks of the Himalayas, and see the Yeti. When they are done with that, they head over to Hollywood Studios. When they arrive there, the first thing they do is Toy Story Mania. They have tons of fun shooting at the 4D targets. Gus ends up getting the highest score out of the group. Next they head to the Hollywood Tower Hotel, home to the Tower of Terror. They head through the line, and board their elevator. They go up, and are suddenly dropped down, multiple times. After that, they head over to Rock’n Roller Coaster. After waiting in line, they load into their Super Stretch Limo, and take off at 60 mph. They speed through the tracks, and on two upside-down loops, and totally enjoy it. Next they see Beauty and the Beast Live, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and Muppet Vision 3D. Then they go on the Great Movie Ride. After, they head to 50’s Prime Time Café for dinner, and then leave the park and head to their hotel. They are staying at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. Once in their rooms, they watch some TV before going to sleep. – Thanks for voting! We will be visiting Epcot and Magic Kingdom tomorrow, so get some rest! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/25/2015 12:05.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a great day. We had a quiet kind of day. Mom had some running around to do and then we had to get dad ready to go back out on the road. Mom grabbed all his stuff and put it on the dining room table so he wouldn't forget anything.
Once again we would like to thank every bird for their kind notes! We hope we can get more birdsonal notes done soon.
Mom went by and got Mandy's paw print from the vet today. It's just beautiful. She is going to get a shadow box and put it in there. That should keep it safe.
Mom is doing some rearranging also. We are just trying to keep busy and find our new normal.
Merlin has decided to be my best friend now. None of us realized how much he would miss Mandy. He has been trying to sleep by my play cage but I got down to the bottom and tried to bite him! He gets locked in the bedroom when mom leaves the house because she doesn't trust him or me!hehehehe
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/24/2015 09:32.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! As some of you know, we lost Mandy yesterday. It's been so hard not having her here. She wasn't there to get me out of my night cage and I had no one to share my toast with.
She was ready to go. Mom never understood that until yesterday. When mom got home Merlin was curled up next to her with his head on her shoulder. Mandy had quit eating on Sunday and when mom sat down next to her yesterday morning she knew it was time. It was very peaceful and the vets office were so kind. They did a paw print on a clay heart for us as a memorial.
We are working on a new normal around here. It's still seems so strange not to see her on her blanket in front of my play cage.
Thank you all for your kind notes. We appreciate it so very much.
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/23/2015 12:28.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to Austin, Texas. Our first stop is going to be Lady Bird Lake, where we are going to go canoeing. Let’s head over there now!” Jester and his friends arrive at the lake, and head to the Rowing Dock to get their canoes. They load into canoes in pairs of two, and head out on the lake. Things go well, until Raffikki & TiPaul and Cookie & Polly decided to race in their canoes. This ends with Raffikki and TiPaul getting their canoe flipped, but they are helped back in, and then they continue down the lake (with no more racing). When they are done canoeing, they head into Zilker Park. They have a brunch picnic, and fly some kites. After their picnic, they head to Bullock Texas State History Museum. They explore the museum, and learn lots of history. They visit the La Belle Exhibit, which is pretty cool. Next they head to the Blanton Museum of Art, where they see lots of artwork. Their next stop is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. They see tons of gorgeous flowers. They take pictures as they admire and smell the flowers. Next they visit the Texas State Capitol, where they take a tour. After their tour, they head to Ballet Austin, where they see Hamlet, a contemporary ballet, based on the classic Shakespearean story of a young man and his incredible family drama. They really enjoy it. After the ballet, they head to a steak house for dinner, and then check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/20/2015 11:29.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to visit Kansas City, Missouri. Our first stop is going to be the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Let’s go!” When they get there, they look through the museum and see lots of art collections and exhibitions. Next they go to the Kansas City Zoo. At the zoo they see Bongos, Mangabey, Gorillas, Warthogs, and many other animals. Strawberry really likes the Warthogs, and decides to call one Pumba. They visit the Orangutan Canopy, and watch them swing on trees. Kaji and Cappy say that they look similar to the orangutans when they swing from the top of their cages. When they are done at the zoo, they head over to the National WWI Memorial/Museum. They browse through and learn the history of WWI while they are there. Next they visit the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. They visit the Truman: Presidential Years and Life and Times exhibitions, and view some other things. Next they head to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. There, they see the Lyric Opera, and they enjoy it very much. Next they head to over to see the Gateway Arch. When they are finished viewing it, they eat dinner, and head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/19/2015 11:25.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are headed to New Orleans, Louisiana. Our first stop is going to be Mardi Gras World. Let’s go!”They arrive, and take the Mardi Gras World Tour. Their guide takes them through the massive studio where the big Mardi Gras floats are built, and they learn the history of the festive tradition. They get to put on costumes and pose in front of the big floats. They have lots of fun! Next they visit the Cabildo Museum, and the National WWII Museum. After touring the museums, they head to the Audubon Zoo. They visit the African Savanna and see Zebras, Monkeys, and Giraffes. They visit the Asian Domain and see Sun Bears, Babirusas, White Tigers, and Elephants. They visit the aviary and say hi to their bird friends, and they visit the Dinosaur Adventure section. Next they visit the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. In the Butterfly Garden, they see tons of beautiful butterflies flying around. While they are standing there, a blue butterfly lands right on Sugar’s head! They visit Bourdreaux’s Bait Shop, where they see lots of interesting and creepy bugs. Next they visit Bug Appétit, where they get to sample bugs prepared by the chefs. Some of the birds try the bugs without having to be pressured. Boo Boo says that hers tasted delicious! Jester and a few others just can’t be talked into eating the bugs. After, they visit the 1850 House. It is a very nice museum/historic home, and they enjoy visiting it. Next they visit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. They explore through there, and sample delicious dishes. After that, they head to their hotel for the night. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/18/2015 11:32.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day!
We didn't get to watch a movie because dad was watching a show about making over bars! The man on that show yells a lot and there are tons of beeps when he is talking. I don't think that is a good thing! Dad got bored with it but iw as too late to watch a movie by then. Mom says we will find something and watch it early on Friday since she working.
