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ATTENTION: New Private Bird Club Website Sign Up & Info
Hi Every birdie! Squeaky's mom is working with two web designers to build a new and improved but similar bird club for us to play on since our beloved BC will be deleting our Bird eClub sometime this year! We need your support! So start nagging your parronts so we can stay together!
Basically, the more parronts that sign up, the cheaper the initial set up fee will be and also the annual fee to join the site. For more information and to sign up to participate please visit my page 28415 and leave an email address. Or you can email my mom, Sunny, directly at our email nubinskis@aol. com. She will send you all the up to date information that has been sent so far and she can answer all your questions. She also told me to tell you that all ideas and suggestions are most welcome. She also is hoping to find some parronts that have some expertise in working with advertisers and who would volunteer to get advertisers for the site. If that happens, costs would be next to nothing or maybe even nothing for all of us to play together.
So send your parronts to my page 28415 or email us to get information, leave suggestions and to sign up!
Hugs and Love to all! Squeaky, Picabo & Scion
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Hi! My name is Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl

I am a Budgerigar from pittsburgh, PA.

paddy and piddy

7 years old   M

Budgerigar

millet, 24 herb salad, parsley, broccoli and harrisons mash

on top of the curtains, picture frames and their playstands. paddy cake also likes to admire himself in the mirror

being alone

she keeps us safe , happy and healthy

their playstand is covered in small cat toys that chirp and beep and they spend hours playing with them.

a lot of heart in a little body.

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  it is a dark and dreary night…

so far they re doing a good job tracking the ebola virus and containing it. the problem with viruses are that they like to mutate. the 2 major hospitals in pittsburgh are saying since they are research hospitals they are competing with each other and asking that the ebola patients be sent to them for treatment. mom lives 6 miles from one of the hospitals. all zombie movies always start out with these words. DO NOT PANIC. EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL then the mayhem starts.

well tonight when mom went to use the computer she couldn't get on the internet. she checked and the computer said she was on the internet but she couldn't do anything other than read her email. she finally figured out that even though she was connected to the internet her search engine on Safari had disappeared. mom sat there for over an hour trying to figure out where it went. finally mom turned the computer off and then on again. still no good. then mom called comcast and told them to reset her computer by sending a signal. still no search engine. mom turned off the computer and went to the grocery store. when she came home she turned the computer back on and the search engine was back. mom doesn't know what happened but glad it is back.

love Boo Boo

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10/18/2014 10:41.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY TGIF DAY THOUGHT YOU MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING
Ebola– its origins
People in West and Central Africa consume many species of forest animals. Bats are often used in soups. Whole dead monkeys are sold openly in markets and prepared monkey meat is served in many restaurants. Flesh of endangered and legally protected chimpanzees and gorillas, considered a delicacy by some, is provided “under the table” at open markets and sold illegally to urban elite through special dealers. Collectively called bushmeat, forest dwelling animals are butchered and eaten in small villages by people who would go hungry otherwise. However, huge quantities of bushmeat are also transported to urban areas and sold commercially to wealthier Africans —who consider it a delicacy. A small percentage of bushmeat is exported to immigrant communities in Europe and the United States. Research studies link Ebola and bushmeat–killing humans and chimpanzees alike .

Ebola is a zoonotic disease, meaning it’s transferred from an animal to a human (also like HIV, SARS).The exact modes of transmission, scientists have deduced a scenario like this: First, the virus lives inside a “healthy animal,” who harbors the virus without manifesting symptoms—labeled as the anatural host or reservoir. Most scientists think migrating fruit bats are suspect. One day a fruit bat eats part of a fruit that’s now infested with Ebola and then drops it. A few hours later, a chimpanzee discovers the Ebola-infected fruit and finishes it. One week later, the chimp is dead. A poor villager stumbles upon its carcass soonafter. With glee, he carries home the dead body. Unfortunately, while cutting up the carcass, a small drop of infected with Ebola, splashes onto his skin. Two days, after a delightful meal, the villager feels ill with flu-like symptoms, a headache and muscle pains. Later on that week, he vomits and has bloody diarrhea. On his eighth day ill, he is dead. Neighboring villagers wash his corpse in a traditional West African ceremony before burying it. Two weeks later, the diggers and some attendants who kissed the corpse die also, Ebola that can live in a corpse for several days, so corpses can transmit Ebola. Once inside a symptomatic human, it is quite infectious, and spreads like wildfire from human to human.

