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My bird was up for adoption at the pet store. I was told he was injured so they could not sell him. They were giving him to someone that would give him a good home. When I saw him, I knew he needed to come home with me. Chipper is doing great now!

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Hi! My name is Chipper

I am a Diamond Dove from Atco,, NJ.

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4 years old   F

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Chipper enjoys sitting in the nest, standing on the perch, and laying on the bottom of the cage.



She takes me out of my cage, gives me attention, and spends a lot of time with me.

Pecking at the bottom of the cage to look for food even though there is some still in the dish..

Coo-Coo, Coo-Coo!.

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  Hi Chipper
we were woken up early this morning by a flock of wild turkeys making all kinds of noise. could hear them but couldn't see where they were.

mom put out her hummingbird feeders today. didn't see any hummers but didn't want to wait any longer in case they are around.

didn't see the baby fawns and haven't uploaded their pictures yet but ill do so..

love Cori and Boo Boo

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05/05/2015 09:20.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! We are going to have storms all day. Doesn't bother me at all!
Dad is still in Idaho. There was something wrong with the truck not just the sensor! They pay him $60 a day when they break down but dad spent $52 for a hotel room!!hahahahaha We are breaking even I guess. It should be ready to go in a little while so he'll be back on the road!
Mom has to run over to the store to get more carpet cleaner. I've got my apple and a toy so I'll be fine until she gets back!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/05/2015 02:50.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
I had an awesome weekend... I hope yours was awesome too !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

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05/05/2015 09:28.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today we are going to lose mom for awhile because she's going to lunch with Lena, then run a few errands. It seems the wild birds need more food, and mom needs something called moisturizer. Tonight Jessica and Aunt Gin are coming over to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel with mom. Mom has a pork roast and some carrots in the crock pot, and the house already smells good.
I hope you are having better weather than we are today, it's cool and rainy here. May you get lots of springtime weather, cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/05/2015 08:34.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today is Tuesday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weeek
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses
Your friend, Baby

PS since the Flower shop closed I cant pick up
my flowers. I was never able to do it.

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05/05/2015 08:26.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's Alex.
Baby contacted me regarding the flower order. I said to see you about the flowers. If need be, I can post them on my page.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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05/05/2015 08:10.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Hello everyone, Sweetie here with today's BOTM blog. I musts ay that your responses are very educational, thought-provoking and hitting that old nail right on the head. We, Companion Parrots are definitely at the mercy of humans once we enter the world of captivity. It is so sad to think of the horrors many Parrots suffer from hatching to an early death in the name of profits. Sam shared a very compelling account of just such cruelty and suffering, and was an eye-opener to the realities around the Parrot Breeding Industry. Sadder still is that one of the USA's leading Parrot food producers has one of the worst kept breeding facilities. Parrots of all sizes, cramped into dirty, dark and over-crowded buildings. Bred and kept solely for testers of their newest pellets, and profits from their offspring. Just like our dog and cat foods, all products are tested on living creatures for quality, effectiveness for what it was made for, i.e. breeding formulas, maintenance etc. and over-all health after specific periods of usage.
We all agree that something needs to be implemented to control the breeding and mass production of Companion Parrots. Parrots seem to be brushed under the table when laws are debated for "Companion pets" with the focus on dogs, cats and livestock taking the forefront. It is shocking to learn the number of Companion Parrots from Budgies to Macaws that are abused, neglected and abandoned nationwide annually. Most of the better well-managed Parrot Rescues are at capacity, some being able to add facilities to handle the overflow of the unwanted being surrendered. Most are struggling to take care of those in their care as finances are slow at coming, but the Parrots keep arriving, many needing extensive Veterinarian care due to neglect or blatant abuse by former owners.
If Bird-only stores were licensed to sell Parrots, and General Pet Stores were no longer allowed to do so with the addition of mandatory staff attendance of seminars and proper training that they passed on to potential buyers some control might begin to arrive on the breeding of mass numbers of birds yearly. However it is erroneous to believe that all birds sold in Pet Stores come from "Parrot-mills". Many are purchased from reputable breeders who produce carefully planned clutches.There are both good and bad Pet Stores, including Bird Only stores.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; If the governments of your country were to impose laws for keeping Parrots would you willing attend classes on Parrot husbandry and training? If the new law(s) were made for ALL OWNERS not just new owners would you support these laws willingly?
Dog and Cat by-laws normally limit the numbers per household. Those above these limits needing to apply for a "Kennel-License", do YOU think owners of Companion Parrots should also have limits and require special permits to own above that limited numbers? DO YOU think licensing ownership could improve the situation for unwanted Parrots?

