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Jester Bean

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Jester had two homes before he came to me. He lived with a woman for about 5 years, and was then given to a couple. He lived with them for about 11 years. The husband was in the military, and they had to move a lot. He had bonded with the brother in law lived with them for a while. When he moved out, Jester got upset, and got angry with the couple. They locked him in a small chicken wire cage for two years before surrendering him to Parrots as Pets rescue.

Jester was being fostered by my friend on the bird channel forum. I really enjoyed his posts about him. I got to meet him at a bird club meeting, and fell in love with him. My mom fell in love with him too, and even my dad liked him. Sadly, he was going to be adopted by another woman. About two weeks later, I got a PM from my friend saying that Jester's adoption had fallen through. I was so happy, and was so excited to tell my mom. The next day we went out a got a cage for him, and on Sunday we picked him up! :)

I joined BC on 4/28/13
I got my first vote from Squeaky, Scion, and Picabo on 4/28/13.
I won BOTD on 4/30/13
Polly gave me vote 100 on 5/6/13.
Uncle Charlie gave me vote 300 on 8/4/13
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Hi! My name is Jester Bean

I am a Citron-Crested Cockatoo from Clermont, FL.

His name is Jester Bean! Sir Jester Bean when I'm feeling fancy. XD

He also gets called Jess, Jessie, Jay, Bean, Bean Bean, and Beanie.


17 years old   M

Citron-Crested Cockatoo

Almonds, nutri-berries, avi-cakes, grapes, broccoli stems,

On anyone's shoulder, outside with grandma, with grandpa. Sometimes with mom. XD (For some reason even though I care for him, clean his cage, feed him, and buy everything for him he seems to like me the least. :( )

He doesn't seem to like my sister, he gets really nervous when she walks in.

She adopted me and gave me a wonderful home!

He balances many pieces of food on his foot while he is eating..

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  Hi Jester
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Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/26/2014 10:43.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
It does me good to get up every morning and vote for you. I still have conversation about you with everyone that we ever met. They all still tell me about how wonderful you are. I know that you're the foster that I should have kept, but, I got you a wonderful home filled with love. I hope you like it there. Your new family is special and they love you very much. Tell your mom that I love the new picture. You look very regal. Have you got you new family trained yet? You know how important that is. Be good and know that I still love you.

Come visit me, Zeus (RIP), Augie, Picasso, Shammy & Major.

06/26/2014 04:32.40 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Jester Bean
Good to see you!!Congratulations on wining that contest the sketch looks awesome.You sure look like you enjoy that shower perch.I have one too but it sits in the back of the shower I like all the warm air and steam to hit my feathers it feel so relaxing.HOpe your having a good weekend see you later.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Zeena (255116) BOTM.

06/01/2014 04:15.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
As with all TOOs you are very handsome and it's cool that you are winning contests for your
Mum. Have a wonderful day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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

05/29/2014 05:54.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Wow, look at you in the shower! Do you like it there? I like the sketch of you, too. We were so happy to know that you won the contest!
Congratulations to Dixie for making it into the Hall of Fame! We welcome him with big hugs and open wings.
Mom thought we'd all have to swim over to your page today, it rained so hard yesterday and most of the night! She took her sister and brother in law out for sis's birthday dinner, and they dodged raindrops and jumped puddles to get in and out of the restaurant. The meal and the company was worth the trouble, it was a fun time. Mom thinks she's getting old now, because her sister is the baby of the family, and she just applied for social security! We keep telling her she's as old as she feels, though.
This morning mom trained a receptionist at the center. He is a personable young man and quick to pick things up, so mom says on Friday he can man the desk, and she'll work another assignment, but be there if he has any questions. She thinks it will work out for him, and later if he wants, he can get training in animal care. The center does not train people in busy season, it's just too much.
It's laundry day, so we're keeping this short and sweet. I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of attention. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

05/28/2014 10:08.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester!
So great to hear from you! We have been MIA for awhile on BC. My mommy has been going through some really tough times. Sorry we haven't been able to write. (I did try to write myself but mom told me to get off the keyboard!)

