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Hi! My name is mikey d

I am a Cockatiel from Napanee, ON.

give it to Mikey

7 years old   M

Cockatiel

sunflowers,pean- uts, pumpkin

loves to hang out with 2 Rosellas on the top of their cage

He doesn't like to be sent home to his cage

Shes been my mom for 2 months now she shows me lots of love,and patiences

he does the Cockatiel bep-bop dance.

something that you don't
want? give it to Mikey
I eat ever thing...
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  Hi from Cappy
Thanks for voting for me on 8/31/14. I think you are beautiful!

Come visit me, Cappy.

09/27/2014 01:33.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mikey D
Hi it's me Melo. How are you? I hope you are great. You are so cute! You are beautiful. Thanks for visiting my page. Hope you have a great day.


Your good friend Melo

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08/12/2014 08:50.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mikey D
Just wanted to thank you for honoring me as your Yankee Doodle BOTD yesterday! Love and winghugs, Moggie

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07/05/2014 03:06.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Mikey D
Sorry the eggs did'nt work out. Maybe it's for the best right now, though, cause it looks like you might be drinking too much!Hahaha!!!
No, just love Chuey and be good. At least you have one son! Good to hear from you!
Luv, Spot♥

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06/18/2014 03:49.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mikey D
Sorry for the delay in my blog. We have been having internet issues. Thanks for the great hatch-day wishes and BOTD congrats. We had a great time here for a whole week at the Johnson flock household. We even had friends stay for the excitement! Momma had to bird-sit so we had four extra parrots at the house. It's quite full and momma said she's up to her ears in birdie poop. We told her to lay off the daily cleaning ritual but she doesn't listen. Instead we get to listen to her singing while she cleans. She's not bad but not too good either. Momma had a bird club meeting today and I, Morgy bird, was the only one who got to go. One of our foster birds here has a cracked beak and she has to take him to the doc this week. He was found outside a month ago and his beak isn't healing right. Momma calls him Biscuit cause he loves to eat biscuits. He is scared of everything else though. Well I better get going and help momma with the cleaning (and singing). chat with you later!

Love,
Morgan and Ruby

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06/08/2014 06:13.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Today we are visiting the Museum of Fine Arts
TiPaul reminds everybirdy to take a look at the artwork on Pepper’s page. There is some from different exhibitions and special shows that have might only have been temporary.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has one of the highest attendance rates among Canadian museums. Every year, over 1 million people visit its unique encyclopedic and its original temporary exhibitions, which combine artistic disciplines (fine arts, music, film, fashion, design) and feature innovative exhibition designs. It conceives, produces and circulates many of its exhibitions across Europe and North America.
Over 200,000 families and schoolchildren take part in its educational, cultural and community-oriented programmes each year. The fall of 2011 saw the opening of a fourth pavilion at the Museum – the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art – and a 444-seat concert venue – Bourgie Hall – housing an outstanding collection of Tiffany stained glass windows. This expansion also brought about the reinstallation of the Museum’s rich holdings in its other three pavilions, which house the world cultures, international art, Medieval to contemporary European art, and decorative art and design collections. Music is now an integral part of the Museum, providing another perspective on the visual arts, through musical audioguides and other innovative activities.
The Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière, which were inaugurated in 2012, have almost doubled the Museum’s facilities for schools, families and community groups. A fifth pavilion devoted to international art and education will open its doors in 2017 for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
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Peter Chang Born in Liverpool in 1944 Bracelet 1987
Acrylic, PVC ; Los Carpinteros Active in Havana from 1991 Estuche [Jewellery Case]
1999 Cypress ; Joseph Légaré Quebec City 1795 – Quebec City 1855 View of Quebec City from Pointe De Lévy About 1840-1842 ; CHINA, ZHEJIANG OR JIANGSU PROVINCE
Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Return from the Inn About 1620 ; Alcove Bed Late 19th-early 20th
Carved, lacquered and gilded wood

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06/04/2014 08:36.10 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Just want to say thanks, thanks, thanks for all your votes...Hope to see you at the castle for the celebration...V4U...Well today is the final day of my campaign...I would like to take this time to thank everybody for voting for me the whole month.I really appreciated every vote and especially the votes on Sunday 5/25 because for every vote I received $3 was donated to the Iowa Parrot Rescue and it turned out to be a very nice amount given to help a great organization..Mom and I worked hard to get as much information about the "Cockatiels" and we hope that it was of interest to all who faithfully stopped by my page for the whole month...It was a lot of fun and also a joy to me finding out how many wonderful BC birdie friends we have...With much love to all...SAM :o)

