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Skittles was brought to petco with only a few down feathers and ready to be hand-fed! After he was able to perch he spent a lot of time at the registers with me. He learned to hand out receipts for me! Soon we became inseperable. When I misted herp cages he always demanded to be misted (don't worry, neither skittles nor the reptiles came in contact at all!) and whatever I did he sat on my shoulder examining my work. Customers always asked if I was going to take him home. While I loved him, I was very hesitant to bring a sun conure into my apartment home. However, after about 2 months I decided I couldn't imagine my life without Skittles and I soon decided to work many extra hours at my dad's shop to earn the money to buy him, his cage, proper diet, and plenty of toys and treats! When he finally came home he was excited to be in a new home and curious rather then frightened- he trusted me completely! I sat his cage a safe distance from my love birds cage and he has changed Peach (my lovebird's life). Peach loved the company and, after being passed from home to home, her trust was damaged. But Skittles taught her to trust me (by example) and she's so happy to have his company close by. She's even starting to take millet from my hand! Skittles is so charming and well-behaved!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Skittles

I am a Sun Conure from East Norriton, PA.

9 years old   M

Sun Conure

Skittles LOVES banana chips, scrambled eggs, birdie bread, and dried pinapple. Plus he attempts to eat anythingg I do!

Skittles loves to spend time on his big bird perch, on his cement perch next to his cell phone (which I get to here say 'Hello Birdy' and 'I love you' late at nighgt) and he LOVES to come to work with me. I work at PETCO and Skittles is really part of the family there. Regular customers know him well and kids love him! He's a charmer and sometimes even hands out reciepts! Skittles is playful and well-behaved, he just gets a little anxious if mommy isn't in view!

Skittles can't stand it when I leave the room... even to go to the bathroom! Skittles also hates a clean bowl of water... without lots of his favorite foods in it, the water bowl just isn't complete!

I love my mother because she treats ttme so well! I get a healthy pellet diet, plus lots of fruits and veggies... she even cooks me breads and cooked eggs (while eating McDonald's herself!) Mommy tries to put me first all the time. She spoils me and scratches me in just the right spots. Plus, I've known my mommy since I was just a little baby! She buys me new toys all the time and makes sure I'm never in harms way (what with those crazy ferrets that rampage her house for a few hours each day!) I love going to work with mommy too! She let's me hang out with her all day so that by the end of our shift I'm ready for bed!

Skittles loves to throw ALL of his food in the water bowl or on the floor until he finds his favorite treats and then works those foods up and he loves to give kisses!.

If mommy has it, I want it!.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
You are a really pritty bird! Have a grate weekend!!

Come visit me, Pokie, Stormy, Zoey, Kiwi and Frito, Shrek & Peeper.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hey Skittles!
I am Milo!check out my webpage sometime!you are soo handsome!

Come visit me, Buddy & Milo.

03/27/2008 01:18.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Skittles!
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I am glad to say that Pogo's feet are starting to show signs of recovery! His right foot will sometimes grab onto things. His left foot is still fairly limp, though. Hopefully his feet will continue to get better! Well, I'll stop by later!

Come visit me, Cutie, Yoshi, Tiny & Pogo.

03/25/2008 11:03.34 AM Report This Comment  
  HI From Pogo, a fellow Sun Conure!
Please listen to Pogo's story in hopes that you will learn some lifesaving info. One day, Pogo was sitting on top of his cage. He was sitting up there on the door, and we thought it was so cute he could sit up there for a while. Well, around 5 minutes later, we saw that he had chewed off a piece of metal that holds the top together. We were worried, but we would have never DREAMED it was LEAD of all things! We started giving him bird charcoal, Ornabac, peanut butter, peanuts, and lots of calcium to try to get the lead to pass, because we heard that lead poisoning can be treated at home if the bird didn't eat much. A few days later I came home from a game and Pogo was falling off his perch. He was quickly going downhill. We rushed him to the only avian vet in the area (it was lucky that she was even in her office at 11:00 pm) and he was started on shots. We gave him 3 a day for 8 days and he also had to eat some other medicine. He had to be hand fed because he just didn't have the strength to eat pellets. He has almost fully recovered, but now his feet are curled up and he can't perch very well (he just balances). Sometimes he has occasional seizures, and we keep shots on hand just in case. PLEASE don't underestimate the power of lead or zinc, and if any bird gets poisoned, take them to the vet immediately! Curing them at home DOES NOT WORK! Please listen to this. Thanks and birdy kisses from POGO!

