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Hi! My name is Big Earl

I am an African Grey from Belleville, ON.

"tough guy"

5 years old   M

African Grey

loves pasta

enjoys hanging out on top of his cage

a grey colored ROOTS hoody that his "daddy" wears

she is really good to me ... talks to me, plays catch with me ... but I love my "daddy" the most

likes to throw his toys off the top of his cage and ask where they are.

Go ahead, make my day!.

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  Hi Earl
Hello everyone, Chuey here with my very first BOTM blog. I am looking forward to a fun, and interesting month sharing each day with all my friends. Let me first begin by congratulating our new Queen Zeena on her awesome July campaign, and hope she enjoys her reign in the BC Castle,
The party is going strong over there and the food is greyt.
I plan this month on taking us all on an adventure and sharing some interesting information about birds along the way. I've asked my cousin SKY to provide us with his miniature ponies and horses so we can take a trail ride together. You'll need to bring along your sun screen and some extra clothes, just in case.
Today I want to take a moment to formally introduce myself as some of you might not know me yet. I am a very spoiled female Cockatiel who shares my cage and life with Mikey D. Mikey and I have one son, Kasper. Kasper is a very talented whistler and already can whistle the song " shortening bread". Kasper's photos are in my gallery.
I'm off to check on the ponies, but get ready to hit the trail tomorrow on day one of our adventure. "See ya later partners! "
love Chuey 245908

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Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/01/2014 09:53.31 AM Report This Comment  
Thanks for the congrats on me being BOTD....Hope you will be joining me at the Castle for the celebration...Just pecked a vote for you....With many birdie wing hugs to you....Princess :o)


02/01/2014 07:41.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello again
We have a Abrims M1A1 tank that Keven brought back with him at the KB now!! WE are trying to decide what kind of maham we want to do!!LOL

Dec. 17: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Let’s take a moment to eat a light snack. We all know about the next planet out from the Sun because we live on it!!! It is called the third rock from the sun.

So we are on our way to Mars today. All girls to the back of the shuttle so the boys can be up front. It is there planet!!

Mars has a diameter of 6,794 km and is much smaller than earth but has a surface area about the same as the land surface of Earth because of the water covering 70% of the Earth.

Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War and is known as the red planet.

The first spacecraft to visit Mars was Mariner 4 in 1965. Several others followed including Mars 2, the first spacecraft to land on Mars and the two Viking landers in 1976. Ending a long 20 year hiatus, Mars Pathfinder landed successfully on Mars on 1997 July 4.

In 2004 the Mars Expedition Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" landed on Mars sending back geologic data and many pictures; they were still operating after more than three years on Mars. In 2008, Phoenix landed in the northern plains to search for water. Three Mars orbiters (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and Mars Express) are also currently in operation.

While the average temperature is about 218 K (-55 C, -67 F), Martian surface temperatures range widely from as little as -140 K (-133 C, -207 F) at the winter pole to almost 300 K (+27 C, +80 F) on the dayside during summer.

If you look out the right side you can see Olympus Mons. It is the largest mountain volcano in the Solar System rising 24 km (78,000 ft.) above the surrounding plain. Lets put on space suits & go mountain climbing.

On the left side can be seen Hellas Planitia. This is an impact crater in the Southern Hemisphere over 6 km (3.72 miles) deep and 2000 km (1242.74 miles) in diameter. That was a big rock that hit Mars!!!

We should be glad we are not here during one of this planets dust storms. They can go on for days and have high wind speeds. Scientist mostly agree that there is water (ice) under the two polar caps. And there may be some under the vast central plains.

Hay!!! What was that? Did any other birde see that? Come on, raise your wing if you seen it!! It looked like a green Marten to me.


Come visit me, Mrs BB 4 th of July 2016, TPB&G. & The Kissing Booth is open for all !!!.

12/17/2013 08:59.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Big E
I am running for Bird of The month & I could use your vote.

Dec. 16: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Lets get back in the shuttle and strap in. We are off to Venus today. All you boys keep your wings to your selves. Venus IS the planet of love, It is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.

Venus' orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet in our system, with an eccentricity of less than 1%. That means it is almost a perfect circular orbit.
The diameter of Venus is 12,103.6 km (7,520440499 miles). That makes it about 650 miles smaller in diameter than Earth but it is 80% denser than Earth. But the gravity is only 90% of earths so you feel a little lighter here.

