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Remembering and missing his sweet buddy Gizmo.
Remembering his sweet Angel Sally

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My Hatch Day is October 10, 2001
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Hi! My name is Raffi and Pumbaa say Have Great Summer!

I am an African Grey from West End, NC.

Raffi, RaffiCakes, Nubby, The Governor, RaffiBrat, Grumpybutt, Sir Poop-A-Lot

12 years old   M

African Grey

apples, cherries, popcorn, nuts, peanut butter crackers' pasta, PEANUT BUTTER TOAST!!!!!

The top of his cage and in mom's lap

Hates taking a bath unless it is in his water dish

The way mom & dad make me a very special part of their lives!

Does not like towels or rulers.

Step up only when the time is right...
Any other time deserves a bite! Heeeheee!
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  YOU HAVE A PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CAKE FROM
lil bros Tweety and Jedi and sis Snowflake.

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Love,
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07/22/2014 07:56.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
You have not signed up yet for the pig races, but I put you and Pumbaa in anyway. I know he would not be willing to carry any other rider, and I am sure you just missed signing up because of your dad's illness. If you do NOT want to ride in the County Fair pig races on August 20th, please let me know right away.
And please give your dad a beaky kiss from me.
Kiddo

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07/22/2014 03:12.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi, and Pumbaa
Hello my dear friends. Thank you all for the lovely words of encouragement and your faithful daily votes. i hope you are enjoying viewing a few very rare and uncommon Parrots and birds. All the birds I have discussed are species that are kept in captivity. Some we will not see, or won't see available for a long time due to their rarity.
Today we will stop by to visit some very common friends, in some very interesting and striking colors. Momma Deb has raised many Green Cheeked Conures in her lifetime but none like those we will see today. Many are only available to breeders at this time due to their difficulty in reproducing their colors. I hope you will enjoy what you see.
Momma Deb and I tried to locate the current price of many of these beauties and have listed them here, just for your information sake--

American Dilutes--$2000.00 US a pair and up
American Dilutes yellow-sided---$ 3800 to 6000Us a pair
Red-Faced Yellow-sided----$2500 to 7000.US a pair
Sun Cheek -------$ 4500 to 8500US a pair
Moon Cheeks---$7000Us and up for good stock
Mint-----$5000 to 10,000US a pair
Turquoise---$500 US a pair and up
Cinnamon Turquoise---$750 US and up a pair
Recessive Pied-----$4000 to 8000US a pair and up
Red-Factored Pineapples--$300US and up per pair
Dilute Moon Cheeks---$7000US and up per pair

There are by far not all the new and shocking color mutations available but will give you a good idea of what has been hatching in Green Cheeked Conure nest boxes lately.

Habitat:
Seen in dense, low forests and woodlands. Also in moist, mossy cloud forest on E Andes where seen up to 2900m (9512 ft).

Threat Summary:
Probably declining in E Bolivia because of rapid forest clearance. They are found on CITES
Appendix II. There are flocks living in both Florida and California which can be seen in company of the wild Amazon Parrots.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/22/2014 02:26.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
I hope dad is continuing to improve! It's good that they sent him home, though. Mom says hospitals are hotbeds of infection! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/22/2014 06:57.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi:)
Hobes ya hads a greyt weekend:)

Mom and dad went to dis "bring-back-da-old- memories Rock show Saturday. Was bery loud she said and dey wore earplugs at times. But sum bands was pretty good. We like melodiodic Rock:) Yeah, I like it too;)

Mom also rescued a hedgehog yesterday. Some idiot had run into it and left it on da street bleeding from da nose as she could see, and hurting and in chock when she drove up and saw him:´( Mom looked it ober and den called da animal rescuers. Dey came and took it in for exam and now we hear he was a lucky wittle guy and will be fine, and let out back into da wild again. We just hobe he/she didn´t haf kids at home so dey will now starve:´(

