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Athena ~ Thank you all for Bird of the Day Honors!

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Hi! My name is Athena ~ Thank you all for Bird of the Day Honors!

I am a Military Macaw from Martinez, CA.

Dancing Queen, Singing Bird

14 years old   F

Military Macaw

cooked chicken, beef

Kitchen counter, perch

Loud noises

She loves to sing and dance with me and she loves me lots!

"Singing" to commercials on the radio..

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  Hi Athena!
You are such a beautiful girl! Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

06/11/2015 11:48.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Athena~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I was just thrilled to see you in the spotlight box today!
I apologize for being so late! Your royal portrait will be up on the gallery on the calendar page in the morning!
Enjoy your evening!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonder Kiwi for July.

06/11/2015 11:01.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a blast celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO vote JESTER 256517.

06/11/2015 10:33.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena!
“Hi, Jester here! Congrats on Bird of the Day! I am running for Bird of the Month this month, and I would really appreciate if you would stop by and vote for me. We are going on vacation all month, and you are welcome to join us! Today we are going to Nashville, Tennessee. Our first stop is going to be Centennial Park. Let’s go!” They arrive at the park, and walk through the beautiful surroundings. They walk to the Parthenon, a full scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. The building is stunning. Inside, it serves as an art museum. The focus of their permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists. The birds look through the whole museum, before heading off to their next stop. Their next stop is the Hermitage Plantation and Museum. Once there, they take the President’s Tour. After their tour, Angel and Pepper suggest that they eat lunch. They all agree, and head over to a local restaurant. After lunch, they head over to the Adventure Science Center. There is lots to do there! They do the Adventure Tower and Space Chase. Raffikki asks if they can go see the glassed in Beehive, so they go over and see that. When they are done, they head over to the Tennessee State Capitol. They take a guided tour, and see the governor's reception room, bullet-scarred stair rail, House of Representatives, Senate, and old State Library. After, they head over to the Grand Ole’ Opry House, to see the Grand Ole’ Opry. They really enjoy it, and have lots of fun. After, they head out for dinner, and then to their hotel. – Thanks so much for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree~ Vote 4 Panther #245623!, Bella, King Jester Bean ~ Thank you so much!, Honey, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/11/2015 10:32.42 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE JESTER BEAN PG# 256517 JULY BOTM
CONGRATS ATHENA ON BEING OUR BOTD. STOP ON BY THE PIE SHOP FOR A FREE LUNCH.

SWEETPEPPER & KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

06/11/2015 08:52.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! I hope your day is wonderful. Good to see you again.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/11/2015 08:37.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats, Queen Athena!
A second day of celebrations! Wishing you treats and scritches and a regal day! Have fun!
Hugs Picabo & Squeaky

Come visit me, Scion- RIP our Buddy Bird - Jan. 29, 2015, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo & Angel Alfie (RIP).

06/11/2015 08:00.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

06/11/2015 05:27.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena,

Congrat's on being BOTD. It's Oz! Wow a two day celebration. Your Hatchday yesterday and now the honor of being BOTD. Hope you are having as much fun in the Castle as my Flock and I did when we were there. I would come and join you but Mom was away for a few days & just got on this computer thingy so we could talk to some of our Friends. Here's your vote, cutie. Bye for now.

Love & Winghugs,
Oz (Your Pink Friend)

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

06/11/2015 05:25.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Athena
PS...Happy belated hatchday...

Love
Snowflake

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER...VOTE FOR ME FOR BOTM !!!.

06/11/2015 10:59.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Athena
It's so good to see you !!! Congrats on winning BOTD !!! Here's a cake in celebration. Enjoy your day...

Love your friend and partner in mischief
Snowflake

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER...VOTE FOR ME FOR BOTM !!!.

06/11/2015 10:56.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
So happy to visit you and the flock 2 days in a row. Hope you are able to enjoy your spotlight, BOTD day.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jester Bean #256517. BOTM & Zippy; THANX BOTD V4Jester Bean# 256517..

06/11/2015 09:44.33 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ATHENA!!!
Just stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD"..Have fun celebrating at the castle...Enjoy your day...Pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to you....Cydney & The Dingmans Ferry Flock :o)

Come visit me, CYDNEY "LOVES RAFFI ", SAM, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), STORMY & "PRINCESS LOVES TWEETY FOREVER".

06/11/2015 07:34.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
Hope you had a good hatchday and can celebrate in the castle today as well. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

06/11/2015 07:33.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations of BOTD
We all miss you very much and hope all is well.--Sophie

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

06/11/2015 07:31.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Today is Thursday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U a votie
and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
Have a greyt week
be a good birdie
Beaky kisses
Your Friend, Baby

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/BCWarrio- rs263181 & Oki,/Vote BOTMJester256517/Mou- rning Gizmo.

06/11/2015 07:28.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on BOTD! sweet Athena!We also want to wish you a belated happy hatch day and we are wishing you a wonderful day in the Castle with Queen Sweetie for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!We wish you lots of new toys and special treats and lots of scritches and of course hatchday cake and lots of Mom time too!We really miss you so much!Love,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

06/11/2015 07:18.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Congratulations on your BOTD. Bye bye

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks,Thanks Everybirdie, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude, 7/1 is my hatchday. Look who's 22.

06/11/2015 06:18.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
How has my sweekbeak been? I hope you are finally settled in to your new roost there in TX. Boy, I wish we could all move down there with y'all! Congratulations on being our BOTD! Love and winghugs, Joshua with a big beakie kiss SMOOCH!