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05/05/2015 07:18.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Mom posted a pic of our newly erected aviary. It still needs furnishings installed but one step at a time. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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05/05/2015 04:22.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Happy Tuesday, Friends.
Busy day ahead - I'm helping Dad with the coffee and the blogging.
Gonna be a great day for Dad and Bird. ~Wings Up~

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05/05/2015 03:27.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Thanks for the 300 vote on the farms. Can't believe that it's that high already!
Don't forget to put up your race pic soon. It's derby week!
We had a cool but nice day today. It was 70 with sun. Looks like tomorrow will be the same, I'll take it!
Time for everybird to get your derby on! This Saturday is the 5th Milonga Derby ... are you ready for a good time?
Hugs
Chyna

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05/04/2015 10:48.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Mom and I think your sweet Mom do such an amazing job on all the pictures you have in your gallery!I just love the artist and the notebook that you have also in your gallery!I will see if Mom can get some of those new pics up for me so that you can see them!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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05/04/2015 07:43.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm flying by to wish you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote for you too from all of us here!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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05/04/2015 07:14.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today is Monday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weeek
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses
Your friend, Baby

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05/04/2015 12:49.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today mom was supposed to have a trainee at the center, but she never showed up, so mom did the RVS room again. There were about 8 baby raccoons in there, the adult raccoon and ground hog, 8 bats, and a baby red fox. It was so cute, but really scared, too. Mom was extra gentle with it, and after she had fed it, one of the staff came in to get it for a trip to the vet. Usually at the center, the staff handles all the animals' needs, so this little one must have had something wrong to require a trip to the vet. Anyway, the RVS room is an old story by now.
Mom stopped at the grocery store to pick up some fresh veggies and fruits for us on the way home, then the lazy slug sat out in the warm weather for about an hour. She did not take us out, said it was already too warm, but she sat there and read!
I hope you are having a fabulous day and getting lots of sun, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/04/2015 12:24.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
No out of cage time this weekend ... something about the folks erecting our aviary. Then the ticks moved in before we could go out and look ... ewwww. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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05/04/2015 09:31.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Good Monday morning to all my BC friends and their awesome Parronts. Your blogs are amazing, they bring tears and smiles of joy as you share your thoughts and opinions with everyone. I love reading them and I am keeping them on file as they are that inspiring. I truly hope everyone is taking the time to read the blogs. They are so filled with honesty, open thoughts and powerful ideas. Certainly in the end we all will be empowered to become Ambassadors for Companion Parrots. Some very intense facts are being brought up that can help bring about a change. Most agree that the weight of responsibility should fall upon the shoulders of the breeders who produce the innocent chicks who may one day be abandoned on the doorstep of a Parrot Rescue.
As many as there are involved in the breeding of Parrots, we must not loose sight of the truth that there are some really great, very knowledgeable and devoted individuals selling baby Parrots. As with anything that involves the potential to make money, the bad often takes the lime-light over the good. Research has revealed that some of the worse offenders are not "back-yard" breeders but facilities owned by Nationally known Parrot food producers. My research has shown that the average "breeder" becomes involved as a hobbyist and remains involved for an average of five to seven years. There remainder make up two very different groups. Group one, a smaller group are those who are devoted to their Parrots, spending money on quality foods, correct caging and Veterinarian care. They make little if any profit and are motivated by their love of the birds, and a desire to create awesome companions. The educate buyers,and will take back any unwanted bird at any point in their lives. Sadly, the second Group makes up the "commercial" breeders. Budgies are often reared in large pens where babies are netted out at predetermined periods. Large Parrots are kept in pens with little to do besides reproduce. Cockatoo males often become so stressed they maul or kill their mates, something unheard of in the wild. To stop this, beak mutilation is used to remove the powerful bite potential. When someone is willing to keep their Parrots in these conditions how willing will they be to educate owners? Stiffer control laws employed by Governments may correct the over-breeding and abuse, but they must be enforced to do anything to help the problem.
Stores should be required to provide "per-purchase" classes for new owners. How many Pet Store staffers actually know much about the birds they sell?
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; Do you think making and enforcing laws for "breeder-facilities" would help the problem of unwanted Parrots? Would it be " feasible" to require ALL PET STORES that sell Companion Parrots to HAVE to provide MANDATORY per-purchase educational classes? Should those involved with the sale of Companion Parrots be required by law to take classes or do a written test to show they are knowledgeable about them?

