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Hi! My name is BENTLEY of the McFlock

I am a Budgerigar from Larchland, IL.

Nope, just Bentley

5 years old   M

Budgerigar

Millet of course, but also brown rice, shredded veggies, cucumber slices, and various lettuces.

Right now in the warmer weather, outside in the aviary or inside the Bird Barn on the highest branches. It's got to be the highest one, right?

Too many 'Keets on the millet spray.

She provides lots of interesting props and perches for sitting on, flying around, playing on, all in the name of trying to create an amusing environment.

What's quirky about what a parakeet does? I'm just silly all the time, I guess..

Chitter-chatter- , what's the matter!.

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  Hi Bentley
Just wanted to see how you and your flock is holding up in this cold snap. Mom's car started but she couldnt open her doors...only the liftgate opened...she was gonna try to drive it but when she saw the windows not opening..she switched cars. That would have been funny if mom got stuck in the car. At least she had the heat fixed...Stay warm...hugs to all, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy (guess we should call him Sunny or something else..hehehe)

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01/06/2014 01:04.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas Bentley and flock
Miss Ronnie and flock stop by to wish Bentley and his flock a Merry Christmas..stay warm, gonna be cold one tonight...hugs to all, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

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12/23/2013 08:17.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Just wanted to see how everybirdy survived the holiday. All good here. Boy it sure has been cold though. Hope everybirdy is well and Toby says hi to Grover and Ranebeau. He sure loves playing basketball with Ranebeau. Have a great day...Hugs, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

11/29/2013 06:42.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
I wanted to get by to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! My friends here on the BC are one of the things I am most thankful for! A day with good food and friends to be thankful for is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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11/27/2013 01:10.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Just wanted to see if you needed an ark today. Wow, I'm so tired of rain. Bad enough all lot of leaves are falling and it gets darker soon. Not much up here..working on my popsicle stick toy. Knocked off 3 so far in a week and a half. Hope everybirdy by you are well. Toby says hi to Grover and Ranebeau..he's all excited about basketball. Stay dry and have a great day..hugs, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

11/06/2013 06:18.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Bentley~
I hope you had a great day! Mine was pretty good. It was quiet and we had a lot to get done but we did it! Mom was trying to watch a DVD she got at the library but it wouldn't run on the DVD player. It's very old now and mom thinks it might be time to start thinking about getting a new one. She will watch it later on using the computer. It's a history DVD and I didn't find it interesting but mom seemed to like it!
I watched the gardeners for a while today but they weren't very interesting either! They were trying to clean up all the leaves around here and I think it was a waste of time! An hour after they left there are leaves all over the place again!hehehehehehe Mom has to remind everyone to wipe their feet before they come in or she is picking up dried up leaves!
It's about time for me to hit the night cage so I will say goodnight!
Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
Love and Bedtime hugs ~ Sugar

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11/01/2013 08:19.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Bentley
Just wanted to fly in and make sure you survived all that wind we had tonight. I finally chirped mom into getting me a new popsicle stick toy the other day and i allready chewed one off. That other toy was just a little too big for me. Stay warm and hugs to all, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

10/25/2013 08:18.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Bentley~
I hope you are having a fun day!
It's quiet around here. I'm about ready to hit the play cage for some apple. I've been supervising mom getting ready to start the work week and it just isn't as exciting as it sounds!
I am watching the last disk of Digging for the Truth and they are searching for Sodom and Gomorrah! Now that is interesting.
You enjoy your day and I do hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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10/25/2013 11:19.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Glad to hear you're back in the house...its gonna be cool the next coming week. My project is really going slowly. I gotta get mom to go back to the popsicle stick toys. on mom's first saturday off she washed all the bird blankets even our winter ones. and this week was the final big bath day since it was kinda warm earlier today. Take care and have a great week...hugs to all, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

