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Owner considered a clutch of 4 birds -I was the eldest and decided I wanted him. I waited patiently as my owner was attracted to the others, but he was Mine and I let him know that I was "The Bird".

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Hi! My name is Flitzer in the berry bowl

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Buffalo, NY.

"My Little Love", "Flitter-Bug", "King Flit-Flit", "Mr. Poopers"

6 years old   M

Green-Cheeked Conure

Carrots, Apples, Bananas, Brocoli. Doritos, Edy's Fruit Bars. Peanuts

Wooden Perch, Happy Hut, Daddy's shoulder

I speak "Bird", not "English". Please stop trying to make me say things in English. I say: "Kiss-Kiss" when Daddy greets me in the morning, and "Seeds" when it's Seed-Time. ..isn't that enough?

He makes up silly songs about me. He says "I love you" every chance he gets.

Dad knows that ^I* am THE BIRD, and treats me like a King.


love to twirl forks and spoons.

I'm The Bird. Pretty birrrrd..

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  Hi Flitzer
It's an adorable pic, you look so cute.
Yesterday mom found ribs at a good price, and baked them last night so she could cut and freeze individual portions. We don't cook out, because mom is alone and has no need for a grill, so she will barbecue them in the toaster oven at some point. Our neighbor brought corn on the cob, too; today we all got corn! (Well, Falco got a couple of kernels to see if she would eat them; we and Maxine got slices of corn on the cob to eat.)
The pool opened yesterday. Mom went up for about 3 hours, and got a bit of sun. All her friends who sit in the same spots were there, so they all got caught up on each other's lives. It's funny, they don't see or talk to each other all winter long, but they are still friends.
We have a new iris in bloom, mom thinks it's called wildebeest or gnu or something like that. It's striped purple and white. We'll try for a pic and see if anyone can identify it. Mom doesn't remember where it came from.
Today is a pool day for a couple of hours, then mom has to go to a double birthday party. Her grand nephew and her grand niece are celebrating their 11th and 10th birthdays, respectively. The little girl plays softball, and is pretty busy every weekend, so they decided to combine the parties into one. That's fine with mom, for sure!
I hope you are having a bright sunshiny day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/24/2015 07:46.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
It's Sawyer.
Yesterday's BBQ at mom's brother's house was great. Not as many showed up as mom thought so everybody had a place to sit. Most everybody brought food so there was plenty for everybody. Mom's brother BBQ'd Chicken, pork and beef brisket and dad brought home plenty. We'll get to sample some of the chicken. Mom and dad took 85 deviled eggs to the party and at the end, only 6 were left. Mom left them at the party so the family could finish them off. Good thing that mom and dad made 22 extra for themselves.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 73 and a low of 55. Dad has to put the sprinklers back out in the front yard and water because it didn't rain.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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05/24/2015 07:23.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer,
Flying by to leave you a vote!
Have a blessed Sunday.

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/24/2015 07:20.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer!
Hey buddy! Hope you have an awesome day today!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/24/2015 06:03.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Flitzer
Thanks for flying in. Mom's off to work soon and hopes there's enough workers as eggspects it to be busy.

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

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05/24/2015 05:08.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Flitzer
Yesterday was picture perfect (even if it started out chilly) ! Mom and dad had a great time at the flea market (they didn't bring home any fleas though . . . ) - they came home with a new bathtub for me ! There was a Tupperware lady that mom had talked to in Oct. Mom had told her that I use a sheet cake carrier to bathe in and I had chewed the edges up some. Well, she had one she couldn't sell cause it didn't have a cover for it. She brought it with her hoping mom would be there this weekend ! And then just gave it to her outright ! What a nice human :) Mom also got a really pretty teak parrot - mom will try to post a picture later when she takes the pictures of the planters for aunt Pam. Oh, and a really scary wind chime for the deck - as long as she doesn't hang it near my window ! Daddy ? He got funnel cake !

Today they'll go to the g'parronts to mow and have a cookout . . . hope you have a peaceful Sunday. love Cookie

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05/24/2015 03:03.49 AM Report This Comment  
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OH I DON'T THINK YOUR DAD WOULD MISTAKE YOU FOR A BERRY FLITZER.