LOVE BOO BOO

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10/17/2014 10:08.02 PM Report This Comment  
  WEEDS
After you pull the weeds, you can cook and serve them. Lisa Curtis, who founded Kuli Kuli Foods, points out that Native Americans have always used dandelions (pictued) for food and medicine. "The plant is high in vitamins A and C," she says, "and its young leaves make a delicious addition to salads and sandwiches, particularly with a bit of lemon juice and salt." Tanner Agar, who founded Chef Shelf, adds that dandelion flowers can be fried or used to make wine (omit the bitter green bits, then ferment), while the roots can be ground, roasted, and used as coffee. Stinging nettle is highly nutritious too—and appears on menus of high-profile seasonal-food restaurants like Alice Waters's Chez Panisse. Pick them while wearing gloves and long sleeves and clip just the top of the plant. At home, blanch or boil the sting away, then steep into a tea or use as you would spinach.

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10/10/2014 12:48.34 PM Report This Comment  
  i keep thinking since bird channel was suppose to shut down in september and every time we have a problem, my first thought is they are shutting it down now. today i couldn't even get to a lot of birds pages because bird channel said they didn't exist. then you go to the trouble of typing a blog and it just disappears to the squawk page. thats why mom is C/P every blog tonight so she doesn't have to type it over and over again

.mom got 8 inches chopped off. if moms hair is wet the hair just touches her shoulders. when it dries it fluffs up to her hairline. dad took a picture of mom holding our doggie because it was her 14th birthday and we had a party for her. and mom was holding the doggie in front of her cake, card and present. the doggie looked adorable but mom look like some kind of hag who was a refugee in a detainment camp. all mom has to do is show that picture and she would be hired for a zombie in a horror movie and wouldn't even need makeup. mom felt her long hair hanging there made her look even worse.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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10/01/2014 09:55.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Facts you might not know about coffee

1. French press coffee may raise your cholesterol.

2. Coffee may prevent depression.
In a survey of over 50,000 women, researchers found that 2-4 cups of coffee per day reduced incidence of depression by 15 to 20 percent.

3. Out of creamer? You can lighten coffee with coconut milk!
It’s called Bulletproof Coffee, and if you like coconut, you are going to love this!

4. Not all coffee is vegan.
In fact civet coffee production not only involves animals but is under investigation for animal cruelty.

5. Fancy coffee concoctions often contain GMOs.
If you are trying to avoid GMOs, you may want to think twice about that pumpkin spice latte. Read more!

6. Coffee might prevent type 2 diabetes.
A recent study found that 2-3 cups of coffee per day could reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 25 percent.

7. We drink about 1400 million cups of coffee every day.
Worldwide, we are consuming 1.4 billion cups of java daily.

8. It takes 130 liters (over 34 gallons) of water to produce the beans for 1 cup of coffee.Coffee is not the most water-efficient drink.

9. Coffee may protect women from endometrial cancer.
A massive survey found that coffee – decaf or regular – can reduce endometrial cancer risk by around seven to eight percent.

10. Contrary to conventional wisdom, coffee grounds are not great for your garden, even for plants that like acidic soil.
Coffee grounds are OK on your garden in moderation, but it’s easy to overdo it. Where can they be most beneficial? In your compost bin

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09/30/2014 09:45.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Boo Boo and I were outside today on the porch while dad tried to water the lawn. watching the water sprinkler was amazing as the water arched overhead. every time dad walked by Boo Boos cage she gave him a kiss. she never kiss mom because she is always fussing over her and her cage and Boo Boo doesn't like that.. mom could never fuss enough for me. i want to stick to her like glue

love Cori

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09/29/2014 09:51.18 PM Report This Comment  
  i was outside today on the porch while dad tried to water the lawn. watching the water sprinkler was amazing as the water arched overhead. every time dad walked by me i gave him a kiss. i never kiss mom because she is always fussing over me and my cage and i don't like that..

love Boo Boo

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09/29/2014 09:49.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Old weather superstitions, proverbs and wives' tales are embedded in our culture and there is a lot of wisdom in these old wives' tales.

"Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
Red sky at night, sailors delight."
That red sky at night and morning ditty is a classic example. A red sky at night means the atmosphere is full of dust particles, an indication of both a high pressure system and stable air. In other words, good weather is about to follow. But a red sunrise on the eastern horizon indicates high water content in the atmosphere and a storm is on its way.

"If there is a halo 'round the sun or moon, then we can all expect rain quite soon." that halo is a refraction of light through the ice crystals in high cirrus clouds. Cirrus clouds are among the first to appear ahead of a storm front.

Some sayings are kind of half-true. Here's one example: "No weather is ill if the wind is still." Calm conditions indicate a high pressure system when precipitation and clouds are less likely to develop. But this ties to another common saying: "the calm before the storm." Calm conditions can exist just before a storm, so don't count on staying dry all day long just because there's no wind.

"When windows won't open, and the salt clogs the shaker, the weather will favor the umbrella maker." wood swells when there's moisture in the air. Salt absorbs moisture, too. If your door is sticking or your salt won't shake, the air is damp and there's a greater chance of rain or other precipitation.

cats only lick themselves during fair weather. That's because moist air is more conducive to electricity. No cat wants to get a static shock on its tongue!

