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12-14-13-It is with heavy heart to report Punkin's friend, our frother, Ike was found on the bottom of the cage today. Although he was with son in law we kept track of him and yesterday got the sad news. He was greatly loved by SIL and skin sis as well as us. We will miss him very much.

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Ipo (EE poe),is a fancy GCC. Her person had been keeping an eye on him at PetCo and Ipo had been there nearly a year. When he purchased Ipo he thought he would have time to spend with her, but found he was traveling very much and wanted Ipo in a good home. So Ipo was turned over to be adopted. I brought the lovely bird home fully intending on adopting her out. Sidney adopted her and so with us she will stay.
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Hi! My name is Ipo

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Mt. Pleasant, UT.

Hot Shot, Little Imp, sweetheart

4 years old   F

Green-Cheeked Conure

fruits and toast in the morning

on mom

Sophie tryin to take over mom!

She loves me so much
I love tangling myself in mom's long hair too.


flies around the house to look for mom and lands on her head.
Mom's ear is a good pacifier too.
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Explore the world around you.. they can't get every crumb off the floor..

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  Hi Ipo
It's great that you and Pimer can make mom laugh out loud. We birds can sure be silly sometimes. Playing peek a boo is a great way to make the humans engage, too, isn't it?
The boys and Maxine love your zucchini cookies. Maybe we should get the recipe?
Today Bree is coming for our birdicures. This morning mom cleaned the outdoor RVS pens for the first time in awhile. There are 2 adult coyotes out there in separate pens as well as 22 raccoons! Good thing the raccoons are social and don't mind sharing quarters, because the center doesn't have 22 cages out there! They can be housed in a few large cages, but those are real bears to clean, so it took mom over 2 hours for all the outdoor areas today. Still, it was nice to be out in the sun, even if it was cooler than we like.
I don't think we'll get out today, because it's not very warm again. In fact, it looks like it's gonna be cool all week long. I hope you are having better weather, getting some warm sunshine and especially getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

09/15/2014 10:14.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo-
Thanks for stopping by my page when I was BOTD. It was nice to see everyone again. Hope all is well at your nest....hugs to everybirdy....and the hoomans too!

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09/14/2014 02:36.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Sugar waddles quietly through the house and taps
on Ipo's door. Ipo hops down and lets Sugar in!

"I love your new place! I know you are all going to be very happy here and no more stinky smells!!YAY
Thank you so much for the cookies! I brought you all some fair scones! They have raspberry jam on them and I just love them. I hope you do too!
I hope you are feeling better Oatie! It was funny when we moved because everyone else was so stressed out! It was snowing when we moved and mom was worried about keeping me warm. When we all got in the car I started laughing and chatting and it made everyone smile! Dad was in the midwest and mom and the kids had to do all the moving themselves but it's been almost 5 years now and we are very happy here!!

We have been having a horrible time with the computer the last few weeks. It just stops and mom has to restart it. She has been researching the problem and so far nothing has worked. It was fine yesterday but this morning we had to restart. Dad says we are going to buy all new insides and put them in. We put all the stuff in the current one so we know how to do it. I sure hope it helps the problem!

When are you guys going to Reno? It will be nice for you mom to see old friends and I know you are all going to love the trip. Mom's been there several times and always enjoyed it. Does it take a long time to get there? My longest trip was when I came up here from California. I was in a carrier for 2 days and I did not like it one bit! I was so very glad to get into my night cage when we got here!!

I hope you all enjoy the scones and enjoy your day! Leaving votes and hugs for you all!"

