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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!

Our BC milestones:
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 & Silver
I did find the Preakness on the net but, it was a bad video. The horses just have to deal with the mud. That is why some of the best horses don't do well in mud. They don't like mud (or dirt) in their face. Have you seen after a messy race, they usually show the winner getting his face washed. At the track, you can watch them all get a face wash.
Are you any where near that nasty oil spill?
Looks like it will slowly warm up on Saturday to 60. But, we'll have rain from Sunday thru Thursday with t-storms on Monday. I hope tonight is the last frost night. I need some patio time soon!
Hugs
Chyna

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05/22/2015 09:12.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you had a great day too! It got cloudy and cooler here today so I don't think anyone is missing the pool. They painted it today and then put the lights and the filter covers back on. It is now ready for water when it dries.
Mom has to drive Jennifer down to her dads house tomorrow. The doctors have been checking him ever since he has the heart attack and found he has a leaky heart valve. He is going to have to have surgery to fix it and Jennifer is worried. Mom thinks it will be okay since they do so many of those kinds of surgeries. They haven't scheduled it yet but we keep him in our prayers everyday.
Mom went over to Costco today and it was very crowded. They had all the registers open so it really didn't take long to get out of there. She brought back some lovely blueberry muffins and Mandy, Merlin and I shared one! Yes, the cat likes blueberry muffins!
Mom has to take Ian to work before she takes Jennifer tomorrow. He is working the whole weekend but he is glad about it. He likes having the hours!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:31.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
This morning was a dark gloomy wet morning to start and then the sun came out nicely,our highs for the day were 66 the lows of 44,right now its 64 and quite windy!Mom got all the trash collected and in her car and then put Dixie's harness on and got him in the car seat and they took off to Nana's.When they got there Mom got Dixie settled in his cage in the sun room and then she got all of Nana's things for the dump in her car along with hers and they went to the dump and from there Mom went to the bank,then they went to pick up skin sis in Falmouth at her apartment,then Mom drove back to Mashpee to CVS so Nana could get some things she needed and then they went to Subway to have lunch and from there they went to get Nana's inspection sticker for her car then they went to the post Office for skin sis and as usual couldn't find a place to park so Mom had to park in a handicap spot and ran in and was out in a second then they went back to Nana's house and had some tea and strawberry shortcake.By that time it was getting late and Mom had to take skin sis back home and get gas in her car.So everyone got into Mom's car and she pumped gas for $2.67 a gallon but she got her gas rewards points and got the gas for $2.57 a gallon.She filled her tank for $20.00. When Mom and Nana got back from dropping skin sis off at her apartment she collected Dixie and left to go home,the traffic was so bad and it was bumper to bumper like it was the other day and no one was going anywhere fast.I think the whole world is here for this weekend!It took Mom 45 minutes to get home as the traffic was still so bad.When Mom got home she cleaned our cages and fed us our snacks as Dad had just got home himself.Then she got dinner for dad and put everything away that she brought home with her.Mom is hoping to stay home for the rest of the weekend and not have to go out again!
Oh you can say that again,Mom and Nana will know which Macy's to go to now.
Those beak battles sure can be so scary as Mom is always on the lookout ever since Dixie's beak got broken by our Lory fister.Poor Dixie is still paying the price for that years later.Please be careful you two as I really care about you and know what a broken beak entails!
Oh the PB Cheerio's are so good,we don't like the original ones at all,we do like the apple and cinnamon ones also.Now that Bran stick cereal really sounds good to me!Mom should try that out for us too!
Mom is so happy that we haven't had any ant invasions anymore,and my dad is constantly out there spraying all the ant hills he sees.
I so agree with you that boring days are the best.I think Mom could use more of them right now!hehehehe!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tightly savoring their friendship that is so special and cherished!
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

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

05/22/2015 07:53.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Usually teachers will do after school sports so end up wearing two hats you might say LOL. The trees look pretty ugly all bare in the winter so its nice when the first snow fall comes and makes them pretty again.
The good thing is mom got to meet up with her sister finally today. Yep this is the first time they were able to get together since moms sister got back about 2 weeks ago for the summer from Arizona. Looks like this might be the last summer they will be here for the whole summer so that is the sad part if they don’t get to see each other every summer like they have the last 15 years. The sad part was mom was gone for the day and dad was in and out but you know how dads are…sure not like moms so I was very happy when mom got back home. Now we are trying to get the blogs done. “Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.“ Goodbye from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/22/2015 07:21.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
At least we are figuring out the quirks with these problems on here.Know to vote after leaving a blog instead of first.Really hope the problems get fixed eventually.
Got warmer here and had sun so I got to sit in the window for a little while today.Looks like tomorrow will be okay before rain moves in for Sunday and monday.My mom has to work all weekend and Monday so doesn't mind if it rainy.Have a good afternoon

