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She was the mascot at a vet clinic I worked at but she wasn't very happy. When she decided I was her new favorite person, I took her home..

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Hi! My name is Rio

I am an Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet from Rapid City, SD.

Gorgeous, Diva

14 years old   F

Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet

I love Nutriberries, especially the El Paso flavor.

I prefer to stay in my cage or on my mom's arm.

I really hate it when the cat hides under the bed and I can't see him anymore.

My mom is very patient to put up with my attitude, but I try to be a good bird.

I love to bathe in my water dish after soaking my colored pellets in it. I get to come out with a rainbow of colors all over me..

GIVE THE FOOD TO ME!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi from Kirby
Hello Rio! You are a very pretty little birdie - like me! LOL!! Here's my vote for you. Have a great week.

Come visit me, Kirby & Suzie.

05/12/2008 11:09.58 AM Report This Comment  
  RIO PRETTY BABY BBFF
VOTE4U, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOUR GREAT MOMMY!!! (a little birdie told me so) Hope you gave her extra smochies and had a fun weekend!!! Love ya, XXXXOOOO

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

05/11/2008 06:18.16 PM Report This Comment  
  RIO PRETTY IRN BBFF
VOTE4U, Hi Honey!! You are a beautiful color, he,he,he!!! Where is your AVATAR? I'm sure you saw mine with my "Mini-me", very funny Mom!! It's almost the weekend, I can't wait I love the extra ME time!! Gotta get to bed early tonight, to many 4 am, blogging. Love ya Lots, XXXXOOOO Please vote for IRN Lilly Lou for BOTW, for this 4th week, try! Hoping to make her Mommy feel better quick, since she's just home from the hospital. Thanks!!!

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

04/16/2008 10:31.59 PM Report This Comment  
  mommy and daddy got there tax done,but they are not happy at all,daddy made to much money last year,pfffffff,does that mean i will get less on toys and goodies,hope not.we had a good day yesterday,lots of playtime outside the cage and mommy was at home all day long,she only left to pick up my skin brother from school.daddy made overtime yesterday,so we were sleeping already when he came home.today its getting very warm here again and ommy will give Logan our dog a bath,later on,oh boy he'll not like it,hehehehehe.so gotta go for now,its time for mommy to make us our breakfast.beaky kisses and a vote.BLY

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

04/12/2008 09:35.40 AM Report This Comment  
  HEY RIO
its nice to get over hump day and know the weekend is in site. poor dad ..because of the extra leap day..he has to wait an extra day for his birthday. plans are in the works for that. well gotta fly....JJ

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

02/27/2008 07:09.15 PM Report This Comment  
  are you my twin sis
today we just flying by and vote for you.hope you have a great day,tomorrow it will be more again.beaky kisses BLY

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

02/27/2008 08:40.09 AM Report This Comment  
  RIO BESTEST BBFF
VOTE4U, Hi!, Cutie Pie!! I know you are so excited to have your new buddy & sib coming home for you to play with & have fun!! I can't wait to hear how you get along, cause Mom keeps wondering before she gets me a pal. I can't remember, do you talk? So you can teach Grover, no bad things, he,he,he! Could you Please make sure to visit & vote for Shiloh's new baby sister, "DAISY MAE" to give her a BIG BC Welcome as BOTW! Thanks sooo much!! Love ya, XXXXOOOO

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

02/26/2008 11:23.30 PM Report This Comment  
  hey rio
JJ here. just a quick fly by vote and to say hi...

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

02/26/2008 07:55.09 PM Report This Comment  
  hey rio
JJ here. just a quick fly by vote and to say hi...

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

02/26/2008 07:55.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Oklahoma Gang Breakfasts w Neighbor from Ada,OK.
Hi Friends, We are so happily tired from celebrating. We sang with our neighbor BLAKE SHELTON(born & raised in ADA, OKlahoma just 15 miles from us) He sent best wishes. We sang to his CD. He's on tour. CHECK OUT PATRICK'S PICS. Patrick is determined to write a new limerick everyday until St. Patricks Day. We are giveing him the courtesy he needs to compose... Here is a vote for You. Love, Lonnie, Fortune, Cotton Ball, Slate, Mica and BOTW St. Patrick D'bird....... .xoxoxo TODAY'S LIMERICK: Man thinks he the first writer, still,.....there's a birdie up high on a hill,.....thinks that man is so vain.....wonders, "Where is his brain?".....Twas a bird that did lift the first quill!