We actually had a few warm days here too! I love when it gets warm and mom can open the windows. Mom lost her job 2 weeks before we were supposed to move into a better, less expensive apartment so we had no choice but to stay with G'pa for a bit. Mom's depressed about it. The good thing for us is that, while it's a very small room, mom has a queen bed and we can get to both windows from the bed. My sister, Kahlua, and I LOVE it! G'pa has a nice, green, backyard and I claimed that window as mine! Hee, hee!
Congratulations on your win! We love your profile pic too! Where was the contest? I'm sorry we didn't hear about it or we would have voted for you! We love your prize though! Beautiful - just like you!
I sometimes play with the feathers on my back/shoulder area (both sides). I've been pretty good lately but sometimes I over-preen them. Mom has all these preening toys for me too but sometimes I still do it. Kahlua, my CAG sister, likes to bite her toenails. Mom thinks we did it if we are stressed or she is stressed and we sense her stress. So we both need to stop doing that, don't we?
So nice of you to stop by. And again, we are so sorry for not being on BC much. We will try to get on more. Are you on FB too?

Squawk with you soon! Congrats again!

Love and wing hugs,
Tango

Come visit me, Kahlua -- Thank you everyone for BOTD on 7-17-14 & Tango.

05/28/2014 09:08.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Everyone that ever met you still talks about you. I love your new shower pictures. But, the best one is still the picture of you kissing mom.

Take care,
Uncle Charlie

Come visit me, Zeus (RIP), Augie, Picasso, Shammy & Major.

05/28/2014 05:30.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Jester Bean
Great profile and shower pics.

So nice of you to fly over for a visit. Hopefully you aren't playing with your feathers too much. That is always a concern with certain species. We are good and don't pluck. Furball is the one with bald spots.

We didn't know you'd won first place in a contest. Congrats! Wonderful to win and know your mom'll cherish that sketch of you. It is awesome.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/28/2014 05:30.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester Bean
well i am glad your mom won the contest. it is a beautiful picture of you. funny they wouldn't let us vote. we even joined the website so we could. now we are on the email list and on their Facebook page.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116.

05/27/2014 10:24.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
CONGRATS on winning the contest. You are a winner for sure. Love the portrait of you ... very nice prize.
We finally got up to 80 degrees! The whole weekend was very nice.
I'm coming down to FL next February with my parronts for vacation. I'm not sure where just yet, maybe we'll meet.
We had another beautiful day today, sunny and warm. But, I feel bad for the 3 baby Pitts PA eagles … they are drenched … looks like an all day and night rain for them. Hope every bird had a greyt day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/27/2014 09:58.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Jester Bean!
Hey buddy ! We are so happy that you won the contest! You are one handsome dude!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Have Great Summer!.

05/27/2014 09:35.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
What an awesome sketch of you and we are all soo happy that you won!Oh don't go messing with your pretty feathers,you look so beautiful! Mom has been so busy lately,everyone just got back from vacation and now Mom is going out every day with Aunt Tanya and Uncle Steve(Cookie,Carter,Doo,Miranda and CuBirds)parronts!They are here for the week and are staying near Nana,Mom is trying to take them out to see our places of interest here but the weather is not cooperating!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Love,Kallie

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

05/27/2014 08:49.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Oh that painting is beautiful!! So happy you won the contest too. Thanks for sharing with us. It was suppose to rain here today and maybe even some last night but that never happened. I sure was happy because after mom got home from grocery shopping I got to sit outside again. One time there was a few rain drops that fell and I sat out in them since it wasn’t storming. Mom always sings Its raining its raining when she gives me a bath so she was singing that to me while the rain drops was falling. “Friends are relatives you make for yourself “ ~~Your kissin cousin, Gus. V4U (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/27/2014 05:42.59 PM Report This Comment  
  squawk!

Come visit me, Dobby, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bellatrix, Jester Bean, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP) & Pretty Bird Paintings.

05/27/2014 02:44.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jester~
Congrats on winning the photo contest! Mom and I both have gmail accounts so we got to vote twice!! You were the most handsome bird there anyway!
I hope you are having a fun day and have some spectacular plans for the long weekend!
Leaving a vote and a hug ~ With love from Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

05/24/2014 09:54.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Tell your mom that the club event is on Sunday, April 13 and I'd love to see both of you there.

Uncle Charlie

Come visit me, Zeus (RIP), Augie, Picasso, Shammy & Major.

04/10/2014 06:04.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Sending you hugs...
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/09/2014 09:34.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Tell your mom thanks :)
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/06/2014 08:51.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
I love the new picture of Jester and Mom that I see here. It speaks volumes. We were talking about Jester recently. A friend was running one of those Facebook games about how we met and I used Jester's name there. I immediately got private messages from her inquiring about Jester. Kristina spent about an hour with Jester at a rescue event one day and has never forgotten him. Jeff points out that Jester had this effect on a number of people. I told Kristina, and Jeff agrees, that I got Jester the best family. He is well loved.

