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I had been looking for an African Grey for some time and by chance my brother-n-law knew someone who knew someone that had one they wanted to get rid of. We went to see him. I wasn't able to handle him because he didn't like being out of his cage for very long. I was able to touch him but he got upset with me. I decided to get him anyway even though he had such a temper. Getting him home is another story. to make a long story short, Dixie was abused, their kids would tease him, poke sticks at him and were just plain mean to him. So it took some time to get him to take to me he didn't like anyone near his cage, If you tried to offer him food through the bars he would pretent to take the food then bite the crap out of you. So I would sit next to his cage and open the door to let him come out when he wanted. He eventualy started coming to me and standing on my hand. He now takes food from us with out biting.He still doesn't like to be handled, but I towel him and bring him out to the t-stand daily. Even with his problems I love him to death and wouldn't get rid of him for the world. I can live with his attitude after all it isn't his fault he was treated the way he was..

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Hi! My name is Dixie

I am a Congo African Grey from Fitzgerald, GA.

Dixie Doo, Squeeky

15 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Apples, Crackers, which he calls "Crapples" Grapes, and just about anything else you offer him.

On his door when he's out side his cage so he can swing out to bite you if you walk by to close.

Has to take a bath in his water bowl as soon as you put fresh water in it.

She rescued me from a bad home and spoils me with all the nummy treats I can eat, and all the toys I can chew up. She doesn't forse me to do things that scare me. She loves me unconditionally- !!!

He hangs upside down and swings his rope ball around and squeeks loudly..

I'll bite your head off!!.

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12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
  HI DIXIE
Thanks for stopping by. Your very handsome to and it wasn't me that had the seizure, it was my mom. She has never had one before so the doctors are running lots of tests to see why she had it... I'm a healthy baby grey!! So how do you and Peaches get along?? Rocky's not sure of me yet because I tried bitting him. Yeah I'm a grouch sometimes. hee hee!! Well I have to keep this short. Have a great sunday! Love ya, Bobo xoxoxoxoxo V4U

Come visit me, MEMORIAL PAGE 2 ~WE WILL MISS U DUSTY, , MEMORIAL PAGE FOR BC FRIENDS /WE'LL MISS U PEEWEE!, <@BUDDY JR.@>WE'LL ALWAYS LOVE U DUSTY & BOBO aaaah Spring is here!! ~UR IN R HEARTS DUSTY.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  HI DIXIE!!
Well good for you!! I am soooo glad that you bit the sh*t out of all those bad people.. I've been nippy lately to. My grandpa walked by the other day and I reached out and bit him on the shoulder.. Boy! Did I get yelled at=[..Well heres another vote for you and I'll talk to you soon. Your friend, Rocky♥ xoxo

Come visit me, MEMORIAL PAGE 2 ~WE WILL MISS U DUSTY, , MEMORIAL PAGE FOR BC FRIENDS /WE'LL MISS U PEEWEE!, <@BUDDY JR.@>WE'LL ALWAYS LOVE U DUSTY & BOBO aaaah Spring is here!! ~UR IN R HEARTS DUSTY.

10/24/2007 08:00.57 PM Report This Comment  
  HI DIXIE!!
I was visiting your sister Peaches and I wanted to come by and say "HI" and give you a vote.. Those dang kids were rotten to you. I hope you bit the sh*t out of them.. I'm so glad that you have a loving forever home. come say "HI" to me sometime. Your friend, *Rocky* xoxoxoxo

Come visit me, MEMORIAL PAGE 2 ~WE WILL MISS U DUSTY, , MEMORIAL PAGE FOR BC FRIENDS /WE'LL MISS U PEEWEE!, <@BUDDY JR.@>WE'LL ALWAYS LOVE U DUSTY & BOBO aaaah Spring is here!! ~UR IN R HEARTS DUSTY.

10/17/2007 07:13.25 PM Report This Comment  
  hello pretty bird
we are so glad to hear you are in a safe and loving home. don't bite your mommy, she loves you so much.

Come visit me, Cricket & Turkey Head.

10/12/2007 08:41.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dixie
I am so glad you were rescued and now have a loving home! I am a 17 year old rescued Congo African Grey. I am now in a home where i am loved and not stuck in a cage 24/7

Come visit me, Fletch, Alfie & Peanut (in Loving Memory).

10/07/2007 02:50.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Dixie
I stopped by for a visit and to give you a vote. I am new to birdchannel too. I am very glad that you have finally found such a good home with a mom and dad who love and understand you. I am a very lucky birdie that I live in a good home. My mom & dad brought me home from New Brunswick this summer. Now I live in Labrador which is very far away from you. Is it hot there? My mom says it will be veryyy cold here in the winter but that I will be warm and cozy inside. Take care and try not to bite!

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09/22/2007 06:48.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from Missouri
Dear Dixie, Welcome to the bird channel! You will get lots of advice and meet lots of new bird friends here. Good luck and be nice to your mom. She is your best friend. Tuki ♥

Come visit me, Tuki.

09/14/2007 10:04.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Ollie
I used to try and bit my mommy when she first brought me home too. So she stick trained me using a clicker and positive reinforcment training so that I could still come out of my cage everyday. Now (three months later) I step up, give kisses, and pretty much demand a head rub everyday. I'll tolerate strangers and even accept treats from them. I think with time you will warm up to our mom too. But either way it's wonderful that you found yourself a great new home with someone that understands you and doesn't poke you (so annoying!). Here is a vote for you, stop by and visit me anytime!

Ollie~

Ps: Love the pictures :)

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

09/06/2007 07:39.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Raja will do the same thing, acting like she will take food nice and then at the last minute biting really hard! She is getting better about it but she still does it sometimes, she is a pretty moody girl. Anyway, here is a vote for you! Glad Dixie has a good home now =)

Come visit me, Echo, Raja & Nala.

09/06/2007 06:19.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dixie
Sparky Here, Hey buddy I can relate to your problem. I was recued froma bad home also. It took me a long time to warm up to my mom. I think she is the greatest now. she would sit by my cage and tell me how pretty I was and tell I was a good boy. She would talk to me ever so sweet. I love her now, some time. I will give her kisses. I still don't like men. Let your mom or dad be good to you and you be good to them. Here is a vote for you. You are very pretty.

Come visit me, Rosey & Smokey.

09/06/2007 02:27.46 PM Report This Comment  
  yeah i'm your first
hi buddy,its me Jango and i'm here to say hello and welcome you to the channel and for sure you'll get your first from me too.hope you enjoy your stay on here and make lots of new friends,come by and visit my page too.jango

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.

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