Yep, I haf been keebing mom and da vacuum monster busy wif me new wooden toys and plastic beads I clip into pieces:) If you love that just come on ober ta share dem wif me:))))I´ll share me tomatoes too mom has growing on da Patio too when dey come:)) Dey are budding up now:))

Mom was suppose ta gif me sum Patio time Sunday, but check dis out, dad had left his cigarettes and lighter in his jeans shorts and mom is used to hafing him remove everything so she neber looked eidder, so when momma started ta make da laundry Sunday, she was lucky to notice dat right after da washer started. Sum damage was made doe so instead of resting between laundries and me on da Patio she had ta deal wif more mess den she had planned on *sigh*. She was mad as **ll doe. Dad said he was sorry. I believe him but mom was mad anyways as she had planned on a slow day:) Awell, life is life and it goes on right:)

So you haf a greyt day my friend and a V4U 2, ((((wingies)))) and MUCH love for you!

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07/21/2014 03:40.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi, and Pumbaa
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here to start this week with one of the worlds most well known Parrots. Today we stop to visit the Senegal Parrots and their mutations. I wish to thank you all for your greyt support and daily votes in my quest to earn the Title of Bird of the Month for August.
Over the last 30 years as many as 3 million wild Senegal parrots have been removed from the wild – 811,408 CITES Export permits have been issued since 1975. Unregulated trade in African parrots peaked in the 1980s and ’90s, and still exists today. This lucrative black market industry is fueled by profiteering middlemen who exploit wild bird populations. In 2005, the Senegal parrot was the most traded bird on the CITES Appendix II, with an average of over 45,000 individuals being removed from the wild each year. Today, African parrots remain among the most traded species on earth.
The Poicephalus parrots, including Senegals, Red-bellied and Myers etc are among the hardiest parrots on earth being able to survive in the harsh, African subtropics. All of their ranges are under serious pressure from the booming charcoal industry, out-of-control commercial logging , burning by local people for pastures and agriculture, as well as climate change. Deforestation rates on the continent are now twice that of the rest of the world. Africa has lost one half of its old-growth forests and forest restoration has become absolutely essential to save endemic forest bird species.
Long-lived forest specialists like Senegal parrots and rose-ringed parakeets are particularly sensitive to forest degradation. The added pressure of the wild-caught bird trade is often catastrophic, resulting in local extinctions in many Africa countries. Meyer’s parrots have all but disappeared from South Africa, African grey parrots are no longer seen in Kenya or Tanzania, Ruppell’s parrot and the brown-headed parrot have disappeared from much of their ranges in Namibia and Mozambique respectively, and the Cape parrot is only found in small forest refuges in the high mountains. Anyone who has traveled by road in Africa will tell you that every time you are in or near a forest you will start seeing parrots in cages or with their feet tied up on the roadside. Africa is exporting its parrots, its wildlife, its birdlife, its natural heritage,at alarming rates.
The Senegal Parrot is now extinct in many of it's ranges. The only way to stop this trade in wild-caught Parrots is to refuse to purchase birds that are not born in captivity.
Many devoted Senegal breeders have been working with a few unique mutations that have appeared in nestboxes starting in the early 1990's. These rare and beautiful mutations are still expensive and normally available only to other breeders, they include the yellow, pied, opaline, dilute and cinnamon. Regardless of color Senegal Parrots will remain one of the most common family pet birds kept the world over.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/21/2014 03:16.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey bro
I'm here to check on your family and Papa Jim. I hope he's doing good.
Let's go to the stadium for basketball camp...I got our new energy drinks !!! Let's put them in our back packs and go !!!

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther...

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07/21/2014 02:16.23 PM Report This Comment  
  PAPA JIM, YOU HAVE FLOWERS FROM
Panther, mommy Staci and your family clan.

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07/21/2014 12:11.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
So glad your dad was able to come home so quickly and hope he makes a speedy and uncomplicated recovery. Must've been awfully scary for the entire flock and family when he fell ill.

