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My mom was sad and lonely. For 7 years she had lived in FL by herself and without pets (she had a lot back home). Apartments are tough for keeping animals so she knew she'd have to do her research for small interactive animals that were easy to care for and are cute. She decided that a bird would be best since many kinds are very interactive with people, don't smell, don't have to be walked and are cute as can be. She went to a lot of stores and spoke with breeders about the list of birds she had narrowed down. She went to a specialty bird store to get a cockatiel but saw me across the way alone. She never saw a red-rump before but was told that though I was only 5 months old and was hand fed, I'm not comfortable with people and that I was born with a twisted back toe....She made several attempts to get to handle me and see my behavior. I threw major tantrums and bit her at first but by the end of her visit, I realized that she wasn't scary so I calmed down, stepped up on her hand and sat there giving her full attention. She saw that I just needed some t.l.c and took me home! I picked up a lot of whistles and tricks in my first week with her and we live happily ever after now.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Icarus

I am a Red-Rumped Parakeet from Orlando, FL.

"Ike","Icarussy- "

9 years old   M

Red-Rumped Parakeet

Millet, popcorn, nutri berries and treat sticks are my favorites. Been getting introduced to some of mom's cereals and I usually like them.

My cage and it's playtop, my playgym, the entire floor (because I'm a grass keet), or anywhere that mom or Michaelangelo go are where I like to be. I hate being separated from them so I follow them around.

I hate loud noises, bell lattice balls, people who try to come near me when I am eating, getting my wings/nails clipped and any quick sudden movements. ...They catch me of guard and scare me.

She spoils me rotten with a varitey of treats, a fun playgym, new toys as soon as I wreck one, takes me out to play for as long as she's home so I can play with my best friend Michaelangelo the conure. We're the same size, but very different in build and personality. It doesn't matter though. We get along great!

Chattering noise, and protecting Mikey for no reason at all, I sqwuak and try to look tough when I see my reflection and sometimes. I follow Michaelangelo around, but don't always want to be around or picked up by mom. I sing (whistle) I only let Michaelangelo preen me, and try to climb and do the same tricks as him even though I'm not built as strong and tough as he is..

I'm just observing but do not interupt me..

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Hello there Icarus!Another Red-Rumped huh?We are not so popular but we are also terrific pets! Gave you a vote!come visit me Lancelot,Apollo,Lucy,Tom,Scott,Havita and Lolita

Come visit me, Otto, Tanuki, Meggie, Luna, Dalila, Sunny R.I.P, Pimenta (Pepper), Havita - Missing, Sherlok, Filó, Apollo, Lucy - Missing, Bonnie, Tony - Missing, Tom, Cravo (Clove), Lancelot, Bombom, Edmund - RIP, Pacha,Yoda,Trufa,Nut- ella,Silver,Ted and Cacau, Napoleão, Mignon R.I.P & Scott R.I.P. My beloved birdie!!.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi Icarus
What a beautiful bird! I had a female red-rumped parakeet named Olivia. I absolutely loved her sweet little trills - she would run to the edge of her perch and get all excited whenever I walked into the room. She also loved to have her head scratched and would relax so much that she would almost melt through the cage bars when I would pet her. Red-rumps can be pugnacious. She used to love to 'police' my cockatiels whenever I let her out. Her nickname was 'the green beret'. She passed away Jan. 15, 2005 at the age of 11 and a half. She was neglected in her previous home- they kept her above the garage in a cold dark room. I rescued her and her friend: a female lutino cockatiel that I named Melody (she was a sweetie too). I enjoyed her company for almost 5 years. She was a delight! I hope you have lots of fun with him! v4u

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet- Thanks for BOTD!, Poppy- Thank you for BOTD!, Jazz & Sunny-Thank you every birdie! Wow!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Happy Birthday from Clancy
From one red rumed parrot to another have a great time

Come visit me, Snowy, Takitimu (died Dec. 28, 2007), Yarra, Sunny & Clancy.

09/19/2008 06:10.32 PM Report This Comment  
  what a pleasure it is to meet you!

We have a red rumped parakeet too! they are such beautiful birds! I love them very much! we left you a vote with lots of love and affection sweetheart! hugs!

Come visit me, RAZ (RAZBERRY) & baby Reaper.

