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We found each other at the Panthers football field.I was lost and all alone.Still a baby.My mommy and my skin brother Kevin found me and I found them.I was so scared I walked up to my big frother Kevin and my mommy.Kevin picked me up.My mommy and Kevin fell in love with me.And they brought me to my home.I was so hungry and cold my mommy fed me and held me close to her all night long to keep me warm.I never would have made it by myself in the cold night.And I could have been stomped down by those big football players who couldn't see me in the dark...I'm now with my family where I'm loved and protected.We are so bonded.I am so happy to be part of the family I am meant to be with...Now Im as tough as nails heehee...

MY HATCHDAY IS MARCH 16TH...

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I married Coconut today Friday March 14 2014
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Hi! My name is Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!

I am a Pied Mutation Cockatiel from Perris, CA.

Panther the man,snapper,Pan- ther the entertainer.

10 years old   M

Pied Mutation Cockatiel

My favorite snacks are Cherrios!!! Spray millets and seed sticks.

I love to hang out on top of my cage,and at the bird farm.I also like to sit at the window and watch the rain,I chase the raindrops and try to lick them but its hard to do when your on the other side of the window!

I love long road trips in the car,and I love to cruize.I love to dance my favorite song is sweet home Alabama.I sing to feet,socks and blankets.I love to entertain!!!

My family made me part of my family,they give me lots of kisses and they spend lots of quality time with me and they take excellent care of me.I have been with my family for 8 years,with lots more to come.

I dont like my tail feathers touched.I throw a hissy fit when I have to go to bed....

Love life and be happy...When you bite...Bite hard like you mean it!!!.

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  Hey Bro!
We are two lucky birdies! Hey...how about if we color some Easter eggs today?
Yeah.......band of brothers ........forever!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/17/2014 07:11.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Panther
Two days of rain are forecast? That means a tad more likely to occur than if only one day. Haven't heard any predictions of rain here, but mom hasn't listened that closely either. Be good if it did though. Temps here continue to hover in the 70s.

We'll continue the 'tiel rain dance to keep in practice and maybe ensure your area at least might see some.

Sharks play tonight. We eggspect a battle of a game.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/17/2014 05:17.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
What a beautiful day we are having for our trip. Everybirdie is having such a good time. There is an activity planned for each night on the boat.

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

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

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/16/2014 07:20.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Raffi and Panther love to ride
Thunder and Lightening on the beach! Such a beautiful day! Raffi tells Panther he is so happy to be a part of his clan.....and now Cydney's family too! He is soooooooooo happy being with Cydney! Thank you for your kind words! And you are a happily married bird! Coconut is a wonderful birdie! WoooHoo! We are two lucky birds!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/16/2014 06:42.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
Whew, we had a cooldown of sorts yesterday as our upper 70s dropped back to the low 70s. So much better we think. Rain in your forecast? Think we need to keep up with the 'tiel rain dance then. We know it worked for Stormy and flock as they had a day or two of rain.

Thanks for liking our derby pic. We look forward to seeing everybirdie's hat pics.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/16/2014 05:57.10 AM Report This Comment  
  We are now leaving...
for our trip. We will be traveling for the next few days!

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/15/2014 01:38.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
Think the first playoff game for the Sharks will be on Thu. Not sure, but think the format is two games at home, three away and the last two at home, but only if the series goes to 7 games. We hope the Sharks win it in 4 and advance to the next round though.

We continue to be in the 70s, but some are low 70s and some are upper 70s, but with a cool breeze still able to open the windows and not need of the a/c. (Only needed that when the temps went over 80.)

Glad your mom is feeling better. The heat bothers our mom too. She has to be in the a/c when it is hot out or she'll melt.

We got our derby pics made and entered the hat contest. Looking forward to seeing other pics and voting on our faves.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/15/2014 04:46.43 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MY HUSBAND PANTHER!!!
Sweetie I cannot remember if you signed up to go on the trip with Chipper who is campaigning for BOTM...Because we are suppose to go to the meeting on Tuesday and they will be taking off to go on Wednesday....Glad we stayed here at my house for a few more days....If you are going it is not as far from here...Well my dear I will let you catch up on some sleep now because we just had a big week at the Great Wolf Lodge and we did not get that much rest while being there....Love you very much...Just pecked a vote for you...With many of my warm birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you....Your loving wife, Coconut(#260355)...<3.<3.<3..... :o)

Come visit me, Cydney, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy THANKS EVERYONE FOR MAKING HIM BOTD 3/11/14 & Princess.