Venus (Greek: Aphrodite; Babylonian: Ishtar) is the goddess of love and beauty. The planet is so named probably because it is the brightest of the planets known to the ancients. (With a few exceptions, the surface features on Venus are named for female figures.)
Venus has been known since prehistoric times. It is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon.

The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. It was subsequently visited by many others (more than 20 in all so far), including Pioneer Venus and the Soviet Venera 7, the first spacecraft to land on another planet, and Venera 9 which returned the first photographs of the surface. The first orbiter, the US spacecraft Magellan produced detailed maps of Venus' surface using radar. ESA's Venus Express is now in orbit.

There are no small craters on Venus. It seems that small meteoroids burn up in Venus' dense atmosphere, which is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and several layers of clouds many kilometers thick composed of sulfuric acid.
Good thing there is a force field around the shuttle to keep it away or it would literally melt the metal.

Craters on Venus seem to come in bunches indicating that large meteoroids that do reach the surface usually break up in the atmosphere.
The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is 90 times of that on earth.


Come visit me, Mrs BB 4 th of July 2016, TPB&G. & The Kissing Booth is open for all !!!.

12/16/2013 08:43.59 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Earl
11/25/2013 04:00.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Earl
11/25/2013 01:03.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Earl
11/24/2013 04:26.13 AM Report This Comment  
  You've got my vote big guy
thanks for dropping by Big Earl, and for the vote. See you around!

Come visit me, Molly.

11/23/2013 11:36.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Earl
11/06/2013 01:18.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
I saw you on Jetta's page and thought I would stop by to say.I love your name.Have a good afternoon.

Come visit me, Hulk GoodBye BC Thanks For The Memories.

11/05/2013 01:58.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Earl
11/04/2013 04:37.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Big Earl, you seem very intelligent and spoiled. I voted for you! :)



Come visit me, Chubby.

11/03/2013 04:12.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Earl
10/19/2013 04:54.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
Momma breeds them she has babies for sale. Sassy

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

09/30/2013 11:19.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Earl
09/15/2013 09:57.16 AM Report This Comment  
  The Three Eyed-Scary Monster Adventure
July 11th
Hello to all my friends on Bird Channel. It is yet another sad day as we say "see you later my friends" to Chi Chi(27169) and to Bob White (249789). Both birdies left us for the beautiful Rainbow Bridge leaving both family and friends saddened and missing them.
Little Angel here with "The REST OF THE STORY".
" Finding myself safely on the ground Dixie
wraps his wings around his Little Angel and holds me tightly! Kissing me ever so softly on my beakie he looks into my sweet, but mischievous eyes and tells me just how much he loves me, and that he can't rest for a minute because even the most innocent things I do always turn into something of an adventure! As we Walked down the BC Hill wing in wing Dixie asked me to try to not get into any trouble today. When all the BC birdies reached Dixie's house he took me to where his Mom keeps the baking utensils. "We'll need some very large pie plates," he tells me,"lets look in here. Dixie opens the hutch door and we both peer inside."AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!" Dixie and Little Angel scream as a big three eyed monster glares out of the darkness at them. "Oh Little Angel Dixie pants, what is that monster doing in my Mom's cupboard?" Dixie peers carefully into the blackness then quickly retreats.
" I doooonnnooot know Dixie, but we have to trap it so we can get the pie plates." Little Angel looks carefully into the cupboard as the three eyed monster sits in the darkness watching her. " Ok, let's make a plan. We have to make it come out so we can trap it some how. I wonder what we can use to lure it out?" Little Angel sits down on the floor a safe distance from the open cupboard door with her wing tip on her chin.
A serious look crosses her face as she thinks through this problem. "I've got it Dixie. We can use an apple to draw the monster out, then we can jump on it and hold it still until we can tie it up with this piece of string. ( Little Angel holds up a length of red and white string she found in her back pack)."
"It looks pretty big Little Angel. Maybe we should use a net to trap it? We can take one of my Mom's tea towels and when it sticks it's head out we can drop the towel on it and wrestle it to the floor. Together, we can carry the three- eyed monster outdoors and let it go in the wild.."Dixie and Little Angel stare into the scary, black cupboard..
See you all tomorrow with the REST OF THE STORY
with love and a vote
Little Angel 224909

