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Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi

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My mom used to work from home and now has to go to another location to work all day long. I started screaming in the morning and really load when she came home at night. Chris thought I was going to start plucking, so she decided to send me to a home where I would have lots of company and attention..

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Hi! My name is Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi

I am a Green-Winged Macaw from Newton, NJ.

Chico, Big Boy, General Birdzilla

10 years old   M

Green-Winged Macaw

ANY fresh fruit or nuts. Hazelnuts rule! Walnuts work, also!

On my corner perch inside my cage, on the big swing and then there's that nice T Stand (when Elvis isn't on it)

I will step up and come out of my cage on my terms only and there better be a treat waiting!

She takes me upstairs to the photo studio where I hang out on a T Stand with a great view of the forest. I also sit and help her make our birdie toys in the studio. I also am mom's personal training flapping my wings as she walks the treadmill and marching my feetsies as she lifts weights!

Shaking my head from side to side like Stevie Wonder, saying no. Screaming duets with my frother Doo the U2. Shadow dancing on the back of the couch with the wall..

"Do not be afraid of them" jos 10-8.

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  Hi Joshua
Thanks for stopping by and helping us celebrate my BOTD win. Its always fun times at the castle and we love seeing everybirdy!

This may date us a bit but mom is reminded this morning of an old Johnny Cash song - Five Foot High And Rising ... thinking about the wall of water coming into the city real soon. This is a slow moving system and its going to cause more flooding ... sure wish mom could have stayed home from work ... then again we always wish that lol.

Have an awesome day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

05/28/2015 05:32.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Josh
Thanks for celebrating my hatchday with me, and for getting me to be your BOTD on TiPaul's hatchday... an extended party for us... Marley

TiPaul here to thank you for wishing me a Happy Hatchday! Big parties are the bestest, and without all our friends here on BC, we could never do it. Marley forgot to mention - a special thank you goes out to Lizzie for those enormous cakes... to heck with the carrot cakes Mom had - Lizzie cakes are the best!
Hugs from TiPaul

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you for BOTD!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER - WOW! Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, TiPaul and Cubird at the Derby Milonga, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Jockey Marley & Exchange Rate, Zak - Off to the milonga tomorrow... & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

03/05/2015 09:00.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
HEY VACUUMS ARE SUPPOSE TO SUCK. i hate the cord more. especially with mom flinging it everywhere.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

02/15/2015 10:08.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Josh
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

I gave a hundred Valentine’s
A hundred, did I say?
I gave a thousand Valentine’s
One cold and wintry day.
I didn’t put my name on them
Or any other words
Because my Valentine’s were seeds
For February Birds
roses are red
violets are blue
love is sweet
and so are you

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

02/14/2015 04:35.48 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY NEW YEAR
LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

12/31/2014 09:35.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Joshua
i think Santa bird has a good sense of humor and took it all in stride when i made him fart plus it sure did make me laugh.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

12/28/2014 03:11.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Josh and the Stark Flock
MERRY X-MAS to you and yours.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

12/25/2014 10:47.17 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Are you ready for some FOOT~BALL???
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  `Ü´ Greetings & A Happy Day After
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  `Ü´ Greetings & A Lovely Monday to You
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  `Ü´ Greetings & OH! MY!! GOODness!!!
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  `Ü´ Greetings & Good Evening
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  `Ü´ ** TODAY is THE DAY ! ! ! **
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  `Ü´ Greetings and Welcome to This Week’s
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  SEASON AND PLAYOFF DEVELOPMENT
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  `Ü´ Greetings & Happy Sunday
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  `Ü´ Greetings & Welcome to Week 11 …
11/14/2014 06:25.54 PM Report This Comment  
  11/14/2014 06:25.45 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings Mr Joshua Chico!
11/12/2014 12:04.19 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings, Mr Joshua Chico ...
11/10/2014 06:39.45 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Happy Weekend
11/09/2014 10:46.46 AM Report This Comment  
  EACH TEAM IS ALLOWED
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  `Ü´ Heavenly Father must be laughing
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  Now, moving on …
11/07/2014 10:35.43 AM Report This Comment  
  DEFINITIONS
11/07/2014 10:35.35 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Happy FootBall Sunday to You!!!
11/03/2014 11:15.24 AM Report This Comment  
  STITCH’S SPICY POPCORN
11/03/2014 11:14.25 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´Greetings and Happy Halloween, Mr Joshua Chico!
10/31/2014 08:09.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Cori knocks on Josh's door
she has a bag of fresh organic peanuts as a housewarming gift for his new SS home

it sure looks clean and the SS glistens as Josh sits inside showing off how large it is

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

09/15/2014 09:54.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Josh
will the new cage be Stainless Steel? i hope you love the new cage right from the get go. sometimes new houses scare us until we determine that they are safe.

What happens when weeds and insects evolve into superweeds and superbugs? And refuse to die when doused with Monsanto’s toxic poisons?Enter Monsanto’s dump “More On” Strategy. More herbicides. More insecticides. Each one more toxic than the next.

Consumers hold the key to ending Monsanto’s “Moron Strategy.”
We do it by forcing states to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws. Which in turn will force Big Food to replace GMO ingredients with non-GMO alternatives.

It isn’t just Monsanto that’s escalating the “Moron Strategy.”
Dow’s new GMO corn and soy varieties are engineered to withstand massive amounts of a new herbicide concocted from a combination of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, and 2,4-D, one of the chemicals used in the deadly Vietnam-era “Agent Orange” herbicide.