With love ~ Sugar ♥

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09/12/2014 11:46.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
I'm so happy to hear that you got moved and are settling in. That was a hard thing for mom to do alone, I bet. It does sound like it's a much better place, without the smells and other hassles. I'm happy to hear that Oatie isn't plucking so much, too, and that Sophie is settled more.
Mom went to the center today and got there just in time to see the USDA inspector arrive. They pop in periodically to check on the animals and the cleanliness of the building. Guess what he found wrong? A cobweb in the upper corner of the possum cage and some thistle seed(finch food) spilled on a storage can lid in the kitchen! Talk about picky! Anyway the center passed with flying colors, he even complimented us on how well the animals looked.
Mom cleaned the RVS room again today, then went on to the the birds, cleaning the raptor aviaries, the small flight aviary, the main aviary, and the screech owl's enclosure in the other building. It was a very busy day, but mom feels she got a lot done.
I think she plans to read today, using her new glasses. It will be a good day for that, since it's much cooler today than it has been for awhile, only in the low 60s. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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09/12/2014 09:48.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo sweetie
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
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09/08/2014 11:58.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty here today and I've been enjoying myself.
Nothing exciting going on unless you find laundry exciting. I don't! I do like climbing into the basket of towels and assisting mom in folding them. I'm actually very good at it! For some reason everyone thinks I should stay away from their clothes! I think they think I am going to chew them up!
We are still having computer problems but it's not the new stuff that got installed the other day. Mom is still trying to figure it all out but so far today we have had to restart 4 times. It is not easy to get notes out when the thing keeps freezing up but I do want you to know that I think about you everyday and I hope to be able to spend more time on notes when the computer is cooperating!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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09/05/2014 03:17.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

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09/04/2014 08:47.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo and Flock!
Thank you for stopping by and congratulating us on Bird/Business of the Day! We appreciate it! ♥

Love,
Maddy and Flock
Pretty Bird Paintings

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08/28/2014 11:30.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
The move sounds like a good thing, especially to keep all you birdies from having to smell yucky stuff. Mom and I think you will be happier in the new place. We have had so much rain this summer, we're way ahead of precipitation totals for the year so far.
Today at the center, mom worked reception again. They released about 70 animals this morning, mostly birds, so there was a ton of filing to do. They keep records on every animal, and when they are done with the animal, whether it was released, died, or was euthanized, that record gets filed for the Game Commission.
Mom came home to feed the squirrels, and one of them has her eyes open! She is a tiny grey squirrel that was marked as 3 weeks old, but clearly with her eyes open, she's much older than that. She must have been the runt of the litter or her mom was not very big. She was just admitted to the center Saturday, so she is still on a very weak formula, but with her eyes open, she's gonna want food soon!
The pool opens late today, and mom wasn't going to go, but it's already in the 80s here, so she will be going up for a brief time to get into the water.
I hope you are having a good day, getting some sun and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/25/2014 09:38.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Willie, Maxine, and Peppino like the Madagascar delight, but mom would love to find another one, too. Thanks for the tips. So, you would be moving to another place with the same landlord? That wouldn't be too bad, except for the packing and unpacking parts.
Today mom went to the eye doc, who says all is well. She's going back in 3 weeks for the final follow up and the refraction exam for glasses, YAY! After the eye doc, she went to the center to do her shift at reception again. Maybe next week she'll start with the animals, but she felt it best to do another day at the desk today.
After the center, she went to the bank, then to the Giant Eagle pharmacy to pick up her meds, and finally to the pool for a couple of hours. Now we will have her for the rest of the day, hooray! She will be on the phone looking for a groomer for Polly for part of the time, but the rest of the time, she's ours.
I hope you are having a great day, good weather, and lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/22/2014 12:32.02 PM Report This Comment  
  OOPS
I forgot! Willie and Maxine love Brazil nuts, after mom cuts them into smaller pieces, and Willie would love those goodies again. We really appreciate that! What is that mix called? Mom has ordered the Madagascar delight from Goldenfeast, but there are no anise, pine nuts, or Brazil nuts in that. Hugs, Falco

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08/20/2014 08:10.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
I hope mom gets her new phone soon. Did that person bird sit for Sophie and Oatie while mom was gone? How does she like Toos now?
We are all doing well, mom's surgery went well and the macular degeneration is under control for a while, at least. She has to go back in September for another shot.
Today is dark and gloomy, and it was pouring rain when mom walked the girls this morning. Now it seems to be rain free, but who knows how long that will last? So, it must mean it's a laundry catch up day for us here. So many things to wash, and all those trips up and down the stairs will provide good exercise for mom today. We are keeping Kiddo's mom and dad in our prayers, as well as Sweetpepper's Grandpa. We hope all goes well for each of them and they all heal successfully.
I hope you are having a good day today and getting lots of sunshine and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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08/20/2014 08:08.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo
We had an awesome time with you at the KB...
Thanks for the good time and gr8 memories. I hope to see you there more often. Come back and visit !!

Love Snowflake and flock...

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08/19/2014 11:14.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo !
Thanks for all the good times over in the KB !