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/11/2013 03:54.57 PM Report This Comment  
  The continuing Adventures of Little Angel
Hi every one, Little Angel here, with "THE REST OF THE STORY" Happy Humpday to all my friends. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful warm week.
"As those strong, powerful talons snatched me out of mid-bounce I wasn't too sure if I was saved or in a far worse predicament. Boy was I relieved when, once more safely on the ground I came face to face with none other then my own cousin Miss Chirps. I hugged her so hard she couldn't breath. Oh, how happy I was to be back among my friends. I ran to Calico and gave her a hug, then one by one to each of my rescuers.
"WOW, that was close" I said thankful to be on solid ground at long last. We gathered all the apples up into Sugar's Hello Kitty wagon for a long walk back down BC Hill.
"Thank you Miss Chirps. I thought maybe I'd be bouncing up and down forever."Little Angel giggled
"Maybe next time you want a juicy red apple, you can get Momma Deb to go to the super market and get you one?"
As we began our walk home I pulled out that wonderful, big, red, juicy,PERFECT apple. I rubbed it on my feathers until it glowed like a diamond in the sunlight. I smelled it's fresh, ripe scent and my mouth watered. Closing my eyes I took a GREYT, BIG bite of my apple.
UCKKKK, SSPPSIIUS,AHHHHH, GROSSSSSS." I took a look at my apple and therein the middle was BIG long, yucky worm looking up at me in disgust. Before I could say a word, the apple and worm disappeared. "What? Where did it go?"
Then I turned just in time to see Boo Boo finishing off the last bite of the apple.
"Thanks Little Angel, delicious worm!"
"Glad you liked it, I never did like to eat apples!"
Dixie and I walked together wing in wing. As we reached the bottom of BC Hill I saw a Pear Tree, and on that Pear Tree I saw, the BIGGEST, RIPEST, JUICIEST..." Dixie followed my gaze, "OHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOO, Little Angel, no more trees for you. Come on, let's go to my house every birdie" Dixie yells, " Momma Rose, and Momma Deb will help us to make apple pies. We can make some toffee apples too."
"Surely Little Angel you can't get into any mischief making pies and toffee apples" Snowy adds
"Little Angel?" Dixie says a worried look on his face, " please try not to get into any more mischief?!"with love and a vote
Little Angel 224909

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/10/2013 04:14.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Do birdies bounce?? v4u
Hello Little Angel here with THE REST OF THE STORY. I wish to thank every birdie for their part in helping me get out of the big apple tree. It is sure scary way up here, and it's starting to grow dark too.
"The girls told me the plan to help me get down from the tree. It was a good plan and it was sure to work. I HOPED! Then I saw that perfect apple shining in the late afternoon sunshine. So red, so bright and beautiful. There had to be some way to get it"
'We're back" the boys call as they top the hill pulling Sugar's Hello Kitty wagon. " We've brought more help Little Angel. We'll get you down in no time"
Little Angel could see that Hulk, Kiddo and Sweetpepper had joined the growing crowd below. Indy Sam, Poppy and Tiamaria were there too.
" Ok, this is the plan. On the count of three we all begin to shake the tree. We keep shaking until the branch holding Little Angel captive let's go, and she falls safely onto the trampoline." Kiddo explains. It was then that they heard the siren coming up the road. Then the bright red of the BC Fire Truck as it pulled up near the group below the tree. Popeye and Jenny-Lynn hop out and run to join the birdies under the tree.
"Glad you are here. We need all the wings we can to help shake Little Angel out of this tree" Hulk exclaims
"Ok, ONE, TWO TWO and a half, THREE. WAIT we don't have the trampoline in place." Dixie and the boys position right under the branch where Little Angel is stuck.
"OK, ready? ONE, TWO THREE" all the birds begin to shake the Apple Tree. Suddnely the apples begin to fall like heavy rain causing all the birdies to flee in fright. It was at this exact moment the branch began to crack.
"OHHH" I screamed as I heard the branch above crack, and begin to snap. Suddenly it let go and Iw as falling towards the trampoline below. "AHHHHHHHH, where's everyyyyyyyyy birdiieeeeeeee" I hit the trampoline at full speed, and of course being a trampoline I just as quickly bounced right back up into the heavy branches above. I rose high above the tree top. On my way back down I reached out with my wings and grabbed my apple, and held on tightly. Up I bounced again and again. On my seventh trip back up into the tree out of no where a pair of strong talons grabbed me, and carefully dropped me onto the soft grass below the tree. The wings flapped to the ground, and there was Miss Chirps.

