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May 2013 We are honored to be BOTD! Thanks so much. Here's a new pic of Kirby right after his bath. He only got his tummy wet!
Update May 2008: Kirby's pic is on page 4 of the July 2008 issue of Bird Talk magazine :) The May 2008 Bird Talk magazine had a 4-page article about Barrabands (aka Superb parrots) in the wild. Seems like they're making a comeback :)
Kirby came to live with us after we had just lost our budgie and our African Grey was missing his buddy. It was 1994 and he was a year old
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Hi! My name is Kirby

I am a Barraband Parakeet from Portland, OR.

Sweet boy

21 years old   M

Barraband Parakeet

Millet sprays, raw carrots

Definitely his cage, in it or on it

Getting nails trimmed

She gives me really good stuff to eat and tells me I'm a beautiful bird.

Territorial about his cage but doesn't mind our grey sitting on top of it - looks up at her and says "Helloooooo".

I'm in charge here!!.

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  Hi Kirby
How are u sweetie! I have missed you & all my other dear friends terribly!! I will be back on BC regularly in the next couple weeks. These past few months I've only been on BC to cast BOTM votes . We are preparing to move & packing has been a slow & exhausting process for my mom. I can't figure out why mom is so far behind on her packing, I help her every time I'm out of my cage! Almost every box has beakie marks! I even help by removing items that I think she placed in the wrong box! This year has been a tough one on mom. Her MS has progressed to the point that it is getting difficult maintaining her own household. So on the 30th, we're moving in with my oldest skin sis & the 3 grandkids! Mom is excited & feels this move will be good for her mind, body & soul.

I am excited that I will soon be visiting all my dear friends again very soon, I have missed u all so very much! I will be starting my Feb BOTM campaign on Jan 1st, but u will hear from me before then. My topic will be bird first aid. I must go for now, but I promise I'll be back soon!

Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

11/25/2013 12:00.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
How are u sweetie? Well, mom did it AGAIN! She hasn't sent my blogs out in over a week! She has been busy doing spring cleaning, scrubbing everything down & putting winter stuff away & getting out the summer stuff! It's a slow & tiring task for mom! She said it would go a little faster if she didn't have a large bird sitting on her hand! I disagree tho...how can I make sure she's doing it correctly if I'm not right in the middle of everything?!
I hope u had a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

06/05/2013 10:13.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
The parront had to change her plans for next week. This week she will be home and next week hopefully she will be able to go to Tampa, so we wont be blogging next week because she is our typist heeee. The weather here is cloudy and some rain. Today Oki will be playing baseball heee because he is a Silver Slugger heee. Nothing else to share with you birdies.

Have a greyt one
Be a good birdie
see you in 2 weeks
kisses and V4U
Baby

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06/04/2013 09:17.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!
Bella here! I am running for Bird of the Month, and I would really appreciate it if you could come vote for me! For my campaign I am telling a daily "You Know You're a Bird Person When" saying, and a bird joke. Thank you! ♥

June 3rd

You Know You’re a Bird Person When

You consider collard greens, dandelion greens, parsnips, mustard green, and escarole to be common vegetables.

GUARD PARROT

A postal carrier is working on a new street. He comes to a garden gate marked BEWARE OF THE PARROT! He looks down the garden and, sure enough, there's a parrot sitting on its perch. He has a little chuckle to himself at the sign and the parrot there on its perch. The mailman opens the gate and walks into the garden. He gets as far as the parrot's perch, when suddenly, it calls out: "REX, ATTACK!"

Hugs, Bellatrix

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06/03/2013 07:42.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kirby
You are such a handsome boy - and our first experience with a barraband. Mom says we keep learning so many things being on BC.
We were so busy for the past 10 days. Mom and dad (mostly mom) had the grandkids. They are 6 1/2 and 5 and very, very busy. The parronts are dragging their tail feathers for sure.
Hope your day has been super!
Winghugs,
Mackie and Athena and Remy

Come visit me, Remington, Athena ~ Thank you all for Bird of the Day Honors! & Mackenzie - Thank you for BOTD 1/28/14!.

06/03/2013 04:54.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
We got a lot of time out of our cages yesterday, mom was actually home from about 3. Congrats to the Mighty Macaws on their first win, both teams played well. I think the Pois were disappointed, but they did their best. It rained overnight, so we don't have to water everything today, just the pots on the porch and under the overhang in front. No birthdays or graduations today, so if the sun stays out, mom will be going to the pool for awhile, then taking her sister out for birthday dinner. Did I say no birthdays? I meant no parties, just a dinner out. I hope you are having a great day, lots of time with your folks, since it is the weekend, and maybe even some time outside! Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

06/01/2013 06:58.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
Mom got to the pool today, then came home so Willie could go to the game. We heard at the stadium that Lucky has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We will sure miss her at the pie shop. She and her whole flock are good friends to us.
Mom is working at the museum tonight, so cages will get cleaned when she gets back. That's when we'll get out of cage time, too. Hope you are having a beautiful sunny day with lots of attention coming your way. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/30/2013 12:37.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats Kirby!
I hope you enjoyed your special day as Bird of the Day! You are super sweet and cute! Here is another vote. Love your friend, Giggle

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05/29/2013 11:27.45 PM Report This Comment  
  .~*º•º*~. Congratulations! .~*º•º*~.
Congratulations Kirby,

Hope you've had a wonderful day as BOTD.

