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Red-Rumped Parakeet from Orlando, FL
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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..

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Hi! My name is Icarus

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

"Ike","Icarussy- "

7 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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  Hi!!
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, Lancelot, Sherlok, Lucy - Missing, Edmund - RIP, Havita - Missing, Tony - Missing, Tom, Apollo, Bonnie, Scott R.I.P. My beloved birdie!! & Dalila.

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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, Poppy-Thanks so much everybirdy for BOTD!, Jazz-Thanks everybirdie! What a great surprise! & Sunny.

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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!
hello!

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
Just swooping by to say Hi and to see what you have been up to. Sorry I was not on yesterday, daddy got involved in one of his computer games and it was 1:00 am before he quit and went to bed. I told him no games until I get my blogging done. Daddy been walking 3 time per day for 600 ft each time and today he upped to 900 ft each time and he is only using his pain med. at bed time. His main complete is that the walker is not made for high speeds on a parking lot. They took Ruby with them and it started to rain a little and Ruby did not like her outside shower. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

04/25/2008 04:50.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Hi Icarus
Just swooping by to say Hi and to see what you have been up to. Last night I got to have a taste of ice-cream, that was ok until I decided that I wanted more and climbed down daddy's arm and grabbed the spoon to help myself. That got me put on my play stand for the rest of dinner time. What was a birdie too do that was good stuff. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah PS I love your avatar

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

04/23/2008 02:16.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Hi Icarus, I am Back
Just swooping by to say Hi and to let you know that I am back on the BC. I have to keep it short for a few days until daddy can built up his strenght. Daddy is doing great. We want to thank you all for your prayers for our flock. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

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
Just swooping by to say Good Morning and to see how you are doing. I hope you have a great weekend. The weather is going to be nice here mid 80's. Well this will be my last blog for about a week or two, mommy will be reading your blogs and keeping daddy updated on what is happening on the BC. We do appreciate all your prayers for our flock. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

04/10/2008 03:21.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> It's a very Sad Day
Just swooping by to say it is a sad day for my flockily today. Our Boxer, Guinan, left us for the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. Guinan would have been 11 years old, had she lived to her next birthday on July 4. We will all miss her terribly, but especially Mom and Dad. Guinan was Mom’s 40th birthday gift to Dad. ~~ About 6 weeks ago, Guinan was diagnosed with a brain tumor. And after giving medication a chance to work to allow her to be symptom free, it became obvious that she was losing ground. Today, Mom and Dad talked to Guinan’s Dr. Tom, and the three of them decided that the tumor was growing much too fast for them to be able to give her any more good quality time with us. So we said our goodbyes, and made sure that our Rosalie Hale Bopp would be at the gates to the Rainbow Bridge, just this side of heaven, to greet Guinan and introduce her to the flockily she will be spending time with until all of us are together again. ~~ Please join me, Mom, Dad, my fiblings, and our kitties in a prayer for Guinan’s safe jouney to The Bridge, and for peace and comfort for those of us who remain behind. May we give and rely on each other’s strength in our sorrow, You can see her picture at the bottom of the my page. LOBHAT (Lots of Birdie Hugs And Tears) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

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
Just stopped by to say Good Morning and to see how you are doing. Not much happening here today I did get to play with daddy last night and I did get in to a TidBit of trouble, I flu off my cage and into the kitchen sink, then I climbed off of daddy shoulder on to the window curtains, and then I climbed down up daddy chair. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

03/19/2008 02:58.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Good Morning Icarus
Just stopped by to say Good Morning and to see how you are doing. Not much happening here today Mommy and Daddy are not feeling to good so I will have to be on my best behavior. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah
PS I hope your mommy gets feeling better soon.