Hope to see you back on BC soon, wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

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07/21/2014 05:01.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Been off bird channel for a few days because moms been having sever pain running down her left leg due to her back problems.moms wearing her back brace and its taking pressure off her leg so her leg doesn't hurt as much. mom looks like a dork with the back brace on.we thought this was interesting and want to share it with you.

Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. In fact, scientists estimate there are more than 150,000 moth species worldwide! Move over butterflies, moths come in bright colors and dazzling patterns. Species can take a myriad of shapes and can be as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
here are five awesome (and often little-known) facts about these winged wonders.
1. Some moths don’t have mouths. For example, the beautiful Luna moth does not have a mouth — so cannot eat — and will live only for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!
Luna moth
2. Moths are great impersonators. Many moths have evolved to imitate other animals as a way to deter would-be predators. The Polyphemus moth has bold eyespots to startle and confuse those looking for a moth snack. The hornet moth looks just like a hornet, but is completely harmless. The beautiful wood nymph, a moth that has evolved to look just like bird poop.
Wood nymph
3. Moths love a good microbrew. Interested in trying your hand at mothing? Nothing attracts these guys like beer. A tip from our scientists: Mix a paste of beer, brown sugar, and banana. Paint it on some trees, kick back and relax, then check back in the evening with your flashlight to see the multitude of moths you’re sure to attract.
Attracting moths... with beer!
4. Moths can turn bears into tigers. We’re all familiar with wooly bear caterpillars — but did you know this bear can turn into a tiger? Yep, the wooly bear emerges from his cocoon in the spring as a lovely Isabella tiger moth. Fun fact: Once a cocoon is spun, the caterpillar turns into a mushy soup during metamorphosis before emerging as a moth.
Moth metamorphosis
5. The death’s-head hawk moth has a serious claim to fame. He got his start in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then went on to leading roles in both The Silence of the Lambs and The Mothman Prophecies. This famous moth gets its name from the scull-shaped pattern on the thorax, and has the unusual ability to emit loud squeaks when irritated.
love Boo Boo

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07/20/2014 11:42.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I hope your dad is doing much better. I know you are all taking good care of him. let us know when possible how he is doing. Keeping him in our prayers.
We had another beautiful day here up north. My parronts went to watch another polo game and I took a nap. Sounds like mom and I will have lunch on the patio tomorrow. I'm getting used to this and liking it!
Hugs
Chyna

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07/20/2014 09:19.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
and Momma Erin! We are so worried about your sweet Poppa Jim! Please know that he is in all of our thoughts and prayers each and everyday.Please send him our love and let us know how he is doing!Please give your wonderful Momma Erin a warm hug from my Mom and Nana to let her know she is also in our thoughts and prayers,we know how she must be so upset by all this!Loving you always and forever,Dixie and flock and Mom,Nana and dad too

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

07/20/2014 08:43.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi,
Angel Sally sees him at the dock and floats down and wraps him in her warm cloud.

I miss you and she hugs him as he feeds the duckies.

He says oh my Angel Sallykins and he smiles and she smiles back and she just holds him.

He just knows that his Angel is worried about her mom.

They both pray for momma Ruthie.

Love from above,

Your Angel Sallykins

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07/20/2014 07:04.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi, and Pumbaa
Hi everyone, Zeena, here with your Sunday BOTM POST. I want to take a moment to thank you all for all your support and votes during this month's BOTM campaign. Today, we will visit with some unique and usual Budgie mutations. Known by many names, Parakeet, Budgie, and officially Budgerigars. these fun-loving, friendly members of the avian family are loved the world over.

Feather Dusters
Feather Dusters are a rare mutation produced solely at random, mostly among English Budgies. These birds are huge compared to other budgies and have abnormally growing, very long feathers. As the name implies they do look rather like the feather dusters used for dusting furniture. They must eat constantly to try and supply their bodies with the nutrients they need because of the heavy demand put on them by the constant feather growth. They generally don't live more than a few months, cannot fly, and are usually blind. They are also thought to be deaf and may even be afflicted with what is known in humans as Down's Syndrome.