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/09/2013 02:35.45 PM Report This Comment  
  AH please help me get down from this tree
July 8th
Hi, Little Angel here with "THE REST OF THE STORY" I want to thank every bird for all their support, and encouragement. I'd give you all a hug, but right now I'm stuck up in the old apple tree at the top of BC Hill.
"Now, there I was snagged by my hoodie watching my friends below as Raffikki, Polly, Zippy and Cookie Stark arrive on their way to somewhere and joined the others looking up into the tree."
"HELP!!!!! Please get me down from here" I cried as I wiggled and jiggled in hopes of freeing myself from that old branch.
Maybe we can scare Little Angel out of the tree. I will Growl my loudest growl it will frighten that branch to lot go of Little Angel, and we can catch her as she falls to the ground" Raffikki says with seriousness written across his face.
"That's a long way up. Little Angel might get hurt when she falls from the tree" Cookie Stark says. Polly and Zippy nod their agreement. "We have to think of something else." The friends put their heads together to think.
"Whatcha doin?" asks a soft voice, startling every bird. "Why don't we try to climb up and break the branch that is holding Little Angel?" Chyna looks up into the dense leaves trying to see Little Angel.
"Who is going to climb, WAY UP THERE?" asks every birdie
As they discuss this question Sugar, comes along the path pulling her Hello Kitty wagon. Dixie, Gus, Chi Chi and Snowy are with her. The stop and look up into the tree.
"Please don't tell me that Little Angel is up in the tree?" Dixie asks already knowing it is true.
"HELLO DIXIE" come the voice from the top of the apple tree, "I'd give you a kiss sweetheart but I'm sorta busy, well ah stuck right now."
"OH NOOOOOO, not again Little Angel" Dixie looks worriedly into the tree trying to see where Little Angel is.
"I have an idea" says Gus. " We can go to Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym and put the trampoline on Sugar's wagon and bring it here. Then we can shake the tree until Little Angel falls out and she'll land safely on the trampoline" Every birdie cheers at the plan. The boys head off to get the trampoline while the girls wait, talking to Little Angel to keep her calm while she waits...............
see you all tomorrow for the REST OF THE STORY,with hugs and love
Little Angel 224909

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/08/2013 04:03.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big E
I gave the 'putter in my shuttle permision to go where it wanted to and it is takeing me around to birds I have not seen for awhile.

Stop by the Kissing Booth some time and join the fun. Last week we had a company of soldiers comeing by to see a bird. They even brought a Abrams M1A1 battle tank and let us use it in the desert around the booth.

Ms Big Baby

Come visit me, Mrs BB 4 th of July 2016, TPB&G. & The Kissing Booth is open for all !!!.

05/16/2013 08:34.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
04/29/2013 08:45.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl!!!!
Thank you for visiting my page. My mommy loves Bird Paradise. She always takes me there many times. We are going in October again. Can't wait this will be my first time. I hope we can be friend. V4U
Big hugs
Spot :)

Come visit me, Spot, Ruby & Stevie.

04/13/2013 08:04.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big R
Thanks for visiting my page. hope to talk to you again soon. Best Wishes .. Pepper

Come visit me, Pepper.

04/06/2013 06:10.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
03/24/2013 08:23.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
Thanks so much for congratulating me on BOTD!! I had the best time hanging out in the castle. But, even better was seeing old friends. And meeting lots of new friends. I'm leaving you a piece of celebratory carrot cake. Thanks again!!
Queen Mango

Come visit me, Mango***Missing Sunshine***, Angel Sunshine & Poppy***Missing Sunshine***.

03/08/2013 08:07.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi big earl!
Nice to meet you! Thanks for your vote! Guido

Come visit me, Rio- wow! what a surprise! thanks everybirdie!!, Hope, Guido- thank you every birdie for making me BOTD!, Chicken & Roxie- thank you all for making me BOTD!!!.

