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Hi! My name is Come take a drive da Countryside wif me:)))

I am an African Grey from Upplands vasby, Intl.

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22 years old   M

African Grey

Oatrings and peanuts (trying to cut down on those tho but I just love ´em;) Also bananas, liverpaté (yeaaaah, I know), apples, tomatoes, cooked ham, eggs, carrots, chickpeas. ...Popcorns!

Top natural perches, me climbtree in the kitchen, the Patio, and sometimes in a closet I decide to inspect

Being at the Vet´s, neighbours drilling holes in the wall, rain on my head, insects buzzing around my head;).....PINS in my NECK:(

When she sings and talks to me. When she let me snuggle up in her bed, and the scritches. ...when I´m up for it that is;) Our sessions of learning new things and all the praise I get after:)

Hanging like a bat while mom clean me Homey. Looking inside all the closets, known and unknown, peekaboo´s behind doors.....

Never give up and a new day will come with new possibilities..

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  Hi Dino
Happy, healthy Friday to everybirdie. It's looking to be a great long-weekend for all my BC friends in the US. I am very delighted by the responses you are sharing with us. I hope everybirdie takes the time to read them too. There is a lot to consider when it comes to sharing your home with a Companion Parrot. When my Momma Deb started with birds, there was so little written about them it was a hit or miss situation when it came to care, housing and health. Today, with the internet at our finger tips, and countless books on various species, self-educating is a joyous and necessary component to be availed by all. We never know it all, and learning is a life time effort. Everyday with a Companion Parrot offers opportunities to observe or learn something new and valuable.
Many of us wish to adopt a new fid into our homes, hearts and flocks but there are so many considerations beyond species to work through. I must say this topic was brought to me by our dear friend Eva Kline of the famed K K Koral. It is something we need to look at when thinking of the addition of a brand new flock member in an established flock. That is the dreaded "quarantine" .
It would be the very rare home that can provide us with "IDEAL" conditions to quarantine an incoming bird. So with this knowledge what can we do? and what is not ok to do? To correctly quarantine a new Parrot you need a room, that is supplied with it's own source of air, preferably filtered intake and exhaust. Many Avian diseases are air-borne. Simply separating a new Parrot from the flock within the same household does not prevent contamination and disease spread through the air, air vents and whenever the door is opened to care for the new comer. The false belief that changing your clothing, shoes etc after caring for the new comer WILL NOT prevent the spread of disease.
By definition all quarantine of Avians is to be done in a building separate from ALL other birds in a flock. It must have it's own air filtration system to prevent spread of airborne disease particles and be tended by someone who does not come into contact with other Parrots during the quarantine period. Separation of the flock and new comer by floors within the same home is not considered fully quarantined. Although changing clothes, shoes and showering before entering and after being in contact with the new fid will work greatly to help stop cross infection.
The recommended method of quarantine suggests that all incoming new flock members have TWO sets of blood testing done at intervals advised by your Veterinarian to screen for Avian diseases. However, unless the Parrot is shedding a virus, a false negative can occur.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: what other suggestion do you have for bringing home that new flock member?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/22/2015 09:43.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting By on a Friday
Happy Friday.
Hope you have a blessed day
~Wings Up~
Flitzer and Dad