Come visit me, Zeus (RIP), Augie, Picasso, Shammy & Major.

04/06/2014 07:36.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester Bean
Just wanted to say thanks for helping out your mom and stopping by NTT a couple weeks ago! We love it when your flock comes to play!

Love,
The Name That Tune gang

Come visit me, Pepper & Jamaica, Butterball, Apollo, Annie, NAME THAT TUNE - Congrats Kallie, Dixie & Chipper!, Chardonnay, Rico & Paulie - the Ninja Budgies, Buddy Beak, Sally - In Loving Memory & Valentine.

04/02/2014 11:08.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
I saw the loot that you are all having fun with. Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/02/2014 09:45.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/18/2014 10:06.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
Hope your feathers grow back soon. I'm hormonal too. I just bit my dad and dew blood, first time. I was in lock up and had to think about what I did.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/17/2014 09:27.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Jester Bean !
I keep getting squawked off of Pretty Bird Paintings so could you give miss Maddy a message ?

1. Polly (172126) is this week's winner of a jukebox !

2. We saw the feather painting from Marley's Menagerie's fund raiser on Falco's page and it's GORGEOUS ! You are so talented !

Thank you yells Cookie as he gives Miss Maddy a great big beaky kiss !

Come visit me, Cookie - summertime, summertime . . ., BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/16/2014 04:37.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester Bean
You need to remind your mom that today is the start of "Daylight Savings Time" so that I can see you at the club today. I always look forward to seeing you. You're such a sweet little boy.

Come visit me, Zeus (RIP), Augie, Picasso, Shammy & Major.

03/09/2014 05:47.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester sweetie!
How are u sweetie? Well, it looks like luck is on our side today! Our county was supposed to get 10 plus inches of snow from late Saturday night thru Monday 1pm, but it's been down graded to 3-6 inches...tho it's snowing pretty good right now! Luckily, it looks like the g-kids will have a 2 he delay instead of A cancellation...all snow days have been used & any more missed days must be made up at end of school year.
Today, we will finish the Parrot's Bill of Rights.

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS (Pt 2)
7. PLEASE DON'T PUNISH ME.
Just as I don't always understand ur peculiarities, u may not understand mine. I don't TRY to get in trouble - remember...a house is NOT the jungle. If I DO screw up, don't yell at me & NEVER hit me! I have very sensitive ears & I may never trust u again if u strike me. Hands are sometimes scary things to us. (Why in the world would u not be zygodactylous like us?) Even more importantly, we don't learn by punishment. We are gentle creatures who only strike back to protect ourselves; we learn through patience & love.
8. SPEAK MY "LANGUAGE".
I know u get upset with me when I knock over my water bowl, throw food, scream or pluck my feathers. I don't do these to annoy u - I am probably trying to tell u something (perhaps that I am hurting, lonely, or sad). Learn to speak MY (body) language. Remember that I, alone of all creatures on this planet, learn to speak yours!
9. SEE ME AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
I am a unique & feeling being. No two of us are alike. Please don't be disappointed in me if I don't talk like u wanted, or can't do the tricks that ur friend's parrot can do. But if u pay close attention to me (& I always empathize with u, whether u know it or not), I will show u a unique being who will give u so much more than talking & playing. Give me a chance to show u who I am; I think you'll find the effort worth it. And remember - I am NOT an ornament; I DO NOT enhance ANY living room decor. And I am NOT a status symbol - if u use me as such, I might nip at your turned-up nose!
10. SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME.
Above all, PLEASE remember that u are my Special Person. I put all my trust & faith in u. We parrots are used to being monogamous (no bar-hopping for us!) So please don't go away for long periods or give me away. That would be a sadness from which I may never recover.
If that seems to be asking a lot, remember - u could have learned about my needs BEFORE bringing me home. Even having a baby or taking a new job isn't a fair reason - you made a commitment to me FIRST! And if u think that u must leave me because u might die, provide for me forever after u leave. I may live to a ripe old age but I can't provide for myself. Remember I'm in a small cage amongst people who are NOT of my blood.
AWE SHUCKS! Blog too long & cut off! Will finish last part tomorrow & continue with first aid - poisoning & toxicity. See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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03/02/2014 04:04.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester sweetie!
How are u sweetie? Congrats to my BBFF Snowflake for winning BOTM! She will be an amazing queen!

