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Mom's chiropractor did not feel like he had time for her so he gave her to my me. Never thought I would have two macaws but I am so glad that I do, can't imagine life without them....

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Hi! My name is CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER

I am a Blue-and-Gold Macaw from Pasco, WA.

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The Birdie Burglar...lol


11 years old   F

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Walnuts, grapes and banana's are my favorites, but I love most everything

I love to hangout on my cage top or Simon's or on my mom's walker.

I do not like to be preened...but I am getting better and I am actually starting to enjoy it..

Mom feeds me great food and gives me toys to play with. She also loves me a lot and I get to hang out with her...

I love to steal food when mom's making breakfast...
I also love riding around on mom's walker...
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Why eat out of your bowl when you can steal from the other ones.....

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  We Arrived
and it is so beautiful here. We all had a great time on the boat as well. Last night we had a delicious dinner and we danced afterward. Everybirdie had such a good time.

Starting tomorrow, we are going to go visit different tourists attractions. We are looking forward to seeing many beautiful places.

Thank you for voting for me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/18/2014 09:49.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Hopefully that robin's nest will be built robustly enough to withstand the wind or if already blown off she'll select another location. Be awful to have it fall down with eggs in it.

Not sure why so many leaves have fallen when that's a fall thing, but the wind blows a lot of it in our yard. It is all from the Ash trees.

Got our well bird check yesterday. We passed with flying colors and have newly polished beaks and trimmed claws. Silver got to watch Pearl's ordeal before he went thru it himself. There was millet upon our return home so that was good.

The parronts will be glued to the TV as hockey playoffs have started. Their beloved SJ Sharks have won the first game in their series against their rivals, the LA Kings, yippee!!

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/18/2014 05:35.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
Another beautiful day on the boat!
We had such a good time last night and everybirdie enjoyed the movie, Rio 2.

Tonight, we are going to be served dinner and afterwards we are going to disco!!

The disco will start at 7:00 pm EST. The first three birdies to respond, at 7:00 pm EST, not before that time,and blog me that you are here for the disco will get their picture with Chipper. Note: This is only for the birdies that are on the trip. To make it fair only one birdie per flock.

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Thank you for all your support and votes for BOTM. Have a great day and remember to check our gallery to see pictures of our activities. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/17/2014 02:28.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
It is difficult to work in the garden when the wind is whipping things around. Our dad cleaned up the yard a tad and the wind blew in leaves from neighbors trees. They're all over the sidewalk, street gutter, up against bushes, etc. Guess it is actually city trees, ones that are planted near the sidewalk. We don't have one anymore as ours got diseased, taken out and not replaced (we didn't want another one as we have plenty of trees in our yard) as it creates a lot of sap mess in the fall.

Sounds like the flock is all clean with all the showers going on there. We have no such desire when the vac is used near us. Not sure anything triggers a desire for a shower in us as we avoid it if at all possible. Well, once we get spritzed Silver usually ends up opening his wings and getting drenched. Pearl doesn't and tends to hide underneath Silver's wings.

Mom stopped at Sees to get some Easter goodies and it was so-so crowded. Think the next couple of days it'll be worse, heehee. The honey baked ham store was much the same.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/17/2014 05:34.17 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/16/2014 10:11.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
You said you were interested in going on the trip!
I added you to our next boat, so you are on the trip with us. You didn't mention Taz so I didn't add him. If he would like to go, let me know tonight when you blog me.
I will add him too! You will see your pic tonight or tomorrow.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/16/2014 03:09.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chica
Oh, boy I would sure love a Derby portrait of us! Miranda and Sam have theirs and I am soooo jealous! our conure frothers and our fister Carter have their money on Jewels. (she needs a portrait with Charlie because mom has been taking sooo many pics of him and Baldrick it is starting to look just plain weird!) I know they allopreen and take care of each other plumage, but gimme a break, guys! Mom took care of my pins on Sunday. Unfortunately,Doo watched us from his perch and was not happy. When he came out to sit with mom, he actually flew up on the perch, removed the toy that was there and proceeded to march and dance on perch as if to get rid of that "darn macaw smell!" I thought it was pretty funny and mom should have made a video! Yup, got the pull thingy on those goggles. I win the prize! Happy Easter sweetbeak! love you sooo much (blush) Blue

