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I gave all the birds in the petshop a strawberry and he was the only one that place the strawberry in his dish and ate a little bit at a time,and asked for another..

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Hi! My name is Strawberry

I am a Mitred Conure from pawtucket, RI.

Holy Terror!

20 years old   M

Mitred Conure

he asks for soup,apple,popc- orn,cracker,and strawberry.

My cage and my tree and anyone who will pick me up.

Is Bilou going on his tree.

Puts up with me, no matter how bad I am.

He spreads his leg in the corner of his cage and fights with his toy..

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  Hi my friend !
YUCK ! Last night was a cold sandwich supper in our house - I got the first bite of cherry tomatoe right out of the back yard :) Yum !

Daddy was driving down our road yesterday and got worried cause there was a small bird in the middle of the road. He pulled over and saw it was a blue jay fledgling . . . he walked over to urge it back to the grass so it wouldn't get hit. Then he sat in the car (in the heat with the engine off so it wouldn't be spooked) for almost half an hour to make sure its mommy was around . . .

That was nice that mom had a little break - especially in this heat ! Take good care of your daddy - it's awful for anyone with any kind of breathing problem ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/30/2015 02:26.52 AM Report This Comment  
  good morning my handsome friend !
What a nice surprise - having mom home with you for a day ! I hope you made the most of it !

It seems that the norm for this summer is hot sticky and stormy - YUCK ! At least it's keeping mom home - although today she does have to head out to the mall. Sister-in-law has a birthday coming up this weekend . . . hope it's not one of those wandering around and not being able to make a decision days !

Guess what happened last night ? Mom got squawked trying to take me visiting my friends ! Not that that's unusual, but when we were, we noticed a new "squawk" page - there's now a link directly to contact i5 ! !

Have a great humpday (even though with mom on vacation, days don't matter much !) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/15/2015 03:23.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
Auntie Eva finished my official royal portrait, isn't it awesome?! She made me look very handsome, and mom agrees! LOL. Speaking of pictures, I thought that I could hang up all of our photos from our vacations last month on one of the castle walls. That way, we will never forget our fun travels! You guys can come help me pick out frames and hang them.(: Come'on! Hugs, King Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

07/14/2015 03:22.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
Sorry for being so quiet last week! I've been having too much fun in the castle to come visit, LOL. I'm really enjoying it here. There is so much to do and see, and the food is amazing! I thought that today we could have a game night in the castle. The castle is stocked with all of our favorite games, and I'll have Lizzie bring us some snacks. Hey, why wait for tonight? Let's start the fun right now! To the living room! Hugs, King Jester Bean

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

07/09/2015 11:06.18 AM Report This Comment  
  morning Strawberry
Our rain is supposed to stop this morning and we're supposed to have a nice weekend - finally - it's not been a great summer so far ! Very hot and sticky . . .

In fact, mom got dumped on (the kind of rain your can't even see through) yesterday leaving the library. At least later, she had a great time with her school chums - they tried a new Italian restaurant and mom had the penne aribbiata - she loves spicy just like me !

Before she left she gave me an empty tissue box to play with. The first thing I did was chew a window in it . . . then a back door, now I have a tissue box tunnel ! I love to run through it and I even drag toys with me - I leave them there so mom can't touch them ! Great fun :)

Lots of 'puter problems today - mom's laptop updated last night and this morning it's barely functioning - she's using daddy's very old and very slow one to get out a few c/p - daddy's staying home today to try to deal with it !

Have a warm snuggly day - love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/09/2015 05:16.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry !
Another hot sticky icky humid stormy day in NY . . . getting mighty tired of this ! It's hard to breathe when outside - that's how humid it is !

And that inconsiderate mom ! Yes, she stayed home with me yesterday and did some laundry - but today she's getting together with a couple of school friends ! Then she's meeting a former student (now in high school) who has to read THE ODYSSEY over the summer. She didn't like it when she was in high school and now she's reading it again ? jeeeeesh !

Hope you have a very happy humpday my friend. Give everyone in your flock and home my love ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/08/2015 03:27.21 AM Report This Comment  
  good morning Strawberry
Happy Monday ! I'm hoping that mom is going to slow down now . . . maybe stay home and get some things done around here that need her attention - like me !

Last night she counted the 'matoes . . . 33 ! ! Soon she'll have to start canning - she and dad will never eat that many - with more coming ! Thanks to Kiddo's dad for the mater advice !

Does mom take care of the grands everyday ? Or just sometimes ? No wonder she needs her multi's ! ! ! That's no easy job - good thing she has you, Jolie and Bilou to help !

Sunny and warm for today :) Hope you have a fun-filled day :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/06/2015 02:56.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry
Thank you for voting me BOTD and the Happy Hatchday wishes. I had a great day. Bye bye

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

07/05/2015 03:08.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello dear friend
I hope you had an enjoyable 4th of July - our day started out drizzly - it never really rained except for a few sprinkles - just misty and overcast . . . mom and dad weren't sure if they'd go to WestPoint or not, but then around 4:00 the sun came out ! ! ! It was a perfect evening - the band finished the concert with 1812 Overture and fireworks ! I was home watching "YANKEE DOODLE" on tv . . . (mom was in the show GEORGE M when she was in high school . . . )

Today they're heading off to the flea market - but that's only a couple hours . . . the rest of the day should belong to me, and rightfully so if I may add !