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05/22/2015 03:53.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here this cool, but sunny Thursday. I apologize for not getting this blog out to you yesterday but we care having serious problems with BC right now.
It is definitely a good sign that so many have made long-term arrangements for us fids. It is something humans don't like to think about, death and being away from us, but since so many of us are very long-lived it is vital we all are provided for. A recent incident set this fact out from all othrs when one of our own BC friends was rushed to the hospital unconscious. There was talk prior to this eventful day about having contact numbers but the other person delayed to provide them. When the situation happened there was no one to call to care for the two fids left int he apartment alone. This could have been all avoided with proper per-planning.
At the very least everyone should take the time to list all their fids in a notebook. Including their ages, sexes, and every important fact about each one including foods, care facts and anything else that would matter should we be unable to provide for them. This notebook should be placed in a safe location; easily found by someone in a stressful situation. Tell family, friends etc where to find the book, or if you have a "care-provider" designated make certain they are aware of it and where to find the notes. Have contact numbers included for any family, friends etc and your Veterinarian.
In this situation mentioned we were able to work from Canada in behalf of our American friend. The birds were cared for by a close friend. The whole situation could have been smoother, and less stressful on our part with the necessary information in advance. Stop to imagine if things were different and no one was notified to care for the bird for the week their owner was hospitalized. Not a pretty thought. Sometimes we figure that family knows how to care for our fids. But in an emergency do they really know everything they should? In the event of our death, who will take care of the fids? Do these individuals know this in advance? Many times Companion Parrots are left to people who do not really want them and they end up sold, given away or handed over to a rescue to "deal with". As a Parrot lover and Parront we are responsible for their welfare even in our absence.
Having a living will, or a notarized paper telling all the details relevant to our flock will save alot of guess work later on for those responsible for our estates. We will have the peace-of-mind knowing we have placed our baby's into caring, informed hands and provided for their future without us. No one likes to dwell on death, but once we take care of this most important part of "ownership" of a Companion Parrot(s) we will be able to continue to enjoy every day we have here on Earth with them. Up dates to the notebook are important. Noting any behavior changes, issues or medical problems as they occur is also helpful for their future care-giver.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/21/2015 08:51.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Hello from King Flit-Flit!
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Dad and Uncle Geno watched two movies in a row the other night:
The first film, "SAFETY LAST" (1923) with Harold LLoyd -they couldn't stop laughing.
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The second film, "THE NORMAL HEART" (about AIDS) -they couldn't stop crying.
Humans are silly creatures.

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Cool but sunny today. Dad is going to the first Cookout of the Season with friends.
Hope he brings back something yummy for me.
~Wings Up~

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05/21/2015 03:43.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
studies that show that more mosquitoes landed on people after they drank beer, than before. Evidently, the ethanol in alcoholic drinks is secreted in sweat, acting like a mosquito magnet. Of course, if you drink enough beer, you might be oblivious to mosquitoes, whether they’re biting or not.

love Bo Boo

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05/20/2015 10:58.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
There are lots of spring chores to do, so we know mom is busy. Hype she feels well, though.
Today we're in the middle of a cool spell. It's around 50, if that, and breezy. Mom is okay with the cool weather, as long as it warms up by Saturday, which is opening day for the pool.
Today mom had 2 tours, one at 10:10 and one at 12:30, so she had over an hour between. She took a book to the museum to read, so it wasn't so bad. The first tour was PA Natural History, so that was fun with third graders. They had a museum quest after the tour, so mom handed out materials for that when she got done. A quest is like a scavenger hunt in the hall on the sheet. This group stayed in North American and Botany Halls to complete their quest. The second group was another 3rd grade but it was the World of Dinosaurs. We all know how much mom loves doing dinos, so that was a fun tour.
Tonight Aunt Gin is bringing dinner with her, and she and mom will watch a movie here. It's called This is where I leave you, I think, and it should be good.
I hope you are having good weather there, not as cool as it is here, and that you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/20/2015 12:11.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Yep BC behaving badly ... thinks we should punish it! Have a great day. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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05/20/2015 07:09.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Dino
BC has been playing head games with my mommy too !!! What's up with that ???
The weather here has cooled down alot and we are loving it. We should be getting rain this weekend too. I love the rain !!!

Have an awesome Humpday
Love your buddy
Panther

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05/20/2015 06:34.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there !
Here in New York, we're finally warming up ! We have a long weekend coming up for Memorial Day (when we honor our soldiers) Since mom is a teacher, it means she'll be home an extra day with me ! Isn't that great ?

Stop by again sometime - I love new friends ! Love Cookie

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05/20/2015 03:58.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there !
Here in New York, we're finally warming up ! We have a long weekend coming up for Memorial Day (when we honor our soldiers) Since mom is a teacher, it means she'll be home an extra day with me ! Isn't that great ?

Stop by again sometime - I love new friends ! Love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie honoring his g'pa, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/20/2015 03:58.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Flying By With Mischief In My Eye
~Wings Up~

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05/20/2015 01:18.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Thanks for liking my flower pic.
The BC has been bad since May 9th!!! This is getting to being a pain in the tail feathers!
Today was gloomy and only in the high 30's. Mom went shopping and dad cleaned up most of that broken tree mess. I took a greyt nap and was ready to go crazy after dinner. Should be a little warmer tomorrow.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/19/2015 10:41.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
it was a beautiful day today and after mom finished trimming the forsythia off of the road so the township doesn't come and hack them away she was going to take us outside but as she was dragging all the cut branches she saw the neighbor with his pesticide canister strapped to his back spraying his rocks with the wind blowing it right on our property so that put an end to us getting outside.