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05/31/2014 09:16.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Only 1 more day to go..Then I have to wait for the official announcement before I can pack my bags..Thanks for your votes...V4U...Today by campaign blog I will talk about"Some people take interest in showing their Cockatiels"...If you are interested in showing your cockatiels, try to visit some local shows and speak tob reeders first.All exhibition birds, irrespective of their coloration,must be in top condition,with a full complement of claws.Do not exhibit moulting cockatiels, as they will not be in perfect feather condition,an essential prerequisite for success.Depending on where you live in the world, it may be necessary to exhibit cockatiels in special show cages.Ensure that the birds selected for the show are all steady and accustomed to their quarters,so that they will not be nervous when being judged.Training young cockatiels for exhibition purposes is strongly recommended,and you can start the process almost as soon as they are separated from their parents.Tame birds are also likely to make better breeding stock,so the effort you put into training them is never wasted...This blog is only of interest for someone who might think they would like to show their bird.....Hope you are having a great Friday...Many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/30/2014 07:58.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks buddy for your votes..V4U...Sorry about not getting my campaign blog out earlier but Mom had some appointments today...Today I will talk about Future Trends....The growing interest in cockatiels stems partly from the development of the various colors.Whereas several colors of budgerigar are known to have been seen first in flocks in Australia,no mutation of the cockatiel has ever been recorded from the wild.In their native habitat,cockatiels range widely over frequently inhospitable terrain in search of food and water.They have evolved their powerful flight to enable them to cover these large distances;at the same time,their rapid and high reproductive capacity is an essential ingredient for the survival of the species in a region where rainfall-and therefore a supply of grasses and other green food-can be highly unpredictable.At present, the natural appearance of the cockatiel has been little altered by selective breeding, in noticeable contrast to the budgerigar.However,this could change quite rapidly as increasing numbers of cockatiels are exhibited.Should the trend favor larger cockatiels on the show bench,then breeders will obviously aim to conform to such requirements.This carries with it a risk that the natural grace and elegance of the cockatiel will be lost in a stampede for size in exhibition birds.Thankfully, this does not appear to be the case at present,but the risk remains,especially while there are no official standards for exhibition cockatiels laid down in many countries......Hope your Thursday has been a nice one...Many birdie wing hugs...Sam :o)

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05/29/2014 06:22.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Yes, let me know how your Mom makes out getting girls...I was suppose to be a girl...They were wrong....Thanks for your vote...V4U...Today my campaign blog I will give you a bit of information about the cockatiel that Mom thought was also interesting to know...The earliest reference to the cockatiel dates back to 1792,when it was described for scientific purposes.However, it was probably not until the late 1830s that cockatiels were first brought to Europe-at about the same time as the budgerigar-and for many years the cockatiel remained in the shadow of that other popular member of the Australian parrot family.Not until the 1950s did cockatiel mutations start to appear, and during recent years the cockatiel has finally achieved a strong international following, with numerous colors established and new color combinations still being developed.As its popularity increased cockatiel enthusiasts founded specialist societies that attract an international membership, in various countries,exhibition standards have now been established for the different varieties,including the normal grey.The cockatiel is classified as a member of the cockatoo family and was originally named the cockatoo parrot.The word cockatiel may have been introduced by a London bird dealer who shortened the Dutch word 'Kakatielje' which translates as 'small cockatoo'. Have a nice Tuesday...May birdie wing hugs ...Sam :o)

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05/27/2014 07:35.55 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for your vote...Wow busy today...V4U...Today my campaign blog will be about "Treating a sick bird"....Accurate diagnosis of illness in cockatiels can be very difficult without laboratory assistance,but you will soon see that a bird is sick.It will sit quietly, with its plumage no longer sleek, and its eyes may be closed.The droppings will alter in appearance and,in some cases,can even show traces of blood.If you begin treatment during the early stages of the illness, there is a good possibility that the bird will make a full recovery.Antibiotic drugs,prescribed by a veterinarian if necessary, can be administered via the cockatiel's drinking water or, in more acute cases injected directly by the veterinarian.Carefully follow all instructions about dosage and never stop a course of treatment before the recommended time.Antibiotics are useful in countering bacterial disease, but are of little direct value in viral and most fungal infections. Fortunately, viral infections are uncommon in cockatiels and the main problem involving fungi is candidiasis,which can be controlled by feeding a well-balanced diet.Sick birds need a warm environment up to 90 degrees F or 32 degrees C.You can keep them in a hospital cage with an infrared lamp.Choose a 'dull emitter'variety, because this produces heat but not light.Suspend the lamp over part of the cage.The cockatiel will then be able to adjust its position,moving closer to the heat to the heat source as necessary...Tomorrow I will continue part 2 of "Treating your sick bird"....Hope you are having a great Sunday....Birdie wing hugs to you...Sam :o)