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05/04/2015 08:25.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's Alex.
Yesterday here was a real nice day. A little cloudy in the morning but nice and sunny the rest of the day, with a nice cool breeze. After dad took care of all of us he went outside and cut up the boxes that Izzy's cage came in. It pretty much filled up the recycle bin. Then he cleaned all the filters in the air purifiers. He used his air hose in the garage and boy did he create his own dust storm. Mom and dad had leftover pizza for dinner and they found out that Izzy LOVES pizza crust. But, who doesn't?
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 75 and a low of 55. Mom and dad are going to the movies to see American Sniper.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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05/04/2015 07:47.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Watched "THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG" (1964, Dir: Jacques Demy) with Geno.
What a special movie - everyone line of the film is sung. in French. Beautiful, sweet and heartbreaking movie.
[Dad does cheat and turns on the subtitles]
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Beautiful weekend weather-wise. A little rain predicted for Monday, but we can live with that.
~Wings Up~

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05/04/2015 03:26.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
the mom did come back for her fawns. its a good thing because all our mom could do was stand there watching them all day and evening. then she put the spotlights on from the house so she would see the mom come. then she didn't see the mom so she went outside to check on the fawns and there was the mom standing there so mom went back in the house and turned off the spotlights so the would have privacy in the dark. mom now feels very sad that they are gone. today she checked everywhere to see if they are still around but they aren't or if they are they are hiding in a good spot which is just as well because if mom found them she would be outside watching them all day again. mom will try and load the pictures. she is having trouble with the computer. the fawns were the size of cocker spaniels so they must not have been very old.

tonight mom went out again to see if the babies were around and the yard was full of bunnies hoping in every direction.

love Cori

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05/03/2015 10:34.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We're so happy that you love the pictures and we are so happy to get them to you.I did see that you found the notebook one and it came out really beautiful also!You did win this week for the theme and you are owed another picture of your choice!If you'd like I can see what other new pics there are and either put them in my gallery or make one up for you with a picture of your choice.There's no problem with being late giving me your choices,we don't like to rush you,you can take your time to think about the choice of photo you'd like!I do agree with you that all the pictures came out so nice of you in them!We all want to thank you for your loyalty for coming to NTT each and every week,we so love and appreciate seeing you there!You are also so very good at guessing the songs and the theme!
Wishing you a greyt night and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses,Love Peepers!I wish I could leave you a vote but my frother got to your vote button before I did today!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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05/03/2015 08:52.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I made two more pictures for you and they're on Peepers gallery,along with one more new one.I'm still trying to see if I can get the note book one for you but that one seems to have been taken away from our choices.If I can retrieve it some how I'll have it made up for you,if you don't like the new one just let me know and I'll do my best to get the notebook one back if I can.I guess they update things and change things around once they put up the new ones!Just let me know and if I can't get that one back I'll have you choose something else!
Wishing you a greyt Sunday and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote for you from all of us here!Loving you always and forever,Dixie and flock

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05/03/2015 05:25.41 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY Chipper:)!
Good ta hear fom ya and FANKS fo congrates me BOTD, missed it but we hads a greyt day in our nest still:) Whads a surprise it was:)))
Love ya new pics too Chipper:)

Hobes all´s well and a votie right back at ´cha:))
Much love too!