Ian came out of the bathroom this morning and he had shaved his head!!! I let out a very loud "wooger" and got onto my corner perch. He was bald on the top and decided he would just shave off the hair and see if he likes it that way. He says it will grow back if he doesn't! It sure was a shock to me but I started laughing when he came to say hello to me!
The lady downstairs from us has a very old cat. She says it has dementia now and won't come in the house. It sits under my bedroom window and howls which gets Merlin up there and he starts howling too! Last evening Merlin was up there howling and dad said he would get him. He called to mom and said she had to see this! Mom looks out the window and there is an orange cat in my tree! It's not the one from downstairs. The cat kept climbing higher to get to Merlin so mom took Merlin out of the room and told the cat to get down. It climbed all the way to the top of the tree and got on the roof! It went to the other side of the building and climbed down.
Mom has seen the cat before and really doesn't like that the people let it out. There are lots of wild birds outside and since that cat is not afraid of heights, it needs to be kept inside so it can't get the birds! We live on a 6 lane road so it's not safe for the cat either! Sometimes Humans are so dumb!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/18/2015 10:35.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day! It's been busy around here with drawer cleaning. Mom had to go buy more drawer liner. I've been doing my part by yelling and making a fuss when she is out of the room! I am the bird so it's my job to make lots of noise!
Mom is looking for new placemats but couldn't find any she liked. She is going to try Bed, Bath and Beyond tomorrow and see if there is something she likes there. Dad spilled something on the ones we had and destroyed them! We have had them for a long time so it was probably time to get some new ones anyway.
Since mom is off tonight instead of Friday night, we will do our movie night tonight. Don't know what we are going to watch but there will be snacks so you know I'll be there. She wanted to get Jupiter Ascending but it's not at the Redbox yet. We'll find something we like!
Enjoy your evening and I hope it's perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/17/2015 07:51.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going out of the states again, and heading to Dublin, Ireland. Instead of flying or taking a plane, Ms BB is letting us use her Star Trek Enterprise shuttle, she said it is a lot faster and we will all fit! Let’s go!” They all get in the shuttle, and soon after, arrive in Ireland. Their first stop is the National Museum of Ireland. At the museum, they look at Folklife collections, Antiquities collections, and other neat things. Next they head to the National Gallery of Ireland. There they see lots of pretty and interesting paintings and sculptures. Next they head to Phoenix Park, there is lots to do in see there. They visit Aras an Uachtaráin, which is the official residence of the President of Ireland. They see the Phoenix Monument, which has a large Phoenix on the top, and also the Wellington Monument. They also see the Papal Cross. They stop at a tea room, before going to the Dublin Zoo. At the zoo, they see Bats, African Hunting Dogs, Gold Lion Tamarins, and many other beautiful animals. Mango asks if they can go say hi to the Lories there, so they visit them. After the zoo, they stroll through the People’s Garden. When they are done in Phoenix park, they decide to take a Historical Highlights Walking Tour. They see Dublin’s top sights on their 2.5-hour tour. Their guide walks them by famous landmarks, such as Trinity College and Dublin Castle and relics of the city’s Viking past. They stroll around colorful Temple Bar, and encounter hidden cobbled alleyways and graceful Georgian mansions. As they walk, their guide shares interesting facts and stories about the places they see. After the tour, they eat dinner, and then check into the Sandymount Hotel. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/16/2015 10:33.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a great day! It's been a crazy week here. Mom has had way too much running around to do but that's the way it is when dad is home.
He went clothes shopping with mom on Sunday. He gave her a gift card for Christmas. Yep! It's June. Mom is just not crazy about clothes shopping. She got some new jeans and one shirt. Dad kept suggesting shirts but mom didn't like them. She did get a pair of pink Converse All Stars! Now she likes those! They were gone for 2 hours. Guess they stopped and got some breakfast too.
Mandy had a couple of episodes but it turns out it's muscle spasms not seizures. Mom does range of motion exercises on her everyday to help keep the muscles going as long as possible but it's not a cure. She is still eating and gets so excited when mom gets home so no change there.
I hope you have a wonderful evening and know that I'm thinking about you even if I don't get around everyday!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/16/2015 08:12.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We are going to be going to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, and I think we are going to have a lot of fun! Let’s head on over to Splash Country!” They arrive at the water park, and once inside, Jester asks them what they want to do first. Hulk and Cappy say that they should do a water slide, so they head over to Mountain Scream. At the top, they choose the quadruple-drop slide to go down, one by one, they all slide down. The slide was super fun! Next they head to the Big Bear Plunge, a white water rafting adventure ride. They load into large rafts in groups of 5. Jester shares his tube with Jolie, Norman, Kiddo, and Panther. They have tons of fun on the raft ride! After, Tango suggests that they go and do the Downbound Float Trip. So they head over to do that, and all sit in tubes and float down the river. It is very fun and relaxing. Next they head over to RiverRush, which is a water coaster. They load into long tubes in groups of 4, and ride the water coaster. They have lots of fun! After a few more slides, and a trip to the Cascades, they dry off, and head over to Dollywood. Once they arrive, they decide to go on the Shooting Star Drop Tower. They load on the ride, and then it slowly goes up, and then drops back down! Next, they go on the Sky Rider and Mystery Mine. After, Queen Sweetie asks if they can go see the Smokey Mountain String Band. They go see the show, and really enjoy the music! After the show, Picabo asks if they can go on the Tennessee Tornado. Jester is all for it, so they head over to the coaster. It is thrilling; they go down a 128-foot drop at 70mph! Next they go on the Wonder Wheel, and enjoy the view from the top. They do plenty more rides; they go on Thunderhead, the Village Carousel, Lemon Twist, and Dizzy Disk. They also see shows! They see Kingdom Heirs, Heartsong, and the Dreamland Drive-In. They have tons of fun! After, they eat dinner at the Backstage Restaurant, and then head to the DreamMore Resort. They play some card games and talk about their fun day before heading to bed. – Thanks so much for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/15/2015 10:10.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Thank you for the hatchday and botd wishes its been a great day. I got a new wood toy with a bell on the bottom. Then I got two treats one was a pinecone covered in coconut then the other is a banana split treat bar. Plus I had my mom home with me all day and soon I think shes getting ready to order pizza doesnt get much better.Have a goodnight.