That's nice that daddy keeps an eye on his brother and wife - that's what family is about ! We'll add them to the prayer list (which sadly seems to only grow longer . . . never shorter) Were there lots of loud noises at your perch last night ?

Have a lovely Sunday and give hugs to all in your house ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/05/2015 03:40.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD. Hope you have an awesome day today!
have lots of treats. We flew in to give you another vote.
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Your new friends

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07/04/2015 07:56.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy 4th of July Strawberry !
God Bless America

By Irving Berlin

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:

God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.

KA-BOOM ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/04/2015 02:39.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry !
No TGIF in this house for a couple months ! The weather was perfect yesterday and our rain came overnight - just like in Camelot ! I had a great time playing while mom did some reading - in between she picked up toys I tossed to her or gave me a skritch :)

Today she and dad are off running a couple errands - neither wants to go near a store over the weekend. I'll need my sugar snap peas and maybe even some blueberries - the farm market is closed tomorrow . . .

Have a great day :) love Cookie

PS. Saw a note on JennyLynn's page about political affiliations . . . we're with you too ! And uncle Chuck is right - I don't think there are that many of us . . . sad isn't it ?

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/03/2015 02:50.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry !
Well, our rain finished and it looks like we're in for a terrific stretch of weather :) Of course that means I need to find a way to keep mom home - the folks are heading up to the g'parronts today to do the yard work and shopping for them since it's a holiday weekend and they want to go to West Point for the 4th and the flea market on Sunday . . . do you see the problem here ? Although mom did get to the library yesterday so she's at some point going to hang out with me and read :)

I know you're a big help taking care of the grands - when mom's g'nephew is here I keep him busy by tossing things on the floor for him to pick up !

Have a terrific Thursday ! love you :) Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/02/2015 03:43.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
I am very happy and honored to be your July Bird of the Month. Thank you SO much for supporting me and voting for me all month. I couldn’t have done it without you guys! I had such a fun time going on vacation with all of you. We visited so many awesome and beautiful places, and did a lot of fun things. I’m so glad you could all come with me! Now it is time to relax, and you guys are all welcome to hang out in the castle with me whenever you want. Let’s party! Hugs, King Jester Bean

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

07/01/2015 10:39.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Strawberry bird, from your Jenny Lynn
...OMG, I just love that bare chest! We also love all the email notes your daddy puts on our page, we thought we were the only real Americans still left in this crazy world! We are very far Right of the weird left group, but we can not discuss that on the open BC! We love Bilou, you, your mom and daddy, and your precious Mr Macaw! Keep the blogs coming, they quite often refresh our daddy's love for our Glorious America! Perhaps fewer notes today, as we will be busy with dad's nurse and lots of errands that can't be put off any longer! We are wishing every birdie a happy hump day, and give our love to all in your home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our family

PS~God Bless the USA....

Come visit me, King Ziggy~Thanks for your votes & this high honor, Jenny Lynn~Chillin' in Alfie's outside aviary...., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Thanks for BOTD, my dad is so proud!, LaLo Lee~Just hanging with my daddy in the kitchen & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/01/2015 01:45.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there Strawberry !
Well, mom and my Laura got home by noon yesterday after their shopping . . . then she and daddy went grocery shopping ! REALLY ? They did come home with some yummy blueberries and strawberries though :)

At least today mom is staying home :) I just finished a late (big humongous thunderboomers at dawn knocked out power till just a little while ago) breakfast and daddy is getting ready to head into ZooYork City . . .

Have a great day - love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/01/2015 06:58.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hello Every Birdie! Today is the last day of June, and my last Bird of the Month blog. For our last trip, we are going to be visit Tokyo, Japan. Our first stop is going to be the Imperial Palace. Let’s go!” They arrive at the Imperial Palace grounds, which is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. They take a tour of the grounds, but aren’t allowed to enter the buildings. Next they head to the Edo Tokyo Museum, which a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. They see the life-size replica of the Nihonashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo, and they see scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Showa periods. Next they visit the Shinjuka Gyoen National Garden. They stroll through the gardens, and see beautiful trees, plants, and ponds. It is very calm and peaceful there. After that they visit the Ueno Zoo. At the zoo, they see Red Pandas, Japanese Black Bears, Sumantran Tigers, Capybaras, and many other animals. Next they head to Tokyo DisneySea. They see the shows and go on the rides there, and have a lot of fun. After, they visit Tokyo National Museum, which is the oldest Japanese national museum. They see lots of interesting things there. After they are finished there, the visit the Tokyo Skytree. They head to the observation tower, and up there they have a lovely view of Tokyo. When they are done up there, they eat dinner at a yummy Japanese restaurant, and then head to a hotel. – Thanks so much for voting for me all month. I have had such a fun time with you guys! I’m so excited to see if I win! (: I’ll see you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/30/2015 10:33.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry !
Mom had a good time yesterday visiting . . . and came home with presents for me ! And even better ? Daddy is learning to speak "quaker" - he noticed my water dish was crooked and knew I had tried to bathe in it, so he got my tub and we splashed and played together in it !