Come visit me, Cutie, Yoshi, Tiny & Pogo.

03/12/2008 11:54.38 AM Report This Comment  
BEAVIS U. ----HEAD IS NO CHICK, ................HE IS OLD AND WISE, BUT NOT SICK. ............. ......... HE WAS LOST AND ALONE, ............. ............. ............... CAUGHT AND BROUGHT TO MOM'S HOME. ............. ................ FOR BIRD OF THE WEEK HE'S YOUR PICK! (Dedicated to my pal, Beavis U. ----Head, 28 year old quaker parrot from Virginia Beach, VA.
Hi, My name is SweetPepper and I am the campaign manager for my friend Beavis. Beavis is a 28yr old quaker who has a dream to be the next BOTW. He has tried before and lost, he was even beat out this past week by a fellow quaker. So I am campaigning extra hard this week for my friend and asking all my birdie friends to help by voting each and everyday. All you need to do is stop into his page each and everyday and kick that vote button off the top of his page, you don't even have to leave a blog each time. Help me in helping Beavis achieve his dream of becoming BOTW. Thank You , SweetPepper, campaign manager to BEAVIS FOR BOTW!

Teri, Joliet, IL.

03/01/2008 10:13.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Skittles
We're just flying around BC meeting new peeps on here, and pecking on all the little vote buttons, and here is a vote for you too. welcome to BC ...........

Come visit me, ~Joe~Baby~.

03/01/2008 08:15.04 PM Report This Comment  
  hey skittles
happy valentines day. just a vote from me. i'm not that great with poetry.

Come visit me, KOBALT.

02/14/2008 04:49.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skittles
You have the best name!! We absolutely love it and bet it fits your personality (seeing how fun Suns can be). Here is our vote for you. Sharing the love this upcoming V Day. Marv.

Come visit me, Marvin.

02/13/2008 07:15.02 PM Report This Comment  
  hi skittles!
thanks for visiting me! here's another vote for you, cause you are so cute! we have been screaming so much recently that my mom might as well be conures :) mommy is trying to get us to phase it out, but Dewie just LOVES screaming, and now I love screaming too, and now that's how we communicate with each other, especially when we are right next to mommy's ear--ouch! my mom loves your picture, and I do too! ~Lilo

Come visit me, Dewie, Nemo and Lucy (in memory of) & Lilo.

02/13/2008 03:48.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skittles!
02/02/2008 05:39.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skittles
What a good name for a Sun. Charlie the quaker here stopping by to say hi and leave you a vote. Stop by and see me sometime hope we can be friends. Glad you got a good loving home with your special person.

Come visit me, Angel Charlie (*Popeye is my girl*).

02/01/2008 03:39.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy!!
Welcome to Bird channel!!We are the Jersey Birds..Buddy the Grey, Gracie the Hahn's and Lil Bird the Conure. We hope you enjoy being a member, and hope you visit our pages!Here's a vote!