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06/13/2015 07:50.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a good day! It's been a very busy week here and today was no different. There always seems to be so much cleaning to do!
Mom, Ian and Jennifer loved Jurassic World. Mom wants to see Inside Out and Minions too but the others didn't seem interested. Mom will just go by herself if they don't want to go!
Mom did the marketing today and dad went with her. Not a good thing because dad just grabs stuff and never looks at the price! They did buy us a new food processor so we shall have grated carrots once again! The old one had a part that broke and Kitchen Aid does not make the model mom has anymore so we got a new one! This one is a Black & Decker since mom is mad at Kitchen Aid for not making replacement parts on a very expensive food processor!
I hope the evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/12/2015 08:24.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
"Hi Guys! Today we are going to head over to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are going to visit Independence Hall first, let’s go!” Jester and his friends arrive at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted. They take a tour, and learn all about the history that happened in that building. Next, they head over to the Liberty Bell Center. They enter the building, and go through a series of exhibit rooms discussing the construction of the bell, its place as witness to the birth of the United States, and how it grew into a symbol against slavery and eventually all civil rights causes. They then watch a short video summarizing the Liberty Bell’s place in American history. They then go and see the bell. It is all very exciting! Next, they go to a cheesesteak shop, for delicious Philly Cheesesteaks. They chat while they eat lunch, and talk about what they’ve seen so far. When they are done eating lunch, they head over to the Philadelphia Zoo. They walk through the zoo, and see lots of animals. Kallie and Dixie really like the Sloth Bear, and Sugar is fascinated with the White Bellied Spider Monkeys. When they are done at the zoo, they head over to The Franklin Institute Museum. There is a lot to do and see there! They construct and test their own mars rovers, visit the Franklin Memorial, explore a giant heart, and do some other things. They have lots of fun! When they are finished, they head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They see lots of great artwork there, and find all the different paintings interesting. After they are done there, they head to a hotel for the night. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/08/2015 11:12.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are headed to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts! This is a place that mom and her family used to go to a lot when she was younger, and she said it is wonderful. (: Our first stop is going to be the Gingerbread Cottages, so let’s go!!” They arrive, and all love cute colorful cottages! Zippy asks if they are really made of gingerbread, but Jester tells her that they are just called that. They stroll down the street, all picking out their favorite houses. Hulk’s favorite is a bright blue one, Picabo likes a yellow one, and Queen Sweetie loves a cute pink one. When they are done looking at the cottages, they head to the Gay Head Cliffs. When on the cliffs, the birds have a lovely view. They snap some photos and enjoy the view, before heading to their next stop. Their next stop is Mad Martha’s Ice Cream. The birds get their favorite ice cream, and sit and enjoy it. When they finish their ice cream, they head over to Oak Bluffs, to visit The Flying Horses Carousel. They get there, and learn that it is the oldest operating platform carousel in America. They birds all get on the carousel, and have a very fun time, going round and round, and trying to grab the rings. They had so much fun, that they decide to ride it again! After their second ride, they head off to their last destination. They arrive at The Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, to hear Vineyard Sound, a male vocal group. They all enjoy the performance, and have a lot of fun. After that, they head to the cottage they rented, and relax and play games until bed. – Thanks so much for voting for me! Peatree, Honey, Pressie and I came home today, and we are all super happy to be home! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/07/2015 09:56.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
“Hi Guys! Today, we are going to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina for a day full of fun! The first thing that we are going to do today is go on a dolphin kayaking tour! Let’s go!” Jester and his friends head over to loading dock, and all get into their kayaks. Their beautiful tour takes two hours, and they do in fact see some dolphins! After their kayak tour, they all head over to Coligny Beach for some beach time. The birds have lots of fun building sandcastles, playing in the waves, and just relaxing in the sun. After the beach, they all have lunch at the Hilton Head Diner. After lunch, they head over to Harbour Town. They visit the Harbour Town Lighthouse, and they climb to the top. After, they explore the shops, and buy a few souvenirs. When they are done at the shops, they decide to rent bikes. They bike through the beautiful trails, and do so well into the evening. After their biking, they are very hungry, and go for dinner at One Hot Momma’s. After dinner, they head to their hotel, The Beach House, and spend the rest of the night out by the pool, before heading to bed. – Thanks for the vote! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/04/2015 10:16.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was very pretty here and not too hot! It's suppose to get hot this weekend but it probably won't be too bad. There are big trees outside my bedroom window and it stays nice and cool in there.
Mom took a nap when she got home this morning. She took Jennifer to work and then went to the market and got some rice for us to share for lunch! It was good! Tomorrow she is taking Jennifer down to her dad's house. He has his heart valve replacement surgery yesterday and it all went great. He'll be out of it for a while and has to spend about 5 days in the hospital. Jennifer's youngest sister is up from Florida so Jennifer will get to see her.
After that mom will be home and we will have our weekend! We are still working on drawers and closets but there will be time for us to just hang out, which I love!
It's cool that Hope will get to go to preschool. Ian went when he was little. Only 2 days a week mostly for socialization. He really enjoyed it and we think Hope will too! It would still be great for your mom to get to see her once in a while!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/04/2015 05:41.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
Jester and his friends arrive in Williamsburg, Virginia and check into their hotel. “Good morning everybody! I hope you are all excited to begin our vacation adventures! Today, we are going to The Revolutionary City, Colonial Williamsburg! Come on, let go!” Jester and his friends arrive at the city, and are all very excited when they see all the beautiful historical looking buildings. “Our first stop is a museum!” They all enter, and are taken on a tour of the museum. After their tour is over, they all head back outside. “In in a little bit, I have something very fun planned! But until then, we can all explore and go in the building we want to visit. Let’s all meet back here in one hour!” An hour later, all the birds meet back in front of the museum. “I hope that everybirdie had fun exploring! Now, we are going to attend ‘Cry Witch’ in the Capitol Building. It is a reenactment trial of Grace Sherwood being charged of witchcraft in 1706. Mom saw this, and said it was amazing!” The all head over to the Capitol, and wait on the benches outside to be let in the building. Jester and 11 other birdies get to sit up front by the Governor, and the rest of them sit in the benches facing the front. The trial starts, and they bring out the accused. They watch and listen as they tell of her charges, and bring out witnesses to testify against her. After a recap of the evidence against her, and for her, they are all asked to vote. The Governor asked that all those who think that Grace is not guilty to raise their wing. Many raise their wing, including Jester. The Governor then asks all those who think that she is guilty to raise their wing, and there are few. The verdict was not guilty, and the trial was over. “Wow, wasn’t that great? There was so much drama! Hey, after that, I’m really hungry! How about we visit one of the taverns for dinner?” They all agree about being hungry, and head over to a tavern. They go inside and are seated together at a long table. “It smells amazing in here!” Everyone agrees. They sit and chat about the day as they wait for their food. When the food comes out, it looks and tastes amazing. After desert, they head back to their hotel. -I hope you all had fun today! I sure did! Thank you so much for the vote! I’ll see you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/02/2015 08:54.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a good day! It is a wet, windy and cool day here in the Northwest. It's going to be like this for the next few days and then Summer is coming back! I'm enjoying it.
Not much going on around here. We have the kitchen to clean up but that is an everyday thing. The 12 inches between the sink and the dishwasher seems to be too far for some people around here!hahahahahaha I will of course supervise and give mom my opinions on how the job should be done. She would be lost without me you know!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/02/2015 11:35.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz!
I am very excited to be running for Bird of the Month, and would love if you could help support me by stopping by with a vote if you can! In the spirit of summer (and thanks to my buddy Picabo for the great idea), we are going to be talking about fun vacation spots this month! And not only that, but I’m going to be taking you guys to all the vacation spots and we will be doing fun activities at each place! I know that we are all going to have a lot of fun! Mom and her family are still on vacation until Wednesday, which means I am still at Uncle Charlie’s house and I won’t be picked up until the weekend, but we will all start our birdie vacation adventures tomorrow. Get some rest tonight, because tomorrow, we are headed to Virginia, to go to Colonial Williamsburg! (Mom and her family were just there, and they said it was great!) See you all tomorrow! (: Hugs, Jester Bean