Now today she's shopping with my Laura ! Sheeesh - this is not how I planned our vacation together ! Luckily though, Laura has to work this afternoon so that means mom will be home early - I wonder if there'll be more presents ?

Have a good Tuesday - give all in your house my love ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/30/2015 03:38.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hello Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Paris, France. Our first stop is going to be the Musée d'Orsay Museum. Let’s go!” They arrive at the museum, which used to be the Orsay Railway Station. They look through the museum, and see lots of art from the 1848s to 1914. Next they head over to the Tuileries Garden. They take a stroll through there, and it is lovely. After that, they go to see the Arc De Triomphe. The arc is big and beautiful. After they are done viewing that, they visit the Louvre Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. Inside, there is lots of artwork. They see the Mona Lisa, which makes Cookie very excited. When they are finished there, they take a tour of the Paris Catacombs. The Paris Catacombs are underground ossuaries, which hold the remains of about six million people. The tour is cool, but creepy. Next they visit the Musée Marmottan Monet. The museum features a collection of over three hundred impressionist and post-impressionist works by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, and Pierre Auguste Renior. After touring through the museum, they head over to see the Eiffel Tower. The tower is big and gorgeous. They visit the second floor of the tower, and look down at Paris. It is beautiful. After that, they eat dinner at a delicious French restaurant, and then head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/29/2015 11:20.54 PM Report This Comment  
  good morning Strawberry !
and it is too ! It's Monday - mom is out of school and the sun is returning after a weekend of rain :) Plus, although mom is going off visiting, daddy is staying home with me - he doesn't have to go in till Wednesday.

It was supposed to clear up yesterday and never did :( But we had an indoor picnic with hamburgers and corn on the cob anyway ! Then I schemed to try to find a way that mom couldn't close my cage door. I kept hanging toys so they'd get caught up in it ! Mom says I'm so clever ! It's about time she realized it !

Have a great day helping mom take care of the grands :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/29/2015 02:48.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Keystone, South Dakota. Our first stop is going to be Big Thunder Gold Mine. Let’s go!” They arrive, and tour the authentic 1890’s gold mine. During their tour, they learn about mining and Gold Panning from their tour guide. It is very interesting! After the tour of the mine, they visit the Mining Museum. The Mining Museum is a replica of the Tykoon Gold Mine build in 1895. Inside is the largest collection of equipment from gold mining in the Black Hills. It is very cool to look through. After the museum, they get to try gold panning. They get a lesson on how to do it, and they all find a little bit of gold. When they are all finished there, they head over to visit Mount Rushmore. They walk the Presidents Trail, and see many different views of the iconic mountain. After climbing a lot of stairs, they have a gorgeous up-close view of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. They see the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. After observing it and taking plenty of pictures, they take the trail back. After, they visit the Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and learn all about the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. After that, they tour the National Presidential Wax Museum. They see life-size realistic wax figures of all of the presidents, and it is very cool. They take pictures with some of the figures, and Finnegan gives some of them bunny ears in the photos. After that, they eat dinner, and check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/29/2015 12:03.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry !
It felt so good to be home again last night even though it rained all day long :( Mom says she hopes the whole summer isn't like this - rain, no power, dentist, more rain - what a start ! We ended up heading to dad's parents house on Friday cause when mom got home from the dentist we had no power ! When she called the power company they said they "hoped" it'd be on by midnight . . . sheeesh !

Taking care of the grands will keep your mom hopping this summer ! Will you help ?

