Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?
My Bird Profile
Timneh African Grey from Beaverton, OR

My Avatar:

Create/Edit Your Own Avatar

I'd studied parrots for years before getting Theener for my 17th birthday. Awards
See all awards »

My Bird Stats
I've had 1839 friends visit me.

I'm the 4,494th member on

29 friends have voted for me since I joined Bird eClub!
My Bird Aviary:

Create/Edit Your Bird Aviary

Active within 2754 Days

Hi! My name is Athena

I am a Timneh African Grey from Beaverton, OR.


19 years old   F

Timneh African Grey

Pasta and corn and peas and anything fed to me through a dropper. But my favorite is APPLE and I ask for it by name!

Mommy's room, top of my cage

Barking dogs, the telephone

She loves me and gives me toys and plays soccer with me.

Imitating Grampie's deep voice with an even deeper one, watching TV, barking at the dog and cats, asking for food.

"Want some?".

My Family Photos
Roll over photos to view in frame.

Bird Blog
DescriptionDate & TimeEditDelete
  If you’re not already getting your monthly issues of Bird Talk, you’re missing out on more of the latest avian information on health, nutrition, behavior, training and grooming how-to’s, new products, housing tips, shows, clubs and more. Subscribe today-- 1 year (12 issues) as low as $13.00. 06/01/2011 01:04.16 PM  

Join In Our Fun, Free Virtual Summer Camp!
Camp Birdie is in full swing. Join anytime before August 29 to enjoy games, ghost stories, contests and more!

Check out Camp Birdie now »

08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  More Chances To Win!
Bird of the week is now becoming Bird of the Day! Beginning Monday, February 1, 2010, we will switch from Bird of the Week to Bird of the Day. The winner will get 1,000 Bird eClub points and his or her bird’s photo will be in the spotlight all day.
01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  New Valentine's Day Avatar Objects!
Happy Valentine's Day from BirdChannel! Pick up your objects in the avatar shop today.

Redeem your FREE avatar decorations now »

01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
  New Holiday Avatar Objects!
Happy Holidays from BirdChannel! Pick up your objects in the avatar shop today.

Redeem your FREE avatar decorations now »

12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
  New Thanksgiving Avatar Objects!
Happy Thanksgiving from BirdChannel! Pick up your treat in the avatar shop today.

Redeem your FREE avatar decorations now »

11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM  
  New Halloween Avatar Objects!
Happy Halloween from BirdChannel! Pick up your treat in the avatar shop today.

Redeem your FREE avatar decorations now »

10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Theener!

Things have been REALLY busy since we moved house to Laurence's. No complaints though. Lots of people come to visit. My favourite is a chap called Bill who sometimes brings his guitar when he needs to practise his Sunday songs for church so he comes and sings them to me. I enjoy singing along.

Sometimes I jump off my cage and go exploring Laurence's house. A lot of Linda's stuff came in cardboard boxes and I couldn't resist eating big holes in some of them.

Have a good week!

Come visit me, Boo.

10/20/2008 03:41.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Athena
We really love your name and you are so pretty also. Don't be confused we just combined Jazzy and Bongos page because very few birds went and visited Jazzy and it is easier on Mama if thetr were combined together as far as blogging goes. We will also combine niah and Anya when He moves into her cage. Well thank you for coming for a visit. We love having company.. Here is a vote fro you.. HAve a great day.....Bongo and Jazzy

Come visit me, Halo, Rosey & Jazz Man.

10/16/2008 09:57.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Being a bird is hard work sometimes.

I went to the apple festival this past weekend, but this time only one person asked if mommy got me there. Although that's still one person too many.

Come visit me, Athena.

10/16/2008 02:45.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Well hello BEAUTIFUL

Come visit me, Halo, Rosey & Jazz Man.

08/26/2008 12:22.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Jazzy
just flying by with a vote for you. please come see me. Have a great day.

Come visit me, Halo, Rosey & Jazz Man.

08/21/2008 08:12.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Goodness I haven't been here in a while. Anyway, it's really hot out now!
And I went flying the other day--I was outside and something spooked me and I flew over a few houses! I didn't get more than two feet off the ground though, so mommy caught me really quickly.

Come visit me, Athena.

07/20/2008 10:52.41 PM Report This Comment  
  So it's been cold here so I can't go outside. And it's June in Oregon! It's supposed to be warm!

Come visit me, Athena.

