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I always wanted an African Gray parrot. They are just gorgeous and oh so smart. I purchased Rocket's cage before I purchased him. I kept looking around in stores that sell parrots. Rocket sort of picked me and we have been "Best Buds" ever since! Rocket was the second bird to join our household. His older brother, "Buddy", is a dusky headed conure. Rocket also has a younger sister, "Susan" who is a solomon island eclectus and a younger brother, "Pedro" who is a yellow naped amazon..

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Hi! My name is ROCKET....rocking the house!!

I am a Congo African Grey from whiting, NJ.

Rocky, Rock Rock, Rock, Rocket Birdie, Rockers

13 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Rocket likes mashed potatoes, macadamia nuts, cashews, pasta, blueberries, orange slices and whole grain bread with an occasional bit of cheddar cheese. Rocket is not a picky eater at all, and will try most anything.

Rocket likes to hang out on the door of his cage or on the back of a kitchen chair. Rocket also likes to play on his playgym, which is on top of his cage. Rocket loves to invade Pedro's space (cage) when he can. (Pedro is our yellow naped amazon.) Rocket especially likes sneaking into Pedro's cage and eating his food and taking a bath in his water bowl! He loves his evening cuddle time with Mom. Who says Grays aren't cuddly??!!!!

Rocket dislikes unfamiliar items, strange people, and unusual situations; and he doesn't like to share "getting attention" with the other parrots. Rocket is also a coach and relief pitcher for the Bird Channel Wonder Wings baseball team. Rocket doesn't like it when he doesn't get a turn during the games to pitch a few balls. As a coach for the team, he also gets aggravated when he can tell that some of the players have not been practicing! LOL

I love how my owner keeps my cage spic and span clean. She gives me great foods and spends lots of cuddle time with me at night. She is my VERY FAVORITE PERSON. No One else can even touch me!!! You get out of an african gray, what you put into them...and Colleen is my very favorite person!

Rocket enjoys making burping and "gas passing" noises. He imitates the sounds of almost everything in the household that makes some sort of noise. He also immitates everyone in the household's voices, including the other parrot's voices and sounds! He likes to take a bath in Pedro's water dish whenever he has the opportunity to invade his space (cage). (Rocket only has a water bottle in his cage...because he made such a HUGE mess with the water bowl). Who says that CAG's don't like to take baths!! Since having his cage moved right next to Pedro's cage, he has also learned to make the sound of "Pedro making a poop". Rocket likes to do this while I am cleaning Pedro's cage, and he is still in it!! I believe that Rocket thinks that it is funny to watch, when I pull back really fast to avoid being pooped on!!! It took a few times before I caught onto what he was doing!!! Rocket has quite a sense of humor (yes, a parrot can have a sence of humor) and he is also a VERY gifted talker. I have actually had short conversations with him!!! "What are you looking at"???!!!! He is too funny and is the "alpha king parrot" of our flock!.

If you can find a way to get a reaction out of it...just do it! It doesn't matter whether the reaction is a good one or a bad one! ;-) Just as long as you "rattle someone's cage"!!!!!.

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  Hi Rocket
tonight Cori shredded a egg carton on the bed. then she thought it would be cute to flap her wings and send all the shredded egg carton on the floor. when mom looked at me she saw i had taken everyone of my treasures and had them spread all over the carpet. mom had to get down on her hands and knees and pick each piece of paper up individually to throw in the trash so she didnt get any of my treasures mixed in with it.i will check tomorrow to make sure they re all still there. it was nice of mom to make the effort because she knows how much i love my shinies.