Come visit me, Carter-Thank you for BOTD 8/29/11,12+13!, Doo Diligence Thank you BOTD 4/1/14, Cookie Thank you for Making me BOTD 7/31/11,12+13, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Thank you for BOTD 3/6/14, Blue-Thank you for BOTD 5/19/2013, Moggie Thank you for BOTD 7-1-13!, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird Happy New Year-I laid an egg 12/31/13!, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda Thank you for BOTD 5/13/2013, Captain Darling-Thank you for BOTD 9/18/2013 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

04/16/2014 10:29.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
What a beautiful day we are having for our trip. Everybirdie is having such a good time. There is an activity planned for each night on the boat.

Last night, there was music and refreshments, just a time of fellowship for all of us to get to know one another better. Refreshments will be served all day today as well.

Tonight, we are going to see the movie Rio 2. There will be fresh popcorn and drinks for everybirdie.

**Did you know?? Ringneck doves are available in over 40 color mutations.

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Thank you for your continuous support and your votes for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Have a great day!! Remember to look in my gallery to see the pictures of our activities!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/16/2014 06:45.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Guess it is good your mom washed the sunroom windows and found the water had leaked inside since it didn't seem to have been discovered from the winter rain. Great that your dad got it all sealed up and know it'll keep bugs out too. Would imagine moving that fountain created a gap in the way the room looks, heehee. That's just an eggcuse. We know your mom wanted to rearrange anyway.

Continued 70s temps, sunny and breezy here. Hopefully all birdies who still have winter temps, rain or snow get warmer soon.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/16/2014 06:19.48 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/15/2014 10:17.04 PM Report This Comment  
  We are now leaving...
for our trip. We will be traveling for the next few days!

*There were so many birdies that signed up so late that we need to take two ships. There will be two pictures shown of our ships. If you signed up and your picture is not on the first ship, look on the profile tomorrow night or Thursday. All birdies that signed up are included on this trip. I am very happy to have so many of my BC friends joining me on this adventure.

Did you know that there are over 300 species in the dove family?

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Have a great day!! Thank you for your continuous support and votes to help me become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/15/2014 02:41.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Whenever our dad is outside doing stuff Boza will be right out there with him. Usually she is just lazing around and often sunbathing or keeping watch out the front to see who is walking by. Think Harley, being a dog, would drink out of the fountain so good the water is clean as would imagine wild critters will drink out of it too.

Looked on Wikipedia to see a pic of the bird of paradise. The one pic mom found the bird is very colorful and has blue feet? That is unusual. Have to look for more pics. They appear to be songbird from the type of beak they have, but didn't have time to read the info.

That's good the painting is all done. The sunroom must look so awesome with the fresh paint and planters and when all the flowers are in bloom even better. Hopefully the peonies will thrive even more in the bigger pot.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/15/2014 05:08.00 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/14/2014 10:42.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Thanks for posting the spring pics. Looking good and seems like Harley is enjoying it as well. Can see why the fountain was such a challenge to move, heehee, but it sure looks good and know your mom is able to hear the soothing sound of the water.

Thanks for liking the derby pic. Took us awhile to decide on hats but decided we'd have similar ones just different colors.

We will reveal more about the surprise in the scarf once it is ready to be sent off. Still need a few more inches, but the end is in sight.

Think mom'll have to look up a pic of the birds of paradise. Know that the plants/flowers with the same name are very striking.

Continues to be a 70s, sunny, breezy spring here. So nice to have the windows open during the day.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/14/2014 04:01.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chica
We are all betting on Jewels in the derby! Charlie says we have to, heheheh! How is my beautiful sweetbeak? I want to wish your parronts and flock a very happy easter! dad found the basket that mom made for him! She told him to forget about it until next sunday! Now to get mom to work on our derby pics! I am very jealous that Miranda has her done with Sam! Love and winghugs, Blue PS By the way..in the goggle event, I snagged the elastics on the side of mom's goggles!