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06/01/2015 08:42.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this first day of June. I have greatly enjoyed sharing with all my friend this past month. It has been mind provoking and educational for me and I have gained some awesome insight too. Sharing is after all what Flockcall.com is all about. The Advocate writers share from their daily life with Parrots. It offers the opportunity for everyone to share, express their thoughts, ideas and insights in a safe, nonjudgmental and encouraging form.
I am the last of the Sky Flock to run for BOTM. I follow a long line of worthy predecessors, King SKY, King Amando, King Casey, King Jesse, Queen Little Angel, Queen Angel Girl and Queen Zeena. I must say it has been a fun month and a great privilege to get to know each of you better in the process. The current Companion Parrot Crisis is far from over, and there are, as we revealed, no hard- fast rules or ways to resolve the issue. Too many Parrots, too few good, forever homes is at an epidemic level. If I venture to say, "all we can do is our best to share what life is truly like with a Companion Parrot." Perhaps one person at a time we can make an impact and make change for the better. If we do nothing, the problem won't just away.
I am one of the fortunate ones, I ended up in a safe place, and received the emergency medical care I required. The story often has a sad ending for many others who disappear never mourned or missed. Their life from start to tragic end a story of misunderstanding, neglect and sometimes intentional abuse. It is heart-breaking but none the less a reality for many Parrots.
I want to thank everyone for their daily votes and participation this past month. You have made my month purposeful. I hope that the sharing of information which once was Bird Channel will continue as we head into the future. I am now off to finish chewing my wooden blocks. It's a rainy day and perfect for some serious Parrot recreation.
Thank-you all for the honor bestowed on me, as receiving the title Queen Sweetie this morning. I tried to visit you all yesterday but BC would not let me post any blogs. Geesh. I would not have got here today without each and every one of you.
with love and hugs
Sweetie

