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its a long story. i was born in the jungle and captured by bad men. my mom Tracey looked after me after that. she was very good to me and nursed me through a very bad sickness called psittacosis that lots of birds die of. i got to know and love her and her mom, Peggy. when i was 16 years old my mom Tracey together with her mom Peggy emigrated to Australia and they said i couldn't go along. they were very sad but my mom Linda adopted me. since then i have become part of Linda and Laurence's flock, and i am happy and contented.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Boo

I am a Congo African Grey from cape town, AE.

my full name is actually Birdy Num-Nums. Boo is the name i chose for myself.

36 years old   M

Congo African Grey

litchis, banana, pasta

on top of my cage or in a cardboard box

having photographs taken, people wearing hats. and getting my wings clipped!!

i think i have done a fair job in training my new mom... she takes me on holiday with her and plays me music that i like. Linda's mom spoils me and always shares her porridge or toast! Laurence brings me cardboard boxes to play in, and makes me dried corn.

joining in with human conversations, singing when there is music playing.


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  Sad news
Boo passed away on Sunday night 28 June 2015. He is sorely missed.

Every time I dish in food for myself, I miss dishing in a little bit for Boo. I miss his comments and company, and his wicked sense of humour.

I was privileged to have the opportunity to spend 18 years with him.

I am grateful to my wonderful husband Laurence who loved him, cared for him and helped him get the best vet care available.


Come visit me, Boo.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello! It's been a while!

Come visit me, Athena.

10/16/2008 02:47.37 AM Report This Comment  
Hi! How are you? Sorry I have not been on in a couple of days, mommy went to NY for the weekend and her friend that I have a crush on came to and took care of me and Ridley!
Talk soon,
Love Cooper

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

12/02/2007 10:55.03 PM Report This Comment  
Just flying by to say hello and give you a vote!!!

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/26/2007 08:27.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Exciting news!
Yay! my mom Linda and Laurence are getting married! That means I will go to live at his house next year. Goody.

Come visit me, Boo.

11/21/2007 06:03.09 AM Report This Comment
Happy Halloween! This is Pippin the miniature horse. I'm Pringle's and Poirot's cousin. I just wanted to let you know that there is another video of me on YouTube. I'm doing my tricks and pulling my cart with the little dogs on it. I hope you'll come and see it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Why don't you come and visit me on the horsechannel? My number is 11626. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Mahatma and Gandhi.

10/31/2007 11:40.21 PM Report This Comment  
  I went visiting!
I went to visit Laurence for a few days because Linda had some painting done in the room where I live. She said the paint fumes would not be good for me.

It was fun at his house. Although I was in my small cage when he was out, my playstand went along too. There was also a huge cardboard box for me to sit in.

Thanks Laurence for having me to stay!

Come visit me, Boo.

10/26/2007 04:23.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Boo!
How are you? I'm really glad that you beat the odds on psittacosis, you must have been feeling pretty crummy. I understand because I was sick with polyoma and nobody thought I'd make it! Well, here I am nice and healthy! I am definitely voting for you. --Xochi

Come visit me, Isabelle, Charlie, Xochi, Gerard & Lilly.

09/26/2007 09:56.38 PM Report This Comment  
  new photos
linda took some photos of me eating my porridge. as you can see, my cage is next to a big window. this was a sunshiny day, it is the middle of winter where i live, so its great to get some sun!
in the third pic you can see my play stand in front, i use a ladder to get to it. also you can see the curly rope toy in my cage on the right, that's the one that i don't really like.

Come visit me, Boo.

08/13/2007 06:06.37 AM Report This Comment  

Come visit me, BabyGirl.