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08/19/2014 05:01.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Ipo-
I salute you back....although I do love a spot of mischief, I always tried to be a good birdie on the Pirate Pearl...my Quartermaster duties did not allow for too much nonsense! I think Capatains Ceasaur and Sam appreciated my taking the job seriously! Which is not to say that I did not have a good giggle watching the other birds from time to time.

Hope all is well at your nest. Hugs.

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08/18/2014 03:26.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
The KB is a crazy place, there's always something going on! I'm glad you had a good time there.
This is the last week for the pool to be open its regular hours. Next week all the guards have to go back to school, so the pool won't open until 3:30.
Today when mom went to the center, she had to work the reception desk because of the surgery. She prefers not to get anything near her eyes yet, until at least the second follow up visit to the eye doc this coming Friday. She also folded lots of towels and blankets, and did some of the dishes until her shift was up. It's more fun working with the animals, but every little bit helps up there.
Tonight mom is going to see a movie (100 step journey, maybe?) and have dinner with Aunt Ginny. This is a very late birthday gift for Gin, her birthday is in June. She just couldn't pick a movie til now. Anyway that's mom's plan for the evening, but we'll be in lockdown. I hope you are having a good day today, seeing some beautiful summer weather where you are, and getting scritches and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/18/2014 01:24.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
thats what happens when moms blogs for us so late at night. she half asleep and doesn't know what she is doing. plus its the only time mom even feels the least bit creative
love Boo Boo

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08/17/2014 10:57.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo!
I'm going to miss you when you leave the KB tomorrow! I had so much fun with you there!
So you lived in NC? Where in NC is Angier? We live right outside of Pinehurst in West End. Did you say your mom liked the humidity? We really don't like the humidity.........but we love the warmer weather......and wonderful practically snowless winters . Before we moved to NC we lived in CT for 21 years. Don't miss that at all!
Hope you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/17/2014 08:18.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
your mom must work very fast to get all those blankets made so quickly and pillows to match on top of that. a beautiful day today.

Odds are, you’ve never tried to imagine the enormity of a whale’s excrement. Imagine how substantial, and messy, the “flocculent fecal plumes” of these incredibly large mammals can be. scientists are now considering that whale poop can help save our acidifying oceans.

How can a couple of whale turds make an impact? The nutritious, krill-dense waste substance is consumed by vast amounts of plankton, who, in turn, take acidifying carbon out of the ocean waters when they photosynthesize as well as when they die and sink to the ocean floor. Whale poop pretty much fertilizes the photosynthesizers of the ocean, and when the whales die, their massive carcasses also sink to the floor with tons of CO2 trapped within. Some scientists estimate that even the small current whale population could be displacing some 400,000 tons of CO2 every year.

Where whales are still somewhat numerous — like the Southern Ocean — the whale pump, as it’s known, spreads nitrogen and binds up carbon in an environmentally substantial way. However, with the severe decline of whales worldwide due to commercial over-hunting — along with the exponentially worsening acidification of our oceans — the marine ecosystem has suffered a steep tip in its delicate balance. Whales are the guardians of our precious oceans, and their poaching only speeds up the impending acidification. Certainly, whales may not be able to singlehandedly solve the problem of our dying oceans, but these giant mammals have a significant impact on CO2 binding that could potentially retard the process if present in great enough numbers.
To state it blatantly: more whales, more whale poop, more healthy photosynthesizing plankton, less carbon. Let’s protect the whales.
love Boo Boo

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08/16/2014 10:43.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Well, mom did tell me I had an appointment. But, I forgot which day.
My mom is having the worst allergy/asthma year ever!!! I hope this weather changes soon.
For those that asked ... I still have to take allergy meds but, everything except for my weight was good. I have to loose a few grams ... not too bad. I have recovered from all that exam embarrassment. Today was a rainy day that turned into some sun.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/16/2014 10:13.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo!
You have done such a great job at the KB! I have had so much fun! I will miss you!
Oh I hope Primer and Oatie can get along.
So your mom visited the Raleigh area? That's an hour from us!
Hope you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/16/2014 09:44.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
it was 45 last night and never got above 68 at our house. life guards working at the pools are wearing heavy sweatshirts.