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09/29/2014 05:43.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope you both had a wonderful day too!
Mom talked to her sister today and got an update on my 3 budgie cousins. They are all doing great and have gotten use to mom's sister. Pru is the blue one and she is the leader. She even came over to mom's sisters hand! Piper and Paige are a bit more shy but they don't flutter all over when mom's sister comes over to them. They seem to really enjoy having toys and are eating well too! Mom reminded her sister that since it's starting to get cooler in the mornings that she needs to pay attention to the temps in the room! They get covered up at night so that will help keep them warm too!
I hope you enjoy the evening! Leaving a vote and lots of hugs for you both!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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09/26/2014 11:08.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI P&P
HAPPY TGIF DAY

today was another beautiful day so mom took Boo Boo and me outside for about an hour. she did a slight dremmling of my beak and i didn't even give her a hard time except for sticking my tongue out at her while she did it. then mom placed me in the lilac bush and i was happily breaking off branches when i noticed a yellow jacket circling so i tried to bite it. within about 1 minute there were 10 more yellow jackets and mom realized she was standing near their nest so she quickly picked me up and we went onto the porch with Boo Boo and mom read the newspaper and some of her book on animal madness.

this morning when mom went outside guess what she saw? a Great Horned Owl was perched on the roof of our house. when it saw that mom was looking at it it took off. mom didn't tell dad about it since he is very worried that the owl will swoop down and take our doggie. mom has told him the owl wouldn't bother a doggie that weighs 12 pounds but dad isn't taking any chances.

love Cori

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09/26/2014 03:41.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
HAPPY TGIF DAY
this morning when mom went outside guess what she saw? a Great Horned Owl was perched on the roof of our house. when it saw that mom was looking at it it took off. mom didn't tell dad about it since he is very worried that the owl will swoop down and take our doggie. mom has told him the owl wouldn't bother a doggie that weighs 12 pounds but dad isn't taking any chances.

it was such a beautiful day so mom took Cori and me outside for about 1 hour and sat there with us on the porch while she read the newspaper and her book. i am feeling much better today and back to my old silly self.

love Boo Boo

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09/26/2014 03:34.55 PM Report This Comment  
  yesterday our mom was gone all day because she took the g-son to the community township festival where they had lots of fun things for kids to do. g-son built a truck out of wooden blocks at one booth and then won a 5 foot tall inflatable alien at another booth. then mom tried to dunk our township commissioner in the dunking booth but couldn't do it. they had a petting zoo full of ravenous goats, sheep and pigs so mom went in to feed them and soon found out why no one else went in since all the animals jumped up on her vying for the food. then they left the festival and went to game stop where mom bought g-son a video game for his birthday. next out to eat and then back to the festival for fireworks. by the time mom got g-son home and and then came home it was really late so no blogging for us yesterday.

today mom ran to the grocery store and was only gone about 1/2 hour. while she was gone i somehow managed to get my foot hooked into my wing and was panicking. dad was home and saw this and frantically got my foot untangled from my wing. when mom came home after hearing about it she immediately trimmed my nails and sure prays it doesn't happen again. i am pouting now and holding my leg up

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09/21/2014 04:44.58 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY TGIF DAY

today we saw a red squirrel fighting with a grey squirrel. it looked like they were dancing. no shiver me timbers for the next few days at our house. tomorrow its going up to 80. YEAAAAY.

WELL LAW SUITS ARE PENDING BECAUSE OF GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION BY RANGE RESOURCES (one of the many fracking companies). they have agreed to pay 4.15 million in fines for violations and contamination of our drinking water.. they are still using the outdated open water containment of the poisonous waters allowing leakage and access to wildlife. at least the other FRACKING Compaines have switched to above ground storage tanks and are building safer fracking sites. no fracking should be allowed by them until they update and comply. it seems it is easier to pay the 4.15 million in fines rather than do anything about their leakage. a big THANKS to our esteemed governor for giving all these fracking companies the green light to come into our lands and poison everything. (we are being sarcastic)

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09/19/2014 05:56.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
HAPPY HUMPDAY

