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BIRDY

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I went to buy a Quaker Parrot for a present for my Mom and became enamoured with this happy breed. While I was at this "breeder", I saw a cage with a bunch of Quakers that were not for sale because they were "defective". I became very mad but didn't show it and asked if I could buy one or a few of them. The guy said they're not for sale but if you can get one out of the cage you can have it. Well, I gritted my teeth and reached in the cage. I was bitten from every angle and bleeding from about ten places on my right hand and arm. But out with my bloody hand came a bundle of scared green feathers. I was told he was about 4 months of age and that his mother bird broke off 1/2 of his upper mandible. I rushed him and my Mom's bird to my vet and was told that he was about 1 1/2 years old and that he was malnourished, dehydrated, very nervous and didn't know how to perch yet. I spent all my time with BIRDY (I didn't know his sex yet so I called him BIRDY until I found out)gained his trust quickly and then his love and now he's the BEST a BIRD CAN BE!! He is so smart and funny, it's amazing that he has any humor left after his beginnings in this horrible human world. I do not pretend to "own" any of my bird friends. We just go through life as a family. Footnote: BIRDY never ever bit me after that first scary day together, he just gives me alot of kisses!!!.

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Hi! My name is BIRDY

I am a Quaker from Homosassa, FL.

BIRDYMAN

11 years old   M

Quaker

shelled safflower seeds and thinly sliced almonds

My Mommy built us all a fantastic play center that we call WONDERLAND. I have a really neat swing and a cool twisted up pine root perch that have my name on them. Besides that, Mommy's left shoulder, I let Kilroy have Mommy's right shoulder.

I hate getting squirted or misted outside in my avairy, I only like warm showers with my Mommy. I do not like my cage door shut at night while I sleep...NO WAY MAN!!

My Mommy saved my life and loves me soooooo much and takes the very best care of me. She has to feed me with a syringe three times a day so that I can get enough nourishment, because of my broken beak. She hasn't missed a feeding in 3 years.

When I go for a ride with my Mommy, I love to sing along with the stereo. I do not come down from my high perch at dinner time until my little brothers come down first...age has it's privledges, RIGHT?!?.

Never give up the hope of experiencing love and friendship, you never know when she'll walk through the door!!.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  hellooo
yes love to sing in the car. Mom has to wear her ipod earbud thingies so she can hear any music at all, cause i love to be the loudest one in the house...sorry U2...good to hear from you...I think you have fine beak and feathers. See you soon. A vote for you!

Come visit me, Playa.

05/23/2010 04:01.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Birdy
That's really cool your mom feeds you so well and takes such good care of you. See you around! Here is a vote for you!!

Come visit me, Playa.

05/02/2010 10:53.06 AM Report This Comment  
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
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And I thought I was lucky to move from a two foot cage (with lots of out time)to a 10X10' aviary room! You got your own slice of heaven. (Now if I can only figure out how to put up photos of my spartan new digs.) Renee hasn't met a bird she doesn't like. (Tho' she has had to grit her teeth and put up with a bit 'o beak now and again.) Thanks for all the great decor ideas. Later...Oh and a vote por Vu from Moi

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10/10/2007 12:23.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Inspiring story
I especially love that you didn't just "save" the bird to keep it in a cage.

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10/07/2007 01:18.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Brett
Hey Birdy thanks for coming to visit. You pluck your feathers? I'm sorry, me I just like to chew all the ends off, it hasen't progressed to plucking however. My new mom is helping me to stop. It's going to be hard though because I've been a chewer for over eight years. I had a full blood work up done and the Vet couldn't find any medical reason. But we think it's because of my need to breed XD And lets just say Vasas are had to come by. Plus when I was in with a female I ended up loseing the end of one toe! How do you like that!? But I am making progress...slowly. How are you doing?

Brett and the gang~

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

09/24/2007 07:40.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird
Mom knows all about Philly..she's been there many times!I guess you are lucky!!I wish it was warm here 365 days of the year..in fact its already getting cold at night. Mom loves the summer and goes into her cave in the winter..but she spends lots of time with us! Glad you like Fla so much..here's a vote!

