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My mom and dad had been thinking of getting a parrot for a long time before they fell in love with me. They were definitely not ready (so they thought) to purchase a bird on the day that mom walked into Teena's Rensselaer Bird Center back in March of 2005. In fact, she had only stopped in a few minutes before closing time to grab some cockatiel seed for all their breeders. And then it happened! Teena told my mom that she had just picked up a clutch of baby Congo African Greys and she asked if she wanted to see them. Now remember, she had just stopped in for seed and it was almost closing time so she reluctantly agreed to take a quick peek. Well that is where I come in. Teena brings my mom back into the aviary and I practically leaped right out of the fishtank to get my mom's attention. There were 3 of us in this fishtank together but I wanted to make sure my mom got a good look at me! Teena scooped me up and put me in my mom's arms and that was all it took. She never even looked at those other 2 birds in the tank. I cuddled up in mom's arms and looked up at her with my big black eyes and she was in love! She called dad up on the phone right then and there and told him they were about to be birdy parents! He was reluctant at first but when he came to meet me the next day I drew him right in too! Now 2 years later I have them right where I want them. Now if I could only get rid of my big mouth sister Daisy and my little brother No-Toe, everything would be perfect! Naw, I'm just kidding. My sister and brother are pretty great. I can actually mimic both of them so well that mom and dad have no idea which one of us is doing all the talking (or yelling). So that's my story. Hope you all enjoyed it.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Picasso

I am an African Grey from Cohoes, NY.


11 years old   M

African Grey

Well even though I am an AFRICAN grey parrot I must have some Chinese in my background somewhere because my absolute favorite "treat-treat" in the entire world is those nifty little noodles in a bag you get when you order soup! Can you say YUMMY?!?! Of course my Mommy says I can't eat too many of them so my next favorite treat would have to be those Lafeber's Nutri-Berries. And don't even try to buy a different brand that may be on sale or even a different flavor of Lafeber's. I can tell the difference you know!

If I am not hanging out on the tippy top of my toy hook on top of my cage then my next most favorite spot in the house would be my table top playstand which is on the coffee table in the living room. And don't even think about putting one of my brothers or sisters on it when I am out of my cage. That is MY playstand and mine alone!!! We have this cool coconut swing that hangs from the ceiling too but I'm not as crazy about it as my sister Daisy is.

DEFINITELY getting my wings trimmed! YUCK!

My mom is my best friend! She cooks me great meals and gives awesome head rubs.

I absolutely hate to have a dirty beak. Anything in my path becomes a napkin. I also have this thing about dunking my food in my water dish. What? Don't you???.

"If I like it, it's mine.
If it's in my hand, it's mine. If I can take it from you, it's mine. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine. If it's mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in anyway. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. If it looks just like mine, it is mine. If I saw it first, it's mine. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically
becomes mine. If it's broken, it's yours."

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hallo, I am from Japan!
Hi, I’m Youske.
My owner wants be a bird trainer. And she wants to know more about large and small parrots, so she has joined Bird e-club. She is leaning English too, to get more information of parrots and to get friends who love birds so much. Please tell me how can she to be a bird trainer and can be given instruction to be bird trainer in USA.
She is studying about parrots so much.
Can I be your friend?

Come visit me, yousuke.

07/30/2007 02:37.31 PM Report This Comment  
  sup picasso
hey we have the same name, but mine is spelled pecaso kool hu any way heres a vote to you.pecaso

Come visit me, Pecaso, BlueBerry & buck.

07/30/2007 12:29.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey there
Hi Picasso, My name is Bailey and I wanted to say Hi and give you a vote stay sweet. Come check me out or visit my myspace pade i am under Bailey Michael it's cute.

Come visit me, Bailey.

07/28/2007 12:56.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Tuki says welcome!
Nice to meet you. Welcome to the bird channel. I have met lots of fun Greys here. Glad to read your story and your motto. I believe I could have written some of that, too! I love your pictures at the bottom, also. Nice cage and lots of fun toys! Have a vote and a nice day, Tuki ♥

Come visit me, Tuki.

07/24/2007 11:10.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Little Bird!
We are checking out your flock and wanted to say hi!!!Buddy is a Grey too!! He was with an older lady who got him when he was little but didn't realize all the care birds need.Mommy says her dreams came true when she got me for her birthday!! Lil Bird was my human Jimmy's present after graduating 8th grade..he's a real character!!here's a vote..stop by and say Hi!!!

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07/23/2007 04:39.04 AM Report This Comment  
lol heres a vote, cause mom loves your moto. she still laughin wow, i need to try that.what makes my mom laugh alot is when the phone rings i say hello, who is this and ok good got me talking before i was a yr old,daddy calls her repeat momma, cause thats what mom does is repeat over and over till i say it, then moves on.she enough taught me to say lets play peeki boo and thats fun greys are really smart. right now mom trying so hard to get me say pirate peant, am a puddle pirate (militay coast guard) 2nd name for a coastie is puddle loves it. well off to welcome a new flocker. come visit us soon.

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

07/23/2007 12:15.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi there
So, picasso. Heres a vote from me!

Come visit me, Rusty.

07/22/2007 05:17.43 PM Report This Comment  
  helo there
Here is your first vote for you. You are very preety and cute. Come and see me some time.

Come visit me, Nicky II.

07/22/2007 04:21.29 PM Report This Comment  
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