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Mommy wanted another cockatiel, and a lady she worked with raised cockatiels. Mommy heard of me and went that night and got me. I wasn't hand fed, so I'm not really a "people bird". But Mommy doesn't mind..

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Hi! My name is TJ

I am a Cockatiel from Manchester, PA.

I don't have any nicknames. When I was born at that lady's house it was on Thanksgiving day. They called me Turkey. Mommy hated that name, and changed it to TJ. That is more fitting for me. I hated Turkey too.

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Oh my, my treats...I like pasta, no sause just plain cooked pasta. Cheerios..well just about any type of cereal. Oh I love cereal. Mellet spray too. Once in a while I might eat some sort of veggie, but I would rather have my cereal.

My Mommy has a basket of toys on the floor that I love to sit on the edge of the basket and play. Then after a while I go over to my cage and sitting on a shelf is a tray that Mommy uses to carry all the food and water dishs, and I sit on the edge of that. When I want to sit with Mommy when she is on the sofa, I learned that Mommy doesn't mind if I crawl up the side of the soft to get to her. I don't like petted, but I like to sit with Mommy.

My Mommy tires to pet me and I don't like it. I never did. She tries to get me to like getting my head rubbed, but she has to put me in a death grip, then I will let her. After a while, I guess it is ok, because I'll lay head on Mommy's thumb for a little bit of time, then it is time for it to stop. Another thing that bothers me is when I can't see my friend Gizzy. If Gizzy is on the bottom of her cage (with her stupid eggs)and I can't see her, I'll yell and yell and run around my cage looking for her.

My Mommy takes really good care of me. When I was with that other lady, I was just in a big flight cage, and no one paid any attention to me. I just love that one on one attention I get now.

I love to run around on the living room floor and pick up the bird seed that is on the floor from my neighbors - two zebra finches and of course JoJo Mommy's goffin cockatoo. JoJo is such a slop there are a lot of seed to eat. I follow my best friend Gizzy (a cockatiel like me). No matter where she goes I have to find her. I don't like being right next to her, but if she stays a foot away from me, I'm just fine with that..

If you are good to your Mommy, she will be good to you..

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello from The Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hi Friends, news from our flock. Cotton Ball, speaking. I am getting my beak color now. Mom thinks I might be a girl. St.Patrick is lovin' the BOTW attention. He is drivin' Fortune crazy. He pecks on the PC all day and teases Fortune by (disobeying??) his nightly call for all to go to sleep. hehe. Mom tried to get new pics but Lonnie kept flying.. he likes the one on his page. Slate and Mica are chewing up paper. Yesterday, Fortune took a walk and played with the kids down the block. Well, it is time for LIMERICK OF THE DAY: An Amazon friend of ours Paco, stopped at a cafe in Morocco. His yellow crown down, he said with a frown,no where can I find just one taco.....The Lovies are chewing off your vote button as we speak.....TTFN....

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

02/28/2008 08:04.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from The Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hi Friends, (from the Konawa Gang) Mom had a sick skin kid to run to the doctor and the skin nieces school project to assist with. She had to help us blog late last night. And we still got to vote for our friends. Whew!....But the celebrating continues and St. Patrick keeps composing. We hear him pecking away in his cage as though it is a PC. hehe HERE IS TODAY'S LIMERICK: ............. ............ Our Mom welcomes angels and birds,...Tis the sweetest thing Dad ever heard,...when each morning she brings, ... all the FIDS out to sing....and showers them all with kind words.....ps..steppping on the vote button on the way out ...LOBH

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

02/27/2008 11:40.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from The Konawa Oklahoma Gang
St.Patrick and the gang here with a valentine for you. "Purple is created by blending Red and Blue and I was created to always love you." Hugs, and birdie kisses....we fly by with a vote for you....

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

02/13/2008 09:01.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ and Flock
How are you? It is nice to meet you. Yeah, life was pretty yuckie before we came to Mommy and Daddy's house - but it is loads better here! Thank goodness! Well, think we'll go watch some football with daddy and eat some yummy snacks. Thanks for flying by and for the vote. Sending you a vote with cocka"TOO" love and B&G hugs, ~~ Lady Bird :) and Dutchess :>

Come visit me, Lady Bird.

01/20/2008 05:41.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ
My name is Lady Bird and I am an umrella cockatoo. Mom and I saw your picture and thought you were so cute that we just had to come by and introduce ourselves. Sending you a vote with cocka"TOO" love and B&G hugs, ~~ Lady Bird :) and Dutchess :>

Come visit me, Lady Bird.