TODAY WAS A FUN DAY BECAUSE WE GOT TO MEET MS FALCO BEAK TO BEAK AFTER HER VET APPOINTMENT. SHE SURE IS ONE PRETTY GIRL. AFTER FALCO AND HER MOM LEFT MOM WAS DEBATING WETHER SHE SHOULD TAKE DOWN THE HUMINGBIRD FEEDERS SINCE WE HAVENT SEEN ANY HUMMERS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS. WELL ABOUT 4 MINUTES AFTER FALCO LEFT A LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD SHOWED UP AT ONE OF THE FEEDERS. THE NECTAR WAS PRETTY OLD SO MOM WAS SCRAMBLING LIKE CRAZY TO CLEAN THE FEEDER AND REFILL IT SO THE LITTLE HUMMER WOULD GET A FRESH MEAL. THE MALE HUMMERS ALL WENT SOUTH A LONG TIME AGO BECAUSE THEY ONLY COME NORTH FOR ONE REASON AND AFTER THEY HAVE DONE THEIR DEED AND EATEN THEIR FILL OF BUGS AND NECTAR THEY HAVE NO MORE REASON TO STAY. THE ONLY ONES LEFT AT THIS POINT ARE YOUNG ONES AND SOME STRAGGLER FEMALES FROM THE NORTH. MOM WILL MAKE ONE MORE BATCH OF NECTAR IN CASE ANY MORE SHOW UP IN THE ENSUING WEEKS. IN THE PAST 1 OR 2 HUMMERS HAVE SHOWN UP AT THE END OF OCTOBER AND WE WANT THEM STRONG FOR THEIR LONG FLIGHT SOUTH.

love Cori

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09/17/2014 06:16.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HI P's
IT WAS TOO COOL TO GO OUTSIDE TODAY BUT IT DID WARM UP AND WAS 64 AND A NICE SUNNY DAY. DAD HAD LUNCH WITH HIS VETERINARIAN FRIEND AND FALCO AND HIS MOM ARLENE STOPPED BY AFTER THEIR VISIT WITH THE VET. FALCO IS VERY PRETTY AND I WAS SO HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO MEET HER BEAK TO BEAK. SADLY THEY DIDNT STAY LONG.

HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY HUMPDAY

LOVE BOO BOO

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09/17/2014 06:15.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
it doesn't usually get cool like this until October. i hope this doesn't mean we are in for a super long winter. winters already way to long. with all the rain we had you would think the ground would be moist but everything is dry as a bone so mom was trying to water some of the shrubs that are really wilting. its important that they get plenty of water in the fall because once the ground freezes they don't get any water at all. mom had planted some shrubs called beauty berry because they get these tiny purple luminescent berries in the fall and are quite pretty and the birds also eat them. well when mom went to water them today something had cut off all the branches with the berries on them and they were laying all over the ground. mom can't understand why someone would do that. it wasn't a deer because a deer would eat it and not leave it laying on the ground so it had to be some nasty neighbor or kid. didn't see the little bunny today but will continue to watch for him

love Boo Boo

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09/15/2014 10:39.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Florida, Kentucky and Missouri are the first states that will require drug testing when applying for welfare. people are calling this unconstitutional. it is ok to drug test people who work for their money, but not for those who don't. if you can afford to buy drugs then you can afford to buy your own groceries!!!!!!!.

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09/13/2014 05:37.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
Breaking news: A massive pesticide company has just asked the U.S. government to increase the legal limit for its bee-killing pesticides by 4000%.

That’s right. Four. Thousand. Percent.

Bees are already facing a massive global die-off. This could be a death sentence for millions more bees. Bees fill a crucial ecological role as pollinators and are essential for agriculture, and are responsible for every third bite of food we eat. In other words: No bees, no farms. No farms, no food.

because of this we have come to the conclusion that all CEO's of chemical companies are space aliens intent on the annihilation of all life on earth as we know it. just watch any alien space movie and you will see we are right!

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09/13/2014 02:26.44 PM Report This Comment  
  What happens when weeds and insects evolve into superweeds and superbugs? And refuse to die when doused with Monsanto’s toxic poisons?Enter Monsanto’s dump “More On” Strategy. More herbicides. More insecticides. Each one more toxic than the next.

Consumers hold the key to ending Monsanto’s “Moron Strategy.”
We do it by forcing states to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws. Which in turn will force Big Food to replace GMO ingredients with non-GMO alternatives.

It isn’t just Monsanto that’s escalating the “Moron Strategy.”
Dow’s new GMO corn and soy varieties are engineered to withstand massive amounts of a new herbicide concocted from a combination of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, and 2,4-D, one of the chemicals used in the deadly Vietnam-era “Agent Orange” herbicide.

The EPA has already approved the new “Deadly Duo” herbicide. And the USDA—over the objections of more than 50 members of Congress and hundreds of thousands of citizens—is expected any day now to approve the crops it will be sprayed on.

Why approve this new “Deadly Duo?” Because the millions of pounds of glyphosate and 2,4-D herbicides already being sprayed on GMO crops aren’t working anymore.

It would be great if the FDA and USDA would protect consumers from the madness of Monsanto’s “Moron” Strategy.But instead, our government agencies are intent on protecting only one thing: "CORPORATE PROFITS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact last year, the FDA actually raised the limit of glyphosate residue allowed on your fruits and vegetables—despite several new studies exposing glyphosate’s toxicity. According to one of those studies, glyphosate is “insidious and manifests slowly over time, as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body… it may in fact be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment.”

