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Daddy (and Mom) took us home from the pet store (he was a falconer and had red tail hawks previously, but we smaller birds are easier...) If anyone is interested in becoming a falconer, you need to find a currently licensed falconer to sponsor and train you. You have to take and pass a test. You have to pay for a license. You need to have all the equipment to keep a bird - a mews (the hawkhouse), a travel box, a falconer's glove, jesses for the bird, hoods, food, etc. and everything is inspected by fish and game. Then when you have all the training and license you build a trap and catch a wild (first year) red-tail hawk, but during the trapping season. All novices start with a red-tail and you have to train it and eventually you take it hunting. Whew! Dad was the falconer, but Mom would tag along. They did that for a few years, but now they have us, the cockatiels!

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Joined BC: August 16, 2010
BOTD: March 30, 2011; 2nd BOTD: March 30, 2012
Vote #500 from Alohi Greyson, #208482
Vote #1000 from Chirpy, #175712
Votes #1500 and #1700 from Emilian, #175441
Votes #1600, #3900,& #6200 from Squak, #113338
Votes #1800 and #2900 from Cookie, #195216
Vote #1900 from Kiddo, #7592
Vote #2000 from Willie, #176463
Vote #2500 from Bailey, #181647 (Fly Free our Friend)
Vote #3000 from Roscoe, #151531
Vote #3500 from Sally, #202781
Vote #4400 from Hulk, #149144
Vote #4500 from Juni, #191689
Vote #4700 from Cleo, #155425
Vote #4900 from Chi Chi, #27169
Vote #5000 from Chica, #204081 ♥
Vote #5600 from Jenny Lynn, #50146
Vote #5700 from Chyna, #221660
Vote #6000 from Marigold, #226240
Vote #6700 from Screech, #217715
Vote #7000 from Boo Boo, #162724
Vote #7200 from Valentine, #216468
Vote #7300 from Bertie and Ms. Chirps, #177968
Thank you to all our birdie friends for vour visits and votes, we love you.

Photo gallery note: Chica of the Proctor Flock asked to see a pic of Mom's knitting. The cream colored top Mom designed and knitted for her sister. The burgundy colored sweater Mom designed and knit for skinsis. Earlier pic of three tulips Mom knitted from a free pattern she found online during Falco's BOTM spring flower theme. Hope you like them.
New pics: The three Red Rose Tea birds and the Christmas stocking our Mom knit for us.
Newest pic: Knitted hedgehog mom made (from a pattern bought at the yarn store.)
Newest pic: That pup of skinsis!
Our lemon tree, the fence behind it is about 5' tall.
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Hi! My name is Pearl & Silver

I am a Cockatiel from Cupertino, CA.

The 2 Birdikins

12 years old   M

Cockatiel

Millet, bird seed sticks, pasta, egg, ak mak crackers (love the sesame seeds on top)

Top of curtain rod, top of pot rack, top of hanging baskets - favorite is top of own bird house

Not being allowed to chew on everything in sight *sigh*

plays with us every day

Likes to sit on people's knees and feet; "wall clinging" on inside of bird house; sitting on the cuttlebone like it's a perch.

It's a bird's life.

Milestones continued:
BOTM July 2012

Vote #8000 from Falco, #146315
Vote #9000 from Sunshine, #219574

Vote #10,000 from Raffikki, #200563 - Sept. 29, 2012

Vote #13,000 from Mackenzie, #247170

Vote #15,000 from Zippy, #187855

Vote #20,000 from Panther, #245623 - June 24, 2014 - WhooHooo!