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. by Stewart A. Metz, M.D.
1. GET TO KNOW ABOUT PARROTS BEFORE U BRING ME HOME.
I am NOT a domesticated pet like a dog or cat. I still have the spirit of the jungle in me. I have special needs, which u may find it hard to fill. Please don't learn these too late for my well-being. And please don't acquire one of my cousins wild from the jungle...it will jeopardize his survival & well-being, & that won't be a party for u either!
2. GIVE ME THE LARGEST HOME POSSIBLE.
I am used to flying through rainforests or savannahs. I have given up this great gift for ur pleasure. At the very least, give me enough room to flap my wings & exercise. And o need toys for my amusement & wood to chew...otherwise, I might confuse ur home with the forest & its trees.
3. GIVE ME A NUTRITIOUS DIET.
I need a wide variety of fresh & nutritious foods, even if they take time to prepare. I cannot survive on seed alone. Take time to learn what mynneeds are.
4. LET ME HAVE A "SOCIAL LIFE".
I am a gregarious flock animal...but I am NOT one of u. I need lots of socialization to learn how to act with u, & with my siblings. I also need to have adequate quality time with u every day - no matter what it schedule or other needs are. I am a living, feeling creature. Above all, I need to be able to have complete trust in u, & count on ur predictability in looking after me - EVERY DAY.
5. LET ME BE CLEAN.
I may like to drop food or even throw it, but I need meticulous cleanliness to be healthy. My skin itches without frequent showers, the barbs of my feathers won't seal if they become oily & worst of all, I may become ill if my food & water is not always sanitary.
6. I NEED MY OWN DOCTOR.
U may not understand my physiology & therefore u may not recognize it early on when I get sick. And it may be too late when u do, because I hide my illnesses (remember what I said about my being an animal of the jungle, where there are lots of predictors). And I need an avian vet - a specialisy (no HMOs for me please). If u can't afford one, perhaps u shouldn't have taken me home.
I will send u the 2nd part tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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03/01/2014 12:22.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester sweetie!
How are u sweetie? WOW, did this month fly by! I can't believe this is my last day as ur BOTM queen! But I'm very happy & excited for my dear friend Snowflake, who will be my successor! First thing tomorrow, I will hand over the castle keys, & take her by the wing & give her the grand tour of her new home for the month!
Tomorrow, I will send u the first part of A Parrot's Bill of Rights. It's like a parrot owners manual, short version, with a bit of comic relief added in! Today, I will finish A Parrot's Prayer. I have to warn u, the second part is as heartbreaking as the first, & will leave a lump in ur throat.

A PARROT'S PRAYER (cont.)
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the macaws, cockatoos, amazons & conures that are stripped of their vocal cords for screaming; their sensitive beaks cut back to prevent biting.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all birds that end up for sale in pet shops or breeders like used merchandise, unwanted & frightened in strange surroundings with nothing more than the familiar sight of bars on a cage.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the neglected birds that are sick with infections from filthy conditions & malnourishment that may never recover & know what it is like to feel healthy & be playful.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the misconceived parrots who were beaten, stabbed, blinded & burned for just being a parrot.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For every african grey, cockatoo & macaw that punishes itself by maiming their bodies & plucking their feathers & for those who have lost all spirit of life & sway their head low from side to side slowly into insanity.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
We ask humbly of you dear Lord to look upon all of your magnificent feather creations, protect them from evil & harm caused by man & to bring forth an awakening in the human heart & make it a kinder, gentler world for all captive birds.
AMEN.
Written by Sally Brooks

Every time mom reads this, her eyes fill with tears & she holds me a little closer & gives me extra kisses. As much as she loves me, she just can't imagine people being so despicable to do these things to these wondrous & magnificent creatures! I know that everybirdy's moms feel the same way...especially the moms that have rehomed birds and rescues, who have given a home to broken & battered birds...& God bless each one of you! I hope u have a great day, & I'll see u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen TiaMaria

Mom would like to thank everybirdy for their encouragement & support for her quitting smoking...it really means a lot to her! She has been "quitting" for the last year or so with not much success! She is sooooo happy that the Lord took away withdrawal torture! Mom could never quit before coz she could never make it past the 3 weeks of torturous withdrawal symptoms. But this time she had no physical withdrawal at all...which is truly a blessing from God!
Love
T

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02/28/2014 04:19.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester sweetie!
How are u sweetie! I meant to be back sooner, but since mom is feeling a lot better, she has been busy! Plus giving me attention is a full time job! It's been over a month & mom still isn't smoking! That's another reason mom hasn't been online much...it's an activity she associates with smoking & the only time she craves one, but it's starting to go away! There is still a lot of first aid info I would like to go over, but first, we would like to share a couple things that are in one of mom's books. Both are very thought provoking & also very true. I will start with A PARROT'S PRAYER, (which is incredibly sad & infuriating!, then A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. Each should take 2 days.

