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We bought him at a bird store when he was a baby.

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Hi! My name is Tootsie

I am a Budgerigar from Edwardsville, IL.

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15 years old   M

Budgerigar

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The back of the couch; Mom's shoulder

I get angry if you don't uncover my cage in the morning. I also scold the kids when they throw balls past my cage.

She taught me how to talk!

I always like to face people and often sit on top of my food dish to watch everyone. I also like to talk to Mom's toenails..

I love to talk!.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  It's been too long
Hey Tootsie, sheesh, my owner forgot about this place but your owner reminded her YaY! I gave you a vote and looked at your pictures [Whistle]
My owner had to turn on the heater this morning becuase I flew onto her hand while she was doing the breakfast dishes. She had to stop and let me get a bath in, hehehe
What are you up to, today?
Well, I better go get some flying in, I am stiff from sitting still all night. I see some small seashells on the window sill, I'm not sure if I want to go near them but I might.
I will squeak at you later.
Budgie

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hey Twin
I know what you mean, my owner just make me a little bigger. Well it's a little warmer today, it's really nice. How nice to have someone play music for you, you must have quite the voice, whats your favorite song?
Here is a vote for you. I hope you have a great weekend too. Are you going on the trip also?
-=Birdie Hugs=-

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05/28/2008 04:53.07 PM Report This Comment  
  It's Raining.....
Hi Tootsie, my buddy, how are you today? It's raining here, I don't seem to want to be too active on gloomy days, my owner loves it. She's weird LoL
It sounds like you are going to get ton's of attention with the kids home, Cool! Oh, the way you add to your aviary is to click on the little green tree under my avatar. My owner just added me and now she's confused to why I'm so tiny hehe Here is a vote for you. I hope you have a great weekend!!! [Birdie Hugs]
Budgie

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05/23/2008 03:39.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Tootsie!!
How are you? I added you to my aviary and I think to my friends list. It's taking a while to load. I like the new features on here, do you? Boy we have had some heavy winds today, all the windows have been rattling all day. I only went to the window sill for a few minutes, it was kind of scary. My owner put me on her desk again with my cage and we chatted all day long lol I wish I could visit but we can sort of with the aviaries now. Thanks again for the birthday wishes. My owner made French toast yummmy. I heard you snuck a bite of your treat stick, thats really cool! Have an awesome day -=Squeak=- Talk to you soon.

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05/21/2008 11:04.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Awwwwww = )
Thank You Tootsie for the birthday wishes! [Big Birdie Squeeze] Here is a vote for you. How have you been? Its so hot here I'm thinking about flying north for the summer LoL I hope you are having a good day, flying around and having fun. Be careful landing on cup's ok? We cant swim so its scary.
Talk to you soon.
Your Friend, Budgie

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05/18/2008 10:25.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Its Sunday!
Hi-Ya Tootsie! How are you? I heard you had an earthquake, how scary! I have been through it too, its not fun. Boy, its been hot today, my wings have been opened a lot today.My owner let me take a couple of baths and she kept squirting me with water [Squeak] sometimes she gets it on my cere right in the spot where it tickles and I have to rub my face on a perch hehe
What have you been up to besides shakin'? Hope all is well. Talk to you soon. Here is a vote for you.
Have a good day!
Budgie

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04/26/2008 10:07.44 PM Report This Comment  
  ~Squeak~
Hi Tootsie, you know my owner doesn't taste my good either, they're chicken hehe
Hey, as long as they don't put that wheel in my cage we're ok. Psst don't forget our owner has a birthday this week so make sure to be extra good ok? I know your always good but maybe poop on things less LoL
Here is a vote for you my friend.
Have a Great Day!

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04/08/2008 03:50.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Back my Buddy
Hey Tootsie,
Glad you had fun, I bet you flew and flew for the longest time stretching your wings. Yup, Hamsters are gone, those furry things were scary and they kept running on this wheel but never got anywhere ~Squeak~
I have to tell you Tootsie, I have been munching on the fruit and honey sticks a little bit but they aren't as good as the egg treats, I wish she would get me more of those. I think she will, she noticed I havent eaten much of these. Do you have a favorite treat?
Here is a vote for you. I will talk to you soon.
Have a fun Monday!!