10/12/2013 08:18.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
Thought I should drop by and say hello! I hope everything is going great at the little bird room!
Nothing really exciting going on here. I have been helping with laundry this morning and later I'll go help with the dishes. I sure wish I knew who was putting all those dishes in the sink at night! When I went to bed last night the kitchen was clean and now this morning the sink is filled with dishes. I guess they are all having another dinner and did not invite the little zon!!!!
Enjoy the day buddy!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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10/10/2013 10:07.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bentley
I'm trying but I dont know if I'll be able to destroy it. That's pretty cool about you being one of the last bird barn survivors. He were fast on the baseball field so i can see that about you. What a dreary day today isnt it? Mom wishes she could just go back to bed. Good news is she has her old schedule back so she'll be off Saturday and sunday. She's trying to figure out what to do with her first saturday off in 10 months. Have a great day, hugs...Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

10/03/2013 06:19.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bentley!
How ya doin' bud? We are indeed having lovely fall days. Mom walks me over to the great room window so I can take a peak out that side of the house too. I'm in front of the window in the "bird room" - a bird's eye view - of the back of the hillside. Watching lots of leaves fall as the turkeys walk by. Momma dear was down yesterday with her baby who now is very tall and has no more spots. Think we may have an early winter. The male turkeys are already displaying for the females, fun!
Winghugs,
Remy

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10/01/2013 07:08.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley~
Thanks for the note! That whole tornado thing is so funny. I don't suppose it would be funny if it caused a bunch of damage or hurt someone. I'm glad it didn't! Mom's aunt was pretty worried though.
It's quiet right now but it was raining really hard an hour ago. The skin brother had a job interview and it stated pouring right when they left. The good news is that brother got a call back for a second interview before they even got home!YAY!
Mom has been in and out all day. She had to wait at Walmart for nearly 3 hours to get the battery fixed. They put a new one in because they knew it wasn't holding a charge but they couldn't figure out why. They looked at the starter and the alternator and they are fine. At least it's fixed.
Mom has 2 more nights off and then she works Thursday night and is off Friday night and then it all starts over on Saturday night. It has been a nice week and we enjoyed it! We didn't get as much done as we wanted but we still had lots of fun.
I hope you enjoy your evening and thanks again for stopping by!
Please give mom and the flock mylove and a big hug for you buddy!
Love you ~ Sugar

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10/01/2013 04:20.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
So glad the website is back up. Yikes, what a mess. Glad to hear all is good by you. Still working with puppy, she chews more than we do combined! Looks like a warm one today but fall will be here by the weekend. Mom gave me one of Toby's old toys which he didnt play with...she thought I'd like it cause it has a lot little wood discs to chew on..but I think its a little too big for me...i play with it but I didnt make much progress on it yet. Its like twice my size! I'll let you know how i do...have a great day...Hugs, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

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10/01/2013 06:35.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a great day. The gardeners are here so I am keeping an eye on them! I yell at them every once in a while but the machines they use are so loud that they can't hear me! I have to make sure they do a good job you know!
Since yesterday was Talk like a Pirate day, mom and I watched Muppets Treasure Island! It was great and I laughed all the way through it! I just love Miss Piggy. I don't think she would do well in the pig races though.
Today we are going to get some chores done around the house. I have a new toy in my play cage so I'll be working on that while I supervise!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect!
Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
With love from Sugar

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09/20/2013 03:18.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Great to see you...Yep, been rainy here too. Glad to hear all is good by you. Keeping busy here. Slowly getting used to puppy. Hope you and mom have a great day and if you get a chance, say hi to everybirdy from us...hugs, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

09/19/2013 06:24.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bentley
Thanks so much for flying by and keeping in touch. Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I sure enjoyed being on the Keets team with you too and I know I learned a lot about the game and had fun doing it.
Thanks for being a good buddy!
High four!
Remy

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09/07/2013 03:47.57 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Bentley
Glad to hear all is well..been a little goofy here. Mom is having some trouble at work so she's been really tired when she gets home and we have a new puppy in the house. Mom's brother brought her home. So we're going through all that house training stuff..fun here. Have a great weekend...hugs to all, Miss Ronnie, Toby and Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

09/06/2013 06:56.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
What a sweet thing to say! It might have been Falco and Divo back then, but I don't even know if they were there. They were quite shy when they first joined BC, and not sure how to get around the channel for the longest time. At any rate, we know how it is to lose a loved member of the flock, and we know someone like Turk will never be forgotten, just as Divo and now Gizzy will always be remembered. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

09/05/2013 08:50.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Bentley
Thanks for telling us all about your bird dad, Angel Turk. We didn't remember you were related and he sounds like he was quite the character. It was before we were on BC, but seeing how he posed shows just he special he was. How fun it must be to remember the fun times with him and look at all the cute pics again.