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05/25/2014 12:38.57 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by with your vote...V4U..My campaign blog today will be about "Some of the things Cockatiels can get that will cause health issues"....Cockatiels are usually hardy, long-lived birds and rarely prone to illness.With sensible management,they should live well into their twenties.You are most likely to encounter health problems with newly acquired birds,rather than with birds that are well established in their quarters.By keeping recent purchased birds on their own for about a fortnight,you have an opportunity to ensue that they are healthy and you can treat them for parasites before adding them to your bird aviary....Here are a list of some things that you can find on your new bird, Parasites,Red Mites,Roundworms,Tapeworm,Giardia, Bacterial diseases and sometimes Feather Plucking...Tomorrow I will talk about treating a sick bird...Hope your Friday is a great one...Birdie wing hugs to you...Sam :o)

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05/23/2014 07:38.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mikey D
We just had our long Canadian weekend and you are approaching yours. Our was originally on the May 24 weekend for Victoria Day but now it is whatever is the 3rd weekend in MAY.
I hope you have agreyt weekend yourself with lots of food, fun and friends. It is always greyt to have that extra day off to enjoy yourself. Momma Deb says she hasn't had one off in 37 years. There is always poop and food and water to take care of. LOL
Thanks so much for your continued support. I have been silent voting recently since Sweetie began her ordeal. She is not doing well today and Momma is waiting to hear back from the Vet. Please remember her in your prayers.
Talk to you again soon,
love
SKY

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05/23/2014 08:58.35 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks you for stopping by everyday with your vote for me while I am campaigning to be BOTD...Just pecked a V4U..Today my campaign blog will be about "Pelleted and Complete Foods"....Encourage your cockatiels to eat one of the brands of pelleted or complete foods now available. You can use either a diet produced for parrot-like birds, or preferably, one intended specifically for cockatiels. Pellets marketed for large parrots often prove to be rather wasteful for cockatiels, so pick small sized pellets. It is important to keep this food dry at all times. Introduce cockatiels to pelleted food my mixing it with their regular diet at first. Then cut back on the amount of seed as they start to feed on the complete diet. Because it is a complete diet, it is not usually necessary to use any supplement with foods of this type in fact using supplements can actually be harmful. Be sure that the cockatiels have adequate water available at all times, since they tend to drink more when feeding on pellets, which are very dry. Any shortage of water may be dangerous to the birds health.....Have a great Wednesday....Many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/21/2014 02:54.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for your vote...As always I appreciate them...Just Pecked a V4U....Today my campaign blog will start about "Food for your Cockatiel"...Since there is a lot to talk about I will continue it in tomorrows blog....First starting with a balanced diet...Both cereal and oil-based seeds contain proteins, which are made up of individual amino-acid residues.Some of these are recognized as 'essential' because they cannot be manufactured in the body and must be supplied via the cockatiels' food.Although the protein level of a seed may be high,this does not necessarily mean that all the amino-acids are present in adequate quantities.Therefore, it is important to be aware of the value of individual amino-acids.The amino-acid lysine has been known to be vital, especially for breeding cockatiels.Chicks receiving a diet deficient in lysine fail to thrive,and often die.Lysine is also known to be important for feather pigmentation in some parrots, and any dietary shortage can,therefore,be detected easily in them, but this does not apply to cockatiels.There are various ways of ensuring that your cockatiels do not suffer from a lysine deficiency and that they also receive other nutritional ingredients.You can obtain balanced supplements in the form of powders that contain a full range of amino-acids, including lysine, as well as vitamins and minerals.Check the labeling if you are unsure, because the more traditional brands still offer simply a vitamin and mineral powder and are often cheaper.You can sprinkle the recommended daily dose pf powder over the cockatiel's seed,but,it is rather wasteful and ineffective.Cockatiels dehusk seed to obtain the inner kernel and any powder sticking to the seed will probably be discarded.A much more efficient way of offering the supplement is to mix it with fresh foods that have moist surfaces and are eaten in their entirely.Tomorrow I will talk about "Pellet and Complete foods".... Here is a list of their dried foods: Millet spray, Panicum Millet,Canary Seed,Mixed Seed W/Sunflower,Pelleted Food...List of Fresh Foods and Supplements: Carrots,Apples,Cuttle Bone, Iodine Nibble,Conditioning and rearing food, Grit, Vitamin supplement...Hope you are enjoying today...Many birdie wing hugs...Sam :o)

