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I noticed an ad on the Yahoo groups Eclectus listserve and it was about a male Eclectus who needed a home in Bellevue, WA. I saw that it was an urgent situation, and contacted the poster. She had met Pilot who was a long-time plucker...he had been on consignment in a local bird store, but his former owner came in and got him when she saw he was being kept upstairs in a small cage as a breeder rather than looking for a new pet home for him. She had sold his cage sometime ago and was low-income, so he came back home and lived on the floor with the dog for a month as she tried to find him a home herself. I brought over a travel cage she could borrow, had him vetted, and then two weeks later I took him home. When he came to live with me, his back was bare, he was dirty and smelled. He's gradually been replacing his back and wing feathers and is experimenting with learning to fly around the house. His chest and undersides will probably always be bare, but he is a very kind bird. I also think he has a more minor version of the spinal disorder that my Grey Sylvain has, since his posture is different from Donald and he can't tuck his head.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Pilot

I am a Vosmaeri Eclectus from Seattle, WA.

Pilot Parrot

20 years old   M

Vosmaeri Eclectus

Pomegranates, almonds, any human food.

On a cholla perch on the door of his cage and in the kitchen on a playgym (with a dish of food).

Nigel on top of his cage, brooms

Oooh, when she gives me kisses on my orange beak!!! I just love that! Food, too!

Pilot loves to climb down from his cage and run into the kitchen to beg for food. He lived with a Chihuahua for most of his life and I think he's certain he's a little green dog..

I am Pilot, and I will one day fly!.

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  Hi Pilot!
Left you a vote!!

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
I have a Solomon Island Male! His name is Scooter.
We also had a vosmaeri female named Hannah, who plucked, but she has a new home. You can actually get stuff to help feathers grow back!

Come visit me, Scooter.

04/06/2010 07:09.22 PM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi Pilot
Here's a vote for you. Have a great day and feel free to swoop in anytime

Come visit me, Precious, Miss Bianca, Cody & POPS.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Pilot!
How are you doing today! You are really pretty. Here is a vote for you today!

Come visit me, Piet & Kiki.

03/07/2008 01:01.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Awwwee What a Sweetie you Are!!!
After reading your moms stoy I just had to give you a Vote. You have a wonderful mom and I'm sure you already know that. I had 1st seen your Jardine sister and she is a cutie too. Tell your mom I am hoping that I don't have any problems with the new Conure and the Eclectus (praying) LOL I don't plan on them being together but in same room just not where they can reach each other. Well gotta run for now. You just keep enjoying those kisses Pilot.
Your birdie friend Twinkle :-)

Come visit me, Twinkle & Gigabyte.

11/08/2007 02:19.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pilot!
Welcome to the Bird Channel! How are you? Thank you for coming by to visit me. My moms have been busy all week cleaning up all the leaves in our yard. This is the time of year when mom wishes she didn't have quite so many trees. I wonder why they spend so much time cleaning up all those pretty leaves. Looks like a whole lot of work to me. Well, we finally had our first frost here a couple of days so you know it's gotten really cold here. Mom says she can't wait for spring already. I hope you can come by and visit me. Here's a vote for you! Feathery 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-Once in a lifetime BBF-miss u! 2015, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

11/04/2007 05:32.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Jean's flock
Hi, just wanted to say I added new photos of Pilot...the first three at the bottom are from the day he came home, so you can see what a difference six months has made! He will probably never grow back his chest feathers, but his back has been filling in nicely and he is clean and doesn't smell anymore! So much of it I think just has to do with a shower every other day and better food. Plus love of course!

Come visit me, Donald, Aukie, Molly, Arianna, Pilot, Nigel, Sylvain & Lenny.

11/01/2007 01:54.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Chase and Hayden
11/01/2007 09:44.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pilot
You have our vote! We love your looks pretty bird! Godbless.

Come visit me, Miles & Rosie.

10/31/2007 07:57.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pilot!
We Love the Eclectus parrots! I am one myself! I am a Solomon Island. I am a little over 4 months old. I like your name it fits you well. Have a great day and Welcome to BC! I put a vote in for you! Come visit us! (Zeek)

Come visit me, zeek.

10/30/2007 08:54.04 PM Report This Comment  
I give you a vote for being a brave bird and hanging on! I'm glad you live in a nice home. Good luck with everything!

Come visit me, Pudgie & Treasure.

10/30/2007 03:04.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird!
Hi Pilot! Our Mom knows lots of pilots cause she's a flight Attentant!!!You are a beauty..and its funny that you think you're a dog!! Just be careful..we lost our Caique Kiwi to a dog..they can't be trusted :( Here's a vote!!

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

10/30/2007 05:30.14 AM Report This Comment  
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10/30/2007 05:01.18 AM Report This Comment  
To the Bird Channel, Lots to do here and friends to meet, you can vote for them when you visit if you like, and you can leave commments too. You earn points and have lots and lots of fun looking at the pic's your friends put on their page. There's things to learn too. Quizes to take and earn lots of points. Peeper and Jeepers here with our gang to say Here's a vote for you today!WE are proud to be the 4th to give you a vote!Sounds like you have a happy and loving home now,be posivtive you can fly!

Come visit me, Pe~air, Jeepers, Chiger, REO, Sweet Pea & PEEPERS.

10/29/2007 09:30.15 PM Report This Comment  
hi you have my vote!

Come visit me, Eric and Sarah the breeders! & Faux.

10/29/2007 05:33.43 PM Report This Comment  
You are a very beautiful bird!! I am flying by all of your flock members and giving everyone a vote.. I am happy to say, I'm your first vote! Soooo cool! So you think your a dog? How cute. I bark like a dog. A little girl at the flea market called me a Fly dog. That would be a cute name for you.. You look like you are a very happy boy now and I know, someday soon you will be able to fly!! Love, your friend, Rocky♥ xoxoxoxoxo


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