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05/22/2015 03:33.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
I lost Mom to the gym as usual this morning, but she did come home promptly and sit with me even before her shower. Of course, that was because the heater in my room is on the same circuit as the bathroom....she needed to make sure I was warm enough that she could turn mine off first. (Can't run both heaters at the same time without blowing the circuit.) She claims it was because she couldn't wait to see me, but I am not buying it.

I did not get a sunbath today, since once again the temps are in the mid 60s. However this is a three day weekend, which although it means I have to put up with Dad being here for an extra day I do have to admit he is handy for opening the screen door when we come in from a sunbath, and it is supposed to warm up tomorrow or Sunday at the latest. So I guess I will let him stick around.

Kiddo

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05/22/2015 02:51.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy's
I'm making this short so I know you will get this blog...I'll be back on BC Monday. MY mommy's babysitting this weekend.
GO WARRIORS !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

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05/22/2015 11:28.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
We were hoping to see the washcloth, will mom post it?
Mom has a booboo on her leg that she didn't even know happened. Yesterday when she left the museum, the car door slammed into her shin (because she's clumsy sometimes) and it hurt, but mom didn't think anything of it. Last night when she was getting ready for bed, she saw that she had bled on her khaki pants! There was a huge wound on her leg as well. It doesn't hurt, but it will take awhile to heal.
Today mom worked in the avian nursery, and she had the 20 minute timer as well. Every 20 minutes she had to feed the smallest babies in the incubator, and of course, clean their nests and paper underneath, too, because what's going in one end seems to push out what's at the other end. She managed, between 20 and 45 minute feedings, to clean only 6 other cages. The avian nursery is pretty full right now, with robins, sparrows, starlings, mourning doves, pigeons, a cedar waxwing, a woodpecker, a little screech owl, crows, etc. The 6b ducklings in one of the cages got a fake mom today. Mom found the decoys they use for moms, and popped one in there on the heating pad. The babies will gather round it for comfort once it heats up a little.
After the center, she went shopping for fruits and veggies for us. Now she's home, and after doing our blogs, will plant the strawberry, gooseberry, and peppers that our neighbor left for us. We are under a frost advisory for tonight, so mom will have to look for some sheets for the tender stuff she is planting today. Everything else should be okay.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/22/2015 11:18.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
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?

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05/22/2015 09:37.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Pellets
It's Blue and Jewel again.
The jury's still out regarding the new pellets. Izzy likes them, though.

Come visit me, ALEX, POPEYE, SAWYER, BLUE & JEWEL, GINGER & CALICO.

05/22/2015 07:38.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
Just a short note today.
Mom and dad went to the police awards dinner last night. The food was great and it was great to see all the officers and staff be rewarded for their efforts. Once everything is tallied up dad will receive an email with the results.
Today mom and dad will be making Deviled eggs for Saturday's BBQ at mom's brother's house. Did you know that Costco sells cooked and pealed eggs? What a time saver.
Today there will be a slight chance of rain, with a high of 68 and a low of 56. Dad secured Sky and Rio's box with bungee cords.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel

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05/22/2015 07:34.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
Yes, it probably will take that long, depending on how many birdies vote. I see you got your prize pics done. She always does a beautiful job!

Have a good weekend!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/22/2015 06:51.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
I didn't know you guys were such sharpshooters! I think the 'Tiels are gonna be the winners in the shooting competition--and why not, 'Tiels Rock!

Love,

Angel from the KB

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05/22/2015 06:39.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning Pearl & Silver, from Jennifer
I love the cookout idea with family and friends, dad has been invited to several different friends homes, but he told them all he has already made plans to spend the day with the things he loves most, namely us birds! I don't think he will be visiting our family grave sites this year, but not for lack of want to, rather for a lack of strength! TGIF dear friends, let's all make this weekend count, let's fill it with happiness and love, and spread it around, our world needs more of both! Give our love to all in your happy home, CYA tomorrow...

