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Hi! My name is Raindrop

I am a Budgerigar from Bel Air, MD.



2 years old   F

Budgerigar

Broccli, spry millit

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She lets us fly around while she's watching and she provides us with everything we need.

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  Hi Raindrop
Spotlightlight on Caring--February 6th-Cappy
February 6th SPOTLIGHT on CARING-Cappy part 3
Hello BC friends, Sky here with the conclusion to our interview with my good friend Cappy & his Mom Terri. I wish to take this opportunity to THANK all our dear friends who have stopped by with condolences and floral gifts for our sweet fister RUBY, a Blue Crown Conure who left us last Thursday evening. Your love has helped us through this most difficult time. Now back to the "REST OF THE STORY"
SKY: tell us you did when your where faced with all these health issues on a newly adopted bird?
Terri: We did call the guy we bought him from to let him know that Cappy was very sick and the guy had the gall to ask me why I had taken him to the vet. He did offer to have us return him but I was already committed to Cappy and knew this guy would NOT do what was right by Cappy or his other birds. He wouldn’t entertain the idea of helping with the vet bill. I was so mad I ended up calling the Oklahoma City bird mart and sent out the alarm that I had purchased a very sick bird there. I believe they have since closed the Oklahoma City Bird Marts! I have tried to contact head office about this dealer but never got a response. I sent out the alarm also to local bird clubs that I found online. I was so upset that people out there don’t care one lick for the health and happiness of these beautiful creatures nor do they care about anything other than the almighty dollar. I suspect this dealer continues to sell sick birds but I have sent out messages to everyone I can think of to not buy from him.
Sky: can you give us a few ideas what other problems you then had to work through?
Terri: After Cappy became healthy he started attacking my husband at what seemed like every turn and he had melt down when Rudy would fly by him which resulted in bad bites to my husband. My husband has had his ears pierced twice, his nose pierced once, his eyebrow pierced once and his fingers pretty near shredded on numerous occasions. Please note that we do not generally allow him on the shoulder … he typically launches himself from the arm or lap to your face or just chews away at the fingers. As we watched and tried to figure out what caused these attacks we learned a few things.
Sky: please continue. I know we all are interested in your observations:
Terri: Cappy is a daddy’s boy, he is very attached to my husband and looks for and to him. Cappy had been known to attack women but I have been very lucky in that he hasn’t attacked or hurt me to the extent he has my husband. The old axiom of hurting the one you love the most seems to fit here

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

02/06/2013 03:33.57 PM Report This Comment  
  conclusion
2) Cappy didn’t like people talking with their hands (he would go into meltdown screaming and attack mode) – We are still working to de-sensitize him to moving hands … we suspect he has been hit in the past and that is the cause for his overreaction.I have tried to make a game with my hand movements so he understands that I am not going to hurt him and now he may even get a little playful with regards to hand movements. Playing peek-a-boo with larger hand movement is one method I have used
3)Cappy doesn’t like to be put in his cage – My husband would get bitten nightly at Cappy’s bedtime …. He just never wanted to be put to bed no matter what time it was. We have to towel him every night and put him in his cage inside the towel and then close the door and reach in and get the towel. That prevents Cappy from biting and he doesn’t get near as worked up about going to bed.
4) Cappy LOVES towels …. Strange as it seems he loves to be toweled and hugged and snuggled. When Cappy starts into a meltdown a towel can calm him down rather quickly, we just towel him, hug him and tell him he is ok and we love him and he settles down …. most of the time we can release him and he will remain calm but sometimes he may not and then we have to put him in his cage for timeout.
As we have learned and implemented the things above Cappy has become much calmer and the bites have subsided a lot …. We still have them now and then but they are not as intense and they are becoming less frequent. Another thing we have learned is that when he is in a meltdown we must remain calm and patient and to reduce our energy as well and that makes a huge difference in how Cappy responds to us.
SKY;Please tell us one or more things you feel are important to share with other bird owners?
Terri: Patience, Love, Understanding, the ability to put yourself in their feathers can go a long way to solving many problems. Bites can be the most difficult thing to endure, because as humans we do take it personally, and bites HURT. But we can learn to understand, respect and prevent future bites to a certain extent. Every bird has their own unique personality and as such they all present different body language that we as humans must learn to read and understand. It can be summed up in the words of my husband’s two co-workers. One said I had to be totally committed to the welfare of our birds and the other said I just needed to be totally committed. One thing that seemed to help my husband deal with Cappy’s biting is the way he viewed it. He used the analogy of getting a 4 year old human child that had been bounced around 4 or 5 different homes in a short period of time and how would that child react and how would you respond.
Sky: Cappy, Mom Terri thank you so much for this very informative interview. I hope we all can gain something from it.
with my heart filled with love,
SKY 224183

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

02/06/2013 03:09.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks, will try that:)

Come visit me, Skye & How to persuade??.

02/04/2013 08:11.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Breathtaking
Another one of your beautiful birds, another vote!! :)

Come visit me, Skye & How to persuade??.

