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Yellow-Collared Macaw from Rock Island, IL
Ziggy~Happy Valentine's Day dear friends, love ya

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Mr Ziggy wasa carefully guarded secret at our QCPS bird rescues shelter, for 2 years! His previous mom had become unable to care for him properly, and was forced to give him up, but it was her wish that he didn't go yoyo just anybody, but a bird loving person! I had spoken several times for several months about Zig, and on February 16th at our bird club meeting, the Big Zig became a Dallas bird! I want to point out that he was not abused from cruelty, rather neglected somewhat by his loving previous owner, waiting to do the right thing for him, consequently some negligent abuse, but he has recovered, and is a very happy and well adjusted parrot! He prefers women to men, and he really loves his aunt Denise! I think he felt like a big shot hanging out with RaneBeau and Coach Reba today! He is truly one of those simple pleasures in life, and as he sits beside me every day, he brightens my world like you can't believe! He has been in my home for nearly 2 months, and I love him dearly, what is not to love...

Mr Ziggy, daddy Chuck, & the Dallas flock
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Hi! My name is Ziggy~Happy Valentine's Day dear friends, love ya

I am a Yellow-Collared Macaw from Rock Island, IL.

Zigmeister, Zig Zag, Z-man, and Zigster, so far! Now his BB knick name is Big Zig Hammer...he is the sweetest bird, I can not imagine why nobody wanted him...

12 years old   M

Yellow-Collared Macaw

Some fruit & veggies and a few unsalted peanuts in the shell, and his special Higgins parrot mix...

...on top of his cage, and back by his toy, he loves his toys and bells! This little guy has a big appetite, he wants to be like his new big buddy RaneBeau...

Any and all sudden movements, and not being covered at night night time

He is so patient and never yells at me for any reason! I get fresh food and water every single day, and sometimes a tidbit of human food, love that stuff...

Zigs will not step on your hand, but prefers a sleeved arm, and what a sweetheart, he is....

...pray a lot, and remember there is somebody for everybody, my Lord is a good and just Lord....

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  Snow Snow, Go Away - Flitzer
Thursday was yet another Slippery-snowy day in Buffalo. Dad cancelled evening plans - just didn't want to bother with it all last night - besides, it is nicer for me when he stays home.
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We're getting psyched for our BirdChannel campaign - I hope you have as much fun visiting us in February as we will have. Where there's Flitzer, there's always a Party! ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/30/2015 03:45.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Another Wintry Day here - temps rise for rain and a rain/snow mix in Buffalo, NY

Then temps crash for the unforeseeable future - causing all wet surfaces to be icy and slippery again.
Dad keeps using the word "hibernation"...silly guy, he's not a bear.

Make it a great day ==Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/29/2015 03:40.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Frosty Flitzer
Hi, Ziggy and Familyi!

I was a great bird for Dad on Tuesday - even Stepping-Up and everything. Dad was so happy with me!
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Dad did take a slip-slid and fall outside the Doctor's Office. It is nasty-icy out there.
He wasn't hurt but still doesn't like to fall.
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Very cold 6 degrees today - and Dad has a busy day in and out [Freeze/Thaw Freeze-Thaw].
I will try to keep him happy when he's home.
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My campaign for BOTM starts soon - counting on your visits and votes throughout February.
~Wings Up-~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/28/2015 03:37.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Guess what? I had a playdate with Felix and flock. He is super cool and I had fun. Kirby didn't stop talking and Snicker was very active. Butters is a very cool lady.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/27/2015 06:25.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Guess what? I had a playdate with Felix and flock. He is super cool and I had fun. Kirby didn't stop talking and Snicker was very active. Butters is a very cool lady.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/27/2015 06:24.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Flitting By -
Happy Tuesday. 'bout 5" of snow and bitter-cold chilly temps, but we missed the Big Storm in Buffalo.
I was not on lock-down all day Monday - even though I didn't step-up for Dad, I did go poop in the right place, and that was good enough for Dad to let me roam the house. Yay
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Dad has to slip-slide to the Doctor, so need to cut this short - Make it a great day. Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/27/2015 12:37.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday kinda day...Flitzer
Happy Monday, friends.
--Happy Monday, friends.
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Sunday was a cold icy day in Buffalo. Dad had to go in and out a few times – he did manage not to fall, but it was treacherous walking and driving.
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Dad thoroughly cleaned my cage Sunday afternoon. On the advice of a few good bird-expert friends, he removed my 'Happy Hut' for a time. I really love my hut for sleepy-time. They told him it would help in this time of trying to re-bond with me. This will probably be quite temporary.
I was good with Dad on Sunday - and we enjoyed some good time together. In the evening I flew around the apartment with my loud happy squawk.
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I nipped Dad instead of stepping-up this morning. He has walked away –says he’ll come back when I want to behave. ~~Sigh~~
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Hope we all have a great week. ~Wings Up~

