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I used to live in a nice small cage with my friend Charlie who is a Mitred Conure. He would let me have a treat after he first checked them out and ate most of them. If I went for food or a treat first he would remind me that HE was king of the cage by biting, scratching and screaming at me. I never had my nails trimmed and in the small house of my owners there were lots of children that poked at me and grabbed me. I couldnt climb very well because of my nails and was very clumsy and dull looking. One day a nice man and his wife came by and within an hour Charlie and I we on a ride in a truck to a big home. It was scary, but no children and the rooms were very big. Before we left, the man gave my mommy $50.

When we got to the new place, my new daddy left and when he came back there was a shiny new apartment that he set up across the room from me and Charlie. He opened our door and Charlie flew did I...guess he didnt know our wings we not clipped! I ran into the window and he quickly wrapped me in a towel. When he pulled the towel away I was in a penthouse deluxe apartment with a view - Awesome. Best part...Charlie was on the other side of the room and he was pissed! 10 years I lived with him since I was a baby, but now I can eat first and have treats. Within a month Charlie moved out...what a great day that was!

Since then I feel great, I have been treated like the queen that I am. I love my daddy and now that I'm to be petted, scritched, showered and go for walks on his shoulder! He wants to say something...

Within a month of selling Charlie to a great home (where he is getting all the attention), Mabel's color changed from dull, dirty green to the vibrant iridescent green she is today. It took 2 years for her to trust me to step-up, 8 years to be able to caress her head at all. Now she loves it when I pinch her annoying new feathers, always wants my attention and is not a fan of cell phones. We moved a year ago from Rochester, Minnesota to the tropical paradise of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We all love it here!
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Hi! My name is Mabel

I am an Amazon from Cruz Bay, St. John, VI.

Sa Sa, Baby Girl

28 years old   F


LeFabre treats, peanuts, toast, chicken bone, ribs, steak, beans of any kind, plus whatever the people are eating! (I don't always get that stuff...but I try)

Top of the cage, "daddy's" shoulder, shower perch - used to live where there was snow, now I see the ocean and some strange looking birds!

Children, or anyone moving or using their hands too fast

He loves me! (just wish that mommy wasn't around to use up the extra attention)

I have trained my owner to respond to various activities.

It's all about me!.

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  Hi Mabel,

You're just so beautiful and what a great rescue story. I'm so glad you have a Forever Home just like me. My name is Oz and I'm a Rose Breasted Cockatoo. Mommy is my 3rd owner and she says that I'm now in my Forever Home. I'm so happy cause I really like it here. She also wants to know if I know I'm a Cockatoo cause I'm sweet and very quiet. What does she mean by that? Want to be Friends? Please stop by and see me and my Flock sometime (think that line came from an old Movie LOL) cause we love getting company. Before I leave I'm gonna vote for you. Bye for now and Merry Christmas.

P.S. My Mommy said something about you being in Paradise. She was in St. Thomas years ago and she said it was just beautiful.


12/23/2011 02:17.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Mabel!
I just LLLLOOOVVEEE your name! Congrats on BOTD!!

Hugs, Peatree

Come visit me, Jester Bean, Pressie, Honey Belle, Grey Bird, Paris, Peatree & Angel Budgies.

11/12/2011 08:16.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel ~
Congratulations on becoming today's BIRD OF THE DAY! Bet you've had a lot of fun, huh? Also, welcome to Bird Channel ~ You're going to have a lot of fun here! Leaving you a BIG WELCOME VOTE ~


Come visit me, Poco, Pico, Bindi - R.I.P. ♥ & Skittles - R.I.P. ♥.

11/12/2011 07:54.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
What a lovely story! Congratulations on winning botd! Enjoy the castle to the fullest for the time
here sure goes fast for some reason…Chi chi and Gus

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

11/12/2011 05:22.12 PM Report This Comment  
  hi Mabel!
Congratulations on being BOTD! That is so awesome! Your story is really heartwarming! Hope you have a BIRDiful day!

Come visit me, Talko burrito Lindsey.

11/12/2011 05:14.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel,
We are flying by to give you this special vote
and to wish you a very happy day! What a grand Honor to become Bird of the Day!
You sure are a very pretty bird!
We hope you had lots of fun at the castle!

Come visit me, Sunflower, FRODO & Luvie Family.