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

03/18/2008 03:00.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Good Morning Icarus
Just stopped by to say Hi and to see how you are doing. Not much happening here today except that the game "Where on the Bird Channel are Buddy and Jake" and I cannot play because Jake's is my brother. That ok I have more fun playing on daddy shoulder. We had a bad storm come through last night with lots of wind and rain,but it is sunny and nice today. Update on Daddy: he had is third injection Friday and it is helping with the pain. Good Luck to All Who Are Playing the Game "Where on the Bird Channel are Buddy and Jake" You can go to Buddy's or Jake's pages to get the Intel on the game. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

03/16/2008 08:02.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Good Morning
This is Black Op's commodore Big Sissy (Rosalie Hale Bopp) bring you a status report. Secret Agents Warrior Princess (Leah), Cowboy (Daddy), and Zoo Keeper (Mommy) have completed phase 2 of BLACK OP's OPERATION "AJ" and I will turn it over to Secret Agent Warrior Princess to complete the briefing. The unclassified details of the operation are the following. Myself and Ruby ran the Black Op's side of the operation out of Camp Get Acquainted . My job was to run interference for Field Agents Cowboy and Zoo Keeper as they made the 2000 mile trip to Ohio and then to Michigan and back to Charleston SC. Agent Cowboy had a job interview in Ohio on Friday and they spent the night at Zoo Keeper skin brother's place. They had to rent a second car to make the trip into Michigan because the SC car rental place would not let them go into Michigan with the unlimited mileage rate. On Saturday they made their way into Michigan and there they adopted our new flock mate "Charles Riley Jake" You can read the unclassified Intel about Charles Riley Jake using the following code on the BC 66865. On Sunday they made the long trip home to Charleston SC. You can see a picture of Jake at the bottom of my page. Agent Cowboy was very glad that the car had heated seats. They helped with his back. The second round of injections have reduced his back pain by about 70%. I am glad that Operation AJ is over and that I am at home with my mommy and daddy again. Well it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. Until the next Black Op operation Warrior Princess signing off. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

03/06/2008 03:32.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Good Morning
This is Black Op's commodore Big Sissy (Rosalie Hale Bopp) bring you a status report. Secret Agents Warrior Princess (Leah), Cowboy (Daddy), and Zoo Keeper (Mommy) have completed phase 1 of BLACK OP's OPERATION "AJ" and have began phase 2. They are still under order to maintain radio silent, so I will continue to provide you with updates until Black Operation "AJ" has been completed. Until the next status report Big Sissy OUT

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

03/05/2008 02:46.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Just visiting you today! You are very pretty, here is a vote for you today!

Come visit me, Piet & Kiki.

02/26/2008 05:40.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> HAPPY VALENTINE DAY! ! !
Just stopped by to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE DAY! ! ! Will it's time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

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
Just stopped by to say Hi and see how you are doing. Sorry that I have not returned your blogs any sooner, but Daddy has been in a lot of pain and we are waiting on the results of the MRI to see if the doctors can tell what is causing my Daddy all that pain. I have still gotten a lot of play time with him. I do make him laugh and that does seems to help a little. Well it time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

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
Gizmo

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!!!

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

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 you...you 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
Just stopped by to say Hi and see how you are doing. Daddy had to go back to work today and I was not happy about that, I miss my Daddy being home all day and playing with me. Mommy put water in my bowl and put one of my toys in the middle of the water, but I still would not take a bath in it. Well it time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

01/02/2008 04:37.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> WISHING A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FLOCK
Just stopping by to wish you and your flock a Happy New Year. Daddy is cooking ribs and sauerkraut for the start of the new year. Daddy and Mommy are staying home and spending New Year Eve with us birds and critters. I want to wish a safe and fun New Year to all of my friends on the BC. Daddy and Mommy are watching football and relaxing while I play on the computer. Well it time to chase the votely thing off of your page. LOBHAK (Lots of Birdie Hugs and Kisses) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

12/31/2007 09:54.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! Icarus and Flock
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Flock. I want to thank you all for your friendship thru the good and the not so good events in our lives. Thanks for sharing your laugher and your tears with us as well. Let us remember the birth of our Savior who is Christ the Lord. Have a great and save Christmas holiday. LOBHAK (Lots of Birdie Hugs and Kisses) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

12/25/2007 07:13.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Ç°> Happy Thanksgiving from Leah
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Me, I am thankful for my new home with loving parents and for all of my friends on the BC. Daddy and Mommy, They are thankful for all of your love and support that you have given them this year especially when my Big Sissy Rosalie when to the Rainbow Bridge. All of us could not have made it without your love and support. So from our thankful home to yours Thanks. LOBHAK(Lots of Birdie Hugs and Kisses) Ç°> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

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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