Sunday was a cold icy day in Buffalo. Dad had to go in and out a few times – he did manage not to fall, but it was treacherous walking and driving.
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Dad thoroughly cleaned my cage Sunday afternoon. On the advice of a few good bird-expert friends, he removed my 'Happy Hut' for a time. I really love my hut for sleepy-time. They told him it would help in this time of trying to re-bond with me. This will probably be quite temporary.
I was good with Dad on Sunday - and we enjoyed some good time together. In the evening I flew around the apartment with my loud happy squawk.
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I nipped Dad instead of stepping-up this morning. He has walked away –says he’ll come back when I want to behave. ~~Sigh~~
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Hope we all have a great week. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/26/2015 03:41.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ziggy
I'd kiss you good morning, but my kisses are just for pops, ha ha ha. Screech

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/26/2015 02:48.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday Flitzer
We had a sudden, unexpected ice storm late Saturday afternoon. Freezing-Drizzle mixed with snow coating everything - making an icy world. Dad changed his evening plans to stay inside.
We had popcorn!

Dad has to go out a lot today - but sadly, instead of temperatures going up to melt the ice, the temps have fallen to keep everything slippery n nasty. Hope he doesn't fall.

Hope you have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/25/2015 02:38.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Z
The fingers willing, and the computer doesn't go on strike, we'll be at Christy's every day. It will mean so much to her Dad. RT

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/25/2015 01:40.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer Day
Hello, BirdChannel Gang!

I've developed a fun little time - when Dad opens the food/water doors of the cage, I slip out the hole. It's much more fun than the regular way of climbing out of the cage.
Daddy says "Holes are for Bowls" =but I just laugh and slip out that hole.
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Have a wonderful Saturday. Your Buffalo pal, Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/24/2015 02:32.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Screech was here.

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/24/2015 02:26.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Friday Flitzer
Hello Ziggy & Family!
Today was the first day in a long time I "stepped-up" on Daddy's hand and went to the proper place to poop. Daddy is thrilled. I hope this means the end of my moodies for a long while.
A busy weekend ahead. Sending all our love. Flitzer and Dad. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/23/2015 03:51.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Thank you for your continued support. As well as I'm doing, maybe I'll make a run for the BIG bird house in Squakington DC and be president. RT

PS: I couldn't do any worse than some body that's already there.

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/22/2015 07:04.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Happy Thursday. Running late today as Dad had an extended work-out at the gym
["Flitzer-Lifting" isn't enough exercise, I guess, as I only weigh 80 grams].
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Yesterday Dad and his best friend went to see "American Sniper". Dad doesn't take me to the theater but tells me all about it.
I really wanna go sometime, cause I *love* popcorn.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/22/2015 04:15.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I think I was here.... R

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/21/2015 07:00.12 AM Report This Comment  
  A Flitzer Wednesday
Happy Hump Day. Dad moved my cage across the room - part of the "shake-up" he's doing to get me out of my comfort zone. I was crabby with him in the morning, but sweet happy and cuddly Tues. night.
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Dad went to an Indian Buffet with friends for a Birthday last night - great time, but that sadly means "no leftovers".
Thank You for all your kind words regarding my upcoming campaign for BOTM.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/21/2015 03:37.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Yesterday was 74 and sunny. It was beach day! My dad found some shark teeth on the beach ... very cool.
Today will probably be low 70's too. Back home the temp was -2 this morning. Not missing that at all!
Have a greyt day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/20/2015 06:09.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday Flitzer
Hello friends -Happy Tuesday.
Very busy day ahead. Dad is taking his Best Friend out for a Birthday Dinner.
Before that he's got the Chiropractor, Shopping and Errands.
We will get some together time today as well.
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Is someone willing/able to help Daddy create a couple of new pics for his BOTM Campaign.
He's now knowledgeable in creating fun pictures and captions. Thanks for "stepping-up" to help.
You can send a private msg to Daddy's email: markstrick@usa.net
Make it a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/20/2015 03:25.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Zig Zag
Roof Top was here to smack the shine of your vote button. Have a wonderful day.

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/20/2015 02:45.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Celebrating MLK Day
Hello BC Friends. A frosty slippery morning. Dad managed his first trip in and out without falling ["Bonk"] maybe next time - Ha.
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Please note: My campaign has been changed to February. I will be running in Feb for March's Bird-of-the-Month, so I hope that you visit me often in Feb.
Make it a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/19/2015 03:38.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer Sunday
A warmer day today, but back to Wintery weather after that. When temps rise, then fall, everything refreezes - and I get to watch Dad fall down on the walks - Bonk!
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/18/2015 03:18.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
The old guy got bored yesterday, so he and Mom went for a ride, and ended up at a flea market. They were having a big Pow wow, and there were lots of Indians there from different tribes. And they had shows where they danced to the drums. Lot of great hand made items, and Mom added another Turtle to her collection. Last count she had over 700 of them. Good thing she doesn't have to feed them. R T

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/18/2015 02:02.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Follow-up note from Flitzer's Dad
I respect your opinion. my Avian Vet is an expert on behavior as well as health. the 3-day-in-cage was still full of love. Flitzer was never ignored - and we were trying to be as normal as possible.

Today I'm changing his "interior decorating' in the cage. This will gently take him out of his comfort zone a bit. Believe me - this time is hard for me, and I want the very best in my relationship with my beloved Flitzer.