06/03/2008 06:25.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Bowdon Jct.
Hello and how are you doing today? Yesterday was beautiful in Ga. And Mama decided to do some yard work and we all got to go outside all day long. Rocky our dog had to stay on his runner or he would take off and Mama would have to hunt him down. Mama cut the grass and picked up trash and limbs and raked leaves. She made the yard look nice. She can’t wait to plant pretty flowers. She wants to plant some we can eat. Jazz is getting much nicer. Daddy was trying to teach Rosey to say HEY MAMA but Jazz said it first. She was so proud and it really surprised Mama. Bongo bit Mama again and called Jazz a bad Bird. Mama couldn’t believe it. Niah is trying to talk some more now that he sees all the excitement the others cause. Niah is kinda shy but he really like attention from Mama and Daddy. Well we want to get around to everyone before we have to get off the computer and here is a vote for you. God bless you and keep you safe

Come visit me, Halo, Rosey & Jazz Man.

03/28/2008 01:25.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow, been a while since I've been here. Mommy says I'm a poop factory since I went on her bedspread, her shirt, and twice on the floor last night. Grampie's out of town and since Grammy works, it's just me and Mommy during the day this week!

Come visit me, Athena.

03/27/2008 02:19.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Tomorrow I'm going to Birdie Camp while mommy goes out of town. It's being boarded at the vet, but I always have new feathers when I leave.

Come visit me, Athena.

02/28/2008 10:44.08 PM Report This Comment  
  35 below? Oh wow. Today it was around 60. Grampie went out in a tshirt.
I like to yell at the dog.

Come visit me, Athena.

02/19/2008 02:46.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Athena! It's Layla
Hey, girl, us beautiful Timneh girls have to stick together! It was SO COLD here in Alaska about two weeks ago! Down to 35 below and Mom was doing everything she could think of to keep me warm enough. It was nice - I got warm showers, fuzzy blankets, snuggles and kisses, special treats. Of course I get these a lot anyway, but it's so nice when it's cold.

I picked up a bad habit and it's driving Mom nutz. I love to play "Incoming!" and fly to Mom's shoulder whenever I please, with lots of flapping and squawking so she knows how much I love this game. It's especially fun when she's getting ready for a bath or just stepping out of the shower, because bare skin is so easy to grip and it makes her squawk louder than I do! Do you have any "fun" games that drive your family crazy? I'd love to hear about them!

Come visit!

Come visit me, Tillie, Layla, Sully & Caoimhe.

02/18/2008 11:26.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Right now I have to stay in my cage because I was being a bitey bird. But I took a shower with mommy earlier!

Come visit me, Athena.

01/18/2008 04:27.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune, St. Patrick and Lonnie
Hey, hey, hey, it's a bright, bright, bright sunshiny day. We have votes for all our friends.... No snow to watch.(frown) and cold outside (brrr). Lonnie and Ellie finally moved into the bird room with us. Yeah, I just want to stay close to my cage. Fortune is throwing his veggies and waiting for the afternoon fruit. hehe....We are all just fine. Mom is excited because they are having a bird fair in OkC this Saturday. She has never been to one and warned all of us that she has plans for the day. The skinbabies are trying to go with her...(better there than here) hehe. We can let her have a day off. Daddy will take care of us.. but no out of cage time until she comes home... Does that happen to you? Patrick, Fortune and Lonnie

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/17/2008 02:26.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune, St. Patrick and Lonnie
We are flying by to drop of a vote for each of our friends. Baby Zebra Finch is 8 Days old today. his new pic is on Patrick's pics... Love, Fortune, Lonnie and St. Patrick

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/16/2008 08:16.17 PM Report This Comment  
  I got lots of toys for Christmas! But mommy's not giving them to me all at once, since they won't all fit in my cage. She also bought me peanut treats, but I won't eat them. Even when she ate one in front of me.

My birthday's in a few days! I'll be 11!

Come visit me, Athena.

01/03/2008 04:19.45 PM Report This Comment  
  So what's everyone doing for the holidays? Mommy hasn't gotten anything for me yet but shhh, I'm not supposed to know that!

Come visit me, Athena.

12/03/2007 02:18.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh, my leg's all better now! Thank you for asking, and for voting!

Come visit me, Athena.

10/21/2007 01:43.47 AM Report This Comment  
Such a pretty girl! How is your leg doing? Well here is a vote for you.