You have a lot of cute pics also. Love the one of you on the rope stretching out sideways.

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

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09/05/2013 06:00.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Thanks for including my frother Bailey.
Hugs
Chyna

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09/04/2013 10:17.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
sorry it took me so long to answer you. i feel sad that baebal season is now over. that was some game todayfor the championship. i was there but quiet for once. i think our team did a bang up job this season. we may be little but we are mighty. i enjoyed playing with you also and like you said what a great way for us to end the season with 3 wins in a row and even our coach Muffin was crowned queen for the month. we should all be in her royal entourage. every birdie would be wearing earplugs with us around.

love your former teammate Paddy

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09/04/2013 09:13.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh Bentley~
You are a brave bird! There is nothing wrong with being cautious! I myself am cautious! I still think you could win one of those budgies shows! Look at all your pictures! You are such a handsome bird and you certainly have the posing thing down pat. I think that's all you have to do is sit and pose! Plus you are one of the only budgies who was actually hatched at home. That is a requirement also.
At least they don't stick stupid bows on the birds like they do to the dogs at the dog shows. Sometimes my heart just breaks when I see them with a dumb bow in their fur! Dogs may be sloppy and drool a bunch, but they need their dignity too!
Well I don't suppose you are the type of bird who would want to go to a bird show anyway. All this talk about pedigrees and who has the longest tail sounds a bit pretentious to me! We'll just keep playing baseball and visiting friends and having fun like normal birds do! It sounds like much more fun that sitting in that strange cage, sitting perfectly still and looking pretty!
Enjoy your day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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09/04/2013 12:54.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley~
I was flying through to chat with your dad and figured I'd stop by to say hello! I hope you are enjoying the day. It's raining here so everyone is feeling sleepy. I'm still having a fun day!
I was thinking about the budge shows and all the rules they have and you are probably the only budgie I know who would qualify! I bet you could sit still and show off that awesome tail of yours too!
Enjoy your day! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love ya ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

09/03/2013 11:42.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Falco is the queen of scream, and I do my best, but Giz was a great whistler, and talked to mom all the time, I think that's what she misses. Hope to play next year with the keet team. It was really dark and cloudy here yesterday, with rain expected, so mom didn't water. Of course, it didn't rain, either! It got gorgeous around 4 in the afternoon, but by then, mom was tired from shopping and didn't go out again. Today is cloudy then sunny then cloudy, well, you get the picture.
Mom cleaned the outdoor skunks and raccoons again today, but it wasn't too bad. Those raccoons are getting huge, mom thinks they should get released soon, at least 12 out of the 25.
Happy Labor Day, hope you get in one last picnic, pool visit, tennis game, or whatever you do to end the summer season. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

09/02/2013 12:21.49 PM Report This Comment  
  good morning, ben!
mother came up with some more name ideas for the babies. "conrad" (she watched "bye-bye birdie" last night hehehe) or "max" for the blue boy and perhaps "cleo" for the yellow bird, if she ends up being a girl? what are your thoughts on those?

the babies are actually frustrating mother a little bit, though. they like to spend the night on the sides of their cage (hanging from the bars) so that they end up pooping on EVERYTHING. each morning, their water dish is green because of how many times they've pooped in it. now their top perch has a bunch of yucky on it too, but mother's afraid to scare them in order to clean it. should she just go for it and clean it, even though it would really frighten them?

today is mother's day off, which means that i get more mommy time! i can't wait! mother's also starting school today though (boo!) so she'll have a full day, but that's alright, i can help her with her math! two plus two is five, right? no? oh well, she'll have time to figure that out while i play in her hair.

i hope that you have a great day, and thanks for all of the help! lots of love to you & yours oxoxo♥