Come visit me, Budgie.

04/07/2008 01:22.29 AM Report This Comment  
  PS
Here is a vote for you my friend. I do it at the beginning and forget to tell you. = )

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04/03/2008 09:52.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Tootsie! Buddy Ol' Pal
How are ya? I know what you mean about the food, its so yummy, glad your enjoying it. My owner just got me a 3 pk of treat sticks and there is a fruit one and a honey one that I hadn't tried yet but its gooooooood! ~Squeak~
My owner did take me to the new monitor and I hopped on but there isn't much room to walk around of it, I want the old one back!!! It looks like rain here too, but you never know in CA, the afternoon could come around and turn into 80 degrees hehehe
Did I tell you that my owner is Hamster sitting for a couple of days for Randall and Marissa? I am really weary of those things, they are bigger than me and furry and they don't have wings, whats that about? LoL
I hope your having a great day!!! Your looking good my friend. ~Birdie Hugs~
Your Friend, Budgie

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04/03/2008 09:51.19 AM Report This Comment  
  ~*PS*~
Here is a vote for ya. I forgot to mention it in my other note. [Squeak]

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03/30/2008 08:16.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Tootsie My Buddy!!!!
How are you? Oh My but it's been way too long, sorry I havn't been here a while. How was your Easter? I got more treat sticks, I love those! Are you seeing sunshine now? I hope so, don't want you to be a chilly Birdie.
Well I hope to hear from you soon.
[Squeak-Smooch]
Your Buddy Budgie

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03/30/2008 08:13.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Will you be my Valentine?
Hi Tootsie,
Happy Valentines Day!!
How have you been? I've been good, been getting brave and into things lately and keeping my owner on her toes LoL
I wanted to send you a big Valentines day ~*SMOOCH*~ and a vote.
Have a great day!!!!

Come visit me, Budgie.

02/14/2008 10:18.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hehe sorry
That was supposed to be "Your neck of the woods" Its almost midnight, I should be in bed = )

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01/28/2008 11:31.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Handsome Birdie
How are you, are you keeping warm? It was cold here yesterday and my owner turned on the heater and one of the balloon's popped, I nearly had a heart attack, she had to pet me and make me drink water to snap me out of it. She really needs to take those down -=Squeak=-She also brought me some new toys, she is going to take pictures to post soon. Whats going on over in your neck of the weeds? Have you tried any treats yet? It takes time, I know, even I am picky, like with one of the new toys I didn't go near it until she put her nose up to it and made it move then I got brave and tried it and now I cant stop playing with it [Bird giggle] she looked so silly. Well, thats about it from here. The rain finally stopped and the sun came out this afternoon. That was nice. I hope everyone in your family are doing better. I hope to hear from you soon. Here is a vote for you.
Take care my twin buddy.

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01/28/2008 11:29.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Saturday!!
Hi Tootsie, well she did it again, she put up all these balloons and streamers and things and I DON'T LIKE IT! Sheesh, there are too many to knock down so I will ignore it and hope that she covers me up and puts me in the other room for the night. Whats up with these humans anyway> -=Squeak=- Hehe how are ya? Are you still knocking things out of your dish? You should try them, I'm telling you you will ask yourself why you didn't try it before = ) I am messing with her today, everytime I make this hight squeak sound she comes and plays with me and feeds me things, I could do this all day LoL Well I hope your having a good day and staying toasty! Here is a vote for you my friend. {smoochies] Bye for now.

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01/19/2008 02:36.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning my friend
Hi Tootsie, How are you this morning? Don't be too hard on your owner, she wants to give you the best to keep you healthy, believe me I know, I always see new things in my dish but you have to just say what the hay and try it. I hope you do soon. Its Monday and I have been flying around trying to figure out how to get out and fly with the birds but no luck. My owner tells me that if I got out that one of the bug ravens would eat me, hehehe I have no idea what she means. She's thinking of getting me a fishy friend to watch so I am not so lonely, that should be interesting. Well I better go. Don't be a stranger, here is a vote for ya. See you later Handsome.