In the Kissing Booth August 5-August 19, 2013
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  Hi Pearl and Silver
It was a beautiful day here 77 degrees and bright warm sunshine with a bit of a breeze.Mom finished her chores and then late in the afternoon took us all out on the deck again to have a soaking shower and then let us dry off in the sunshine.While we were there and while dad was cleaning and filling up the birdbath a brown hummingbird came by with a white belly and hovered on the deck in front of Mom for what seemed an eternity and then she turned and hovered over by Candida and then she came over and took a look at Kallie and Dixie,before she headed for the hummerfeeder and then departed!We got to stay outside til well after dinner with the parronts and then as Mom was getting ready to clean up and go in to take her shower and get us ready to go back to our cages,Skin bro showed up and brought Mom her belated birthday present,RIO 2!Skin bro stayed and chatted with Mom and dad for over an hour and talked about his job and then he left around seven pm at which point Mom ran up to take her shower!She is off and running again tomorrow to go to the the dump with Nana and get some errands done while we stay home and wait for my dad to feed us our snacks!
It sounds like you had a fun visit with your sweet dad's mom and brother,I'll bet they just loved that precious little baby!That BBQ is so beak watering,we just love rice and ribs and chicken on the BBQ you just can't beat it!Everything your awesome Mom made sounds so wonderful for dinner!
What really is annoying with BC is that you get blogs from the previous day and not from the day of writing!We kept losing our recent blogs and kept getting old ones!UGGGGH!!!And it took more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete one blog,Mom was getting so tired she just couldn't deal with it much longer,she didn't get done with our blogs til near 2am!Then she finally gave up and finished the rest of them this morning!
Mom keeps telling skin sis she's got to leave earlier in order to get through the traffic,its only going to get worse with August as all the last minute people are coming with their kids before school starts again!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote for you too,Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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07/31/2014 05:46.58 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Well our months of hot weather is usually July & August and around the second week in September you can already see the leaves starting to change color and the the temps start to stay around 60...Very short summer here...Mom has lived in the Poconos for the last 10 years and she can only remember one summer that it was hotter then normal....One year there actually was a few of the adult hummingbirds that stayed around the flowers or the feeder when Mom would be out near them...In fact she even named one of the female birds Pudge..It happen to much bigger then the rest of them....She often sat on a shepherds hook that was up for flowers....Hope you are having a great day...Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to both of you my friends.....Love ya, Stormy :o)

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07/31/2014 05:36.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl Hello Silver
There are certainly a lot of antics that goes on at the milonga sometimes.Lots of stuff to get into.
That would make sense then with your big population over there of how they could be running out of numbers thats why you have to dial the are code.Think we have only three area codes for our state maybe its up to four now?
Well as long as you get cooler nights the warmer days aren't to bad.Got into the lower 80's here today and had on and off sun.Think we might be in for a pretty warm weekend but we will see?Catch ya later.

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07/31/2014 04:11.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom and I got out for the sunbath this morning at 9, but we were back inside by 9:45 because it was already getting too warm. High in the upper 90s today, and Mom has a pre-surgery appointment with her GI doc this afternoon at 5. Probably be about 90 still, and she is sure glad Gloria's a/c works well and cranks up fast.

Last night when Dad poked his head into my room to say hi, I was right at the door! He backed up and couldn't close the door without squishing me. So he walked down the hall and I waddled right behind him. He walked pretty slowly, so I did too and when he stopped I did too and gave him the old evil eye. Then Mom came out of my room and scooped me up. I am sure I had Dad terrified though...don't you think?

Kiddo

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07/31/2014 02:47.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy's
That was funny how the skin sibs just hung around the yard all day in a group staring at the house. When you get a bunch of them together that equals rivalry heehee... My mommy always said she's not a referee.
Today's another three digit temp day and my mommy feels terrible. She wants to go buy fresh fruit and veggies but won't leave the house. It's like an oven blowing hot air outside. Nobody want's to step out that door.

Stay cool and comfy
Love your buddy
Panther...

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07/31/2014 01:02.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Silver and Pearl
hello everybirdie. Zeena here on my final day of July. Today I want to take the time to thank you all for all the wonderful comments, and helpful topic input. When any bird runs for BOTM, it is a family affair. No one can make it to the BC Castle with out the help and votes of their many friends. I have met many awesome birds this month, and have learned a great deal about the various species we visited.
With a flock legacy of BOTMs to follow after, it was a challenge to equal their efforts and enthusiasm. Sky, Little Angel (Adler) and my frother Casey set the measure by which I hoped to inform and share with you. I had the most wonderful month. Thank you one and all.
This being my final BOTM Post I decided to stop by and visit with a beautiful and unusual species that is a delight to watch.

The Black Palm Cockatoo is considered to be the most beautiful of the Cockatoos.

However, the Palm Cockatoo is endangered in the wild and is mostly kept for breeding purposes. While the Palm Cockatoo is known for being loving and affectionate, just like any Cockatoo, they are also very needy. If you own a Cockatoo, then you know why they are called the "love sponges" of the parrots. And you also know that they are the most needy of all the pet birds and often love their owners too much.