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09/02/2013 08:17.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
It was a fun season for me, too. And we did go out winning! Hope we can play again next year.
Our weather looked terrible yesterday morning, with rain and thunderstorms predicted for the entire 3 day weekend, but it was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon. Mom ended up at the pool for the whole afternoon, didn't get home until after 3.
Some of you know this already, but some don't, so we're telling everyone officially today: mom is searching for another bird. She has been visiting petfinder.com for a couple of weeks, hoping to adopt. One problem with most rescues is that they want you to jump through hoops to prove that you want and know how to care for a bird, which is understandable. Those are the rescues you can reach. We've tried to reach our local PEAC, to which mom pays dues, without success. The phone doesn't work and they don't respond to emails, so they must not want to adopt out any of the numerous birds they have listed on petfinder.com.
A rescue which is a long drive from here, in Ohio, will not let mom adopt a bird without transporting a cage as well. Mom has explained that we have travel cages as well as a large mansion of a cage at home, but they are adamant that the cage must go with the bird. Mom drives a Chevy, not an SUV or van, so that's out of the question. She filled out an application this morning for Butler Parrot rescue, which is where she found Gizmo, and will mail that out on Tuesday, but if anyone knows of anyone in the Pittsburgh area who might be able to help, please let us know. The house is just too quiet! You'd think we make enough noise between the two of us, but you'd be wrong!
Anyway, I hope you're having a great day, weather notwithstanding, and getting lots of love over the holiday weekend. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

09/01/2013 08:24.44 AM Report This Comment  
  hey there bentley!
thanks for the kind words to mother and the baby's previous owners! we sure are glad they decided to find a new home for them. they are very sweet little things.

we can't wait until they're more used to mother and their new home, so that the hand taming can start. the little yellow one (who might be a hen) is very mellow and calm for a budgie. she has her times of cheeping and making an awful racket (hehe) and spurts of energy, but she also settles down very well at night, whereas the blue boy (almost positive the blue one's a boy) makes noise constantly (especially angry-sounding chatter) and jumps around everywhere. he's much more skitterish and jumps onto the side of his cage when mother gets up and moves around. he'll be a bit more difficult to tame, but if mother managed to tame me, she shouldn't have too much trouble with this guy! ha!

hoping all is well with you and your flock! lots of love xoxox ♥

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09/01/2013 05:51.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
It's Pearl.
You are very welcome. This was the first time I ever played baseball and now I can see why Popeye, Calico and ginger are so hooked on the game. I had a great time. Our team was awsome. Everybirdy is a champion, in my book. What a fantastic bunch of Keets. I hope we can all play again next year. I know I'll be there.
Hope your day was good.
Hugs,
Pearl

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09/01/2013 12:05.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are enjoying your day! It's very pretty here but it still feel a bit cool this morning. Today is the last day our complex pool is open so there are tons of people already over there! I'm going to miss yelling at those silly humans splashing in that big bathtub!
It's cooking day since mom starts her work week tonight so I'm hoping for some corn bread. Just a bunch of veggies and a casserole so far!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's spectacular!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog~

Today is the last Parakeet blog! I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have. It's been a pleasure to learn all about these wonderful birds and a pleasure to be part of Muffin's campaign!

I am ending the Parakeet blogs with the most popular bird in the US ~ The American Budgerigar! There are 120 species of Parakeets and may subspecies also! I did a little research on Budgie clubs and shows and I am sharing that with you today!

The two biggest Budgerigar clubs in the US are the American Budgerigar Society and the Budgerigar Association of America. The American Budgerigar Society and been around since 1941. They are having their annual show on September 19 through the 21st in Nashville. The 2012 winner is pictured in my gallery.

The Budgerigar Association of America is holding it's annual show this weekend in Tampa Florida. They were established in 1999.

To show a Budgie at a competition, you have to have breed that Budgie yourself. They have all different kinds of levels from beginners to experts. They have special cages you must use for competition. There is a picture of one in my gallery.

The Budgies have to be between 8 1/2 inches to 9 1/2 inches from head to the tip of their tail. The perfect size for American competition in 9 inches. The feathers have to be symmetrical and there must be 2 long tail feathers. The bird must sit perfectly still and alert on the perch. If they move around, they get points deducted. Obviously, there will never, ever be an Amazon competition! hehehehehehe

Just like with dog shows, there has to be a proven pedigree with the Budgies. It has become a very popular hobby here in the United States as well as in England, Canada and Germany. I think all my Budgie friends here on the BC deserve Blue Ribbons even if they don't have a pedigree!! Enjoy the pictures of some of our friends in my gallery!