11/12/2011 05:06.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Mabel
Punkin curtsies to the queen. I do hope you had a wonderful day at the castle. What a wonderful way to join BC!
Could you vote for me please. I'm trying to become BOTM and would really love your help. I'm telling a story about our move TO NC. All the stories are on my frother Shaggys' page as well....Whee! We're gonna be on the move....
Part 10.....Mom got all the packing done and has spent nights cleaning. Unfortunately we've all been put in small cages for the trip. It's awful being packed in the's pretty hot right now and we are NOT liking it...Oh here comes big finch...Only....his female got out when mom was giving them food. OH NO!! THE BABY! So far he's caring for the little one but mom says it may not make it. Not a good thing at all to think of. Poor boy he's calling to his left the van open because the hen is flying in the tree calling....All us finches call her but she flies away. NO COME BACK!
Mom and dad can't put it off any longer, we have to leave. Good bye pretty girl...we tried! It's so awful listening to both of them trying to call the girl. mom checks and daddy is taking care of far so good. So here we are NC OR BUST!! We're all real quiet for a long long time until we realize we're stuck in these things ALL DAY! Mom made sure we have shades so cars and trucks passing won't worry us as much and we're on the shady side of the car. Hey it's kinda fun. Look at all the wild cousins out there! Quit shoving! MOM!!! WOW! Kiwi and Sophie and Sidney say we're going past the town Lisa lives. BYE LISA! The day keeps going and going. We sure are tired. I'm glad none of us gets car sick. Lucky bigger birds...they get to get out of their cages. We're jealous. Dad and mom are talking about where to sleep...yeah, sleep. Next thing we know mom has put covers on us but it doesn't feel like we're stopping for long. Oh well, we're mostly doing good...big finch is still calling for his mate. That makes us all feel so too. going to Sleeeeep now.....
Thank you for your vote and hope to see you tomorrow

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/19/15, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

11/12/2011 04:49.13 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
congrats on botd!!

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

11/12/2011 04:32.37 PM Report This Comment  
  hi mabel
congratulations on winning botd today. hope you are having a fun filled day. love corie and boo boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake&PiddyGirl vote Kacey&MikeyBOTM 229611, CORI vote Kacey & Mikey BOTM 229611 & BOO BOO vote Kacey & Mikey BOTM 229611.

11/12/2011 04:06.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mabel
I am so happy for you sweet girl. Your colors were probably yucky like mine but like you mine are beautiful now too. I am very glad you are away from that Charlie and you have a loving home now.
Congratulations for being Queen for the day.


Come visit me, Indigo*Fly Free Bailey and Sunny, Corona Thinking of Hulk, Bella, Chesty**Fly Free Baileybird*, Macalune-Loves Paulie**Vote Roscoe 151531 BOTM!, Tampa *Always in our hearts***, Soldier Jerry**What a Surprise! Thank You Everyone, Holly, Captain Loves Squeaky & Cheetah **Fly Free Bailey**.

11/12/2011 03:50.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Mabel!
Hope you're enjoying your big day! Welcome to BC!

Your friend,

Come visit me, Pepper & Jamaica, Butterball, Apollo, Annie, NAME THAT TUNE ! !, Chardonnay, Rico & Paulie - the Ninja Budgies, Buddy Beak, Sally - In Loving Memory & Valentine.

11/12/2011 03:49.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Mabel
Congratulations on Bird of the day!
We hope that its a fun one!!! :)
Hugs, Mango

Ps... What a wonderful story about how you met your new Daddy!! It makes me smile to know that your now treated like the Beautiful Queen that you are!!!

Come visit me, Callie*, * Mango*, GREEN*, Peetie Today I'm 9!!!, Paulie* & Little Angel Peep meets Lola at the RB 6/8/14.

11/12/2011 01:33.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD!
What a wonderful beautiful girl!! Have a great day!!

Come visit me, Prince, Kiki, Chloe, Bibo, Peach & Ben.

11/12/2011 01:23.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations, Mabel
...not only on your Bird of the Day Win but the wonderful twist of fate that's given you the life every parrot dreams of. I'm so glad you've joined us here on the BC. It's a delight to meet you.

K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

11/12/2011 01:02.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Roscoe
Hey Mabel,CONGRATULATIONS on botd!! Hope you enjoy the castle. V4u,lol


11/12/2011 12:30.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Roscoe
Hey Mabel,CONGRATULATIONS on botd!! Hope you enjoy the castle. V4u,lol


11/12/2011 12:30.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
I'm Popeye.
Welcome to the Bird Channl and congratulations on winning BOTD.

Come visit me, ALEX **Praying for Panther's mom**, POPEYE **Praying for Panther's mom**, SAWYER **Praying for Panther's mom**, BLUE & JEWEL **Praying for Panther's mom**, GINGER **Praying for Panther's mom** & CALICO **Praying for Panther's mom**.

11/12/2011 11:17.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! You are a very lovely lady. My parronts want to go to St John's some day. They usually go to a Caribbean island every early spring. But, not this year ... maybe one of these years (soon I hope says Mom)!!! Have fun on your special day.

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/12/2011 10:48.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mabel~
It is very nice to meet you!
Congratulations on being our BOTD! I am so very happy for you!!
I do hope you enjoy the day at the castle!
I have added your royal portrait to the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
I hope you will feel free to stop by my page anytime! You will always be welcome!
Hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar~Get Kacey & Mikey the Badge 229611 & The Calendar Page.