A PARROT'S PRAYER
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the wild caught parrots so savagely netted & swept away from their families while their babies, dumped into burlap sacks, cried out in terror.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the exotic birds that witnessed the destruction of all the blessed trees & fled fires in fear from man's thirst to dominate, stripping the land of all its inhabitants, leaving nothing but bare ground behind.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the parrots that struggled through the capture, but died merciless in transport from the stress of overcrowded, barbaric, confinements & inconceivable horror.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the survivors that made it into captivity but exist in a nightmare of confinement unable to use their God given wings of flight as they once remembered.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the baby birds bred in captivity whose crops burned or have died needlessly from harshness of human hands.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all captive birds that have been erased from their owner's consciousness & are abandoned to a lifeless existence with only a distant memory of what it was like to hear a gentle voice from someone that used to care.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all those helpless creatures who don't know what it's like to live life as a bird or even to feel the breeze or sunlight but are doomed to darkness in closets or garages, trapped inside covered cages or shackled.

Heartbreaking, isn't it? I will finish the Parrot's Prayer tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen Tia

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02/27/2014 08:00.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester Bean!
We love your Iron Man costume!

We wanted to say THANK YOU for playing Name That Tune a few weeks back! We try to thank everybirdie even though we're usually kind of late with it lol.

Love,
Rico & Paulie from NTT

Come visit me, Pepper & Jamaica, Butterball, Apollo, Annie, NAME THAT TUNE - Congrats Kallie, Dixie & Chipper!, Chardonnay, Rico & Paulie - the Ninja Budgies, Buddy Beak, Sally - In Loving Memory & Valentine.

02/23/2014 11:44.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester sweetie!
How are u sweetie? What a month I'm having! I'M THE QUEEN, but I've been banished to the dungeon (my cage is in sissy's basement)! Mom had been sick, so I don't understand why she went on vacation for 4 days to a place called a hospital! She won a trip there coz she had something called pneumonia. It seems to have been a good place for her to go coz she doesn't look like a walking zombie anymore! Another good thing that came out of her trip was that she quit smoking! It's been 3 weeks since she smoked one of those nasty things! Mom always smoked outside, & never around me, but she always smelled of those yucky things. Mom is happy, she tried to quit dozens of times but was never successful. Mom was sooooo sick, that she didn't even suffer withdrawal! Being sick gave mom a wake-up call...she struggled to breathe the last couple weeks & that scared the crap out of her! Also, not buying any cigarettes these last 3 weeks, she's had a bunch of extra money (to spend on ME of course! In the next couple days, I will resume birdie first aid blogs. I still have lots of first aid info that I want to share with all my birdie friends!

Oh, I wanted to share with all my dear friends. .my sissy Amanda's biopsy came back NORMAL!!!! We are sooooo relieved & so thankful to God that sissy doesn't have cancer! Mom was having a hard trying to pretend everything was fine so that sissy wouldn't be quite as scared! The ENT Doc seems to think it may caused by something viral. Sissy isn't going to bother pursuing it right now, but sometime in the future! First aid blogs will start back up again in the next day or 2, mom is trying to get things in order after being in the hospital. See u soon sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen TiaMaria

I LOVE ur pretty card sweetie!
Love
T

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02/13/2014 06:34.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester Bean
What a little angel you were on Sunday as I helped clip your nails. You didn't complain or try to nip. Jester you are just one sweet little boy.

Come visit me, Zeus (RIP), Augie, Picasso, Shammy & Major.

02/11/2014 05:48.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
DAY 31
How are u sweetie? It's been a rough week here! Sissy had her biopsy on Wednesday. She's a little bit sore, but not too bad. The Dr said she would have sissy's results in a week. Mom has a horrible case of bronchitis & hasn't been out of bed since last Saturday, except for a Drs appt on Tuesday & chest x-ray on Thursday! Mom is going to have to make another appt. She's finished her antibiotic & is feeling worse instead of feeling better.