Only a moron would want to use more, not less, of the “most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” right?

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09/09/2014 05:20.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?
fascinating research originating from Harvard’s School of Public Health. Published in Lancet Neurology, assessed five chemicals and metals known as “neurotoxicants” which are substances that are toxic to the brain and nervous system. The researchers analyzed the effects of a group of pesticides known as “organophosphates.”

After assessing the effects of typical organophosphate exposure in children aged 0 to 5, the Harvard researchers found that this class of pesticides caused a collective drop in IQ of 16,899,488 points. Because brain functions develop sequentially, the full effects of early neurotoxic damage might not become apparent until school age or beyond.

Because early childhood exposure to pesticides through playing on sprayed lawns and eating produce containing the toxins can result in a loss of cognitive skills, the exposure reduces these children’s intellectual and economic potential. the health implications to children (and potentially adults as well, since this study only explored the effects on children) is of serious concern.

After assessing the full economic impact, the scientists estimated that for each loss of one IQ point a person‘s estimated lifetime earnings capacity also dropped by USD $18,000 or €12,000.

The journal Environmental Health Perspectives established a link between pesticide exposures and autism.

With the mounting evidence of the health, social, environmental, and economic implications of our continued use of toxic pesticides, isn’t it time for a total ban of these toxic substances?
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09/07/2014 11:17.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
(stolen from Facebook) (hope you like it)
You and I, we have a thing
I hold your hand you stroke my wing
Some may be scared of beaks like mine
But you think that it is divine
You get my pins I cannot reach
You play and feed and pet and teach
I do my best to learn new tricks
You show patience when I give nicks
Yes, I may nick time or two
But your love and patience sees me through
We've built a bond of love and trust
You've listened while I fought and fussed
Now I know you're here to stay
So I won't bite, I will just play
Thank you for your love and caring
It makes me want to be more daring
To trust a human with heart and wing
You know, I think we've got this thing

today our yard was filled with plumes of toxic fumes as the sewage truck roared away filling the old sewage lines with resin. it came at 7am and never stopped until 5.30pm. the workers assured mom that none of us would have any adverse affects from this. the fumes were so bad mom could actually taste it. the workers themselves didn't appear very smart as they didn't even have one face masks. at exactly 5:30 pm all toilets were allowed to be flushed
love Cori and Boo Boo

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09/04/2014 08:43.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
Hope you had a Happy Humpday!

our sewage bill increased from $50 a month to $150. they have been working all summer in our area to update the sewage lines and we are paying the cost. tomorrow a note was posted on our door they will be working on our street and we will have no water, do not flush toilets and when the water comes back on it will smell like resin. that can't be good. they also said keep your windows open when you turn the water back on. mom is very worried about our flock.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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09/03/2014 10:28.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope you are both having a great day! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! It's been a bit crazy around here! I sure hope it calms down soon! I think I like boring days better than crazy days!
My budgie cousins are doing great. Pru it the blue one and she is the ring leader of the group. She loves to climb on toys and swing like crazy! Piper is the green one and Paige is the yellow on. They are all leaning to play with toys and they are much calmer around mom's sister. She spends time everyday just talking to them and they are responding to her now. They never had toys at their old house and mom's sister says they really love them. They seem to love millet too!
Mom is hoping her sister can get a picture so I can see what they look like. I'm just glad they have a good home with lots of toys now!
I hope you both enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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09/02/2014 01:45.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl,

How are you both? It's Parker and it was so nice to spend some time with you at the Milonga. I had so much fun and hope you did "Too". Your Mommy is so talented because Mom and I both loved her adorable poem! Hope, you, your Mom & Dad and Cori & Boo Boo enjoyed your Labor Day Holiday. It's sunny right now but we're supposed to get more rain later. Mom said it was raining Cats & Dogs last night but I never saw Cats & Dogs fall out of the sky, did either of you? Here's a vote for you cuties. Bye for now.

Love & Winghugs,
Parker
P.S. I love that pink sports car you have!!

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09/01/2014 09:23.57 AM Report This Comment  
  We took our showers and dried our wings.
Now free of dust and other things.
We had a treat of fresh food mash.
It came from mommy's little stash.
We played games of "hide and seek",
of "scritch my neck" and "pet my beak."
We've had some love we've had some play.
It's time to tuck ourselves away.
We'll tuck our heads in downy feathers,
and dream of flight in sunny weather.
Good night to mum, good night to dad.
Oh what a day we all have had!