BC is really a mess tonight. on top of not being able to read anybirdys blogs the pages aren't always loading and we are getting URL not found. everybirdy better let BC know before the memorial day weekend or it will get worse and there will be no one around to correct

love Boo Boo the Bee

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05/19/2015 10:25.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Dino!
Hey buddy! So good to hear from you! Oh BC has been such a mess! And still is! On your page we can't see your blogs or picture gallery! Jeezzzzzzz!
The Derby was lots of fun!
We had a great week last week. We had Mothers Day and my moms birthday! We partied all week!
So you are getting a lot of rain? We are having sunny hot and humid days!
Hope you and your mom and dad are doing fine!
Much love to my best buddy,
Raffikki

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05/19/2015 06:35.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Dino~
I hope you are having a fun day!
The guys are still over there fixing the pool so I still don't know how they are going to fill it. I hope they do it soon because I really want to know! It's funny how we never really paid attention to it before. You can tell that no one here goes swimming! It wasn't a selling point when we rented our apartment. They allowed big dogs and had dog parks so they were a winner as far as we were concerned. The rules have changed since we moved in. They still allow big dogs but I guess they have to okay it first. Same with exotics, which is me! They said we are grandfathered in so it doesn't affect us!
I hope you have the most wonderful day ever!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2015 11:29.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Good morning to everybirdie. Sweetie here with our first blog of the week. I have been enjoying this Canadian long weekend to the max. Warm weather, sunny skies, what more could a bird hope for? Maybe anew toy to chew perhaps?
Your responses have been very interesting and informative. Information sharing is after all what BC is all about. When a group of devoted bird lovers get together for any cause, things just have to happen for the better. Bird Channel consists of a wide mix of people and birds from around the world with many common interests but our passion for Companion Parrots is the foremost. The coined phrase crazy-bird ladies/men couldn't be more true then for those on BC.
I have always believed that the Bird Channel members have the power to bring change in the Parrot owning community. We can impact others through our one to one education. Even telling a stranger not to buy "brand A" for their own Parrot is sharing our knowledge and could make a life-changing benefit to even one more Parrot. It has been very encouraging to read the many ways each of you have helped spread the word. It is unfortunate that many have no Parrot Club close by or Rescues in their close vicinity. That does not lessen our ability to be true Parrot Ambassadors right in our own home towns. It is surprisingly easy to strike-up a conversation about Parrots with almost everyone.
It has made me one happily little bird to read how many have spoken to someone in a store about Parrots, even when you got "the-look" for it. When we share exactly what it means to be a Parront, it gives others something to consider before spending their hard earned money. You might just save a Parrots life too. Something we must all remember though. Not all re-homed Parrots are unwanted. Sometimes it becomes in the bird's best interest to re-home them. Not all Companion Parrots found in rescues are there because they are unwanted, sometimes it is quite to the opposite. They were loved so much that the former owner knew they could not keep their beloved friend for various reasons. It is easy to loose sight of this truth in light of the vast numbers found in Rescues and shelters.
In a perfect World all Parrots could remain in their first home forever, or until their owners go to the Rainbow Bridge. In the real World life changes, sometimes quite quickly, almost over-night forcing surrender of pets that are dearly loved. It becomes a heart-breaking situation when owners have no options left, and no where to turn but to a rescue to take in their best buddy.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: what permanent plans do YOU have in place for your fids, should something happen to you? What advice would you give someone in this respect?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/19/2015 08:42.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
A hot and muggy Monday here.
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Dad and a friend went to see the film "The Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Juliette Binoche.
Directed by Olivier Assayas.