HAPPY TGIF DAY
this is not an infomercial. mom was very excited when she found this website. tired of being in a culture of waste and contributing to the massive landfill dilemmas. remember when products from the 50's lasted forever and if you are lucky enough to still own any chances are they are still working. now their is a website that only stocks products that guarantee they will last a lifetime
Tired of replacing stuff? Buy Me Once solves that problem. i suggest you check it out. they don't carry everything and are interested in know about things you think are excellent products.

all the compnieson this website stand by their products.
the website is buymeonce.com

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02/05/2016 10:37.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
if tour mom has to work an extra day this weekend at least it will be quiet and non stressful. our mom does better working under stress for some reason but it is exhausting to her.

mom spent all afternoon grooming our older cat. first she tried to get as many mats off of him without pulling her hurting him. she tried to cut them in half and then pull them apart and then try and brush them out. one of the mats had a stick in it. then mom gave him a bath with tearless conditioning cat shampoo and then put a coconut cat conditioner in his fur. then she tried to brush some more mats out. then after she towel dried him she blow dried him and he seemed to enjoy that. his fur wasn't dirty at all and he doesn't look any different after all that but he must feel better. then mom wanted to brush him some more but she misplaced his brush or else he hid it from mom so she would stop. then after dinner she gave Cori a nice shower and then bow dried her. moms sys her feathers feel very soft now and she spent about an hour preening herself after wards. i watched all this in horror and thought to myself thank god its not me

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02/04/2016 10:54.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY
No coats for the spring as
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow!

It's groundhog day!

mom googled Bird Talk magazine for 2016 and doesn't see it listed or for sale anywhere. i guess they aren publishing it anymore.

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02/02/2016 10:52.00 PM Report This Comment  
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Crowds of 30,000 people now swarm Punxsutawney to watch Phil make his annual prediction. There could be some truth to the link between clear weather on Feb. 2 and a longer winter — since sunny days in winter are often caused by cold, dry air masses, and cloudy days tend to result from moist, mild ocean air. wild groundhogs in North America often hibernate into late February and March — suggesting they may know winter isn't over without even stepping outside on Groundhog Day.

the groundhog is the largest species of ground squirrel in North America.
They dig extensive burrows that can be up to 5 feet deep and 45 feet long and
are one of the few true hibernators, relying entirely on body fat to make it through winter. Their heartbeat slows from about 75 beats per minute to as few as 4, and their body temperature drops from the 90s into the 40s (Fahrenheit).
An internal biological clock controls when wild groundhogs wake up from hibernation, but their actual emergence from the burrow depends more on daily temperature than intuition.Even aside from dedicating a holiday to it, Americans and Canadians have been very good to the groundhog. The species was relatively scarce when Europeans first settled the continent, but as settlers fragmented forests to set up farms and towns, they created more of groundhogs' favorite habitat — the edge between open and woodland areas — while also killing wolves, cougars and other top predators. Although groundhogs thrived and expanded their range, however, they still usually try to avoid contact with people.

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02/01/2016 11:12.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
Groundhog Day is coming
Phil is 130 years old, supposedly. The average groundhog lives to be between 6-8 years, but Phil takes a magical elixir every summer to extend his lifespan. The elixir also changes his appearance which explains why Phil may be grey one year and a youthful brown the next. the elixir does not work on humans. it just makes them fat and baldThe groundhog's name is Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary.When Phil comes out of his stump on Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, he has a conversation with the president of the Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club in Groundhogese. The president then announces Phil's prediction. he's never wrong, however,if the president doesn't translate Phil's prediction accurately -- which is why sometimes it looks like Phil got it wrong.