Cockatoos require a lot of time and attention--much more than any other pet bird. If you are able to spend at least two full hours a day with your bird (out of his cage), not leave the house for 6 or more hours everyday, cook for your bird and provide him with a variety of healthy foods, handle the loud screaming, afford the large cage and huge amount of toys, and deal with the adjustment stage that can include aggression, then rescuing a Cockatoo might be a great idea. Make sure you research as much as possible because you don't want to add to the already out-of-hand rescue problem.

Because so many Cockatoos are left to rescues, I highly encourage you to visit your local parrot rescue, see what I'm talking about, and consider rescuing one of these poor majestic creatures instead of buying one in a store. If you can handle all this, then this really might be the right bird for you.

But keep in mind that Black Palm Cockatoos in particular are very hard to find. They can cost upwards of $16,000 because of their rarity and endangered status. So, don't get your hopes up if you have your mind set on this species.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/31/2014 12:47.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
You should have seen dad, trying to clean the carpets. Yesterday he dropped mom off at the police station and went to the Magnolia Bird Farm for our food. Ok, that was fine but it's what happened when he got home that's really a hoot!
Dad decided that he had enough time to work on the carpet cleaning so he got the Rug Doctor machine out of the garage and took out a bottle of cleaning solution. Now for the fun part. He brought in a big bucket and started filling it at the kitchen sink. When it was full dad lifted it out of the sink but not quite high enough. He ended up dumping three gallons of hot water all over the kitchen floor. That's right. The floor he just finished mopping for the second time. He ran out to the garage and brought in his big shop vacuum. It sucked up the water in no time but now the floor looks real bad, AGAIN. Dad refilled the bucket and very carefully lifted it out of the sink and filled the cleaning machine. Because the carpet hadn't been cleaned for quite awhile dad had to use the hand tool to scrub the real dirty spots. Now, the handle on the tool is about six inches long. Just big enough for his hand. So dad had to get down on his hands and knees to scrub the spots. Now keep in mind, yesterday was a little warm. 92 degrees. And it was humid. Put that together with all the hot water and what do you have? A really sweaty dad. And most of it ended up on his glasses so he couldn't see so good. Never the less, he did scrub the carpet pretty good.
After scrubbing the dirty spots, dad put the hand tool away and used the machine for the rest. Well, almost. He ran out of cleaning solution. He looked through the garage but didn't have any more Rug Doctor cleaning solution. He found some other brand and read that it said for all cleaning machines. That wasn't exactly true. You see, the Rug Doctor solution has an anti-foaming agent in it and the stuff that dad found didn't. That's right, he ended up with a hallway full of foam. Dad had to stop using it and clean up all the foam in the hallway and all over the inside of the cleaning machine. It looked like someone had a whipped cream party in the house. By the time dad got everything all cleaned up it was time to pick up mom. Dad's thinking about calling someone to clean the carpets.
Today's the day dad gets fitted for his police uniform so he'll drop mom off at the police station and he and his partner will head to the uniform store.
Today will be clear and hot, with a high of 94 and a low of 67.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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07/31/2014 07:56.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Guess it is hard to get last minute replacements, especially on a nice Sunday.
We are missing summer! It's another cool day here too, but it's supposed to hit 80, so we'll see what happens. There was a strange glow in the sky this morning, and mom actually put on sunglasses. She told us not to stare at it, in case it gets scared and goes away. Even if it's gorgeous today, it will not be a pool day for mom because of the appointment with the eye surgeon. We'll let you know what's going on tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I hope you have a good day today and get some sunshine and blue skies, along with all the cuddles you have come to expect. Hugs, Falco

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07/31/2014 07:09.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver,
We're having a nice week. It's been cooler here and we are supposed to have more rain over the next few days. Hope you are having good weather. Enjoy your day!!
Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/31/2014 07:04.17 AM Report This Comment  
  morning fellows
Our weather is slowly bringing summer back ! I oughta - it's the final day of July after all ! ! The summer is half over - and after the last few days, I think September owes us !

Last night mom cleaned up one of my very best messes - and I don't know why cause I know she loved it too !! She even squealed with joy when she saw it . . . "COOOOOOKIEEEEEE" !

Have a great Thursday :) love Cookie

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07/31/2014 01:58.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
We like to watch Alex Treebark, as well. But he's just too darn formal. RT

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07/31/2014 01:25.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
Not a lot new here today...dad went to the doctor today to see about changing his meds so he can get his drag racing license. Turns out that the med may not be okay for dad to take so he has to go to a cardiologist tomorrow to learn more about it's safety. Dad is getting concerned that the drug won't be okay and then he doesn't know what he'll do. He loves his racing and sure doesn't want to quit...keep your toes crossed for him...