last night mom had bought some expensive chicken to broil for dinner. dad took one bite and said he wouldn't eat it because it tasted gamey. mom was very angry and after eating her chicken she gave a little to our older cat and then threw the rest of the chicken down the garbage disposal. then all last night mom was up sick from eating the chicken. today mom decided to have spaghetti and meat balls and bought the ground meat and spaghetti sauce. she made the meatballs and was cooking them and then opened the jar of spaghetti sauce and whoosh all the spaghetti sauce fell out of the bottom of the jar all over the counter and floors and cabinets and moms feet and the walls. the bottom part of the jar just had broken off. it took mom forever to clean it up. after mom washed her tennis shoes and legs off she ran back to the grocery stow and bought another jar so their was dinner tonight but mom was so angry she couldn't eat.

love Boo Boo

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08/15/2014 11:03.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Thanks for the visit. I'm running so far behind ... just starting to blog at 12;30 and have a total of 33 to do. The BC has been so slow and pages jumping around ...GRRRR.
I went for a car ride today. It was a nice sunny day ... and then we stopped at the vet!!!! Wait a minute, this isn't what I planned on doing! He did my annual well exam, wing trim, beak polish, and a gram stain (that was embarrassing) and then he said ... I need to lose a few grams! What???? How rude!
I hope you had a better day.
Who is Pimer?
Hugs
Chyna

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08/15/2014 10:01.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo!
You are most welcome sweetie! You are doing a fantastic job at the KB! I am having so much fun!
Where in NC did your mom visit?
Sounds like you are having a lot of rain! Isn't it crazy how so many places are flooding from getting too much rain?
Awwww...poor Pimer. Why doesn't Oatie like him?
Hope you are having a great day!
Love,
Raffikki......ps.....I think Robin Williams movies would be great!

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08/15/2014 06:26.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 15--The Chuck Wagon part one
Howdy all, Chuey here with a TGIF Cattle Drive Post for you all. I think it is important that we all learn some history about one of the most important aspects of any cattle drive. THE CHUCK WAGON. Now, any cow-birdie worth it's weight in gold, loves to eat. We have been well fed by our wonderful cook Lizzie, and her two helpers Kaji and Mikey. They have been dishin' out some mighty tasty vittles.
There is a majestic beauty viewing over the massive grazing lands that run from Texas north through the Dakotas reaching into Canada. These plains expanded westward into Colorado meeting the rocky mountains and northwest to the Cascade Mountain Range. Scenic hills covered in tall Buffalo grass that whispers its historic past as one might sit silent reflecting upon the romantic images of the American West. As the wind blows through the wild blades of green stems that still flourish today, the sounds of the cowboys yawp can nearly be heard as they command their livestock on the long cattle-drives. Today, no other item best reflects the images of those cowboys who worked the cattle drives than the “Chuck Wagon”.
Prior to the Chuckwagon, Cowboys often relied on eating what they carried in their saddle bags such as dried beef, corn fitters or biscuits. In 1866, cattleman Charles Goodnight knowing the importance for his crew to drive cattle they'd require daily meals, bedrolls, extra gear and supplies. A humble Cowboy could work harder on a full stomach and a good night sleep. The trail would often last two or more months moving cattle several miles each day. Some drives lasting up to five months. Goodnight took a surplus Army Wagon made by Studebaker and added a large Pantry box to the wagon rear with a hinged door that laid flat to create a work table. The cook would then have everything he needed at arms length to prepare food. Shelves and drawers were added to the inside of the pantry to carry supplies and cooking gear. The larger pots, cast iron skillets and utensils would be carried in a box mounted below the pantry called the boot. The Army wagon merely was a light supply wagon of that period with Goodnight’s added design creating the invention of the CHUCK WAGON.
Tomorrow we will finish our history on the Chuck wagon. I smell dinner, gotta go!
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/15/2014 11:33.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie sneaks into Ipo's room
and pulls on her tail ! It may not be true love with Oatie and Pimer . . . maybe just some fibling rivalry ?