Half Siders

Half-Siders a randomly occurring rare mutation in which the bird is split right down the middle with each half representing a different color or variety. One side may be blue and one half green, one half normal and the other half pied, etc. When one of these is at a show, you can tell exactly where it is in the room because of all of the people standing in front of the cage doing double takes. As they say, you have to see it to believe it. Quarter-Siders, in which only one quarter of the body is affected, also occur.

CRESTED

In this variety, the feathers on top of the budgie's head point awry, forming a crest.
There are three types of crested budgies: full-circular crest, half-circular crest and the tufted crest.
Crested Budgies are both a random occurring mutation, and one for which breeders can breed to produce them. They are relatively rare and sell for upwards of $100US each and more depending on crest.
Helicopter Budgies

These unusual Budgies are bred to produce long, silkie feathers at the shoulder and upper wing margins. The more complete the covering the higher the quality and price. They are especially popular in Japan and Asia where pairs can sell for up to $55,000US

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07/20/2014 02:38.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Here are some hugs for you parronts and flock! You all will be in our prayers. Tell your dad to rest and recover.

Love,

Angel & Pepper

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07/20/2014 02:15.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Panther arrives at the hospital...
He give's Raffi and mommy Erin a big hug. And he brings Papa Jim flowers and a get well card.
Hey mommy Erin and Raffi our prayers are with all of you. We are praying for a quick recovery and rapid healing and I'm staying right here by your side.

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther,Mommy Staci,Kevin and the rest of us...

We love all of you sooo much !!!

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07/20/2014 01:50.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi,
Well, thank you sweetie, my got to be on swing shift for 2 months while they try to do something with the DL. Mom told them good luck. A leopard does not change it's spots. It may get darker or lighter but it does not change.

So we shall see, I'll keep you posted on how the Basement Turns, the saga continues....

Mom has her line if the DL approaches her in a negative way.

She will just say simply. On the advice of legal counsel I decline to speak with you. Direct any questions to "your" supervisor so and so. Sounds profession enough, right??

Put her in her corner meaning don't mess with mom!!!

She got legal counsel on her side, as you have messed up, big time!!

Ha!! And stick that where the sun don't shine !!!

No, mom wouldn't say that I did! :). I would tell the DL that as she gave my mom enough stress.

Angel Sally hugs Raffi and tells her thank you for being my sweet friend.

I don't know what I'd do without you, she snuggles next to him as they watch the sunrise.

Love & hugs from,

Your forever Angel Sallykins

Come visit me, Angel Sally says smile when you think of us Angels, Pookie says I've been twitter patted !! & Laka Aolani says have a safe summer !! :)..

07/20/2014 11:47.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Raffikki~
The prayers are coming your dad's way! We hope he is feeling tons better very quickly!!
Please do not worry about blogging at all! You just take good care of your dad!!
With love ~ Sugar

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07/20/2014 10:18.19 AM Report This Comment  
  BC Lakers summer basketball camp starts tomorrow !
When ? July 21 - August 4
open 24/7 !

Where ? Laker Stadium page 263176

Welcome all comeback players and new recruits ! Get in shape for the upcoming season !

Sending prayers for poppa Jim - Coach Tweety and Captain Cookie

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07/20/2014 08:05.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
We will be praying for dad and hope to see you soon. Don't worry about blogging, just take care of him. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/20/2014 07:19.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Thanks for the notice about your dad's emergency. Our dad had his appendix out as a kid (around age 10) and when his dad saw him and heard the symptoms suspected the cause as he'd had his out previously. Hopefully your dad has no complications while recovering. A cousin of mom's (age in the 20s) was misdiagnosed, sent home and later the appendix burst, but fortunately he made a full recovery.