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05/20/2014 07:04.49 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Still cool here suppose to warm up some and have showers.....Thanks for stopping by everyday with your vote...Much appreciated....V4U....Today my campaign will be "Cages for Cockatiels and where to Position them in your home"..A wide array of cages is available today, but some are to elaborate and ornate for cockatiels.Circular designs, for example, often look very attractive, but actually allow the bird very little flying space.Choose the largest possible cage, because cockatiels are often more active than other parrots,preferring to fly, rather than climb around their quarters.Even is you let your pet fly around the room, it will remain fitter if housed in a large cage.Rectangular cages are a better choice and you should be able to find a modular system without too much difficulty, now that increasing numbers of pet shop are stocking them. The flexibility of this system has great advantages; no longer do you have to buy a cage of a specific size;instead, you can obtain component parts that clip together so that you can design the enclosure yourself.It certainly depends on what is your choice...Next...Positioning the cage...The best position for the cockatiel cage is in a corner of a room close to a window,but never in direct sunlight.Here the bird will feel secure,knowing that it can only be approached from the front or from one side.Make sure that the cage is sufficiently high off the floor,at about eye-level if possible.This will make it easier for you to have contact with your pet and service is living quarters.Even traditional square parrot cages are quite heavy and need a secure base if it does not come with one.It may be possible to obtain a stand, but these are not always very robust.Larger cages may have casters on them which adds stability and ensures that the unit can be moved easily.The winter months if you are afraid of a draft where the cage is placed by a window you should move it to another secure place and purchase a light that can be used used over the cockatiels cage that will give it the proper lighting and also a bit of warmth will come from it....Hope you are having a nice Monday....Many birdie wing hugs to you.....Sam :o)

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05/19/2014 06:45.06 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by everyday with your vote...Today my campaign blog will be about "Catching and Handling your Cockatiel".....The easiest way to catch a cockatiel in a cage is to place one hand on the back of the bird, using the thumb and little finger to restrain the wings. Then gently hold the cockatiel's head between the first and second fingers, but never apply direct pressure, because obviously you could squeeze the bird's windpipe, with potentially fatal consequences. Once adequately restrained in this way, the cockatiel usually stops struggling, but it may nip one of your fingers quite painfully, so it is sensible to wear a thin pair of gloves for protection, at least until you have handled your cockatiel on a regular basis or until you are confident about restraining these birds properly. Once caught, a cockatiel always clenches its feet onto any available surface to obtain grip. If you are unaware of this, you are likely to damage its claws, by pulling them to hard to get them loose, which they could begin to bleed as a result...Tomorrow I will talk about your cockatiels cage and where it should be positioned...Hope you are having a nice Sunday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/18/2014 01:23.24 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by everyday with your vote..I really appreciate it....Just pecked a V4U.....Enjoy your weekend...Today my campaign blog will be "Getting First-Aid for your cockatiel who injured itself during flight".....Because of their rapid flight, cockatiels can seriously injure themselves if they collide with an obstruction, such as a sheet of glass,which can end up with the cockatiel having a concussion.They should be taken to your avian veterinarian for them to make a prognosis..There is little that you can do with a concussed cockatiel, apart from placing it in a darkened environment, such as a traveling cage and leaving it alone in the hope that it will recover. Obviously, if the cockatiel has fractured its skull in the collision, then the chances of recovery are doubtful.Fractures of the wing and leg occasionally occur, although they are not common. The affected limb may show an obvious swelling at the site of the fracture, and the cockatiel will be clearly handicapped as a result. Seek the advice of an experienced avian veterinarian about splinting. Avian fractures heal within a few weeks if they are properly supported, although the bird may suffer some accompanying loss of function in the limb concerned. Cockatiels usually adjust well under these circumstances.....Hope this will be of some help in case your cockatiels does injure itself during flight...Have a nice Saturday...Many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/17/2014 03:21.19 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for your vote....Appreciate it...Yeah we had heavy rain all day almost 3inches....Pecked a V4U...My campaign blog today will be about"Taming your Cockatiel Bird"....The length of time it takes to tame your cockatiel depends firstly on how steady it was when you first acquired it.Hand-raised chicks will already be finger-tame and then it is a question of building on this existing bond.With aviary bred cockatiels,the process will be more protracted. It also depends on how long you can spend with your cockatiel each day.Allow a newly acquired youngster to settle in quietly for a week or so.During this time, you can offer a selection of greenstuff and fruit by hand.Once the cockatiel is reasonably settled, you can open the cage door and offer food directly,holding it up for the cockatiel so it is within easy reach.Always move your hand slowly;fast,jerky movements will upset the bird.You may soon be able to induce it to perch on your hand.Place the first two fingers of one hand parallel with the perch, close to the cockatiel's feet.Introduce your fingers from beneath the bird and the level of the perch, as this approach will be less likely to scare it. Once your fingers are actually touching the toes, carefully and slowly run them up to the top of the foot.During this time,the cockatiel is likely to try to step off the perch onto your fingers.Then very carefully,you may be able to lift the bird a short distance off the perch while it remains on your hand.This is the critical stage and once it is reached,you will be well on the way to taming your cockatiel.You will need patience to repeat this process several times until the bird perches fearlessly on your hand.You will then be able to feed your pet at the same time,using your other hand.In time,the cockatiel,will allow you to tickle the back of it neck,which is a gesture of great trust....Have a wonderful Friday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/16/2014 06:46.24 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for your vote...Each and every one is appreciated...My campaign blog for today I will be talking about "Spraying your bird"...You should accustom your pet to being sprayed, although it may be nervous of the procedure at first.You will need a small plant sprayer with a fine nozzle that creates a mist of water droplets. Fill this with tepid water, and then remove the bird's seed bowl from the cage, so the contents do not become damp.It might be worthwhile moving the cage to another room, so that surrounding furniture remains dry.Wait until the cockatiel is perched quietly, and then press the handle of the sprayer several times in succession, keeping the nozzle itself pointed above the bird's head.The droplets will fall onto the cockatiel from above and the effect will be rather like a shower instead of a hose.Once it becomes used to it, your bird may actively solicit a spray by holding its wings outstretched and calling quite loudly.Apart from washing their plumage, the water also helps to dampen down feather dust, which may otherwise be wafted into the air and can cause discomfort, particularly to asthma suffers.Cockatiels produce more feather dust during the moult, so additional regular bathing could be useful at this stage.Surplus feather dust often collects on the floor around the cage.There is no need to soak your cockatiel when giving it a spray;a light covering of water droplets is sufficient.Saturating the plumage is likely to give the bird a chill, especially during the moulting period.Nor is there any need to dry the cockatiel after spraying as long as you have not soaked it.They like to shake themselves while they preen after being sprayed...Have a great Thursday....With birdie wings hugs...Sam :o)