Phil weighs about 20 pounds. He is 22 inches long, while the average groundhog weighs 12-15 pounds and is 20 inches long.Phil has had many wives. While Phil has an extended lifespan, his wives do not partake in the elixir so they pass away like normal groundhogs do. Phil always finds love again, though. Phil's current wife is called Phyllis While there is nothing wrong with Phil reproductively Phil has no children - he and his wife decided they are really too busy to raise a family. But that doesn't mean he does not love kids.He considers everybody under 127 years old his kids. Phil has such a full schedule he was not able to partake in the filming of the movie. In the Bill Murray movie he is played by a groundhog named Scooter - who bit the actor three times during filming.Handling Phil is a dangerous Groundhog Day task because of his fondness for biting.He once threatened to impose 60 weeks of winter if he didn't get some booze during Prohibition. Oat and honey granola bars are Phil's favorite food, in particular Nature Valley ones.He has a special car called the Philmobile. It's a little bus that houses members of the Inner Circle. Phil has a special seat on the outside, so he can be seen on parades.Oftentimes during summer parades, crowds will panic as the Philmobile draws through because they will see Phil lying flat on his back, legs in the air looking dead. But he isn't, this is just how groundhogs cool off Some people get upset when he calls for six more weeks of winter,but it's not his fault that he sees that coming."
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01/31/2016 09:05.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
Groundhog Day Facts
In 1723, the Delaware Indians settled Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as a campsite halfway between the Allegheny and the Susquehanna Rivers. The town is 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh,. The Delawares considered groundhogs honorable ancestors. According to the original creation beliefs of the Delaware Indians, their forebears began life as animals in "Mother Earth" and emerged centuries later to hunt and live as men.
The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location
"ponksad-uteney" which means "the town of the sandflies."
The name woodchuck comes from the Indian legend of "Wojak,
the groundhog" considered by them to be their ancestral grandfather.
When German settlers arrived in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, which has an early origin in the pagan celebration of Imbolc. It came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Superstition held that if the weather was fair, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold. For the early Christians in Europe, it was the custom on Candlemas Day for clergy to bless candles and distribute them to the people in the dark of Winter. A lighted candle was placed in each window of the home. The day's weather continued to be important. If the sun came out February 2, halfway between Winter and Spring, it meant six more weeks of wintry weather.If the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of Winter. Germans watched a badger for the shadow. In Pennsylvania, the groundhog, upon waking from mid-Winter hibernation, was selected as the replacement.Pennsylvania's official celebration of Groundhog Day began on February 2nd, 1886 . The groundhog was given the name "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary'' and his hometown thus called the "Weather Capital of the World.'' His debut performance: no shadow - early Spring.

The legendary first trip to Gobbler's Knob was made the following year.

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01/30/2016 10:25.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
DANGER
THIS IS A WARNING
Potential Danger of Feathers: In a press release today, The National Institute of Health announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in PARROTS FEATHERS. the substance is called "AMO-BACTER-AVEM" and has been linked with the following
symptoms in humans:
*Relucance to cook anything but chop
*Reluctance to perform housework except cage cleaning
*Reluctance to wear anything shiny
*Reluctance to leave the house for longer than 3 hours
*Reluctance to work except in support of a bird and physical craving for contact with birds (MAY BE AN ADDICTION)
BEWARE IF YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH A HUMAN AFFECTED BY THIS SUBSTANCE and be prepared to talk about birds with them for hours on end
SUGEON GENERALS WARNIG: Birds are Expensive, Addictive and May Impair the Ability to use Common Sense.

Dad just told mom he wants to buy a pair of canaries! OH NO!

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01/26/2016 10:46.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom says i am peking up a little bit and being much more active. the bad budgies aren't bother me very much and today when they came by i was waiting for themi actually chased them away.

dad hired someone to clear the snow off of our driveway and they never got here til 9pm last night. lots of bunny tracks in the snow in the yard. mom misses seeing the doggies footprints in the snow and how doggie would stick her face in the snow smelling the creatures running around underneath it

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01/25/2016 10:41.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we were happy we didn't get all the snow that was predicted. all night long you could hear the road crews working on the roads. this morning there was a car parked in the neighbors front yard. looks like someone skidded as they came around the bend and slid right into the yard. they must have just left the car and this afternoon someone came by and dropped someone off who got in the car and drove away. luckily no one is living in the home at present since it was reposed by the bank.

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01/23/2016 10:14.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
its cold outside. once again lots of snow fell in a very short time. mom was on the road driving at the time and couldn't see anything. since you couldn't see where the lanes were mom just drove in the middle of the 3 lanes. luckily not many were on the road so no one got angry with mom. it was like driving in a blizzard so everyone was going slow because no one could see. then suddenly it stopped and everything was ok and the salt melted the snow on the roads so mom was able to drive in the right lane.

