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My sister and I had been from home to home and my mom wanted a sun conure and took both of us. Unfortunately my sister died a few years ago. We used to groom each other, had our babies together and fed each others' babies. Mom thought I'd be heartbroken but I was really happy! Now I have more time to focus on my owner.

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Hi! My name is Squeaky: Vote Chipper BOTM 257319

I am a Sun Conure from Chuburna Puerto, Intl.

Squeakerdoodle, Squeaks

18 years old   F

Sun Conure

I adore almonds and fruits! And Special K cereal!

My favorite place to hang out is my cage.

I don't like fingers and I'm not fond of men!

She lets me groom her face and gives me showers in the kitchen sink! I love to sit on her head and groom her hair in the evenings!

I love to chew rope! I take two baths every day! I help mom serve dinner to the flock every night!.

You said you LIKE your fingers? Hehehe.

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  We Arrived
and it is so beautiful here. We all had a great time on the boat as well. Last night we had a delicious dinner and we danced afterward. Everybirdie had such a good time.

Starting tomorrow, we are going to go visit different tourists attractions. We are looking forward to seeing many beautiful places.

Thank you for voting for me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/18/2014 10:05.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
Another beautiful day on the boat!
We had such a good time last night and everybirdie enjoyed the movie, Rio 2.

Tonight, we are going to be served dinner and afterwards we are going to disco!!

The disco will start at 7:00 pm EST. The first three birdies to respond, at 7:00 pm EST, not before that time,and blog me that you are here for the disco will get their picture with Chipper. Note: This is only for the birdies that are on the trip. To make it fair only one birdie per flock.

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Thank you for all your support and votes for BOTM. Have a great day and remember to check our gallery to see pictures of our activities. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/17/2014 02:21.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there!
Just wanted to say that mom was complimenting you on your Easter Bonnet! I'm just a boy birdie but I think it's pretty cool too! Have a wonderful day ~ hi to your sweet mom! Your friend, Indy

Come visit me, INDIANA SAM ~ SPRING IS HERE!.

04/17/2014 11:45.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
What a beautiful day we are having for our trip. Everybirdie is having such a good time. There is an activity planned for each night on the boat.

Last night, there was music and refreshments, just a time of fellowship for all of us to get to know one another better. Refreshments will be served all day today as well.

Tonight, we are going to see the movie Rio 2. There will be fresh popcorn and drinks for everybirdie.

**Did you know?? Ringneck doves are available in over 40 color mutations.

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Thank you for your continuous support and your votes for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Have a great day!! Remember to look in my gallery to see the pictures of our activities!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/16/2014 09:53.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaks
Thanks for the article and the polish. That was so sweet of you to send them.
Oh yes, I'm very worried about Blue. She is a sweetie. Don't you remember, Bailey had a couple of Milonga dates with her and then her mom disappeared from the BC for a long time. Then he had no girlfriend and finally met Falco.
No, haven't had time to see Rio 2 yet. But, we will.
I’m back! Mom was late getting home tonight. But, it’s ok because she came home with a bag of chew toys for me. We had two days of snow and cold. Today was 24 with the nights down to 11 degrees. I hear that mom saw grass and some flowers downstate must be nice!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/15/2014 10:24.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
We sure picked a great night to take that stroll on Lucky seeing the eclipse was so beautiful and romantic I just love spending time with you.
Gosh I sure hope that you not having Internet on the weekends won't be a regular thing.
It's gone back to winter mode here. After having a very rainy weekend the temps really dropped and we even got a inch of snow yesterday. Watching the weather tonight though looks like it will be more spring like next we in the mid 60's. My mom's on vacation so maybe I will get lucky and it will get warm enough for me to get out.
Have a good night.

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04/15/2014 08:29.30 PM Report This Comment  
  We are now leaving...
for our trip. We will be traveling for the next few days!

*There were so many birdies that signed up so late that we need to take two ships. There will be two pictures shown of our ships. If you signed up and your picture is not on the first ship, look on the profile tomorrow night or Thursday. All birdies that signed up are included on this trip. I am very happy to have so many of my BC friends joining me on this adventure.

Did you know that there are over 300 species in the dove family?

