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I am part of Ms BB flock!!!

I joined BC on 5-25-15

I meeded a place to call home.
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Hi! My name is Buba, ready for the race

I am a Military Macaw from Imperial, MO.

Bird, nosey bird

25 years old   M

Military Macaw

Corn on the cob

On Dad, under something dark.

Dont touch my tail!!!

He took me in when I needed a place to live!!

I hiss like a snake. I stick my tonge out so Dad can touch it..

Eat & make moise!!!!!.

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  Mornin' BUBA
I'm sure you're good 'n ready for Race Day. Here's hopin' that ticket's still safe in its secret place. It is, right? Good.

Best of luck and safety in tonight's big event.

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

05/09/2015 08:07.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buba!
It's no problem for you t'place a bet. Lots of the jockeys do it. We're all an honest bunch of racers and race fans so your Nutraberries are good at this wagerin' window.

Here's your receipt for your bets. Don't let any parrot beaks anywhere near that thing!

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

05/03/2015 05:58.23 PM Report This Comment  
You and BIRDSTONE, you're lookin' good. How's the training been goin'? Feel like Birdstone's gonna cross the finish line FIRST? I bet he's more than willing to have that wreath of roses wrapped around his neck at the end of the race! Good luck to the two of you. You can do it!!

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

05/01/2015 08:23.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Glad to see you got your pic up. The BC was good for me last night and today ... hope it lasts!
Today was a good one with sun and 50 degrees. No more of that snow and t-storms like on Thursday/Friday. I can see more ground today ...yay!

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

04/11/2015 08:51.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Please post your derby pre-race photo. It can be found at the derby farms page #275677
Thank you

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

04/10/2015 08:39.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Dad wouldn't let mom even consider adding to our flock, sure hope all works out for you. (Mom would be there in a moment if she were closer and dad weren't an issue)
Would you believe mom played with some macaws when she and dad were out shopping for furniture? Dad saw a place called La Parrot Casa in between furniture stores.

Come visit me, Polly; V4 STORMY#212678 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Polly to 10K.

03/16/2015 12:29.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Congrats jockey, you are riding Birdstone.
PS Check on Derby Farms page for updates.

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

03/10/2015 10:40.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
So, are you still with BB's flock? I thought you were just a visitor. Got time to tell me how things are going?

Come visit me, Polly; V4 STORMY#212678 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Polly to 10K.

02/03/2015 08:35.03 AM Report This Comment  
you're gorgeous Buba! nice to meet you--decided to fly in for a vote!

Come visit me, Papaya.

01/23/2015 01:55.25 AM Report This Comment  
stop biting daddy !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for Halloween, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/30/2014 05:34.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
July 12th BOTM POST
Hi everybirdie Zeena here with an interesting article we encountered while studying on the various Cockatoo species. Real or Hoax? We look for your thoughts on this. I know Spot Le' Blaze-atiel will be happy, it gives hope to him with his fiancee Miss Puffin.
HYBRID parrots are nothing new, with various matings occurring over the years, some deliberate, some accidental.

But the latest hybrid that I’ve come across is really incredible, with the environment and the circumstances under which it was bred truly amazing.
Nikki, who lives in New South Wales, has bred a galah-cockatiel cross, which as far as I can ascertain is a world first. She had a 12-year-old male galah in an aviary with five female cockatiels and six male cockatiels. Three pairs of cockatiels were breeding happily and Nikki got the shock of her life when she walked past the cage one day and saw a decidedly different-looking bird sitting on a perch.
“It was a young bird and obviously a cross between the galah and a light yellow coloured six-year-old cockatiel, with the parent birds definitely bonded and together all the time,” she said.

“The young bird is around 25 per cent larger than a cockatiel, with a galah’s body shape that’s grey all over.

“He has an orange galah-style crest, dusty orange chest, deep orange cheek patches, with wings more like a cockatiel in colour but the shape of a galah’s wings.” Joseph Forshaw, the world renowned parrot expert and author of the classic Australian Parrots book, said he had never heard of a galah crossing with a cockatiel anywhere in the world.