I DO HOPE YOU AND YOUR DAD HAVE A FANTASTIC MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

KACEY

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05/23/2015 10:17.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Looks like you are waiting for that bowl to fill up!
It finally was nice today ... I'll send the good weather your way.
Today was awesome. We had sun and warm temps, I sat by the screen door watching flowers get planted. Looks like most of Sunday will be greyt too. Better grill out early as the rain comes at dinner time.
Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day!
Hugs
Chyna

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05/23/2015 09:02.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer!
What a cute picture! Love the squawking! Sure din't want your dad to mistake you for a big juicy berry! More like a mango though! Hehehe!!
Hugs, Squeaky

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05/23/2015 07:59.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Today mom was doing some cleaning down in the game room and utility room and bathroom…just the usual weekly cleaning though. Once she got that done then she went down to see skin brothers family and to give the grand her birthday card and $$. Next week is her birthday but since school will be in session yet mom wont get to see her that day so this way she had her $$ and get what she wants then. At least mom wasn’t gone most of the day like she was yesterday so that was good. When mom came home I got outside for my sunbath too!! “Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.“ Goodbye from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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05/23/2015 07:30.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Flitzer!
I don't think you could be mistaken for a berry! You are way too cute!

Thanks for stopping by to wish me a Happy Hatchday! 25 years ago today Mom walked into the store looking for a companion bird...I laid eyes on her and when they took me out of my cage to say hi, I did my best head bob and ran up Mom's arm and snuggled up against her neck. She figured that I chose her, so guess who got to go home with Mom that day? Oh yeah!!

Here, have some of this wonderful cake Lizzie made for me! It is just so good--no calories either! YUM!!

Nice day with Mom today, too. She brought me some raspberries, along with my sugar snap peas, carrots and fresh papaya. She got some watermelon (no seeds yet, what is up with that?) and corn on the cob! Oh I am sooooo full right now! I have had some goodies today, and now am struggling to dictate this to Mom cuz full crop=sleepy Kaji!

Wing hugs from your buddy,
Kaji

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05/23/2015 05:35.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Well, it is definitely not sunbath weather here today. It was t-shirt weather when Mom and Dad did the Saturday grocery run at 11, and Mom thought maybe it would warm up enough. It got cooler! However I am happy to say that the sugar snap peas were the best Mom has seen in a while, and after they got back there was a Chicken Bowl run and I of course got to share my mom's. Dad watched me gobbling away, and he said I was an example of "when pigs fly!" Now what do you suppose he meant by that?

Anyway it is supposed to start warming up tomorrow, so I am eggspecting a nice sunbath after Mom gets home from the gym. Wonder if she will shower first and make me wait. I don't care if she is sweaty, but she seems to have a problem with it.

Kiddo

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05/23/2015 02:17.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Flitzer~
Have a great day!
Hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/23/2015 01:05.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
I like that photo too its a good one.I cant tell if you are screaming or yawning?
Sunny and nice here today before the rain and gloom moves in tomorrow too bad my mom is at work all weekend.Have a good afternoon buddy.

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05/23/2015 11:50.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Do you sneak any of the berries? That is what I would do. Most of the time I really like them.
Polly

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05/23/2015 11:21.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
This morning dawned bright and sunny but is it ever cold out there!Our highs for the day will be 59 while the lows will be 50,its 55 right now and still too cold for us to get out on the deck today!Mom got us all up and fed us our warm bean mix,cleaned our cages and our room and then she sat and made out some bills and got them in the mail.Dad is outside finishing raking the leaves and then he's going to bring the lawn mower back up to the garage and the snow blower back down to the cellar and he's thinking of mowing the lawn tomorrow,Mom is hoping to get the deck furniture out so she can sit on a chair and not on the deck floor with us!Mom is busy trying to clean up more clutter here and is still thinking of cleaning out the tv room closet she's been trying to do for a while now!That will be a day's work in itself as there's so much stuff in there she hasn't seen in ages and the skin sibs have clothes and stuff they left behind in there also!There is so much stuff that Mom has got to get rid of in this house that hasn't been used in ages or that has been forgotten about!
We just love your berry neat photo with you giving your dad a berry happy squawk!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm GCC hugs and soft GCC kisses!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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05/23/2015 09:28.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Today is Saturday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weekend
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wing's hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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05/23/2015 08:39.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
It's Sawyer.
That's a "berry" nice photo.
Yesterday mom and dad spent the entire day in the kitchen, fixing 85 deviled eggs for today's BBQ at mom's brother's house, and fixing a new chicken recipe for dinner. Mom also cleaned a few cages.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 70 and a low of 57. As we mentioned, mom and dad are going to mom's brother's house for a Memorial Day BBQ. It sounds like half the free world will be there, and dad hates crowds. This should be interesting.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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05/23/2015 07:48.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Flitzer
Frost warnings? Yikes! Feeling like winter again in many places. We were overcast and blah part of yesterday but the sun returned sooner than the previous days.

Heehee, doubt your dad would ever mistake you for a berry! Well, maybe if you'd stained your feathers red...

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

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05/23/2015 07:21.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer,
Voted # 3,500. Congrats!!!!!!!