Much love on Friday, Jenny & my Dallas flock

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05/22/2015 05:25.14 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 03:49.11 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF guys !
It's an especially sweet one since mom has three days off ! Hooray for Monday ! Behind every bright sunny day is a little dark rain cloud though - that little dark rain cloud is called grooming :( Yeppers, my awesome claws will be trimmed this afternoon . . . sigh

Oh and the folks will be heading out to the flea market early tomorrow - but the rest of the weekend should be good - cookout with the g'parronts on Sunday (corn perhaps ?) and parade on Monday . . .

Then the countdown to mom's vacation begins !

Thanks for trying your wing at the Name That Tune songs this week - page 231616 !

Have a great day :) love Cookie

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05/22/2015 02:39.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Q: why did the bee get married
A: because he found his honey hahahahaha gasp hahahahaha

well its 44 degrees right now and feels more like snow weather. no wonder they tell you not to plant until after memorial day.

mom has to take apart the outside grill and clean out the pipes because they say if you leave them outside the pipes get clogged with spider webs and can cause an explosion

love Boo Boo the Bee

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05/21/2015 10:49.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you had a great day. Mine was pretty good. Mom was busy with chores and spent some time looking for recipes for veggies. She found some really great ones so it as time well spent.
The pool is still empty. The lights from the bottom are sitting along side it. They plastered it so I think now they have to smooth it out again and then paint it blue again. It was warm here today so I think everyone is anxious for that pool to be open!
I hope your evening is just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/21/2015 10:09.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Yes, start watching the goggles during the post parade. Some will pull one down and some wait until the gate. Then check after the race. It depends how messy the track is and if they come from the back of the pack and have dirt in their face.
Unfortunately, you get used to being snowed in :(

We had another cold damp day. The cherry farmers are worried about the trees as we have frost again tonight. It needs to warm up for the cherries and me!
Hugs
Chyna

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05/21/2015 08:36.07 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 FOR MAY BOTM
HEY PEARL N SILVER. I HAD A GREAT HATCHDAY. I GOT TO EAT APPLE PIE AGAIN TODAY AND BOY IS IT SO YUMMY.

WE DIDN'T GET AS WARM AS THEY SAID IT WOULD BE. THE SUN DID COME OUT ABOUT 11AM BUT THERE WAS A GOOD BREEZE SO I THINK IT ONLY GOT TO MAYBE 65. STILL NEEDED A LIGHT JACKET OUTSIDE.

KACEY

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05/21/2015 08:22.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
All the trees lose their leaves here before winter so can see anything that made a nest in them during the summer. Always nice with the first snow fall to make it look so nice and bright again since the bare trees look a bit drab then.
The principal and history teacher were the worse of the players but they still won the game LOL
Well its still cold here so I didn’t get out to enjoy a sunbath. It was very cloudy too and even had rain this morning and later towards evening too. Mom hung just the sheets outside and did get them dry but everything else went in the dryer. I got up on the windowsill and yelled at the wild birds a bit today but they are so busy getting food they didn’t pay any attention anyway. “Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.“ Goodbye from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/21/2015 06:26.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
I would have thought the BC problems would have been fixed by now too.Now with the holiday weekend coming up I hope the problems don't get worse. I think I remember BC being down last memorial day weekend.
It was sunny today and did get warmer tomorrow will be nicer and good thing it's my mom's day off.Maybe I can get some window time in when she's done with her errands. Have a good night.

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05/21/2015 06:14.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom just loves coming to your page, and it is all about that 2nd pic in your gallery. And this from a woman who doesn't really like children!

Thanks to all my birdy buddies who have shared their flower pics. My mom is enjoying them vicariously. She thought about hanging baskets, but Dad said the most we will plant this year is a few Basil plants in the flower plot out front. That's gonna look funny, but it is just dirt now. Sure hope El Nino comes to visit next winter, because this drought is killing us!

Too cold (67 degrees) for a sunbath today, but no gym so lots of Mom time. However she did go for her arthritis massage, and she and Mattea had the nerve to chat for 15 minutes afterwards. And what did they talk about? Relationships! And I do not need to hear that my mom was saying lovey dovey things about Dad. Yuck!

Dad is good for one thing though. He took that rice and spinach for his lunch today! That means Mom won't be trying to trick me and feed it to me. And it is good for him being low protein and all.