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05/15/2014 04:50.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for the vote....My campaign blog of the day will be talking about "Other Pets in your Household besides your Cockatiel"...Dogs generally ignore birds that share their home,but if they try to chase them,clearly,they should be kept apart.Cats,on the other hand,are more likely to harm a pet bird,lurking in wait until the bird is out of the cage.Some are even bold enough to leap on top of the cockatiel's cage and attempt to reach it through the wires.This may not cause direct harm,but it will certainly upset your bird, which may injure itself in the cage.A tame bird is especially vulnerable to a cat, since its natural fear is lessened. If at all possible, therefore,keep your cockatiel in a room away from cats,and always check their whereabouts before letting the bird out of its cage.Never be tempted to leave the cockatiel unsupervised in the room even for a short time.If you already own a pet parrot of another species you will need to introduce the cockatiel very carefully, otherwise jealousy is inevitable.This can take various forms.The established bird may call loudly and persistently while you are tending to the cockatiel.If the cockatiel lands on the top of the parrots cage,the parrot is likely to bite its feet through the wires.It will also attempt to do this if the cages are placed close together side by side.In order to reduce the risk of conflict, spend longer periods of time with your original pet.By letting both birds out together signs of aggression are less likely to develop and in time the two members of the parrot family may develop a close bond, even to the point where they might roost alongside of each other even in a cage......Have a nice day...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/14/2014 02:43.22 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for your vote...Hope you are having a nice Monday....V4u.....Today I will do some talking about "The Cockatiels Power of Mimicry"....The cockatiel does not appear to be as talented a mimic as the budgerigar, but it can be taught quite a variety of phrases and tends to have clearer diction.Cockatiels are certainly more versatile in that they soon learn to whistle tunes, probably because of their normal inclination to whistle individual notes.Repetition will play a vital part in teaching a cockatiel to talk or whistle. You will probably want to choose a name for your cockatiel that it can learn to repeat.Names ending with a "y" such as "Freddy", seems to be the easiest for a bird to mimic.Try to establish a routine, for example by saying "Good Morning, Freddy" each day when you first enter the room. In the evening, it is a good idea to cover the cage with a suitable cloth, so that the cockatiel is not exposed to long periods of artificial light, which can interfere with the moulting process. You can therefore repeat "Goodnight Freddy" when you place the cover over the cage.Soon the cockatiel will come to associate these phrases with the specific events, and respond accordingly. Linking in with the training procedure, you can add "Good boy, Freddy", every time the bird sits on your finger.In this way, your bird will acquire a sensible vocabulary, rather than confused, inane chatter.If you want to teach longer sentences, break them down into short sections, adding a new phrase once the previous one has been learned.Young birds are the most receptive, but once cockatiels have learned to talk, they can continue to do so throughout their lives.....Hope you are having a nice day.....With many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)