We're having another nice cool day! Hope you are having a good weekend. Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/23/2015 06:29.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer!
In your picture you look like you are saying...Hey Day.....PICK ME UP PLEASSSSEEE!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/23/2015 06:06.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer!
In your picture you look like you are saying...Hey Day.....PICK ME UP PLEASSSSEEE!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/23/2015 06:06.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Fliter palzer, from your Jen Lynn
The weather guessers are saying we are in for a week long warm up with temps in the high 70's and low 80's, yippee! Chyna, pack your bags and get over here, we'll leave a light on for ya! We are planing a peaceful stay at home W/E, it is so dangerous out on the roads on this Holiday! Take time to love each other, we never know when it might be to late, enjoy your ribs, chops, steaks, and chicken, as it comes off the outside grille! We will always love you guys, so sorry our BC is not delivering as it should! Have a great day and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love on this Holiday W/E, from Jenny & my family--------BE SAFE!!!

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05/23/2015 05:25.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Flitzer
Well, my awesome talons are gone ! Be proud though - I gave the groomer a really hard time trying to escape the whole ordeal - she was so impressed by my efforts, she gave me a nutriberrie ! ! Then when we got home I pouted and that got me cuddles, skritches and another nutriberrie ! ! !

It's finally supposed to warm up today some. Mom and dad are heading out to the flea market this morning - mom loves to poke around and dad loves junk food ! Hope you have a good day :) love to all - Cookie

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05/23/2015 02:12.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
HAPPY TGIF DAY

dad was cooking doggies dinner and had set the glass microwave plate on the stove burner and forgot to turn the burner off and it exploded. mom is glad the glass was more in chunks and not so much shattered shards there were a few shards but not many. then dad keeps standing in the middle of it in his bare feet.

love Boo Boo

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05/22/2015 10:43.32 PM Report This Comment  
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HEY FLITZER, HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

HOPE IT DOESN'T RAIN ON YOU GUYS EITHER.

KACEY

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05/22/2015 09:34.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Thank you ... and to you as well.
Looks like it will slowly warm up on Saturday to 60. But, we'll have rain from Sunday thru Thursday with t-storms on Monday. I hope tonight is the last frost night. I need some patio time soon!
Hugs
Chyna

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05/22/2015 09:06.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer!
Cute picture buddy! Hope you had an awesome day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/22/2015 08:42.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Flitzer~
I hope your Friday was wonderful!
Hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:18.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
The good thing is mom got to meet up with her sister finally today. Yep this is the first time they were able to get together since moms sister got back about 2 weeks ago for the summer from Arizona. Looks like this might be the last summer they will be here for the whole summer so that is the sad part if they don’t get to see each other every summer like they have the last 15 years. The sad part was mom was gone for the day and dad was in and out but you know how dads are…sure not like moms so I was very happy when mom got back home. Now we are trying to get the blogs done. “Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.“ Goodbye from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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05/22/2015 07:30.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Flitzer!
You have a little attitude there, I see! Love the pic!

Wing hugs,
Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/22/2015 07:22.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer!!
My mom spent the day at the Delaware Bay. She volunteered and helped to band endangered shorebirds. She is doing it again tomorrow. Today she worked with Sanderlings and tomorrow they are going o try and target Red Knots. It is a lot of work, but she knows that the work is helping to protect and learn about these rare shorebirds. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Have a great weekend!
Your pal,
Buddy

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05/22/2015 07:07.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
This morning was a dark gloomy wet morning to start and then the sun came out nicely,our highs for the day were 66 the lows of 44,right now its 64 and quite windy!Mom got all the trash collected and in her car and then put Dixie's harness on and got him in the car seat and they took off to Nana's.When they got there Mom got Dixie settled in his cage in the sun room and then she got all of Nana's things for the dump in her car along with hers and they went to the dump and from there Mom went to the bank,then they went to pick up skin sis in Falmouth at her apartment,then Mom drove back to Mashpee to CVS so Nana could get some things she needed and then they went to Subway to have lunch and from there they went to get Nana's inspection sticker for her car then they went to the post Office for skin sis and as usual couldn't find a place to park so Mom had to park in a handicap spot and ran in and was out in a second then they went back to Nana's house and had some tea and strawberry shortcake.By that time it was getting late and Mom had to take skin sis back home and get gas in her car.So everyone got into Mom's car and she pumped gas for $2.67 a gallon but she got her gas rewards points and got the gas for $2.57 a gallon.She filled her tank for $20.00. When Mom and Nana got back from dropping skin sis off at her apartment she collected Dixie and left to go home,the traffic was so bad and it was bumper to bumper like it was the other day and no one was going anywhere fast.I think the whole world is here for this weekend!It took Mom 45 minutes to get home as the traffic was still so bad.When Mom got home she cleaned our cages and fed us our snacks as Dad had just got home himself.Then she got dinner for dad and put everything away that she brought home with her.Mom is hoping to stay home for the rest of the weekend and not have to go out again!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm GCC hugs and soft GCC kisses!Loving you always and forever,Dixie and Mom too!