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

09/17/2007 04:55.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hows the Birdy
So have you gotten to jump into any leaves this fall? Not me mom says it's starting to get a little to cool to let me out. Though I hear we are suposed to have a really nice weekend around my area. I'm not happy that mom keeps talking about the snow that's on it's way...yuk! Amazons like rainforests NOT snowdrifts! Oh well, there's no stoping the weather. Hope you are doing well. Talk to you later.

Ollie~

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

09/11/2007 07:34.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird!
Hi friend!!We live near the shore..by Belmar and Point Pleasant...we are 2 miles from the beach. Mom is sad because summer is over but she is going to St martaan next week do she can't complain. We know she misses us though!!!I like your pictures..here's a vote!

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

09/04/2007 05:24.24 PM Report This Comment  
  I wont tell my bird
Oh my gosh! What a lovely set up you have for your birds...I wont show these pics to my quakers as I will feel like their playground is a heap of junk! What a lucky quaker to have such a loving bold spirit like yourself. I breaks my heart when I hear stories like this and I cuddle with my babies and think there are neglected birds who are scared of humans and do not share a wonderful life with a companion sapien....

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08/28/2007 07:32.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there
you sound like someone that I could really get along with. I totally admire your mom for cowgirling up and showing that pet store guy who's boss. There is no such thing as a defective bird, only a bird that needs more love. Props to your mom for saving your life. I love to sing along in the car too. Maybe we can be friends. I LOVE your 'wonderland'. Mom really wants to do that with her room but can't get the cat to copperate with the idea of fun playtoys that are supposed to stay up. :D

Come visit me, Playa.

08/19/2007 12:45.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Birdy!
Welcome to birdchannel. I'm so glad that you've found your forever home. I found mine too! Turns out people aren't so bad after all, huh?? :) Keep squawkin'! -- Ra

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

08/18/2007 08:06.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Birdy
You get my vote today. I'm Stanley the Quaker. I'm so glad you have a wonderful home now. Come visit me, We look alike.

Come visit me, Stanley.

08/18/2007 07:43.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello there
Hey Birdy.... Wow you must be really enjoying life because of your wonderful loving mom. I hope maybe you grow back your feathers. I had a quaker named Giggles. We raised him from 2 weeks old and he started to pull his feathers from about 5 years old. No one knew why. Then he started to get infections and we bring him to the vet. Anyways.. he passed away now and we miss him so very much. We have a quaker named Treasure and he eats everything. He is a wonderful bird! Hope to see ya soon.

Come visit me, Pudgie & Treasure.

08/18/2007 06:33.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Ollie
Hey there Birdy, your mom sounds like a real special person! My mom used to have a Quaker, she says you guys are real characters. I can't belive what some people will do to animals. The rescue I came from had a B&G Macaw that had plucked all it's chest and back feathers because it was shut in a closet for three years because the owner didn't like to hear it scream... You know what I say to that? If you don't want to hear a bird scream don't get a bird! Anyway it's great to see you hear, you are going to make a lot of really nice friends. Here is a vote for you brave one. I hope you come and visit me sometime.

Ollie~

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

08/17/2007 09:20.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird
Birdy.. you are so lucky to have a loving brave Mommy who reached into that awful situation and saved your life!!Your Mom should be proud of herself for being so kind, and proud of you for being the bird that you are despite your beginning. Here's a vote from 2 Jersey birds that admire you!

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

08/17/2007 08:27.24 PM Report This Comment  
  GOOD NIGHT ALL!!
I sat on my Mommy's shoulder with my bird brother, KILROY, while she typed this web page for me. We had fun picking out the photos to show you guys our life together. Well, it's very late and i'm sleepy now, so GOOD NIGHT. Talk to you soon, I love making friends. BYE BYE, BIRDY

Come visit me, BIRDY & KILROY.

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