They liked the movie very much.
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Hope your day is terrific. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/19/2015 01:12.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Another hot weekend in Buffalo. 80's.
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Dad's been very busy, but I do hope he can get me outside in my travel cage soon.
I do love to see outdoors.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/18/2015 03:52.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Dino~
I hope you are having a great Sunday! Isn't it exciting that there may be a triple crown winner this year! Hasn't been one for a very long time!
My Governor declared a Drought Emergency for the entire state this weekend. I'm not having a drought but over on the other side of the mountain they are. Not enough snow this year to fill up the lakes and rivers over there!
They have already decided to use the water on the crops that would be too hard to replant, like pears and apple groves. They are even talking about catching the salmon, putting them in tank trucks and driving them to the spawning grounds! I'd love to see that! At least they are planning ahead. We are going to figure out how we can conserve around the house. Mom found out that using the dishwasher is more efficient than hand washing and that paper plate are not recyclable! Bummer!
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/17/2015 12:04.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Sunday.
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Dad, Uncle Geno and I watched the movie "The Sweet Hereafter"
(1997, Dir: Atom Egoyan) yesterday - beautiful and sad film. One of Dad's favorites
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Hope you have a blessed day.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/17/2015 03:06.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino Pal
Happy Saturday everybirdie. Sweetie here with our sixteenth blog for BOTM. The input you have shared is like a precious gem. Filled with your heart-felt thoughts and opinions. Through open communication we learn, we grow, we bring about much needed change. I am happy to hear that some Parronts are researching to locate a rescue close to their own homes. Rescues need donations. That is a given fact since none are Government funded in the USA or Canada. There are however multiple ways to give to a rescue of your choice.
Falco and Willie mentioned San Diego's Parrot Education and Adoption Cente. They as do several other larger registered rescues (including Hurlin's Parrot Rescue in Michigan, & Oasis Sanctuary) have "sponsorship" programs that allow individuals to make a monthly donation in the name of a specific resident. You receive updates, a certificate of sponsorship with your bird(s) photo on it and other awesome mementos plus the knowledge you have helped one or more Parrots. Sponsorship is just one way to help out an Unwanted Parrot when we are unable to adopt one.
Many Rescues have auctions, yard sales and other Fund-raising venues where someone that is artistic, or creative might help by donating an item they have made. This option is especially helpful when the rescue is some distance away where personal hands-on assistance would be difficult or impossible.
My Momma Deb assists with a rescue in Rochester NY by answering emails from their on-line Website, and making calls to prospective adopters and donors. She is able to help without actually being physically close to help in person. In fact we are in a different country but the help is appreciated by the over-worked owners and volunteers. Expect to be thoroughly screened before allowed access to their website.
It is imperative that anyone wishing to donate to a rescue they are unfamiliar with ask how the funds will be used. The rescue should be willing to tell you whether for feeding, Vet care, caging etc. Most larger rescues, and registered non-profit rescues have an open-book policy that allows anyone to see exactly where the donations are used. Their financial statements are available on-line at their web sites or by request.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: IF you were interested in adopting another Companion Parrot from a rescue what sort of questions would YOU expect to be asked? IF the rescue did not have a pre-adoption application would that effect YOUR decision to adopt from them? If so how? Positively? Negatively? Do you feel the pre-adoption applications are important? If so why? Do you agree with pre-adoption home visits by the Rescue?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/16/2015 10:42.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday
Hope everyone has a good weekend - no plans here yet.
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Dad slept in, which is uncommon for himi.

He'll be getting my apples soon. I am great at making apples disappear.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/16/2015 03:25.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here with your Friday BOTM blog. I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their votes of support this month. Your witty, informative, and often very touching shared stories have been wonderful. I certainly hope you will continue to take a moment to read them daily.
Yesterday I asked about Rescues and Sanctuaries for Parrots located near each of you. Most of the replies stated there was none, or that your Parront did not know how to begin to find one. There are far too many to list on this blog, but I have composed a few ideas that will aid you in your searching for a rescue close to your home.
The following sites are only given as examples and we do not endorse anyone or recommend anyone specifically;
beautyofbirds.com/rescue.htm--has an extensive list by state and province of rescues with contact information as provided.

birdchannel.com/bird-adoption/bird-rescues has a list of rescues but you need to check them out to find the location etc

www.rescueshelter.com--has lists by state--however you have to sift through the rescues by species--there is a change species option that you can click--pet birds to limit the search down.

