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I always wanted to have a talking bird but I did travel a lot in the past. So when I came to Canada from Europe and settled I decided to do some research to see which bird will be the most suitable for me. This when I found out about african greys and I knew I have to have one. One day I saw an add from a breeder selling 1 baby african grey for way less money then they cost at that time. I went to see the breeder and he told me that the reason why he selling the bird cheaper is that he is not hand raised. I was ok with that I though a piece of cake I can do it but I didn't know what I'm getting myself into. It took me up to one year to get Home's trust. After a lot of bites, scares, crushed fingers I took my bird to the vet to find out what I'm doing wrong. After the vet visit in the car I said to my bird if you don't stop being mean to me I will leave you here.I think it some how worked because he became nicer. I love my bird very much. He travels with me, we went to Europe together 2 years ago and he flu in the cabin with me. If he can not go I simply don't go. We are very close. Awards
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Hi! My name is Homer

I am a Congo African Grey from Agassiz, BC.

He calls himself beauty/pretty and african grey birdie

20 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Almonds, walnuts and fresh fruits

Kitchen at meal times, washroom for showers and with me when I get ready for work, the back yard and on my shoulder

He hates spray bottles, my work uniform, and shoes. If he spots any of them he shreds them into pieces.

I don't know that one. You have to ask him in person.

He has to have banana and apple for breakfast . He always tells me to call grandma on my first day off . There is no other option. He takes showers with me and does laundry with me. His bed time is a ritual and everything has to be done in order. He has a sleeping cage in my bedroom.After changing the the paper and water
in his cage he has one more almond and I say come on mammy will tuck you in. This when he gets on my arm so I can put him on his perch in his cage. We chat a little bit,exchange kisses and I can cover up his cage with his blanket. If something is done differently he becomes upset.

My life (last 19 years together) wouldn't be the same without my african grey..

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  Well hey there Homer
You are one handsome African Grey!! Here's a vote from our flock in Holiday,. Fl. USA.

Come visit me, Taco, Justin, Spica, Jojo & Morgan.

10/22/2013 05:33.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
We hope that you have had a Wonderful Day as BOTD!!!

Cynthia, Costa Mesa, CA.

10/20/2013 09:42.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
Congratulations on botd.I hope you had fun.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Sweetie(269943)BOTM.

10/20/2013 08:43.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Homer
Boy do you look handsome.

Wing hugs and beak kisses

Left ya a vote

Come visit me, Chirpy-My Bird Bath.

10/20/2013 05:51.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
Always greyt to see a grey in the castle! Love and winghugs, Miranda

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD!, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/14, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/14, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-14 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi-ty 4 botd 5/13/15, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/14 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

10/20/2013 05:29.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Homer
Hope you are enjoying your day in the spotlight.
Welcome to BC.
Are you a congo or timneh? It is good you finally agreed to be nicer to mom. How do you tell mom to call grandma on her first day off?

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Sweetie #269943 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Sweetie #269943 BOTM.

10/20/2013 05:22.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer,
congrats on BOTD...

Wing hugs, Chloe

Come visit me, TAZ-.Memorial Day...Thank you to our veterans, SCOOBER: Memorial Day...Thank you to our veterans, CHICA ...Memorial Day...Thank you to our veteran!s, ROSIE....Memorial Day...Thank you to our veteran!s, NAPOLEON...Memorial Day...Thank you to our veteran, SUZIQ...Memorial Day...Thank you to our veterans, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors...GO HAWKS!, SIMON..Memorial Day...Thank you to our veterans, Chloe....Memorial Day...Thank you to our veterans & JEWELS .Memorial Day...Thank you to our veteran!s.

10/20/2013 04:02.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey there, Homer.
Lattie Sr and Lattie Jr, from the rainbow bridge, here. Congrats on BOTD. Psst! Homer. Do you know you're upside down on that pic you have there? We didn't know a birdy could eat upside down. Hehehe. Come on over and check us out. Even though we aren't around with our parronts, we are still with them in spirit, so we could use a friend to chirp and squawk with. Well, Homer. Enjoy the rest of the day and all the best. Leaving you with beaky kisses, hugs and a vote. Lattie Sr and Lattie Jr.


10/20/2013 03:53.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations on BOTD!!!
Here's a vote for you! Hope you enjoyed your special day!!

Come visit me, ***Chipper--VOTE WARRIORS FOR 10K***.

10/20/2013 03:40.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
Welcome to BC. Did you know you are upsidedown? Congratulations on your BOTD. Bye bye, Norman and Jude

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks,Thanks Everybirdie, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

10/20/2013 02:33.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer,

Congrat's on being BOTD and Welcome to Bird Channel. My name is Oz and I'm a Rose Breasted Cockatoo. Mommy is my 3rd owner and she says that I'm now in my Forever Home. I'm so happy because I really love it here. Hope you enjoy your Special Day in the Castle as much as I did when I was there. Here's a vote for you cutie and stop around sometime and see me and my Flock. Bye for now.

Oz (The Pink Too)


10/20/2013 01:16.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello back :)
Hello everyone, thanks for the warm welcome :) it will take me a while to get my pics right :) still working on it :) I just corrected my profile I apologize for the lousy work I did the first time. It so good to see many people like me just crazy about their birds , pets , and animals in general like me, I love them all. Now when I got my own house I'm the boss and I can finally get a dog :) Homer and I were waiting for that 19 years living in rental places and not being able to have more pets especially dogs. Although, I read tones of stuff about African Greys and birds in general I still have a lot of questions all the time and it will be great to have all of you to give me the support and advice,thank you for having me here. A lot of hugs and kisses from both of us.
Magdalena and Homer

Come visit me, Homer.