The EPA has already approved the new “Deadly Duo” herbicide. And the USDA—over the objections of more than 50 members of Congress and hundreds of thousands of citizens—is expected any day now to approve the crops it will be sprayed on.

Why approve this new “Deadly Duo?” Because the millions of pounds of glyphosate and 2,4-D herbicides already being sprayed on GMO crops aren’t working anymore.

It would be great if the FDA and USDA would protect consumers from the madness of Monsanto’s “Moron” Strategy.But instead, our government agencies are intent on protecting only one thing: "CORPORATE PROFITS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact last year, the FDA actually raised the limit of glyphosate residue allowed on your fruits and vegetables—despite several new studies exposing glyphosate’s toxicity. According to one of those studies, glyphosate is “insidious and manifests slowly over time, as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body… it may in fact be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment.”

Only a moron would want to use more, not less, of the “most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” right?

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

09/09/2014 10:46.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Josh
today mom has us outside for exactly 10 minutes. it was cool at 72 but it was very sunny. mom smelled something awful which was blowing in from the s/e which is unusual since most winds blow in from the n/w. dad screamed get those birds inside and mom frantically gathered us up and brought us back in just when Boo Boo's friend the lonely blue jay came over to see her and i was enjoying a few rays on my feathers.. the parents thinks the smell is a new neighbor dong something toxic with their house.

Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?
fascinating research originating from Harvard’s School of Public Health. Published in Lancet Neurology, assessed five chemicals and metals known as “neurotoxicants” which are substances that are toxic to the brain and nervous system. The researchers analyzed the effects of a group of pesticides known as “organophosphates.”

After assessing the effects of typical organophosphate exposure in children aged 0 to 5, the Harvard researchers found that this class of pesticides caused a collective drop in IQ of 16,899,488 points. Because brain functions develop sequentially, the full effects of early neurotoxic damage might not become apparent until school age or beyond.

Because early childhood exposure to pesticides through playing on sprayed lawns and eating produce containing the toxins can result in a loss of cognitive skills, the exposure reduces these children’s intellectual and economic potential. the health implications to children (and potentially adults as well, since this study only explored the effects on children) is of serious concern.

After assessing the full economic impact, the scientists estimated that for each loss of one IQ point a person‘s estimated lifetime earnings capacity also dropped by USD $18,000 or €12,000.

The journal Environmental Health Perspectives established a link between pesticide exposures and autism.

With the mounting evidence of the health, social, environmental, and economic implications of our continued use of toxic pesticides, isn’t it time for a total ban of these toxic substances?

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

09/07/2014 10:18.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico!
I turned 6 months today! I missed seeing you yesterday but will be there in a couple of weeks. Sending my little winghugs and kisses. See you soon! A vote for you too!

Come visit me, Angel & Starbuck RIP 3-12-14.

08/10/2014 04:24.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hear YE, Hear YE
Queen Zeena hereby formally invites you to attend a Royal Banquet at the Castle, in the beautiful Rose Garden on the evening of Thursday August 7th beginning at 6 PM EST. ( party will be held on Zeena's page 255116)

" I wish to thank you for all your support during my July campaign for Bird of the Month. I fully enjoyed myself and hope that you did also. I learned a few new things while researching on each daily topic, which made it even more fun and educational for me.
Your feed-back and ideas were all appreciated and very informative. I am always surprised just how quickly a month can pass, but this one was far too short.
Once more, Thank YOU one and all for your help. I would NOT be here in the castle if it were not for each of you!"
love and scritches Zeena

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

08/03/2014 11:01.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Joshua
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

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/01/2014 09:09.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Joshua and Blue
hello everybirdie. Zeena here on my final day of July. Today I want to take the time to thank you all for all the wonderful comments, and helpful topic input. When any bird runs for BOTM, it is a family affair. No one can make it to the BC Castle with out the help and votes of their many friends. I have met many awesome birds this month, and have learned a great deal about the various species we visited.
With a flock legacy of BOTMs to follow after, it was a challenge to equal their efforts and enthusiasm. Sky, Little Angel (Adler) and my frother Casey set the measure by which I hoped to inform and share with you. I had the most wonderful month. Thank you one and all.
This being my final BOTM Post I decided to stop by and visit with a beautiful and unusual species that is a delight to watch.

The Black Palm Cockatoo is considered to be the most beautiful of the Cockatoos.

However, the Palm Cockatoo is endangered in the wild and is mostly kept for breeding purposes. While the Palm Cockatoo is known for being loving and affectionate, just like any Cockatoo, they are also very needy. If you own a Cockatoo, then you know why they are called the "love sponges" of the parrots. And you also know that they are the most needy of all the pet birds and often love their owners too much.

Cockatoos require a lot of time and attention--much more than any other pet bird. If you are able to spend at least two full hours a day with your bird (out of his cage), not leave the house for 6 or more hours everyday, cook for your bird and provide him with a variety of healthy foods, handle the loud screaming, afford the large cage and huge amount of toys, and deal with the adjustment stage that can include aggression, then rescuing a Cockatoo might be a great idea. Make sure you research as much as possible because you don't want to add to the already out-of-hand rescue problem.

Because so many Cockatoos are left to rescues, I highly encourage you to visit your local parrot rescue, see what I'm talking about, and consider rescuing one of these poor majestic creatures instead of buying one in a store. If you can handle all this, then this really might be the right bird for you.

But keep in mind that Black Palm Cockatoos in particular are very hard to find. They can cost upwards of $16,000 because of their rarity and endangered status. So, don't get your hopes up if you have your mind set on this species.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

07/31/2014 01:54.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Joshua and Blue
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

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

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