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He picked me at a bird/reptile show. His breeder let me walk around with him on my shoulder through the show. We bonded for life..

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Hi! My name is Alex

I am a Red-Sided Eclectus from Boiling Springs, SC.

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14 years old   M

Red-Sided Eclectus

Any homecooked foods, fresh strawberries,pi- zza

My shoulder or the back of the couch behind my head. Really he doesn't care as long as he is with me.

Other birds or granddaughter getting attention

She is as devoted to me as I am to her. When she comes home from work I immediately start shouting "Rhonda's home!"

He tries to hide his food underneath his wings. It doesn't stay but he keeps trying. Its not quirky but one of his favorite things to say is "I'll kiss your nose! (kissing noise), I'll kiss your belly! (kissing noise), I'll kiss your toes!(kissing noise)".

"If I talk sweet enough, I can get mom to do anything I want".

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Alex
What's going on buddy. Hope you had a good 4th of July. Mom went to a family cookout and we hung out here. She did get home early so she would have some special time with us. All the fireworks were scarey. I don't like them. Stop by again anytime. Always good to see you. Give Star a big wing hug for me. Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/05/2008 08:17.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Yo Alex
Here's a vote for you. see ya soon Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

06/23/2008 08:14.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Yes, mom is very happy she got a bird like Gus. He is so laid back and a sweetie to own. Cant wait till he talks more but sure is practicing alot lateley with sounds but says hello so far.Oh its been a busy day today as summers usually are. Mom went with the skin sister to watch the skin granddaughter graduate from Daisys to Brownies but dad stayed home so we got to be out. Gus is looking for his crown since it is sinking in that he is special this week and Chi chi keeps reminding him its only one week. Hihihi. Mom and dad put the house plants outside so guess that means summer is here for sure. Come visit us anytime my friend ..we enjoy your company. Vote 4 U and cheech to you later.

Come visit me, Gus~Thanks for 30k votes!! ♥ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/28/2008 08:01.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Good to hear from you. I know it's hard to get computer time. If Mom wasn't retired I'm afraid you wouldn't hear as much from us either. She would love to do rescue work now but there's not any bird rescue places near us. So she just spend a lot of time with us, that keeps her happy. Sending u a vote and take care of my beautiful Star. hehe. Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

05/28/2008 06:06.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey there
Just flying by to say hi! I hope you and your mom are well. Mom said her finals were okay. She appreciates you asking. Thanks. Everything going well over there? Try not to be strangers. ttyl

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05/26/2008 06:36.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
Did she really say I was handsome, awww shucks. I think she's awfully pretty to. Does she really chase you? that's funny. That's my kind of girl. I chase Smokey all the time. I don't bother CoCo to much, she's a girl and I don't want to hurt her. Besides she's a toe biter. What's Charlotte like? I'll have to go say hi to her. Here's my vote for you and come visit again soon. Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

05/18/2008 08:01.19 PM Report This Comment  
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05/12/2008 12:26.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
You have such a wonderful family. Your very handsome. Do you get along with Star and Charolotte pretty good? I get along with CoCo the Senegal but I always try to bother Smokey the tiel. If I mess with CoCo she'll bite my toes.hehe. Gotta run you have a great day. Leaving u a vote Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

05/11/2008 08:38.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Alex!
Sorry it took so long to respond. Mom had finals last week and wouldn't let me use the computer. I am sorry to hear about your health problems and the feather plucking of your brother. It is great that your mom is looking into every kind of remedy to help him. I am sorry that this has detered her from extending the flock. It sounds like she has a very full life though. It takes a very special person indeed to become a RN. My mom says she could never do it. She doesn't have the same compassion for the human race as she does for the parrot one. She loves people, just not what people are capable of. You are very lucky. You have a mom that has first hand first aide knowledge. I am sure that comes in handy from time to time. I hope you and your flock get feeling better soon and that your mom relaxes and finds time to breathe. Tell your mom to remember, we all only live once. And while there are bills to pay and chores to be done, she need to relax and pet the parrot. Hope to hear from you soon.
Norbert

Come visit me, Norbert.