Another HOT day today, yesterday we set a record at 106º, might have done it again today...

Mom will be looking for the pics in a few days, tell your mom thanks.

It is good that the baby is doing well...how does Boza like her. I bet you will miss her when she goes...

Gentle wing hugs, love, and a vote from your protector and friend...Chica ♥

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07/30/2014 11:25.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
mom is surprised at how quickly i am recovering from my mishap. tonight i was trying to go after Coris tail. Cori just looked at me like i was nuts.

we lost our internet and phone last night and it never came back until 1:30am. usually mom will stay up and blog for us but last night she was just too tired. today was a very cool day and never got above 62 at our house with rain and drizzle on and off all day. its always about 5 degrees cooler at our house than anywhere else in the area and in the direct path of the n/w cold front that always blow in.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Boo Boo

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07/30/2014 10:19.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Oh yes, I took a two inch chunk out of the table edge. It looks good to me! Hey, wood is meant to be chewed!
Oh yes, dads need to be trained! But, we will keep them.
Just heard that the polar vortex never really left us. That's why we are so cold now. I saw the map and we are in the bad spot ... lucky us!
We had another cold, dark and rainy day. I was busy destroying two more toys so, I didn't care. I was told I made a big mess and I will be cleaned tomorrow! Birdsonally, I think it looks nice!
Hugs
Chyna

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07/30/2014 10:18.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom left early this morning with skin sis to go to zumba class for 9:30am and they got stuck in more traffic,skin sis was stuck in it getting to Mom and they were late for class about fifteen minutes.Then right from zumba they picked up Nana and went to Trader Joe's to get all us fids some bean mix,and a few other things,then they went to the Mall for skin sis to get something with the coupon she had for Gap,but neither she nor Mom found anything they liked there,then they went to Ocean Lot where she got some wild bird seed and a birthday present for skin sis,The Dollar Tree,and Shaw's and both Mom and Nana picked up some groceries there.By the time Mom got home dad had already given us our snacks and Mom had to put the groceries away and get dad his dinner and us cleaned up and ready for bed.We never got outside as it was late after 6pm and getting cold,it was a nice warm sunny day here,the temperatures were 77.Mom is hoping to get her chores done early tomorrow so we can go outside and get another soaking shower and dry off in the sunshine!Its supposed to be a good day again tomorrow,the whole weekend will be rain,no laundry on the line for Mom then!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote,Loving you always and forever,Peepers
Ps I apologize for this being so short,but Mom is having trouble with BC again with all the constant cycling and pages not loading and then when we do get the pages back they are all yesterdays blogs and none for today!GRRRRRR!How frustrating!

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07/30/2014 09:37.55 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
WOW THAT IS SCAREY THAT YOU BOTH FELL OFF YOUR SLEEPING PERCHES. BET THERE WAS A SMALL EARTHQUAKE. SO GLAD THAT YOU BOTH ARE OKAY AND YOU DID NOT GET HURT AT ALL.

WE HAD A COOLER WINDY DAY SO MOM WOULD NOT TAKE US OUTSIDE. TOMORROW IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BIT WARMER SO MAYBE OUTSIDE TIME THEN.

MOM DOESN'T THINK THE RESULTS WILL BE IN TILL MONDAY, ITS USUALLY A WEEK TO GET TEST RESULTS. I AM FEELING PRETTY FIESTY.

KACEY

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07/30/2014 08:59.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
It's raining hard. Mom was watching water shoot out of the ground ... Never seen that happen in the yard before .... Weird. Mom has been diffusing Clary Sage and Marjoram as they are also helpful in regulating hormones. As long as she diffuses often they do seem to help. Gotta run. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Rudy

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07/30/2014 07:55.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl&Silver
The milongas are always fun to go to even if one can't do much blogging still fun to read what's going on.
I wonder why it got changed that one has to dial the area code now if it's just recent?
Was a bit warmer today in the upper 70's and we got some sun.
Happy hump day enjoy the rest of your day.

