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My cosins got her & another budgie a few years ago. From what I know they were not very nice to them. Athena's friend died a year after they got them. So she was alone for about 2 years. She got very mean. Finally I offered to take her in. When I got her she was the meanest lil thing ever. They gave me the bird and the lil that she had. A small cage with the orginal perches and one toy. Very sad. So toke her home and worked with her for months.. Awards
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Hi! My name is RIP - Athena

I am a Budgerigar from South Lyon, MI.

Harpy, she looks like one when she leans over & hisses(her famous pose)

9 years old   F


anything as long as you aren't holding it

White perch from her old cage


She gave me a secound chance

She can only stand Elvis, any bird or human she pecks at.


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  Rest in Peace
I'm so sorry for your loss. Its always a sad day when our little buddies have to leave us. I wish you and Elvis some comfort after your loss. Let me know if there is something I can do.


Come visit me, Suki.

03/14/2011 04:39.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Rest In Peace
She died the 10th of March, 2011... I can only hope she did not die in pain... I think Elvis toke her death harder then I, her birdie mom, did...

Come visit me, Harold, Elvis, Diana & RIP - Athena.

03/13/2011 07:54.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Hey, How are you? Hope you are doing well. I have been great. Right now I'm helping my girl type this message. She says I'm just making it harder because I'm sitting on most of the keys she needs to use, but I know she secretly doesn't mind. I just love her laptop. It is one great toy! Fly by sometime.


Come visit me, Suki.

02/24/2011 06:41.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for stopping by
Thanks for stopping by the other day. I'm glad to hear that you are getting more used to people. Best of luck with everything and make sure to update me on how the training is going, would love to know how it works for you and your owner.

Come visit me, Suki.

02/02/2011 06:14.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Athena,
Welcome to Bird Channel! That is a beautiful photo. Left a vote.

Come visit me, Belle -NOW IN THE JULY ISSUE OF BIRD TALK!.

01/31/2011 06:42.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Hey, so sorry to hear about your first home, but I'm glad you have finally found a good home. Definitely giving you a vote because you are so pretty and remind my girl of her first budgie when she was a child. I do have a suggestion that your owner could try. See, I used to be awful afraid of things (including my girl) so she checked around for ways to help me become a happier and more interactive bird. She found a wonderful book on clicker training for birds that has helped me come out of my shell. Even though the primary reason for the book is to teach us birds tricks, it also claims to help fearful, older, scared, and/or depressed birds become happy and relaxed. A bird does not have to be "tame" (use to or like human contact) for the techniques to work. The book goes over all of that and ways to make the technique work for birds who cannot be handled. My girl has used the methods from the book on me and they have worked so far. So if you would like to look into it the book she has is called Getting Started Clicker Training for Birds by Melinda Johnson. It is highly informative and rather inexpensive (Amazon is where my girl found it for about $12). My girl wishes you the best and says if you ever have any tips to share with her, she would be delighted to hear them. Just stop by my page.

Come visit me, Suki.

01/30/2011 06:15.17 PM Report This Comment  
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