Hopefully the rain stops today - and the sun is shining in your corner of the world :) love to all - Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/28/2015 03:02.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Ontario, Canada. Our first stop is going to be the Royal Ontario Museum. Let’s go!” They arrive at the museum, and explore it. They visit the Eaton Gallery of Rome, the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, the Bat Cave, the Pompeii Volcano Exhibition, and other cool galleries and exhibits. Next they head over to the CN Tower. There, they do the EdgeWalk, which is a hands-free walk around the tower’s main pod. It is 1168 ft above the ground. It is a scary for some of them, but others love it! After that, they head to the Toronto Zoo. They visit the Tundra Trek and see Polar Bears, Arctic Wolves, European Reindeer, and Snowy Owls. They visit the African Rainforest and see Naked Mole Rats, Egyptian Fruit Bats, Spotted Necked Otters, and Speckled Mousebirds. At the Canadian Domain they see Canada Lynx, Grizzly Bears, American Moose, and Wood Bison. They also visit some other animals, which they enjoy. After the zoo, they visit Niagara Falls. They watch the beautiful waterfalls, and they are stunning. Such a beautiful sight for the birdies to see! When they are done at the falls, they head over to the National Gallery of Canada. At the gallery, they see lots of beautiful and interesting artwork and sculptures. They enjoy browsing through. After, they visit Casa Loma. They tour the beautiful place, and then eat dinner at the Terrace Grill. After that, they head to their hotel. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/28/2015 12:05.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today is our third and final day in Orlando, Florida. We are going to visit Universal and Islands of Adventure, but first, I have something special planned. Come with me!” Jester takes his friends to a field, and there they see a large hot air balloon! Jester tells them that they are going to take a ride in it, and then have a breakfast picnic. Once they are all in the basket, it starts slowly going up, and up, and up. Soon, they are high up in the air, and it is a beautiful view. They float high in the sky for about 45 minutes, before the hot air balloon starts to head back to the ground. As they get closer to the ground, they realize that they aren’t landing in the field where they took off; they are landing in an orange grove! When they get to the ground, they find that a picnic blanket spread out with lots of yummy breakfast foods, and they get to pick oranges to eat with it! When they finish their picnic, Zippy and Polly ask if they could take some oranges home for their mom, and Jester tells them that if any of them want to take oranges home, they can pick them and they will be sent to the hotel. After, they head over to Universal Studios. When they arrive at the park, the first thing they go on is Minion Mayhem, a funny 3D ride. After that they ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, an awesome roller coaster where they get to choose the song they listen to while riding. Next they ride Revenge of the Mummy, and watch Shrek 4D. Next they go to watch Fear Factor Live. During the show, they host of the show asks for a volunteer who isn’t afraid of bugs. Cappy raises his wing, and they invite him to come down to the stage. On the stage, they have Cappy sit with a big hairy spider on his head for a full minute! But he doesn’t mind, and does it like a champ. After, they ride Men in Black Alien Attack, and the Simpsons Ride. Next they head over to Diagon Alley, where they look through all the shops, and then they ride Escape From Gringotts. After that, they take the Hogwarts Express over to Islands of Adventure. They enjoy the train ride, especially the Harry Potter fans! When the train arrives at Islands of Adventure, they get off a go to Hogwarts. They walk through the big castle, and then ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Next they go on Jurassic Park River Adventure, and they get wet on that. After that they go on the Cat in the Hat Ride, High in the Sky Trolley, and Caro-Suess-El, and then go on the Amazing Spiderman 3D ride. Then they go on Doctor Doom Fear Falls, and the Incredible Hulk roller coaster. After that, they eat dinner at one of the small cafes, and then leave to go back to their hotel. – Thanks for voting! Tomorrow we will be visiting another state. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/26/2015 11:30.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry, I'd say TGIF,
but everyday is that now ! Mom finished her 33rd year teaching 4th grade on Wednesday ! Except that mom has a dentist appointment this morning to replace a filling (from childhood) that has a crack . . . then maybe a few errands before the rains come - they're coming in for whole weekend ! That should keep her home !

Mom saw the first goldfinch of the season in the yard last night . . . and the Baltimore oriole was back too :) And of course, there are more red wing blackbirds this year than she's seen in many years . . . good eats here I guess !

The grands are lucky to have g'ma there to help out - every kid should be so lucky :) Of course it's probably exhausting for your poor mom taking care of you guys and dad too . . .