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07/30/2014 06:56.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Its hard to find avian vets in our area and unheard of one that would know much on ekkies. Mom thinks there isnt enough known about us ekkies and thinks what might work for one wont work for another as each has individual needs and responses to things.
Mom was busy again this morning and had to go over to skin sis too after she got her cleaning done. When mom got back she was getting things together towards supper since it had to be early eating so mom and I could visit that new vet. I went in my wingabago cause it was a bit chilly out and I like I can see out every where in it to. The vet was nice but again mom just talked to him and I didn’t need to have any grooming done so that made it lots better too for me. He did all the right things though and mom said when we need one this will be the one we will visit for sure. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/30/2014 06:17.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Silver & Pearl
Hello to all my BC friends. Zeena here with today's BOTM Post. Today we will take a look at one of natures most beautiful birds, also my Momma Deb's" dream-bird", the Hyacinth Macaw.
The largest species of macaw, Hyacinth grows to be up to 40 inches (1 m) long. The Hyacinth Macaw survives today in three known distinct population in southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay. In 1990, the wild population was estimated to be 2,500 birds. The world’s captive population is probably much larger, numbering in the thousands. Today, the wild population is less then 600 individuals. They are critically endangered in their native habitat.
Of the 145 species of parrot in Central and South America, 45 are in danger of extinction. All 18 species of macaws are threatened. The primary causes are habitat loss and heavy exploitation for the pet trade. The Hyacinth Macaw is especially vulnerable to capture and habitat destruction because it is noisy, intrinsically fearless, predictable, and dependent on palm trees. Hyacinth Macaws do not breed every year even under the best circumstances, so the predation on chicks is particularly bad for the species’ survival. Since captured young survive so poorly (up to 99 percent die between capture and final sale), adults are sometimes trapped through liming of perches or use of baited clap-nets. Still, for every macaw that arrives safely abroad, it is likely that five died on the way.
The United States is the largest market for the exotic pet trade. In the last decade, 8.5 million birds, at least 85 percent of birds captured in the wild, were imported or smuggled into the United States. Even when the export of birds is controlled, the domestic bird trade often is not regulated. Another threat to the Hyacinth Macaw is the increased commercial sale of feather art by the Kayapo Indians of Gorotire in southern Brazil. The feathers from up to 10 Hyacinth Macaws are needed to make one headdress. In addition, ranchers kill Macaws because they believe that Hyacinths damage palm trees, which ranchers use for fenceposts, and scare cattle with their noisy behavior. In some places, local people still hunt Macaws for meat. Add to this clear-cutting of Rainforest and you can see the danger the Hyacinth population has to becoming extinct within the next decade.
Compound all the above and it is easy to calculate that their best chance of survival as a species is through captive breeding. Selling in Canada at upwards to $40,000US each these beauties of the Rainforest will remain one the worlds most desired Macaw species.
One more Question for Thought.
It is often people’s love of animals that causes them to desire exotic animal pets. What can be done to educate pet owners about the impacts of wild-caught birds and other animals?
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/30/2014 01:30.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you are having a great day! Still nice here! We are about 10 degrees warmer than normal this year. It's not anything weird because it has happened before. We had what they call a "marine layer" this morning so it looked pretty foggy out there.
Dad came home this morning and since he needs to take a 34 hour break before he can start driving again, he'll get to spend it at home! Yes! The washer started up as soon as he got home!Hahahahahahahaha
Mom got all this laundry soap on sale so since she had so much, dad said he would take one with him since it was cheaper than buying it a truck stop laundry mat! Well since he hasn't done any laundry out on the road, he still has the whole bottle while mom has gone through about 4 of them since he is washing so much here!
We actually got some of those pod soap thingies from the skin sisters step dad. He does that extreme couponing and sends us lots of stuff. We have enough tooth past to last for a year! He really loves doing it an we love getting stuff from him. We send him any rebates we find. He really has it down to a science!
Don't worry about Jade and her sleeping! She will figure it out eventually. In the meantime, naps will become the families favorite pass time!Hehehehehehehe
You guys enjoy the day! Laving a vote and a big hug for both of you!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/30/2014 12:54.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Many people have been sprayed! Usually it happens with adult skunks in the treatment room, though. The baby hawks are quite big now, mom can't wait to see them go. That's always a thrill.
The guy collecting parking fees at the museum said to mom we are lucky this year. We are getting 2 Septembers! It's been another cool, cloudy day here. There were thunderstorms predicted, but so far we haven't seen any.
Mom's tour this morning was a group of day care kids ranging from about 7 to 12 years. They wanted animals, so mom started in Bird Hall, of course. She also did a ton of mammals on the second floor, both North American and African. Then she took the kids out on the balcony to see the giant pterosaur, Quetzlcoatlus, with its 40 foot wing span. There was a reason, though. When that guy stood on the ground he was as tall as a giraffe! They had just seen the giraffe, so mom wanted to show off the pterosaur. It was a good move, because the museum had moved the herps to that balcony! So while they were out there, mom did frogs, salamanders, and snakes, too.
We are hoping for better weather tomorrow, even though mom won't have a chance at going to the pool. Her eye surgeon's appointment is in the afternoon.
I hope you are seeing warm weather, sunshine, and lots of cuddles, just for you! Hugs, Falco