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

02/26/2008 07:42.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio!!
We had a wonderful time in the Caymans but I guess it has to end sometime!! I'm a little water-logged anyway, and I have to get the girls home before an Island bird convinces them to stay!!I am already preparing for my next trip..I leave Sunday evening. I'm going by special invitation and no bird has come out of there alive!! Can you guess where it is....until tomorrow..here's a vote! Buddy

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

02/24/2008 08:34.15 AM Report This Comment  
  RIO BESTEST BBFF
VOTE4U, U sure R cutie!!! Here is a quick note & a vote! Thanks for you vote & visit! Time for Nite-Nite! Love ya, XXXXOOOO Please remember on Sunday(last day) to vote for BEAVIS, He is an oldie & goodie Quaker for BOTW

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

02/23/2008 09:39.09 PM Report This Comment  
  RIO BESTEST BBFF
VOTE4U, Here is a quick Note & a Vote! Thanks for the visit & vote! I'm going to visit your new BBFF Grover, pretty exciting!! TGIF Love Ya XXXOOO

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

02/21/2008 09:32.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentines Day!!
Hi Rio!I am trying to stop by everyone's page who voted for me last week to wish them a Happy Valentines day!!Your votes were appreciated and your friendship even more!!!Thanks..and here's a vote for you!! BUDDY

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

02/14/2008 07:14.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from the Oklahoma Gang
Cotton Ball here, " Who is the most lovable and hugable of all?.... ( GBBH Great Big Birdie Hugs,).....You! ... cause you are shooooo Shweet! " Here is a vote for you and your flock. Happy Valentines tomorrow............

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

02/13/2008 12:28.31 PM Report This Comment  
  RIO BESTEST BBFF
VOTE4U, Hi Honey, I'm so glad you are coming out more. My Mommy had to work very hard with me. She would walk me on her shoulder to other rooms, 1 day at a time and show me things, so I would get less scared. Did I tell you the trick the birdie teachers told her that worked. Everyday when she came home from work she would let me climb out of my came far enough for me to climb on her shoulder(I was too afraid of hands) Then we went slowly into her bedroom(out of site of my cage) With the bed covered with towels, she would bend down & let me climb off(no hands) Then she'd sit next to me & scoop me up on her hand. I'd get on & bite & bite & get off. Then again & again till the next night. Then she'd start doing the same for me to come out of my cage. Started with bite & me grabbing anything I could to hold on to so she couldn't get me out, even though I really did want to come out! Finally after weeks & her hands that looked like they had been washing rose bushes, I finally got on & no bitey! She was sooooo happy!!! Me, too!! Now I give kisses!! I love her so much & she is CRAZY for me, he,he,he!! Can't wait to see you giving kisses, too!! Love ya, XXXXOOOO Please vote for Lucky he is a special needs Macaw that can't fly. His mom was kind enough to take him in from a breeder even though she is a breeder herself. This bird has one special start in life and really deserves to be king. So please do me a favor and vote Lucky. Lucky tried last week and was beat out it would really mean a lot if you can vote every day until Sunday. Thanks so much!

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

02/11/2008 07:05.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HI FROM BUDDY!! TGIFOTMDTV!!!!!!!!!
Thank God its Friday only two more days to vote!!!!Thanks for taking the time to vote for me this week..I hope you enjoyed my crazy pictures!!If you visit BC this weekend, please stop by again and vote!!Whether I win or lose, I made some new friends!!That's what counts the most!!XOX

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

02/08/2008 08:15.19 PM Report This Comment  
  RIO BBFF - WHERE ARE YOU?
VOTE4U, Good Morning! My old friend, where are you? Just time for a Note & a Vote! You are such a cutie Pie! Have a great week!! XXXXOOOO Please vote for BUDDY the "Sign Holding" African Grey

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

02/06/2008 11:25.53 AM Report This Comment  
  RIO BBFF
VOTE4U, Mom's calling me for bed but please ask your Mommy to send my mom your cage address cause she said she's making all my BC BBFF's prizes for Christmas. My email address is LouieIRN@aol.com Talk to you tomorrow!! Nite Nite XXXOOO

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

12/03/2007 09:31.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio.
Thanks for stopping by. Sometimes moms and dads make the best play stands. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Sunny.

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/20/2007 07:46.15 AM Report This Comment  
  RIO BBFF
Vote4U, Thanks for the visit/vote!! Mom's OK with no BOTW, she really didn't care till another BOTW told me I was close in winning. I would just rather visit!! What are you up to today?? Mom got me a shower perch Sat & we took one today. Mom was worried about it falling off the wall with me on it. We were both nervious but Hey it was OK. I spreaded my wings and got soft droplets of water from the over spray. Then Mommy dried me off and I preened all my feathers. (Photos to come, he,he) Have you ever taken a shower?? Maybe ask. See ya soon!! XXXXOOOO

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

11/19/2007 04:27.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio. Here's a vote for you.
Check out our new play stand. Dad posted the picture of it today. Hugs and kisses, Sunny.

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/18/2007 07:36.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio. Here's a vote for you.
Wow, you look just like me. I see you know my best friend Louie. He's real nice and his mom is nice too. She has sent me treats. I hope you are having a great weekend. Stop by again soon. Hugs and kisses, Sunny.