02/02/2013 01:46.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raindrop
January 30th SPOTLIGHT on CARING-Cappy part 2
Hi every bird, SKY here with this weeks SPOTLIGHT on CARING Part 2 as we continue our interview with Cappy and his Mom Terri. I'd like to take a moment to ask for continued prayer for Ms Chirps -228922 Momma Rea who was taken to Hospital in Rochester, NY this afternoon. We hope to be able to update you asap. SKY; Please tell us the history of Cappy, and how & when he joined your flock:

Terry; We found Cappy at a bird mart in Oklahoma city while we were hunting for bird toys. A kid of about 8 was walking around with him and he was a snuggle bunny and just wanted to be held and to cuddle. My husband and I handled him and he was so lovable and kept telling us he was a good boy and a good bird. We handled him for about 2-3 hours, then we went to talk to the owner. This guy also had a poor Ekkie who looked horrible and you couldn’t even approach it … probably should have set alarm bells off in my head but I was more attuned to Captain who seemed healthy and happy. Cappy was being sold because he had a history of attacking women… from what we could understand Cappy went from original home, because of bad behavior/biting, and into a exotic sale in Tennessee where the dealer in Oklahoma picked him up for a quick resale. Our vet Tech was also at this particular bird mart and we showed her Cappy. We all felt he was in good health and his feathers looked pretty good other than an awful butcher job for a wing trim.

SKY: I understand that there were a number of very serious issues that came up once Cappy joined your flock. Can you elaborate?

TERRY; The first problem we noticed was within a day of purchase. Cappy was sitting at the bottom of cage and appeared ill so we got him to the vet ASAP. He tested positive for Chlamydia and PBFD. Immediately we removed Dory and Rudy from the home and sent them to a friend until we could figure things out with Cappy. Cappy underwent 10-11 weeks of antibiotic shots in his chest before he was cleared of the Chlamydia. After he was cleared of the Chlamydia we re-tested for PBFD and came back negative so finally after about 12 weeks he was pronounced healthy.
Sky; due to space limits by BC we shall conclude this interview next Wednesday. Thank you Cappy & Mom Terry for sharing your experiences with bringing a new bird into your flock!
with my heart filled with love.
SKY 224183

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

01/29/2013 10:53.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raindrop
January 16th Spotlight on Caring part 2
Hello all my BC friends! Sky here with the conclusion of my interview with Mr Kiddo and his wonderful Mom Pam. I must apologize that I failed to post Kiddo`s photo SKY: In what other ways are you involved in BC? KIDDO: My partner, RaneBeau, and I organize the monthly milonga, which is a virtual party which usually has a theme corresponding in some way with the month. For instance in October we had a cemetery tour to go with Halloween. In May we always have the Annual Milonga Derby to go along with the Kentucky Derby with the assistance of Chyna and her mom who are Derby afficianados. And we are always open to suggestions for a new theme or activities to go with a repeat theme. Don't be shy! We love it when other birdies get involved. That is what BC is all about. Community!
SKY: Are you involved with any bird rescues, clubs etc outside of BC? PAM: I truly wish the answer to this one was yes. I have been looking for a bird club in my area for years. There just aren't any. In fact, we rarely have Bird Fairs or Shows either, and I am so envious when I hear about the great ones in other parts of the country. I do sign on to the Animal Rescue Site every day and click to contribute to them, and when there is a contest I vote for the Oasis Sanctuary in AZ.
SKY: WHAT IS YOUR ONE THING you'd like to say about birds in general? PAM: Not all birds can be lucky enough to stumble in to a home where a bond like the one we have formed occurs. And although Dad is not bonded with Kiddo (Kiddo is jealous of him), he is understanding and never is mean to him (although he is not above a few terrible jokes about parrot stew).
And I hope all new parrot people do what I did and research to learn the things they need to know. The first food I bought for Kiddo was seeds, and his first cage was a parakeet cage (which he destroyed in less than one week). I learned very quickly by asking questions at the pet store, reading books from the library and subscribing to Bird Talk, that there is always something new to learn about these fascinating creatures who have so much love and companionship to give us when we are smart enough to recognize it.
SKY: Thank you Kiddo and Mom Pam for your insight into the BOTD/BOTM titles, and for sharing with us all for love for birds, and the wish that all owners would do their research BEFORE they buy the bird.
I am looking for other birds, flocks or individuals who would like to share about their interest in birds, how they got their bird(s) and how they try to make this world a better for for all us feathered beings. Please contact asap so we can plan February's SPOTLIGHT'S on CARING.
with my heart filled with love
SKY 224183
Special Notes: Friday January 18th Sky and Baby`s Engagement Party-250113--6PM EST-Cocktails, 7Pm Buffet--lots of games, dancing and prizes to be won

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

01/15/2013 03:12.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HI RAINDROP
Heres a big hug and a Thursday V4U.Wing hugs your friend Panther.