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01/14/2008 08:58.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Tootsie
Happy New Year, here's a vote for you. You're looking handsome as ever my friend. How are you doing? Is it still cold where you are? It was sunny here today but the air was really cold, I am sure glad we have nice homes to live it. I see the birds outside and I get a chill thinking of them in the cold, brrrrrrrr Hey, have you tried your treat yet?
Well, I hope your week is starting of really good.
Hope to hear from you soon. [Squeak]

Come visit me, Budgie.

01/07/2008 09:36.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas day after
Hi Tootsie, how was your Christmas? What did Santa bring you>? He brought me some treat sticks that I just can't seem to stay away from = ) I saw your new pictures, you look really cool, beautiful as ever. How are you feeling?
Well my owner read in Bird Talk that this lady puts her birds in another room at night to sleep where it will be nice and dark so they get a good rest so she is going to try that with me since she goes to be later than I do. We'll see. Well I better get going, speaking of bedtime, its almost mine. I hope you got everything you wanted and will enjoy it. Talk to you soon my twin friend.

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12/26/2007 06:23.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas
Hi Tootsie, how are ya? I saw your Elf video, ~Squeak Squeak~ that was funny, I should have my owner make me on so we can dance together. Well the sun decided to come out today so its nice out and I am squawking up a storm. I keep looking up at the ceiling like I see something and my owner keeps looking after I do, theres nothing there, I am messing with her hehe
I hope you have a happy holiday {Birdie squeeze] Here is a vote for you. Talk to you soon buddy o' mine.

Come visit me, Budgie.

12/21/2007 09:39.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Doh!
Forgot to tell you, here is a vote for you.
Stay Toasty, I hear its really cold over in your neck of the woods. Brrrrr

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12/16/2007 11:38.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tootsie
How are you feeling? I heard you are getting vitamins now? Believe me you are going to be a new bird = )
Don't be to touch on your owner, she loved you to death, give her a hug ok? I have gone through all of my egg treats, I really miss those but I am eating more ZooPreem, she crushes it for me to make the pieces smaller. I tell you why do people think we want to chew up pebbles? Hehe
Anyway, things are going good, my owner put up the 2 pictures of me she took in the morning. Hey did you know that there is a little bird that looks just like us that looks back at you in the view screen of the camera? it doesn't talk back though. = ) I hope to hear from you soon. Come try some ZooPreem sometime, its yummy.
Bye for now {SQUEAK}

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12/16/2007 11:36.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Helooooo Tootsie
How are ya? I think we are both a couple of good looking birds, yea baby [squeak] did you get it, its an Austin Powers impression........I have to work on it = )
I haven't bitten her nose, i think its because I like the treats. She just looks at me really close and we almost have a staring contest and thats how she sees my eye lashes. Oh, guess what? The little birds have come back to hang out on our AC, my owner leaves seed out there for them and they used to come all the time before she had me then they stopped for a couple of years and now they are back so she put my cage next to the window this morning and it freaked me out a little bit, I haven't been that close to the outside birds before but after a little while I started making noise. She thinks they are sparrows, they are small and brown. Hopefully I wont freak out tomorrow = ) So whats up with you, are you staying warm? Here us a vote for you. Come share some egg treat with me if you want, its so yummy. Talk to you later.

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12/10/2007 08:54.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tootsie
Cool Cover, pretty soon you are going to be to famous for me LoL Hey, has your owner ever looked at your face really really close and discovered that you had eyelashes? She noticed mine today when she was teaching me to touch nose to beak then giving me a treat. Silly humans = )
I hears its cold where you are, make sure to stay toasty this winter. Here is a vote for you my twin friend. I will talk to you soon. [[Squawk]]

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12/06/2007 03:56.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning Tootsie
My twin buddy, how are you? Is it getting cold over in your neck of the woods? I am sure it's much colder than in CA but it has been cold here too. My owner brought me a treat on Monday, its a treat stick make with egg, I didn't think it was going to be good but you know once I tried it I couldn't stop eating it. She has to take it away so that I eat the healthy food too hehehe If you haven't tried this you have to come by and have some with me ok? Ooooo. check out the poster she made of me, she added it to my pictures. You should add your magazine cover so all of your bird friends can check you out. Well I better go for now there are birds outside that need to be squawked at and flying to do. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a wonderful day and here is a vote for you.

Come visit me, Budgie.