03/05/2013 06:17.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl #18
Happy Valentine's Day! Thank u for the lovely compliment & thank u for visiting me! I love making new friends! I see u are new to the BC...WELCOME! It's a great place to meet a special group of birdies & their loving parronts! I hope u love it here as much as I do! The other birdie in my profile pic is my sweetheart, Casey. He is a brother is Sky. I see Sky has already visited u a few times! Their whole flock is a sweet & caring is their sweet momma Deb! Well Big Earl, u have a great day, I hope we can become good friends!

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

02/14/2013 11:13.28 AM Report This Comment  
  P.S. from Tia
I forgot to mention, if I visit u, I always vote for u! The # by ur name means that I gave u ur 18th vote! Also u are a very handsome grey! See u soon sweetie!

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

02/14/2013 11:13.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl #18
Happy Valentine's Day! Thank u for the lovely compliment & thank u for visiting me! I love making new friends! I see u are new to the BC...WELCOME! It's a great place to meet a special group of birdies & their loving parronts! I hope u love it here as much as I do! The other birdie in my profile pic is my sweetheart, Casey. He is a brother is Sky. I see Sky has already visited u a few times! Their whole flock is a sweet & caring is their sweet momma Deb! Well Big Earl, u have a great day, I hope we can become good friends!

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

02/14/2013 11:09.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl and Mom Tina
Spotlight on Caring-February 14th-Falco & the boys
Hello every bird, SKY here with this weeks Spotlight on Caring. This being Valentine's Day I want to first all our BC friends and family a day full of love and romance! This weeks Spotlight features a flockily well known to many, Falco, Gizmo, Willie and their Mom Arlene. SKY; mom Arlene, when did you first become interested in birds? Mom Arlene; I used to have a budgie as a teenager. He was constantly with me when I was home. SKY; How did you become a bird owner? Mom Arlene; I became a bird owner from working at the wildlife center! We get ring necked doves there nearly every summer: you know the kind--either beige with a ring around its neck, or all white, and people release them at weddings or funerals or who knows when else. Anyway we always have to rehome them, as the owners don't band their legs and nearly every year some get lost and don't return home. I took a pair the first year, but doves aren't that interactive. Later (in 2005) I answered the phone when a woman asked if we rehomed parrots. I told her no, but that I might be interested. She gave me her information, and I called when I got home. That's how I got Falco! Her breeder/owner had gotten too infirm to care for her properly, and the rest of the family already had enough birds. When we met, Falco came right to the front of her cage and began talking and dancing. That's how I knew we were meant for each other!
SKY; when do first join Bird Channel? Mom Arlene ; I believe it was in 2009
SKY: thank you Mom Arlene, for sharing with us. Next Wednesday we will hear the REST of the STORY. I promise you it is well worth the wait.
GIZMO is working on the 10K HOF. PLEASE stop in to support him with your votes.-190123
with my heart filled with love, SKY

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

02/13/2013 05:32.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
How very nice to see you on Our Toy Shoppe page..I'm Romeo, I have a little brother Rusty who's an African Grey, he and I are very good friends, we had a rough start when he came to live with us, he was just a baby but now we are best of friends. Thank you for coming to my Toy Shoppe page, we don't sell toys, but my Christy who is now at the Rainbow Bridge, she and her Daddy make toys for all our birdy friends, they live in Illinois, her Daddy is retired and this is his hobby. The Toy Shoppe was created to represent what they do, I display some of the toys they send out on that page, I try to keep her memory alive as much as I can. She left us in June, she became ill and was diagnosed with Fatty Liver disease, she was 21 yrs old. Thank you for your visit, maybe I'll see you again sometime..Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