You can also do an on-line google search by typing in Parrot rescues in (your state or province). A call to a local Avian Veterinarian Clinic can often result in good referrals to rescues within a reasonable distance. Also Face Book can provide names and links to Rescues and Sanctuaries within your state.
Regardless of how you locate a rescue it is up to each individual to check them out. Remember that the fact a Rescue has a non-profit status does not make it a good rescue, nor does lack of one make it a bad one. Ask for references if you have not heard of them through friends or your Veterinarian. They should be willing to give you the name and number of the Veterinarian they deal with. Most good rescues have an on-line adoption pre-application that you will need to fill out. This will help both them and you in finding the perfect home and fid to share your life with. Ask whether the Parrots have been Vet checked before adoption. Good Rescues will provide copies of these reports to new owners. They will ask a lot of questions and will require reference, normally a home visit and that you visit a couple times or more before adopting one of their Parrots.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/15/2015 09:30.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Happy Friday!
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Dad and friends took a Road-Trip to Rochester, NY on Thursday.
It was a beautiful day for a drive. Shopping, Visiting a Friend and dinner for the Best Thai Food in Western New York. ['The King and I' in Henrietta, NY]
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At Daddy's request, one of the stops was 'Birds Unlimited' - a wonderful huge bird store.
[although Dad did let a beautiful turquoise green-cheek flirt with him, he knows that I'm the Bird, and always comes home to me]

Uncle Jim, Uncle JJ and Uncle Geno all bought me something special - as well as Dad.

I haven't seen all of my surprises as yet. I'm grateful to have such thoughtful friends.

~Wings Up~

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05/15/2015 03:46.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Dino~
I hope your day was perfect! Yesterday I was not able to get on BC when mom had time to do my notes! She cleaned in the morning and said we could get notes done when she was done! Well, that turned out to be a bad idea!!!hahahahaha
We had rain this morning but it cleared up and turned out to be a very nice day. We even opened the window! Mom got a pizza for dinner and I had 2 pieces of crust!
Mandy has been moving around more the last 2 days and seems to enjoy hanging out in front of my cage. That's good news!
Tonight we are watching a movie and getting my notes done before I hit the night cage. It's our weekend and we are going to enjoy every minute of it!!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/14/2015 08:38.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Good morning BC buddies, Sweetie here with today's BOTM blog. ( I hope, we had weird problems on BC yesterday). It is awesome to read the replies and ideas from all your Parronts. We Companion Parrots sure get a bad rap at times and too many unrealistic expectations placed upon us. As Falco's wonderful Momma wrote, "we( us Birds) can't be expected to be like dogs or cats. That being said, though, they all have a personality of their own, and their own needs and quirks, so they need to be accepted for who they are." I couldn't have put it any better. Those few words wrap up our problem in a nut-shell. We are all individuals, with our own minds, behaviorism's and needs. For anyone to assume all African Greys are awesome talkers, and every Cockatoo a screamer is as truthful as thinking all humans are created the same.
It is clearly apparent that we all, as a group both understand and agree, we are in the midst of an unwanted Companion Parrot crisis. Too many Parrots for the available suitable forever homes. The true problem lies not in the hands of breeders, but in the heart and mind-set of owners who feel that we are disposable. Susan expresses it wonderfully, "I think that the bottom line is that owners aren't committed to their pet, and this is the main reason that most people probably have for giving up any pet. If it doesn't fit into their lifestyle, then they want to get rid of it.....like an old shoe or an unwanted piece of furniture. Birds are highly intelligent and re-homing a bird is extremely stressful for it.....unless it is moving into a better situation, which can also be the case."
Sam's Momma Robin speaks of chatting with a Father and daughter about learning before buying a young Conure in a Petsmart display cage. How fortunate for all involved that she was there that day to re-direct them to education before purchasing. Sadly, most areas do not have a Parrot University but Rescuers can do much to educate potential new families if they have the time and volunteers to do so. Most rescues are pushed to the limits and setting up classes is often an impossible desire for them. Volunteers can step in and offer to help out with this, sharing their knowledge, and hands on experience with would-be adopters. Credible rescues need volunteers to help clean, and feed residents, to socialize Parrots and to work at on-going fund-raising. There is a lot of correspondence involved and someone with computer knowledge could be a great asset to a Rescue. If you drive you you can offer to pick up Parrots to transport to the Rescue and these cases do arise. If you enjoy writing you could offer to write a newsletter for a rescue to mail out to supporters and others. There are as many possible ways to help as there are people with different talents.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: Is there a Rescue near you? What is it's name? What can you share with us about It? How can or do you help them with their mission to help Unwanted Parrots?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/14/2015 09:06.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
HAPPY HUMPDAY

all the bees think i am a bee and so they are leaving me alone as i collect the honey. don't want to take too much or they would get mad.