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

01/10/2013 05:06.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from SKY
Jan. 9th Spotlight on Caring Part 1
Sky here , welcoming you to this weeks SPOTLIGHT on CARING featuring BC's KIDDO and his Mom Pam
SKY: When did you first become interested in birds? PAM: After Kiddo came into my life. Before that I really didn't understand how anyone could call a bird a pet! I thought they just sat in cages doing nothing all day. I didn't have a clue. When we adopted Kiddo I soon discovered how wrong I was. He was supposed to be my husband's bird, but I was so fascinated by him I spent every evening after work getting him to accept me. It took a couple of weeks, but by the time he would step up for me we were bonded and I was enamored with my new friend.
SKY: When did you join BC?
KIDDO: I joined BC on 11/15/2006. I believe I am one of the oldest still active members. My mom saw the site in Bird Talk (still miss that magazine!), and she signed us right up. I wasn't sure what do at first, like all newbies, but I soon started making friends. The real turning point in my getting involved was when I met SweetPepper, who is now my beloved wifebird.
SKY How did the BOTM - Bird of the Month -begin? KIDDO: BOTM began before I joined, and it is totally the creation of the BC web site. It was originally a totally blind competition and nobirdy seemed to really set out to win. When SweetPepper and I were planning our wedding, it occurred to me that there would be a lot of visitors (and votes) on her page responding to our wedding invitations, since that is where the wedding was held. I began including a request to be sure to vote so that she could be BOTM for the wedding, and it worked. So, then I asked that everybirdy vote for me as I shared our honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand in pictures and blogs so we could finish our honeymoon in the castle. That also worked. That was when I came up with the idea of creating a BOTM Calendar Page, and so it began.
SKY: What was the BOTW? Are they or were they connected? PAM: Before there was BOTD, we used to have BOTW (week), but when BC added BOTD to make BC the same as the other animal channels, they discontinued BOTW. So if you see that badge on a birdie's page, you know they have been around a long time.
Sky: Thank you Kiddo and Mom Pam for sharing with us how you became involved with the BOTM campaign. Next Wednesday will be the conclusion to our interview.
with my heart filled with love
SKY 224183

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

01/09/2013 07:11.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raindrop
SKy here to welcome you to BC. If you need any help finding your way around, meeting other birds etc etc, stop by MY page below. My page is all Capital letters among the 12 there. I will vote for your flock but have to hurry so I am leaving the blog with you.
love SKY

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

01/08/2013 10:15.30 AM Report This Comment  
  HI RAINDROP
Im flying by to say hi and drop a V4U.Have a happy day your friend Snowflake.

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

01/04/2013 09:32.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Cute name and cute picture
I like the clever names you have. Be happy and stay healthy. I voted for you/Kona Lani, I'm a cute little blue parrotlet.

Janet, Henderson, NV.

11/15/2012 08:32.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raindrop
V4U,fly by and visit us any time.You are so cute!!!

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

11/13/2012 09:10.14 AM Report This Comment  
  so adorable. :)
Welcome to BC! Hope you find your way around easily enough, but if you need help, ask me or Archie!

Hugs,
Wilberforce the Keet ♥

Come visit me, Zip, Charlie, & Wilb~Time to get back to life!, Peekaboo says, "See my video!", ~~Peekaboo's Pasta Palace~~, ♥ BC Singles Page ♥, Charlie & the Lardfeathers Band & ~Zip's Photo Editing~CLOSED until April!~.

11/08/2012 05:37.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raindrop,
You have a pretty name,you look like a raindrop,how cute...

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

11/01/2012 11:28.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiiaa!!
Thank you for the vote!!
You are all very pretty budgies!! I voted for you!!
I believe you know my frother Archie the green budgie??
Hope the weather isn't too bad with you :)
Tommy xx

Come visit me, Tommy.

11/01/2012 07:43.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
I am Snowflake and I love making new friends,thank you for the compliment,you are pretty birds too.I also voted for you.Come visit me.

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

10/31/2012 02:01.17 PM Report This Comment  
  No problem! You are a pretty budgie as well!
How are you finding bird channel?

Archie

Come visit me, Archie.

10/31/2012 02:10.37 AM Report This Comment  
  You are a very pretty budgie, I am a budgie as well!
I am an English budgie which is green! I love to eat crunchy things!

Archie

Come visit me, Archie.

10/29/2012 01:54.20 PM Report This Comment  
  welcome to b.c

ur invited to join chaka's club

leaving u a vote
hope we can b friends
chaka

Come visit me, chaka's campaign story, Prayer Requests, Chaka#215291, Botm Winners Circle-VOTE SPOT & CHAKA & CALY'S BUFFET & GROCERY.

10/27/2012 10:20.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hi Hi!
I'm a budgie myself.. Come visit me! -Dori

Come visit me, Pluto & Dori.

10/27/2012 08:18.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Thanks for stopping. Pops said I am the last one to be added to the flock, so I guess that makes me special. hee hee. Jabber.

Come visit me, Jetta.

10/27/2012 03:40.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Pretty little bird

Valerie, Franklin Square, NY.

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