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My owner lost a bird a few years ago to cancer who was also a cockatiel and though she had parakeets (not hand tamed like me), she was ready for another bird she could interact with. So, she drove up to Woody's Bird Farm in PA to buy a mate for her lone parakeet who's mate had passed away from a tumor and decided to also bring home another bird to be buddies with as well. Woodys had a thunderstorm there and it was pitch dark but I was very friendly and she wasn't picky about what I looked like (eventhough I am adorable), she just wanted a friendly companion. So I fit the bill perfectly. I was one of their older weaned birds that didn't sell as fast as the flashy mutations did (which they missed out on a LOT OF LOVE by the way, silly people) so when she saw me she just couldn't resist my charm. I lay it on thick!.

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Hi! My name is Alex

I am a Cockatiel from Reisterstown, MD.

No. I was named after Afleet Alex who is a champion racehorse.

http://www. afleetalex.com/


8 years old   M

Cockatiel

potatoes, rice, french fries, bread, string beans, pasta, chicken, bamboo shoots, popcorn, spray millet, seed mixtures, and bread. Pretty much anything I get my beak on. LOLOLOL

My owner's shoulder, her pillow (eventhough I have my very own personal one), top of my glorious two cages (yes, I'm the Donald Trump of Cockatiels), and my owner's keyboard.

I hate to be by myself and I don't care for a lot of commotion. I don't like having my nails or wings trimmed, but I tolerate it very well since I know it's for my own good.

She's patient, kind, spoiles me and my pals not to mention super gullable. What more could a bird ask for?

I have to inspect everything she eats. EVERYTHING. Of course I can't have everything she eats, but he has to at least be near her when we do eat. Sometimes she shares..

Good things come to those who wait for the egg to hatch..

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello from the Oklahoma Gang
Hi Everybirdie, Cotton Ball here, the battle is over at our coop. The fuss over who will be the next spokesperson for the flock. WELL, I yelled, " I AM WOMAN. HEAR ME ROAR!" All my fibs just laughed at me. In my most petite wee little voice I said," Ahem, Ladies first boys." hehe I get to blog for us.. Who said chivalry is dead.. My brothers are the best.. Dropping off a vote for you. Tiny feathery kisses...Cotton Ball ...........PS. Patrick wanted me to remind you the limerick is under his motto on his page...Please visit my brothers too....Cya Cotton Ball

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

04/03/2008 05:58.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
You are a very nice looking tiel. Here is a vote for you. Have a great evening.

Come visit me, Skippy *06-05-06*, George *10-2-01*, Baby *6-26-07* & Sassy *4-4-01*.

01/14/2008 02:37.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune ,St. Patrick D'bird and Lonnie
Hi Alex, Lonnie here, I don't have a crest but I have a big ole heart and I love everybirdie. Hope you will still talk to me. I hangout with Fortune and Patrick . You are a pretty bird. Here is a vote for today. Hugs, Lonnie

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/10/2008 07:35.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune ,St. Patrick D'bird and Lonnie
Hi Alex, Fortune here, Yes sireee, We will stick together. It was a pretty day here. The little zebra baby is doing good. the other two eggs have yet to hatch. He is probably UGLY. We can't see it yet. Mommy says the eggs are about the size of the smallest peanut M&M she ever saw. tee tiny. So the chick is just an itty bitty thing in the bottom of a deep straw nest. Mommy says that the othere eggs might not hatch just have to wait a few days to see. Here are votes for Y'all. Cheech to ya later friend. Fortune

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/09/2008 05:23.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune ,St. Patrick D'bird and Lonnie
Hi Alex, Hope to hear from you. We just got out of the cellar. Tornado on the ground was headed our way. It sure was scary. We are all safe though. The skin baby was really freaking out when the storm sirens went off. hehe Finally got electricity so thought we'd check our mail. Here is a vote for y'all from us.

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/07/2008 09:30.46 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
Merry Christmas.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

12/25/2007 03:34.57 PM Report This Comment  
  New Pals...
Well, Mom adopted 3 new parakeets. They are all yellow which now makes me outnumbered. Now, I have to share space with one of them named Disco (after Disco Rico the racehorse)who is all too cute, but don't tell him I said that. The other two are named Sunline (she's a female named after the great champion Australian racemare and like her namesake is quite the boss) and Niello (a male who is named after the Australian racehorse Niello). The other two are not tame like Disco so that makes it easier for me to deal with since Mom likes to give attention to Disco too. I can only share so much you know. The lady that had the keets ended up with them when the person she was sitting for asked her to watch them and never picked them back up when she got into town. Instead she bought new parakeets and the lady who was just sitting for her had too much to deal with and felt they would be better off with a bird lover like my Mom and as usual she couldn't say no. Plus, the other parakeet Halo was kind of lonely and could use some company. They are neat, but boy they chatter a lot.