10/20/2013 12:47.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

10/20/2013 12:35.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
we are pleased to make your acquaintance. congratulations on winning botd. hope you are having a ball celebrating your special honor at the castle today.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO vote Sweetie 269943 BOTM.

10/20/2013 12:32.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Homer~
It is very nice to meet you!
Congratulations on being our BOTD! I am very happy for you!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Sweetie 269943 & The Calendar Page~Cherries for May.

10/20/2013 11:33.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Homer on Bird of the DAY
My name is Zeena I am a Canadian too. I live in Ontario in the SKy flock.
I want to help you learn to get around on BC.

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IF you need any help come visit me ZEENA and I will help you.
It's fun on here and you meet all sorts of fun friends and great people who love birds as much as you do.
Voted for you

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

10/20/2013 09:23.59 AM Report This Comment  
Hey Homer, welcome to BC, and what a way to start! Bird of the Day is a really cool way to meet other birds! We love it here, have been on for a few years and really have made some good friends. Hope you like BC as much as we do! Come visit any of us any time by clicking on a red name below this blog. Hugs, Falco and the boys

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

10/20/2013 07:59.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Homer!
Many congratulations on your BOTD honors. Enjoy sweet boy!
The MARS Flock

Come visit me, Remington, Athena ~ Thank you all for Bird of the Day Honors! & Mackenzie - Thank you for BOTD 1/28/14!.

10/20/2013 07:39.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning, Homer.
Alex & Audie, Quaker Parrots, from Brooklyn, NY and Lucky, African-Grey, from Briarwood, NY, as well as, Lattie Sr and Lattie Jr, from the rainbow bridge, all here. We are all here to congrats you on BOTD. Oh, nice pic of you. But do you see something about it? Are you walking on the wall or on the floor? Hehehe. We didn't know that we can walk on walls. Hehehe. But that's okay. We're going to try that. Lucky here: Alex & Audie's mom, was reading your how we met and came across where your mammy brought you in Canada. She wants to know, how much did it cost, because here in America, we African-Greys can cost a pretty penny. Also, if something is done differently you get upset. That's called OCD. Lucky: My daddy has OCD. He always has to do things right or he gets upset. Shhh! Don't tell him I told you this. Alex & Audie: Yeah and when our mom visits them(Lucky and her daddy), her daddy makes our mom do OCD with him and we think that she is getting it, too. Oops! Did we say that? Hehehe. Alex & Audie: Oh, and Lucky is 18 years old. Well, Homer, enjoy your day as King of the day and have a fun day. With that we leave you with beaky kisses, wing hugs and a vote for you. Alex, Audie and Lucky. Lattie Sr and Lattie Jr: Stop by any time and give us a shout out. We could use it.


10/20/2013 07:00.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day.

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

10/20/2013 06:15.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Homer!
Congrats on being BOTD! You make a handsome King! Have a great day at the castle today buddy!

Come visit me, Raffikki,Cydney, PumBaa & Max say Happy Springtime.

10/20/2013 06:10.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulation & Welcome To The BC!!
What an interesting profile! I hope you & Homer become even more close as you travel this big world together. I am glad you took him to the vet. There are some great videos out on how to train them. Instead of him shredding your poor hands, get him a shredding toy or a foraging toy. That might cut down on how many times you get bitten.

Trust in you is a big thing & if you break it, it is very hard to get back, if ever. I hope the best for you in your world travels. I can't think of a better partner to explore it with.

Congratulations for being Bird of the Day! See you later! SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam & Miranda on a Picnic.

10/20/2013 06:07.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
Happy botd to you

Come visit me, Sunny(RIP) and Haley, Romeo and Julie(loving memory of Maxi ) & Tahoe and Pearl.

10/20/2013 04:48.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
Congratulations on winning BOTD!

Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
go to church if you can
beaky kisses,
Truly yours, Baby

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

10/20/2013 04:38.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
Congrats on BOTD. Jetta

Come visit me, JeTTa.

10/20/2013 03:48.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer!
Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day! Also, welcome to the Bird Channel. There are many things to learn here, and lots of beautiful birds to see.

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

10/20/2013 12:48.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Homer
You got our vote!

Come visit me, Apple, Charlie, Gippers & Crickitt.

10/19/2013 03:21.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Mr. Homer
Nice to meet you and so glad you have such a strong bond with your pal and rescuer. I love your bedtime ritual. I have a 1 oz. parrotlet and we go through a ritual thing also. Kona Lani must have her bedtime snack, then she starts chirping and flies to my shoulder and cheeps-cheeps in my ear. We walk slowly to the bedroom, look out the window for a while, then I put her on the swing in her nighttime cage. I cover her and not another sound is heard till morning.
just gotta love those birdies.

Janet, Henderson, NV.

10/19/2013 05:58.21 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Homer
Welcome to bird Channel. Very nice to meet you. Stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Jetta

Come visit me, JeTTa.

10/19/2013 04:52.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to BC Homer!
It's always nice to welcome another Canadian Grey! You are lucky to have such a patient owner...I too wasn't very tame when I came home but now I am putty in my "Daddy's" hands. I was supposed to be a Momma's boy but oh well...she loves me anyway! Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Big Earl.

10/18/2013 06:03.59 PM Report This Comment  
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