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08/31/2014 10:44.42 PM Report This Comment  
  we had a beautiful day today and Cori and I both got to go outside. dad fertilized the lawn and was watering the fertilizer into the soil with he sprinklers so mom put me in my cage and took Cori over to the sprinklers to have a light bath. Cori acted like a big sissy and was scared of the sprinkler at first and panicked was trying to fly away and even plopped on the ground but after a while she started to enjoy herself. while mom and Cori were busy playing mom thought she heard a hawk calling but didn't pay much attention because lots of the bluejays in the yard will make the same sounds. i got really scared and started calling mom and she and Cori ran over to my cage and i was sitting on the bottom on my foam rubber pad and then Cori started acting skitterish so mom knew there was a hawk nearby she just couldn't see it. so mom spent the rest of the time on the porch with Cori and me reading and the hawk must have flown away because we didnt hear it anymore. i enjoyed being outside after that.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

love Boo Boo

ps i m so excited about the milonga tomorrow. i not think i will sleep a wink tonight

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08/29/2014 10:50.12 PM Report This Comment  
  we had a beautiful day today. dad fertilized the lawn and then put the sprinkles on to get the fertilizer into the soil. mom took me outside in my harness and held me near the sprinkler which goes back and forth. as the first wave of water started coming down i got very scared and tried to fly away and plopped too the ground. mom then picked me up and held me tighter so when the next wave of water came it landed on me. i kind of liked it. i dried off immediately because the sun was so bright.

then Boo Boo starting yelling from her cage and mom thought she had heard some hawks nearby (you can't always tell because some bluejays will imitate hawk) and when we got back to the porch Boo Boo was sitting on the bottom of the cage so we know she did spot one.

HAPPY TGIF DAY



love Cori and Boo Boo

ps don't know if we will be able to sleep tonight because we are so excited about the milonga tomorrow

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08/29/2014 10:23.49 PM Report This Comment  
  ANIMAL SABOTEURS
See that bushy-tailed rodent chattering in the tree outside your house? It could be preparing to take down the electric grid.

Last year around Nashville, Tennessee, more power outages--2,257--were caused by squirrels and other creatures sharpening their teeth than by bad weather. This spring, a squirrel knocked out power for 23,000 people in California's Marin County, and last year one took out the water system in Tampa, Florida. Saboteur squirrels have turned out the lights at a sewage treatment plant, an airport, a hospital, a university, even a baseball game.

Animals monkey-wrench by chewing, touching wires together, or tripping switches. They almost always die in the process. But there are plenty of replacements. This spring, a raccoon snuffed out the lights for 5,700 households in Opelousas, Louisiana. In Holton, Kansas, snakes in a substation knocked out power citywide twice in five days.

"Wild animals are anywhere and everywhere and you can't predict what they will do In March, a rogue rat shorted out the cooling system at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The greatest havoc, is wrought by crazy ants, who have colonized electrical appliances across the Southeast, shorting out burglar alarms, computers, and televisions. When their wriggling bodies bridge the circuit and they electrocute themselves, they send out a pheromone, calling in reinforcements. In a Waco, Texas, apartment complex, crazy ants took out 90 of the building's 150 air-conditioning units.

They're not doing it on purpose, of course. But if animals were trying to destroy civilization, this is how they'd go about it.

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08/28/2014 01:00.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi chuey
Well, just a few more days until you take over the Castle.

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08/26/2014 12:19.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Another reason to love bees: they might be able to help us fight cancer.

While venom isn’t usually known as a friendly thing, new research shows that venom from bees, snakes and scorpions could potentially be used to fight certain forms of cancer. While you wouldn’t go and inject someone with a dose of venom, which could have lethal effects, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that if they isolated specific proteins in the venom, these could be used in a safe way to block tumor growth.

“We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory,” study author Dipanjan Pan of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said in a statement. “These particles, which are camouflaged from the immune system, take the toxin directly to the cancer cells, sparing normal tissue.”

Previous studies have shown the potential power of venom, but because of the potentially very dangerous side effects of venom injection — damage to nerve cells, for example — that power couldn’t be properly harnessed.
The toxins in question are peptide toxins. The researchers made a synthetic version in the lab, then injected it into the tiny nanoparticles. “The peptide toxins we made are so tightly packed within the nanoparticle that they don’t leach out when exposed to the bloodstream and cause side effects

When the nanoparticles with the toxins attach to a cancer cell they can either slow down or stop the cancer cell growth, which can ultimately stop a cancer from spreading. what we are interested in are the cells responsible for metastasizing and having the cancer cells grow back,If we can target better using this technique, we potentially have a better cancer treatment.”

Now that they’ve figured out how to synthesize venom and put it in nanoparticles, the next step is to test it out on humans, in the next three to five years.