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01/17/2016 11:12.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we apologize for not being on bird channel these last few days. lots of problems with the internet. we did manage to blog a few but most of the time right in the middle of blogging we were losing the internet. calling comcast was useless since we could only talk to robots who couldn't understand anything mom was saying. it then would tell mom she could go on the internet to talk to them yet mom cpuldnt get on the internet. we also couldn't dvr any of the tv shows so mom was forced to watch the shows on demand and watch al the stupid commercials along with them. tonight when mom once again tried to get on bird channel the whole computer screen was covered in black lines. at this point mom unplugged the computer and let it rest and is now coming back to try once again.

we didn't win the power ball or even get 1 number. most startling news we heard today is that tens of thousands of dead bird bodies are washing up on the beaches of prince william sound in alaska. the birds are called Common Murre and appear to have starved to death suggesting disruptions of herring and other fish the birds eat. seabirds are indicators of the health of the ecosystem. climate change, the 1983 valdez oil spill in prince william or el nino weather patterns may or may not be the cause. scientist and biologist are rather alarmed at this point.


more on the saga of dads winter jackets. dad has now return 4 and mom returned 2. then dad bought more over the internet. so they will be coming soon. mom became so annoyed at dad she went online on Macys and found a faux shearling lamb skin coat and bought it. no animals were used or injured in making the faux coat. it came, mom likes it and she's keeping it.they didn't even sell this coat in the store so mom is glad she looked online
HAPPY TGIF DAY

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01/15/2016 10:59.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom wishes she could go birding with your mom. she knows she would learn so much and how exciting to see the different species. mom used to walk with a birding group but the group dissolved because many of them were older and weren't able to do it anymore or passed away. mom misses it.

when mom was picking me up tonight to put me to bed she noticed my whole head was covered in pin feathers. mom felt bad because she has been working with Cori sp much she hadn't noticed before. mom quickly preened my head, which i didn't like at all and now i have feathers once again..

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01/11/2016 10:51.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
the rain stopped for the day but now its back again. they say it will snow tomorrow but it seems very warm outside right now.

our power ball is at $800,000,000. mom bought a ticket. toesies crossed!

Cori was so hungry this morning she stepped right on my new rope perch and ate her breakfast. Cori says its harder to walk on the rope perch than wood perches. she can't just slide across it but actually have to grip it. mom says she needs the exercise.

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01/09/2016 10:49.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
HAPPY TGIF DAY

the bad buggies have been leaving me alone these past few days. they fly over to see what i am doing and check out my toys and then fly back to their cage. i like it when they visit me but i also like it when they leave.

we are getting lots of rain . its around 40 degrees. dad has been hunting for a winter jacket. so far we have three and 2 more are being shipped from Macys. after we have all the jackets dad will pick out what he likes and return the rest. some really good bargains going on right now. moms been going through closets and trying to get rid of things. so far she likes everything she has found. did manage to throw away 2 pair of shoes. its taking her forever and she not getting much done. mom moved the rope perch down in front of Coris food bowls thinking Cori would use it just to get to her food. well guess what? she didn't eat dinner tonight because she won't use it!

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01/08/2016 10:40.35 PM Report This Comment  
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forgot to add. that is so cool that you have parrot fish. aren't they saltwater. i guess you could just use the water from the atlantic ocean since you are so close to it. what do you feed them? do they eat sea nuts?

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01/05/2016 09:26.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
After mom fed us this morning she was standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes and crazy Cori flew over and jumped in the soapy dishwater and started flapping her wings. mom tried to grab her and Cori struggled and then jumped into the soapy dishwater again. the whole counter was covered in bubbles and soapy dishwater. i have never seen anything like it and hope to never see anything like it again. mom wrapped Cori in a towel and put her in the laundry tub to rinse her off and then put her back in her cage. i like to bath but i don't like bubble baths.

