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When we were buying the parrot from a pet store, they had two youngsters in same cage.....I pick one (Pepik) and they were forced to be separated from each other. But when we came next time for grooming, they were greeting each other so much!!! We couldn't resist and brought the other one at home as well! We believed they are both boys...... until today! We had some doubts, so we had the DNA sexing done and Ferda is a GIRL! They just love each other!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Ferda

I am an African Grey from Monterey, CA.

chicken, monkey

12 years old   F

African Grey

Almonds, Dried blueberries, Grapes, Pine nuts, Apple, but most of all WALNUTS in shell, she is totally crazy about them!!

On a chair in the dining room and anywhere where my flock is.

She sings for me and I love it! We go to shower every day! We have fun together! But I really love my dad, I love to go to his office to destroy some of his papers and just to watch him to work.

She knows how to make people laugh! Every time she surprise us of how much she understands!.

Fun, fun and more fun! I will make you laugh!.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  thanks for visiting
heres a vote!

Come visit me, Grace & Einstein.

04/01/2010 05:33.47 AM Report This Comment  
  I have always loved African greys. Had one before and she was very attached to me. They are beautiful

Come visit me, Henry.

03/05/2010 06:53.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Beaky kisses for 2 beautiful greys!
Mom was offered another CAG for adoption this week and we have to discuss that further with daddy bird. But if he sees your pics, I'm sure he we fall in love. And it would be nice for Miranda to have someone besides daddybird to scritch! Wing hugs all around, Elvis

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/15, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD!, Kookie-Bird -Justice For Ozzi-ty 4 BOTD 8/2/2016, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/15, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/15, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-15 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 1/29/16, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD 7/31/16, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Thank You BOTD 6/28/16-Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi-ty 4 botd 5/13/16, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/15 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

02/06/2010 11:02.20 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Ferda and Pepik
Thank you so much for visiting us. You two guys are adorable. Hmmmmmmmmmm once upon a time I had all my feathers like that. Mom took me to the vet; they tried collars, valium, etc. finally the vet told my mom I was fat and healthy and just keep me out of drafts. She then stopped worrying so much about my feather plucking espescially since it has been many years now.

Come visit me, Chuy, Groucho & Cha Cha.

01/26/2010 10:40.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda
01/13/2010 03:20.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda
01/12/2010 09:34.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda:
Like you, I talk a lot. They told mommy that is unusual for a cockatoo. I even say "can I talk to you". Cracker, my brother too, doesn't talk too much but he does make a lot of noise and chews everything which makes mommy and daddy mad. I think it is great that you talk in two languages. I gave you a vote.

Come visit me, Sweetpea, Budweiser, Skittles & Cracker.

10/06/2009 07:16.13 AM Report This Comment  
  hi ferda
you are such a preeeetttty biiiiiird!! i just said hi to pepkin and sent him a vote so i had to stop by and see you! love your motto!! have a good day :)

Come visit me, Apples.

10/05/2009 08:17.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda and Pepik ! Thanks for the vote. You guys are beautiful and look like you really enjoy each others' company. That's WONDERFUL ! Love your pictures !

Come visit me, Condy (On the left) and Fluffy (On the right).

10/02/2009 11:54.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda:
What a beautiful bird you are. Do you talk? I talk a lot but sometimes my mommy doesn't understand what I am saying. Cracker and I were both rescues and we were adopted one week apart about 2 years ago. I was abused so I have a lot of problems but I am gradually getting better. I love my mommy but I am still afraid of daddy. My house is right next to Cracker's house and we perch right next to each other and sometimes put our beaks together. I still scream when Cracker is out and he goes on top of my house. I am still a little afraid of him. He is twice my size and is very big for a U2. Our houses are right in front of the big picture window so we can see out. I scream at sundown because I want to be covered up.

Come visit me, Sweetpea, Budweiser, Skittles & Cracker.

09/29/2009 06:21.10 AM Report This Comment  
  09/05/2009 12:39.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda and Pepik
Thanks for my first vote...coming from another Grey is special to me...we love your said that she will try to put some more of my pictures up soon...we have a total of 18 animals, so she stays busy!...thanks for visiting me!

Come visit me, Tweety, Willie, Zazu & Allie - Thank you for BOTD 06.20.10.

08/25/2009 02:10.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda
Mom just visted Pepiks page and saw you in the avairy and in the pictures. She just thinks it is great that the two of you are together and it looks like true love. You both look so good together. You mom and dad are very good humans to buy both of you. Every birdie needs a buddy either human or birdy. At least that what mom thinks her flock is now up to 18 and everyone has a buddy. Mom feels better about that when she has to work so much. While I hope you and Pepik have a great day and have fun. Come visit us anytime.

