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Jelly Bean (RIP)

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I was taking my trash can out to the corner for trash day and I heard this loud "buzzing" like sound coming from the neighbors can. The lid was half way off so I looked in. The sound was definatly coming from somewhere within the trash itself. After owning Ruby and going to the bird store monthly for her pellets I was used to the sound of baby birds and thats what this sounded like now that the lid was off. I found Jelly bean and one other chick a few papers down wrapped in a few tissues and just thrown away!! I immediately took them both in the house and into a tupperware container with a heating pad under it and sent my hubby to the bird store for formula and syringes while I called ahead to ask how to do it! I was told the babies would not live. They were very weak. Only a few days old I found out from the neighbor that tossed them. I also found out they had been in the trash all night and until I got them out that morning. Jelly Bean could not even life his head for a long time. He was very weak. The other one I named Kiwi was much stronger.I never felt such a sense of love a joy at raising these orphans. I gave Kiwi to an elderly family member (Kiwi is still alive!) and I kept Jelly Bean because the avian vet said he had a weak heart and was small and would have a short life. Which he did. Jelly Bean died in my arms March 19th 2005. The avian vet told me later my baby had suffered a heart attack.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Jelly Bean (RIP)

I am a Cockatiel from Hanover, PA.

JellBell, Belly Bean, Jelly Belly, Jealous Bellous

18 years old   M


Jelly loved the homemade birdie bread I make. He used to eat it so fast...eating like a bird did not apply to ol' Jelly Bean!

My body!!!
His play gym right next to my long as I was sitting there.
(To my horror!) Ruby's play gym sitting peacefully next to Ruby taking naps together!! More than once that happened. They were ok as long as they were not competeing over ME.

Being put down and being out of his Mummy sight.

I think Jelly would say he loved me because I loved him so much and my face was the very first thing he saw when his eyes opened and the last thing he saw when they closed for the last time.

Jelly loved to say "Pretty Pretty bird" to me and then bend his body low in a bow as he waddled to me.
Jelly was the most determined and courageous little guy ever. He would fly to me no matter how close he was clipped or how little he was Nothing stopped my boy!

Birdie velcro was my game!.

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That's what we feel for little Jelly Bean and the Mommy who rescued him.

Just flying by with a Thanksgiving prayer
That Jelly Bean's in our Savior's care.
Flying free at the Rainbow Bridge,
Tweeting his heart out on Heaven's ridge.

With love on angel's wings, from Lucy, Finnegan and their Mommy, Susan

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Heart breaking
Dear Jelly Bean, your story made my mommy cry. How can humans be so mean to the completely defenseless creatures placed in their care? Here's a vote for you and your mommy. Maybe we'll meet when it's my turn to fly across the rainbow bridge.

Come visit me, Angel Lucky- RIP & Skitters--.

05/14/2008 04:59.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jelly Bean
I am so shocked how people treat animals. I am so happy that you were rescued and I think it's great you are sharing your story. Here is a vote and for you! You are a very beautiful bird! Well talk to you later!

Come visit me, ~Teeko~.

03/08/2008 10:12.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jelly Bean!
This is Buddy..the Grey that's been traveling all over. Well, I got a special invitation from Rosalie..she worked it out up there and I am making a secret journey to visit you!! I have a sister with may know her..well...I am leaving tonight and I will be there soon to pass on love from your family down here..I'll bring you some birdie bread!! Here's a vote! PS..Mom insists I take a picture of all of us for my page so tell everyone to come by and check it out!!

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

02/24/2008 10:25.28 AM Report This Comment  
  hi.i have never visited ur blog.i love ur story and i am so mad at the people but i am glad that jelly bean had a great life living with u.great job!!!my baby will look just like urs.i have brand new babies that i bet would bring back some wonderful memories of jelly bean when he was small.kudos to ur mommy and daddy and to u for a happy life.gave a vote!

Come visit me, ozzy~flew away 21 April, 2010~, bonzi, lucky and butterball, tweiker,dexter and blueberry, sonny, kettle, tulip~R.I.P. 8-31-08~, patch~passed away 6/13/07~, kiwi, cinnamon (flew away in 2003), silver, spice, storm, baby, snow, blade, tweety, cricket, lightning, patchy~passed on.3-3-08, peeps(passed away 6-16-07), sky *R.I.P. 12/25/08* & cloud and spirit.