05/03/2008 10:50.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Alex!
Sorry it took so long to respond. Mom had finals last week and wouldn't let me use the computer. I am sorry to hear about your health problems and the feather plucking of your brother. It is great that your mom is looking into every kind of remedy to help him. I am sorry that this has detered her from extending the flock. It sounds like she has a very full life though. It takes a very special person indeed to become a RN. My mom says she could never do it. She doesn't have the same compassion for the human race as she does for the parrot one. She loves people, just not what people are capable of. You are very lucky. You have a mom that has first hand first aide knowledge. I am sure that comes in handy from time to time. I hope you and your flock get feeling better soon and that your mom relaxes and finds time to breathe. Tell your mom to remember, we all only live once. And while there are bills to pay and chores to be done, she need to relax and pet the parrot. Hope to hear from you soon.
Norbert

Come visit me, Norbert.

05/03/2008 10:50.48 PM Report This Comment  
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04/29/2008 01:28.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norbert!!
You've got a really special mom. My mom thinks so much about being a rescue mom or foster parent. She would really like to do that but having to work full time and support the 3 of us and a house payment etc. its all she can do to take care of us. Yes, she wanted one more bird in our flock. She wanted a Green winged macaw. But then Charlotte my Blue and Gold Macaw ( we thought sister but turned out brother) started plucking. Mom had every test possible done on him and tried various medicines but nothing has worked. So mom thinks that she can't give the 3 of us enough attention to make us happy and content so that is the end of it. No more parrots. If she didn't have to work, it would be a different story. My mom is much much older than yours. My mom is 50. But she's always been an animal lover. After my dad got out of the Marines many years ago the only job he could find was at a local zoo. Mom and Dad ended up taking care of a lot of exotic baby animals and even raised their own baby cougar from the time he was 4 hours old. Like I said, Mom should have been a vet. But she ended up being an RN because she wanted to marry my dad. It only took 4 yrs to get a BSN instead of 8 plus yrs to be a vet. So here we are. Just tell your mom that she can be or do anything she wants. We have a feeling that she is a really great person and can do anything she wants to.
As far as the thyroid problem goes, No, I never had a weight problem associated with it. My feathers cleared up for awhile, but just lately mom has been noticing some black markings on my feathers which is really worrying her. Mom thinks we are picking up on her stress which is basicly job related. It does take a special person to be an RN. It takes a special person to be a doctor, dentist, Zoo ologist, mother, friend, etc. Mom says everybody is special! Everybody has their own talents. She just has a special place in her heart for anyone who loves parrots, old people, or animals in general. Norbert, you've got a good mom. You're blessed! She's blessed to have you! Love Alex

Come visit me, Liberty, Star, Charlotte & Alex.

04/25/2008 06:59.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Good morning Alex!
Norb here! Wow< your mom is an RN? That is awesome. It takes a special person to do that. That is funny that you avoid the other birds in your flock. Anytime I am around in other birds, that is what I do too. With your thyroid being corrected, did you feathers turn back to their normal color? Do you have any weight issues associated with the disease? When my mom got me, I was the second bird she had at the time. She had a quaker before me. Then after me she got another quaker and two lovebirds. One quaker and a lovebird died and the other quaker was given to my aunt. I like being an only bird much more and mom likes that we have a lot of one-on-one, especially since she lives alone. I know she talks about someday, when she has her own house, building on a sound proof bird room. I will not be in that room of course. I am family. She wants to use the room to rescue and rehabilitate abused parrots. She wants to work a lot with different species, but doesn't think she could handle getting so attached to another one for life. So, for now, I am all she wants. hehehe And I am making the most of it. Does your mom have any plans to expand your flock further? If so, what other types of birds is she interested in? I hope you are feeling well. Mom is kicking me off the computer so she can study. Finals are next week. Here is a V4U and your flock. ttyl

Come visit me, Norbert.