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08/15/2014 09:48.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo!
Thanks for flying by with the congrats! I'm sure, and mom knows, that most bird stores, and even the big stores, can care well for their birds. The store I was trapped in was probably an extreme case. I had actually been abused by the humans inside and had broken toes and had no perches or toys, ever. I had sores all over my feet from never having perches. My mom complained and no one listened. Finally, she went in and said "That bird is dying, I want to take her." The store people first said, "it's a boy, and it's crazy," but then said, "just take it--no charge, it's awful. Just by this food and we'll call it done." She did and the rest is history. (I AM a girl, by the way, and always have been. Pretty hard to miss among the Red Bellied Parrot crowd, since we have sexually dimorphic plumage...) It wasn't long until they had another bird in there, a green cheek, like you, only the cinnamon mutation. It had no toys and a cracked upper beak. A bad crack, and it wasn't eating. Mom called the corporate headquarters of the store chain. The top management was down within 24 hours. They fired all of the employees and restaffed the store. A close friend of mom's purchased the injured conure and mom nursed him back to health. Sadly, he passed over the Rainbow Bridge last year, but nothing to do with his rough start. He had many wonderful years where we got to visit nearly every week. All of that happened back in California. So far, the same store type here in Colorado seems to care well for their bird wards. Since we have 2 cats, one dog and 17 fish in the house, as well as we parrots, mom visits the stores regularly and always checks. :) Anyway, here's to making a short story long! Thanks for flying by, and cheers to you! ~Sarabi

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08/15/2014 09:33.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
there is something about pulling tails that is very hard to resist. i have been attempting to jump up in the air and pulls Coris tail lately. Cori just sits there and looks at me like i am nuts.

love Boo Boo

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08/14/2014 09:39.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a great day! Everything is fine here at my nest. I'm having some playtime with mom and soon I will head off to the play cage for my apple.
We have lots of chores to get done today and I think mom is going over to the market to get a few things. It's only at the end of our driveway so she won't be gone long. Later on we will be getting some cooking done. My beans and grains for my mash are soaking and mom will cook those tonight. I am hoping that some corn bread will be on the menu too! A little corn bread to go with my mash sounds like an excellent idea to me!
So Pimer and Oatie are little love birds?hehehehehe It sounds like there is always something interesting going on at your nest. I hope it all stays peaceful and that Oatie does not get too upset with Pimer!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
With love ~ Sugar

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08/14/2014 11:10.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still very pretty here and I am enjoying this last month of summer!

Today is the little niece Maddie 2nd birthday! Time flies! The picture in my gallery is from this morning! She is going to have a party today but I don't get to go. I guess one little kid around is okay but a whole bunch of them would be too much for me to take! I'll get to see her soon!

Merlin is shedding, Mandy is shedding and I am molting! That evil vacuum has been out way too much! mom tries to move us to different rooms when she uses it but she has had to use it so much in the past few days that one of us is always around! Merlin doesn't really care about it but it kind of freaks Mandy out! I go into Monster Bird mode and stomp around! Mom thinks it's funny when I do that! A little respect for the zon attitude is needed!!!!

Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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08/09/2014 12:00.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a great day! It's still very summery up here and we are enjoying it. It hasn't been too hot at all! It's been nice to have so much sunshine!
It's been a nice quiet day so far. I like the quiet ones!
When mom is working, she keeps her cell phone in the pocket of her apron. When she went on break last night she shoved her wallet into the pocket with the cell phone and accidentally dialed Aunt Theresa!! Mom goes on break at 1am so it was 4am at Aunt Theresa's house! Luckily Aunt Theresa was awake. She told mom that my Ceasaur and Cheeta are both doing well. If you didn't know, they were both bitten by one of their macaw fiblings who had escaped their cage! Ceasaur got his foot hurt and Cheeta ended up with a broken wing. They are both healing and will be just fine! That made me very happy and worth mom being embarrassed about calling at an ungodly hour! I keep telling you all that mom is such a dork!hahahahahahaha
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar

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08/04/2014 01:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello !!!!
Hello !!! Is anybirde here? Ipo you start the Kissing Booth today. There is a short line at the booth already.

Ms BB

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08/04/2014 01:43.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Ipo~
Congratulations to Mikey 61671 who has made it to the
10K Hall of Fame Club!!

Please stop by to congratulate him and enjoy the party we've put together for him! Page #197082

Thank you ~ Sugar

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08/03/2014 10:27.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Dropping off a reminder that you start the Kissing Booth this Monday. Is your Mom going to make up your KB picture for you? If so have her send it to my Dads lfpavairy e mail address. Its in the BC directory.