HAPPY NATIONAL BIRD DAY
National Bird Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created to promote avian awareness.Nature lovers, bird lovers and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5.National Bird Day is one of several designated “holidays” celebrating birds.

National Bird Day is a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild, from disease and environmental factors to illegal trade and welfare of birds in captivity

The health of the global bird population is a reflection of and early warning system facing our wider ecological health. current research indicates that nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction in the current century..

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01/05/2016 09:23.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we got a little snow tonight. not much but its cold outside.

tonight the bad budgie Paddy ignored me and directed his attention on Cori.I was so relieved. now Cori knows what i am talking about when the bad budgie bothers mess much. he kept buzzing Coris head over and over again. then when Cori was drinking her water he decided he wanted to drink with her and flew right over to the water dish. mom ended that very quickly. even Piddy Girl isn't that brave or dumb to do something like that. i always steer clear of Cori. the other day dad forgot he had let Cori out of her cage and when mom walked into the room Cori was sitting on my cage and i was clear down on the floor of my cage sitting in the middle so Cori couldn't reach me. mom says i am very wise

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01/03/2016 10:16.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
the parents stayed home for new years eve. at round midnight a few neighbors set off some fireworks but for the most part everything was pretty quiet. while mom was gone to celebrate the first day of the new year at Aunt Arlenes(Falco,Willie) house dad was making me a meatball. he kept hearing something saying i love you. he looked at me and i looked back and said it wasn't me telepathically. then he looked at the bad budgies and they looked back every so innocently. as he gave me the meatball he kept hearing this i love you over and over again. finally he caught the very bad budgie Paddy who was pressing the i love you key on his little bird recorder whenever he thought dad wasn't looking. then Piddy went over and showed dad she can do it too. they are very bad but dad thought it was very cute.

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01/01/2016 08:46.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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12/31/2015 09:28.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
HAPPY HUMPDAY

we haven't gotten any of the snow yet. mom likes it when we have about 1 foot of snow. no more than that. and it stays at a foot all winter and then melts away when its suppose to. of course that never happens. the foot of snow blankets and protect shrubs and plants outside. also little creature make tunnels under the snow and run around the yard all winter. they can't do that with out any snow.

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12/30/2015 11:04.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
sorry your frother has tendanitis in his ankles. sounds very painful. he should make sure he wears boots with extreme ankle support and soak his feet in epsom salts at night.with hisdeterminationit doesn't sound like he will let this stop him but he has to take care of himself also to prevent it from getting worse. of course you can never tell "children" anything.

the storm missed us and it was fairly mild today at about 47. mom says i am feeling nice and chubby.

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12/29/2015 09:45.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
i guess we were spoiled from the 60 degree weather. today it was cold, rainy and windy. mom even saw some snow flurries tonight. i guess the weather was bound to change sometime.

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12/28/2015 10:44.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket & Flock
T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the tree,
the birdies and parrots were all filled with glee,
The clutches were snuggled in their down feathered nests,
while vision of flight, sent them all soaring west.

Fresh millet sprays had been hung with great care,
with hopes that "Old Scarlet" (Parrot St. Nick) soon would be there.
The Conures and Amazons had all settled down,
but those crazy cockatoos were still hopping around.

When high in the tree tops, a ruckus arose,
I thought I should check, just to see what goes.
Peeking through branches, leaves lit by the moon,
I thought I was dreaming it looked just like noon!

When what to my wondering eyes should there be,
but a flock of eight Grey's with Red Tails shining landing in the next tree.
Gliding behind, holding reins in his beak,
I spied the red bird, with a blush on his cheek.

He whistled and squawked, calling each one by name,
buoyed by a breeze, as closer they came.
Now Talon, now Josey, now Dayo and Ana Grey,
on Corky, on Misty, on Gilda and Gracie.

To the top of the palms, to the top of trees tall,
now fly away, fly away, fly away all!
I watched as they circled the green jungle maze,
and thought for a second I'd lost sight, I was in such a daze!