07/27/2007 01:56.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Boo!
I love your story. Mom loves to hear about birdies finding a wonderful home...fortunately you found 2. You are so special! I see you don't like that your rope is wobbly. My mom ties mind to my cage at the top and the bottom so it doesn't wobble as much. I hate when my boing moves too much. It makes me crazy so mom ties it fast and then I climb all over it. I am glad you joined the channel. There are lots of nice birdies on here. Welcome! ~TOOTLES~

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

07/27/2007 05:52.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday update
the weekend was quite fun, i went with my mom to visit a friend for saturday night. the only problem was, i had to go in my travelling cage which is a bit small. still, when we got there, i could sit on top of it of course as there were no dogs or cats about. it was very sociable, much better than when people go out and leave me at home!! and i came back home last night. i like going in cars. :)

Come visit me, Boo.

07/23/2007 05:34.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Boo
Welcome to Bird Channel! Here's a vote for you!

Come visit me, Riley, Tinkerbell, Tiki & Sayde Rose.

07/21/2007 12:43.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Boo!!
Sorry to hear about your tough times. I wouldn't wish that on any bird, let alone a wild caught. Thankfully your doing well and have a loving flock. Take care and a big vote for you, Boo!

Come visit me, Patrick.

07/21/2007 12:42.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Boo!
Thanks for the visit and the vote. I am a pretty musical bird myself and very talkative. I am sorry to hear that you had a bad past. It is good that it has all worked out in the end. Talk to you later. Here is a vote. Poirot

Come visit me, Mahatma and Gandhi.

07/19/2007 04:29.45 PM Report This Comment  
welcome to bc, I am happy you are better and have a loving home

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

07/19/2007 03:01.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Tuki says hello and welcome!
Dear Boo, Greetings from Missouri in the USA! I love meeting bird friends from other parts of the world. I am 16 years old, so I like to meet other "mature" birds, too. Those young birds do not know all the things that we do! I was hatched in Florida, and my mom's dad owned me for 15 years. As you know, we birds are a lot of work, and my new mom's family adopted me so that my first dad did not have so much work keeping my cage clean, etc. I like my new home in Missouri. There is a boxer dog, and a cat here too. I have put them in their place in the past 1 1/2 years that I lived here. Have a great day. Your American friend, Tuki ♥

Come visit me, Tuki.

07/19/2007 09:36.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Little Bird!
Buddy is a bird like you!!Welcome to the BC!! You'll like it, talking to other bird people and learning new things! Buddy came to Mom in April and Lil Bird has been here a month. Once you have 1 gotta have 2!!!here's a vote!!

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

07/18/2007 04:59.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Boo! You're sure a handsome birdie.

Come visit me, Athena.

07/17/2007 04:16.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Boo
I just love your name. My mom said the it means to love. I think that you are very handsome. I am very glad to hear that someone adopted you who loves you the way you should be.

Come visit me, Buddie & Esmerelda.

07/17/2007 08:28.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Boo:

Here's a vote for you

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

07/17/2007 07:14.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the club!
Aww, I'm sorry you were taken from the wild.. I always feel so bad for any birds that were stolen from their homes! This is Oscar, and I was born in Iowa, and now I'm in Minnesota now, and I'm only 8 months old.
My mom just brought home some baby finches that she's caring for, and they make the most annoyoing chirps! "peep peep peep" is all they say! Mom seems to like it, though. She thinks the chirps are "cute"

Come visit me, Buddy, Cheyenne, Oliver, Oscar & India.

07/17/2007 06:20.50 AM Report This Comment  
erm i've done the skype thing but this is my first blog. so i don't really know what to write here.

its a lovely day in cape town, and everyone has gone to work so i am in my cage. i live on the first floor of a house and my room has a big window so it has a great view. right now i am whistling at all the wild birds. there are eqyptian geese, hadedas and also some noisy starlings in the roof. funny, humans get cross when i imitate those.

L1 has put a new rope toy in my cage. she wants me to climb on it, but it wobbles a bit so i don't really like it. i just might shred it instead.

Come visit me, Boo.

07/17/2007 02:43.48 AM Report This Comment  
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