We shall be keeping our wings crossed for him, eggstra wing hugs, love Pearl and Silver.

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07/20/2014 05:08.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he's doing well. Is he home yet? Keep us posted. Sending prayers.
I'm back on the BC. My parronts had a nice time at dad's family re-union. Saturday they went to Art in the Park then came home and had lunch with me. Tonight, we watched RIO2 and I sat on mom's lap and stared at the TV. It was a nice sunny warm day. Sunday they will go to see a polo match and maybe we'll have dinner on the patio, I hope so.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/19/2014 09:42.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Raffi!
Oh no! Sure am glad that your Dad is okay, but know that it is gonna be rough on your Mom running back and forth like that. Sure hope that he gets better quick, and sending good thoughts and prayers for everyone in your home!!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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07/19/2014 08:18.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Stopping by with prayers for poppa Jim.Sending him hugs too.

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07/19/2014 07:05.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Cookie stops by
with prayers for poppa Jim !

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07/19/2014 04:48.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki,
Just read your notice on the calendar and thought I would stop by to see how dad is doing. Hope he is feeling better. We'll be keeping your family in our prayers.

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/19/2014 04:13.34 PM Report This Comment  
  RAF
Sorry it took so long for mom to get back to you. It's very hard for her to get on here and see my pics. I am fine here at the Rainbow Bridge many other birds welcomed me and showed me the way. I'm always looking down to see mom and make sure she ok. I know she knows I m with her in spirit I have little ways of letting her know I'm with her. The other day she found one Of my green feathers in the toy box and sat and cried asked why. It was just my time. Mom wants to thank all of you for the prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Leaving you a vote BBF Waddles at the Rainbow Bridge ..

PS YOU CAN BLOG MY FIBLING RIO He a little me a mommy boy bossy and loves to eat ;) or you can blog me on his page mommy might delete my page and put pics of me on Mocha and Rio pages I can be reach there if she decides to delete my page

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07/19/2014 01:02.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffi and mommy Erin...
Where are you ??? Did you get Squawked off ???
If so we have to do some hunting !!! I left blogs for me and you at the KB !!!

Love your bro
Panther...

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne said yes !! Thank you for BOTD, Snowflake says. I'm getting married to Apache..., Tweety... Princess is my wife ! V4 MIKEY PG 61671 & Panther loves Coconut....

07/19/2014 12:40.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffkki
Hmmm, maybe you and Scarlet didn't like what was on TV? The parronts don't like fids going underneath recliners as there's possible sharp edges and certainly wouldn't want it to close on you either. Hopefully you and the cousins will be more polite in the future.

Baby is doing well. Continues to be very content and not overly fussy. Naturally that could change at any moment so the family is savoring the relative quiet while they can. It is always nice to receive $$ and then able to select eggactly the things wanted.

Have a greyt day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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07/19/2014 05:35.42 AM Report This Comment  
  This is much better !
call the four friends as they waddle about like the penguins, giggling - watching the penguins sliding about on their bellies straight into the water . . . almost like a slip-n-slide !

They stay with the penguins for quite a while before poppa Jim wants to go see the butterfly garden . . . back into the stroller the four hop, piggies running behind . . .

Come visit me, Cookie - summertime, summertime . . ., BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/19/2014 03:13.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Raffikki~
I hope you had a wonderful day. It was a pretty nice one here. We had some computer problems but mom ran a scan and it all seems to be running okay now.
I spent the day supervising chores and playing with toys. Dad is home and he is a bit messy. There is of course tons of laundry stacked in the living room! Really kind of boring around here but that is just fine by me!
Mom did the market thing early today since dad had 2 doctor appointments. He has to squeeze them all in when he is home. I don't know when he is going to go back out on the road.
Enjoy the evening and I do hope it's perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/18/2014 08:43.11 PM Report This Comment  
  The Four Friends
Are bouncing all over the place and almost off their perches when poppa Jim starts slowing it down and asks the boys if they are getting hungry and are ready for lunch?