04/23/2008 07:37.35 AM Report This Comment  
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04/21/2008 03:55.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Good morning!
I am very well thank you! And how are you today? That is sad your mom wouldn't let you outside. I am not a big fan of going outside. I have gotten out a couple of times on my own. (My wings are not clipped) Scared mom to death. I just flew about 100 yards and stopped, waited for her to pick me up. My mom has hypothyroid dz as well. It is not a big deal. She takes a pill every morning too. She wanted very badly to become an avian vet, but life has a way of getting in the way. So now she is going to develop pet foods instead. What does your mom do? How long were you an only bird? How did you take the adjustment? Mom goes to school at Oklahoma State. I live in an apartment, not a dorm. Mom lived in a dorm for the first year and I didn't get to come, so I pulled out all my tail feathers until we could be together again. Do you ever do anything like that when you get stressed? I do make my water into soup. Mom gives me fresh water at least twice a day. I don't think we are suppose to use a water bottle. It is part of who we are to dunk food in water and make a mess. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day! V4U

Come visit me, Norbert.

04/15/2008 07:52.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex
I thought Star sd you layed an egg, your a guy, how did that happen. Did I misunderstand her.Sending u a vote handsome.
Romeo

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04/13/2008 03:34.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Flying in to say hello, Valentino and Mic here. Sorry for being away so long. Mom is working under a deadline, so we have not been able to get on and play. Giving you a vote and lots of Birdie Kisses and Wings Hugs! Valentino and Mic and of course MOOOOOOOOOM

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04/13/2008 02:34.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there
My mom agrees that eclectus are definetly a special group of birds. I don't live with any other birds. Just mom, me, and the evil cat. Mom is still in college so we don't even have other people in our flock. Though I do have an African Grey aunt and a U2 cousin. I don't play with them though. They are mean. I think it is because they are jealous that they are not green. That is aweful that you ate a toxic plant. I try to eat them as well. Mom finally moved the plants into her bedroom and keeps the door closed when I am out. What kind of thyroid problem do you have? My mom has thyroid dz, so I know a little bit about it. The human kind anyway. I hope you and your flock are well. Here is a V4U. Enjoy your weekend!

Come visit me, Norbert.

04/10/2008 10:23.44 AM Report This Comment  
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  nothing much going on here today,mommy says,we'll take it slow today,hehehehe.yeasterday we got all a bath,oh boy,we was looking like wet chickens and the only one,what really enjoyed her bath,was Leia,but now we are all clean and looking good,so i think it was worthed to hang in there,hihihi,hope you have a great day.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.

04/07/2008 09:26.28 AM Report This Comment  
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04/07/2008 03:02.46 AM Report This Comment  
  hello
Just wanted to fly by and say hi. Us RS eclectus have to stick together. There aren't that many of us on here. Hope you are having a great day! V4U

Come visit me, Norbert.

04/01/2008 10:16.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Stopping to say hello from your birdie friend Valentino again, and to drop you another vote. Mom is letting me play again tonight because Easter is tomorrow, so I must come on here and wish my bird friends a Happy Easter!

Come visit me, Mic "The Tongue" Jaeger & Valentino "Big Boy" Jaeger.

03/23/2008 02:28.04 AM Report This Comment  
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03/05/2008 02:33.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Alex!
Just visiting you today! Here is a vote.

Come visit me, Kiki & Jaap.

02/26/2008 07:10.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there good lookin
Just stopping by to meet some new eclectus friends. I don't know any in real life other than me. Though most of the time I think of myself more as a person. I had a question that is common to our breed. I have recently started toe tapping and I wondered if you did it too or had any friends that did it. Mom has read all she can and has even taken me to the evil doctor but got no real answers. If you know anything I would pass the info on to her. V4U

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