04/14/2014 09:50.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro!
You are lucky not to have that yellow plague!
Sounds like a great idea to take our ponies for a ride! WoooooHoooo!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/14/2014 06:37.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Panther,
The sign up was about a week ago. Cydney told me not to forget Coconut. Is this the Coconut she means?

You didn't sign up however! Too late for you! LOL. You can still come, my friend! Glad you told me today!

Your friend,
Chipper

P.S. Please blog me know back about Coconut! Thanks

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/14/2014 01:27.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Lifespan of a Diamond Dove
The lifespan of the diamond dove is different in captivity than if living in the wild.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/14/2014 10:36.59 AM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> Well, thank ya there, Panther, L'il Dude!
Lemme see here now ... what kind o' do~nut am I in th' mood fer be'twixt bekfrast an' lunch, Hmmmmm? A~Ha! HERE's th' perfec' one ... a Ba~vrar~i~an-Cream-filled Long John, CHOCOLATE ICED!!!


*Jake chows down on his favorite Krispy Kreme product and Panther and his Band of Bros all run for cover from the crumb spray as Jake doesn't bother waiting to swallow before talking.*

Come visit me, (Ö> Jake's in th' Kissin' Booth!!! #163138 & ..

04/14/2014 10:08.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Vocalization
Doves are relatively quiet birds. They make a variety of soft, low-pinched cooing sounds. Their cooing, however, may be persistent and repetitive. Many people find the cooing very pleasant.

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/13/2014 10:41.50 AM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> It ain't a BOMB Shelter Panther!!!
It's a Storm Shelter. You know ... t' keep us out o' th' wind an' rain 'r th' snow when it gets just a little to rough t' jus' hide under one o' th' tents.

What's that? A MRE AIN'T a bomb o' no kind? WHeW!!! A'right. In that case, we can store them all in th' pantry. But tell me ... do they TASTE good??? HA!

An' we can sure make good use o' that there radio too. I think I got a good idear fer th' TV too. Thanks a bunch fer gettin' all this stuff t'gether fer th' Shelter, Guys.

Now, go 'head an' git yerselves some bekfrast. Yas've a'ready taken th' Oath o' Secrecy 'bout what yer gonna see whilst yer workin' inside, ain't yas? If not, yas can swear by me right here an' now an' then go eat.

Then yer free t' head on int' th' shelter an' SKY BOY's supervisin' in there.

Come visit me, (Ö> Jake's in th' Kissin' Booth!!! #163138 & ..

04/12/2014 09:33.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Supplements
Your dove should be given a vitamin/mineral supplement to assure you are providing all the nutrients it needs, especially if it is a finicky eater.

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

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

There are two kinds of grit:

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/12/2014 08:52.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro!
Thanks for liking my picture. Did you see Pumbaa in it? I snuck him in the picture. He is in all of my pictures!
The Lodge was a lot of fun! Sam asked if we wanted stay a bit longer. Sounds like he has something planned! We are in!
Right now we are in the middle of the yellow plague. The long leaf pines are shedding their pollen and everything turns bright yellow! Ugh. We have to cover all of the lawn furniture , and ever the lake gets full of pollen! This lasts for about four weeks. Mom won't let me go outside during this time!
And yes.....we will be ready for everybirdie to come and visit this summer! That is going to be so much fun!
Hope you have a great day!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/12/2014 05:37.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
We cooled off back to 70 yesterday. So much nicer spring temps we think. Hopefully you'll cool down there as well.

The Sharks played last night. It took almost the entire first period before the parronts could figure out which station was airing the game. The one listed was showing something else! They won! Yippee!! There's one last game tonight and then playoffs begin next week.