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Have a great day!! Thank you for your continuous support and votes to help me become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/15/2014 02:28.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
I bet you won't be able to get online this weekend, either, with Easter and all. Wish we could talk more often. What's going on with the new site? Anything?
Bree didn't get here yesterday for our birdicures, so mom is hoping she makes it today.
Mom went shopping in the snow today for Easter dinner. She got all the stuff except for salad makings and the greens for wedding soup. She'll get those late in the week. It is snowing today, but not sticking, so we have hopes the daffodils, tulips that haven't been eaten by the deer, hyacinths, and of course forsythia and lilacs will survive. It's going into the low 20s tonight, but there should be a warmup by Thursday. At least that's what the weather guys said. Today we have mom for the rest of the day, but she will be scrubbing our cages down, which we all hate. Just when you get stuff where you want it, along comes somebody to move it and clean it, then you have to start over again. I say phooey to that! Hope you are having a good day with nice weather. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/15/2014 12:06.59 PM Report This Comment  
  You sure do look pretty in your hat Squeaks
We got up early to try to see the lunar eclipse but it was cloudy and rainy here . . . Tuesday already - rain today and believe it or not, back into the 30's tonight :( Just when mom is getting ready for her mini-vacation - jeepers the awful winter lingers on shortening our vacations - 3 snow days have to be made up . . . there was supposed to be a whole week off -

Did you see the forsythia in front of my house ? It's all in bloom and looking so pretty - just in time for Easter ! Mom brought the camera out after dinner when she and dad went for a walk. One day when it's not cloudy she'll take pictures of where they walk - right along the river -

Hopefully within the month, the parronts will be able to get to the cabin to check on things - it's an almost mile long dirt road (actually it's called fire lane 16 - a right of way through a farmer's field !) Only once back in the 90's did we lose a dock to ice - and it only got a few hundred yards away . . . so we'll see.

Have a terrific Tuesday ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - Sing for Spring, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/15/2014 02:34.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
My mom wants to know when we are going to see some kitten pics? She loves to look at a baby animals. And our kitties are gone to the Bridge, so it is just me now. Mom says I think I am a kitty, because I meow.

I tried my best to feed my mom yesterday, but she realized what I was up to at the last second and turned her head. So although I was only able to leave my gift of food on her cheek, I got darned close!

We had a nice sunbath today, but Mom had to sit in the shade the whole time. Our high today was 86, and I think we were pretty close to that while we were out there. I like the heat, but Mom just can't handle it, especially when she just came from the gym and is already hot and sweaty.

After my mom finishes my blogging we are going to share one of her lo cal lunches. I am hoping for mac and cheese, but butternut squash ravioli would do just as well. Mom says it will be whatever is on top of the stack in the freezer. Don't you think I should get to choose?

Kiddo

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04/14/2014 02:53.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Lifespan of a Diamond Dove
The lifespan of the diamond dove is different in captivity than if living in the wild.

In captivity, the diamond dove usually lives about 12-15 years. With proper care, they can even live into their 20's.

In the wild, however, diamond doves only live 3-5 years.

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We will be meeting tomorrow to leave for our trip and we should be on our way by Wednesday.

Here are a list of BC friends that signed up for the trip. If your name is on the list and you cannot make it or if you signed up and your name is not on the list, please contact me today! Thank you!

Kiddo
SweetPepper
Cydney/Sam/Stormy/Princess/Baby Girl
Coconut??
Raffikki
Gus
Kacey
Cookie
Pearl/Silver
Falco/Peppino/Willie
Spot
Zippy/Polly???
Sky??
Peepers/Dixie/Kallie

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/14/2014 10:15.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Vocalization
Doves are relatively quiet birds. They make a variety of soft, low-pinched cooing sounds. Their cooing, however, may be persistent and repetitive. Many people find the cooing very pleasant.

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*We will be leaving for our trip this week! Looking forward to spending this time with my BC friends!

It is a beautiful day here! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Thank you so much for your continuous support and votes for me to become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/13/2014 10:45.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Supplements
Your dove should be given a vitamin/mineral supplement to assure you are providing all the nutrients it needs, especially if it is a finicky eater.

Note: Although the directions may tell you to put the vitamins in water, this is not good to do. Vitamins can settle to the bottom or lose its potency. It is best to put the supplement on soft foods or moist fruits or vegetables.

In addition to a vitamin/mineral supplement, doves need a small amount of grit. Unlike most birds, doves swallow their seeds whole and grit helps to digest them.