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/17/2007 05:36.51 PM Report This Comment  
  RIO BBFF
Vote4U, Where are you?? Not visiting? Hey, I'm helping my friend Sunny, she's very nice & cute but didn't have very many votes or visitors, so I thought I'd make her week & try to get her so many they would have to make her BOTW. Please drop her a Vote & a short Note. Thanks!!! I'll visit later & catch up again soon! XXXOOO
Please go visit her, Sunny, (Popeye, Calico & Alex) Click from my page if needed.

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

11/11/2007 02:16.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Rio
We were flying by & think you are such a pretty girl! You have our vote. Fly over sometime.

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

10/19/2007 02:43.07 PM Report This Comment  
  RIO BFF
Hey Rio, What's new in IL? Anything exciting, is it getting cool yet? I saw you like Hot stuff so Mom gave me a dried chili pepper that came from the bird shop and I really like to get the seeds from inside. Mom tried it, too hot for her. I have a 2nd word "What cha doin" I guess since Mom yells it out to me from around the house all the time, I caught on. I won't let M & D touch my feet but now Mom kisses my toes when I grab on the front of my cage from the inside, I LOVE IT!! I think she does, too. So now she added "kisses" to my word talking study list. LOL! What ever she wants, it gets me attention. I know you said it once, maybe try again for some Real kisses! Let me know whats up!

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

10/03/2007 10:57.29 AM Report This Comment  
  TALKING RIO
Thank you for the vote & visiting to my page. You are just so cute! Aren't you afraid of your cat sister trying to "Play" with you? I guess not since you like feeding her. WOW! you really started talking early. My Mom has faith we'll be holding conversations in no time. I got my beak & nails trimed today... OUCH!! But taking a road trip in my yellow travel cage was fun and Dr. Pico said I was very cute & a good boy. Even no biting, yeah! Come visit again and let me know what your doing. I'm posting my adventures as my "Motto" daily & new photos as Mom takes them. She's really in love. Night!

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

09/30/2007 12:46.41 AM Report This Comment  
  NEW FRIENDS!!
Rio, You sound like you have a nice home now. With a very patient Mom. I'm Lutino, too! Come see my photos, I like taking a bath in my water bowl. We may have the same cage but mine is white. Anytime I can splash Mom, floor & cage is a goodtime! When I turned it red with a red wooden ring I took off my toy, but Mom got to it before I had a chance add highlights to my yellow! As we are true IRN's we take extra Love & patience till we learn we don't need to bite everyone to be in control. My Mom cried because she loves me so much and wanted to be able to show me. Finally, after she had such ripped up & very sore hands she got some great advice "Suck it up" & push past after I bite & make me get on her hand to come out of my cage. Then she took me into another room, so I couldn't see my cage. That's when we started playtime on Mom & Dads bed with lots of treats & toys including Mom. Now when Mom watch's TV at night, she's nice & let's me play on her back, straighten her hair strands or just snugggle on her shoulder & we watch together. Do you talk a lot, is it clear? My Mom talks to me alot,so I'm trying & saying something that sounds like my name "Louuuuuu ieeeeee" Louie! At least, Mom thinks so! But the bird people said I wouldn't start saying words till I'm 1 yr & I'm only 6 mths old. I guess I'm learning fast with all the special attention. I also laugh & whistle,some. My Mom says I sound just like brother's squeekie toy, his name is Buster, a Bichon, he likes to watch me & bark from the patio door that my cage looks out on. I have a sister - Bunny Rabbit, she's a Chihuahua, very cute but I don't interest her. She gives me all kinds of toys & lets me try all different kinds of treats,fruits & veggies. I really like my peanuts in the shell, really tearing the shells open is more fun than the nuts. Have you tried them? Do you have anymore photos for us to see? Come & look at my new photos every week. I love looking at the camera, it tastes good, too!

Come visit me, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE - Hi Pals!!.

09/28/2007 10:48.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Ollie
Hey there Rio, welcome to the channel. I love to take baths too, mom usually will mist me like a plant : ) So it sounds like your in a nice home now! Thanks great! I hope you are enjoying your summer. Here is a vote, I'll talk to you later.

Ollie~

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

08/04/2007 08:58.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi to Rainbow Rio!!
You are so funny, bathing in your waterdish!!Buddy does that too!Welcome to BC!!We've made lots for friends..you will too!!Here's a vote..come visit us!

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

08/04/2007 06:01.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rio!
You are a very colorful bird! I was actually up in your area last summer (Ellsworth AFB). I hope that you are adapting to the climate up there! It is much too drastic for my tastes. Here is a vote for you!

~Smokie

Come visit me, Smokie.

08/04/2007 05:36.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Rio...
and welcome to birdchannel. What a gorgeous bird you are! Keep squawkin'!:)

Come visit me, Ra, Gizmo, PeeWee & Teddi.

08/03/2007 04:10.07 PM Report This Comment  
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