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05/22/2015 05:33.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
I lost Mom to the gym as usual this morning, but she did come home promptly and sit with me even before her shower. Of course, that was because the heater in my room is on the same circuit as the bathroom....she needed to make sure I was warm enough that she could turn mine off first. (Can't run both heaters at the same time without blowing the circuit.) She claims it was because she couldn't wait to see me, but I am not buying it.

I did not get a sunbath today, since once again the temps are in the mid 60s. However this is a three day weekend, which although it means I have to put up with Dad being here for an extra day I do have to admit he is handy for opening the screen door when we come in from a sunbath, and it is supposed to warm up tomorrow or Sunday at the latest. So I guess I will let him stick around.

Kiddo

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05/22/2015 02:52.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
The Normal Heart was wonderful, we loved Jim Parsons in it.
Mom has a booboo on her leg that she didn't even know happened. Yesterday when she left the museum, the car door slammed into her shin (because she's clumsy sometimes) and it hurt, but mom didn't think anything of it. Last night when she was getting ready for bed, she saw that she had bled on her khaki pants! There was a huge wound on her leg as well. It doesn't hurt, but it will take awhile to heal.
Today mom worked in the avian nursery, and she had the 20 minute timer as well. Every 20 minutes she had to feed the smallest babies in the incubator, and of course, clean their nests and paper underneath, too, because what's going in one end seems to push out what's at the other end. She managed, between 20 and 45 minute feedings, to clean only 6 other cages. The avian nursery is pretty full right now, with robins, sparrows, starlings, mourning doves, pigeons, a cedar waxwing, a woodpecker, a little screech owl, crows, etc. The 6b ducklings in one of the cages got a fake mom today. Mom found the decoys they use for moms, and popped one in there on the heating pad. The babies will gather round it for comfort once it heats up a little.
After the center, she went shopping for fruits and veggies for us. Now she's home, and after doing our blogs, will plant the strawberry, gooseberry, and peppers that our neighbor left for us. We are under a frost advisory for tonight, so mom will have to look for some sheets for the tender stuff she is planting today. Everything else should be okay.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/22/2015 12:07.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Happy Friday I hope your day is great.

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05/22/2015 11:51.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer
Have an awesome weekend...Chat with you Monday !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

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05/22/2015 11:31.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Happy, healthy Friday to everybirdie. It's looking to be a great long-weekend for all my BC friends in the US. I am very delighted by the responses you are sharing with us. I hope everybirdie takes the time to read them too. There is a lot to consider when it comes to sharing your home with a Companion Parrot. When my Momma Deb started with birds, there was so little written about them it was a hit or miss situation when it came to care, housing and health. Today, with the internet at our finger tips, and countless books on various species, self-educating is a joyous and necessary component to be availed by all. We never know it all, and learning is a life time effort. Everyday with a Companion Parrot offers opportunities to observe or learn something new and valuable.
Many of us wish to adopt a new fid into our homes, hearts and flocks but there are so many considerations beyond species to work through. I must say this topic was brought to me by our dear friend Eva Kline of the famed K K Koral. It is something we need to look at when thinking of the addition of a brand new flock member in an established flock. That is the dreaded "quarantine" .
It would be the very rare home that can provide us with "IDEAL" conditions to quarantine an incoming bird. So with this knowledge what can we do? and what is not ok to do? To correctly quarantine a new Parrot you need a room, that is supplied with it's own source of air, preferably filtered intake and exhaust. Many Avian diseases are air-borne. Simply separating a new Parrot from the flock within the same household does not prevent contamination and disease spread through the air, air vents and whenever the door is opened to care for the new comer. The false belief that changing your clothing, shoes etc after caring for the new comer WILL NOT prevent the spread of disease.
By definition all quarantine of Avians is to be done in a building separate from ALL other birds in a flock. It must have it's own air filtration system to prevent spread of airborne disease particles and be tended by someone who does not come into contact with other Parrots during the quarantine period. Separation of the flock and new comer by floors within the same home is not considered fully quarantined. Although changing clothes, shoes and showering before entering and after being in contact with the new fid will work greatly to help stop cross infection.
The recommended method of quarantine suggests that all incoming new flock members have TWO sets of blood testing done at intervals advised by your Veterinarian to screen for Avian diseases. However, unless the Parrot is shedding a virus, a false negative can occur.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: what other suggestion do you have for bringing home that new flock member?

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05/22/2015 09:51.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Is that a bath dish in your profile pic? Whacha squawking about? Are things not to your satisfaction?
Collar is back on, I'm busy making spitballs with my calculator tape.
Polly

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05/22/2015 09:05.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Today is Friday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weekend
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wing's hugs
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/BCWarrio- rs263181 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Sweetie269943/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

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