However there was a nice surprise (not so nice for my mom) last night. The worst zumba sub ever was filling in for Jolene, so Mom came home right after getting done training with Becky. I got her a whole hour earlier than usual! Yahoo!

Kiddo

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05/21/2015 02:49.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
That's just what happened to Mom and Nana yesterday,Mom parked close to the store as she could get and then when they finally got in there they found that the Woman's apparel etc was way down towards the middle of the Mall somewhere!Nana's legs couldn't take it and they turned around and left.Why did they do things like that and separate the whole store into two!It makes it hard when you want to get things from both without having to check out of one and check into another!
Mom was so happy that they finally delivered Nana's mail in the city box that my dad attached to the side of her garage so she can just come out the garage and get it without chancing the drivers speeding down her road.
Oh you poor things are moulting big time!Does Mom know what that's like,she had my feather dust and Mario's when we were moulting together all over our room and our frothers and fisters cages were all covered in white feather dust from us,Mom was constantly vacuuming to get the dust off the backs of the cages especially for Dixie who has sinus problems!I sure do hope that you both stay being nice to each other,those beak battles can get pretty dangerous.Oh don't you just love cereal!Mom gives us peanut butter Cheerio's which is our favorite right now.She bought a box just for us,but now we're not allowed to eat it only in our birdhouses or on the playgyms because of the stupid ants.Since dad has been spraying outside and keeping up with the ant hills Mom hasn't had anymore ants in our house and also because she's not allowing any of us to eat anything cereal or otherwise in the tv room anymore because of the ant problem so Dixie and Candida have only to share with dad's popcorn he makes for them and him to eat there.
This morning is a bright sunny day but cold,our highs for the day will be 62,the lows being 49 and its 61 right now. Mom tried opening the windows but it was cold air that came in so she closed them and she's running our two heat boxes just to keep the chill out of the house.Mom is home with us today and she got us all up,cleaned our cages and fed us our warm bean mix.Then she's going to work on getting some of the chores done,collect the trash and recyclables for the dump tomorrow and maybe if she is in the mood will start cleaning out the tv room closet.What a mess that will be as there's so much stuff in there.The sun is starting to fade out now and its not getting any warmer so I don't think that we'll be going outside any time soon.Other than Mom working around the house its going to be another boring day here which is fine with us,at least Mom will be home with us all day!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight of a long,long time basking in their shared friendship!
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

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05/21/2015 11:04.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver!
Hi friend! How are you? I am doing very well. Right now I'm hanging out on mommy's computer while she is helping me and my other flock members say hi to you guys! I'll probably stay here to help her do her school when she is done here. (: I overheard mom saying that she is going to deep clean and rearrange our cages today or tomorrow... I like when she cleans my cage, but I don't like when she moves my toys around! I'll keep them right where they are, thank you! Mom has been teaching herself to do watercolor paintings, so far she has done one of Me and one of Weasley. I think she is really good with the watercolors, I'll have her upload them to my gallery for you guys! (: Hugs, Peatree

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05/21/2015 11:03.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
It's really cold again today, high of 56, but we don't think it's anywhere near there yet. Mom took lots of flower pics, so will post them on all 3 pages. There are 19 or so new pics. It's a good thing she took the azalea pics yesterday, because it rained overnight and with the cool weather and rain, many of the flowers have dropped off the bushes already.
Today mom had 2 tours, both from the same school district, and both in Dinosaurs. The kids were 4th graders, which is the grade mom likes best. So her time at the museum was lots of fun this morning. Later we will get our cages cleaned, and mom will go to dinner with Aunt Renee. Aunt Renee is leaving next week to go to Texas and celebrate her namesake's 90th birthday. Mom will have a card ready for her to take to Aunt Lorene when she goes.
Not much new, enjoy the flowers! Hope you are having a good day with sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/21/2015 11:02.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver!
Jester here! I hope you are doing well, I am doing pretty good myself! It is very warm here, so I have been going outside for some sunshine! I love going outside. (: Mom and her family are traveling to Pennsylvania next week, which I am not too excited about. But mom is excited, so I guess I am happy for her. They still don't know what they are doing there (Procrastination much?), but they have narrowed down to a few things. I am very excited that is is almost time for me to run for Bird of the Month! I can't wait! Mom is still trying to come up with an awesome campaign, but I know she will find an awesome one for me! (: Hugs, Jester Bean

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05/21/2015 10:25.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Silver and Pearl
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.

