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Mugsy was born in the wild.... in Brooklyn New York (see http://www. brooklynparrots- .com/). When Mugsy was only a few months old and learning to fly, he had a terrible misadventure that left him badly injured (we guess he was hit by a car). Luckily my girlfriend working nearby found him lying in the street and brought him to me. Mugsy is all better now but will never be able to fly, but he doesn't seem to mind. He is my buddy, my child and my sanity. He is very gentle, patient and affectionate and has changed my life completely.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Mugsy

I am a Quaker from Staten Island, NY.

Mr. Mugsy-man

9 years old   M


Dandelions! I also love crab apples and baby pinecones when they are in season. Every night I like fresh greens, Avi Cakes and NutraBerries. If I get a Lafebers Nutri-Bedtime snack I'll tell Dad thank you and give him a kiss!

Sitting on Dad's right hand while he drives so I can see everything and keep my eye out for those nasty hawks and sneeky crows.

I hate brooms, mops, rakes, ladders and anything big & orange. Anyone can pet me but don't try to take me off my cage unless you ask me to step up into my favorite towel!

Dad and I are best buddies. We do almost everything together. I go to work with him, shopping and even take trips to the country! I have a cage at home and one in his office, a travel cage and a big plush carrier when it's not safe to be on Dad's shoulder.

I love my towel. I don't want to leave my cage or go anywhere without my towel. It's my security blanket, a place to nap and a place to hide if I'm scared. Just like it says in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, "Don't go anywhere without your towel"..

I'm a poop-a-holic!.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
We're just browsing around, we always like to make new friends, and are very happy to meet someone from our part of the world. We've read your story and are really impressed - you are a REAL SURVIVOR!!! You have a great home, great food, great parronts and you still get to travel around.

We hope this blog finds you well and continuing to thrive.

Love Treasure, Lily & family

P.S. BTW, if mom is interested, there is a bird club on Staten Island - the next meeting is at the Blue Heron Nature Center on Thursday, Nov 19 at 7:30 pm. Hope she will be able to attend.

Come visit me, Monique, Treasure, Lily : Thanking all of voting me BOTW!, Eloise, Simon, Mojo, Quentin & Bungee.

10/19/2009 07:11.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mugsy, We saw your photo and think you are cute in a bird sort of way, Glad you love your Dad and was able to get out of the streets and into a home with lots of love. Mom wants to know if your Dad has any hints to give on a Quaker that bites and won't let any one near him. Mom got one from some other people and he is very mean Thank You

Come visit me, Romeo & General.

09/26/2009 06:50.39 AM Report This Comment  
  you are so loved
Kiwi says hello too, he heard me read about you and just had to send you our vote. It's good that you have a great dad

Deborah, Bradenton, FL.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello There Mugga-Boy
Even though you got fresh with me the other day, I forgive you little guy. Every time I hear the Quakers around work squawk and scream, I tell them that you are doing just fine. You have to come over again soon because Milo wants to show you how he can laugh just like you now...He he He he!

Susan and crew

Come visit me, Molly, Scrappy, Chloey, Crusty, Jazzie & Daisy.

09/07/2007 05:26.33 AM Report This Comment  
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09/06/2007 07:44.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Peppina
Hello! I'm impressed by your life thus far and how you have well adapted. It's so nice to see that you are so friendly. I took a look on the brooklyn site and it is incredibly interesting! Here is a vote

Come visit me, Peppina.

09/05/2007 08:21.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there Mugsy....
I liked your story that you found a nice family. Sorry you can't fly. We use to have a cockitiel that would sing and tap his one foot to a beach towel. I will give you a vote! Have a wonderful day.

Come visit me, Pudgie & Treasure.

09/05/2007 06:15.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird
Buddy is a Grey and Lil Bird is A Green Cheeked Conure. We have been living here about 6 months and we are settled in. Our Mom loves BC because it helps her learn more about us..she tries to keep us happy and well fed. Buddy loves to talk and make all sorts of noises and Lil Bird likes to sit on your head and pick your eye lashes..he is saying step up and tries to say other words. Here is a vote and welcome to BC..from 2 Jersey birds

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

09/04/2007 06:27.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mugsy
Jivu here from Australia. I'm a green male quaker too, 3 years old. I just read your story, sad, but with a happy ending! I'm so glad you're so much loved now & safe. Mum knows about the "wild parrots of Brooklyn" & has watched some nice videos about it, she loved it.
I've got it very good too, my parents adore me & take me for car rides too, but not to work. But i'm never much alone for long.
Nice to meet you, lots of birdie hugs
Here's a vote for you

Come visit me, Hi everybirdie, i'm back!!!!.

09/03/2007 01:57.14 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
you are adorable! luv the reference to your towel! aawww very sweet! here is a vote! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

09/02/2007 01:35.50 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
How wonderful your Dad is. My Mom is 14 so she cannot take me to school, well maybe I could go for Biology if they are studying birds to show them how special we are but the rabbit had a bad time with the kids pestering it, maybe it is safer to not go. I am so happy you have a forever home. Flying is not everything, I could have Grandma or Mom forward you a thing we received about a cockie that does not fly. Mom has lots of homework to do, they wont let me taste it or decorate it? Oh Moms address is so if you think you guys want to see that, it is a sweet story, a love story too.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shananigans.

09/02/2007 12:14.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mugsy
You are such a cutie you got my vote. I think it is so cute that you have your security Towel I have a buddy hut I like in my cage and if mom takes it out I get very up set. She puts new toys in for me every 2 week but she has to leave my Happy hut in I did not like it at first but now I will not part with it. Your Dad is so lucky to have you and you even get to go to work with him how lucky can you geT I'm glad you are all better now. Mom takes me for car rides and shopping at the pet stores if it's not ot hot out. Remember Quakers Rule your Quaker Pal Jazz

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

09/02/2007 11:24.19 AM Report This Comment  
Awww what a cute lil one! I am sad that he was injured, but those are just one of those wierd thnigs that happen for a reason, beause now you have a wonderful little friend. i am not sure what I would do without my buds....this has been a terrible year for me. Anytime I hear a sad story involving a bird it breaks my heart when i look at my spoiled ones, but then when the ending is happy, then its a great story. Are quakers legal In NY? I hear they are not in some states and I signed a petition for a state to not gas them for problems they were causing downtown, but to use fake owels on rooftops for deterrents. You certainly have a cutie! You have my vote!

Come visit me, Pico, Lydia & Zowie.

09/02/2007 10:53.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mugsy
I'm Stanley the Quaker. You got my vote today.. Born in the wild, I bet you have some stories to tell. Please come and visit me...

Come visit me, Stanley.

09/02/2007 10:15.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Mugsy!
Welcome to the 'Channel. I'm so happy that your scary adventure story had a happy ending. You're so lucky that you found your Dad!:) Here's another vote for you...

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

09/02/2007 07:32.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning, Mugsy.
Let me be the first to welcome you to Bird Channel and give you your first vote. Wow, that is some story about how you met your dad. Mama has read several stories about wild quakers in different places. You were one lucky bird! It's obvious you are a much loved birdie, now. Mama says I'm rotten but it's so easy to spoil us quakers. Stop by and see me, sometime. Later, Maggie.

alica, newton, NC.

09/02/2007 05:16.25 AM Report This Comment  
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