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06/01/2015 07:19.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet teachers pet, we love you also-Jen & dad
Our day started at 52 degrees, but we will be in the 70's and 80's all week, and that's the way it should be for this time of the year! Thankfully the Houston area is starting to recede and dry out for the first time in a month, we always worry about Pico, Poco, and aunt Cindy, we think Cappy's flock made it trough the nastiness unscathed, thank you Lord! Dad is already caught up with parrot duties, he only has to clean and refresh Jenny's Silver Water, that is critical with all the pollen flying around, she used to suffer from Asthma really bad, but not now! Have a great Monday dear friends and give our love to al in your peaceful home, CYA tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our loving Dallas family

PS~Please give our love tom your beautiful momma Deb, we just love her so much

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06/01/2015 07:09.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here with our Saturday blog. This month sure has flown by quickly. It seems like just yesterday I wrote my very first words, and now I an coming to a month's conclusion. I wish to thank everyone of you for your votes towards my quest for the Throne. Although it is not my ultimate goal, it is part of it. My main goal was to start some serious sharing and that goal has been far surpassed. Your input and comments are encouraging, and inspiring. We are but, one small group for Parrot lovers. Can you imagine what impact we could have if every Companion Parrot owner united the World over?
There is a sad trend among humans to disagree and even fight over what in fact equals nothing vital nor important to us Companion Parrots. All one has to do is view a photo on FB of a Parrot and dog to see the level of anger and opinions. No one asks if someone was supervising the interaction, or about the past relationship of the two. I am not referring to obvious dangerous situations were the bird could be in danger of injury or worse. Post a photo of a Parrot climbing into a cupboard, then read the comments left by others. There is obviously someone close by supervising, after all who took the photos? Instead of fighting over such non-essentials why not focus on what really matters?
Parrots are individuals. We have such singular personalities that there is no hard-fast rules that can work for every bird, in every home, with every owner. While one owner snuggles their fid, and another one believes that you should only scritch the head and upper neck area, neither is wrong. One owner might feel you should keep wings trimmed for safety and another that fully flighted Parrots are the happiest, both are right, in their own personal Parront-Parrot relationships. Every situation is unique. What works for one, may not work for another. It does not make one person right or wrong, it just equals the truth about living with a Companion Parrot. There are no straight forward, fits-all answers when it comes to Parrontship.
The important point is that sharing is not criticism. Sharing is openness to new ideas, and views. If all the Parrot Rescues would learn to live peacefully together rather then back biting they would accomplish so much more. That does not mean turning our backs on obvious wrong treatment, misuse of funds donated and outright abuse and neglect. Rather accepting that every Rescue, like every owner (yuck, there's that word again) is a separate unique situation. As long as there is mankind there will be good and bad. that is a sad given reality. Support those who are doing their best to help the Parrot Crisis.
Tell yourself each and every day that, "I AM a Companion Parrot Ambassador" and use your power to spread the word " ADOPT! DON'T SHOP!" and make a change one person at a time. YOU have the power.