There are two kinds of grit:

Indigestible grit, which is sand or bits of ground rock. However, if your bird overeats this, it can become sick.

Digestible grit such as oyster shell, ground cuttlebone, or crushed eggshells pass safely through their system and is also a good source of calcium.

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Have a great day!! Thank you for supporting my campaign and voting for me for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/12/2014 10:23.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
Love the hat!!

Well, Mom did insist on taking a shower after the gym before she joined me today. The trainer really worked her, then she danced her tail feathers off (funny, I don't remember her ever having any...) in zumba. We did get outside for a sunbath as soon as she was all cleaned up though, and it was a very nice one. A little cooler today, which was good since it was an afternoon session.

Then Mom and I shared one of my favorite of her frozen lunches (they're not frozen when we eat them, of course). This one has lima beans in it, which is how my mom discovered how much I love them. She lets me have them all, even though she likes them too.

Oh, and good news at the GI doc's visit yesterday. Not only did the whole thing only take an hour (a record for this doc), but he is pretty sure he got it all this time, and no more ablations. She has to get an endoscopy and biopsy in June to be sure, but after the ablations an endoscopy is like a trip to Disneyland!

Kiddo

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04/11/2014 03:41.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
I hope mom's party turned out well. It's a nice thing to do, it lets folks know they are appreciated.
Thanks for the prayers, mom feels good to hear that so many people care enough to pray for her.
Mom talked to a friend at the museum yesterday who has the same thing in both eyes. She says the shots will stop the progress of the condition, even if they don't reverse it. Mom feels they caught it in time so it's not too bad. She felt relieved to talk to her colleague too.
Polly is doing super, yesterday she hid from mom when mom was ready to carry her down the steps. Mom called to her, then she went downstairs, and Polly came right down after her. She still can't go up, but that's a great step for her. Mom can tell when they walk that Polly is feeling much better, too, because she's walking normally again.
Mom had 7 year olds today at the museum for a dino tour, and they liked it. It is raining today, so the dogs probably won't get another walk. Mom will go to the fish fry tonight to get her and her neighbor fish dinners, though. I hope you are having a good day, getting some sun and warm weather, and seeing lots of flowers. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/11/2014 10:19.28 AM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet (Continued)
PROTEIN

In addition to fruits and vegetables, you need to include protein in your dove's diet.

Insects are a good source of protein, although they are not necessary for your dove. You can either give them live insects or dried ones.

Another good source of protein are chopped hard-boiled eggs. This is important for breeding doves that are raising chicks. Crushed egg shells mixed in with the egg will provide calcium with the protein. Note: Eggs must be cooked thoroughly. Your bird can become sick from partially or uncooked eggs.

You can also give your dove tiny bits of thoroughly cooked meat or bits of cheese. However, this should be given only rarely and as a special treat.

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Have a good weekend!!! Thank you for all your support and votes that you have given me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/11/2014 10:18.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Squeaky!
Thanks for liking my Derby picture with Pumbaa!! Sweetie, you look absolutely stunning in you Derby hat!
You are most welcome sweetie! Glad you had a nice hatch day!
Raffi waves Hi to Picabo!
Our weather has been beautiful ! 60 to 70's and sunny! Today it's going to get up in the 80's which is a bit warm for this time of year.
Yikes! You had 103 degrees the other day? Is that unusually warm for you? You say the 80's is cool for you? That's warm for us!
Aww...you have some baby kittens? I'll bet they are so cute!
Hope you have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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04/11/2014 07:10.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Squeaky
It sounds like you had a great day ! Yep, our snow is about gone - there are just a few dirty little piles near the roads where the plows left it.

Me and mom are looking forward to her LONG WEEKEND spring break - yup - have to make up snow days and they took it from spring break !

Mom can't wait to get up to the summer place to see how it fared the winter - hoping the dock is still there and wasn't carried away with ice . . . sometime next month . . .