01/17/2008 04:04.17 PM Report This Comment  
  TJ
Flying in to give you a vote this afternoon Hugs ZEUS

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

01/06/2008 10:57.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ!
Well thanks for the vote (and here's one back at ya). Yes, I am settling in quite well here in my new home. This is my 3rd home and I'm glad it's my forever home finally. I still have some issues but my mom loves me regardless. I used to live in a cage that was so small I could barely turn around in it. I only used to eat sunflower seeds and McDonald's hamburgers too. Mom has me on a new diet now. I eat lots of fruits and veggies, some zupreem and some nuts. I'll basically let mom give me anything that is good for me. If I don't like it, I just throw it to the dogs. Those dummies will eat anything! Sometimes I still pick my feathers. I'll start again in about 2 weeks coz my mom's "off" time is almost over. She does rubber stamp and scrapbook shows around the country about 20 times a year. Whenever her and dad leave and I stay with my skin sister, I start plucking again. Guess I just miss them so much. I keep telling them to take me...I mean, I'd probably increase their sales, ya know?! Thanks for stopping by and come visit me again! Birdie hugs, Buddy '>

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

01/06/2008 04:16.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ
Yep your right I'm going to kick his butt as soon as my leg is all better. Just hope I don't break a nail on his big butt. I'm going to show him who is the boss around here and it's not him hehehe. I chewed the vote off your page. xoxoxo Pita :)

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

01/05/2008 06:09.03 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
We will email you guys shortly, we need lots of prayers and a miracle.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

01/05/2008 06:01.09 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
oh moms is tresa_mayfield@insightbb.com you have to remember the little _ after tresa, my Mom.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

01/05/2008 06:00.54 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
We will email you guys shortly, we need lots of prayers and a miracle.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

01/05/2008 06:00.01 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
It is terrible type a message, hit add comment and it vanishes. Now question 4 on the quiz is all messed up. I hope you enjoy the warm temperatures, we were to get to 50 today but it was so grey,cold, and windy. Maybe tommorrow. Well we have to find a place to move to real soon, dont know how or where. I hope you guys have a funtastic evening with your Mom, stay warm.xoxoxoxo

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

01/05/2008 05:24.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ
Flying in late to give U a votE. My mommy e- mailed your mommy and we change the tiels names again we are calling them Faith is the mommy tiel Chance is the daddy and the baby tiel name is Lucky. How is every one? have a good weekend.Catch ya later ==MR. JINGLES==

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

01/03/2008 05:11.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ
Thanks for stopping by to visit! And for the vote too! I think it would be awesome to win BOTW or BOTM too! I don't know how you win BOTM though. Your mom sounds like my mom. She can't even look at those rescue websites anymore coz she crys. It was a big adjustment for me moving here but I am so happy now. I even stop plucking my feathers sometimes! I was in this little cage that I couldn't even turn around in. I also only ate sunflower seeds and McDonald's hamburgers. It's great that now I have a huge cage and I eat all these fruits and veggies now. My feathers even look better than when I first came here. We just wish that ALL birds had the same opportunity....to have a loving and forever home. Here's a vote for you too! Have a Happy New Year and come by and visit again! Birdie hugs, Buddy '>

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

01/02/2008 03:36.13 AM Report This Comment  
  TJ
We all had a Wonderful Christmas and here is avote for you Hugs Boo-berry

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

12/25/2007 10:57.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ
Merry Christmas. I hope Santa Bird was good to you this year. He was good to me. Today was a hectic and exciting day. Mom had to put us up in the bedroom for our safety while family was here. The skin grandkids are a bit over excited and she wanted us to be safe. We did get to spend time with our parronts when everyone left. What a day. Heres a christmas vote for you. Kacey and flock

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

12/25/2007 09:11.37 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
Well Christmas is over for this year, in Canada and England it is Boxing Day, all over the world I guess it is bargain day and people stocking up on chips and all for the New Years Day football games, the U of I is in the Rose Bowl. Not sure what a football is, if it is edible or for me to play with I will take one. See you tommorrow, happy you had a wonderful day.xoxoxoxo

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

12/25/2007 07:19.06 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

12/25/2007 07:53.32 AM Report This Comment  
  MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM LUCY, DAISY AND THEIR MOMMY
We're very sorry we haven't been around much lately. Our Mommy has been very busy as we're sure your Mommy has been, too. But we wanted to fly by and wish all of our very dear friends, both feathered and human, the very best and most blessed of Christmases. Mommy is going away the day after Christmas until New Year's Eve, so we'd better wish you all a very happy, healthy and wonderful New Year, too. We are very thankful to have made so many dear friends on the BC this year. We love each and every one of you and we're very grateful for you all. God bless you! Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night! Christmas Hugs and Kisses! From Little Lucy, Daisy and their Mommy, Susan