02/10/2013 07:19.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl and Mom Tina
Spotlightlight on Caring--February 6th-Cappy
February 6th SPOTLIGHT on CARING-Cappy part 3
Hello BC friends, Sky here with the conclusion to our interview with my good friend Cappy & his Mom Terri. I wish to take this opportunity to THANK all our dear friends who have stopped by with condolences and floral gifts for our sweet fister RUBY, a Blue Crown Conure who left us last Thursday evening. Your love has helped us through this most difficult time. Now back to the "REST OF THE STORY"
SKY: tell us you did when your where faced with all these health issues on a newly adopted bird?
Terri: We did call the guy we bought him from to let him know that Cappy was very sick and the guy had the gall to ask me why I had taken him to the vet. He did offer to have us return him but I was already committed to Cappy and knew this guy would NOT do what was right by Cappy or his other birds. He wouldn’t entertain the idea of helping with the vet bill. I was so mad I ended up calling the Oklahoma City bird mart and sent out the alarm that I had purchased a very sick bird there. I believe they have since closed the Oklahoma City Bird Marts! I have tried to contact head office about this dealer but never got a response. I sent out the alarm also to local bird clubs that I found online. I was so upset that people out there don’t care one lick for the health and happiness of these beautiful creatures nor do they care about anything other than the almighty dollar. I suspect this dealer continues to sell sick birds but I have sent out messages to everyone I can think of to not buy from him.
Sky: can you give us a few ideas what other problems you then had to work through?
Terri: After Cappy became healthy he started attacking my husband at what seemed like every turn and he had melt down when Rudy would fly by him which resulted in bad bites to my husband. My husband has had his ears pierced twice, his nose pierced once, his eyebrow pierced once and his fingers pretty near shredded on numerous occasions. Please note that we do not generally allow him on the shoulder … he typically launches himself from the arm or lap to your face or just chews away at the fingers. As we watched and tried to figure out what caused these attacks we learned a few things.
Sky: please continue. I know we all are interested in your observations:
Terri: Cappy is a daddy’s boy, he is very attached to my husband and looks for and to him. Cappy had been known to attack women but I have been very lucky in that he hasn’t attacked or hurt me to the extent he has my husband. The old axiom of hurting the one you love the most seems to fit here

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

02/06/2013 03:48.24 PM Report This Comment  
2) Cappy didn’t like people talking with their hands (he would go into meltdown screaming and attack mode) – We are still working to de-sensitize him to moving hands … we suspect he has been hit in the past and that is the cause for his overreaction.I have tried to make a game with my hand movements so he understands that I am not going to hurt him and now he may even get a little playful with regards to hand movements. Playing peek-a-boo with larger hand movement is one method I have used
3)Cappy doesn’t like to be put in his cage – My husband would get bitten nightly at Cappy’s bedtime …. He just never wanted to be put to bed no matter what time it was. We have to towel him every night and put him in his cage inside the towel and then close the door and reach in and get the towel. That prevents Cappy from biting and he doesn’t get near as worked up about going to bed.
4) Cappy LOVES towels …. Strange as it seems he loves to be toweled and hugged and snuggled. When Cappy starts into a meltdown a towel can calm him down rather quickly, we just towel him, hug him and tell him he is ok and we love him and he settles down …. most of the time we can release him and he will remain calm but sometimes he may not and then we have to put him in his cage for timeout.
As we have learned and implemented the things above Cappy has become much calmer and the bites have subsided a lot …. We still have them now and then but they are not as intense and they are becoming less frequent. Another thing we have learned is that when he is in a meltdown we must remain calm and patient and to reduce our energy as well and that makes a huge difference in how Cappy responds to us.
SKY;Please tell us one or more things you feel are important to share with other bird owners?
Terri: Patience, Love, Understanding, the ability to put yourself in their feathers can go a long way to solving many problems. Bites can be the most difficult thing to endure, because as humans we do take it personally, and bites HURT. But we can learn to understand, respect and prevent future bites to a certain extent. Every bird has their own unique personality and as such they all present different body language that we as humans must learn to read and understand. It can be summed up in the words of my husband’s two co-workers. One said I had to be totally committed to the welfare of our birds and the other said I just needed to be totally committed. One thing that seemed to help my husband deal with Cappy’s biting is the way he viewed it. He used the analogy of getting a 4 year old human child that had been bounced around 4 or 5 different homes in a short period of time and how would that child react and how would you respond.
Sky: Cappy, Mom Terri thank you so much for this very informative interview. I hope we all can gain something from it.
with my heart filled with love,
SKY 224183

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

02/06/2013 03:40.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big E !!!!!
My Dad has a good friend he calls Big E. Hello my name is Ms Big Baby and I am a B&G Macaw.

I seen you on Mr Skys page when I was viseting my sweetheart. We are engaged. We will be getten hitched here on BC Sept 14th.

Stop by the Kissing Booth some time and introduse your self. Today there is a pancake eaten contest with 3 inch cakes.

The future Ms Sky

Come visit me, Mrs BB 4 th of July 2016, TPB&G. & The Kissing Booth is open for all !!!.