“I have never heard of a cockatiel crossing with anything, although I have heard of people trying to cross them with other parrots,” Mr Forshaw said.

He said "recent DNA tests had indicated that cockatiels are related to Australia’s black cockatoos. I guess the fact that the cockatiel has bred with a member of the cockatoo family proves conclusively that it is a part of that family,”

Avian vet Tim Oldfield was skeptical when told of the mutation, but changed his tune when shown the photo. “I have to admit it looks exactly like a cockatiel galah cross, quite amazing,” he said.

The woman who bred the bird took it inside to hand-feed it, intending to make it a pet.

“He’s very quiet and friendly and I’ve been offered $15,000 for him, but people have told me he’s worth a lot more because he’s the only one in the world,” she said. “Three of the logs were used by the cockatiels and the other box was used by the parents of the hybrid baby,” she said."The logs are impossible for a Galah to fit inside easily. There is no other explanation to his appearance in the aviary.

If this indeed is a true cross, it answers many questions of the relationship of our Cockatoo species to the Cockatiels. Whether the baby is fertile and able to reproduce was not indicated. article from 2006.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, JESSE, thank-you for BOTD friends! & SWEETIE.

07/12/2014 01:20.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
Hello again, it is Zeena with today's BOTM post. Today we head into Bolivia to take a look at the last remaining wild Red-Fronted Macaws. This is a special request from my good friend, the very handsome Mr. Cappy. ( Don't tell him I said that or I won't hear the end of it. LOL). Cappy's beautiful fister Dory is a Red-Fronted Macaw so this will be of interest to her especially.

Red Fronted macaws, Ara rubrogenys, are the smallest of the large macaws. Fairly rare and therefore not well-known, Red Fronted macaws are olive green with bright red on their foreheads, ear coverts, shoulders and socks. Their under-wings are flames of red, orange and yellow. They have teal colored feathers in their wings and tails. One thing to note is that Red Fronted Macaws have a bare patch of skin around the eye but lack the bare cheek patch of the large macaws. Red Fronts are generally around 24 inches in length and weigh between 450 and 550 grams. Their wingspans are generally 32 to 34 inches. Red Fronted macaws are considered to be one of the large macaws. They have a body the size of a medium to large Amazon parrot with a longer pointed tail. Considered by many to be the ideal size of macaw, they are fun loving and make wonderful pets. Red Fronted macaws can become excellent talkers and are quite the comedians. They are not dominant birds.
They are extremely affectionate, intelligent, playful, gentle spirits fids with graceful, moderately sized bodies.
Within their natural range, their numbers have been decimated by and there are now less then 1000 wild individuals, some have counted only 150 total. They are being pushed to extinction by;
.loss of habitat due to conversion of their habitat to agriculture and because of intense grazing;
. harvesting of the nut and fruit trees that provide an important food source.

ingestion of pesticides applied to crops; or deliberately baited food set out for them.
illegal trapping for the pet market.

However, they have been doing quite well in captivity and are reproducing successfully. Even though one can't consider them "common" - domestic-bred birds can usually be found.

Range and habitat

The Red-fronted Macaw is native to a small mountainous area of south-central Bolivia situated about 200 km west of Santa Cruz, in the department of the same name, where the climate is medium altitude semi-desert. The natural vegetation consists mostly of cactus (large and small) and thorny trees and scrub. The climate is semi arid with cold nights and hot days. Rain comes in infrequent heavy storms. It is unusual in that it is the only macaw to inhabit such a climatic zone. Most macaws nest in holes in large trees, however here there are no very large trees in its range so it nests in vertical fissures in cliff faces.

Immediate action is required to stop the Red-Fronted Macaws falling to the same fate as the Spix Macaws
with love and scritches Zeena 25116

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, JESSE, thank-you for BOTD friends! & SWEETIE.

07/11/2014 02:32.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
Nice to meet BB's frother. You are a very handsome boy. Tomorrow we will be talking more about you and your relatives.

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, JESSE, thank-you for BOTD friends! & SWEETIE.