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08/25/2014 09:31.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Magpies are often maligned as pests, but they’re actually quite interesting birds that are usually overlooked for both their beauty and their intelligence. Here are six interesting facts about magpies.
1. Magpies Don’t Like Shiny Things — They’re Scared of Them
Magpies have a reputation as thieves out to steal your shiny jewelry or take ornaments from your garden, but new research shows that objects that are shiny probably repel magpies who don’t much like the look of them. The myth seems to have built up without much science to back it up, but the truth could actually be useful. Magpies are capable of wrecking crops by digging for grain, berries and other food, so along with other bird-scaring measures, the use of shiny materials in fields might help keep the magpies away and our crops safe from being upturned and trampled.
2. Magpies Will Eat Almost Anything, Including Bird Eggs and Chicks
While their natural diet is quite broad, including insects, mice and other small rodents, grain, berries and other fruit, magpies have been known to steal other birds’ eggs and even young chicks.
In addition, they’ve adapted rather well to suburban living and will often eat leftover scraps and other food bits put out for them, though for their health it’s probably better that you give them proper bird food so as to ensure they don’t eat anything that might be poisonous.
3. Magpies Are Closely Related to Crows, Jays and Ravens
Though they may look quite a bit different at first glance, magpies belong to the bird family corvidae, a group that includes crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws and jays, as well as lesser recognized members like treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. As such, they are among the most intelligent family of birds recognized by modern science. Which leads us to our next fact:
4. Magpies Recognize Themselves in Mirrors
European magpies have demonstrated the remarkable ability to recognize their own reflections in mirrors, something that was once thought to be a defining characteristic belonging only to humans. This might not sound that amazing, but out of countless species tested, only four ape species, bottlenose dolphins and Asian elephants have demonstrated this ability.
Scientists tested the magpies by placing a colored mark on their necks (which did not hurt or cause skin irritation). Then when placed in a cage with several mirrors, the birds were filmed scratching at their necks after looking at their reflections. With everything else controlled for, this could only mean that magpies had recognized themselves in the mirrors, and not just that, but had differentiated between what was their normal physical state and their now marked plumage.
scientists believe that self-awareness in birds and certain mammals may be an example of convergent evolution, which is where unrelated species evolve particular characteristics through different means.
5. What is a Group of Magpies Called?
There are several names given to a group of magpies,

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08/23/2014 09:35.00 PM Report This Comment  
  The free range farming label is one of the biggest marketing scams of our time. consumers who are opposed to the idea of factory farming switch to buying free range eggs, as they are under the impression that these birds live happy healthy lives with the freedom to roam in lush green fields, flapping about in the sunshine and pecking in the dirt. this vision of a free range hen is just an illusion. statistics show that the vast majority of free range hens live in overcrowded cramped conditions and never get the opportunity to feel the sun on their backs, or grass under their feet.The legal requirements for free range hens in the United States only stipulates that hens are given access to the outside, with tiny doors that do not even legally have to be open.
In practice this means that the majority of free range hens never actually go outside and instead live their entire lives in huge, cramped, squalid conditions which lead to feather loss, illness, disease, injury and depression.

Free Range and Factory Farming Practices are Almost IdenticalAs well as considering the lies told about the living conditions of free range hens, it’s important to look at the standard industry practices as well.All eggs come from hatcheries where male chicks are considered to be a byproduct of the process and are crushed alive at just one day old. Females have the tip of their beaks burnt off to prevent pecking injuries to each other and are then crammed into huge crates and sent off to their destination farms, with millions dying in transit due to starvation, dehydration and injury.
iDespite not being housed in individual cages like factory farmed hens, free range egg layers are kept in extremely cramped conditions with as many as 20,000 hens being raised in a single barn, each having a space the size of an iPad.

There is nothing humane about conditions these hens have to endure during their lives, and it is time we started lifting the lid on the myth of free range farming. It is factory farming with a pretty label on the packaging, certainly not a welfare standard consumers should be feeling happy about.

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08/23/2014 09:26.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Flitzer
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. ~Wings Up~ --Flitzer

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08/23/2014 05:41.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~~
How are you guys? I hope all is well. I got to hear my budgie cousins on the phone the other day! They were doing the sundowning and they sounded so happy! Mom's sister rescued them and they are now living the good life! They are Pru, Piper and Paige. They are blue, green and yellow budgies who needed a home because their family moved away. They have not had much contact with humans so mom's sister is spending time just talking to them everyday and letting them get use to her. I can't wait to see a picture of them!! I bet they are almost as cute as you guys are!
Have a great night!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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08/22/2014 03:49.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Random Animal Facts
25. A human brain operates on about 15 watts.
26. Warmer weather causes more turtles to be born female than male.
27. African buffalo herds display voting behavior, in which individuals register their travel preference by standing up, looking in one direction and then lying back down. Only adult females can vote.
28. If a honeybee keeps waggle dancing in favor of an unpopular nesting site, other workers headbutt her to help the colony reach a consensus.
29. Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times every second.
30. The claws of a mantis shrimp can accelerate as quickly as a .22-caliber bullet.
31. A single strand of spider silk is thinner than a human hair, but also five times stronger than steel of the same width. A rope just 2 inches thick could reportedly stop a Boeing 747.
32. A supercolony of invasive Argentine ants, known as the "California large," covers 560 miles of the U.S. West Coast. It's currently engaged in a turf war with a nearby supercolony in Mexico.
33. The recently discovered bone-house wasp stuffs the walls of its nest with dead ants.
34. By eating pest insects, bats save the U.S. agriculture industry an estimated $3 billion per year.
dancing frog
35. Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been discovered in 2014, raising the global number of known dancing-frog species to 24.
36. A sea lion is the first nonhuman mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat.
( guess they haven't watched any of the parrots dancing ganga style on u-tube)