Come visit me, Alex.

12/10/2007 07:16.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO AGAIN FROM LITTLE LUCY!
Alex, you say the tweetest things! Just one more day of voting after this. We'll find out on Monday morning. Let's keep our wings crossed, on 2nd thought, that might create an accident. Perhaps we could keep some of our feathers crossed. Here's a vote for you, too. XOXOXXOXO, Little Lucy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan - I'm thankful for my BC friends., Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - I'm thankful for my BC friends..

10/05/2007 12:39.17 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY!
Oh Alex, you are SO sweet, just like Daisy said you were. I'll bet that if Daisy didn't already have a boyfriend, she'd like you!! :) Here's a vote for you, too. Would you mind flying by on Fri and Sat and leaving me a vote? Here's one for you. Mommy says that I stand a chance of being BOTW next week because I have so many votes this week. Daisy would be SO proud of me. XOXOXOX, Little Lucy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan - I'm thankful for my BC friends., Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - I'm thankful for my BC friends..

10/04/2007 07:38.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Alex
My new little fister's web page is up. Fly on by and leave her a vote, why don't you! Her name is Miss Lucy Blue, and she'd LOVE to meet all of my friends and for you to be her friends, as well! :) ~~ Your Friend, Daisy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan - I'm thankful for my BC friends., Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - I'm thankful for my BC friends..

10/01/2007 01:12.26 PM Report This Comment  
  A BIG THANK YOU FROM DAISY!
Alex, I thank you so much for your warm wishes. I loved your story. You sound like a great little guy. Here's a vote for you. (I always vote for you whenever I visit.) I'm soooo glad to make your acquaintence. Let's be friends, OK? ~~ Your new friend, Daisy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan - I'm thankful for my BC friends., Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - I'm thankful for my BC friends..

09/21/2007 06:19.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Vacation
Mom's going on vacation tomorrow. She said that she can't take me along this time because the hotel doesn't allow pets and she's travelling with some other people in their car. That's okay though. She said she'll make it up to me soon and got me a special snack from the salad bar at the market today. It was yummy and I ate a bunch of it. I guess not going is okay, someone has to watch the parakeets and I'm pretty good at that.

Come visit me, Alex.

06/07/2007 04:16.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
What a pretty bird you are! Here is a vote for you

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06/01/2007 05:23.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from Shenanigans
Good morning, I did get some broccoli and carrots from my Moms plate after all. We could have had fun with your string beans if I was there. I received a request to help make Beauty #12771 bird of the week with our votes, Beauty died May 12. Well hope you have a wonderful day, it is going to be 90 and muggy again.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

05/30/2007 06:34.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex!
You're getting a lot of comments from this bird family today! It's me, Tiki, Buddy & Clyde's brother! Thanks for visiting us! Yes, my mom would never trade ME for food. The bird store I came from is the one Clyde was just telling you about! Yes, living with 2 cockatoo's can be trying sometimes. I'm real quiet so sometimes mom forgets I'm even out of my cage on the java tree. Buddy isn't so bad...one good thing about his previous owners is that he must have had some training. He stays put, understands what you tell him to do and talks better than us (Clyde & me). Clyde on the other hand is always into trouble. I laugh coz he gets so many birdie time outs. That 'too just doesn't get it! He's chewed through a window frame, some wood trim and even a curtain so he could see outside just right. Mom keeps her eyes on him at all times now. The house would've probably been chewed apart by now if she didn't and we all would have been homeless! Talk to you later...birdie hugs Tiki <'

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

05/30/2007 05:25.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Alex!
It's me...Buddy's brother, Clyde! You haven't been to Ocean City yet???!!!! Oh, you must come! Lots of neat things for humans to do here. As a matter of fact, if your mom ever comes I can give her directions to an AWESOME bird store on the ride home! She could get you lots of neat things there. You'd better urge her to go! Have a good bird day (I had birdie time out yesterday)....hugs, Clyde!