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny RIP "THANK YOU FOR BOTD", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin, Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur "Happy Fall", CHEETA, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Thank you for BOTD, Angel Baby "THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR", Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL It's my Hatch Day", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

08/18/2009 08:19.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on your "15 minutes" of fame!
Hello Ferda! We wanted to congratulate you on your appearance in the October issue of Bird Talk! Mom just got her issue in the mail today. Looks like your mom made you some great edible toys... lucky you! It seems that Pepik wasn't quite as enthusiastic as you were, but you both look adorable in the pics... sending a vote your way ~ the flock

Come visit me, Barney Bird, Nikki, Parker Parrot & Freddy.

08/18/2009 01:49.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Your birds are gorgeous. I have always wanted an African Grey. Are their temperments as good as I've read about? I hear they are extremely loving, sweet, affectionate, humorous, playful, and I've even read that they can be sarcastic?

Come visit me, Peetie.

08/09/2009 11:14.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda...I left a longer note with your mate but I wanted to tell y'all that I voted for both of you. I absolutely love the picture on your page of you and Pepik asleep together

Come visit me, Skittles, Miss "B", Sonny & Lincoln.

08/07/2009 10:59.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda, I left a longer message with your mate. You two look so cute together. Here's a vote for you too

Come visit me, Skittles, Miss "B", Sonny & Lincoln.

08/03/2009 07:42.56 PM Report This Comment  
I love your pics heres a vote

Come visit me, patti.

07/07/2009 08:38.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
Just thought I would fly by and say hi. It has been very hot so I haven't been out much. Now that it is cooling down some I can be out in the sunshine again. Sure love to have some rays on my feathers. Hope you are having a good weekend. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

06/28/2009 02:08.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ferda!
I just sent a vote to your buddy Pepik and I thought, well, I better send one to you as well! I don't want to cause any jealousy! ~ Freddy
PS: Your photos are very pretty also!

Come visit me, Barney Bird, Nikki, Parker Parrot & Freddy.

06/26/2009 11:02.23 PM Report This Comment  
  From Congo and "mom"..
Hey freda! You've got my vote too! I would love to talk to you more!

Come visit me, Tina, Congo, Shadow, Helo & Takya, Lana, R.I.P Yetah, Sky & Azuro.

06/26/2009 07:38.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi From Floyd in Florida
Thanks for flying by and the vote too! Gotta love us sweet greys.

Come visit me, Floyd.

06/22/2009 10:33.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda
We don't like other people so mom doesn't let them come around us, because we have a nasty bite.... Ouch!

Come visit me, Poncho, Co Co & POPCORN.

06/07/2009 04:28.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Nadine
Thank you so much for welcoming me to BC. You know I'm a little bit shy. I get my name from the South African author Nadine Gordimer. My mom is an English professor, so she has given my whole flock literary names. Come by and see me again, and here is a vote for you!

Come visit me, Nadine, Flannery O'Conure, Eliot, Tommy Hardy, Billy Faulkner & Emma Jean.

06/04/2009 09:41.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from bogey
Thanks for stopping by to visit. those are some great pictures

Come visit me, humpfrey bogart & Dakota.

05/17/2009 03:13.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
Mom and I had some strawberries and yogurt for breakfast this morning. As they were from calf we thought of you so are flying by to say hi and find out how you are doing. Summer has come early here with very hot days and thunderstorms in the late afternoon. Not that I mind the storms, they don't scare me, and we do need the rain. Must fly now. Hope you have a great day. Leaving a vote for you. Say hi to Pepik for me. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

05/14/2009 07:13.28 AM Report This Comment  
A dry hatch means I had no lubrication in my egg to help me move to be able to get out. My Breeder Mom had to get me out of the shell or I probably wouldnt have made it. But as you can see I am doing great today.
Mommy just made me a new toy last night with straws and I have been having a blast with it.

Come visit me, Patty, Bane, Buddy & Bobbie.

05/06/2009 03:39.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Ferda --
05/05/2009 08:00.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda.
Thanks for visting my page. We have a Cag here to. His name is Noah but mom hasnt made his page yet.Here is a vote for you.

Come visit me, Patty, Bane, Buddy & Bobbie.

05/02/2009 06:20.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda.
Thanks for visting my page. We have a Cag here to. His name is Noah but mom hasnt made his page yet.Here is a vote for you.

Come visit me, Patty, Bane, Buddy & Bobbie.