Still Ms BB

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08/01/2014 09:19.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Hello everyone, Chuey here with my very first BOTM blog. I am looking forward to a fun, and interesting month sharing each day with all my friends. Let me first begin by congratulating our new Queen Zeena on her awesome July campaign, and hope she enjoys her reign in the BC Castle,
The party is going strong over there and the food is greyt.
I plan this month on taking us all on an adventure and sharing some interesting information about birds along the way. I've asked my cousin SKY to provide us with his miniature ponies and horses so we can take a trail ride together. You'll need to bring along your sun screen and some extra clothes, just in case.
Today I want to take a moment to formally introduce myself as some of you might not know me yet. I am a very spoiled female Cockatiel who shares my cage and life with Mikey D. Mikey and I have one son, Kasper. Kasper is a very talented whistler and already can whistle the song " shortening bread". Kasper's photos are in my gallery.
I'm off to check on the ponies, but get ready to hit the trail tomorrow on day one of our adventure. "See ya later partners! "
love Chuey 245908

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08/01/2014 09:36.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo sweetie
July 30th BOTM POST
Hello to all my BC friends. Zeena here with today's BOTM Post. Today we will take a look at one of natures most beautiful birds, also my Momma Deb's" dream-bird", the Hyacinth Macaw.
The largest species of macaw, Hyacinth grows to be up to 40 inches (1 m) long. The Hyacinth Macaw survives today in three known distinct population in southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay. In 1990, the wild population was estimated to be 2,500 birds. The world’s captive population is probably much larger, numbering in the thousands. Today, the wild population is less then 600 individuals. They are critically endangered in their native habitat.
Of the 145 species of parrot in Central and South America, 45 are in danger of extinction. All 18 species of macaws are threatened. The primary causes are habitat loss and heavy exploitation for the pet trade. The Hyacinth Macaw is especially vulnerable to capture and habitat destruction because it is noisy, intrinsically fearless, predictable, and dependent on palm trees. Hyacinth Macaws do not breed every year even under the best circumstances, so the predation on chicks is particularly bad for the species’ survival. Since captured young survive so poorly (up to 99 percent die between capture and final sale), adults are sometimes trapped through liming of perches or use of baited clap-nets. Still, for every macaw that arrives safely abroad, it is likely that five died on the way.
The United States is the largest market for the exotic pet trade. In the last decade, 8.5 million birds, at least 85 percent of birds captured in the wild, were imported or smuggled into the United States. Even when the export of birds is controlled, the domestic bird trade often is not regulated. Another threat to the Hyacinth Macaw is the increased commercial sale of feather art by the Kayapo Indians of Gorotire in southern Brazil. The feathers from up to 10 Hyacinth Macaws are needed to make one headdress. In addition, ranchers kill Macaws because they believe that Hyacinths damage palm trees, which ranchers use for fenceposts, and scare cattle with their noisy behavior. In some places, local people still hunt Macaws for meat. Add to this clear-cutting of Rainforest and you can see the danger the Hyacinth population has to becoming extinct within the next decade.
Compound all the above and it is easy to calculate that their best chance of survival as a species is through captive breeding. Selling in Canada at upwards to $40,000US each these beauties of the Rainforest will remain one the worlds most desired Macaw species.
One more Question for Thought.
It is often people’s love of animals that causes them to desire exotic animal pets. What can be done to educate pet owners about the impacts of wild-caught birds and other animals?
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/30/2014 04:16.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
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 08:04.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Hello to all my BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST/ Today we stop for a visit in New Zealand's lush forests to meet the endangered, but beautiful New Zealand Pigeon. Thank you to all who shared their feelings regarding the cross species Galah Too and Cockatiel. The hatching of this specimen may answers years of debt over the relationship between Cockatoos and Cockatiel.


The New Zealand pigeon, arboreal fruit-pigeon found in forests from Northland to Stewart Island/Rakiura, ranging in habitats from coastal to mountainous .[6 The general morphology is that of a typical pigeon, in that it has a relatively small head, a straight soft-based bill and loosely attached feathers. It also displays typical pigeon behaviour, which includes drinking by suction, a wing-threat display, hitting with the wing when threatened, a diving display flight, a 'bowing' display, ritualized preening and 'billing' during courtship. New Zealand pigeons build flimsy, shallow, twiggy nests and feed crop milk to hatchlings.