09/18/2007 05:25.16 PM Report This Comment  
  YOU'RE very welcome.
What a difference of how he first looked to where he was so adorable! You did a wonderful job with this little angel. I am SO glad you reported them and I sure would too! and I beleive Jellys' story should be great published. Every life is precious to us too. It's sad to read but it has a strong message and to help others birds out there. I feel schools should do more to educate kids on proper care of all animals and respect for all life. I know not all people are cruel but like you said it's still very much out there. If someone does not want a bird they could of left it in a cage at any shelters' door. And God Bless you too. And keep it touch. And when you can you can check out our videos on youtube look under my motto how to get there and them from there>>Under our motto is our youtube info once there our website URL is on there for myspace it will now take you right there. :) ANGEL xooxox

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

09/05/2007 07:17.02 PM Report This Comment  
Oh my gosh - that is the worst thing ever!! I hope your neighbor's feel REAL guilty!! I can't imagine someone doing that?? But I know there are people in this world like that. I am so happy you found a loving & caring person to help you. Even though you lived for such a short while - you touched the heart of someone special. I happy your mom is leaving your page up - you deserve it!! And here's a vote for you!! LOve from Woody & Joy

Come visit me, WOODY ( R.I.P. 8-27-2000).

09/04/2007 08:03.20 AM Report This Comment  
We didn't have time with all the new birdies on my page to really check out the rest of your flock. I am crying reading this story. HOW COULD someone had thrown these birds in the TRASH! I can't beleive!!!!!!!!! Makes me so mad! DEath would of been better , if they did not want them. But to be thrown away like that to die slow is evil! ANYWAY: I AM SO touched how you gave JElly Bean the love and care you did. God bless you. I know he went young, but he did live his 7 years with the love he deserved. ANGEL and mum Diane

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

09/01/2007 05:58.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Daisy's Mommy
Is so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose one's little birdie companion, although I only had my baby for 2 yrs. I'll bet you didn't expect him to even live for 7 yrs. The longer you have them, the harder it is to loose them. What an incredible story of love, faith and determination. God bless you, your husband and Jelly Bean. I'm sure his memory will always bring you joy mixed with tinges of sadness. But be comforted knowing that you brought him 7 yrs. of total love and joy. Six months after my little Bobbie died, we adopted Daisy. She has been such a delight to us and filled up our hearts once again. I know that you also have Ruby and Mr. Bumble now. That should keep your home filled with happy fids. Here's a vote in loving memory of Jelly Bean. God bless you. ~~ Daisy's Mommy, Susan

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

08/29/2007 02:50.12 AM Report This Comment  
I am so glade to hear that the neighbors got what was coming to them. It is great that the H. S. did that, the birds are better off with someone that loves them. R.I.P. Jelly Bean. Amy and the Flock

Come visit me, Mango, Kenya, Baby, Blaze & Dylan.

08/24/2007 06:06.53 PM Report This Comment  
I am trying not to cry after that story. So glad you found the babys and gave them a wounderful life. My Hubby just came in and read the story and can't believe someone could do that. Talk to you later, Amy and the flock

Come visit me, Mango, Kenya, Baby, Blaze & Dylan.

08/21/2007 11:17.05 AM Report This Comment  
You gave that lil guy love and thats all we can ask for
hes with jesus now...heres a vote....Baby

Come visit me, BabyGirl.

08/20/2007 08:49.20 PM Report This Comment  
You gave that little guy a fighting chance and a great life. I can't even imagine finding something like's very sad! Did you own birds before then? Frankie

Come visit me, Sirona, Trance & Frankie.

08/04/2007 07:33.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Keep Smiling
Hi jelly beans mom, Sweet pea here from savannah, ga.
Thank you for your reply, You should never let anyone make you feel silly because you LOVE, you love all Gods creachers, You have a loving and tender heart, YOU are a very special person, always remember that when someone says something to make you feel silly, because they problely don't have the understanding of what LOVE really is,that's why they try to make you feel bad.
All Gods creachers Lg and small know Gods LOVE and they know when a human showes that LOVE in return, Jelly Bean will always be in your heart, and ours because you shared your LOVE for Jelly Bean with all of us, Keep those preshous memories in your heart for ever, if anyone says it's silly, Just smile because you know LOVE, and pray for them because they need LOVE, people need LOVE the most when they are the hardest to LOVE.

Come visit me, Pe~air, Jeepers, Chiger, REO, Sweet Pea & PEEPERS.

07/28/2007 11:34.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jelly Bean's mommy
You're such a special person! At the right place and at the right time!! To rescue those two beautiful life!! Does that horrible neighbor has cockatiels? I worry for them! Do they know now that you just don't throw living babies in the trash, you try to get a home for them!!!

Come visit me, Cinnamin Baby, Bubbles, Tweety Bird, Prinsy & Mr & Missy bird.

07/22/2007 04:53.12 PM Report This Comment  
  So sad
It is a truely sad story and a happy one too, You are a special person to have gotten the babies out and cared for them gald to know that the person responcable for the mistreatment was taken care of. I know Jelly bean will be smiling down on you from the Rainbow bridge, and is sending birdie kisses to you for all the love and care you gave. Birds are truly little gifts from God to show his Love to us. Keep Smiling and we vote for Jelly Bean too! Because you will always have lovely memories of him.