Come visit me, Carter-Thank you for BOTD 8/29/11,12+13!, Doo Diligence Thank you BOTD 4/1/14, Cookie Thank you for Making me BOTD 7/31/11,12+13, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Thank you for BOTD 3/6/14, Blue-Thank you for BOTD 5/19/2013, Moggie Thank you for BOTD 7-1-13!, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird Happy New Year-I laid an egg 12/31/13!, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda Thank you for BOTD 5/13/2013, Captain Darling-Thank you for BOTD 9/18/2013 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

04/14/2014 12:48.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Lifespan of a Diamond Dove
The lifespan of the diamond dove is different in captivity than if living in the wild.

In captivity, the diamond dove usually lives about 12-15 years. With proper care, they can even live into their 20's.

In the wild, however, diamond doves only live 3-5 years.

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Thank you for supporting my campaign and voting for me for BOTM. Have a great day!! Leaving a vote for you!

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We will be meeting tomorrow to leave for our trip and we should be on our way by Wednesday.

Here are a list of BC friends that signed up for the trip. If your name is on the list and you cannot make it or if you signed up and your name is not on the list, please contact me today! Thank you!

Kiddo
SweetPepper
Cydney/Sam/Stormy/Princess/Baby Girl
Coconut??
Raffikki
Gus
Kacey
Cookie
Pearl/Silver
Falco/Peppino/Willie
Spot
Zippy/Polly???
Sky??
Peepers/Dixie/Kallie

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/14/2014 10:40.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Vocalization
Doves are relatively quiet birds. They make a variety of soft, low-pinched cooing sounds. Their cooing, however, may be persistent and repetitive. Many people find the cooing very pleasant.

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*We will be leaving for our trip this week! Looking forward to spending this time with my BC friends!

It is a beautiful day here! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Thank you so much for your continuous support and votes for me to become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/13/2014 10:49.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Many birds have reported over the past week of BC issues. Being squawked, can't see the log in page, etc. Sometimes we'll go to a page (usually when we're almost finished visiting.) and it'll turn white and then have to refresh and usually the error message claims it was our browser and have to close and reopen. W/E always did have more problems though.

We'll be on the lookout for the pics of the fountain and bird bath. Have the wild birds found them yet?

Speaking of pics we finally got a derby pic made and entered the contest. It is in our gallery. Thought we saw that Taz could just take it from there, right?

Gotta measure the scarf and see how close it is to being done. It is getting there! (Mom has knitted in a lil surprise in it.)

Continued to be nice here, barely 70, sunny and breezy. Such ideal spring we think.

Birds of paradise? Parrots?

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/13/2014 05:29.58 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/12/2014 11:20.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Supplements
Your dove should be given a vitamin/mineral supplement to assure you are providing all the nutrients it needs, especially if it is a finicky eater.

Note: Although the directions may tell you to put the vitamins in water, this is not good to do. Vitamins can settle to the bottom or lose its potency. It is best to put the supplement on soft foods or moist fruits or vegetables.

In addition to a vitamin/mineral supplement, doves need a small amount of grit. Unlike most birds, doves swallow their seeds whole and grit helps to digest them.

There are two kinds of grit:

Indigestible grit, which is sand or bits of ground rock. However, if your bird overeats this, it can become sick.

Digestible grit such as oyster shell, ground cuttlebone, or crushed eggshells pass safely through their system and is also a good source of calcium.

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Have a great day!! Thank you for supporting my campaign and voting for me for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/12/2014 09:14.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
mom is so happy to have the items moved...the fountain is great out in the garden. Mom has been wanting a water feature and forgot about the one she already had in the sunroom.

Mom took some pics today but won't get them posted until tomorrow.

Glad you liked Napoleon's video and could hear him clearly...

Sounds like the scarf is really close to completion...mom is excited about it...