The mainland New Zealand pigeon grows to some 51 centimetres (20 in) in length and 650 grams (23 oz) in weight, compared to 55 centimetres (22 in) and 800 grams (28 oz) for the Chatham Island variant.[8] The head, throat and wings are generally a shiny green-purple colour, but with a bronze tinge to the feathers. The breast is typically white and the bill red with an orange tip. The feet and eyes are red. Juveniles have a similar coloration but are generally paler with dull colours for the beak, eyes and feet and a shorter tail.

The New Zealand Pigeon breeds in spring and fall, dependent on the availability of fruit, especially figs. They eat both the fruit and leaves as well as flowers from several species of trees, and plants.New Zealand pigeons nest in trees, laying a single egg, in a flimsy nest constructed of a few twigs thrown together. The egg is incubated for 28–29 days and the young bird takes another 30–45 days to fledge. In seasons of plentiful fruit the pigeons can successfully nest up to four times.

The Department of Conservation is involved in educating the public about the plight of the New Zealand pigeon and encouraging local initiatives to save it. In Northland, the Department has been working with local iwi in an attempt to curb illegal poaching by educating young Maori about the disastrous effect this activity is having on the birds' survival rate. On the Chatham Islands, landowners have helped protect the habitat by creating reserves and fencing remnant bush to keep out stock. Numbers have recovered from a low of about 40 birds in the 1980s to around 525 in 2013.

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07/13/2014 01:18.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
July 12th BOTM POST
Hi everybirdie Zeena here with an interesting article we encountered while studying on the various Cockatoo species. Real or Hoax? We look for your thoughts on this. I know Spot Le' Blaze-atiel will be happy, it gives hope to him with his fiancee Miss Puffin.
HYBRID parrots are nothing new, with various matings occurring over the years, some deliberate, some accidental.

But the latest hybrid that I’ve come across is really incredible, with the environment and the circumstances under which it was bred truly amazing.
Nikki, who lives in New South Wales, has bred a galah-cockatiel cross, which as far as I can ascertain is a world first. She had a 12-year-old male galah in an aviary with five female cockatiels and six male cockatiels. Three pairs of cockatiels were breeding happily and Nikki got the shock of her life when she walked past the cage one day and saw a decidedly different-looking bird sitting on a perch.
“It was a young bird and obviously a cross between the galah and a light yellow coloured six-year-old cockatiel, with the parent birds definitely bonded and together all the time,” she said.

“The young bird is around 25 per cent larger than a cockatiel, with a galah’s body shape that’s grey all over.

“He has an orange galah-style crest, dusty orange chest, deep orange cheek patches, with wings more like a cockatiel in colour but the shape of a galah’s wings.” Joseph Forshaw, the world renowned parrot expert and author of the classic Australian Parrots book, said he had never heard of a galah crossing with a cockatiel anywhere in the world.

“I have never heard of a cockatiel crossing with anything, although I have heard of people trying to cross them with other parrots,” Mr Forshaw said.

He said "recent DNA tests had indicated that cockatiels are related to Australia’s black cockatoos. I guess the fact that the cockatiel has bred with a member of the cockatoo family proves conclusively that it is a part of that family,”

Avian vet Tim Oldfield was skeptical when told of the mutation, but changed his tune when shown the photo. “I have to admit it looks exactly like a cockatiel galah cross, quite amazing,” he said.

The woman who bred the bird took it inside to hand-feed it, intending to make it a pet.

“He’s very quiet and friendly and I’ve been offered $15,000 for him, but people have told me he’s worth a lot more because he’s the only one in the world,” she said. “Three of the logs were used by the cockatiels and the other box was used by the parents of the hybrid baby,” she said."The logs are impossible for a Galah to fit inside easily. There is no other explanation to his appearance in the aviary.

If this indeed is a true cross, it answers many questions of the relationship of our Cockatoo species to the Cockatiels. Whether the baby is fertile and able to reproduce was not indicated. article from 2006.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/12/2014 04:06.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It is very
HOT HOT HOT and I HATE HATE HATE it!hahahahahahaha
We have not had to use the portable AC yet and I only need to make it through the next couple of days and it will be over!
Somehow Rio and Skye were not on the Hatchday list for today so I hope you can get over to wish them a Happy Hatchday! Their page number is 242433. Thanks!
Enjoy your Saturday! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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