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

01/29/2008 04:32.15 PM Report This Comment  
  hey skittles
what a nice story with a happy ending.welcome to bird channel. we hope you make alot of friends on here. we're kicking the votie thing of your page. fly over for a visit...JJ AND THE FLOCK

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

01/29/2008 02:57.26 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
great how we met story! here is a vote from us! :) ~>

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

01/28/2008 07:10.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skittles!
My name is Mango and I am a Sun just like you! We are a lot a like, my water bowl looks like yours does! My cleans it and I have to put pellets in it! My Mom cooks for me too, she has the Health Bird Cookbook. Your Mom might have seen it at work they have it at our Petco. Hope we can be friends, I hit the vote thing for you, Talk to you later, Mango

Come visit me, Mango, Kenya, Baby, Blaze & Dylan.

01/28/2008 05:34.59 PM Report This Comment  
  welcome to the channel from Bly
hope you enjoy your stay on here and make lots of new friends.i love to meet new birdies,so don't be shy,come and visit me anytime.we had a nice weekend,mommy was giving us all privat cuddle time and i was sitting with daddy on the computer,mommy need to put up the pics on my was very stormy here over the last few days.BC its latly a pain,always when we send notes,it squawk at us and we have to send it again and again,it take us forever to get all our notes out.its a bit better today,but it still squawks at us from time to time.hope you have a great monday.hit the votie thingy for you.BLY

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

01/28/2008 09:33.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Fortune Vote for MAXIMILLIAN for BOTW
Hi Friend, Hopefully you will get this message, WE ARE VOTING FOR ALL OUE FRIENDS TODAY EVEN IF WE GET SQUAWKED. I am voting for you today as always, and I want to ask for a favor. Please go to Profile by NAME. Type in Maximillian. You will see "Maximillian : VOTE MAXI BOTW : HE IS A SENIOR BIRD is a 16-year-old Cockatiel from Joliet, IL. He has had his very own web page on Bird eClub for 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. " Thanks for any help you may be able to give him. His flock will be very grateful for your support. Hugs, Fortune and the flock

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

01/28/2008 09:17.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Skittles
Just wanted to fly by and say welcome to the channel...its a great place to make friends and learn lots....Seems like you picked out a great mom who will take great care of you. Well off to nibble at the voty by for a visit sometime...

Come visit me, KOBALT.

01/28/2008 08:28.23 AM Report This Comment  
  You have a great mommy. Here's my vote

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

01/28/2008 08:19.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from The Konawa Oklahoma Gang
We are happy to welcome you to the BC. We love to make friends and hope to be your friend. Yeah!!!we got to give you your 7th vote. gotta fly....birdie hugs and beakie kisses...Fortune, St. Patrick, Lonnie, Cotton Ball, Slate and Mica

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

01/28/2008 05:35.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skittles
From one conure to another, here is my vote... I like your story about how you met mommy and think it is great you get to go to work with her. I go everywhere my mommy does except at work! I wish I could too. Take care, Marv.

Come visit me, Marvin.

01/28/2008 04:31.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skittles
you are very pretty!!!!welcome to the bird channel!!!

Come visit me, Polly, Kiwi & Chili Peper.

01/28/2008 03:04.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from The Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hi Friends, Lonnie here with news from the flock. This has been a great day unless you tried to blog. We are going around voting for all our friends fast and furiously....Maybe someone willl get to read this and know that we still love you all. Fortune has gone outdoors with his flight harness two days in a row. He has Oklahoma wind blown pics to prove it. hehe. No teil eggs ever hatched..must not be fertile. Cotton Ball and the Lovies now have their own pages. Patrick is being very good and Mommy is happy with all of us. Votes for all. Lonnie, Fortune, Patrick, Slate,Mica and Cotton Ball.

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

01/27/2008 09:05.59 PM Report This Comment  
  hi skittles!
you seem like a very special boy :) me and my mom are inseparable too (though she can't bring me to work, since she works in a hospital). my mom really likes suns and hopefully one day she'll be able to get one as special as you! I hope you and your mom and your lovebird friend have a lot of fun together! here's a vote for you--enjoy bird channel! ~Lilo

Come visit me, Dewie, Nemo and Lucy (in memory of) & Lilo.

01/27/2008 07:43.52 PM Report This Comment  
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