love Boo Boo the bee

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05/13/2015 09:57.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Happy Humpday.
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Dad had a stomach-thing yesterday and spent most of the day in bed.
I don't usually go to his bedroom. He did stop out a couple times to see me and spend time with me.
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Feeling better in the evening, he went to see the movie "EX MACHINA" which he found interesting.
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Today we'll have plenty of Dad-n-Bird Time. ~Wings Up~

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05/13/2015 03:30.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
I hope your folks feel better soon.
Thanks, Aunt Rose, for our new pics! We all love the trees and flowers!
We seem to have the copy function back today. Mom checked it yesterday and it was only BC, so we know it wasn't our computer. Anyway, we have pics of the fox and the owlets, so as soon as mom remembers to bring the cell phone cord up here to the computer, we'll load them for all to see. Martha is taking care of 3 babies this year.
Today was mom's monthly docent meeting and spring luncheon. The meeting was boring, with everyone breaking into small groups to discuss something or other. They do this nearly every month, but today's paper had an advice space on the bottom. Mom's group put in there (completely off topic) that the meeting time would be better spent with some educational training instead of small group discussions of things they already know. There was kind of a collective gasp, but after the meeting, many of the docents told mom they felt the same and were glad she articulated the thought. Maybe she'll get fired, but I don't think that will happen.
The pot luck luncheon was pretty good. Lots of nice spring salads, fruit, and a few great entrees. Mom took cupcakes, since she didn't feel like making fudge last night and it was too hot to cook anything.
Tomorrow and Thursday mom has 2 tours, so we will be late getting online again. We'll let you know how they turn out, though.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/12/2015 11:42.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Dino
I'm glad you had an awesome Hatchday. The cake was yummy !!!
Today's my lil brother Tweety's hatchday...Come on by and have some cake !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever...V4 PANTHER TO 10K.., Snowflake luvs her Apache...V4 PANTHER 10K, Tweety Luvs Princess...Support our US troops !!! & PANTHER...I'M GOING FOR 10K...VOTE FOR ME !!!.

05/12/2015 10:16.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
No we have not been out in the aviary yet ... it only just quit raining and mom spent yesterday weed eating around the house and car port so she could see if any slitheries were hanging around .... eeeww I think I would scream my head off ifin I saw a snake and then attack it to death lol. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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05/12/2015 05:14.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday Monday
Yesterday was hot n muggy. Today is hot n muggy.
By Thursday it will be cold with possible frost. Wow.
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The eye glasses Dad broke were bought in 2006 and cannot be repaired. Sadly they were his favorite pair.
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Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/12/2015 04:42.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Any excuse for a party !
Thanks for inviting everybird :) We love new friends !

Come visit me, Cookie honoring his g'pa, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/12/2015 04:06.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Do you mean the birdie derby? I can't be in that as I run it. As for the real one, my horse came in third. And in the Oaks (filies derby) my horse won.
I made it thru my vet check-up. Everyone says I was a good girl. I fooled them, LOL! I did get a treat so, that part was good.
It rained all day today. Looks like we are having a gloomy week of 52F to 66F degrees. Was that summer those 3 nice days a week ago? Did I miss it?
Hugs
Chyna

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05/11/2015 11:18.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Dino!
Hey buddy! How are you? So happy you had a nice Hatch Day and BOTD! Hope your mom and dad feel better soon!
Much love to my good buddy,
Raffikki

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05/11/2015 07:24.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
Can we all get in your car with you and go for a ride in the countryside too?It looks like so much fun!
Wishing you a greyt day and we're sending you all our love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a votie too!Love,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/11/2015 05:40.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Dino
Dino
Thank you
We are speechless over the attention our little flock is getting this week
Thank you
Tahoe

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05/11/2015 05:21.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dino
to Bee
or not to Bee
I be a Bee
collecting honee

love Boo Boo the Bee

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO vote Sweetie 269943 BOTM.

05/11/2015 05:12.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Dino!
Drats! I almost got you your 2100 vote, but have to settle for 2099.

Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love!

Happy Hatchday!
Kaji and Lizzie

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05/10/2015 08:55.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day
Happy Hatch Day To You!
Happy Hatch Day To You!
Happy Hatch Day To Dino!
Happy Hatch Day To You!And Many Many More!
We are all flying by to wish you a greyt day filled with lots of love,new toys,special treats and lots of Mom time and those wonderful scritches and of course some hatchday cake! Love Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/10/2015 08:51.38 PM Report This Comment  
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