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Dusky-Headed Conure from whiting, NJ
~~BUDDY ~~Thank you for BOTD! :-)

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My son, Dominick, wanted a FREE pidgeon that he saw at a flea market when he was about 5 years old. His Dad would not let him have it. He really wanted a bird of his own. Finally we went to a bird store "Bird Jungle" in Ocean NJ, and Dominick found the perfect pet. Buddy was friendly and playful and Dominick fell in love with him. (Dad probably just wished that he had got the FREE pidgeon instead of paying $350 for Buddy...this is how our flock got started!) However Buddy is our "Senior" bird and has has been a wonderful pet for Dominick. Buddy has had his picture appear in Bird Talk Magazine, too. Buddy has since been joined by African Gray "Rocket" and Yellow Naped Amazon "Pedro" and solomon island eclectus "Susan". We also have several Zebra Finches. At one time Buddy also had a cagemate, however, we didn't have him for long. Please read Zazu's story on Zazu's page. There is safety information on Zazu's page that may be helpful to ALL BIRD OWNERS.. Awards
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Hi! My name is ~~BUDDY ~~Thank you for BOTD! :-)

I am a Dusky-Headed Conure from whiting, NJ.

Bud Bud, Budro, Buddaboo,
Buddy Birdie, Bud

16 years old   M

Dusky-Headed Conure

Buddy, unfortunately, craves sunflower seeds. He gets lots of other great stuff to eat, but he just can't seem to get enough sunflower seeds. He also eats a variety of fruits, nuts and vegetables and sometimes snacks on nutriberries. We have even added Harrisons pellets, Kaytee exact nutrition pellets and Zupreem fruit blend pellets to his diet. (As suggested by the Vet.)

Buddy likes to be anywhere that people are. His favorite spot to be is perched on someone's shoulder. Buddy likes hanging out on a perch near the larger parrots in our flock, but he really prefers people.

Buddy hates it when someone from the flock stops in for a visit and drops off a snack, but doesn't give him any attention. Buddy wishes he could be in the family room with the other parrots, but he is just way too noisey to join the flock downstairs. We were told that our larger parrots would immitate his ear piercing squawking if they were around him all of the time. (Rocket has learned how to do this very well, anyway, but fortunately doesn't do it often.) Buddy wants more time and attention!!! Buddy is also a coach and relief pitcher for the Bird Channel "Wonder Wings" baseball team. Buddy's loud screaming sure comes in handy when he is yelling at the players to shape up and play ball! LOL

Buddy is Dominick's parrot. "I love how my owner lets me crawl inside of his shirt collar and hang out where it is nice and warm. I like getting lots of snacks and fun treats to eat. I also like it when I am played with and when my owner buys me new toys."

Buddy loves to baths in his water dish after his cage has been cleaned. He also loves to crawl inside of shirts, under blankets, inside of garbage cans, and any other place that he can find to "nest" in. He has even crawled inside of a container of food and refused to come out!!! Buddy likes to call back and fourth to our African Gray, "Rocket". They do "cat calls" back and fourth. Buddy will do the first part of the whistle and Rocket will finish it. They go back and fourth like that. Buddy is very amusing and enjoys interacting with the other parrots. Buddy has a bad habbit of "projectile pooping". He hangs on the side of his cage and can "shoot a poop" about 5 inches out from his cage! Even the seed catchers on the cage couldn't catch this nasty mess!!! The problem was solved by adding plexiglass panels to the sides of his cage and a plastic floor cover in front of the cage. Buddy just doesn't like to sleep where he poops!.

I may be smaller, but I am the LOUDEST member of this flock!!!! (Although "Susan" is a close second now) LOL No one can out scream me!!! That African Gray and the Yellow Naped Amazon think they are so smart...I can talk too...I have it all over them!!!!!! I am also much prettier then they are, too!.

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  Friday Flitzer Feathers
Happy Friday.

Grapes today [both a toy AND a food!]
Sending love out to all my BC Friends
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/29/2015 03:41.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy!
Congrats on being BOTD today!