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05/21/2015 08:44.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
We hardly saw mom and dad at all yesterday. Mom had an early appointment to get her feathers done at the beauty saloon. Dad dropped her off at 9am and then he went shopping for pellets for us. He picked up mom around 11am and continued their pellet search until around 12:30pm when they went to the movies and saw The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was a cute movie. Mom and dad like most anything with Judy Dench in it.
They finally got home, with some pellet samples, at 4:30pm. We thought they'd stay home but NOOOOO! They went to a special Olympics fundraising dinner at Red Robin. Mom and dad don't know if they won anything or not. They'll find out later. Finally, they came home around 7:30pm and checked on all of us. That's when dad discovered that Rio figured out how to push the top of the nest box open and get out. Dad caught him and put him back in his and Sky's cage. Rio was not a happy camper. Anyway, dad tucked us all in and said goodnight to all of us, covered us up and he and mom watched TV. Well, mom watched TV. Dad fell asleep.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 68 and a low of 55. Someone put the rain back in the forecast but dad says it won't rain. We'll see. Tonight mom and dad are going to a police awards dinner so they won't be home for dinner AGAIN!
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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05/21/2015 07:35.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
I didn't know that about the team because I have not been following their games. Thanks so much for the info!

Yes, we are a loooong way from the 10K, but if we all just keep on voting each day, we will get a lot more votes before you know it. That's why we need as many birdies as we can to vote each day. Maybe you can spread the word. I know you have been voting silently each day and it is appreciated. Thanks so much for your support.

Have a good day!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/21/2015 07:14.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
We remember the first time BC messed up. We thought it was our computer too. We had Uncle Chucks email address so we wrote to him. He told us it was BC a and not to worry, it would come back. With all of the BC a problems we also are still happy it's still running. It was supposed to be gone long ago!
Wow! Your mom finished the cloth already? My mom is happily knitting skin sis' adult baby blanket. It's looking nice. She might knit one for herself too. Maybe Christmas gifts for the other sibs!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/21/2015 06:45.09 AM Report This Comment  
  We are loving ya P&S, from Jenny & Flock
Today is, as many of you already know, 'Red Nose Day', a universal day to give generously to all the hungry children of the world! Dig deep dear BC friends, we have never heard of anybody's ship sinking by donating 5 or 10 dollars, but the good it does for our less fortunate fellow human beings is remarkable, and it will make your heart feel good, it does ours!! Love to all in your happy Thursday home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & my loving flock---WE CARE

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05/21/2015 05:21.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Yikes it was in the 40s this morning brrrr. However, it does look like we might have some clear skies for a little while until the next storm rolls through. The aviary has a hard stall matt as the floor so there really isn't an issue there but the ground does have to dry up enough that they can finish leveling up the floor a bit under those matts! Once we have a roof and warmer temps I don't think we would mind the rain so much .... but wont know until we experience it lol. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Rudy

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05/21/2015 05:00.44 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 03:40.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey fellows
We got cold ! There's a frost warning here ! All the windows were closed and warm blankets put back on the beds after mom and dad came home from their walk last night ! brrrrrrr . . .

Then I was playing on mom and she said something about "pedicure" - I hope she meant herself and not me - cause the sentence included the word "tomorrow" YIKES !

First flea market of the season this weekend ! Mom can't wait ! She actually saw the episode on HGTV that was filmed at Stormville - but didn't see herself and dad . . .

Have a good day ! love Cookie

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05/21/2015 03:24.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
I got my page to load and got to see my notes...yeah! It is annoying...do you have the same problem?

Today was grocery day and it was a beautiful one. The parronts had lunch out in the sunroom today, they enjoyed sitting out there enjoying the peace and quiet and looking at the garden...well, as quiet as it can be with all of us parrots...lol

It got pretty warm here today, up to around 84, maybe summer is already here...would prefer more of the nice cooler spring weather before we get the hot weather...

Mom is trying to get a video of Scoober doing the Call to Post but so far no luck...Napoleon was in the other room doing it...hehe. Mom tried to shame me into it by saying that I was letting a grey outdo me...it didn't work...lol Mom is persistent so I am sure she will find a way...