But, soon they appeared, drawing a basket behind,
which was filled with new toys of the bright, shiny kind.
Back to my branch I climbed mighty quick,
I'd heard of Old Scarlet, surely this was no trick!

He carefully perched by an old snoring grey,
while I fretted and wondered if he'd get scared away.
He wasn't even distracted when the parakeet sneezed.
He hung the new whirlygigs, sighed and looked pleased.

Standing proud and quite stately, he filled me with trust;
but I felt ashamed, his feathers were covered with cockatoo dust.
He paused, just a moment, fluffed and preened in a stoop,
turned around slowly, saying "At least it's not poop."

Then he laughed out loud--like a real human being.
I blinked my eyes twice, at what I was seeing.
He picked up a peanut and tossed it my way.
"Here's a small Christmas treat. Don't get spoiled, okay?"

He strutted back to the basket, put a strap round each wing,
chirped at his flock, who started to sing.
Their tones were so perfect, they were magically dear.
I was sure it was Memorex or a choir quite near.

The melody lingered, for a moment or two,
but I caught one last glimpse, before they flew.
His eyes were so merry, twinkling with impish delight.
His charming ways had brightened this long Christmas night.

As upward they soared, toward the golden round moon,
I heard every word, he joyfully crooned.
"Merry Christmas to all, peace, joy and cheer.
Be good little birdies. I'll see you next year!"
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12/24/2015 09:36.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
HAPPY HUMPDAY

the sky tonight was filled with lightening and sounds of thunder. now its pouring rain. we tried to blog last night but we lost the internet and phone once again and it didn't come back on until after 1am.

Cori my fister always tries to steal my waxworms and crickets. all birds will eat bugs. usually my crickets are alive and mom says its good exercise to chase after them.
i ate 3 crickets and 2 waxworms tonight. when it was time for bed the bad budgies wouldn't go into their cage. mom waved her arms over and over and they refused to go in. then mom realized she had shut their cage door and they couldn't go in. as soon as she opened the door they went right inside.

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12/23/2015 09:49.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom kept the bad budgies in their cage tonight for about 45 minutes to give me time to eat my waxworms and crickets. the bad budgies screamed to be let out. i ate everything but 1 cricket. I then went and sat under the bad budgies cage so mom let them out and they went after me and I seemed to enjoy it tonight and was quite active and even managed to eat the last cricket while the bad budgies were bothering me.

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12/21/2015 10:31.05 PM Report This Comment  
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parents can't help worrying about their children no matter how old and independent they become because we still see the little child that needed his hand held or the tears brushed away from his face. thats what it is to be a parent. i am sure he is very excited to be in the police training course so you have to force yourself to focus on that.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

a beautiful day today in the high 50's and bright and sunny. mom says i am not gaining any more weight but i am holding my own. mom got her hair cut and it looks awful but i still recognized her. our frother told mom her hair would have looked better if she got it cut at petco. anyway the chills and nausea and everything have left mom and she is feeling pretty good even though she doesn't look good now..

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12/16/2015 09:59.46 PM Report This Comment  
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HAPPY TGIF DAY

mom bought something for me today in the pet store called Woodpecker Suet Nuggets. it is a high energy suet based soft nugget for suet,fruit and insect eating birds"ME". so far i have no interest in it. moms says naturally and what else is new? did mom think i would actually dig into this and eat it?


mom had a heck of a night last night. after doing our blogging for us she was all wound up and couldn't sleep so she decided to watch tv. she fell asleep and woke up around 3:30 am and decided to go to bed. she layed in the bed and couldn't sleep. around 4:30am she heard a loud crash and panicked thinking one of us had died and fallen to the bottom of our cages. she checked us and Cori wasn't sitting where she normally sits between her 2 big toys but on the other side of the cage and wide awake. mom placed Cori on her correct perch . I was sitting on my big foam pad on the bottom of my cage. mom picked me up and placed me on my high sleeping perch and then went back to bed. mom kept hearing loud crashes and banging and went outside to see what was going on. they are building a big apartment house in back of us and the construction men were yelling and unloading their trucks and making a tremendous amount of racket. mom came back inside and went back to bed and layed there. around 5:30am she heard another crash and checked on me . I was once again sitting on the bottom my her cage on my big foam pad. when mom went to pick me up i was all fluffed up and ready to attack which actually made mom feel better since I had enough energy to be feisty and mom hopes it was the loud construction guys that woke us up. still mom was afraid to go back to bed in case she was wrong. so far today we are both acting ok but quiet. mom isn't even tired even thigh its been almost 2 days with no sleep. hope tomorrow is better.