It has been an honor to share these blogs with you! I thank you all so very much for your support of Muffin 203943! It's the last day so let us send her off to the castle in style!

Love, Hugs and a vote for you ~ Sugar

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08/31/2013 10:32.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a great day! I am keeping an eye on the gardeners right now and making sure they are mowing the lawns just the way I like them!hehehehehe They will be here most of the day since it takes them nearly 8 hours to do the entire complex!
We are going to get some cleaning done around here today so I will be supervising. When the towels are ready to fold, I'll jump in the basket and help out! I am very good at folding towels.
I hope you enjoy your day!

Here it today's Parakeet Blog.

Today I am going to talk about 2 parakeets. They live in the Andes Mountains in South America. The Sierra Parakeet is also known as the Aymara Parakeet or the Grey-hooded Parakeet. The Mountain Parakeet is also known as the Golden-front Parakeet. Check out their pictures in my gallery!

The Andes Mountains run down the entire length of western South America. At 4400 miles long, they are the longest mountain range on land. The highest peak is at 22,841 feet! It runs through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia and Venezuela.

The Sierra Parakeet lives at about 9800 feet. The Mountain Parakeet lives at 11,000 feet. The climate along the mountain is very diverse but these birds seem to eat about the same thing as most parakeets. Seeds, buds, fruits and berries. They are both very small parakeets and both are abundant in the wild. The Mountain Parakeet lives closer to the coast than the Sierra Parakeet.

These birds are another kind who are called dimorphic. That means you can tell the girls from the boys by looking at them. The Sierra Parakeet girls are said to have less black on their heads and less blue on their chests. The Mountain Parakeets girls do not have yellow on their forehead.

As for keeping these little birds as pets, I did not find any breeders in North America. There were a few ads for them in England and I saw a You-Tube video of a pet Sierra Parakeet from Japan.

Thank you so much for your time and thank you so much for your votes for Muffin 203943! She appreciates every vote she gets and it grateful to all of you for supporting her! Only 2 days to go so please get over and leave a vote and encourage your friends to do the same!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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08/30/2013 10:25.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a lovely day! It's still raining on and off here! It did get muggy and I did take a shower! I did not give mom a heads up though!
I'm sure you will be excited to know that you can now buy Halloween décor and Christmas lights at the store mom works at. Just in case anybird wants to get a head start on it! hehehehehehe
I do hope you enjoy your day!

Here is today's Parakeet blog.

Today I am going to share the Elegant Parakeet with you! This little bird is very pretty and elegant too!

They come from Australia which seems to be a birdie paradise! As you can tell by my blog, Australia and South America have the largest populations of parrots in the world. They both have the right kind of climates for us birds.

The Elegant Parakeet, like the Regent Parakeet lives in the Southwest and the Southeast of Australia. In the west they even live on Kangaroo Island although they leave it during the winter and go to the mainland. There have been no studies as to why the flocks are separated by the rest of the continent of Australia but there may be soon since aviculturist want to solve this mystery.

They say you can tell the boys from the girls by looking at them. The girls are a duller color of green, do not have orange patches on their tummies and have a narrower blue band. I birdsonally think if you are going to keep these birds as a pet, you should DNA them. The boys don't always have the orange patch so it could be tricky to figure out who is the girl and who is the boy!

In the wild they like open country. They are part of the "Grass Parrot" group and like to forage on the ground. They eat grass seeds, herbaceous plants, fruits, blossoms and the occasional bug!

They are thriving in their environment. They are very popular pets in Australia, England, and I even found a few breeders here in the US and Canada. They cost anywhere From $100 t9 $250

Thank you for your time! I appreciate It so very much!
Ony a few days left and Muffin will be packing up for the castle! Thank you so much for your suppot!
Let's have a strong finish and leave a vote for Coach Muffin 203943!!!!!!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/29/2013 12:02.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a great day! It rained a bunch here and it's going to get near 80 too so I think it's going to be pretty muggy around my place! Perhaps it will be a good day to grab a shower! Mom always tells me to let her know so she can grab some towels. I like to surprise her! I splash the water all over and start yelling "wooger"hehehehe It's my bathing ritual!