Have a great day - love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - Sing for Spring, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/11/2014 02:24.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaks
Thanks for liking my hat. You look stunning in your hat ... a winner for sure. I hope you have entered the hat contest.
I'm happy that you had a good hatchday ... but, no pool party? Tell those boys to get moving and give you a pool party!
Sounds like you are in tourists season ... have fun!!!
Not much going on today. It rained most of the day. The sun came out at 4pm and we looked out to see if any snow melted, not much.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/10/2014 10:55.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
That's good it doesn't get to humid down there.My mom has to agree about Florida being humid. The two times my mom has vacationed down there she said it would rain then clear up and be terribly humid.It can get humid here off and on during the summer.
I'm glad you are enjoying our rides Lucky is such a gentle horse yet so powerful. We should take a night stroll sometime under the stars and moon.
I love Cookie's donut garden and have to agree the donuts with the peanuts on top are my favorite too.
Been pretty nice here lately in the mid 60's but now we have rain moving in guess that's spring weather for you.
Have a good night and sleep tight.

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04/10/2014 08:05.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
How frustrating for you to have to go through all those internet problems all winter long!I sure have missed you sooo much and we can sympathize with you because we had problems with our power being out for five hours and then again for the next day!I so pray that your internet service gets its act together,how dare it does that to you for all that time?
Does that sound like a fun two weeks for the Easter Vacation there for everyone involved!Would my Mom and all of us just love to go to the beach right now!Even though we had a nice sunny day here,52 degrees it was really windy and quite cold!My dad's co worker is there on the beach now as he left a few weeks ago,he has a house there and has had it since he was quite young!I'll bet you might know him!The music and the double decker bus all sound like sooo much fun!How awesome to have those 3 baby kittens!It sure sounds like you have quite the menagerie there!That poor baby bird though,he was so lucky to have known your sweet precious family if even for such a short time,just knowing how much you loved him made his journey to the Bridge much nicer for him!Your sweet Mom is just so awesome and so caring and loving!Please give her a warm hug and beakie kisses from us!Oh my word,17 lovies flying around all at once!When Mom was raising her lovies she only let 8 out at a time with 8 baby keets and that was a mess with those as they would get into each others faces!Your sweet Mom is so brave,lovies are so aggressive too!That's really awesome that they know to get back in their cages when the lights go off!Now if my Mom can get my baby fister Candida to go back to her cage when she gets out!She makes Mom chase her and even with a net Mom can't get her,so Mom has to keep her flying until she drops to the ground in egghaustion!She just loves my dad and loves dining with him every night!Hey I don't blame you for trying to bite their feet!Kallie got Candida one day and really hurt her leg,she was bleeding and holding her leg up and wouldn't put any pressure on it for two days!Mom kept giving her hot leg soaks and massages!Kallie just hates Candida so Mom has to be careful that the two of them aren't out at the same time!
My feet are so bad now and I can't even perch on Mom anymore without falling off,Kacey's Mom sent me a special soft perch which is wonderful to my feet!Its flat and padded and I love to sleep on it too!Little Angel is taking good care of my feet,that is when she's not getting into trouble!LOL!I just love you sooo much my sweet Squeaks and I so apologize for not making it to your special day in time!I never meant to miss it for the world! Oh Squeaks,I'm definitely voting for you,I think you are the prettiest little thing there at the derby ever!You are the perfect cover girl and I always knew that!You are the winner in my book and always will be! Loving you always and forever,my sweet girl!Sweet dreams and a happy TGIF to you tomorrow!Love,Dixie

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/10/2014 07:50.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Squeaky the hat goes so well with your feathers!
Don't know if mom will go shopping for us. She is having her hand cut tomorrow(at the hospital cause she is a baby about getting cut). It will impede typing for a bit at least. THEN in about a month she is having a hip replacement, so...things to get ready.
Polly

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04/10/2014 06:51.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
We are sooo sorry we missed your Hatchday! Please forgive us we are here a little bit late but we never forgot about you!Mom has just been so busy with the skin sibs with skin sis needing an operation for hip displaysure and curvature of the spine and skin bro just getting a job and needing Mom to get him some information! We all want to wish you a very happy hatchday and so hope you had a wonderful day with lots of fun,a greyt hatchday cake and lots of new toys and special treats! I have missed you sooo sooo much!We had a lot of problems with losing power for five hours when we got the blizzard and then it went out the day before also and Mom has been trying to catch up with things as she's been out nearly everyday!We all love you sooo much and are sooo sorry we missed your special day!Our little cousin Trixie II had a hatchday on the 2nd and Nana had a little party for her! Please,Please forgive us my sweet precious Squeaky,I am really sooo sorry for missing your special day!
I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and wishes for your special day to come true!
Ps,you are just so beautiful in your derby hat,we will all be voting for you,pretty girl!Loving you always and forever,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/10/2014 05:05.50 PM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Although all common pet doves are in the seed-eaters group, there are additional foods that can be a part their diet.