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07/18/2014 07:41.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Mom left with me early this morning after loading the car with all the donation things and recyclables and the trash, the traffic was really bad,it took Mom over a half hour to get to Nana's and it only should take no more than fifteen minutes!When she finally got to Nana's,she unloaded her car and put all the boxes of stuff along with Nana's stuff in Nana's car(which is small)the whole car was loaded to the max,Mom could barely see out the back window!After she got me settled in my cage in the sun room with my cousin Trixie II in her cage,Mom and Nana left to go to the dump and then to the bottle return place,and then to the donations place,then onto grocery shopping.Neither one of them got much in the grocery stores and by the time they got back to Nana's it was well after 5pm.Nana gave us a snack of fresh fruit and as we had that Nana and Mom had some coffee and a bite to eat.It took Mom forever to get home again tonight and after she took care of us,and got dad some dinner,she spent some time with skin sis as she came to visit Mom but really didn't stay too long.Mom had to get dad's things ready for work tomorrow as he has to be up at 4am to go to work for 5am for the Osterville Village Days tomorrow,its going to be a long day tomorrow as dad will come home around 11am and go back out by 2pm to take all the barricades down and bring them back to the shop.
Mom makes all kinds of things with the ground chicken,she makes meat balls,meat loaf,sloppy joes,mock cheeseburger pie,tacos,chicken burgers for the grill to name just a few things!You are so right about our Mom's falling asleep while doing our blogs,if you could see what my Mom has typed,you might crack up laughing at what the words come out like in the morning!It was a beautiful day here 76 and sunny and no humidity!It felt so good to be able to move without everything being so damp and wet like!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,my sweet BFF!Love,Dixie

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07/18/2014 06:54.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Hi everyone, Happy TGIF. Today we will make a stop in India to visit a strange looking member of the avian world. The Wreathed Hornbill. These majestic birds are seen in Zoos and private collector's aviaries. The Wreathed Hornbill , also known as the Bar-pouched Wreathed Hornbill, is a species of Hornbill found in forests from far north-eastern India and Bhutan, east and south through mainland south-east Asia and the Greater Sundas, except Sulawesi. The Wreathed Hornbill is a large (4-8 pounds) black bird with a yellowish tail, red eyes, and a long, thick beak topped with a small 'wreathed' casque with up to 9 ridges. The male has a bright yellow inflatable throat pouch, while the female's is blue. It is suggested that the casque, which has a spongy hollow core, may serve as a resonating chamber for its harsh barking call, as a form of species recognition, and/or to convey health status. The first two cervical vertebrae are fused to help their neck support the extra weight of the large bill. Their 2nd and 3rd toes are partially fused to help them better grasp tree branches. Using droppings, mud, and fruit pulp, the female hornbill is renowned for walling itself into tree hollows for up to 41/2 months while nesting. The female leaves only a small slit through which its mate must pass all needed foodstuffs until their babies fledge.
The wreathed hornbill is an omnivorous feeder, eating mostly fruit. The male, however, will feed small animals such as bats, reptiles, frogs, crabs, and insects to the females and developing chicks. It can find food from the treetops to the forest floor as well as in water.
Captive breeding the Wreathed Hornbill is difficult but successful once specific requirements are provided. This species is intelligent and sensitive to change and it takse longer to form pairs; young males are vulnerable to bullying by older females; heated accommodation are absolutely necessary and a higher protein diet is needed for them to rear their chicks successfully. These and several other factors make them more difficult to maintain and breed compared to their African counterparts.
Chicks, when available sell to private breeders,and collectors for thousands of dollars each. This fact and their need for massive flights makes them unsuitable except for serious experienced collectors/breeders.
Tomorrow, we once more take a peak inside a nest box to discover what new is hatching inside.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/18/2014 03:52.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
As soon as Mom finds out where Dad put the camera, she will take a couple of pics of Gloria to post on my page. Mom says she is beautiful, but I am not all that impressed. A car is a car.