Enjoy the day!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog!

Today I am featuring another Australian Parakeet. This one is called the Regent Parakeet. It is also known as Rock Pebbler, Black-tailed Parakeet, and the Smoker Parrot. I have no idea why the humans felt the need to give it so many names, but they did!

There are two groups of these birds in Australia. The Southeastern group and the Southwestern group. The Southeastern group live in New South Wales and Northwest Victoria while the Southwestern group live in the Wimmera River Basin.

You can tell the boys from the girls by their color. The boys are bright yellow and the girls are an olive green color. They like to eat seeds, grasses, herbs, fruit, berries and flowers. The Southwestern flocks live near the wheat belt where the wheat for cereal is grown so they snack on that too! When they are sitting on the eggs, the boy will feed the girl until the babies are hatched and then they both take care of the babies.

They both live in woodland areas and Eucalyptus groves. The Southwestern flock have moved into urban areas but the Southeastern flock has not.

The Southwestern flocks are listed as CITES II which means they are vulnerable but stable for the moment. The Southeastern flocks are actually on the Endangered Species list. The major reason seems to be the loss of their habitat. They have asked all the people in the area to report any sightings of the bird. They want to figure out where the breeding grounds are so the can protect the area and hopefully build the flocks back up. It's very strange that one group is endangered and the other group is not. I just hope they can protect the breeding ground and save the Northeastern Flocks!

Thank you for your time! Please remember to fly by and leave a vote for Coach Muffin today! Please tell your friends to stop by too!!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/28/2013 11:59.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
Are you having a fun day? It's been fun here so far. I've had a lovely piece of croissant and some apple too! The croissant is a special treat that I love but don't get very often. I'm busy with some foam blocks right now. They are much easier to chew up than wood and I have a lovely pile of colored foam at the bottom of my cage!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's full of summer fun!

Here it today's Parakeet Blog

Today I am featuring Green-Cheeked Conures. I was as surprised as any bird when I found out that Conures are considered Parakeets. The only native Parakeet to the United States, the Carolina Parakeet was considered to be a Conure!

The Green-Cheeked Conures comes from South and Central America. There are flocks in Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay. They live in the forest there and like to perch high up in the trees. This keeps them safe from predators. The eat seeds, fruits and vegetation. Like all breeds of Conures, you need a DNA test to tell the boys from the girls! Many of the wild flocks have adapted well to living in urban areas.

The Green-Cheeked are known for big personalities and for being vey affectionate. They are very intelligent and loved to play and splash in the water. They are also the least noisy of the Conures. I'm sure anyone who lives with a Green-Cheeked Conure is probably laughing right now but it's true!!!

There are four types of mutations. The Pineapple, the Turquoise, the Cinnamon and the Yellow-sided. You can see their pictures in my gallery along with some of my dear Green-Cheeked friends.

The Green-Cheeked Conures have been put on CITES II list. They are bred all over the US but the birds in the wild are still subject to illegal trade and some of their habitat has been destroyed also. They are not endangered yet but when they get put on the CITES II list it makes it easier for measures to be taken so that they never make it on the endangered list.

Thank you so much for your time and indulging this little green zon in her love of her fellow birds!
Please remember to get over and leave a vote for Coach Muffin 203943! We are in the home stretch and really need a big finish!!

Love, hugs and vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/27/2013 11:19.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bentley
Was on my way to the game and wanted to stop by and say hi. Yup, sure is going to be warm today. I brought an extra ice pack if you might need one. See you at the game...hugs, Miss Ronnie and flock

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08/27/2013 06:26.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was raining this morning and then it got sunny. Now it's getting cloudy again! At least it's not boring!
Everything was messed up here this morning! Dad took my cover off before mom got home so I was pretty upset when mom finally got there! I gave her a good bite on the arm to let her know I was upset! Funny thing about mom is that she never gets upset when I bite her! She just starts calling me Mrs. Beakley! HAHAHAHAHA
Oh Bentley! Isn't the Little Sugar so adorable! I want one! Unfortunately they don't sell them in the US. I might be able to find one in Canada. They are only 2 hours away from us! I'm not sure you can bring them into the US though! Oh I would love to have a little mini me!
I hope you enjoy the day and have lots of fun!