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12/11/2015 10:53.06 PM Report This Comment  
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for 2 days we have been trying to get on bird channel. last night Cori got her blogging done but when it came time for Boo Boo we had no internet or phone. at that point mom just went to bed. tonight we once again had no internet or phone so mom decided to watch tv. she couldn't get the remote to work so she couldn't change the channels on the tv. she called comcast and after waiting 20 minutes and answering questions from a robot that couldn't understand her she finally talked to a live person who said moms cable button on the remote had been shot off which of course was Cori who likes to walk on the remote control so all mom had to do was press the button and she got her remote working again. now the internet is back on but don't know for how long so every blog will just be a C/P. also Boo Boo seems to be gaining a little weight and eating her meals better.

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12/10/2015 11:33.16 PM Report This Comment  
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Hope you had a great day today. we watched mom try and get all the mats off of the kitty. since kitty is on prozac he didn't really mind. mom tried to cut a lot of the big ones out before attempting to try and comb them out. he is still full of them. mom also bought some kitty shampoo and kitty conditioner which she will use in a few days and hopefully she can get the rest out. mom had so many problems with the kitty that she hasn't attempted for a while to brush him. he has to feel better now that the giants mats are gone even though he looks like a moth attacked his fur.

after mom spent the morning brushing the kitty she then went outside to pick up the sticks in the yard she got a 40 pound garbage bag filled but some of the branches were so big mom couldn't break them up so she drag those over to the side of the yard. after mom was done doing that she ams into the house and fixed the doorbell which has been broken for about 1 year. all dad did all day was yell. mom is tired now.

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12/08/2015 10:02.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
UPDATE ON THE EVIL MONSANTO

It was announced this week that over 30,000 doctors and health experts throughout Latin America are demanding that Monsanto’s products be banned. One of the primary cases that these doctors are bringing against Monsanto is the recent confirmation that their main herbicide RoundUp is actually responsible for causing cancer.

“In Argentina glyphosate is applied on more than 28 million hectares. Each year, the soil is sprayed with more than 320 million liters, which means that 13 million people are at risk of being affected, according to the Physicians Network of Sprayed Peoples (RMPF),” Argentina’s union of medical professionals.

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12/06/2015 09:40.30 PM Report This Comment  
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mom was thinking of trying the peanut bitter with me. mom doesn't usually feed me things like that because i will take the peanut utter and smear between the bars of my cage to save for an emergency. mom sys its a real pain to clean up but since i need to gain some weight she wiil give it to me.. i ate very well today and was very active tonight so its not like i m acting sick i am just very skinny . dad wants to feed me people food because i like it but mom says no because of all the sugar and salt content. mom may let dad feed me these things just for a treat and only tiny amounts just to keep my appetite up.

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12/05/2015 09:14.21 PM Report This Comment  
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your mom must have been exhausted from staying up until 4am especially if she had to get up to go to work. i bet the house looks pretty.

mom is worried about me. i have lost some weight and my keel bone is jutting out. i am eating fine and active so mom gave me bread tonight in the bedroom. i covered the whole carpet in crumbs. she will also increase my cricket intake and start feeding me the live ones.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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12/04/2015 09:58.41 PM Report This Comment  
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we watched a documentary tonight called extinction. it was very depressing and mom kept walking out of the room. then some good news. a group of hackers last week hacked into ISIS and disables their computers. today they hacked into the computers of iceland government and disabled all their computers except a few agencies that help the poor. they did this because iceland continues to slaughter whales in brutal whale hunts. hopefully they will only hack and disable for good causes.