Come visit me, Tupi, Aussie, Julio, Miah, "YOU" JANE, "ME" TARZAN, Chile, Chico & Kito.

10/20/2007 12:20.55 PM Report This Comment  


10/16/2007 02:38.43 PM Report This Comment  
  I Beg For Food TOO
Actually I don't beg.....I just go and take.
I love cheerios. When my mommy's daughter eats cereal she has to hide from me or I will practically climb in the bowl to get some.

Come visit me, Scooter, Kosmo, Dusty, Sassy & JOJO.

10/11/2007 12:16.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Grampie got a letter today about pet insurance, but they only cover kitties and doggies. Any of you know where to find birdie insurance?

Come visit me, Athena.

10/09/2007 09:33.47 PM Report This Comment  
  That sounds so pretty! Here it just gets rainy.

Mommy bought me some new toys yesterday, but she doesn't know if she'll go back to the place since the manager made fun of her handwriting. She says that's a terrible way to run a business.

Come visit me, Athena.

09/30/2007 03:26.39 PM Report This Comment  
  It's been a heck of a summer
So it's the end of the month, and fall is finally starting to settle upon us here. Summer went by so fast for me. I lost my second home and found my third. I've been with my new mom now for about five months and I've really started to settle in. The leaves are starting to change color. Lots of red, orange and yellow. It's very pretty in NH this time of year. Apple picking is coming to a close so mom is hoping to get some picking in soon (not that I like apples all that much, but they are one of Pippins favorites). The weather is surprisingly still very warm, but mom and I hear that is soon to change. Whether we like it or not snow is on it's way, brrr! We've has some baby birds come and go and now the house is relatively quiet again. I hope you've had a wonderfull summer and fall, and I'll talk to you soon. Ollie~

Come visit me, Brett - Greater Vasa Parrot, Pippin & Ollie (the bird formerly known as Harry).

09/29/2007 08:14.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Looks like it's just me and Mommy for a bit. Grammy's going to work and Grampie's going to school. He makes pots.

Come visit me, Athena.

09/25/2007 01:07.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Mommy's mad at me because I've been biting her.

But she laughs when I woof.

Come visit me, Athena.

09/20/2007 01:41.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Athena!
Hi this is Mali Bird. I am named after the country along with my big brother who is a Congo African Grey, his name is Zaire. I just picked up a new phrase. I say " Get out of here Zaire!" Everyone laughs when I say it. Anyways, I think you are a pretty birdy.
Talk to you later gator!

Come visit me, Mali "Do the Hula!" & Zaire.

09/19/2007 09:55.47 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm so sad to hear about Alex. He was a good birdie.

Come visit me, Athena.

09/08/2007 07:31.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Now I'm able to talk walks with Grampie! I like to flap my wings, and today Mommy took me to the store and got me a birdie toy!

Come visit me, Athena.

08/10/2007 01:08.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Yay for your leg!
I'm so happy to hear your leg is all better. I bet your glad too. With only two it must have been annoying to have one out of commission. Although I saw a cockatoo once on TV that had two prostetic legs/feet. It was amazing to see him walking. But kudos to you for your recovery! I'll talk to you later.


Come visit me, Brett - Greater Vasa Parrot, Pippin & Ollie (the bird formerly known as Harry).

08/07/2007 01:58.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I think my leg's all better now! Thank you for all your support, eveyone!

Come visit me, Athena.

07/30/2007 01:25.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Athena!
Wow a broken leg. I couldn't imagine. I sure hope it heals for you real fast. Mom would die if I broke my leg. I could just see my mom carrying me everywhere. She is silly like that. You can bark...that is too funny. Mom thought I would have picked up barking but I didn't. I did however pick up the cuckoo clock. Mom laughs at me when I cuckoo. She said if I am going to cuckoo I should at least do it at the top of the hour or the half hour. I have no idea what she is talking about. he he he! I see you don't care for pellets. Mom buys me weaning pellets and makes them wet for me. I absolutely love them. Mom claims I am addicted to them. She buys me a variety of pellets so I don't get bored eating the same ones all the time. I love the spicy ones she buys me. I love hot stuff. Well I must be going. Welcome to the channel. Kisses. ~TOOTLES~

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

07/27/2007 05:47.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Mommy will have to try that out then. Thank you! Or not, depending on if I like it.

Come visit me, Athena.

07/24/2007 01:51.07 AM Report This Comment  
Page 1 of 1   Previous | Next
Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.

Hi my name's TORNADO

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species