Yes, let's do the 'tiel rain dance and scream a couple more times.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/12/2014 05:34.34 AM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet (Continued)
PROTEIN

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

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

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/11/2014 11:05.32 AM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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

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

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/10/2014 10:07.55 AM Report This Comment  
  He Bro!
Sam booked all of our rooms for a couple more days! WoooooHooooo! And this summer there is an outdoor water park we are going to go to! And.........everybirdies is going to come to my house too! Yessssssssss!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/10/2014 06:24.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
93??!! Horrors! It is spring! That is wayyyy too high. We are fortunate to have dropped back to the 70s yesterday, whew! Was so much nicer out and could have the windows open. (Hope your temps drop and your mom feels better.)

The Sharks lost their game on Sat, not sure if we told you that and the team ahead of 'em won theirs so yesterday's game was crucial for the Sharks to have any chance of winning the division but since they lost the division title is going to the Ducks. The Sharks will face the Kings in the first round of playoffs but two more regular season games remain and not sure if all the playoff spots are determined yet or not.

Not surprised the Lakers owners are wanting a new coach. They are too good a team to be wallowing in the depths. Hopefully they will turn it around next season.

Okay, Stormy's flock is ready, your flock is ready, we're ready for the 'tiel rain dance. The 'tiels of the three flocks gather and listen to the drum beat and begin to dance and scream for rain.

Keep cool, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/10/2014 06:23.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
SETTING UP YOUR DOVE'S CAGE

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

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/09/2014 08:07.02 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MY HUSBAND PANTHER!!!
Sweetie shopping yes, I am ready to go....You always are buying something for me and now this time I want to get something special for you also...My sweet dear Panther you have made me the happiest woman ever...So glad we found each other....Cannot wait to get to our house and stay for awhile..Just want to get to know her and to talk to Snowflake...Okay sweetie where are we going to shop?...Just pecked a vote for you...With many of my birdie wing hugs and beak kisses....Love you so much...You loving wife, Coconut <3.<3.<3..... :o)

Come visit me, Cydney, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy THANKS EVERYONE FOR MAKING HIM BOTD 3/11/14 & Princess.

04/08/2014 05:27.54 PM Report This Comment  
  He Bro!
Sam just told me he signed everybirdie up for a couple more days at the Lodge! Isn't this place AWESOME? Kevin would love it here ! Hey, maybe we could show everybirdie some of the water training that Kevin taught us! Yeah....Tweety is quite the dude with his colognes!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/08/2014 03:47.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
PURCHASING A CAGE

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

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/08/2014 03:22.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
91! Yuck! That's summer temps! We had around 81 yesterday and that was warm enough. As far as we're concerned that is too warm for spring as well.

The Sharks play tomorrow. They face the team that's a point ahead of 'em, the Ducks. Hopefully they win as they would love to be take over first place. Thanks for 'tiel screaming with us.

Okay, time to do the 'tiel rain dance to cool things off. Stormy and flock is waiting for us and your flock to join in and think we need some drums to keep the beat? We got one around here somewhere...

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/08/2014 04:58.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
DETERMINING THE GENDER OF THE IMMATURE DOVE

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

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

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

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Hope your week is off to a good start! Thank you again for your support and votes to help me become your next BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/07/2014 10:01.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
Arrrghhhhh! We know we're no longer pirates, but we're 'tiel screaming at the Sharks for losing. They played miserably and lost without getting a single goal! Yikes! Good thing they already secured a playoff spot. Only 3 more games to go to end the season. (Are the Lakers gonna end up in last place? We'll echo you, poor guys!!)

Oh, no hot temps are returning? We got into the mid 70s yesterday after having mid 60s on Sat. With a cool breeze both felt nice. It is way too early for any temps near 90!

Okay, we've been chatting with Stormy and decided that we, your flock and his all need to do a 'tiel rain dance and get us CA birds more rain. Can you and Coconut lead us?

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/07/2014 04:41.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro!
Oh.....our lil bro Tweety is so funny! He had a whole bag of cologne with him! Too funny!
Hey...isn't it awesome being here at the Lodge? WooooHoooo!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/06/2014 04:07.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/06/2014 02:29.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Panther,
Vote # 2100!!!!!!

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04/05/2014 03:05.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Conclusion)
Doves are divided into two groups: seed-eaters and fruit-eaters. Fruit-eaters are difficult birds to maintain in captivity and are not suitable as pets. All common pet doves are in the seed-eating group. (However, doves need food, in addition to their seeds, that I will mention at a later time in a blog on diets.) The most common pet doves are the diamond dove and the ringneck dove.

