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I watched the clutch of 5 grow up and then started to get there feather .And i had to play with them.

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Hi! My name is Nakita

I am a Conure from Napanee, ON.

Nicky

2 years old   F

Conure

pomegranate

likes the play gyms

told to step-up she bits

I can nibble on her ears and it makes her squeal.

nibbling on my ears.

if its not broken leave it alone.

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  Chipper Here...
HAPPY EASTER!!!

Today is a gorgeous day! We all went to the amusement park today. There will also be an Easter egg hunt that we are going to participate in. We are all having a great time.

Thank you for all your votes and support you gave to me for BOTM. Have a blessed Easter! Leaving a vote for you too.

*Come check the gallery to see pictures of our wonderful day at the amusement park!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/20/2014 12:01.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Thanks for liking my derby hat. I've entered it in the hat derby contest. The voting starts today! You can vote for one lady and one gent each day. The pictures are on the milonga page # 165848. You should come check it out! There are so many beautiful hats. You can vote each day until May 7th.

Talk to you soon.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/20/2014 12:01.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
We're having a wonderful day!!

Today we visited Kakadu National Park. It is so beautiful, we are all enjoying it. Everybirdie is having a great time.

Thank you for your votes for BOTM. Hope you are having a good weekend! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/19/2014 04:27.47 PM Report This Comment  
  We Arrived
and it is so beautiful here. We all had a great time on the boat as well. Last night we had a delicious dinner and we danced afterward. Everybirdie had such a good time.

Starting tomorrow, we are going to go visit different tourists attractions. We are looking forward to seeing many beautiful places.

Thank you for voting for me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/18/2014 09:48.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
Another beautiful day on the boat!
We had such a good time last night and everybirdie enjoyed the movie, Rio 2.

Tonight, we are going to be served dinner and afterwards we are going to disco!!

The disco will start at 7:00 pm EST. The first three birdies to respond, at 7:00 pm EST, not before that time,and blog me that you are here for the disco will get their picture with Chipper. Note: This is only for the birdies that are on the trip. To make it fair only one birdie per flock.

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Thank you for all your support and votes for BOTM. Have a great day and remember to check our gallery to see pictures of our activities. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/17/2014 02:17.36 PM 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/16/2014 06:49.27 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/15/2014 02:38.54 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/14/2014 10:47.34 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/13/2014 10:47.50 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/12/2014 09:12.07 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/11/2014 11:03.48 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/10/2014 11:39.54 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/09/2014 08:08.31 AM 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

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/08/2014 03:20.54 PM 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

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/07/2014 12:40.22 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

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/06/2014 03:49.43 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/05/2014 03:59.21 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-We Arrived!!!.

04/04/2014 02:01.51 PM 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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Hope you're enjoying your week!
Thank you for your support and votes for BOTM.
Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/03/2014 05:41.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves
HOW THE DIAMOND DOVES ACQUIRED THEIR NAME

The diamond dove has approximately 17 color mutations.
Their normal coloration is brownish gray to gray with an abdomen that is a creamy white color.
Adults have coral-colored eye rings, an olive brown beak, and flesh colored feet and legs.
They have specks on their feathers that looks like they were sprinkled with diamond dust. This is how diamond doves got their name.


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Have a great day!! Thank you for voting for me to be BOTM. I appreciate your support. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/02/2014 07:52.25 AM Report This Comment  
  What Are Doves?
Doves are small pigeons, although there are differences between them. Pigeons are larger and stockier whereas doves are smaller and sleeker. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
Both doves and pigeons are muscular with short necks and heads on stout bodies. Their long wings are powered by flight muscles, which can make up to approximately 40% of their body weight.
The diamond dove, which only grows about 6 to 8 inches and weighs approximately an ounce, is the smallest dove.

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Hope you are having a good day!
Thank you for your support and votes.
Leaving a vote for you too.

Your friend,
Chipper

Congratulations to Cori for winning BOTM for April.

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/01/2014 01:59.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Vote Chipper for BOTM,
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Chipper and I am a diamond dove. I will be running in April for the BOTM in May. Since we are not your typical parrot-type pet, I will be sharing with you each day, in a brief blog, some interesting facts on doves.

Your votes are appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your support and leaving a vote too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/31/2014 10:07.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Today is warm but it has been raining all day.
Hope you are having a good weekend!!

Enjoy your day! leaving a vote for you.
Hope to see you at the milonga tonight!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/29/2014 10:01.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Flying by to bring you a vote!
Hope you're enjoying your day!

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/28/2014 09:17.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Flying by with a vote for you!

It still cold here and we even had some snow flurries. Nothing too bad yet. Hope you're having good weather.

Enjoy your day!! Talk to you soon!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/25/2014 11:41.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
There is supposed to be another snowstorm tomorrow. We are expecting 6-8 inches. Hope the weather where you are is nice.

Have a great day!! Stay warm! Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/02/2014 10:53.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
I like your pictures. They came out so nice. Mom did a really good job on them!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
We are supposed to be getting snow again on Monday!

Have a good evening!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/01/2014 06:27.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!

It snowed here this morning, just enough to cover the street. Then a few hours later it all melted.
Hope you're having nice weather.

Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/26/2014 02:24.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Have is your day? Hope you're having a good one!
We are having snow flurries today and we are supposed to have snow tomorrow as well.

Enjoy your day!! Talk to you soon. Leaving a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/25/2014 12:38.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
We are starting the week off with some cold weather.
The warm weather we had this weekend didn't last too long!

Hope you are having a nice day!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/24/2014 09:43.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Hope you had a good weekend.

We all had a great time at the milonga last night.
It was good to see many of my BC friends there!

Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/23/2014 01:48.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!!

Hope you're having a good one!
Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/19/2014 10:51.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
So glad to hear from you!

We are having warmer weather today.
The temperature is in the 40's.
It's a beautiful day!

Hope you're having a good one too!
Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/18/2014 03:34.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
We got a lot of snow but it wasn't as bad as we expected!
Hope you are having good weather and not too much snow!

Have a great day. Talk to you soon! Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/13/2014 01:23.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!

We are suppose to get a heavy snowstorm starting tonight and into tomorrow! We are expecting about 10 inches of snow and also sleet.
Hope you will have nicer weather!

Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

P.S. Voted #300!!! Congrats!!!!

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/12/2014 02:08.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
We are having a nice day! So far, no snow!!
Hope you're enjoying your day!

Talk to you soon! Left a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/09/2014 02:32.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
Hope you are having nice weather this weekend!
We are supposed to get snow tomorrow!

Talk to you soon! Enjoy your evening!
Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/08/2014 05:41.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!

Just flying by to say hello and bring a vote to you!
Hope you are enjoying your day!!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/07/2014 03:38.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
We're having a nice day! It's sunny and not too cold. This weekend is supposed to snow again!

Hope you're having a good week and nice weather.
Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

P.S. Yes, I put the Valentine picture back up. I thought of you when I put it up because you mentioned it to me!

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/06/2014 11:56.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nakita,
How has your day been? It's been raining here most of the night and all morning! Hope you're having a good day!

Talk to you soon! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/05/2014 01:09.53 PM Report This Comment  
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