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/17/2015 06:59.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday note from Dad
Note from Flitzer's Dad:
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Hello. Flitzer is having some behavioral therapy - per the Avian Vet. He has had 3 days totally inside his cage. Today I am rearranging his cage and will begin to work on his aggressive behavior. He is full of love but needs some behavioral changes to break a couple of new bad patterns.
Wish us luck. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/17/2015 03:55.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zag
My favorite holiday is just down the road, but we sure won't be doing any green beer. Maybe to celebrate St. Patty's day this year, we should all try green Coffee.... R T

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/17/2015 01:31.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I'm so glad that your sweet daddy's doing good. Today we are expecting temps in the mid 60's we love the cooler weather here.
I gotta make this short cause my mommy has human errands to run !!!
Enjoy your TGIF...

Stay warm and cozy
Love your friend
Snowflake

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy New Year, Snowflake luvs Apache...Thanks for x-mas BOTD !!!, Tweety luvs Princess...Thank you for BOTD & Panther luvs Coconut...Happy Valentines.

01/16/2015 09:56.22 AM Report This Comment  
  A Friday Hi from Flitzer
Yes, we are Movie Fans.
I don't know if links work here, but here is Dad's 2014 Movie Page:
http://fuzzbearmark.livejournal.com/2794642.html
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[You can copy the link and paste it into your browser]
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Have a wonderful Friday. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/16/2015 04:45.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
R T was here to say hi, and do the Quaker stomp. And I might add, I do it quite well. Not as good as some, but better than most. Have a great day, and if you live way up north, stay warm.

QUAKER Cookie for the 30K. VOTE TODAY.....
PEARL & SILVER to 25K.... Vote Today.......
Let's get HULK to 20K.... Vote today....

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/16/2015 03:17.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
One last hug before I go ....
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/15/2015 08:16.40 PM Report This Comment  
  hi from Flitzer
Hey, Zig! Happy Thursday.

Looking forward to the Oscar Nominations this morning - we are a "Movie-Loving" Household. Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/15/2015 03:50.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Z
I'd love to tell you my version of Goldie and the 3 bears, but the BC Police might not like it, and I'm sure someone would squeal. R T

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/15/2015 03:24.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I see you have my pic up ...awwwww. So happy you liked it.
Thanks for the B-day wishes for mom. Also thanks for the good travel wishes too. I'm so eggcited.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/14/2015 09:24.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Frigid Flitzer
-1 degrees this morning. Daddy has to grocery-shop for three households today - so that's going to be a lotta in-and-out of the cold.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/14/2015 03:40.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zigger-roo-ski
Red Riding Hood's grandma had chest pains galore,
cholesterol looming at two-forty four, and blood pressure spikes.

Though she kept it all quiet, her daughter found out and imposed a strict diet.

No more would she bundle Red off with a pail of cookies for Granny, instead she sent kale and casseroles ranging from foul to insipid, because she had stripped them of every known lipid.

One day Red arrived to find Granny in bed.

"Come closer, my dumpling," the dowager said.

Forget the lame cover-up tale that came later:

No wolf gobbled Red. It was Granny who ate her.

R T

QUAKER Cookie for the 30K. VOTE TODAY.....
PEARL & SILVER to 25K.... Vote Today.......
Let's get the HULK to 20K.... Vote today....

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

01/14/2015 03:38.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I will miss you too. Mom says she will take some pics of me for all to see when we get back.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/13/2015 09:29.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Hello BC Friends. Temps in Buffalo dropped from 22 to 4 – all the wet roads and walkways are now skating rinks. Dad does not walk well in this stuff, he says.
Dad has a call in to the Avian Vet as I’m still moody – bitey and defiant. I won’t “step-up” for him, and am biting when I should be loving. I have always been a bit nippy – but this is beyond the norm.
I still show him love and affection –on my terms. It’s been over 20 days and he was hoping I would be out of this mode by now.
Dad is waiting to hear back from her.
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Last night Dad was eating “Tortilla Strips” and I stole one to try. It was bigger than my head. I sat on Dad’s arm –looking him in the eye, and challenging this chip. It was yummy, but I couldn’t eat much of it.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/13/2015 03:45.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
You can retire to Colorado where...

1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.

2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home, so he stops at the day care center.

3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.

4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

Come visit me, JeTTa - PLEASE help Me get to 10K.. Thanks.

01/13/2015 03:01.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Sending you YCM hugs...
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna on vacation & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/12/2015 10:08.24 PM Report This Comment  
  snowy Flitzer Monday
-yet another snowy day in Buffalo, NY.
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We are near two Great Lakes [Lake Erie and Lake Ontario].
"Lake-Effect-snow" happens when the winds pick up the lake water and throw it at the City.
People have asked why we don't live in a beautiful spot, lakefront. Heck, Dad is shoveling lots of 'Lake' right now!
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Dad is tired today - he stayed up to watch The Golden Globes. He loves movies.
my favorite movie is "THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL" -I love to watch and squawk along with that film - never tire of it! ~Wings Up~ =Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer - Vote for me in February.

01/12/2015 03:38.48 AM Report This Comment  
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