09/04/2008 10:00.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Hi Icarus
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  Ç°> Hi Icarus, I am Back
04/21/2008 04:28.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from the Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hi friends, Cotton Ball here, We are sorry that we missed Malili's party last night. Mom and Dad went to skin sis's house in TN. They took Fortune, thank goodness, and we have a sitter, Kaitlyn, Mom's oldest grand daughter.. Mom is checking on us and reading our mail to us. She said the trip was wild...Fortune giggled and laughed with lil gkin and wolf whistled at the truckers as they passed..It was about 14 hours of hard driving. They made it fine. Here is a vote for you... Cotton Ball and the gang

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

04/13/2008 09:00.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Good Morning Icarus
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  Ç°> It's a very Sad Day
04/08/2008 03:25.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from St. Patrick D'Bird
Hi, Patrick here with a vote for you. Yeah, this morning I was just waiting to jump up on Mom's shoulder and help feed the rest of the flock. Fortune and I both helped. Fortune squawed on about "crackers" a word I have never used (I don't like them) so I decided to let Mom know I could say it to. She was so proud of me.......WISH YOU A HAPPY WEEKEND, Please visit my fiblings too as I am blogging for us all. Cheech later........ ............. ................LIMERICK OF THE DAY:......... ............. ............. ............This bow-legged U-too is quite the man.......... ...............eats mashed taters faster than a toucan....... ............. ............. ................ He can not hack, ............. ............. ............. ............. ...... anything that’s black........ ............. .......... Vinnie shares his grapes, with the N.Chelmsford Clan....(Dedicated to my friend Vinnie (my Superstar) Umbrella Cockatoo, from N. Chelmsford, MA) (3-29-08)

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

03/29/2008 02:06.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Good Morning Icarus
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03/05/2008 02:46.35 AM Report This Comment  
Just visiting you today! You are very pretty, here is a vote for you today!

Come visit me, Piet & Kiki.

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02/14/2008 02:58.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning Icarus!
You are the prettiest parakeet I've ever seen! My brother Flash is a parakeet. My mommy say's she's never seen a parakeet like you before. B-E-A-UTIFUL! Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Pecking the votie button off your page on my way out! See you soon I hope! ~Tanga

Come visit me, Flash & Tanga.

02/03/2008 07:03.39 AM Report This Comment  
  SO, how are the outings?
We only went out once with daddy. No sunshine here in FLorida lately. Even today is gray and yucky. I need sunshine to keep my feathers pretty. We had a sunshine lamp but the bulb died and mommy did not replace it yet.
Hope I can play in the sunshine soon since I do live in the sunshine state!
Love Gizmo

Come visit me, Daisy, Paco, Chiquita and Gizmo.

01/27/2008 07:07.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Hi Icarus
01/21/2008 05:35.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there
I don't think I would like that flight suit thingy. Mom takes my whole cage outside just in case the neighbors dog comes running through my yard. See ya soon

Come visit me, Daisy, Paco, Chiquita and Gizmo.

01/18/2008 03:52.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Gracie!!
Your Mom is busy like my Mom, but we stopped in to give you and M. a vote!!!

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

01/14/2008 05:03.58 PM Report This Comment  
  here is another vote
Hope you had a great birthday!

Come visit me, Daisy, Paco, Chiquita and Gizmo.

01/13/2008 07:18.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy B-day!
My you are a beautiful boy! We would love to give ya a vote for your special day!!!

Come visit me, Tupi, Aussie, Julio, Miah, "YOU" JANE, "ME" TARZAN, Chile, Chico & Kito.

01/09/2008 12:47.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy birthday Icarus! hope its great! heres a vote!

Come visit me, teddy, PIP, Little Guy & R.I.P Scooter.

01/08/2008 10:38.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Birthday!!!
You are absolutely adorable!!! Of course I'll vote for were actually hatched on my grandfather's birthday! What did your mama get for you? Hope that you had a great day!

Come visit me, Win, Peep RIP & Morgan.

01/08/2008 07:06.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Gracie!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Jersey birds!!!

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

01/08/2008 06:47.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°>Hi Icarus
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  Ç°> MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! Icarus and Flock
12/25/2007 07:13.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Happy Thanksgiving from Leah
11/22/2007 06:37.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Paco
My mommy wanted to tell you that the Bird Cabin has a new owner Cheryl who has been there a long time. She needs all the help and support she can get so tell all your birdie friends to go there! Mommy just brought home a baby Umbrella cockatoo so I am not the youngest anymore!

Come visit me, Daisy, Paco, Chiquita and Gizmo.

11/20/2007 06:46.17 PM Report This Comment  
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