Have a great Friday and give everyone my love - Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/26/2015 03:26.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are continuing our trip in Orlando, and are going to be going to Disney’s Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Let’s head on over to Epcot first!” They arrive at the park, and the first thing they see inside the park is the Epcot Ball, so they head inside of it to go on Spaceship Earth. On the ride, they visit through scenes back in time, and learn of Earth’s history. After, they head over to the Seas with Nemo and Friends. They go through line and then board into their clamshells, and are taken through the cute ride. At the end, they are let out into the building. They brose through the aquarium, and then watch Turtle Talk with Crush. They enjoy that, and Willie and Flitzer gets to ask Crush a question. Next they head over to Journey into Imagination with Figment. After that, they walk around the worlds. They visit Mexico, China, Norway, and the other places. Next they head to the Land Pavilion, where they ride Soarin’ and Living with the Land. After that, they go on Mission Space, and Test Track. After that, they decide to leave Epcot and go to Magic Kingdom. So they head over to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and take a monorail over to the Magic Kingdom. They arrive at the park, and walk down Main Street USA. First, they head over to Tomorrowland, and they ride the People Mover. Next they visit the Carousel of Progress, which Jester says is one of his mom’s favorites. By the time it is finished, they are all singing “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow….” They visit the Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor, and they enjoy the comedy. Next they go on Space Mountain. After that, they head to Frontierland, where they do Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Next they head to Adventureland, and the first thing there do there is the Jungle Cruise. They enjoy the boat ride and the amusing guide, but Cydney and Norman do not enjoy getting sprayed with water by one of the elephants! Next they climb the Swiss Family Treehouse, visit the Enchanted Tiki Room, and the go on Pirates of the Caribbean. They walk through Liberty Square, and go on Haunted Mansion, before heading to Fantasyland. There they go on the Dumbo Flying Elephants, the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan’s Flight, It’s a Small World, and they watch Philhar Magic. After that, they eat at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. After that, it is time to watch Wishes, the firework show. Then they take a bus back to their hotel. – Thanks for voting! Tomorrow we are doing something special in the morning, and then going to Universal and Islands of Adventure. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/26/2015 12:27.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting somewhere I am very familiar with, and that is Orlando, Florida. We are taking a three day trip here, and in those three days we are going to visit the Disney parks and Universal. Today we are going to hit Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Our first stop is going to be Animal Kingdom, let’s go!” They arrive, and the first thing they do is Kilimanjaro Safaris. They climb into their safari vehicle, and tour the African outback. They see lots of beautiful animals, including Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos. Next, they head to the Tree of Life, where they head inside and see It’s Tough to be a Bug. Next, they head to Dinoland. There they do Dinosaur, where they ‘go back in time’ to bring back the Iguanodon. Everybody enjoys it, especially Cookie and Peppino. They also go on the Primeval Whirl, which spins them and drops them. When they get off, they are rather dizzy. Next they go and see some shows. They see Festival of the Lion King, the Finding Nemo Musical, and Flights of Wonder. Next they go on Expedition Everest roller coaster, where they venture through the icy peaks of the Himalayas, and see the Yeti. When they are done with that, they head over to Hollywood Studios. When they arrive there, the first thing they do is Toy Story Mania. They have tons of fun shooting at the 4D targets. Gus ends up getting the highest score out of the group. Next they head to the Hollywood Tower Hotel, home to the Tower of Terror. They head through the line, and board their elevator. They go up, and are suddenly dropped down, multiple times. After that, they head over to Rock’n Roller Coaster. After waiting in line, they load into their Super Stretch Limo, and take off at 60 mph. They speed through the tracks, and on two upside-down loops, and totally enjoy it. Next they see Beauty and the Beast Live, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and Muppet Vision 3D. Then they go on the Great Movie Ride. After, they head to 50’s Prime Time Café for dinner, and then leave the park and head to their hotel. They are staying at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. Once in their rooms, they watch some TV before going to sleep. – Thanks for voting! We will be visiting Epcot and Magic Kingdom tomorrow, so get some rest! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/25/2015 12:04.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Sydney, Australia. Our first stop is going to be the Museum of Sydney, let’s go!” At the museum, they see the Built for Bush, Convict Sydney, City of Shadows, Towers of Tomorrow, and other exhibitions. Next they visit Wildlife Sydney. They visit the Koala Rooftop, where they get to meet the Koalas up close. They visit Wallaby Cliffs, where they see Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, Bare Nosed Woman, Blue Tongue Lizards, and Kookaburras. They visit the Bug Garden and see all sorts of bugs. Finally, they visit the Kangaroo Walk-About, where they see cute kangaroos. Next they visit the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, where they see fish, turtles, sharks, and penguins. After that, they visit Cockatoo Island. Taz and Oz say that it has a wonderful name. They explore there, and then eat lunch. After, they visit the Sydney Tower Eye. There, they do the Skywalk. The Skywalk is 268 metres above Sydney, and they can see the streets through the glass floor they are standing on, and it is awesome. Next, they visit the Australian Museum and the Queen Victoria Building. After, they head to the Sydney Opera house, where they see the Anything Goes musical. Finally, they eat dinner, and check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester
PS. OOOPS! Sorry for calling you Sugar.... mom gets her tabs messed up sometimes and calls my friends by the wrong names. I'll have to get onto her about that! LOL!

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/24/2015 12:40.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry !
I'm sorry daddy isn't feeling well . . . this weather with all the humidity can't be good for anyone with asthma . . .

Yesterday was another hot day here - as soon as mom came home I hopped in my bathtub for some splashing . . . not as much of a soaker as some, but enough to cool off :) Then daddy called and said it was too hot to cook and he'd bring home dinner ! Chinese ! I got to have a teeny tiny bit of rice and broccoli -

Another hot one today - mom has her class picnic - then thunderboomers this afternoon before finally cooling a bit - just in time for vacation :) Just today and tomorrow :)