01/31/2013 11:24.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
January 30th SPOTLIGHT on CARING-Cappy part 2
Hi every bird, SKY here with this weeks SPOTLIGHT on CARING Part 2 as we continue our interview with Cappy and his Mom Terri. I'd like to take a moment to ask for continued prayer for Ms Chirps -228922 Momma Rea who was taken to Hospital in Rochester, NY this afternoon. We hope to be able to update you asap. SKY; Please tell us the history of Cappy, and how & when he joined your flock:

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

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

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

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

01/29/2013 11:03.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Earl so nice of you to stop by. :D I like your pic. Looks like we have some of the same toys. Im glad to have another "grey" friend on here :) I am just learning all about my voice and keep making these grumbly sounds that sometimes sounds like a word and makes my owners giggle with delight!

Come visit me, Marco.

01/29/2013 09:17.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning Big Earl
Sure, your Mom can call my Momma Deb at 613-354-0968 afternoons or evenings.

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

01/29/2013 05:14.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
yes, I have a big flockily here. I am happy here but the plucking habit is so part of me I just do it. Did you enjoy my frother SKY's blog? HE writes articles for BC birdies about other BC birdie flocks. It helps us get to really know each other more one to one. Some new birds don't understand and got upset he sent them a copy. PLEASE let SKY know if you wish to get more on a weekly bases.
It's so nice today my window is open for air change in here.
Have a good weekend Big Earl. I will see you soon.
Little Angel

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

01/26/2013 12:44.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
January 23 Spotlight on Caring; Cappy & Mom Terry
Hi Every birdie, SKY here with a 2 part "SPOTLIGHT on CARING", with our good friend Cappy, & his Mom Terry. Just a quick reminder of the Ice Fishing Trip Thursday evening at 7:30 PM EST on page 225323, hosted by my frother Casey. SKY; Terry when did you first become interested in birds? How did you become a bird owner?
Terry: I became interested in parrots as a teenager. I had a Budgie when I was a teenager and a Cockatiel in my late teens. Most recently in 2009 I had a co-worker get me interested again, as she has a Green Wing Macaw that she talks about every day. After talking with the Co-Worker I decided I wanted to be a parront again and purchased a Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Sasha) from a local bird store.
SKY; Terry when did you join BC?
Terry; I joined BC a few months after I got Sasha on March 15, 2009
SKY; Can you tell us a little about how you are involved with birds? Do you volunteer somewhere, speak to people about birds etc?
Terry; I am mostly owned by my FIDS but I will gladly talk about my experiences with anyone who is interested. It’s amazing how much you can learn from each parrot as each one is an individual just like human kids. I have given my name to a local rescue organization if they needed help but have never been called. My Co-worker had a house fire at the beginning of 2010 and we bird sat her Green Wing until her family could get their house cleaned up. She was very lucky girl because the fire started in the kitchen and her house was next to the kitchen.
SKY; Please tell us about the birds in your flock? Are any rescues?
Terry: Sasha, Rose Breasted Cockatoo, was purchased from a local bird store in 2009 and passed away from heavy metal poisoning (she ate a brass zipper) on September 27, 2010
Dory, Red-Front Macaw, rescue/rehome from co-worker whose husband could no longer tolerate her screaming (She doesn’t scream much anymore J )
Rudy, Rose Breasted Cockatoo, purchased from breeder
Dixie, Goffins Cockatoo, rescue/rehome
SKY; Thank you Terry & Cappy. Next week we will continue to talk about all the problems and concerns that came when Cappy joined the flock.
with my heart filled with love,
Sky 224183

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

01/22/2013 08:33.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big Earl
Sorry I haven't got by sooner but my Momma is looking after our Grandpa in Ottawa right now. He has the flu but is getting better.
I have made some good friends on here.
To visit any bird that blogs you--click on their name below their blog in red. In larger flocks like Sky's look for the name then click it. Sky is 1st on the 3rd row of names.
To vote for any bird--just click the vote button on their page above their photo.
It helps to know how to get around on here. If you wanta make friends then visit SKY if you need help learning how to travel on here. He taught me.
He has a lot of friends and also does fun virtual adventures here on BC which you can join in on.
hugs and vote

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

01/22/2013 09:40.45 AM Report This Comment  
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