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05/30/2015 08:47.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a great day!
We got up to 82 and there were lots of people in the pool! We had our fire alarm inspection this morning and it lasted all of 30 seconds! The guy walked through the hall into mom's room and said thank you and left! They had the outside alarms going for a very long time. The gardeners were here too trimming the bushes outside my kitchen window so it was even louder! I tried to out scream them both but I just wasn't loud enough! Mom says she is very thankful that the inspection is only once a year!
Have a great night! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/29/2015 08:19.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Hello everybirdie. It's the weekend again and also the end of the month draws ever closer. I have had a wonderful month sharing and reading all your awesome thoughts, ideas and suggestions. The Companion Parrot Crisis is huge, far more then one small blue-fronted Amazon can tackle on her own but together with each of you we can and will make a difference. The general populous needs education and enlightenment about sharing their lives with one of us feathered wonders. As you all have so eloquently pointed out, we ARE NOT at all like owning a dog or cat. No one can own a Parrot. While dogs and cats are domesticated, Parrots are not, and never will be truly humanized. There is a problem when humans begin to rationalize our behaviors in humanistic terms. Our behaviors and responses are based on instinctive and learned responses just as those of our wild cousins. We can be trained to do tricks through positive re -enforcement but we can not be controlled or expected to obey commands as a dog will.
One point I have observed in my short 2 years of life is that people tend to judge us by our species not by our individual personalities. Not all Macaws lunge, not all Cockatoos bite and scream, not all Amazons are aggressive and unpredictable. The list goes on and on. We are singular beings, and although certain traits are inheritable we are also influenced by our past experiences. Companion Parrots can not be generalized into "types" any more then all humans are the same.
My hope and desire is that one day there will be no need for Parrot Rescues, and every Parrot will have a loving forever home of its own. The abuse and neglect will be in the past and every Parrot will know happiness and never experience fear or terror. Will that world ever come? No, but if even one Parrot can be freed from pain, released from it's caged prison, and receive it's very first spark of hope my life will be rewarded, and my purpose on Earth fulfilled. Momma Deb says she will not rest until she knows changes have come, until Rescues are not forced to turn away unwanted Parrots from lack of space and funds. Her goal is awareness, education and to make a change even one person, one Parrot at a time. She has no magic formula for making it happen, but as long as she has a voice she has the power to see it happen. One voice can start a war, so many voices speaking up for us can surely start a Worldwide movement to better the lives of ALL Companion Parrots, end Poaching and legalized trapping of Wild Parrots for profit.
The logo for our Rescue is ADOPT! DON'T SHOP! a universal phrase that says it all. It is spring and countless thousands of babies will hatch from eggs. Ten years from now where will they be? Will they be in loving homes? Will they be in Rescues? Their fourth homes? How many will have died from abuse, neglect at the hands of mankind?

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05/29/2015 01:34.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Happy Thursday to all my friends. Sweetie here once more with our BOTM blog. I did miss yesterday as momma Deb was called upon at a moments notice to help out with a rather difficult birdie related situation. All went well, and it has a happy, satisfactory ending. Today we get all Momma's attention and she promises extra treats for everybirdie who was so well behaved yesterday when our friend King Mikey D's Momma helped get us ready for bed.
Our month is quickly coming to an end. We have shared some very timely and sensitive issues and discussion and I truly hope each of us has learned a little or a lot from one another's experiences. A life with a Companion Parrot is never dull, never ordinary and certainly never boring. No two species are alike, and among like species we each have our own extraordinary individuality and quirks. Some of us are as bold as a lion, others as shy as a mouse, yet we all possess the inherit ability to melt our Parront's heart, worm our way into their every thought and garner their love and respect. I wish that this description was universal, and it grieves my little Blue-Fronted Amazon heart that at this very moment, Parrots are suffering untold neglect, abuse or worse death at the hands of mankind. Never did my Momma Deb in her wildest thoughts think she would ever be writing as a Companion Parrot Advocate. That she would be one of the ones to stand up against our mistreatment and to put up the fight for our rights. Life has a way of changing suddenly, and if we allow it, it can transform a one time breeder into a Parrot Spokesperson.
I am only one Parrot, but I want to encourage each of you to take the challenge to become a Companion Parrot Ambassador. Never doubt your ability to bring about change. Whether you are a "get in your face" type, or a "quiet, shier one at a time" personality type we ALL can make a difference. Just imagine if every bird loving Parront spoke to just one person about life with a Parrot, about proper care, feeding or even shared what it is like to be owned by one of us, the impact would be fantastic. We could make change, stop improper selection of species for first time would be Parronts, change how one Parrot is treated, or how it is viewed within it's own family situation. We might open a cage door closed for years, allow a Parrot to begin to enjoy better food, have room to move in it's cage at last, find out how much fun a toy can be, or receive the Veterinarian care it needs and deserves. You would be shocked at how many do not know that their Parrot should be seen by a Veterinarian regularly. The number who feel a Parrot only needs peanuts and sunflower seeds. We need YOUR voice to make change happen.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: It is not a question at all. Please continue to share YOUR special MOMENT(S) with your fids with us. They are interesting, educational and encouraging to read. Your experience might make a difference for someone else too.