Have a great time today - love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie enjoying summer, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/23/2015 02:06.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Atlanta, Georgia. The first place we are going to visit is the GA State Capitol. Let’s head over there now.” They arrive at the building, and once inside, take a guided tour. During their tour they see the rooms inside the building, and learn Georgia History. After their tour, they visit the GA State Capitol Museum. Next they head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The first thing they see is the Dinosaur Plaza outside. Grey Bird and Oki mimic dinosaur noises, while stomping around like dinosaurs. Inside, they visit the Walk Through Time in GA exhibition, the World of Shells collection, the Reflections of Culture exhibition, and some other cool things. Next they visit the Georgia Aquarium. Inside, they see tons of beautiful fish. They see Discus, Clown Anemonefish, Crimson Snapper, King Angel Fish, and many others. They see Beluga Whales, which Laka and Chyna think are adorable. They also see really cool Giant Pacific Octopus. When they are done in the Aquarium, they head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They stroll the Garden, and see gorgeous flowers. After the garden, they visit the High Museum of Art, and then the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. After the museums, they head to Fox Theatre, and see the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long. They very much enjoy it. After, they get dinner, and head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/23/2015 12:21.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to visit Honolulu, Hawaii. We are all going to have lots of fun! The first thing we are going to do is snorkel. Let’s head over to the Pier!” They arrive at the Hilton Pier in Waikiki. They get on a little boat, and are taken out in the ocean. Once the boat stops, they put on their masks and fins, and get into the water. As soon as they look down in the water, they are amazed by how clear and blue it is. They are in Turtle Canyon, so as they snorkel, they see beautiful Green Sea Turtles. They also see pretty fish and coral. They really enjoy it. After their snorkeling trip, they go to see the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. It is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. After visiting there, they visit Manoa Falls. They have to hike to see it, so they start their journey across a bridge, and slowly hike up along the sides of the deep rainforest valley. The trail is gorgeous, and they very much enjoy their surroundings. After about a half hour hike, they reach the waterfall. It is absolutely stunning. They enjoy the beautiful view and wonderful sounds for awhile before hiking back. When they get back, Jester suggests that Peatree and Picabo should have a Hatchday lunch together, and they agree that it would be fun. They get dropped off at a cute little restaurant, and then Jester leaves with the rest of his friends. He has a special plan. They head to the beach, and set up a surprise party for their two friends. About an hour later, Jester heads back to the restaurant to pick up Pea and Picabo. They ask where everyone else is, but Jester ignores the question. They arrive at the beach, and are greeted with a loud “SURPRISE!” as they approach the set up. There are lots of colorful balloons, a big frosted cake, and “Happy Hatchday Peatree and Picabo!” is written in the sand. The two are very surprised, and thank all their friends for planning something so wonderful for them. Everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday’, and the two Hatchday birds blow the candles out. They all have cake, and then chat and dance on the beach until sunset. After, they all head to their hotel, order room service, and play games until bed. They had a very fun day! – Thanks for voting for me! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! :) See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/21/2015 10:42.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to Austin, Texas. Our first stop is going to be Lady Bird Lake, where we are going to go canoeing. Let’s head over there now!” Jester and his friends arrive at the lake, and head to the Rowing Dock to get their canoes. They load into canoes in pairs of two, and head out on the lake. Things go well, until Raffikki & TiPaul and Cookie & Polly decided to race in their canoes. This ends with Raffikki and TiPaul getting their canoe flipped, but they are helped back in, and then they continue down the lake (with no more racing). When they are done canoeing, they head into Zilker Park. They have a brunch picnic, and fly some kites. After their picnic, they head to Bullock Texas State History Museum. They explore the museum, and learn lots of history. They visit the La Belle Exhibit, which is pretty cool. Next they head to the Blanton Museum of Art, where they see lots of artwork. Their next stop is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. They see tons of gorgeous flowers. They take pictures as they admire and smell the flowers. Next they visit the Texas State Capitol, where they take a tour. After their tour, they head to Ballet Austin, where they see Hamlet, a contemporary ballet, based on the classic Shakespearean story of a young man and his incredible family drama. They really enjoy it. After the ballet, they head to a steak house for dinner, and then check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/20/2015 11:18.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to visit Kansas City, Missouri. Our first stop is going to be the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Let’s go!” When they get there, they look through the museum and see lots of art collections and exhibitions. Next they go to the Kansas City Zoo. At the zoo they see Bongos, Mangabey, Gorillas, Warthogs, and many other animals. Strawberry really likes the Warthogs, and decides to call one Pumba. They visit the Orangutan Canopy, and watch them swing on trees. Kaji and Cappy say that they look similar to the orangutans when they swing from the top of their cages. When they are done at the zoo, they head over to the National WWI Memorial/Museum. They browse through and learn the history of WWI while they are there. Next they visit the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. They visit the Truman: Presidential Years and Life and Times exhibitions, and view some other things. Next they head to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. There, they see the Lyric Opera, and they enjoy it very much. Next they head to over to see the Gateway Arch. When they are finished viewing it, they eat dinner, and head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/19/2015 11:31.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are headed to New Orleans, Louisiana. Our first stop is going to be Mardi Gras World. Let’s go!”They arrive, and take the Mardi Gras World Tour. Their guide takes them through the massive studio where the big Mardi Gras floats are built, and they learn the history of the festive tradition. They get to put on costumes and pose in front of the big floats. They have lots of fun! Next they visit the Cabildo Museum, and the National WWII Museum. After touring the museums, they head to the Audubon Zoo. They visit the African Savanna and see Zebras, Monkeys, and Giraffes. They visit the Asian Domain and see Sun Bears, Babirusas, White Tigers, and Elephants. They visit the aviary and say hi to their bird friends, and they visit the Dinosaur Adventure section. Next they visit the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. In the Butterfly Garden, they see tons of beautiful butterflies flying around. While they are standing there, a blue butterfly lands right on Sugar’s head! They visit Bourdreaux’s Bait Shop, where they see lots of interesting and creepy bugs. Next they visit Bug Appétit, where they get to sample bugs prepared by the chefs. Some of the birds try the bugs without having to be pressured. Boo Boo says that hers tasted delicious! Jester and a few others just can’t be talked into eating the bugs. After, they visit the 1850 House. It is a very nice museum/historic home, and they enjoy visiting it. Next they visit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. They explore through there, and sample delicious dishes. After that, they head to their hotel for the night. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/18/2015 11:29.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are back in the US, and heading over to Chicago, Illinois. Our first stop is going to be Grant Park. Let’s go!” They arrive at the park, and stroll through it. They head to the center of the park to see the Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest fountains in the world. They watch the fountain’s water show, and they all love it. After the water show, they head over to the Art Institute of Chicago. They see a Charles Ray Sculpture exhibition, they visit an interactive puppet installation, and see a ton of paintings. Next, they head over to Willis Tower, also known as Sears Tower, which is the second tallest building in the US. They head up to the 103rd floor. Once on they are up, they head out on the Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the building. It is a bit scary on the Ledge, but the view is awesome. After they head back down, they go over to the Lincoln Park Conservatory. When they arrive, they take a Docent tour. It is absolutely gorgeous, with all the plants and flowers. They all enjoy looking around very much. Next, they head over to Navy Pier, and go to Seadog Boat Cruises. They go on a 75 minute guided architectural tour on the Chicago River. It is tons of fun! After, they go on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. When they are done, they head out for dinner and then check into a hotel and watch movies together. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/10/2015 10:53.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are leaving the US, and heading to London, England! I think that we are going to have a lot of fun there. I know we can fly, but it would be a long flight for us, so let’s go catch a plane!” Jester and his friends head to the airport, and take a long plane ride to England. They arrive at night, and eat dinner and check into a hotel. When they wake up the next morning, they eat breakfast, and are ready to start their adventures. “I hope you got good sleep last night, because we are going to have a long and fun day! Our first stop is going to be to see the Big Ben, let’s go!” They arrive at the famous clock tower, and Picabo suggests that they should fly up and sit on the hands of the clock. They all agree that it would be fun, and fly up! They perch up on the clock hands for a few minutes before heading off to their next destination. Their next stop is Buckingham Palace. They take a tour of the state rooms, and they think that they are gorgeous. Next, they head over to the British Museum. They see lots of interesting things while touring the museum, like Greek statues and medals of the sun king. When they are done at the museum, Panther and Oki ask if they could get fish and chips for lunch. The birds all agree that fish and chips sound good, and head to a little restaurant. After a delicious lunch, they head over to the London Eye Ferris Wheel. They take a ride on it, and enjoy the lovely view from the top. After, they head over to the Globe Theatre, and see Shakespeare’s King John. It is a wonderful performance, and they all enjoy it. When they are done, they head back to their hotel. They all talk about what a great day they had, and what their favorite things were. Jolie says that her favorite was the London Eye, Hulk really enjoyed Big Ben, and Cookie really liked the museum. After awhile, they all fall asleep. They wake up early the next morning and take a plane back to the US. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/09/2015 10:37.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry!
“Hi, it's Jester! I am running for Bird of the Month and would really appreciate it if you could support me with a vote! (: We are going on vacation all month long, and we would love for you to join us! Today we are going to head over to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are going to visit Independence Hall first, let’s go!” Jester and his friends arrive at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted. They take a tour, and learn all about the history that happened in that building. Next, they head over to the Liberty Bell Center. They enter the building, and go through a series of exhibit rooms discussing the construction of the bell, its place as witness to the birth of the United States, and how it grew into a symbol against slavery and eventually all civil rights causes. They then watch a short video summarizing the Liberty Bell’s place in American history. They then go and see the bell. It is all very exciting! Next, they go to a cheesesteak shop, for delicious Philly Cheesesteaks. They chat while they eat lunch, and talk about what they’ve seen so far. When they are done eating lunch, they head over to the Philadelphia Zoo. They walk through the zoo, and see lots of animals. Kallie and Dixie really like the Sloth Bear, and Sugar is fascinated with the White Bellied Spider Monkeys. When they are done at the zoo, they head over to The Franklin Institute Museum. There is a lot to do and see there! They construct and test their own mars rovers, visit the Franklin Memorial, explore a giant heart, and do some other things. They have lots of fun! When they are finished, they head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They see lots of great artwork there, and find all the different paintings interesting. After they are done there, they head to a hotel for the night. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, King Jester Bean, Honey~Visit me at the Kissing Booth!, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/08/2015 11:14.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry and Bilou
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this first day of June. I have greatly enjoyed sharing with all my friend this past month. It has been mind provoking and educational for me and I have gained some awesome insight too. Sharing is after all what Flockcall.com is all about. The Advocate writers share from their daily life with Parrots. It offers the opportunity for everyone to share, express their thoughts, ideas and insights in a safe, nonjudgmental and encouraging form.
I am the last of the Sky Flock to run for BOTM. I follow a long line of worthy predecessors, King SKY, King Amando, King Casey, King Jesse, Queen Little Angel, Queen Angel Girl and Queen Zeena. I must say it has been a fun month and a great privilege to get to know each of you better in the process. The current Companion Parrot Crisis is far from over, and there are, as we revealed, no hard- fast rules or ways to resolve the issue. Too many Parrots, too few good, forever homes is at an epidemic level. If I venture to say, "all we can do is our best to share what life is truly like with a Companion Parrot." Perhaps one person at a time we can make an impact and make change for the better. If we do nothing, the problem won't just away.
I am one of the fortunate ones, I ended up in a safe place, and received the emergency medical care I required. The story often has a sad ending for many others who disappear never mourned or missed. Their life from start to tragic end a story of misunderstanding, neglect and sometimes intentional abuse. It is heart-breaking but none the less a reality for many Parrots.
I want to thank everyone for their daily votes and participation this past month. You have made my month purposeful. I hope that the sharing of information which once was Bird Channel will continue as we head into the future. I am now off to finish chewing my wooden blocks. It's a rainy day and perfect for some serious Parrot recreation.
Thank-you all for the honor bestowed on me, as receiving the title Queen Sweetie this morning. I tried to visit you all yesterday but BC would not let me post any blogs. Geesh. I would not have got here today without each and every one of you.
with love and hugs
Sweetie