05/02/2009 06:19.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
Actually I don't have anything bad to say about the quarantine center in NY. They were really great. Before I was housed there Mom hit them with lots of questions on the conditions I would be kept in, food, lighting, cage size/construction, toys, and so on. She even phoned them from England several times. They were always very responsive and happy to talk with her about any concerns. She flew with me to NY and went to the center. The manager came out to meet her and introduced her to the person who would be carring for me. They let her bring some toys for my cage and asked her what food I liked to eat, what my habits were. The lady who was to look after me gave Mom her cell phone number and told Mom to call her anytime to see how I was doing. I even put on some weight while I was there. So overall it was very good. Of course they have to ensure that there is no possiblity of escape hence no access to sunlight. I guess they could use UV lights but that would be expensive. As for my out of cage time, I am out most of the day (10 hours) unless both Mom and Dad are going out somewhere. We have plantation or vertical binds on all the windows. The front door is mostly glass so Mom hung a colourful wind sock on it so I don't try to fly through it. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/27/2009 08:14.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
Mom has never had my wings clipped so I am fully flighted. So when I go outside it has to be in a cage. Mom has this neat backpack type cage that she will take me in for walks and short trips in the car. I sure like the car rides. She did get me a flight harness but I won't wear it. Just find having something around my neck to be toooo scary. As for sunshine, mom gets me out in the sun as much as she can. A few hours a day at least but she always makes sure I have some shade to go into if I get too hot. When I can't be outside she uses a full spectrum lamp. The Vet said that the lamp was a good thing when I can't be outside. Mom said she can notice a differance in my feather condition and colour when I get enough UV either from the lamp or outside. You should have seen me when I came out of quarantine. I hadn't had any sun/UV lamp for 30 days and my tail had gone from a lovely red to an insipid pink. The rest of my feathers had also paled. Mom got me out in the sun and within a week or so my colours came back. I think it just goes to show that it is important. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/26/2009 10:19.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
I think what you have is good. With the letter from the breeder confirming that you are both American born and your vet able to confirm that you have been with your family for more than two years you should be fine. So how are things out there in CA? Do you get to go outside at all? Mom takes me outside on the back deck in my cage. Sure do like that bit of sunshine on my feathers. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/24/2009 09:31.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
So your Mom is from the Czech Republic. Wow. Well, if you ever find that you have to go there with her let us know. Mom could help you with who to contact in the USA here for all the export papers. There is also a thing called Cites which is a treaty between nations to do with the movement of threatened/endangered species in and out of countries. The states are part of the treaty so you would need a Cites to leave the USA. Your Mom just needs to have proof that you and Pepik were hatched here in the USA and your hatch date. If she doesn't have that she should go back to the store and get a letter from them stating that information and if possible, the name and address of the breeder that they got you from. Also, it is easier to get a Cites if you have been with your Mom for 2 years or more. So any bill of sale should be kept so she can prove where she got you and when. Again, if she no longer has that get the store to provide a letter with that info in. Just a bit of 'just in case' preperation which I hope you will not need. Hope this helps. Fly by again soon. MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/23/2009 07:28.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Freda
The story about my move from England to Florida is a long one but I will try to make it less so. Even so I will do it in installments. Yes, I did have to be in quarantine for 30 days. First of all you need to understand that my Mom had a CAG before me. His name was Pete. Back in 1983 the company she worked for sent her to the USA to work for a year. She brought Pete with her and he died in quarantine of starvation. At that time the quarantine centers had to feed the parrots a special pellet mix that was medicated. Pete wouldn't eat it but the staff didn't pick up on it until it was to late. So you can imagine how she felt about me having to be in quarantine. She even considered finding me a new home in England but Dad said that we were both so bonded to each other neither of us would be happy. So he said to start checking it out and see how she felt. She had to start the import process about 8 months before we were to move. That is how long it takes to get all the permits, export/import licences and so on. Then there was finding and working with a UK animal export company that would deal with flying me over and an animal import broker in the US. All the complicated paper work has to be absolutely correct, all the fees paid and so on before I was flown over. If it wasn't the USA government would have confiscated me and Mom would never have seen me again. She also spent ages on the phone talking to the two quarantine centers where I could go. One was in Miami and one in New York. She explained to them about Pete and then hit them with loads of question about what I would be fed, my cage size, conditions, could I have toys and so on. To be continued ...... MM

Come visit me, Caden - is my name, exploring is my game & Monty Mae - I'm queen of this household!.

04/19/2009 05:46.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ferda!
Thanks for the visit! Your pics are so cute! Vote 4U.BHAK, Shadow

Come visit me, Wrigley, Max, Lola, Crystal, Trixie, Cooper, Max & Shadow.

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