Come visit me, Kiwi.

05/28/2015 09:34.49 PM Report This Comment  



05/28/2015 08:21.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Buddy
Congratulations on botd.I hope your having a great time at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Sweetie(269943)BOTM.

05/28/2015 07:51.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Buddy
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Mikey D. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/28/2015 07:21.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
Duh it took us a while to figure out your our good friends LOL. Happy to see you on the front page today too!!
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

05/28/2015 06:32.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy!
Congrats on winning BOTD! Have a great day at the castle today!

Come visit me, Raffikki,Cydney, PumBaa & Max say Happy Springtime.

05/28/2015 06:18.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
congratulations on winning BOTD.. hope you are having a blast celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO vote Sweetie 269943 BOTM.

05/28/2015 05:54.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Buddy~~~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you!! I hope you have a fabulous day in the spotlight!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Sweetie 269943 & The Calendar Page~Cherries for May.

05/28/2015 03:55.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Buddy
V4U today. We're flying by to congratulate you for winning Bird Of The Day. Enjoy and have fun. :)

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

05/28/2015 02:43.47 PM Report This Comment  
Congratulations on winning BOTD! I was also the "first of the flock" at our house. My person had budgies, but it was when I came along that she really fell in love w/ keeping birds. Three cheers for Conures! -Corey

Come visit me, Robin, Tell, Corey, Lucy & Barnaby.

05/28/2015 02:17.04 PM Report This Comment  
Good that you won Bird of the Day. You are a good, green color. The color shows well. I once had a bird with the same name as you have, Buddy.

William, San Francisco, CA.

05/28/2015 01:38.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
It's so good to see you on the Homepage today as our BOTD! Congratulations! Have a very special day at the castle today. Please stop by at the KB Carnival (#163138) if you get the chance.


Angel & Pepper


05/28/2015 12:30.27 PM Report This Comment  
Hey Buddy, it's great to see you in the spotlight today. We miss you at the KB, so it's good to see you again anyway. We all hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of visitors today. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/28/2015 10:06.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
Today is Thursday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U a votie
and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
Have a greyt week
be a good birdie
wing's hugs
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/BCWarrio- rs263181 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Sweetie269943/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

05/28/2015 08:17.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! Enjoy your special day.

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/28/2015 07:04.08 AM Report This Comment  
On BOTD!Buddy!We are all flying by to wish you a greyt day in the Castle with King Mikey D for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!Love Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/28/2015 06:53.57 AM Report This Comment  
  HI BUDDY!!!!
Just stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD"...Have fun celebrating at the castle...Enjoy your day..Pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to you...Sam & The Dingmans Ferry Flock. :o)


05/28/2015 06:47.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Bird-of-the-Day
Enjoy the Celebration of your special day.

Thursday here.
Matchstick Carrots, hugs from Dad and a fun day ahead.
Hope you make it a great day. ~Wings Up~

==Flitzer & Dad==

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/28/2015 03:56.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy!
Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

05/28/2015 03:04.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy!
Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

05/28/2015 03:03.28 AM Report This Comment  
  congratulations Buddy
What an exciting day for you ! You'll enjoy the castle and all its amenities so much ! Hugs - Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for summer fun, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/28/2015 01:35.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer
Some have asked about my photo. In this photo I am on a birdie-dish having a treat:
"Flitzer Coffee" A touch of coffee with a drop of milk and whipped cream. It is a favorite treat.
The Soy Sauce behind me is simply where Dad keeps it, as he uses Soy instead of Salt when he is cooking.

Monday evening, Dad shared a favorite movie on DVD "AFTER HOURS" (1985 directed by Martin Scorsese). It's a very "different" dark comedy.
Hot n muggy this week -preparing us for the Summer ahead.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/27/2015 04:12.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Hello from Flitzer.

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/26/2015 03:14.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day Flitzer
Happy Memorial Day.
Not sure what's going on today, but it will be warm - near 80 degrees.
Saturday, Dad helped friends celebrate their friend's 98th Birthday.
I can't count that high - 98 is such a big number.