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05/03/2015 02:28.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
I hope your having an awesome Sunday !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

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05/03/2015 12:41.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today is Sunday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weeekend
be a good birdie
Go to church if U can
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses
Your friend, Baby

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05/03/2015 12:30.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Wow, you have lots of nice new pics!
We all got out yesterday, everyone except Falco. She was being a brat and was not willing to get into her travel cage, so mom just put her back in her indoor cage and took Maxine, Willie, and me outside for a while.
She went to dinner and the opera with Jessica, and enjoyed both. By the time they got to town, all the barricades for the pet walk and 5k walk were down. Dinner was at the Renaissance Hotel, which has a wonderful restaurant, and the opera, Daughter of the Regiment, was really funny and the singers were perfect! Great voices, good costumes, and funny dialogue, what could be better entertainment?
Today mom had to turn around 3 times to get to the museum for her tour. It's marathon Sunday and all the roads she usually takes were blocked off. She did make it on time, after driving all over Carnegie Mellon's campus. The kids on the tour were curious cub scouts, and mom went a little overtime with them, but they were fun.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood today, sunny and high 70s. Mom is hoping to finish our blogs without too much trouble, so we can go outside for a little today too. Hope your day is filled with springtime, cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/03/2015 12:03.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a great day! It's another pretty on up here!
Yesterday was such a crazy day! Dad had to go back on the road and getting him ready and out he door is a nightmare! He really should pack up the night before! They were out the driveway and half way down the street when dad told mom he forgot his phone. Mom drove back and dad rushed upstairs, only he couldn't find it! It was packed in his bag!hahahahahaha
Dad is on his way to Utah but only made it as far as Idaho! There is a sensor in the truck that says the truck is out of coolant. This shuts the truck off and dad can't restart it! He checked the coolant and it is fine! They can't get a repair truck out there until tomorrow so dad is spending the day in Idaho! Luckily he is at a truck stop with food and it's not hot there. He can't run the A/C when the truck won't start! Who knew there were so many gadgets on trucks these days? Just more stuff to breakdown!
I hope your day is wonderful and that you get to do lots of fun stuff!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/03/2015 12:00.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh Chippet,
I just love your new picture! :)

Thank you for the great honor!

Aloha my friends!

Love,

Queen Angel Sallykins

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05/03/2015 10:23.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Chippet,
I just love your new picture! :)

Thank you for the great honor!

Aloha my friends!