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05/12/2014 03:10.26 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thank you for your vote..I really appreciate it...Glad you are enjoying the blogs...V4U....Today I will be talking about "Clipping your cockatiel's wing"...Wing-clipping does not prevent the cockatiel from flying and is quite painless if carried out properly. It simply takes some of the power away, so that a collision with a window, for example, is less likely to have fatal consequences. Cockatiels, unlike many other pet parrots are relatively fast fliers and more likely to injure themselves in a collision.If you do decide to clip the flight feathers, you will need a pair of sharp scissors and a assistant to hold the bird for you.The thrust in flight comes from the long flight feathers, which are clearly visible when the wing is held open. Cut carefully in a straight line across the flight feathers, at the base of the feather vane, just before this narrows to join the shaft. In this way, there is no risk of bleeding;if you cut down across the shaft, you could cause hemorrhaging. The outermost two flight feathers are often left intact, so that the appearance of the wing is not affected when the wing is closed.This may sound like a rather drastic step, but it can actually save your pet from injury while it becomes used to its new surroundings. Once the cockatiel is tame,you may decide that wing-clipping is no longer necessary...."HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS".....Have a nice day...With birdie wing hugs...Sam :o)

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05/11/2014 12:42.17 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Stopping by with my campaign blog of the day and a vote for you my friend....Today for my campaign blog I will be talking about "Are Cockatiels Tame and Why the Wings Should be Clipped"....First, Are Cockatiels Tame?...Young, hand- raised cockatiels adapt readily to new surroundings and handling procedures.They should be exposed early in life to novel situations(car travel, Vet visits, multiple visitors in the household, other household pets)so that they are well adjusted to these events.Some behavior modification techniques may be necessary to prevent biting by wary adult cockatiels....Second, Why the Wings Should be Clipped....Cockatiels that are allowed unrestricted freedom in the home can encounter numerous physical dangers or toxins; therefore, wing cllipping is recommended. The goal of clipping the wings is NOT to make the bird incapable of flight, but to prevent it from developing rapid and sustained flight and to prevent escape. A cockatiel will require additional trimming 8-12 weeks after the start of a molt cycle.....Tomorrow I will talk about Clipping your cockatiel's wings......Enjoy your day....With many birdie wing hugs.....Sam :o)

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05/10/2014 04:34.19 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by everyday with your vote...Appreciate it very much....V4U...Today I will talk about what Cockatiels do all day.....Cockatiels are playful and easily amused with simple toys.Because they love to chew, toys must be free of toxic metals, hooks, sharp objects or small, easily consumed components.Providing small diameter fresh-cut branches from nontoxic, pesticide-free trees is suggested for Cockatiels.Check with your veterinarian for recommendations on locally available safe trees.Cockatiels are very curious and will investigate anything new in their environment. That is why it is important to prevent their access to (1) ceiling fans (2)hot cooking oil (3) Teflon-coated items(overheated) (4) leg chains (5) sandpaper-covered perches (6) tobacco and cigarette smoke (7) chocolate, avocado, salt and alcohol (8) toxic houseplants (9) pesticides (10) toxic fumes (11) easily dismantled toys (12) dogs, cats, and young children (13) cedar, redwood and pressure-treated wood shavings (14) sources of lead or zinc (15) plug-in air fresheners....Tomorrow I will be talking about "Are Cockatiel Tame and Why the Wings Should be Clipped"....Enjoy your day...With many birdie wing hugs.....Sam :o)

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05/09/2014 04:01.37 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by with the vote...Certainly appreciate it...Today I will be talking about how to keep your Cockatiel Healthy, Happy and Safe...Hope you will find it interesting and informative.(1) Give lots of attention (2) Feed a fresh, high quality, toxin-free formulated diet with daily supplementation of chopped vegetables and fruit according to manufacturer's recommendations (3) Do not feed grit, as it is not necessary with modern captive diets (4) Provide clean fresh uncontaminated water (5) Remove and replace food and water containers twice daily to maximize activity in a healthy bird (6) Provide an occasional opportunity for bath, shower or misting(at least weekly) (7) Avoid spraying house with insecticides (8) Also housing for your Cockatiels (1) Should be as large as possible (2) Be clean , secure, safe and easy to service (3) Be constructed of durable nontoxic material (4) Contain variable-sized perches made of clean, nontoxic pesticide-free tree branches (5) Have food and water containers placed at opposite ends of the enclosure (6) Avoid having perches located directly over food containers (7)Offer occasional opportunity for protected outdoor exposure to fresh air, sunlight and exercise.....Tomorrow I will be talking about "What Cockatiels do all day"........Thank you and have a nice day....With many birdie wing hugs.....Sam :o)

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05/08/2014 05:13.07 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Well at least you stopped by even though you could not vote....Just pecked a vote for you my friend....Due to Mom having a appointment today which took longer then expected I am going to talk about "Most Commom Diseases of the Cockatiel.They are as follows: (1) Obseity (2) Obstetrical problems(egg-binding) (3) Upper respiratory symptoms(sneezing) (4) Eye problems (swollen, runny) (5) Chlamydiosis (6) Feather picking (7) Yellow-colored feathers in lutinos (8) Difficult breathing (gasping) (9) Lead or Zinc poisoning (10) Intestinal parasites (11) Injuries (In-coordination (especially in lutinos)...The most common disease conditions in cockatiels are often the result of malnutrition. Visiting your avian veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many of the above diseases and support you in having a long, satisfying relationship with your cockatiel. Tomorrow I will definitely talk about "How to keep you cockatiel healthy, happy and safe....Thank you all for your votes...Hope you are enjoying today...With many birdie wing hugs to you.....Sam :o)