HAPPY HUMPDAY..
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12/02/2015 10:02.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
i forgot to comment when you sent me the blog about dancing for the g-baby. that must have been so cute. hope your mom got it on video.. was reading about a man photographing a certain bird outside and he said he took 3000 pictures before catching the perfect one.

we found this article and thought it quite interesting and hoe you enjoy it.
Evolutionary change does not always occur slowly .House Finches are evolving rapidly and visibly. In 1941, some captive House Finches from California escaped near NYC. They spread rapidly and are now found across most of the US. We know the finches have evolved, because those that survive differ from their parents. Size is one example. Many of these areas have cold, snowy winters, during which many birds die. The finches have evolved, because those that survive differ from their parents. Size is one example. Male House Finches in recently established populations are larger than the males that escaped. Large males out-compete small males for food, so are more likely to survive the winter. They also pair more successfully with females early in the spring Females have become smaller and survive better than larger females as nestlings. because they need less food to maintain their own bodies, they can breed earlier in spring. Females that breed earlier raise more young than those that start breeding later. Evolutionary changes are occurring visibly all around us.

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12/01/2015 10:59.28 PM Report This Comment  
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wanted to let you know that Cori and I had a blast at the milonga Saturday night. not sure who did what pictures but they all turned out fabulous and many thanks for all the hard work that went into them and making the milonga a success plus Sam I Am and the scruffy bird band for their great music.

mom hasn't been on bird channel much these last few days because of things going on at home. we were going to blog tonight and were hit with so much sadness it too our breath away. prayers to Angel Kallies mom & dad,, to kiddos mom and dad, alexs dad, sweet pepper & Kaceys g-ma and anybirdy else that needs a prayer and hug.

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11/30/2015 10:55.36 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ROCKET
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

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11/26/2015 10:51.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket,

We would just like to wish all of our Bird Friends & Family's a very Blessed, Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! We love you all!

Love & Winghugs,
Debbie & Her Flock

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11/26/2015 08:34.55 AM Report This Comment  
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had a heck of a time with the computer over the weekend. it looked like all the images on the screen were melting. mom finally just unplugged the computer. today it is working fine. we got an email from apple saying they are discontinuing moms email on i cloud. it said if you don't want it discontinued give us your account number. well if they are discontinuing the email then they already have the account number so mom knew someone was phishing. thats probably why her computer was all messed up this weekend. hope whoever was checking out moms sites like animals,birds environment, chemicals, pollution, animal abuse and bird channel.

today my parents celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. dad gave mom a beautiful bouquet of roses. sadly the restaurant did not hand the parents any medals of valor for achieving that many years together. still ,in all, it was a nice day.

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11/23/2015 10:35.08 PM Report This Comment  
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EAT BEEF NOT TURKEY
Turkeys are inquisitive, intelligent animals who like to have their feathers stroked and enjoy listening to music
GO VEGGIE NOT BEEF
Cows are inquisitive, intelligent animals who like to have their fur stroked and enjoy listening to music.
EAT BEANS NOT VEGGIES
Plants are intelligent beings who like to have their leaves stroked and enjoy listening to music
BEANS
offspring of plants rich in antioxidants and full of protein. the more you eat the more you will toot as they are a magical fruit.
HAPPY TGIF DAY

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11/20/2015 05:08.06 PM Report This Comment  
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we had a beautiful blue price pine tree cut down in our yard today and mom feels very sad about it. it was about 50 years old and had been planted to close to the house and wasn't getting enough sun and had lost all the needles from about the middle of it to the ground. the rest of the needles were turning brown and it looked like it was dying. we remember all through the years all the different birds who nested in the tree and used the tree as shelter from the cold winter winds. also their were always possums and raccoons clubbing up and down. it was a beautiful tree when it had all its green needles and will be missed.

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