Love,

Queen Angel Sallykins

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05/03/2015 10:23.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this warm, bright Sunday. I want to begin by thanking you all for sharing your past histories, in your birdographies you tell the sad and happy events that have led you to be where you at this moment in time. I ask that every parront take the time to really read each one, for within each is a wealth of information and hope for someone else who may be facing or in the future may face a similar obstacle to Companion Parrot ownership. I hate that term ownership; signifying possession because no one truly "owns' a Parrot. We are not domesticated like a companion cat or dog. It is for these reasons that so many of us end for unwanted, neglected, abused or worse. We hatch from eggs will all the instincts of our wild cousins, except the ability to be free to exercise them.
As Falco's Mom and others noted dealing with hormones has been the most difficult challenge. That factor alone shows that we differ from all other commonly kept "pets". Where dogs or cats can be sterilized thereby removing that obstacle, Parrots, except under very unique circumstances are not. That fluffy bundle of down will one day be a fully mature, hormonal-driven adult with one desire; to reproduce their kind. Frustrated Parrots can become extremely aggressive, biting and lunging at those they once adored. The need to chew can wreck havoc on furniture, wood work and other humanly valued objects.
It is a tragic fact that over 70 % of baby Parrots will live in no less then two homes. Many will live in ten or more and some will be forever bounced from place to place. Many of the largest Parrot rescues in the USA have very large populations of Macaws and larger species Cockatoos. The Iowa Parrot Rescue has no less then 60 % population of these two species. Of these most are adult males five or older. After countless conversations with different rescue owners ( all USA/Canada based and with larger rescue populations) most of these 60% are surrendered due to aggression, screaming or other hormonal behaviors.
After reading every one of your comments, it is clear that many of us on BC have had previous homes. We were either rescues or re-homes due to necessity. Sadly some, Like Sam I Am suffered the most common Parrot/Owner scenario. A once adored baby becomes a problem to be dealt with. Stuck in solitary confinement due to our own natural behaviors we develop unwanted behaviors that cause us to be "given-up."
NOW TODAY'S QUESTION--who do YOU feel is to BLAME for this problem of Parrots being rehomed so often? IS it the breeder? Where do the stores fit into this? Are they responsible for finding suitable homes? Are sellers of babies failing to educate the potential buyer thereby setting up a high potential for failure of new owners keeping their Parrot for it's lifetime? What ideas do you think might help stop this sad situation of buyers of babies giving them up? How can we start to help end this problem?

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05/03/2015 10:06.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's Alex.
Well, yesterday mom and dad never made it down to the beach. Instead they worked around the house and watched Izzy. In the afternoon their friend Bob called to say HI. He still has his cold but it's not stopping him. He's going fly fishing. Now I ask you, don't we have enough flies around that we would need to go fishing for them? All he has to do is just leave his back door open.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 78 and a low of 55.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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05/03/2015 08:28.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Busy, busy, busy. Spent Friday and yesterday searching the vast land's of new car dealerships, and finally found one that mom and pops both liked. Pops had to beat up the salesman, to get a good deal. But they were both happy. Your asking, what kind? A 2015, KIA, Sedona, van, in a Pearl White. All the bells and whistles. RT

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05/03/2015 03:00.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Biography
Happy Sunday, BC Friends.
Since Dad lives in an apartment, he was looking for a "relatively quiet" bird.
Previously he had only cared for a parakeet -who was handicapped.
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Dad considered a clutch of 4 birds at the local bird store, which is about 45 min away from home.

The first time Dad tried to hold me I bit bit bit, to show him who was boss, but later visits I was calm and kind and loving.

I was the eldest and decided I wanted him. I waited patiently as Dad was attracted to the others, but he was Mine and I let him know that I was "The Bird".
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I was hatched in August and was supposed to go to Dad's home in November, but Dad had a bad fall when he moved Oct 31st, and that was delayed until mid-December.
Dad had my name chosen early on. Flitzer is German meaning "To Streak or Move Very Fast".
He named me after a Roller Coaster called "The Flitzer", a favorite in his childhood.
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~Wings Up~

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05/03/2015 02:40.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper!
Grey Bird here! I wanted to fly by and let you all know that I am doing fabulous in my new home. I have a chest full of new feathers, and even more coming in. Mom is hoping that I won't pluck them, so she has been making me new toys everyday for me to play with, so that I don't play with my feathers. We are still working on stepping up, I'm still not so sure of it. I have started to pick up mom's voice! I will say "Go get it!" and "Head Scratching?" in her voice. I like the dog, I try to boss her around, and sometimes she even listens. :P Hugs, Grey Bird

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05/02/2015 11:14.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
The pics look so good in your gallery and we're all so happy and pleased that you love them!We are always so happy to do them for you and we just love having you as our most valuable player at NTT!I will get you another new mag with the white winter background and I'll get you the note book with the colorful back ground and no name on it!You are so very welcome and we are all so happy to have you visit NTT each week,you do a greyt job with guessing the song titles and the themes!
Wishing you a greyt Saturday and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses,Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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05/02/2015 08:19.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a great day too!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/02/2015 01:56.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I have put all the pictures on Peepers gallery for you to pick up.I had a problem with the note book photo that you wanted and instead sent you one of a magazine article with your picture in it,its one of the new ones.If you don't like that one I will get the notebook one to you sometime today.I'm so sorry for not getting that one to you,my computer was giving Mom a hard time last night.Oh its a computer thing I think why Mom has had so much trouble.Maybe the next ones will come out right for her!These computers have a mind of their own sometimes!LOL!
Love always,Dixie Sending you a vote from all of us also!Wishing you a greyt weekend filled with sunshine and love!