Dad and Uncle Geno took a day trip Sunday in the sunshine -driving a couple hours away.
Nice day for a drive.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/25/2015 03:51.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer!
I hope that you are enjoying the long weekend. The weather is nice here. Enjoy your day.

Come visit me, SUSAN, sooo Sweet!, ROCKET....rocking the house!!, Zazu R.I.P. - Waiting at Rainbow Bridge <3, OOdles, The "finchey" bunch., PEDRO...the destroyer!! & ~~BUDDY ~~Thank you for BOTD! :-).

05/24/2015 05:40.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
a quick Fly-By today

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/24/2015 02:44.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Frost-warnings overnight. It's going to be nice the rest of the weekend, but -my, the nights have been cold for May.

I love this photo. I'm sitting in the berry bowl in the kitchen, giving Dad a happy squawk.
[This is to make sure Dad doesn't mistaken me for a berry].
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/23/2015 02:24.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting By on a Friday
Happy Friday.
Hope you have a blessed day
~Wings Up~
Flitzer and Dad

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/22/2015 03:51.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Hello from King Flit-Flit!
Dad and Uncle Geno watched two movies in a row the other night:
The first film, "SAFETY LAST" (1923) with Harold LLoyd -they couldn't stop laughing.
The second film, "THE NORMAL HEART" (about AIDS) -they couldn't stop crying.
Humans are silly creatures.

Cool but sunny today. Dad is going to the first Cookout of the Season with friends.
Hope he brings back something yummy for me.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/21/2015 03:37.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Flying By With Mischief In My Eye
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/20/2015 03:21.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
A hot and muggy Monday here.
Dad and a friend went to see the film "The Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Juliette Binoche.
Directed by Olivier Assayas.

They liked the movie very much.
Hope your day is terrific. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/19/2015 12:45.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Another hot weekend in Buffalo. 80's.
Dad's been very busy, but I do hope he can get me outside in my travel cage soon.
I do love to see outdoors.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/18/2015 03:34.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Sunday.
Dad, Uncle Geno and I watched the movie "The Sweet Hereafter"
(1997, Dir: Atom Egoyan) yesterday - beautiful and sad film. One of Dad's favorites
Hope you have a blessed day.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/17/2015 02:43.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday
Hope everyone has a good weekend - no plans here yet.
Dad slept in, which is uncommon for himi.

He'll be getting my apples soon. I am great at making apples disappear.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/16/2015 03:12.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Happy Friday!
Dad and friends took a Road-Trip to Rochester, NY on Thursday.
It was a beautiful day for a drive. Shopping, Visiting a Friend and dinner for the Best Thai Food in Western New York. ['The King and I' in Henrietta, NY]

At Daddy's request, one of the stops was 'Birds Unlimited' - a wonderful huge bird store.
[although Dad did let a beautiful turquoise green-cheek flirt with him, he knows that I'm the Bird, and always comes home to me]

Uncle Jim, Uncle JJ and Uncle Geno all bought me something special - as well as Dad.

I haven't seen all of my surprises as yet. I'm grateful to have such thoughtful friends.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/15/2015 03:36.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Flying by with a vote for you
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/14/2015 12:53.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Happy Humpday.
Dad had a stomach-thing yesterday and spent most of the day in bed.
I don't usually go to his bedroom. He did stop out a couple times to see me and spend time with me.
Feeling better in the evening, he went to see the movie "EX MACHINA" which he found interesting.
Today we'll have plenty of Dad-n-Bird Time. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/13/2015 03:29.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday Flitzer Blog
Yesterday was hot n muggy. Today is hot n muggy.
By Thursday it will be cold with possible frost. Wow.
The eye glasses Dad broke were bought in 2006 and cannot be repaired. Sadly they were his favorite pair.
Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/12/2015 04:41.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday Monday
Hello. Another busy week ahead.
Hope all of you have a good start to the week.

Dad sat on his glasses, so hopefully he can get them fixed today - he couldn't see where he put them - lol. He is a silly man.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/11/2015 12:57.20 AM Report This Comment  
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