This week I have introduced doves and gave you information, which included their family, their origin,
and even how diamond doves acquired their name. I hope you found this information interesting as well as educational.

Next week, I will provide information on the care of doves as pets.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/05/2014 03:03.35 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MY HUSBAND PANTHER!!!
Well Sweetie here we are at the Lodge and it is Saturday morning...Can you believe Stormy and Sam were already knocking on Raffi's door to see if he is ready to go down to the indoor water park....Cydney just sent me a text and said Raffi told them we would meet them down there later.....So after we eat breakfast maybe we can just look at the shops and go to the pool sometime in the afternoon...Just a thought....Anyway let us have an enjoyable day....Just pecked a V4U....With many of my warm Birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you my love.....Love you so much, Your wife, Coconut(#260355) <3.<3.<3..... :o)

Come visit me, Cydney, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy THANKS EVERYONE FOR MAKING HIM BOTD 3/11/14 & Princess.

04/05/2014 09:39.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Panther
The Sharks play again today. They continue to be one point out of first in the Pacific. We will let you know the results.

We had a bit more rain yesterday morning. Hope it helps our totals. Only one hour of rain there? That is not nearly enough. At least the plants will benefit.

No real issues with BC for us. Occasionally have a few glitches where have to close and reopen the page. However, the error message claimed it was the browser's fault. Who knows?

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/05/2014 05:27.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro!
Heehee! We will have a talk with Tweety when we get back from the Lodge! It's going to be a fun weekend!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/04/2014 05:50.28 PM Report This Comment  
  The Diamond Dove's Origin,
The diamond dove is native to Australia. They exist near water but where it is lightly or semi-dry, which is in Central, West, and Northern Australia. They are occasionally seen in Southern Australia in parks and gardens in the Centre(the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia) where it is very dry.

As part of my BOTM campaign, I will be taking a trip to my native country to see some of the tourist attractions. If any of my BC friends would like to join me for this adventure, please let me know in your blog. This will take place toward the end of the month after I have finished giving you my information on doves.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/04/2014 02:46.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Panther!
Yeah our lil bros are growing up fast! It seems like yesterday that were were chasing them with milk! Wait......it was yesterday! Heehee!
All packed and ready to go to have some fun at the Lodge with everybirdie!
Much love to my sweet family clan,
Love to you Bro,
Your Bro Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/04/2014 06:10.52 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MY HUSBAND PANTHER!!!
Sweetie Sam and Stormy said the reservations to go to the Great Wolf Lodge is for checking in on Friday morning and leaving on Sunday...We need to find these brothers of mine girlfriends......While we are at the lodge we can either just relax around the pool or take part in some of the activities....Dear husband cannot wait to go back to your house and visit with the rest of your family and see what is going on with Snowflake since she is back from the Castle....Well, I see Stormy & Sam are looking for you....Guess they want you to play some more hoops with them since it still is so nice outside....We will call you all when we decide on what to make for dinner....As Coconut gives her husband a great big kiss and a wing hug.... V4U...Love you so much.....With many of my warm wing hugs & beak kisses my dear sweet husband....You loving wife, Coconut(#260355)......<3.<3.<3..... :o)

Come visit me, Cydney, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy THANKS EVERYONE FOR MAKING HIM BOTD 3/11/14 & Princess.

04/03/2014 02:28.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Panther buddy, from Jenny Lynn
We are running late as usual, but that is nothing new for us! We only have us three birds, but we sure keep or dad busy feeding, cleaning, and picking up after us! Dad wonders how all those with 6, 10, and or more birds can do it properly! We don't have lot going on today except the falling of the intermittent rain drops! Dad does have to make a small grocery run for fresh fruits and veggies this afternoon! Have a great Thursday, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from your Jenny Lynn

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/03/2014 10:10.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Continued)
BEAKS

Doves have a narrow beak that is slightly curved at the tip. Unlike most birds, doves drink by sucking up water through their beak like a straw, without tilting their head back to swallow. The base of their beak is relatively soft and hardens toward the tip.


LEGS

Their legs are relatively short and clearly scaled. They have strong feet and nails. Their toes are anisodactyl, which means that three toes are pointed forward and one backward.

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04/03/2014 07:04.36 AM Report This Comment  
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