12/03/2007 11:25.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hockey Sticks, Oh My!
Make sure to duck! Congratulations on making it into Bird Talk Magazine, how fun is that. My check up was awful, they clipped my nails then showed my owner how to file them every month or so, so they wont need to be clipped and he also showed her how to file my beak in case it gets to long, can you believe that???? my beak is just fine, i chew on my cuddle perch all the time and it stays just the right size, sheesh!! He did give her some ZooPreem pellets to feed me to go along with all the fruits and veggies I get. Your right, the doctor said because I have a balanced diet that its because I am a maturing female and that he has even seen some females cere's that get so big like callouses and horns that they have to be clipped. AcK!!! I hope that doesn't happen to me, I don't want anything else clipped or filed LoL He also said because of my weight that I am 3-4 years old so I am going to have to change that on my profile. I don't look old LoL All and all I am a healthy bird and if she keeps my nails filed I won't have to have them clipped anymore, whewww. Well I am going to go get some rest, I have had a long day. i will talk to you soon my twin friend. Here is a vote for you.[[Squeak]]

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11/25/2007 05:52.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Ooops
Forgot to say 'Here's a vote for you"
[[Squeak]]

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11/23/2007 11:36.37 AM Report This Comment  
  ~*Hi Tootsie*~
Whewww, I am sure you are as happy as I am that we are not turkeys, LoL Did you get any treats yesterday? I got potatoes, corn, celery for the first time, those leaves aren't very crunchy hehe I even got a little taste of some pie crust. I have a bunch of kiwi here for ya when you come by. I am going to the doctor for my yearly check up and also to see whats going on with my cere, it just always looks weird, not smooth and my owner doesn't know if thats normal for females or not, it was smooth and nice when she first for me when I was younger. We'll see.
This molting is driving me crazy, I am always itchy are you? Yesterday I was rattling my cage I was itching so much, sheeesh I am also crabby and biting anyone who tries to touch me, my owners friend calls it BMS, Bird Molting Syndrome LoL Well I am off to go itch some more and pick at my broccoli, I hope you have a fun weekend.
[[Squeak]]

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11/23/2007 11:35.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Tootsie!
My Friend, my twin, my pal, whats up? Are you getting ready for Santa {wink wink} LoL
I'm good, looking a little scruffy because of the molt, my owner said she could make a pillow with all the feathers I am shedding hehehe
I got some Kiwi today, want to come over and share? Its really yummy. Here is a vote for you. Have a happy day!

Come visit me, Budgie.

11/20/2007 11:37.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Tootsie
I think I'm molting again, there were tons of feathers at the bottom of my cage this morning, my owner had to clean my cage again, she usually does it every other day but there were a lot, Oh the agony and the itchiness!!
I did something funny today, they were working next door and someone started to hammer something and I imitated the sound, my owner was so surprised because the noises I make that she makes I usually do randomly not after she does them, well except for the barking noise, I can't help but bark back. Did you start to talk right away or did you get used to your new home for a while? I think its cool that you say words, have i asked you what you can say? Do share. Hey, I got kiwi today, come over and we can share.

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11/08/2007 12:29.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Ooops
I forgot to tell you, I sent a vote your way.
Bye for now my twin friend

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11/05/2007 10:40.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tootsie
Popcorn, yumm I'm there! I hear you were singing with the wind, must have been really loud, oh my! I was singing today too, it was fun, I tried to get louder than my owner, hehehe I like attention. It's starting to get cold in the morning's so I don't make any noise when I wake up until it it warmer, she caught on and turns on the heater for a little bit to take the chill out of the air. Its so nice cause then I can go to my morning spot, the window sill and see the birds outside. Well, I better go for now, I just got a fresh bunch of broccoli crowns, some over and we can share, they are like little trees [squeak]
Have a good day!

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11/05/2007 10:39.55 PM Report This Comment  
  BOO!
Happy Halloween to you too Tootsie. Here is a treat for ya and a vote. Sounds like you will be playing quite a trick on your owners tonight. Hehe I'm a little nutty today, I just want to get into everything and go where I'm not supposed to, do you do that sometimes? I can't help it. She just shoos me off and I keep going back haha
Have a great day. Talk to you soon.

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10/31/2007 11:06.22 AM Report This Comment  
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