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

05/30/2007 05:18.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi again Alex!
Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, I am one lucky bird to have found my mom. Actually the whole family is not too bad for being human's. Mom says she wonders about the pirate sometimes. He has supposedly moved to FL....but we just hope he doesn't get any more birds! You're right, some people should not have the priviledge of being owned by a bird! Uh - oh...I think I'm getting my mom started again! Have a good one! Birdie hugs, Buddy '>

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

05/30/2007 05:15.27 AM Report This Comment  
  greetings from Blueberry and Shamrock
We shall have to try some bamboo shoots. We received a blog that Beauty passed away on May 12, if you could pass it along and ask if everyone can vote for Beauty to be bird of the week, the number was 12771. I dont know how you get to Beautys page by the number, do you? My Mom likes Chinese Food but not the La Choy in the can stuff.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

05/29/2007 07:05.48 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from Blueberry and Shamrock
Just stopping by to say good night.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

05/28/2007 05:52.12 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from Blueberry and Shamrock
Happy Monday. Do bamboo shoots taste good, do you eat them right out of the can or heat them? We hope you had a wonderful day.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

05/28/2007 03:12.25 PM Report This Comment  
  good afternoon
How is your day going, you champion bird. It is hot and muggy here. I am waiting and waiting, Mom and Grandma went to a picnic and I did not get any treats from it now my Mom has to go to a dinner with her mentor Mary, Mom says they are going to a movie maybe both, who knows but I bet she still does not bring me anything. What a life.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

05/28/2007 03:10.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
and welcome to the channel! I see you're from the same state as me! I live in Ocean City MD. I've never been to Reisterstown, but my mom has. She used to work in a hospital called "Sinai" but I don't know what that is and they DON'T take care of birds! Anyway, I'm a rescued bird. I used to work at an amusement park here but wasn't very well cared for. I'm a Moluccan Cockatoo (with issues, mom says) and I'm very happy here in my forever home. Hope you enjoying surfing through the channel here. My mom loves it and learns a whole bunch about birds here. Here's a vote for you today...come visit me sometime! Birdie hugs, Buddy '>

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

05/28/2007 04:07.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Alex
We just wanted to stop by and say "Hi". We're cockatiels also. We gave you a vote, cause we cockatiels have gotta stick together.

Come visit me, Jasper & Albert.

05/28/2007 12:20.18 AM Report This Comment  
  good evening
I loved reading all about you and your Mom, your list of treats and your Motto, very cute. It is late so I shall vote for you as I fly off to bed.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

05/27/2007 08:31.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from woodstock and hedwig
may we be the first to welcome you to bird channel. my mom had to laugh when she read "super gullable''. woodstock tends to think that to.when she is out and gets totally bored with you, she flys to the floor,walks thru the living room,dining room and then up her ladder back to her cage.the ladder goes from floor to counter type hight.she watches over hedwig(her cage mate)and the two are adorable together.she definately has a mind of her own. that what makes life interesting and why i love her. as a cockateil alex you need to keep mom on her toes.lol cockateils rule!!!! well anyway have a good evening,come visit our page and here's a vote from us.

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

05/27/2007 07:02.29 PM Report This Comment  
  My date with the doctor.
Back in April, my human decided that it would be benificial for me to live in the living room where others could interact with me more since she was working a lot of long hours and wasn't home as much with me. Unfortunately I didn't care too much for it. It was noisy out there, and everyday, my human's nephew who is three came to visit. He is a nice little guy and I like him very much and he loves me, but he is very busy and I couldn't handle the commotion. Thus I started losing weight very rapidly. My owner noticed I was acting funny and took me into the vet to have a check-up.

My Doc, Dr. Ryan ran several tests and kept me over night for two days. I was very thin, which my poor human didn't notice because she wasn't home very much at all and the humans that were didn't know something was wrong. I was only 65 grams or the bird version of Nicole Richey. When I first was brought home to live with my human I was a very healthy 100 grams. So, until the tests came back I was given antibiotics twice a day, which is VERY unpleasant but needed to be done as I understand.

Finally, the tests came back negative, but I was still on a heat lamp and given medicine every day. Then my human had to go on vacation for a week and a half and so she thought best to board me with my Doctor. They were super wonderful to me and made sure I had all the comfort of home including my toys and treats. Plus they were able to give my my medication properly and rerun the tests just to be sure while my human was a way. Once she came back (and I was very happy to see her talking all the way home in the car) she discussed the possibility with Dr. Ryan that I didn't care for being in a new room with all of the stressers and I just plain missed the attention of my human. So I was then given another new cage in her room where I had been originally and allowed to visit occasionally out in the living room with my big cage. This is much better for me. Plus, now I won't miss any episodes of Desperate Housewives on Sunday.

Come visit me, Alex.

05/27/2007 04:38.59 PM Report This Comment  
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