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD!, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/14, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/14, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-14 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi-ty 4 botd 5/13/15, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/14 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

06/11/2015 06:09.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations on winning BOTD, Athena!
You're a beautiful bird, and it sounds like you have a great personality too!

Come visit me, Robin, Tell, Corey, Lucy & Barnaby.

06/11/2015 05:19.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Queen Athena
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. So awesome when the hatchday festivities becomes a day as royalty. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Sweetie. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/11/2015 04:56.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Happy Belated Hatch Day and Congratulation on BOTD ... you make a lovely queen. Cappy hops up to the thrown crest up, bows, and hands Queen Athena a basket of mixed nuts ... something to remind her of the Miller Flock hehehehe. Cappy then bows, turns and hops out of the room. Have a wonderful day sweetie, V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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

06/11/2015 04:12.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Bird-of-the-Day from Flitzer and Dad
Enjoy your special day.
~Wings Up~

==King Flitzer==

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/11/2015 03:26.03 AM Report This Comment  
  congratulations my friend !
I love when a hatchday turns into a two day celebration - don't you ? Enjoy your day in the castle with Queen Sweetie :)

Come visit me, Cookie wishing America a happy birthday !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/11/2015 01:33.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Athena,
Congrats on winning BOTD! :)

Enjoy your day at the Castle and have fun! :)

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Pookie and Laka

Come visit me, Queen Angel Sallykins says thank you all 4 BOTD, Pookie says lets go to the beach !!! & Princess Laka thanks everyone for making her BOTD.

06/11/2015 01:01.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchway. hope you are having a ball celebrating on your special day.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO vote JESTER 256517.

06/10/2015 09:10.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day, Athena!
Wishing you an amazing day with lots of scritches and treats! Enjoy!
Hugs, Picabo

Come visit me, Scion- RIP our Buddy Bird - Jan. 29, 2015, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo & Angel Alfie (RIP).

06/10/2015 08:48.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Athena!
Happy Hatchday to you, and wherever you are, hope you get lots and lots of head scritches, good toys and lotsa love!

Wing hugs coming your way!
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote JESTER BEAN #256517 for BOTM in July!.

06/10/2015 07:37.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Today is my skin brothers birthday too!!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

06/10/2015 05:51.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Athena~
A very happy hatchday from me to you! I do hope the day is just perfect!
Hatchday Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonder Kiwi for July.

06/10/2015 02:36.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY HATCHDAY ATHENA!
Long time, no squawk! Sure hope your flock is doing well.
AND Hope you are getting all the attention, toys, and TREATS you want.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jester Bean #256517. BOTM & Zippy; THANX BOTD V4Jester Bean# 256517..

06/10/2015 12:53.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Long time no hear from you, hope all is well.
Wishing you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/10/2015 09:03.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday!
Hey Athena, we all hope it's your best hatchday ever, filled with toys, gifts, treats, and of course, lots of attention just for you. We miss you and the flock, hope all is well. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

06/10/2015 06:36.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Athena!
Happy a Hatch Day pretty girl! Hope you have an awesome day today!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffikki,Cydney, PumBaa & Max say Hi!.

06/10/2015 05:58.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Athena
Happy 14th Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/10/2015 05:52.10 AM Report This Comment  
  happy hatchday Athena !
I hope it's wonderful and filled with your favorites foods, family, fun and friends . . . and a present or two ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wishing America a happy birthday !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/10/2015 02:34.28 AM Report This Comment  
  (((HUG))

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

01/26/2015 02:07.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena, Mac & Remy
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
V4U!

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

09/08/2014 08:31.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena, Mac & Remy
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

09/04/2014 02:08.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena
Happy Sunday to all my BC friends. Zeena here with a look at a species of bird, well reputed as THE best talker and mimicker. Once abundantly available at low prices, today an often difficult to find and much costly addition to ones Flockily. Momma Deb says as a child she recalls seeing a number of these interesting, entertaining birds kept in Pet Stores, and businesses. She has been searching for one for over ten years and only encounter one at a very costly price.
The Mynah, the loved and disliked Clown of the avian world.
The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled Mynah, also sometimes known as "Indian Myna", is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature. "Myna" is derived from the Hindi language maina which itself is derived from Sanskrit madana.

The range of the Common Myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world's most invasive species and one of only three birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named "The Most Important Pest/Problem".

Mynahs are a lively, confident, aggressive, and noisy bird. It is friendly and perky, and the large flocks that gather at roosting time are usually raucous and grouchy. As pets they have many redeeming qualities including an inmate ability to mimic sounds, whistles and human speech. Once quite common in the pet trade, they now are difficult to locate. The Greater and Lesser Hill Mynahs are most thought of when imaging a Mynah Bird. Their clownish, outgoing personalities winning many a fan in years past.

Mynah's eat a mixture of specially formulated insect mash and fresh foods. Like the Lories, they have watery, odorous droppings, making them difficult to maintain in a home environment. those who endure the mess speak lovingly of their companions who seem to adore children, and adults alike. Daily cage washing, bathing and out of cage time are mandatory for good health. Momma Deb recalls that in her childhood most Mynah's were caged in small cramped cages,eating a diet of sunflower seeds and fruit. Thus living a miserable, short life. As advances came, it was found that Mynah's must have a balanced, more natural diet, and lots of room to move around in their cages. Bonded pairs breed readily in captivity. Babies that are hand-reared average $1200 to 1500 each when available. Bali Mynah's are rare and available to collectors only.

I wish to thank all my friends here on C for their daily support, and words of encouragement.

with love & scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

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