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

Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/11/2014 11:19.47 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/11/2014 11:18.49 PM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet (Continued)
PROTEIN

In addition to fruits and vegetables, you need to include protein in your dove's diet.

Insects are a good source of protein, although they are not necessary for your dove. You can either give them live insects or dried ones.

Another good source of protein are chopped hard-boiled eggs. This is important for breeding doves that are raising chicks. Crushed egg shells mixed in with the egg will provide calcium with the protein. Note: Eggs must be cooked thoroughly. Your bird can become sick from partially or uncooked eggs.

You can also give your dove tiny bits of thoroughly cooked meat or bits of cheese. However, this should be given only rarely and as a special treat.

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Have a good weekend!!! Thank you for all your support and votes that you have given me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/11/2014 10:05.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
WhoooHooo, the bird bath and the water fountain have been moved! Hopefully your mom'll see the wild birds using it soon and know she'll enjoy hearing the water from the fountain and having the eggstra space in the sunroom. We look forward to seeing the pics.

Loved Napoleon's video. Great close up and could hear him perfectly cheering for the team.

Mom measured the scarf yesterday. It needs to be about 65" and is around 52" currently so it is nearing completion.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/11/2014 05:21.22 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/10/2014 11:28.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chica,
I came by before but I stopped by to tell you that I saw you today on Beak-to-Beak. You and all your eggs! And yes, I voted for you too.

Have a good night!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/10/2014 05:49.54 PM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Although all common pet doves are in the seed-eaters group, there are additional foods that can be a part their diet.

Seed-eating doves cannot tolerate large amounts of high-water-content foods. However, a daily treat of fresh food is fine for most doves.

Fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When choosing produce, (one's that are safe for birds) bright colors are the healthiest choice. Example: sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes, red peppers have more vitamins than green peppers, and red grapes are higher in antioxidants than green grapes. Dark leafy green vegetables are also nutritious.

Some of the most favorite foods of the dove include:
shredded greens, grated carrots, finely chopped broccoli florets, diced apple, berries, fresh corn and peas. Your dove may not like all these foods, but as you experiment with differents ones, you will find that they may be some of their favorites.

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Have a great day! Thank you for voting for me to be BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/10/2014 09:55.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Yesterdays temps dropped back down to the 70s. So much more like spring should be than those 80s we had earlier in the week.

That's great your mom got all the flowers planted and how fun to have your dad supervise. We think it great so many bees around since around here they are very scarce due to the bees having something decimate their populations in the last few years. Still, don't want 'em near the house but know the hummingbirds will enjoy the feeder.

Hope that stop leak works as don't want water inside or thru the walls to make mold. Good it is easy to return but know that having it work is the important part.

Oh, we'll go view Napoleon's video later.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/10/2014 06:49.39 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/09/2014 11:02.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
SETTING UP YOUR DOVE'S CAGE

Doves, like other pet birds, need a variety of perches to keep their feet exercised and comfortable. However, they do spend much of their time on the bottom of the cage, as I had mentioned in yesterday's blog. You can remove the wire tray at the bottom of the cage so your dove can walk comfortably. Besides your dove walking on the bottom and pecking for food, they spend a lot of time sitting at the bottom as well.

Doves also enjoy sitting in a nest. You will need to purchase a canary nest or you can make one of your own.

You will not need to purchase anything for your dove to play with. Doves do not play with toys or on a playgym.

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Happy Humpday! Hope you are having a great week!!
Thank you again for voting for me to be your next BOTM.
As always, leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/09/2014 08:11.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
That's great your dad's all done with the docs and has gotten the drag racing license for the year. We know he enjoys that.

Pretty day here yesterday too. Good thing we had a nice breeze. How awesome to get everything all washed. Those attachments to wash high up windows do work well. So much better than having to use a ladder, but know your mom couldn't do that. Our mom wouldn't do that either as she avoids ladders.

Know that it would take a while to edit down 30 minute video. Can't wait to see it though. Does Napoleon hear it when she's working on it?