Here is the Parakeet Blog for today!

I want to thank my friend Amando for suggesting these birds! THANKS AMANDO!

Today I am featuring 4 Parakeets. They are all from the same genus - Barnardi! These birds are the Australian Ring-necked! Unlike the Ring-necked in India and Asia, these birds have yellow rings around their necks.

The Australian Ringnecks are the Cloncurry Parrot, The Mallee Ring-necked, Port Lincoln Parrot and the Twenty-eight Parrot.

The Cloncurry is named for a town in Queensland. The Mallee is named for a town in Victoria. The Port Lincoln is named for a town in South Australia. The Twenty-eight is called the Twenty-eight parrot because when they call to each other, it sounds like they are saying "Twenty-eight"! Is that cool or what?

The ring-necked parakeets are in almost every state in Australia. They do not live on the coast or in extreme tropical or highland areas. They forage on the ground and in the tree and like to eat seeds, fruits and nuts. The flocks are big so these guys are not on the endangered list.

They are listed for adoption and for sale on websites from Australia. They were listed at $200 for a pair. I did see a few breeders in the US who had them listed but said they did not have any right now. There are a few places in Australia where you have to get a permit to own more than 4 of the Port Lincoln Parrots and a few places where the Cloncurry are not allowed at all.

The Cloncurry is the least aggressive of this group but they say they are all pretty aggressive birds. They do not suggest having more than on pair in an aviary because they will take over!

Thank you so much for your time! Please feel free to check out the Australian Ring-Necked picture in my gallery! Thank you too for all the votes you have been leaving for Muffin 203943! It's her last week so lets make sure she gets a big finish!! Please have your friends come by and leave a vote for her too!

Love, hugs and a vote from "no votes please~ only leave a hug" Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/26/2013 11:57.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I love Sundays! Nice and quite and just hanging out with mom. The cat and the dog are both sleeping now so I have mom all to myself! Yes! Perfect day!
Here's hoping your day is just as perfect!
Remember the hugs and no votes for me! I love the hugs so very much!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog!

Today's featured Parakeet is pure self indulgence on my part! This little Parakeet is called the Tui Parakeet.
If you look at the pictures in my gallery you will see that this little bird is a Mini Me! Such a beautiful bird!hehehehehehe They are a miniature version of a Yellow-Crowned Amazon. I am a Yellow-napped Amazon but it's close enough!

The Tui Parakeet lives along the Amazon River in Brazil, Ecuador, and Bolivia. They live in the forest there and nest in termite mounds in the trees. They eat seeds, fruit, nectar, flowers, minerals, grit and insects. They don't seemed to have the refined pallet of an Amazon but that's okay! They live to be 35 years old and they are not on the endangered list. They are very small-only about 6 1/2 inches-and have a wedge-shaped tail. You have to DNA them to see who is the girl and who is the boy!

They were imported to the United States in the 60's and 70's until the ban on importing birds was passed. It doesn't look like anyone bred them because they are nearly non-existent in the US now. I saw a report about some wild flocks in Florida but it was not specific as to where they were. There was a blog on the BC from a lady in Canada who had 2 pairs and was interested in breeding them.

Thank you for your time and thank you for the votes for Muffin! Only a week to go so please continue voting and have your friends come by too!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/25/2013 11:04.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying the day! We are cooking and I am supervising! Chili is in the crockpot right now and we already finished the veggies for the dog. Mom made pumpkin bread last night. She always stocks up on canned pumpkin so we can have pumpkin bread whenever we like! I like!heheheheh
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect!
Please remember no votes for Sugar just lots of hugs!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog.

Today we are going to learn about the Princess Parakeet. This bird is just gorgeous and look at that tail!! I think these little birds will give Macaws a challenge when it comes to beautiful, long tails!

The Princess Parakeet is also know as the Princess Alexandra Parakeet. It was named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark who eventually became the Princess of Wales.

They live in the desert of Central and Western Australia. It is one of the biggest desert areas on the planet. They like the wooded areas and hang out in Eucalyptus trees. They eat seeds of grasses and shrubs.