07/07/2014 05:54.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
Mom hasn't been on BC very attentively lately. YOU GOT YOUR OWN PAGE! So you are still with Ms BB and TB? What fun. This is a very eggsperienced flock.

Come visit me, Polly; V4 STORMY#212678 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Polly to 10K.

06/16/2014 06:09.58 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome to BC!
You must be new here. I've visited everybirdie in your flock and never saw you. I'm willow. You are so adorable!

Love, Willow.

Come visit me, Willow & baby starlings.

06/11/2014 04:49.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Jack Jack lands the shuttle and
hops out the door. He looks around and sees everybird enjoying the sun as they sit on their playstands. He waves at Ms BB as he goes over to Bubba.
I'm glad you're fitting in the flock now. Sure know how it is to try to fit in a new flock. Mom says she should rename me because I'm always after the wrong girl. I'm not sure if that's a right reason but humans are funny. This is still in the works. Also there's so many 'Jacks' out there. Mom never saw me as a Jack either. Hmmmm, I'll see how I like the new name before I say anything. You probably didn't get a new name when you moved in with Ms BB.
I'm getting so I chase Oatie, I love her so much, off mom and then when I see her back on her cage I go show off for her. She still doesn't like me but I'm wearing her down. After I get her back to her cage I fly over to mom and kiss at her. It makes her smile big. I still don't let her hold me when I'm out of the cage but I do love to land on her more.
Oh here's some peanut butter cookies. I'm even liking them. I've never had variety like I have here. It's so fun. I try most things. Mom's still learning what I like. See ya later.

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/31/2014 07:29.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
It sounds like you are fitting in just fine! Are you going to be in the Kissing booth?
Sebastian, the guy mom trained in reception on Wed, was back today for a 4 hour shift, so he must like it. Mom knows he is really interested in working with the animals, but they don't really train anyone during busy season. He's really nice to work the desk, because it frees up volunteers and staff to do the necessary animal tasks. Mom also recommended that he talk to the education person and maybe get trained in taking animals to events. It would be one way to get to work with them.
Mom worked the avian nursery this morning. The wrens are so cute! All the babies are, of course, but she thinks the wrens are so precious. There are birds in all the incubators, including 6 flickers in the 20 minute one. Those birds get fed every 20 minutes, but in addition to baby bird food, the flickers get mealworms, so it's a pretty intense feeding. Mom had the 20 and 30 minute feedings this morning, so she was pretty much busy with the incubators for the whole 2 hours. I bet all of you know this already, but whenever mom feeds the babies, she has to move them into clean nests and clean the paper under the nests as well. That's a new nest and clean papers every 20 or 30 minutes.
When mom left the center, she picked up the Ott light, which now has a new cord. It's good that it could be fixed, they are expensive lamps.
I hope you are having a great day filled with sunshine and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Stormy for BOTM, Peppino, vote forStormy & Falco, vote Stormy for BOTM.

05/30/2014 10:32.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bubba!
Isn't the castle awesome? And Queen Chipper is a beautiful Queen!
Fruit Loops! Yum! I love those!
Have a great day buddy!

Come visit me, Raffi and PumBaa.

05/30/2014 06:59.37 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there Buba
MikeyD here with a vote for you.
welcome to BC,and congratulations on
Hope to meet, soon. Zee ya

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

05/30/2014 12:47.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
It's very nice to meet you.
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! I hope you are enjoying yourself.

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

05/29/2014 09:06.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus~ready for halloween & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/29/2014 08:33.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats King Buba!
So glad the internet is working tonite so i can give you a high 4 on your accomplishment! Enjoy your special day!
High 4- Picabo

Come visit me, Scion Angel- RIP-We will always love you!, Budgie Boyz- Budweiser & Modelo, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky-Vote for Stormy- BOTM 212678, Picabo & Angel Alfie (RIP).

05/29/2014 07:40.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Jasper lets out a squawk, but it is nothing compared to the noise in the bird room here. Congratulations on BOTD! I hear what you mean, about Ms BB being louder than you. LOL She screams louder than me too. Hope you have a wonderful day at the castle with all your friends!