Come visit me, Pe~air, Jeepers, Chiger, REO, Sweet Pea & PEEPERS.

07/17/2007 07:09.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from Shannigans
I want to vote for you even though you are on the Rainbow Bridge, vote for the love and happiness you gave your family. It is love that is the strongest force in the world.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shananigans.

07/17/2007 06:29.00 PM Report This Comment  
what a great story. very sad but happy too. cute bird rest in peace jelly bean. heres a vote

Stephanie, Portland, OR.

07/17/2007 01:08.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Max
How horrible that Jelly Bean got his start in the trash. I am glad you found him and shared his love. He sounds like he was very special indeed and you are an angel for saving him and giving him such a wonderful life. Bless you both.

Come visit me, Marco Luigi, Max Albert - I'm 27! & Jack.

07/08/2007 10:13.06 AM Report This Comment  
  What a Special Human!
This story brought tears to my eyes--first because of how cruel people can be, and then because people can also be generous-hearted and kind. It sounds like Jelly Bean was a very, very special bird. I am glad that Kiwi lives yet. What wonderful friends these feathered creatures are! It sounds like Jelly Bean was indeed sweet and brough much joy in his very lucky life.

Come visit me, Turtle Bird.

07/02/2007 06:40.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Angel Wings...
That's what your Mom has earned for rescuing you and loving you! You give new meaning to the words Trash to Treasure!! God Bless the little birdies and those who swoop in on wings of mercy. K 'v'

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

06/18/2007 06:45.12 PM Report This Comment  
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06/03/2007 11:54.54 AM Report This Comment  
  hello from autumn and j.b.'s mom,
i went to say hi on ruby's page and saw jelly bean. what a special story you have to tell about love. not just one but two! i had two teils a long time ago but i had to find new homes for them because i got hives from the dust they give off. i was broken hearted. in just the last three years we found out that i can have other birds that don't have all the dust. so i can't have a grey or a cockatoo ect. but what a joy it is to be able to have birds in my life again. hugs to you and ruby.. autumn and j.b's mom..

Come visit me, Pepper, J.B. (Jamie Bond girl 007), Teddy, Phebe, Daisy Jane & Alex.

05/26/2007 08:33.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from Shenanigans
What a horrible thing to do to baby birds or any living creature, how wonderful you were there to rescue them even though Jelly Bean had a short life I am sure it was a happy and full of love life from a wonderful, dedicated, super-fantastic Mom.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shananigans.

05/26/2007 08:19.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow, what a story! I bet it was hard to talk to that person that just threw them away!! I am glad you rescued them.

Come visit me, Rosey Rainbow, Sunshine & Ollie.

05/25/2007 10:47.55 AM Report This Comment  
Here is a vote for you for being such a wonderful and compassionate person. You provided Jelly Bean with a wonderful life and I'm sure he's watching over you until the day that he can meet you at the rainbow bridge. Take care and best wishes for you.

Come visit me, Jasper & Albert.

05/24/2007 09:52.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Three cheers for Jelly Bean
for having a better life then the trash can and getting some TLC for as long as he could make it. Now with tears and a hug for you my friend for giving Jelly Bean a chance to live all those precious days.

come visit me, Angel

Come visit me, Sweetie Sadly Missed, past on Nov. 20th 2008 & Angel.

05/24/2007 08:19.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi From Hedwig!
Hey Jellybean

it's terrible that that human did that to you and kiwi but i'm glad that your mom found you and rescued you. You look just like my cagemate Woodstock, so i had to fly by and leave you a message. stop by and see us anytime.

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

05/24/2007 09:54.54 AM Report This Comment  
Your neighbor is terrible! Jelly Bean and Kiwi were so lucky to have you. I'm so glad there are people like you around.

Come visit me, Baby.

05/24/2007 09:16.37 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
what a wondeful rescue, how sad is it that someone would hurt lil baby birds like that! :( well, we love your pose in your pic jelly bean! all your pics are cute so here is a vote for you! hope your mommy has a nice day! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

05/24/2007 06:21.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Your Jelly Bean
It's sad to hear you found your Jelly Bean
in the trash. But I commend you for your rescue.
I had a wonderful male gray cockatiel that was
in our family for 28 years. He died of natural causes
in 2005 after outliving predictions that cockatiels usually live around 16-20 years. His wings were never clipped. He lived outside his cage, only going in for his food and sleeptime.
We just added a new little bird to our home in Dec 2006.
She turned 1 year old May 1. She is a 2 oz. Celestial Parrotlet.
Enjoy/Janet-Henderson, NV

Janet, Henderson, NV.

05/24/2007 05:38.00 AM Report This Comment  
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