One of the main things the parronts did before they bought our house was to make sure there was enough room in the house for us to live.

The parronts are having a company coming over tomorrow to have all of the outside windows washed for $79, think that is a pretty good price also if they are happy with their work then they can have them do all of the inside ones done for $49 more. The windows need to be cleaned and they will wash all the screens too. The sunroom is also included and there are a lot of windows and screens to do there...

Are you going to enter the Milonga picture contest?


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

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05/20/2015 10:13.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
That is a very fast move to pull new goggles down ... good luck trying to catch it. Check them after the race and you can see them around their necks (if it's a muddy or dirt flying day).
It has happened that we were without power for many days in the middle of winter during a bad storm. Trees were across the road so we couldn't get out and no snow plows could get to us. Glad dad got us a generator.
Looks like another night with a freeze warning until 9am. It should be in the mid 50's with some sun tomorrow. Maybe I'll get to sit in the window to get some sun. I got a new toy today ... it was a good chew.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/20/2015 10:12.13 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 FOR MAY BOTM
THANK YOU FOR TEH GREAT HATCHDAY WISHES PEARL N SILVER. I HAD A GREAT DAY. ALSO GREAT TO SEE YOU AT THE PIE SHOP TODAY TO HELP IN THE BIG SURPRISE HATCHDAY PARTY EVERYONE GAVE ME. WAS A LOT OF FUN.

WE ONLY GOT UP TO 48 DEGREES HERE TODAY. IT WAS SO COLD IN THE CONDO THAT G-PA HAD TO TURN THE HEAT BACK ON.

HOPE YOU GUYS ARE WARMER.

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

05/20/2015 09:34.10 PM Report This Comment  
  at there's an upgrade you can buy for the system that you're using and he never bought the upgrade for his TomTom.He now only uses his IPhone or whatever you call it!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight for a very long time.Soon they are swaying and humming in happiness.
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

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05/20/2015 08:48.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
This morning was a bright sunny morning with the highs for the day being 66 and the lows 46,its 61 right now.Mom got us all up and fed and cleaned our cages and swept our room and then she got Dixie's harness on and set him in the car seat and took off to Nana's house.When she got there,she set Dixie up in his cage in the sun room there and she first had to clean out his nares which were blocked with a toothpick and Qtip,she finally got his nares cleared so he could breathe better again then she and Nana took off to Hyannis.Nana had wanted to go to Macy's to get something with her gift card there and Mom parked close as she could to the door and as they walked inside it was the wrong part of Macy's that they had wanted,they have the Womans part of Macy's further down the Mall and Nana had tried to start walking and her legs were starting to hurt so she and Mom turned around and went back out,Nana said she'd go another day.They then went to Shaw's/Star Market so Nana could pay her EverSource bill and they got a lot of buys there as well,Mom got some hamburgers for the grill for the weekend and a few other items that my dad had needed and a frozen pizza that was on sale for Saturday night.Then from there they went back to Mashpee and to Stop&Shop grocery store to get a few more items that were on sale.Then as it was getting late they stopped for lunch at Asia one of their favorite Chinese restaurants and Mom got Hunan chicken while Nana got Mango chicken.They checked out CVS but didn't find anything they had wanted so they left and went back to Nana's house.Mom unloaded the car and brought all of Nana's things inside for her and went across the street to get her mail.She actually got mail in her new mailbox that's right outside her garage door that my dad put up for her last weekend.The traffic was horrendous and when Mom and Dixie were coming home it was bumper to bumper and crawling.It seems like everyone is back up here again now.
When Mom came home she had to unpack everything and find room in the freezer and then get dad his dinner and our cages cleaned for the night,dad had already given every birdie their snack.Mom finally finished the dishes so she could come and get our blogs done for us!
Mom agrees with you and doesn't want to confront the neighbors at all til this whole thing is over with and she's just waiting to hear from the insur.people as to when they will be out here to check on the site where everything happened,and she's still waiting for the accident report to come in the mail so she can fill it out and send that in.Both Mom and all of us so appreciate you keeping your wings crossed that the insurance company will see it how it really happened like Mom said it did!
Those chocolate zucchini cupcakes are such a greyt idea and you're right you would never know that they had zucchini in them.
Those GPS systems should come with info on how that in some instances they aren't as accurate as you would think.Skin bro told Mom th

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05/20/2015 08:47.15 PM Report This Comment  
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