Well, today's sunbath wasn't until nearly 1PM, and it is a good thing that the weekend warm up hadn't started yet. However it was still not too hot, and we had a nice time out there. Mom did discover it is time for a new lawn chair for her to sit in with me though. This one is started to give up the ghost.

Mom got her date for her surgery; it will be on August 20th. She wants her friend to take her over and drop her off, and have Dad pick her up the next day when she is released. That way he will be there with her afterwards, because the surgeon warned her there will be pain. She also can expect to lose weight, but apparently that's because she won't want to eat. Not the best diet ever. Her biggest concern is that I will have to put myself to bed that night, because there is no way I will let Dad do it. Thank goodness it is only overnight!!!

Kiddo

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07/18/2014 03:17.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
I always beg for mom's food, and she usually shares it with me.
Last night mom did an event at a local park with Irwin the porcupine. It was a lot of fun! The kids were going on a night hike in the park after the program, so they had to make it last until dark. She also told the education director she is not interested in that job she interviewed for last week, give it to the young woman who is still in the running for it. Mom told her she's still glad to help out, she just doesn't want a job.
Today mom cleaned after 11 skunks, 2 ground hogs, all 3 education hawks, 5 screech owls, and 3 fledgling red tailed hawks. It was a busy morning. She also found out that Bree can stay here with us when mom goes to Parrot Palooza in the fall! She was all excited to know that we'll be well cared for and she won't have to board us.
Hope you are having a good day today and getting some warm weather, sunshine, and hugs. Here's one from me, too. Hugs, Willie

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07/18/2014 01:33.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Panther and Raffi chase the lil whirlwinds
With a gallon of milk. Mommy Staci and Mommy Erin laugh as they watch them !!! The lil whirlwinds are spinning circles around Panther and Raffi ...
And Panther and Raffi are chasing them in circles !!!
Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther...

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07/18/2014 09:59.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Oh, you poor mamma and her knee! Mom never understands why the humans live sooo long and their bones and teeth wear out. There's like 2 of mom's friends who have suffered broken teeth this month and mom gets all paranoid and is careful what she chews. We will pray on mom's knee and for whatever issues are at stake. Yup, we did a parody of "Parrot Preppers" when our power was out with the last hurricane. Mom just laughs at those humans prepping for whatever apocalypse! We birds just keep it simple, food water toys that's all! Love and winghugs and a heling kiss and pray for mom's knee, Moggie

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07/18/2014 09:45.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
It's Popeye.
Well, I could try my wing at camera work. I've done a lot of crime scenes. Nope, can't think of anybirdy else.
Mom didn't work at the police dept. yesterday. Dad did work and noticed that mom's arch rival, the evil Carla was there. Mom doesn't like Carla and can't really work with her. She keeps telling mom that she's doing things the wrong way. That's funny because everyone else, including the managers say that Carla is doing things the wrong way. Instead, mom stayed home and did laundry. And once again, the sock monster ate one of mom's socks. Can't find it anywhere. It's bright orange so it should be real hard to miss, but mom and dad can't find it anywhere.
Dad did work at the police dept. and when he got home he and mom went to In-N-Out burger for food and headed to another park for a concert. And once again it was the wrong night. The group that was playing was one that mom and dad DID NOT want to see or hear. Dad calls it "Painful Music". Mom made dad print out the schedule so she could see it, too. Sure enough, the group they wanted to see plays next Thursday.
This morning dad pushed his old BBQ grill out to the curb for pick up. Now, today, he wants to go get the new one. Mom wants to go to the Montlair Plaza Mall to see a friend that works there. Who do you think will win?
Hope your day is good.
Hugs,
Hugs,
Popeye

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07/18/2014 07:59.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki,
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!!

Hope you had a good week!!
Left you a vote. Enjoy your day!

Your friend,
Chipper

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