Be awesome to have the two fountains for lots of birds to use. We know that they'll love it.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/09/2014 06:31.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
PURCHASING A CAGE

When purchasing a cage for a single or pair of ringneck or diamond doves, the measurements of the cage should be at least 24 inches in length, 16 inches wide and 18-24 inches in height.

Unlike parrots, doves do not climb, so the length of the cage is more important than the height.

However, doves do need to room to flap their wings and fly. They also spend a lot of time walking around on the bottom of the cage, so the bigger the cage, the better.

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It's a beautiful day here! Hope you're having a good day too. Thank you for your votes and support for my BOTM campaign. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/08/2014 04:47.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Yesterday was nice here too, but at 81 was getting a bit too high for spring. We had a nice breeze though and not humid so not as bad as having 90ish as southern CA did.

Hmmmm, someone(s) put that cement bird bath in the front and someone(s) put that water fountain in the sun room. So, the gardeners should be able to figure out how to move both of 'em to where your mom wants it. Be wonderful for the wildlife to have that bird bath where they will feel safe using it. Our mom loves the sound of a water fountain but there isn't one here.

Okay, can see that 30 minute long video is too long, heehee. Must be a lot of good footage there though. Let us know when it is posted as we wanna be sure to watch it.

Hopefully your dad's appointment goes off without a hitch this time.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/08/2014 05:23.47 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/08/2014 12:14.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
DETERMINING THE GENDER OF THE IMMATURE DOVE

If you decide to purchase a pair of young doves, you may want to buy a male and female.
The only way to determine the gender of the immature dove would be to submit a blood sample for DNA analysis or have your vet examine them endoscopically.

The DNA sexing is simple and noninvasive. It is performed from a drop of blood from a clipped toenail or emerging blood feather.

Some pet stores can have this done for you or your vet can perform the test. You may want to have this done if you are interested in breeding your doves in the future.

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Chipper

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04/07/2014 01:31.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
Let us know when the video is posted as we don't get on the FB BC page everyday. Didn't know that there was a time constraint on the videos as some are rather long, but good to make it more streamlined. Did we see that your mom hid the camera so Napoleon didn't know he was being filmed? Sneaky! And necessary!

Yup, we were in the mid 70s yesterday. The windows were open most of the afternoon letting in the fresh air. Furball was outside a lot too. She likes to sunbath and later in the afternoon she'll be inside her doghouse and watches what's going on. Often mom'll hear her running out and then barking but usually it is kids on bikes, dogs being walked and the like.

That's great the peonies made it thru the winter. Never know with plants but usually the bigger ones do survive.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/07/2014 05:23.40 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/06/2014 10:39.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
INTRODUCTION

Doves are gentle birds that are hardy. They are quiet birds, have a peaceful nature, and don't require as much complicated care as other species of birds. This makes them a good pet for the beginner.
Diamond doves are even good pets for young children as long as an adult supervises the care.
Since doves are quiet birds, they are good to keep in apartments where you may not be able to keep a noisy parrot.

Doves can be kept as single pets or in pairs but they do better in pairs. If you keep a single dove be prepared to give it lots of attention and interaction.

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT AND VOTES FOR BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU TOO!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/06/2014 03:57.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chica
A lot of the confirmation calls are by a real person but if no one is home they leave a message. However, the parronts do not always think to check for messages. When they had a machine would see the blinking light alerting 'em there was a missed call (if they looked at the answer machine that is) but with the electronic messaging just have to rememeber to call for messages.

Well, glad your dad was able to hear Napoleon say 'Go Hawks' presumably from outside the room? We shall have to check for the video but haven't been on FB so much. Kacey said we should add our pirate certificates but we haven't done that yet.

Yesterday was totally spring for us. Sunny, breezy and mid 60s, very pleasant out. Today is forecast for the 70s, we'll see. Hopefully you'll have warmer temps so those flowers can be planted.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote for our big beautiful protector and friend, love Pearl and Silver. ♥

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/06/2014 05:17.12 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

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