Seed-eating doves cannot tolerate large amounts of high-water-content foods. However, a daily treat of fresh food is fine for most doves.

Fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When choosing produce, (one's that are safe for birds) bright colors are the healthiest choice. Example: sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes, red peppers have more vitamins than green peppers, and red grapes are higher in antioxidants than green grapes. Dark leafy green vegetables are also nutritious.

Some of the most favorite foods of the dove include:
shredded greens, grated carrots, finely chopped broccoli florets, diced apple, berries, fresh corn and peas. Your dove may not like all these foods, but as you experiment with differents ones, you will find that they may be some of their favorites.

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Your friend,
Chipper

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04/10/2014 10:04.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
I'm so sorry to know that your granny still is having eye problems. That's so frustrating for anyone. BTW, we'd kill for 81, it would feel so warm to us.
Our willow has catkins on it, the forsythia looks kind of yellow, although it's only buds, and there are buds on the azalea and lilac. The peonies are starting to come up as well, we can see little red spears near the ground. Spring must be here!!!
After many phone calls and deliberation yesterday, mom has decided to go ahead with the April 24th surgery for her right eye, so she'll have at least one with clear vision. Lens crafters say they can replace the right lens in her present glasses so that's why she made the choice.
Today mom has 2 tours at the museum, then we get her for the rest of the day, YAY! She was going to go shopping with a friend, but decided we're more important. Kind of makes us feel good, you know? HOpe you are having a beautiful sunny day like we are. Even if it doesn't get warm yet, the sun gives us hope! Hugs, Falco

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04/10/2014 07:02.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
Mom went to the retinal specialist yesterday, so we didn't get to blog. Thanks for sending prayers and good thoughts her way. Her eyes were dilated nearly until after 7 last night. They took lots of photos and told mom she has wet macular degeneration in her left eye and dry macular degeneration in the right. She already knew about the dry, because she's had it in both eyes for some years now, but the left one turning wet is a new development, and possibly a harmful one. That kind leads to blindness, so she's hoping they caught it early enough to stop the progress and she can still end life with vision in both her eyes. Right now, though, it seems she has to make a choice: get the right cataract removed and wait a few months to get the left eye done, or get them both done (and not see clearly) in 3 or 4 months. The dilemma is that she will still need glasses, and it's tough to pay for one pair, much less 2 pairs in a 3 or 4 month time period. Still, she'd love to see better. Mom is a voracious reader, 2 or 3 books a week, and she's been reading the same book for a week and a half now. She also does needle crafts, crochets, and sews, so this is particularly frustrating, not having the vision to do any of it. Anyway, that's how things stand right now. Her second treatment is May 12, followed by one in June, then a final evaluation to see if it did any good.
Meanwhile, Polly got her stitches out yesterday and her doc said she's doing well for being only a week out of surgery. Mom cleaned the main aviary, the RVS room, and the outdoor groundhog pen today, so her work load at the center was partly animals, and the rest of her time was spent doing dishes and laundry.
I hope you will all forgive the c/p today, it's too much info to keep typing over and over. I hope also that you are having a good day, sunny like it is here! Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/09/2014 11:14.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky!
It is getting hot here! I love it! I got to go to the park and craft store the other day, I always love that! Most of the workers at the Michaels know me and mommy, but there was one guy there that we hadn't seen before (he must have been new). When he saw me, he stared at me and got this surprised look on his face. He then walked away, but we could here him say into his little walky talky thing, "There is a BIRD in the store!" in the most confused and concerned voice! Mommy had to try so hard not to die of laughter! I'm guessing the person on the other end of the device said it was okay, because he didn't come back to tell us otherwise! :P You guys will NEVER guess what happened yesterday! Last night, mommy was watching the new episode of Agents of Shield. During the new episodes, the cast usually tweets live on Twitter. Mommy will usually send a bunch of tweets to the cast, but never really ever thought anyone would notice her. Last night, mommy tweeted: "@clarkgregg Will today be the that Agent Coulson says hi to me?" , and then continued to watch the show. After a minute or two, she looked through her feed on her Twitter app (on her Ipod), and a 1 popped up next to the notification bell, and so did a popup that said: "Clark Gregg replied to your tweet". Mommy couldn't even read what he said before she started totally FREAKING OUT. He had said only one word, which was "Yes!", but that was enough to make her have a FULLY FLEDGED FANGIRL ATTACK. She was crying and shaking so hard. When she tried to tell her sister she ended up just shoving her Ipod in her face while making unhuman noises. After a bit she calmed down, but was still super duper thrilled. My mommy is so weird! Anyway, she is still so happy today, and according to her, she probably will be forever. LOL! Hugs, Peatree