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05/07/2014 06:01.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Thanks for stopping by with your vote....Never knew there were as many Tiels on BC until now...Just pecked a vote for you...Nice to finally meet you my friend...Today I will just give a little more information about the cockatiel mutations.Although color mutations are highly valued by some avi-culturists,the inbreeding required to produce unusual colors has actually resulted in some negative genetic disorders, including decreased disease resistance, reduced life span and hatching defects.The lutino or white cockatiel is probably the most afflicted, wit balding on the head a nervous disposition and other abnormalities.The "normal" grey cockatiel is the best to own because it has the most chance for a relatively long healthy life...
Now I will explain what a veterinarian looks for when you take your cockatiel there to see if it is a healthy bird: (1) Dry, Open Nares (2) Smooth Beak (3) Alert, Erect Posture (4) Clear, Bright Eyes (No Discharge) (5) Body Free of Lumps and Bumps (6) Smooth, Bright Feathers Without Color Breaks, Transparency of Ragged Edges (7)Even, Reptilian Pattern on the Feet, and Nails of Appropriate Length. These would be the main things that they will check....Tomorrow I will Tell you how to keep your Cockatiel healthy, happy and safe...Hope you are having a nice day...With many birdie wing hugs to you...Sam :o)

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05/06/2014 12:59.08 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Just stopping by with my campaign blog for running to be BOTM....Just pecked a V4U...Today I will continue to talk about the cockatiel mutations:(7)Pied (This is the oldest of the cockatiel mutations and they have been bred in California as long ago as 1949)Some of the different Pied babies that have hatched can be (a) Pearl Pied (b) Primrose Pied (c) Primrose Pearl Cinnamon Pied (d) Cinnamon Pied (e) White-faced Pied (8)Recessive Silver(First recorded in New Zealand in the 1950sbut that strain was never established and today's recessive silvers are of European origin.Here they were bred in the Netherlands during the late 1960s. But some of the original stock was afflicted by blindness.Their eye coloration is red, which distinguishes them visually from the dominant silver cockatiel.)(9)White-faced (First recorded in Holland in about 1969.By the late 1970s in Germany and reached the UK at about the same time.In these birds the orange cheek patches are absent. They can also have babies that can be (a) White-faced cinnamon pied (b)Pearl(lacewing)white-faced cinnamon (c)Pearl white-faced pied..(10) Albino (Believed to be first bred in Germany about 1980. This variety is the result of combining white-faced and lutino. But it must be done in two stages...If anybody would like what the stages are just send me a blog and I will explain it....If you have any more questions on any of the other mutations please just ask and if I will try and give the answer to you...Tomorrow I will be blogging about what the Veterinarian looks for in a healthy cockatiel....Have a nice day....With many birdie wing hugs to you....Sam :o)

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05/05/2014 04:37.37 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D!!!
Spot has told me to come to you page..I am campaigning for BOTM....Appreciate your votes...Also pecked a vote for you my friend..
Today I will be talking about Cockatiel Mutations:(1)Normal Grey (2)Cinnamon(started mutation in Belgium late 1960 and in Europe) They are a warm even shade of Cinnamon. They can also have young that could be (a) Primrose pearl(lacewing)cinnamon (b)Dilute cinnamon pied (c)Pearl(lacewing)cinnamon (3)Dominant Silver(started mutation in UK in 1979) They are of a silver coloration and the darkish of the color is around the neck. They can have young that could be what you call a White-faced Silver.(4)Fallow(started mutation in Florida in 1971) They have red eyes and a greyish yellow body coloration.(5)Lutino(started mutation in Florida in 1958)Breeders sometime use primrose and buttercup to indicate the depth of coloration which is a rich yellow color.They can also have young called Pearl lutinos.(6)Pearl(started mutation in West Germany in 1967)Their color vary from white through to yellow and due to the scalloped patterning on their wings and body they use the term "lacewing" to describe the Pearl cockatiel.Tomorrow I will finish the rest of the Mutations..Did not realize how long it would take to type each one...Hope you are having a nice day...With many birdie wing hugs to you....Thank you,Sam :o)

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05/04/2014 01:11.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Mikey D
The bird that's running is named Sam. He's a cockatiel, his page number is on my tag line! How's fatherhood treating you the second time? Are you still pacing?
I like your Derby hat, but watch out for those mint juleps, they'll sneak up on you!Hehee!!!
Luv, Spot♥