Pringle

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05/29/2013 10:51.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
Our Mom thinks you're a cutie! We hope you have had a Fantastic Day as BOTD!!!!

Come visit me, Sky, Sunny & Elvis.

05/29/2013 10:33.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Kirby
Congratulations on botd!!First your hatchday and now botd two days of celebrating it doesn't get much better.I hope you had a great time.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Chuey (245908) BOTM.

05/29/2013 09:19.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Kirby
Congratulations on botd!!First your hatchday and now botd two days of celebrating it doesn't get much better.I hope you had a great time.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Chuey (245908) BOTM.

05/29/2013 09:17.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!!!!
Congrats on BOTD!!! V4U
Spot and Ruby

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05/29/2013 08:41.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kirby!
Thanks for liking my name! I am named after the Raffikki in the Lion King!
Hope you had a wonderful celebration today!
Much love,
Raffikki and a V4 U

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

05/29/2013 07:32.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Kirby
We're glad to make your acquaintance. Don't think mom saw the Barraband article, but maybe...She'll look and tell us. What a pretty 'keet.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 CHUEY #245908 BOTM; Red White Blue & Zippy; V4 CHUEY #245908 BOTM Fireworks time.

05/29/2013 06:47.43 PM Report This Comment  
  congrats
Congrats on bird of the day. Ive never seen a bird like you. You are so pretty heres a vote

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05/29/2013 06:39.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
Congratulations on winning botd! Enjoy the castle to the fullest for the time
here sure goes fast for some reason…Chi chi and Gus

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/29/2013 06:35.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Well!!! Congrats!
Enjoy your Special Day!!!

Come visit me, Norman.

05/29/2013 05:22.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!
Congratulations on being today's bird of the day! You sure are an interesting looking birdie!! My mom loves your feather colors.. she says your unique!!
I hope you have a great day as King!!

Mango

Come visit me, Callie*Thank you for the hatchday wishes & 4 BOD, * Mango*, GREEN*, Peetie Mourning the loss of his princess Lola<3, Paulie* & Little Angel Peep meets Lola at the RB 6/8/14.

05/29/2013 04:41.39 PM Report This Comment  
  CONGRTS
2 U

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05/29/2013 04:05.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

05/29/2013 03:45.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kirby~~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I do hope you enjoy your day at the castle!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

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05/29/2013 03:10.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
Congratulations on making BOTD!


kisses and V4U
Baby

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05/29/2013 02:49.41 PM Report This Comment  
  BOTD
Congrats on BOTD

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05/29/2013 02:44.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kirby!
Happy belated hatch day and congrats on being BOTD! Double celebration! You make a handsome King! Have fun at the castle today!
Love,
Raffikki and a V4U

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

05/29/2013 12:19.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
We all hope you enjoy your day of fame, Kirby, Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/29/2013 11:59.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear King Kirby
Wow! Twenty years old! Happy belated hatchday!
Also congrats on winning BOTD today! Whoohoo! Double party! Here's a basket of millet sprays and carrots for you to enjoy while you're in the castle! Have a greyt time!
Luv, Ms. Chirps and Spot♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot::vote Chuey 245908 BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon Thank you all for this honor! BOTD.

05/29/2013 11:50.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!
Congratulations on BOTD! You are a very handsome bird!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

05/29/2013 11:23.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
CONGRATS on winning BOTD. Enjoy your special day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/29/2013 10:28.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kirby
Congrats on your BOTD honors. You are a very handsome gent. Enjoy!
Winghugs,
Mackenzie, Athena, Remington

Come visit me, Remington, Athena ~ Thank you all for Bird of the Day Honors! & Mackenzie - Thank you for BOTD 1/28/14!.

05/29/2013 10:01.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
congratulations on winning botd. hope your day is super fun as you celebrate your special honor at the castle with King Jetta

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

05/29/2013 09:12.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby,
congrats on being our BOTD today and a belated Happy Hatchday. Hope you are enjoying your two day celebration...

Wing hugs, Jewels ♦

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05/29/2013 07:35.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Kirby
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Jetta. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/29/2013 06:23.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!
Congratulations on BOTD and Happy hatchday! Love and winghugs, Doo and the Crew

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

05/29/2013 04:49.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Kirby !
How exciting is this ? A two day celebration ! ! wooooo hooooo

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05/29/2013 04:17.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby!
What a handsome boy you are! Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

05/29/2013 03:28.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day and BOTD!
Here's to you wonderful one!
Romeo

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05/29/2013 02:47.44 AM Report This Comment  
  .~*º•º*~. Happy Hatchday! .~*º•º*~.
Happy Hatchday to you,
Happy Hatchday to you,
Happy Hatchday dear Kirby,
Happy Hatchday to you, and many more...

We hope you've had a wonderful hatchday,

Love,
Pringle

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

05/28/2013 09:36.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Kirby!
Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love!

Happy Hatchday!
Kaji and Lizzie

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05/28/2013 08:20.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kirby
Wishing you a very HAPPY HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/28/2013 06:41.26 PM Report This Comment  
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