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04/09/2014 09:20.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
SETTING UP YOUR DOVE'S CAGE

Doves, like other pet birds, need a variety of perches to keep their feet exercised and comfortable. However, they do spend much of their time on the bottom of the cage, as I had mentioned in yesterday's blog. You can remove the wire tray at the bottom of the cage so your dove can walk comfortably. Besides your dove walking on the bottom and pecking for food, they spend a lot of time sitting at the bottom as well.

Doves also enjoy sitting in a nest. You will need to purchase a canary nest or you can make one of your own.

You will not need to purchase anything for your dove to play with. Doves do not play with toys or on a playgym.

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Happy Humpday! Hope you are having a great week!!
Thank you again for voting for me to be your next BOTM.
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04/09/2014 08:18.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Squeaky
It's Kirby. Yeah, I know, shocker right there. HOW ARE YOU?? Good, I hope. Happy, healthy and having a wonderful springtime. I can say the same although I bet my spring is not nearly as far along as your is. It was a long cold winter and it's been slow to give up its grip on my part of the world. The snow's all gone now and the grass is mostly green, and there's even some buds on some of the trees, so things are looking promising.

I imagine things at your place are as exciting as they always are what with baby birds, rabbits, company and endless activities. It's definitely not that exciting here, I can tell you that. The only bit of excitement for me was when I managed to get a toe bit good and hard, got a lot of TLC from mom and then a quick visit to the vet for some pain meds, and then a farewell event for the tip of my toe which finally feel off! Once it did, I was back to my usual self instead of all this limpin' around and holding my foot up. Mom says it's easier to tell me and Felix apart now because the end of my one two is white instead of black now. Other than that, things are about as normal as can be around here.

What's new with YOU?? I like your Derby hat. You look so pretty in it.

Well, here's a big ol' ((Kirby-hug)) before I go. It was great to get to chat with you!

K .^.

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04/09/2014 08:10.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the birthday wishes! My mom is busy with school but she's doing great! She had her Ontario secondary school literacy test 2 weeks ago, and she is doing fantastic in math! Momma has a really busy year this year. Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,

DJ LUIGI

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04/08/2014 06:26.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
PURCHASING A CAGE

When purchasing a cage for a single or pair of ringneck or diamond doves, the measurements of the cage should be at least 24 inches in length, 16 inches wide and 18-24 inches in height.

Unlike parrots, doves do not climb, so the length of the cage is more important than the height.

However, doves do need to room to flap their wings and fly. They also spend a lot of time walking around on the bottom of the cage, so the bigger the cage, the better.

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It's a beautiful day here! Hope you're having a good day too. Thank you for your votes and support for my BOTM campaign. Leaving a vote for you too!

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Chipper

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04/08/2014 03:07.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
Boy 103 thats warm dont know if we are ready for temps like that yet?Is it humid too?Dont mind the heat so much as the humidity.
Are you ready for our ride?The carrots look very fresh I know Lucky is going to love them.
I thought we could take a walk around the path that goes around the castle and castle lake today since its such a beautiful day.
As soon as your ready we will take off.Have a great day.

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04/08/2014 12:16.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh Squeaky
Your hat is just lovely I think it will complement my orange feathers quite well.
Thank you for the apples for Lucky I think he really enjoyed them.
I would love to go riding with you I bet the horses would love to go swimming it seems to really cool them down after a hard run.
Sorry your routine got interrupted hopefully you can get back on track.
Starting to get warmer here we are in the upper 50's could see upper 60's one day this week.
My mom did enjoy her weekend off but it wont way to fast I did get lots of time with her so I was happy.
She goes on vacation for a week starting easter weekend she cant wait neither can I.
Happy monday I hope your week is off to a good start.