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

05/02/2015 11:09.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie once more with today's BOTM blog. I want to thank everyone who stopped by, especially those who have shared their past with us.I hope every parront will take the time to read these interesting and heart-moving accounts of how their fid(s) joined their lives. We Parrots are all so unique and individual both in our personalities and in our relationships to our human caregivers. What I hope to do this month, as the days pass is to begin an active, open discussion about s wonderful, fascinating and sometimes difficult Parrots.
Whatever means we took to join our now forever homes, as varied and interesting as they all are, the one factor that remains common is, "none of us were born to live within the human environment." Sharing our days with humans was not a consideration when we were first created, and often times this factor brings with it untold challenges, conflicts and joys for both the owner and their wonderful, independent and awesome companion Parrot. My hope is that dialogue we can share these moments, thereby helping one another grow, over-come and expand in our relationships with one another.
We will look at, and talk about various Parrots and their loving Parronts, how they came together and how they have over-come problems; road-bumps along the way to developing that mutual trusting relationship. Even those who arrived into their families as weanling babies had obstacles that had to be faced and worked through. Since no parront has arrived yet at that place where never a new challenge or problem shall come along, we can help one another to forge through these birdie-barriers with renewed confidence.
My Momma Deb has over forty years of bird-related involvement, yet daily things come up that are a "first" for her. As a writer Advocate for Flockcall.com she is able to share her day to day observations with others in the hopes that someone will gain a tiny morsel of wisdom that will help them with their own Companion Parrots. I have been a challenge to her. Although only two years old there was and still is a communication problem; a language barrier that has slowed my transition to my new home. The problem is not my failure to learn English, but her lack of knowledge of another language which I grew-up with. Momma Deb has had to re-think her approach to these several times, and after many hit-miss attempts has worked out a solution to our understanding. It is this sort of thing that I want to have us share with one another. What works for you might just work for someone else.
Please, feel free to continue to write about how you came to be in your current Companion Parrot home. TODAY'S QUESTION: is simple but important: WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGE YOU, the PARRONT, had to overcome with YOUR new fid? and HOW did you OVERCOME IT?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

05/02/2015 08:49.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood today, it's warm and sunny already. When mom walked the dogs this morning it looked and sounded like National Mow the Lawn day or something! Lots of folks out working. Jeff, our neighbor, brought some dahlias that he potted and some gooseberries to plant. Mom will plant them as soon as we finish our blogs.
This is marathon weekend in Pittsburgh, and tonight is opera night. Mom is hoping that by the time they go downtown, the marathon walkers will be done. Today is pet walk and 5k walk, and tomorrow is the 26 mile run. There are streets blocked off already for today, and there will be more tomorrow, all the ones mom uses to get to work. She forgot it was marathon weekend and signed up for a tour tomorrow, what a dummy.
Tonight is dinner and the opera. Mom and her niece Jessica will eat at a restaurant downtown, then go to see Daughter of the Regiment. Mom can't wait, but it won't be as good as the last time it played here. Then Joan Sutherland played the lead role, and she was the best soprano of her time.
I hope you are having a bright spring day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/02/2015 08:39.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today is Saturday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weeekend
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses
Your friend, Baby

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/ & Oki,/Vote BOTM Sweetie269943/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

05/02/2015 08:16.58 AM Report This Comment  
  You are very welcome
Hugs,
Alex.

Come visit me, ALEX, POPEYE, SAWYER, BLUE & JEWEL, GINGER & CALICO.

05/02/2015 08:09.32 AM Report This Comment  
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