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

06/01/2015 07:39.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry and Bilou
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here with our Saturday blog. This month sure has flown by quickly. It seems like just yesterday I wrote my very first words, and now I an coming to a month's conclusion. I wish to thank everyone of you for your votes towards my quest for the Throne. Although it is not my ultimate goal, it is part of it. My main goal was to start some serious sharing and that goal has been far surpassed. Your input and comments are encouraging, and inspiring. We are but, one small group for Parrot lovers. Can you imagine what impact we could have if every Companion Parrot owner united the World over?
There is a sad trend among humans to disagree and even fight over what in fact equals nothing vital nor important to us Companion Parrots. All one has to do is view a photo on FB of a Parrot and dog to see the level of anger and opinions. No one asks if someone was supervising the interaction, or about the past relationship of the two. I am not referring to obvious dangerous situations were the bird could be in danger of injury or worse. Post a photo of a Parrot climbing into a cupboard, then read the comments left by others. There is obviously someone close by supervising, after all who took the photos? Instead of fighting over such non-essentials why not focus on what really matters?
Parrots are individuals. We have such singular personalities that there is no hard-fast rules that can work for every bird, in every home, with every owner. While one owner snuggles their fid, and another one believes that you should only scritch the head and upper neck area, neither is wrong. One owner might feel you should keep wings trimmed for safety and another that fully flighted Parrots are the happiest, both are right, in their own personal Parront-Parrot relationships. Every situation is unique. What works for one, may not work for another. It does not make one person right or wrong, it just equals the truth about living with a Companion Parrot. There are no straight forward, fits-all answers when it comes to Parrontship.
The important point is that sharing is not criticism. Sharing is openness to new ideas, and views. If all the Parrot Rescues would learn to live peacefully together rather then back biting they would accomplish so much more. That does not mean turning our backs on obvious wrong treatment, misuse of funds donated and outright abuse and neglect. Rather accepting that every Rescue, like every owner (yuck, there's that word again) is a separate unique situation. As long as there is mankind there will be good and bad. that is a sad given reality. Support those who are doing their best to help the Parrot Crisis.
Tell yourself each and every day that, "I AM a Companion Parrot Ambassador" and use your power to spread the word " ADOPT! DON'T SHOP!" and make a change one person at a time. YOU have the power.

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/30/2015 09:09.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Strawberry and Bilou
Hello everybirdie. It's the weekend again and also the end of the month draws ever closer. I have had a wonderful month sharing and reading all your awesome thoughts, ideas and suggestions. The Companion Parrot Crisis is huge, far more then one small blue-fronted Amazon can tackle on her own but together with each of you we can and will make a difference. The general populous needs education and enlightenment about sharing their lives with one of us feathered wonders. As you all have so eloquently pointed out, we ARE NOT at all like owning a dog or cat. No one can own a Parrot. While dogs and cats are domesticated, Parrots are not, and never will be truly humanized. There is a problem when humans begin to rationalize our behaviors in humanistic terms. Our behaviors and responses are based on instinctive and learned responses just as those of our wild cousins. We can be trained to do tricks through positive re -enforcement but we can not be controlled or expected to obey commands as a dog will.
One point I have observed in my short 2 years of life is that people tend to judge us by our species not by our individual personalities. Not all Macaws lunge, not all Cockatoos bite and scream, not all Amazons are aggressive and unpredictable. The list goes on and on. We are singular beings, and although certain traits are inheritable we are also influenced by our past experiences. Companion Parrots can not be generalized into "types" any more then all humans are the same.
My hope and desire is that one day there will be no need for Parrot Rescues, and every Parrot will have a loving forever home of its own. The abuse and neglect will be in the past and every Parrot will know happiness and never experience fear or terror. Will that world ever come? No, but if even one Parrot can be freed from pain, released from it's caged prison, and receive it's very first spark of hope my life will be rewarded, and my purpose on Earth fulfilled. Momma Deb says she will not rest until she knows changes have come, until Rescues are not forced to turn away unwanted Parrots from lack of space and funds. Her goal is awareness, education and to make a change even one person, one Parrot at a time. She has no magic formula for making it happen, but as long as she has a voice she has the power to see it happen. One voice can start a war, so many voices speaking up for us can surely start a Worldwide movement to better the lives of ALL Companion Parrots, end Poaching and legalized trapping of Wild Parrots for profit.
The logo for our Rescue is ADOPT! DON'T SHOP! a universal phrase that says it all. It is spring and countless thousands of babies will hatch from eggs. Ten years from now where will they be? Will they be in loving homes? Will they be in Rescues? Their fourth homes? How many will have died from abuse, neglect at the hands of mankind?

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

05/29/2015 01:52.07 PM Report This Comment  
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