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08/20/2014 04:16.13 PM Report This Comment  
  random animal facts that may surprise you
13. Less time separates the existence of humans and the tyrannosaurus rex than the T-rex and the stegosaurus.
14. There's a place on Earth where seagulls prey on right whales.
15. Owls don't have eyeballs. They have eye tubes.
16. Animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolism see in slow motion.
17. Dogs' sense of smell is about 100,000 times stronger than humans', but they have just one-sixth our number of taste buds.
18. The extinct colossus penguin stood as tall as LeBron James.
19. Male gentoo and Adelie penguins "propose" to females by giving them a pebble.
20. Azara's owl monkeys are more monogamous than humans.
21. Barn owls are normally monogamous, but about 25 percent of mated pairs "divorce."
22. A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium.
23. Polar bears have black skin.
24. Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.

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08/20/2014 04:09.54 PM Report This Comment  
  random animal facts that may surprise you
1. A type of "immortal" jellyfish is capable of cheating death indefinitely.
2. Octopuses have three hearts.
3. Butterflies can taste with their feet.
4. Cats and horses are highly susceptible to black widow venom, but dogs are relatively resistant. Sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.
5. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.
6. Wild dolphins call each other by name.
7. Young goats pick up accents from each other.
8. Humpback whale songs spread like "cultural ripples from one population to another."
humpback whales
9. Tardigrades are extremely durable microscopic animals that exist all over Earth. They can survive any of the following: 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 Celsius), -458 degrees F (-272 C), the vacuum of space, pressure six times stronger than the ocean floor and more than a decade without food.
10. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
11. Elephants have a specific alarm call that means "human."
12. Squirrels can't burp or vomit.

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08/20/2014 04:04.02 PM Report This Comment  
  11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks . Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they’re faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It’s easy to get nervous when you’re in the dark ocean and unsure of who is swimming by with a toothy grin. But sharks aren’t the animals you should be most afraid of. Here are some that are much more likely to cause your demise.if you’re swimming with bull sharks, you’re more likely to die by shark attack at that moment than a cow. But most of us aren’t in the water with sharks as often as we find ourselves next to a cow on a visit to a farm, or at a petting zoo. And we certainly are around bees and ants a whole lot more often than sharks. But if you find yourself swimming in the ocean — or even some rivers — you’re probably nearer to sharks than you realize.f
Mosquitoes:655,000 people killed each year, primarily in Africa, through the little buggers spreading malaria left and right.
Hippos:2,900 people are killed by these mammals annually in Africa. That roly-poly exterior is just to lure you in.
Deer:130 people killed across the US by deer, almost exclusively because they hit them with their cars. That saying “a deer in the headlights” came about for a reason.
Bees:53 people die each year in the US because of an allergic reaction from being stung.
Dogs:30-35 people are killed each year in the US. Fido isn’t always your best friend.
Ants:20-50 people are killed each year in Africa from ants. They may be small but dozens, hundreds, or even thousands stinging you really adds up.
Jellyfish:20-40 people per year die in the Philippines alone, from the anaphylaxis caused by the stings.
Cows:22 people are killed in the US every year from these seemingly docile creatures. They’re fun to pet, but getting kicked in the head… not as fun.
Horses:20 people die each year thanks to our equine friends.
Spiders:6.5 people die in the US every year from spider bites.
Rattlesnakes:5.5 people die from rattlesnake bites each year in the US, which isn’t a whole lot considering how common they are in popular hiking and camping areas.
Sharks:1 person is killed each year in the US and fewer than 6 worldwide are killed by sharks. From 2006 to 2010, there were just three fatalities from shark attacks in the US.

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08/17/2014 03:52.31 PM Report This Comment  
  mom was so angry over everything plus dad kept standing there screaming at her she just tossed everything. also thet morning the cat that mom had given some of the chicken to peed on the carpet which he does when he is sick. that also made mom mad. its his way of telling us he doesn't feel well. plus how could mom prove she hadn't dropped the jar and cracked it herself or left the chicken out too long. neither of which mom had done. its now fairly peaceful in the house because mom and dad aren't speaking.

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08/16/2014 10:13.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Paddy and Piddy
Thanks for the hatchday wishes!
Have a nice day~
-Snowwybird

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