11/12/2011 10:00.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
I hope we can get to be friends! Welcome to BC, congratulations on BOTD today, and we are so glad you are in a home where you are loved and appreciated for who you are. Congratulations to dad as well, for all his patience! Hugs, Falco, Willie, and Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

11/12/2011 09:40.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pretty Lady
Always good to see a new beak at the table. I hope you get a chance of meet Zak. (I'm Zak's dad). ATB!

Rob, Entrelacs, QC.

11/12/2011 08:58.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations for being BOTD!
Sam bows to her Majesty Queen Mabel! Your story about how you met your new parront left a tug on my heart for you! I'm so happy you have a new home, a new dad, and a new life! Welcome to the Bird Channel where you will meet lovely & loving birds and parronts! I hope you have a wonderful Saturday in the Castle! Sam offers the Queen a lovely rose with no thorns! I've learned those rose petals are pretty AND tasty! Organic, no pesticides or fungicides! Sam bows to her Highness and exits the Throne Room!

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam & Miranda On The Dance Floor of the Prom.

11/12/2011 08:52.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
Welcome and Congratulations on BOTD. i left you a vote for your special day, enjoy, hope you get lots of treats and extra love. ( )>

Rita, Warner Robins, GA.

11/12/2011 08:04.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations, Mabel,
you sure hit the jackpot with your new home...and guess what! you deserve it...

You have nice yellow cheeks like me...I love having my scritched...

Enjoy youself at the castle today...

Wing hugs, Scoober


11/12/2011 07:55.28 AM Report This Comment  
  You got my vote
Queen Mabel

The story of your life is an inspiration to us all.

What a beautiful Queen Bird of the Day you Make.

I love your Chewed Box (I do that too).

Have a marvelous day being Queen (although I'm sure your mom and dad consider you to be a QUEEN all the time)

Come visit me, HeShe.

11/12/2011 06:10.56 AM Report This Comment  
congrats on bird of the day, left you a vote

Come visit me, Petrie.

11/12/2011 06:01.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning from Knightdale NC
Hi Mabel CONGRADULATIONS Not only are you a pretty LadyBird you also a very beautiful Queen. Have a wonderful fun day in the castle. Your friends The Styron Flock

Come visit me, MICKEY, LANCE AND DELIA, Becky BeBop Feb 1989-Dec 12 2011, TOMTOM, Sunni, Nico, ANDY & Marti.

11/12/2011 05:56.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations ono BOTD
I am Zak, the present BOTM - welcome to Bird Channel and to the castle for the day. I see you are an orange winged amazon like me. I had a rough start in life too, and am still afraid of hands, but my new owner is great. I had an accident last week and nobidry knows what happened and I had to get one of my toes amputated, so now I am riding around on George the Tiger, but he is tame so don't worry when you see us.

Come visit me, Little Bit, Chloe & Leroy - We"re all 6 now!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max - Thanks every birdy for BOTD!, Jasper&Marley at the Kissing Booth, Micky-Celebrating at the Bridge,thanks to you all!, PEPPER - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, TiPaul -Thanks you all for BOTD!, Floop & Porky - ready to win the race!, Marley&Jasper at the Kissing Booth, Zak - Off to the milonga tomorrow... & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

11/12/2011 05:16.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mabel!
Congratulations on winning BOTD!
You shine Beautifully!

We hope you have a gr8 day at the castle.

Welcome to BC! We love stories with happy endings....
Would you like to be friends with me?

Take care
A BOTD vote for you!
Alohi Greyson & flock

Come visit me, Alohi Greyson"Please say a prayer for my grandma", Myron, Precious..., Princess Jazmyn"Wow!! What a surprise! Thank u all, Tweetie, Bubbles & R.I.P. Pebbles 11/28/11 LUV U, Alexander " R.I.P. Bailey 9/21/11 We ♥ U & Princess.

11/12/2011 02:31.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
11/12/2011 01:29.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
11/12/2011 12:40.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Great story!

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

11/11/2011 09:33.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mabel!
Hello from another fellow amazon! I see you love the shower too! I can't wait to get on my shower perch! Have a great day! and stop by and say hi to your new zon friend.

Bing Amazon

Come visit me, Annie B. Congo & Bing.

11/11/2011 08:48.04 PM Report This Comment  
Left you a vote!

Come visit me, King Tut & Sudoku.

11/11/2011 02:53.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mabel
11/11/2011 07:44.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mabel
Welcome to BC.
Here's a vote.

Come visit me, Ruby.

11/11/2011 06:12.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to bird Channel!
It sounds like you have a way better home now! do you like toys? Anyway, Welcoem to There is always stuff to do and parties to go to. The one coming up in called the Milonga. There is always new birds to meet and new friends to make. Come visit me sometime!

Hugs and preens


....., ............, VT.

11/11/2011 05:30.20 AM Report This Comment  
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