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05/28/2015 07:46.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
I can't imagine anybirdy NOT enjoying celebrating in the BC Castle. Thanks for helping us to celebrate by the way. Always fun times as far as we are concerned. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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05/28/2015 06:00.51 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Oz!
This is the life! Floating in your wonderful pool, eating yummy tea sammiches, nibbling on mangos and just relaxing! What more could a 'too want? The weather is perfect too!
May I bring our summer guest, Pavarotti, sometime? He is moving in with us on June 12th. I haven't met him yet. He is a small amazon and he speaks English, Spanish and parrot. His american parronts have to go to the US for three months and he is going to visit me. Should be interesting. Mom made him up a nice cage and made him some toys. I sure hope he likes it here.
Thanks for a wonderful time all Memorial Day weekend! You are a greyt hostess! Picabo gives Oz a kiss on the cheek!

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05/27/2015 10:33.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Happy Tuesday everybirdie, Sweetie here with your BOTM blog for the day. I so enjoy the blogs, I read them each and sometimes twice in case I missed anything. Such great information is available right here among our BC friends. It's been a rather eventual few days. Momma Deb was called on to take in an older Cockatoo, but through many conversations was able to keep him safely in his own home. This poor M-Too was severely plucked and sported a rather nasty hole ( self-inflicted) on his neck. His past owners moved suddenly and gave up him, and an Amazon to a fellow local rescue who deals with small species only. Hola, as he is named was fostered into a home of experienced Companion Parrot owners with no Too experience. After Momma told them about the need for blood work to test for diseases, need to have the wound treated by the Vet and to discover, if possible the reason he is plucking, Hola is now at an Avian Vet under-going treatment.
We, BC Companion Parrot Ambassadors have so much we can share, so much to give to the Avian World. So many of you have done so much to help others learn about life shared with a feathered Fid. Everytime you suggest a good food to someone eying various foods for their Parrot at home you are making a World of difference both to their Bird and also to those whom speak with. It does matter. A few shared words of wisdom can save an innocent Parrot years of neglect, or re-homing. It is better to dissuade someone getting a bird, then remaining silent. From experience I see it often here, in my forever home. People visit, and OH I LOVE THAT ONE! I always wanted one of those? What is it? Can IT talk!? Oh they certainly are told the facts no holds barred. We are loud, messy beyond words, destructive sometimes, expensive, eat only the best out-of-season fruits and can be down right nasty when upset, hormonal or angry. People leave with a new understanding of life with a Parrot. It is not all that TV version of the Macaw on the shoulder talking in cognitive sentences, or a small, flitting bird singing happily in its barred prison.
Mom says she is going to keep close tabs on Hola, so he doesn't fall through the cracks, and disappear forever. She has arranged with the very BEST Cockatoo Sanctuary she knows of in Canada to take him there to live forever. There he will be safe, cared for and loved dearly by the owner, and volunteers.
I want to encourage everyone to get involved in some small way. Some of you have done quite a lot to education people about Companion Parrots. Not everyone has that ability, but we can all offer to be an advisory, to offer help to owners through animal shelters, or a Vet office. You might be surprised how willing they are for someone to refer people to with bird problems.
PLEASE keep sharing your stories they are fabulous.

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05/26/2015 06:44.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Oz, Picabo, Doo & Cookie join Cookie & Apache in the Pool. Here comes Mom with some Tea Sandwiches & fresh Fruit & refreshing Drinks. They all say Thank You and tell her that she's the best! After they finish eating they will apply more Sunscreen because it's a hot & sunny day here in Philly.