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you for BOTD!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER - WOW! Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, TiPaul and Cubird at the Derby Milonga, Floop & Porky - ready to win the race!, Jockey Marley & Exchange Rate, Zak - Off to the milonga tomorrow... & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

05/29/2014 07:39.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba,

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. So glad you have a great new home "Too" with Ms. BB who is also a Friend of mine. Hope you had as much fun in the Castle as I did when I was there. Here's a vote for you. Bye for now.

Oz (The Pink Too)


05/29/2014 07:11.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Look who won BOTD today!!!!!!!
Buba didn't take long for you to get on all of the BC pages Dude!Guess you have a natural gift of Blog.I do too at times,only at times.LOL!

On a serious note Congrats Dude!


Come visit me, Jolie.

05/29/2014 06:15.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Buba
Congratulations on botd.So nice to see you in the spotlight today.Hope you had a good time at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Stormy For BOTM.

05/29/2014 06:13.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Buba
Welcome! It's great to meet you and to see you as our BOTD today. Congratulations!


Angel & Pepper


05/29/2014 03:57.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear King Buba
Congrats on winning BOTD today! Here's a basket of corn on the cob for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with Queen Chipper!
Do you have to comb your bangs everday to keep them fluffy like that? Inquiring birds want to know!
Have a greyt day!
Luv, Spot♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot: Vote Mikey D for May BOTM,276082 & BonBon and Parker:Vote for BOTM!.

05/29/2014 03:49.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you have a super fun time celebrating your special honor at the castle today with Queen Chipper.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote STORMY BOTM 212678 & BOO BOO vote STORMY BOTM 212678.

05/29/2014 03:45.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Congratulations on winning BOTD!

Have a greyt one,
be a good birdie
wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/BCWarrio- rs263181 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Stormy212678/Mournin- g Gizmo.

05/29/2014 01:31.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba
Congrats on BOTD. We flew by and voted for you
Please stop by and visit my family we are always
Looking for new friends. We are kinda new here. Have a great day.
Your friend , Pico.

Come visit me, Bella, Stella, Twitter, Sunny, Rico, Pico, Bailey & Elvis.

05/29/2014 01:08.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Buba~~~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I kind of had a feeling I'd be seeing you in that spotlight box!! I hope you enjoy your special day.
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~THANK YOU FOR THE BOTD HONOR, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo~VOTE STORMY 212678 BOTM & The Calendar Page~Some Figs for October.

05/29/2014 11:54.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buba!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

05/29/2014 11:39.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Stopping by to say congratulations and leave you a vote! Hope you enjoy celebrating your special day at the castle!

Your friend,
Queen Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

05/29/2014 11:20.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bubba!
Congrats buddy on being BOTD today! You are a handsome King! Have a great day at the castle today!

Come visit me, Raffi and PumBaa.

05/29/2014 10:58.52 AM Report This Comment  
Hey Bubba, it's about time you were in the spotlight! You've been here for a few days now, so we all need to see that gorgeous face in the castle with Queen Chipper. Hope you have a fun day, but time sure flies in the castle for some reason. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Stormy for BOTM, Peppino, vote forStormy & Falco, vote Stormy for BOTM.

05/29/2014 09:53.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Jack Jack shakes his head at his fister
Sophie and walks back to the big green parrot. We wanna welcome you to BC too. Sophie forgot to tell you that! Have lots of fun at the Castle. I was able to go to the Castle when I first got here too. I think there's still snow on the mountains behind the Castle if ya wanted to ski or something like that. Gotta go now or my flock'll leave me. *he turns and runs to the shuttle*

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/29/2014 08:44.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Bubba
Sophie and Flock to wish you a very special day at the castle! So happy a new face is able to have this BOTD!

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *Thank You for the Honor* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/29/2014 08:38.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Buba
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Such a great way to be introduced to the BC being in the spotlight and a day as royalty. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Chipper. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/29/2014 06:12.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Buba !
Now THIS is a BC welcome ! Glad to have you part of our family ! You'll have a great day with queen Chipper over at the castle today . . . uncle Frank will give you all the scoop !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for Halloween, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/29/2014 01:34.52 AM Report This Comment  
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