I want to thank each one of my dear friends for all ur support during my campaign, it has really meant a lot to me! I want to thank everybirdy that put my name & page # on their name tags...that really meant a lot to me! I would like to give sweet Momma Deb a special thanks for all the awesome campaign pics that she made for me! If it wasn't for Momma Deb, I wouldn't have had any pics!

Mom ALMOST forgot my Hatchday, good thing sissy remembered! I'm sure it's the fever & lack of sleep!

There is still lots & lots of first aid info that I want to share with u! I will continue doing blogs! It should take up all of Feb, maybe March too! Mom is going to get this blog out, then spoil me the rest of my Hatchday! She needs to start treating me like a queen!
Love & a vote
Tia
Has anyone heard from JennyLynn? Her page is missing.

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01/31/2014 08:02.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
How are you doing?
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

01/28/2014 09:52.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
DAY 26 -- NO BLOG #25
How are u sweetie? I wonder if anybirdy else had trouble getting on BC yesterday? I kept getting kicked off every time I tried to leave a blog, so I'll do yesterday's blog today.
Today, we will discuss:
DANGEROUS FOODS
In general, foods which are safe & healthy for parrots to eat. However, there are exceptions. These are a few examples of foods to avoid:
ALCOHOL -- Avoid completely; consumption can lead to brain damage & death.
APPLE SEEDS -- Contain cyanide. (All pits & seeds from fruits are best avoided.)
AVOCADO -- (Including guacamole.)vPit contains cyanide, which can leech from pit into the avocado flesh. Avoid completely; consumption is known to have caused death within hours.
CHOCOLATE -- Avoid completely; consumption of even small quantities can cause rapid onset of hyperactivity, vomiting, diarrhea, heartbeat irregularities, seizures, & death. If u suspect ur bird has ingested chocolate, administer 1 cc of Pepto-Bismol & rush ur bird to an avian vet.
CAFFEINE -- Includes caffeinated beverages, coffee grounds, & tea bags or ice tea crystals. See symptoms & treatment listed under chocolate.
FAT -- AVOID feeding high fat foods; excess fat over time can cause fatty liver disease, obesity, diarrhea & oily feather texture. Excess fat in the diet can also interfere with the absorption of other nutrients, such as calcium.
ONIONS: -- Excessive amounts of cooked or raw onions can be toxic to ur bird. Too many onions in the diet can destroy red blood cells & cause anemia, jaundice, & bloody urine.
RHUBARB LEAVES -- Avoid completely; consumption can cause death.
SALT -- Consumption can cause excessive drinking & urinating, depression, neurologic hyperactivity, tremors & death. When necropsied, birds having consumed excessive amounts of salt show a great deal of fluid buildup in the brain & hemorrhaging. Mushrooms, garlic, Mistletoe, tobacco, batteries, some coins, mirror backing, foil, are some other examples or bird poisons. We will cover toxic plants & heavy metal next. Here's hoping BC is back to normal. I suspected that there was a problem, coz at 6pm yesterday, I hadn't received any blogs. When I got on BC this morning, there was blogs there from yesterday...strange! This is the first time I didn't have a bog that I can't blame mom! I hope u had a good day & I'll see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/27/2014 01:44.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
DAY 24