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05/26/2015 09:25.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this damp, dull Monday herein Napanee, Ontariot. With less then a week left in this month, I wanted to take a brief look at a few of the blogs you left on my page to share with everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments, and encourage everybirdie to share in the discussion. I was reading this morning and came across Miss Chyna's blog. It brought back many memories to me about my beginnings here in the Sky Flock. Chyna was very blessed indeed that her Momma and Daddy found her when they did. Dirty, hungry and sick she was being sold to whoever had the money to take her away. What a shame some people look at us and only see a value sign written in dollars. My story as you all know was different, but in a sense was also based on money.
Sometimes birds arrive into home with hidden illnesses, but there are a lot that were sold or given away because they were sick and their former owners did not or could not afford the money to have them treated by a Veterinarian. I am asking to see how many of you were outwardly ill when re-homed? How many were being housed in sub-standard, dirty conditions? How many of you were without food, or being given poor, low quality or incorrect foods?
My Momma Deb feels there should be standards set for those who retail Companion Parrots whether a private owner or as a business (Pet Stores, Breeders etc). In general the animal welfare laws of our countries are behind the times, lack sufficient depth to make necessary changes, and fall short in the juridical system. Laws set to protect us many times lead to fines, or a probational period of "owning or possessing an animal." Many of you may recall the tragic murder of Ozzie an CAG in Alberta Canada. Stolen from her front porch and brutally abused her murderers, three teens got away with a crime that united the Parrot World to fight for stiffer sentences,and more explicit laws to be written to protect ALL animals.
Many have shared this month that they have seen sick Companion Parrots sold in Pet Stores. Often when this fact is brought to staffs attention, they shrug it off and do nothing. Few chain stores will spend the money to take an ill bird to a Veterinarian for treatment. After all it effects their profit margin. Many times when an ill bird is pointed out it is removed from the display cage to die alone in the back of the store. Some stores even have made it their "policy" that sick animals, birds included be "humanely" killed by placing it into a box in their freezer. That is not humane, freezing to death, alone in the dark. Some stores have admitted that they are told by "head-office" that this is how they are to treat sick animals in the store.
Bird Channel members are a small group, but we have a voice to cry out for changes. We are not a commodity. We are loving, feeling, sensitive Creatures that deserve respect, care and to be loved for who we are!

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05/25/2015 01:51.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Panther and Coconut arrive with Tweety & Princess
Hey Oz are we at the right house for the BBQ ??? No ones answering the door !!!

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05/25/2015 12:54.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Oz, AKA dream bird, love from your Christy
We want to wish all our dear BC friends a happy and safe Memorial Day! We had tornado watches and warning all around us, and several touched down just across the Mississippi River, but very little damage or so we are lead to believe! Our rain was minimal at best, so no worry about flooding! We have more coming today but hopefully not to much of anything! Give our love to all in your Holiday home, and may peace reign supreme at your home today! Cherish your fond memories, and don't forget to love each other, love and happiness starts at home ya know, see ya all tomorrow...

Holiday love from Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~Please give our very best love to aunt Deb, another one of our special Angels...

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny~Freedom comes with a price, love & duty..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Happy Birthday America, we love you!, LaLo Lee~One America, one me, I love them both... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/25/2015 06:40.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this Memorial Day long weekend. I again must say I am sorry for missing yesterday but Momma Deb had to visit a very talented Indian Ringneck named Max to clip his nails for his Momma. Problem is to get there was a very long drive across country. Needless to say Max looks great, and to make up for the nail grooming he received a Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations, round peg boards to play with.
Max's Mom had contemplated adding another fid to the household. However after talking to my Momma she has decided to keep on loving Max and an pass on adopting another Parrot. Max is quite spoiled, and very well cared for and love. I doubt he would have been any to happy to see another Companion Parrot moving in on his home territory.
The conversation over lunch drifted to the topic of Parrots of course. Max's Mom had recently watched a television commercial telling people to Adopt! Don't Shop! for a Companion Parrot. She had never seen the commercial before and it caught her off guard, but also made her begin to think. She does not recall the name of the Rescue other then it was in the USA. How wonderful it would be if Rescues could come together to finance, through donations and Corporate sponsors television advertisements or magazine advertisements encouraging Adoption of Parrots over buying from a store/breeder/bird Mart etc. Companies advertise to cause consumers to purchase brand "A" over brand "B". I am certain it would work on potential owners of Companion Parrots in like manner. If even one Parrot was adopted from each Rescue what a difference it could begin to make.
Parrot ownership ( ugh, I dislike that term) is a privilege, not a right. When the World begins to realize this truth, we Parrots will begin to gain the respect we rightfully deserve. Our friendship can not be purchased, forced from us or bullied out of us. We are wild flying Creations that were meant to spend our days being Parrots, not a cage ornament or room accent. While on FB today I saw someone's cool off-handed comment to a Parront who has just lost a fid. Suggesting she buy another to replace her baby. It is sad to think this person is someone who has a bird. Love from a Companion Parrot can not be purchased with all the money in the World. You have to earn it, on our terms.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; Please share with us one or two of the hurls you encountered when first bringing home your fid(s). Also how about some of the best, most touching moments as well. The greatest over-coming moment when you just knew you and your Fid were happily bonded for life!

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/24/2015 01:08.56 PM Report This Comment  
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