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07/30/2014 12:31.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
No, I didn't get to supervise the pie making. For some reason Mom felt it would go faster without my help. I can't imagine what made her think that way.

Today is hot again, although maybe not as bad as Monday. They are calling for a high of low 90s. I got outside for my sunbath at 9:15 (yes, I was playing hard to get again), but it was OK. Mom had to sit in the shade, but then that is probably just as well. The sun is not nearly as good for humans as it is for us birdies. When we came in Mom took me into the kitchen for some blueberry pie. She likes the berries and I like the crust, so we share.

Being Wednesday, Mom will leave me for the gym from 4-6, but since she feels so guilty when she gets home I don't mind. I get her right up to bedtime at 8:30. Besides the zumba teacher on Wednesday is really energetic, plus she has no breaks between songs. Mom's trainer takes it easy on her on Wednesdays, but Mom still comes home whacked out. Luckily she is still strong enough to support me on her shoulder, but then I only weigh 70 gms.

Kiddo

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07/30/2014 11:29.11 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Yet another cool day here in the Poconos of Pa....Temps are only now reaching 70 and it is 1:36 pm.....Gee only 1 more day left in July and already we are having these cool temps wonder what the month of August will bring us?....So your temps are in the 90's but does it cool down in the evening?....Yes, these sweet hummingbirds are fast...But, the young ones are not as much afraid of the humans as the adults..Mom is outside checking her flowers on the porch rails and they come right to the flowers even though she is right there.....Well hope you are having a nice Wednesday...Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to both of you....Yor friend, Stormy :o)

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07/30/2014 10:46.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver
We should check our avatar to see if its missing. We usually use our ipad and it doesnt show avatars.
Anything below 90 degrees we consider nice! Heehee! Especially if the humidity is low......which is rare!
Hope you are having a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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07/30/2014 10:32.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy's
I see your avatar is missing like mine. Where did they go ???
There was a water main break near UCLA yesterday. A big flood and one million or more of water lost. What a waste for a state who's going through a major drought.
My mommy always makes the skin sibs do a chore or go outside when they start to argue. One time my mommy got real mad cause all of them were at each other. It was a nice day so my mommy locked them outside and told them if they leave the property she would beat them until they can't grow no more !!! Of course they believed her cause they were in their late teens so they stayed outside all day without leaving heehee. My mommy served them sandwiches,drinks and fruits from the window. When they got thirsty for water my mommy said use the hose !!! If they had to go poop my mommy told them find a bush and a leaf to wipe with. They stayed out in the yard all day until my daddy came home !!!
The Lakers got a new coach !!! Byron Scott. He played for the Lakers many years ago and retired into coaching.
He's an awesome coach with a lot of wins in the championship games. He also knows how to coach a team like the Lakers...
So there is a glimmer of hope for the Lakers.
You had temps in the 90's ??? That's hot !!! Today 100 degrees for us yuck !!!

Have a cool and comfy humpday
Love your buddy
Panther...

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07/30/2014 09:49.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Dad finally got the front yard mowed. Mom worked at the police station so dad came home and worked the rest of the afternoon in the yard. He got it all done and even had time for a shower before he picked up mom. Good thing he took that shower cuz he was real stinky.
About a week ago, when mom and dad were at Walmart, mom picked up a package of crispy tortillas. Yesterday, on the way home, dad stopped at Albertson's and picked up a can of refried beans and some salsa and guacamole. When he got home he put some frozen taquitos on a cookie sheet and used the gas side of the new grill to heat them up. Mom didn't know you could use the grill as an oven and not heat up the kitchen with the big oven. Then dad made tostadas with the crispy tortillas, the beans and other things. Mom made some homemade pico-de-gio and that's what they had for dinner. They busted up some of the crispy tortillas and they made great chips for the salsa.
Today mom is going to work at the police station again and dad is going to continue cleaning the carpets.
Today will be party cloudy and even hotter, with a high of 94 and a low of 69.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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07/30/2014 07:51.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning P&S from your pal, Jenny Lynn
Dad worked pretty hard yesterday getting ready for the lawn man, and he is in the process of making a whole new wooden play top for Limon's new cage! It will be complete with many perches, swings, food stations, and hanging toys, much like Christy's was! It is visiting VA Nurse day for dad, but no big deal we always hope! I am wishing you all a very happy hump day, and some of our fantastic weather! Have a great day dear BC friends, and give my love to all in your hump day home, see ya all tomorrow...