How are u sweetie? Today, we will continue with POISONS -- HOME TREATMENT. First, I would like thank everybirdy for their prayers & kind words of encouragement. It really means a lot to us! I would also like to give a great big thank you to sweet Momma Deb for yet another fantastic campaign pic! I would not have had any campaign pics if it wasn't for Momma Deb, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!
POISONING -- HOME TREATMENT
First, try to determine what may have poisoned ur pet. Birds can be poisoned by inhaling fumes, by ingesting a poisonous plant or chemical, or by coming in contact with a poison on their skin.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME:
IF BY ACIDS, ALKALIS, OR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: make the bird swallow mulk, mixed with Pepto-Bismol, egg white, or olive oil. DO NOT induce vomiting!!
IF BY OTHER: Induce vomiting. Use mustard & water solution put at back of the throat.
IF KNOWN: Call poison control center. (If burned, SEE BURNS, blog #18).
VETERINARY TREATMENT
Stabilizing the bird is most important, especially if she is in shock (blog #11), convulsing (blog #22), or having breathing problems (blog #17). A complete physical & general supportive care will be administered. If ingested, medication can be given to reduce the absorption of the poison into the bloodstream.
PREVENTION
You can help prevent poisoning in ur bird by following these steps:
*Make sure food & water is always fresh.
*Wash all fruits & vegetables before serving them to ur bird.
*Keep potentially poisonous household products out of ur bird's reach.
*Do not let ur bird fly free in the kitchen or bathroom.
*Do not use products with strong fumes, such as cleaning products, around ur bird.
*Do not use fungicides, herbicides, insecticides or rodenticides around ur bird without consulting ur avian vet.
*Do not let ur bird near ur houseplants.
*Do not leave cigarettes or other tobacco products where ur bird can reach them. Ideally,do not smoke around ur bird, either.
*Do not use nonstick cookware because overheated nonstick items can emit potentially fatal fumes for ur bird.
*Immediately consult ur avian vet. If u suspect any potential poisoning problems in ur pet.
Tomorrow, we will cover DANGEROUS FOODS & POISONOUS PLANTS. Sweet dreams sweetie, see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/24/2014 11:28.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
DAY 23
Hi everyone, I'm Sandy, TiaMaria's mom. Before I start today's blog, I would like to ask my dear BC friends to pray for my oldest daughter, Amanda. She is 31 & is the mom of my 3 grandkids. She went to the Dr on Tuesday because she was getting concerned about having swollen lymph nodes. The Dr was concerned & ordered a CT scan, which she had done yesterday morning. The results were given to the Drs office & they called my daughter & told her she needs to have a biopsy done. The Drs office scheduled her appt with the surgeon before they even called my daughter, she has an appt to see a surgeon tomorrow, coz they want the biopsy done ASAP. Dr told her they want the biopsy done to rule out lymphoma. We are all nervous wrecks over this. I appreciate any?all prayers for her. Thank you.
Today, we will start discussing POISONING & TOXICITY.
POISONING
Some poisons can kill a bird quickly. Others can cause clinical signs ranging from a mild digestive tract upset to a violent illness. If ur bird is poisoned & u are unable to reach ur avian vet, u should call an animal poison control center. I have the phone #s for two:
(1). ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER -- 1-888-ANI-HELP or, 1-888-426-4435 ($60.00 per case). The $60.00 consultation fee may be charged to ur credit card.