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

12/24/2007 09:23.25 PM Report This Comment  
  HoHoHo TJ
Flying in to give you a Christmas vote. Mommy is making this short cause the channel is giving her problems Today. Hugs Boo - berry

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

12/19/2007 11:32.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello there
I am doing fine, I guess. I get sad & a little depressed almost everyday. It has been a month & I still go to the bay window forgeting he's not there. I have started feeding the wild birds in my yard.The robins trust me. It will take longer for the sparrows,jays & doves. I haven't seen any cardinals though. Feeding & watching them has helped me alot. There is a bird show here the first weekend of Feb. My birthday is the 1st. I don't know if I'll be ready for a new friend then but time will tell.Thanks for your concern. Here's a vote for T.J

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

12/18/2007 06:17.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TJ
Hope you are getting ready for christmas. Santa Bird will be here in 8 days so be a good little birdie. Stay warm and stay safe during the holidays. We little birds could get hurt if people don't be careful around us. Left you a vote. have a great week. Kacey

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

12/17/2007 09:24.45 PM Report This Comment  
  TJ
Flying in to kick the vote off your page. As for Pita she got bossy and we got into a fight and be for mom could get to us She fell off the gym and hit her leg or landed wrong on itand broke it. Mom told me I was naughty at first cause when they got back from the vet shelook funny with the splint on and I laughed at her. Now i feel really bad cause she might loose her foot and leg do to the break. I can not fluff up her pillow cause she is in a smaller cage and Mom will not let any of us birds near her when she is out. Pita says I rundher Christmas hmmff boy is she mean for saying that to me it was an accident. WellI better fly off now Hugs Boo - berry. p.s are you staying warm they are saying snow this weekend and Grandpa S will be here tomorrow He was to come in tonight but he had somethings to do before he left so he told mom he would be her early Tuesday afternoon

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

12/17/2007 04:55.19 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from Shamrock
we had the ice storm then you did, well we had this snow storm and hope you dont get it. We have so much snow and it is so cold and I think everybirdy should move our families to a warmer state. Just weather for penguins. I hope your day was great. Hope your ice goes away, snow is bad enough but ice isnt good, too slippery. I know birds roller skate but ice skating would be harder.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

12/16/2007 05:21.25 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from shannigans
Remember veggies are good for you and fruit too. Hope you have a Happy Sunday.xoxoxoxo

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

12/16/2007 06:11.17 AM Report This Comment  
  hi T.J
FLYING BY TO KICK THE VOTE OFF YOUR PAGE. HAVE A NICE W/E WING HUGS ** BOO BERRY

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

12/14/2007 12:09.49 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TJ!
Thank you for flying by for a visit! Well, Jingle just finished helping mom with his page. They put a whole lot of pics of him on the bottom of his page. There's even one of Jingle in the little Christmas tree in that's in her room. Mom said he won't have his little black baby beak long so she wanted lots of pics. Mom says she's hoping to get the house rearranged today so we can put up the big Christmas tree. I hope you will fly by and visit Jingle. Please don't forget to visit me, too, ok? Feathery kisses and hugs, Honey Bun

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

12/09/2007 12:31.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM DAISY!
Hi, I just thought you'd like to know that your little friend, Dusty flew away on Nov. 14th, in case you'd like to pay his Mom a visit. She's very sad. Hugs, Daisy

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

11/28/2007 01:38.16 PM Report This Comment  
  hey tj!
here's another vote for you! hope you had an awesome turkey day! laterz.

Come visit me, Xu - R.I.P. 5/1/08 & Gaz.

11/24/2007 02:43.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Happy Thanksgiving to the Entire Flock!!!!!!!!!
Love Ridley and Cooper!!!!

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/22/2007 07:43.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Turkey Day!!
Hi TJ, just stopped in to wish you and your flock mates a Happy Thanksgiving. Remember to not overstuff yourself. Also be thankful that you are'nt a turkey. lol Kacey, Maxi, SweetPepper and Digger(RIP)

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

11/21/2007 08:55.15 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TJ!
I'm just flying by to wish you a Happy Thanks-giving from our family and flock to yours! This is my very first Thanksgiving! I'm thankful that I have a forever home and lots of friends I can play with. I hope you get lots of YUMMY treats and that you don't eat to much of that GIGANTIC naked bird who lives in the cold cage. I hope you can fly by for a visit. Oh, leave the sale papers open for Black Friday so your mom knows what to get you for Christmas. He he he! Thank you for being my friend! Here's a vote for you! Feathery hugs and birdie kisses, Honey Bun

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

11/21/2007 02:34.37 PM Report This Comment  
  greetings from Shamrock
I have to go to bed but I wanted to say goodnight to you and your family. See you tommorrow.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shannigans.

11/20/2007 07:04.12 PM Report This Comment  
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