These birds are nomads and move around to find water. They are rarely seen in the wild anymore so they have been classified as CITES II. I don't think anyone is sure how many are in the wild because they are hard to spot. They have been bred in captivity since 1889 and seem to be very popular pets in Australia. The prices were from $120 to $500. There are several mutations including Blue, Lime, Lutino, Yellow, Albino and Cinnamon. The mutations did not occur naturally but were manipulated by breeders. There are some listed here on the BC from the US so there are breeders here too!

You can tell the boys from the girls by looking at them. The girls have a paler crown, greyish-blue upper tail coverts and the 3rd primary tail feather does not have an elongated tip like the boys! Still I have to say those tails are just fabulous! Do I sound like I have Tail Envy??? Well I do! I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Thank you for your time! Please get over and leave a vote for Muffin 203943 today. If you have any friends that I might not know, please ask them to come by and leave a vote too! It is appreciated so very much!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/24/2013 11:32.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a spectacular day! Cloudy here but I'm not sure if we are getting rain or not. Mom went to the market yesterday but she still has a few things to pick up today! I'm munching on an apple while I get my notes done!
I think it would be for the best if no bird left me a vote until after the end of the month. I appreciate them all so very much but the objective is to get Muffin to the castle! I thought that once you were BOTM you couldn't be it again, but it looks like it's the same rule with BOTD! You are eligible once a year! I would feel awful if I got in the way of Muffin getting to the castle so please no votes! A hug would be nice!!!!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's filled with lots of fun!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog~

I am very excited to share the Eastern Rosella Parakeet with you today! This bird is spectacular! It seem to have every color of the rainbow on it! They should have called it the RaneBeau Parakeet!hehehehe

This Parakeet is native to South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. The Europeans first saw this bird in the 1700's at Rose Hill in New South Wales and called it the Rosehill Parakeet. It was introduced into New Zealand around 1910. There was some concern about introducing them to a non-native area. There were some that were found to carry Beak and Feather Disease Virus but so far nothing has happened.

Rosella Parakeets are a medium size bird with cute white patches on their cheeks. The boys are brighter in color. The girls are smaller and have duller color but you still need to do a DNA test to be sure. In the wild they eat seeds, fruit, nectar, shoots, buds, leaves and insects. They are mature at 18 months and are said to be extremely aggressive at breeding time.

They are kept as pets and I did find a few breeders in the US and England. They do not like to cuddle and are best kept in a big aviary where they can fly around and just be birds! Even the hand raised ones are not really into cuddling! They seem to go for around $225. I did find quite a few here on the BC but a lot of them were listed as International so they are probably more popular overseas.

I hope you enjoyed today's featured Parakeet and I hope you can check out the pictures in my gallery!
Thank you all for your time and Please be sure to get by Coach Muffin's page 203943 and leave a vote today!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/23/2013 12:17.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Bentley~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Can you believe that Autumn is less than one month away? I sure do love Autumn.
It's the beginning of our weekend! YAY! Mom wants to sleep and I want to play! Mom says we can do both so I guess that is okay with me. She has to go to the market but other than that, we are just going to stay home.
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's perfect!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog

Today's parakeet is the Cobalt-Winged Parakeet. These guys come from South America also. They have the largest range of any of the parakeets down there. You can find them in Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia! The wild flock is estimated to be over 1 million birds! YES! They RULE!

They live in the tropical lowland evergreen forests and the surrounding areas. They like to perch in the trees and are nearly impossible to see when they are up there. They do like to scream quiet a bit, but who doesn't, so they are easy to find while being noisy! They eat seeds, fruit, flowers, minerals, grit, algae and insects. The girls have duller and less far reaching colors on their heads. They are often mistaken with the Orange-Chinned Parakeet because they both have orange feathers on their chins. The Cobalt-Winged Parakeet has yellow feathers around the beak so you can tell the difference.

The first successful breeding in the US was in 1983. They started breeding them in England in 1985. They seem to be rare as far as the pet business goes. I found a breeder in California that has several of them and the go for $450 a piece.

I hope you get to drop by and see the pictures in the gallery. There is a cool one of them hanging out with Macaws. Those cliffs are clay and they lick the clay to get minerals.

Thank you so very much for your time! I do hope you will get over to Muffin's page 203943 to leave a vote today!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/22/2013 12:04.22 PM Report This Comment  
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