(2). NATIONAL ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER (NAPCC). The NAPCC is located at the University of Illinois. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, & each call is handled by a vet who is specially trained in animal poisoning. There is a $65.00 charge per case, but it could mean the difference between life & death for ur bird. The NAPCC's numbers are: 1-800-548-2423 (billed as a flat rate of $65.00) or 900-680-0000 (billed on a per-minute basis.
SIGNS -- A poisoned bird may suddenly regurgitate, develop diarrhea, bloody droppings, redness or burns around her mouth, go into convulsions, become paralyzed, go into shock or any number or other abnormalities. Tomorrow, we will continue with POISONING, starting with HOME TREATMENT. Hope u had a good day, see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/23/2014 10:31.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
DAY 22
How are u sweetie? BRRRR! It's a cold day today! At 10am, it's still 3 degrees BELOW ZERO! Supposed to have a high of 5 degrees! My blog yesterday was too long & got cut off. I will first finish up: HEATSTROKE
PREVENTION
You can reduce ur bird's chances of suffering heatstroke by keeping her out of direct sun, providing her with ample supplies of clean, fresh water & not keeping her in a car on a hot day. Interior temps in a car can rise quickly during hot weather, which can cause serious problems for all pets.
For about the next week, starting tomorrow, we will be discussing POISONING & TOXICITY. Today, we will cover CONVULSIONS, as this is a symptom of poisoning.
CONVULSIONS (SEIZURES)
A convulsion, which is a series of violent & involuntary muscle contractions, indicates that there is a very serious underlying medical problem. Convulsions are not a diagnosis, rather they are the result of any number of problems that include head trauma, infection, lead poisoning, some nutritional deficiencies, low blood sugar, low blood calcium, heatstroke, neurological disease & epilepsy (brain malfunction causing recurring seizures.
SIGNS --In the minutes before a convulsion a bird may appear apprehensive & restless. A convulsion may only affect a single wing or leg or could involve the entire body or affected limb. The bird may also lose her balance & fall to the floor or even lose consciousness. Convulsions usually last only a few seconds, but can last a minute or two. The time interval between them can vary. They may occur a few minutes apart, or they may occur days or even months apart. There is no effective home treatment for convulsions. The underlying cause must be determined & treated to prevent further episodes. Remove objects from bird's cage, such as toys & perches, to protect her from further injury. This. Is an emergency & ur avian vet will want to examine ur bird immediately. Medication is available to control convulsions. However, to actually prevent them from occurring, the underlying cause should be determined.
See u tomorrow sweetie, pleasant dreams!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/22/2014 11:32.01 PM Report This Comment  
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DAY 19
How are u sweetie? Today, we will cover CONCUSSIONS & DIARRHEA (I guess we can call it "heads or tails")?!
CONCUSSION
A concussion is caused by a blow to the head & could lead to unconsciousness. This type of injury frequently occurs when a bird crashes into walls, windows, etc when flying freely through the house. Place ur injured bird in a dark quiet place & consciousness occurs, or ur bird does not rapidly return to normal, emergency vet care is critical.
DIARRHEA
Diarrhea can cause dehydration & a loss of nutrients. Diarrhea is actually uncommon in pet birds. Excessive urine is much more common & frequently mistaken for diarrhea. Remember, if the stool is solid & formed, it IS NOT diarrhea. Increased urine will, however, cause the stool to become wet & slightly loose. Causes of diarrhea can include diet (sudden change in type of food or spoiled food), intestinal infection, poisoning, ingestion of a foreign object, parasites, generalized diseases, egg laying or egg-binding, overtreatment with antibiotics & stress.
SIGNS -- The signs of diarrhea are loose, watery & unformed stool.
HOME TREATMENT -- If ur bird has diarrhea, remove any non-food items which she may be chewing. Feed a bland diet of soft fresh foods, such as pasta, rice, beans & cooked oatmeal. U might consider giving Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate in the following doses:
Finches/canaries: 4 drops every 4 hrs
"Budgies": 6 drops every 4 hrs
Cockatiels: 10 drops (0.5cc) every 4 hrs
Amazons: 20 drops (1cc) every 4 hrs
Cockatoos & Macaw: 30 drops (1.5cc) every 4 hrs
Remember, any treatment offered at home will delay more specific treatment by ur vet. This time delay may be very significant if bird has a serious health problem.
VET TREATMENT -- Because diarrhea is only the result of a problem & not a diagnosis vets need to try & determine the underlying cause to resolve the problem. Diagnostic tests, such as stool analysis &/or culture, X-rays & blood tests, may be recommended.
See u tomorrow! THANK U FOR UR SUPPORT!!!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/19/2014 04:56.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jester
DAY 18
How are u sweetie? Today, we will cover BURNS.
Burns can be very serious & very painful to a bird. Shock & infection could possibly occur. Exposure to high temps (flame, hot liquids, steam or any hot object), electricity or chemicals can cause burns. Burns should be suspected if an area of the skin has a very inflamed, irritated appearance, or if the feathers are greasy or burnt. First, try & determine what type of burn ur bird has suffered. The type of burn determines the treatment that should be followed. If ur bird has been burned by HOT WATER, mist the burned area with cool water, or if a leg or foot, immerse the burned area in cool water to help relieve the pain. An antibiotic ointment should be applied. To avoid further damaging the feathers, this med should be either a water-soluble liquid,, spray or powder. Do not apply any oily or greasy substances, including butter, because these substances can damage the bird's feathers.
If the bird has been burnedby HOT GREASE, lightly coat the burned area with flour or cornstarch to help absorb the grease.
If the bird has been burned by ACID, such as toilet bowl cleaner or drain cleaner, gently flood the area with cool water to dilute the chemical, then lightly coat burned area with a paste of baking soda & water.
If the bird has been burned by an ALKALI SUBSTANCE, such as ammonia or lye, gently flood the area with cool water to dilute the chemical, then coat the burned area lightly with vinegar.
If the bird has been burned by an ELECTRICAL SOURCE, such as chewing on a power cord, first turn off the power & disconnect the cord. No home treatment is recommended. Birds suffering from burns may go into shock & will need prompt attention (shock-blog #11). Most burns are a true medical emergency & requires immediate vet attention. However, mild burns may be sprayed or flushed with cool water. These burns may be treated twice daily with small amounts of antibiotic ointment. Tomorrow, we will cover CONCUSSIONS & DIARRHEA. I hope u had a great day sweetie, see u tomorrow!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/18/2014 10:39.22 PM Report This Comment  
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