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07/30/2014 07:05.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
All in well in my world, and things just keep getting better each day. I'm learning to play with a new toy Mom got for me. I even like ringing the bell, and sometimes I do it t the point where she say, "ENOUGH ALREADY". If she didn't want me to make noise, why did she give it to me?

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07/30/2014 07:01.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hope you're having a good week!
Left you a vote. Enjoy your day!!


Your friend,
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07/30/2014 07:00.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Humpday !
It's like summer is on vacation and fall is trying to sneak in under the cover of night ! It's 57 now and only heading to 77 today - is this what they call the dog days of summer ?

Another day of love and play ahead :) I was a little cranky last night when dad wasn't home - I do expect both parronts to be here with me in the evenings ! ! You know the old adage - if mom says no, go ask dad ! ! ! har har har

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07/30/2014 03:52.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
I am a wealth of useless information, and as pops says a Book of empty pages, hee hee. RT

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07/30/2014 01:10.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
The chunk I removed (aka my chunk) was several inches and jagged. Mom put some wood stain on it. She tried to save some pieces but dad just said forget it. Mom would like new tables!
That would be wonderful to be able to trade some weather. Then we could all be happy.
What a day! This morning it was 57 degrees. We finally warmed up to 64 degrees ... yay, what a summer! Mom was gone all day and dad had to feed me dinner. It wasn't done the way it should have been. Dad needs better training ... hehehe.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/29/2014 10:00.31 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY PEARL N SILVER, WE HAVE BEEN WOKE UP THAT WAY MANY TIMES BEFORE TOO. WE WILL JUST GO BACK TO SLEEP TILL ITS TIME FOR US TO WAKE UP.

IT WAS A NICE DAY TO START BUT THEN IT GOT COOLER. IT TRIED TO RAIN BUT ONLY SPRINKLED.

I TOO HOPE FOR SOME GOOD LAB RESULTS. A WEEK IS A LONG TIME TO WAIT.

HAVE A HAPPY HUMPDAY TOMORROW

KACEY

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07/29/2014 08:58.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
I'm usually pretty quiet during the milonga do more reading then blogging it's hard to keep up with all the on goings.
At mom's work have to dial 9 first to call out but then just have to dial the number. Might just be California thing with having to dial the area code too no matter where you are calling.
I have heard stories too where people have got into trouble for what they said on Facebook.
Glad it's no to humid there the no humidity here will continue for at least another week. Have a good night.

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07/29/2014 08:32.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Yes mom likes doing crafts more in the winter. She got fleece on sale just for yesterday and should of gotten enough for one more since the grands like the neon colors best so will have to pick up for one more sometime but that will be not on sale so not as good. The covers are more like covers then quilts since there is no quilting in them.
Mom says tomorrow we are going to visit another vet. Now, I just had my nails and beak done at the other vet we visited so sure cant do that again. Mom said its like going to visit a friend and we will see if we like him or not and then decide if we need to keep looking or found one we like. I sure hope this one is a good one and I don’t need to visit any more. I like visiting friends a lot better I think LOL. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/29/2014 06:52.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
I think they were the ones made with three eggs as the one Mom had was really stuffed with all the veggies and the mushrooms and dad had a big one stuffed with all the meats!Mom couldn't finish everything and she didn't even touch the(home fries) potatoes or the toast,she brought all that home!
Mom used to make a lot of stir fries when the skin sibs were growing up and made sure they both had a balanced decent meal and it wasn't until they got older that they got really picky about what they ate!The hot dog omelet was skin sis's idea as Mom had wanted to make her a veggie omelet,Mom doesn't eat any of that stuff and when she grills she eats chicken burgers or turkey or chicken and grills up lots of veggies as she loves grilled veggies and grilled fruit.
Dixie will be joining you both in the pie eating contest,he did that last year also!Kallie is going for the face painting!
Today was a greyt day with highs of 77 and after Mom was done with her chores we got to go outside late in the afternoon while the sun was still out hot and joined Mom and dad on the deck for dinner.We will all be caged tomorrow as Mom has to go early to her zumba class and then on her errand runs with Nana and skin sis!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote for you too!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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07/29/2014 04:19.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Hey, is anybirdy else missing their avatar and the ones in their aviary? I got nothing! Very annoying!

