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Calvin passed away July 16, 2008

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I am the first bird my mom ever owned. She rescued me from a family of 5 kids who weren't very nice to me. I was much younger then, but I never forgot it. Mom thinks that is why I am so cranky, and she loves me even more. We have been through 5 apartments together -- and I outlived one of my mates, too, which made me sad for a while. Now I have a new mate. I love her almost as much as my mirror toy.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Calvin passed away July 16, 2008

I am a Cockatiel from Brooklyn, NY.

I am Calvin. Just Calvin.

30 years old   M


I love lettuce mixed in with my seeds, and I won't say no to a zucchini slice either!

I don't leave my cage as much as I used to, though my mom leaves the door open. Sometimes I come out and perch on the top of the cage, just watching the world go by. Occassionally I will fly to the window and perch on the top of the sill -- that's a big outing when you're my age.

I am the crankiest, most foul tempered bird who ever lived! I was cranky when I was a chick, and I am crankier now that I am elderly. I hate all other birds, my dad, and I barely tolerate my mom. However, she says I am her best friend. I must be awfully cute!

My mom understands me, and lets me be the cockatiel I was born to be. She buys me toys and cuttlebones, and takes good care of me. She is proud of the fact that I still look so pretty at my age! I don't care for my dad so much, probably because of my past experience with a male owner -- but my new dad cleans my cage out and makes sure my water dish is always filled and freshened. He's not so bad (but don't tell him I said so).

I am in love with my mirror toy. I will talk to it, play with it, and squabble with it for hours. I used to whistle the NY1 News theme, but I won't do it anymore because my mom likes it! I do wolf whistle though. Hey, I'm 21 -- I do what I like! :).

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Morning Calvin!
I had to fly by and wish you a great day and give you a vote. How can I resist such a cute old man? he he he! Kisses! KIWI

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

11/01/2007 08:25.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Another old timer!
Hey Calvin, it's good to read your profile! I, like you, am an old and somewhat crabby cockatiel. Recently I've been eating alot of kale, which is really good too, sort of like lettuce. Well, I'm glad to know I'm not the only old cockatiel out there! --Charlie

Come visit me, Isabelle, Charlie, Xochi, Gerard & Lilly.

10/11/2007 10:48.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Calvin
10/09/2007 08:18.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Calvin!
Thanks for coming to visit me. I don't think you seem like a Tootles, he is definitely a grump. he he he! Sorry it took me so long to come visit you but I have to fight with Toots and Moose to get to use the computer. My brothers are big brats. I know, Tootles thinks you are the greatest thing and I believe you are fond of him, too, but he is still a BIG BRAT! he he he! I hope you and Silky are doing well. Your woman sure is a cutie. Well, Calvin, take care and be nice to Silky. Kisses! KIWI

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

10/04/2007 07:13.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi There
09/30/2007 02:13.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Calvin!
You sure are funny hiding from your family like that. he he he! Yep, my family is weird too. I nip mommy and she still tries to pick me up. I growl at my dad but he insists on coming near me. I don't recall but do you have skin siblings or only birdie siblings? I have skin siblings and they are extra weird....if that is possible. he he he! My skin brother got this new truck for his birthday and it was under my cage. I was not real happy about that one. If I wasn't resting, I would have flown down and nipped him for bothering me. I still can't believe you hid from your family. You are just the greatest. he he he! Take care, Mr. Calvin. TOOTLES

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

09/30/2007 05:48.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Calvin!
I am so glad that you think I have the potential to become a "dignified elderly gent". he he he! Mom says I am extra grumpy today and she put me in my cage for some quiet time. Well hmmmpffff on her quiet time. She shouldn't have told me to step up and then I wouldn't have nipped her. Who does she think she is always telling me what to do? he he he! I still believe you are my idol. I have yet to meet any birdie on here with as much personality as you. I love it. Well, Mr. Calvin, I hate to say it but I must be going. My skin brother will be home soon and mom has to take care of him and my skin sister. Take care, buddy! Sorry it took me so long to write back. TOOTLES

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

09/24/2007 12:42.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Calvin
09/23/2007 05:12.13 AM Report This Comment  
  To my idol....
Just a quick note to all of our birdie friends...we are not ignoring your blogs. Mom is really busy and promises to catch our blogs up as soon as she can. Our skin brother was sick on Monday and then again today. She had to pick him up from school but the good thing is she made him home made chicken noodle soup and we got some for dinner. YUMMY! Tomorrow is our skin siblings birthday...they will be 7. Mom will catch us up as soon as everyone is feeling well and our twin siblings are finished celebrating their birthday. Take care! Votes for everyone! Kisses! TOOTS, KIWI and MOOSEY

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

09/19/2007 07:34.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Calvin
Welcome to the club. You sure have a healthy, fiesty look for 21. I love the picture with your Motto. It made my mom laugh. Here's a vote for you (*>*)

Come visit me, In Memory of Dusty (a white faced cockatiel).

09/14/2007 12:15.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Grumpy...I love your attitude!
Mom says she thinks we could be twins. Hey, I don't think she was being too nice you? I am grumpy and I don't like my dad but I do pretty good with mom. I still bite her and she gets mad at me for it but I am still her baby. It must be our winning personalities that win our mom's over...what do you think?!? he he he! Wow! You are 21 years and Poshie should meet. I am glad to hear that you found a wonderful mom and a not so bad daddy to live with. We all deserve wonderful homes no matter how cranky we are. he he he! Welcome to the channel. TOOTLES

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

09/14/2007 09:33.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi calvin, welcome to the group~
you sure look good for 21! Almost as good as me at 17. Come check me out and heres my vote for you!

Come visit me, Aniken, kokane, Ozwald & Neo.

09/14/2007 08:21.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Calvin
Wow you are some bird and at 21 have a right to be opininated and fiesty like you are. you go man!! Here is my vote for you and cheech to you later.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

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