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04/07/2014 04:15.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
Wow, what a great hat for you! You look fantastic, hope you are in the contest. Polly gets her stitches out tomorrow, but she's looking good, and seems to be recovering faster from this one than the last.
Your kittens must have eyes open by now, bet they're really cute. You lucked out on neighbors who love cats and birds, right? Mom would love to go night swimming!
Mom spent her whole shift today at the center feeding the bats, but she got to see the 2 week old babies. They are fully furred, fairly large, and still cuddling under mom's wing. Their mom ate 46 mealworms! My mom couldn't believe that little bat could put away so many, it seems her tummy wouldn't be big enough. They normally eat between 12 and 25 mealworms at a time, which still seems like a lot to mom.
On the bottom of my page, mom posted some recent pics. The first one is of Murphy at the baby shower on Saturday. He kept moving away when mom tried to get a good shot. The second one is the Great Horned Owlet that Martha is currently fostering, the third one is little photogenic Irwin, who is 2 already. The last shot is mom in the ghillie suit, so you can see how silly she looks when she feeds the owl baby. It will also be used for corvids, foxes, and any baby hawks that arrive.
Mom sees the eye doc today to make sure the bleeding stopped. She is hoping so, it seems she is seeing a bit better from that eye at least. Hope you are having a good day today, and getting some sun (we aren't) and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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04/07/2014 10:27.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
DETERMINING THE GENDER OF THE IMMATURE DOVE

If you decide to purchase a pair of young doves, you may want to buy a male and female.
The only way to determine the gender of the immature dove would be to submit a blood sample for DNA analysis or have your vet examine them endoscopically.

The DNA sexing is simple and noninvasive. It is performed from a drop of blood from a clipped toenail or emerging blood feather.

Some pet stores can have this done for you or your vet can perform the test. You may want to have this done if you are interested in breeding your doves in the future.

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Chipper

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04/07/2014 10:00.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaky
Thanks for liking my diva hat pic ... hehehehe. That is my official hat for the derby and contest. I'm sending you some more hats. It's fun to shop, try them on and maybe you'll find one that you like.
No, I don't see the jewelry ad on my page. That is too funny but so appropriate!
We made it to 50 today! Monday should be as warm too! Spring is finally here!!!
Now, it just has to melt all that snow. I want to be on the patio soon.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/06/2014 11:16.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
INTRODUCTION

Doves are gentle birds that are hardy. They are quiet birds, have a peaceful nature, and don't require as much complicated care as other species of birds. This makes them a good pet for the beginner.
Diamond doves are even good pets for young children as long as an adult supervises the care.
Since doves are quiet birds, they are good to keep in apartments where you may not be able to keep a noisy parrot.

Doves can be kept as single pets or in pairs but they do better in pairs. If you keep a single dove be prepared to give it lots of attention and interaction.

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT AND VOTES FOR BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU TOO!

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04/06/2014 04:00.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Conclusion)
Doves are divided into two groups: seed-eaters and fruit-eaters. Fruit-eaters are difficult birds to maintain in captivity and are not suitable as pets. All common pet doves are in the seed-eating group. (However, doves need food, in addition to their seeds, that I will mention at a later time in a blog on diets.) The most common pet doves are the diamond dove and the ringneck dove.

This week I have introduced doves and gave you information, which included their family, their origin,
and even how diamond doves acquired their name. I hope you found this information interesting as well as educational.

Next week, I will provide information on the care of doves as pets.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/05/2014 03:57.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Squeaks
Happy Friday. I'm glad you had a nice hatchday and that I could help make it a little more special for you.
It was just freezing here today my mom said it felt like November out.It was gloomy and still so windy we even had snow flurries off and on. This weekend we should see some improvement hopefully sun and in the 50's. My mom's off so I'm hoping to get lots of time with her. Have a good night and sweet dreams.

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04/04/2014 07:21.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SQUEAKY AND FLOCK
THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME BOTD YESTERDAY. I HAD THE BESTEST TIME CELEBRATING MY SPECIAL HONOR AT THE CASTLE YESTERDAY WITH MY FISTER QUEEN CORI.WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED COMING TO THE CASTLE AND CELEBRATING WITH US.

LOVE QUEEN BOO BOO

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