Well! My mom made a deep dish blueberry pie this morning before she went to the gym. What's the problem, you ask? The morning is MY time! Yes, she did take me out for my sunbath before she made the pie, and yes she did sit in my room with me while it was baking. Just because it is too hot in the afternoons to turn on the oven, I had to give up at least 30 minutes of MY mommy time while she put that pie together. And I only like the crust. She could have just baked a crust for me in much less time than that!

At least after she got home from the gym (and showered), she spent the next hour with me. However I was still mad at her from this morning, so I just ignored her. She sat and read, and I played with my toys. To be honest I was glad she was in there, but I would never let her know. Even if she did fix one of my favorite toys and reattach the bell. I do love those bells.

Kiddo

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07/29/2014 02:47.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you are having a great day! It's very pretty here and there is a nice breeze. It's going to be in the high 80's but that breeze makes it nice!

I have had to use other birds pages to get around BC today. My page won't load! I suppose it's working out okay with me jumping from page to page! At least we all know each other and I can find most of my friends on other birds pages!

Mom brought home a rug cleaner today! She has been saving up for it and thought she would buy it on Senior Discount day next week but it is went clearance last night and the clearance is 50% off this week. With her discount and some gift cards she only paid 23.34 for a 120$ cleaner!! She is very happy to have one because of all the messes Mandy and Merlin make! I of course don't make any messes like that!hehehehehehe
Mom may be very happy but I have to tell you it looks very much like that evil vacuum so I am not thrilled in the least!! Mom says I will not be in the room where she is using it so I suppose it's okay.

I do hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Mom and I both hope Jade and her mom are doing great!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/29/2014 02:07.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Silver and Pearl
Hello to all my dear BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST. Today we will take a look in brief at a touchy subject that has people lined up on both sides of the debate. It involves the breeders verses conservationists. I am not sharing this to side with either group, but as a general interest topic. These are exerts from an interview with Tony Silva a world renowned expert on Aviculture.
Interviewer; In light of all the talk about breeders, verses the conservationist groups, how can we make our legislators, the animal rights radicals, and the conservation elitists, understand that what we as private aviculturists do, is valuable and should be encouraged, not strangled with laws and regulations which in the end, will result in extinction, not preservation, of exotic birds?

Tony Silva: "We need an active, strong avicultural industry. Breeders must be allowed to breed for the pet industry, unimpeded by regulations and laws that simply do not work for us or the birds. The birds we raise for the pet industry supports the work we do with endangered species. And we have to do this, because third world countries don't care about what happens to their birds, they simply don't care. We have to look at individual species like the Spix. If it weren't for private aviculture, there would be no Spix Macaws. And the Brazilian government recognizes this! They say, 'Look, we don't care if we ever reintroduce Spix Macaws. We're just happy that authorities say we'll still have the species around, even if it's not in the jungle. '
Interviewer; Has the establishment of the CITES treaty curbed the explotation of wild Parrots

Tony Silva: I never would have thought imports would stop, because to these countries, birds are a renewable resource. In Southern Argentina a number of years ago, they were packaging up Patagonian Conures in cans and selling them to the Japanese as delicacies because nobody wanted to buy them as pets or to breed.

Look at the Tucuman Amazon. It is so rare they are difficult to locate in their habitat or aviculture. Officials in their range gave permits to shoot them because they were raiding the cornfields . Then there's the Scarlet Macaw in Surinam. It is on CITES Appendix I, but it is perfectly legal to bag up to 3 a day. The natives use them for food. Trade in birds' countries of origin will go on because these people have to survive. There is such a lack of education -- and you're going to tell them not to shoot this or that bird, or to protect this tree! And people won't believe this unless they see it. It's like the Hyacinth Macaw study. The researchers have a few lunches with bird trappers and gives their opinions as first-hand knowledge. But it's not accurate. Without captive breeding many species of Parrots the world over will cease to be in the next ten years. We need breeders to guarantee there will be any Parrots left in the end.
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