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05/04/2014 11:23.32 AM Report This Comment  
  GREETINGS MY MOST LOYAL OF SUBJECTS
GREETINGS MY LOYAL SUBJECTS
On my last day as your queen my assistant Princess Boo Boo and I would like to add one more piece of advice which we feel is of utmost importance for birds as well as our hoomaaan caretakers. Always eat more fruits and vegetables and buy them organic when you can. sometimes organic produce is more expensive or isn’t easily available. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce – to empower you as a consumer. With the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists on hand, you’ll know which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and which ones will help you lower your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Dirty Dozen Plus™
APPLES
STRAWBERRIES
GRAPES
CELERY
PEACHES
SPINACH
SWEET BELL PEPPERS
NECTARINES - IMPORTED
CUCUMBERS
CHERRY TOMATOES
SNAP PEAS - IMPORTED
POTATOES
HOT PEPPERS
KALE/COLLARD GREENS

Clean Fifteen™

AVOCADOS
SWEET CORN
PINEAPPLES
CABBAGE
SWEET PEAS - FROZEN
ONIONS
ASPARAGUS
MANGOES
PAPAYAS
KIWI
EGGPLANT
GRAPEFRUIT
CLEAN FIFTEEN™
CANTALOUPE
CAULIFLOWER
SWEET POTATOES

LOVE QUEEN CORI AND PRINCESS BOO BOO

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04/30/2014 01:52.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mikey~
I hope you are having a fun day too! I'm watching a movie with mom.
Thank you so much for the congratulations on my BOTD win. It was so nice of you to come by my page!! I had a great day being BOTD!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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04/27/2014 11:55.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mickey D
I am flyen round BC asking birds if they would like to be in the Kissing Booth. Would you or one of your flock like to be there for two weeks?

Ms BB

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04/16/2014 09:35.19 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D
I COULD REALLY GET USED TO THIS LIFE STYLE LIVING AT THE CASTLR. IT IS A VERY MAGICAL PLACE TO BE FULL OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS SPREAD BY ALL THE FORMER KINGS AND QUEENS WHO HAVE GRACES ITS HALLS. THE GARDENS ARE EXQUISITE. THE LIBRARY HAS ENOUGH BOOKS TO READ FOR MANY LIFETIMES OVER. THE WILDLIFE LIVING IN AND ROUND THE CATLE ARE HAPPY WELL FED AND UNAFRAID AND THEY ALL GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER FROM THE BIG DRAON LIVING IN THE MOAT TO THE TINY MICE SCURRYING AROUND IN THE CASTLE WALLS. THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL BUT THE CASTLE GUARDS ARE SCRUMPTOUS. HUBBA HUBBA

LOVE QUEEN CORI

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04/05/2014 05:40.22 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D & CHUEY
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN. I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME. WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE BEST TIME PLAYING WITH THE DRAGON THAT LIVES IN THE CASTLE MOAT. DID YOU KNOW HE LIKES TO EAT CARMEL CORN?

LOVE CORI

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04/03/2014 05:51.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mikey D
Hoomans are so hard to train to behave. It'll take a lot of hard work to get them to do as we tell them. Hehehehehe
yours Cousin Zeke

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04/03/2014 08:11.50 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/31/2014 05:43.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

BUT DOWN DEEP
AT THE MOLECULAR HEART OF LIFE
THE TREES AND WE
ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME-------Carl Sagan

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)
(Yes We Are Tree Huggers and Proud of it)

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03/30/2014 10:12.26 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MIKEY D
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

the vikings worshipped and revered ravens and its image was carried on all their banners and shields. since ravens had the power of human speech they were thought to fly all over the world everyday returning at night to tell of what they had seen and heard. the irish phrase"ravens knowledge" applies to anyone who appears to see and know all. in europe the raven was considered a mystical and magical bird. Alexander the Great was said to have been guided across the desert by two ravens sent from heaven. in Briton legend maintains that England will not fall as long as Ravens remain in the tower of London.

the raven was connected with the creation of the world by american indians who made people out of a rock and a leaf. the raven showed the leaf to the people and said "see this leaf" you are to be like it. when the leaf falls from the branch and rots there is nothing left. thus the raven also brought death to the world. one indian tribe believed he raven was a mythical ancestor of their tribe and performed many wonderful deeds at the beginning of the world. one such deed was determining the particular task a bird should perform, where they should live and what their color should be. for instance the American Robin was was to give pleasure to man through its beauty. all birds were told to dress differently so they could recognize each other. the Blue-Jay was told to pie its hair high and tie it with a string. the magical Raven could transform itself into whatever shape it chose and remove its feathers like a coat. as a spirit of creation he had not beginning or no end.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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