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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..

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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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  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Sunday.
Hope you had a great Holiday. The fireworks didn't bother me so much this year...but Dad was with me to protect me from BOOMS. He's a good protector.
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Our 4th of July was warm and sunny and nice -not a drop of rain. Dad went to a nice party in the afternoon.

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Today Dad and Uncle Geno are going to see "Magic Mike XXL" -sounds silly to me. Everyone knows birds dance much better than humans.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

07/05/2015 01:43.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday Vote
Happy 4th of July Weekend, everyone!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Dad has an afternoon party on the 4th, but will be home birdie-sitting that evening.
I am skiddish and scared of loud fireworks in the neighborhood. Dad stays home and plays with me, sings to me - and keeps me occupied during the big BOOMS and NOISES that others make throughout the town.
--
Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

07/03/2015 07:08.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Tuesday evening Dad and Uncle Geno went to a special event at Parkside Candies.
The evening included 'Make Your Own Sundaes' at the ice cream counter and a tour of the candy factory. Much of the original equipment from 1927 is used to make all kinds of candies.
They even gave 20% discount on candies bought that evening.
A great time! [Cue 'Willy Wonka' music].
Fortunately Dad did NOT get turned into a giant blueberry!

==
Cappy asks if I'm back to normal now - yes, no more sore spot - I'm feeling great. Thank you.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

07/01/2015 03:37.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
HAPPY MONDAY, BC FREINDS
Rainy all day Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
- - -
Dad and his friend, Paul, went to see "A LITTLE CHAOS" with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman.
Good simple story - good acting. Kinda fun on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

- - -
Uncle Geno was over on Sunday. He and Dad are up to Season 5 of "Mad Men". Dad hadn't seen it before, and they're doing a marathon together of the whole series.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/29/2015 11:21.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday Friday Friday
Happy Friday. A beautiful day here today - sadly it's supposed to be cold and heavy pouring rains all weekend.

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Dad got the toilet fixed (silly flimsy workings never hold up very long) and all is well.
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Dad and friends went to a local little theater last night to see a production of the musical "THE WILD PARTY". A fabulous show presented by a local theater group. They had front-row seats so it was like they were in the middle of the wild party itself. Dad behaved himself and didn't get up to sing and dance. A fun night at the theater.
--
Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/26/2015 03:36.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek in Buffalo
Happy Midweek!
a very busy week around here.. Today is a perfect Summer Day - sunny yet cool. No rain.
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Dad had a bad day yesterday - everything went wrong - he even broke the toilet
[wanted to laugh but - sigh - have to be the caring supportive one].
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Hope every birdie has a great day.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/24/2015 03:40.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Happy Monday.
Hot n Muggy in Buffalo, NY
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Dad has been very busy this weekend, but makes sure he gets "Flitzer & Dad" time.
He says it was Daddy's Day yesterday - but I think *every* day is Flitzer Day.
--
Have a wonderful day. Be good to your Moms n Dads
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/22/2015 07:33.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer Vote and Visit
Happy Saturday.
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Dad and a friend went to a special late-night showing of a wonderful Indian film on Thursday:
"Pacher Panchalli" (1955, Dir; Satyajit Ray) . The film is the first of a trilogy
[The apu Trilogy] and the world is celebrating the wonderful restoration of these films.
The movie showing started at 9:45 pm, which is normally Dad's bedtime. He says it was well-worth the effort to see this special movie.

==
Apples today. i'm tired this morning from playing late yesterday.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/20/2015 02:40.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Midweek Flitzer
Happy Wednesday.
--
Oin Tuesday Dad was gone a good deal of the day, taking friends across town to the doctors.
Afterwards they all went to the pancake house for food.
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In the afternoon, Dad joined a couple friends to see the film "LOVE AND MERCY" about Brian Wilson.
Bad rains for the drive and doctor visits, then bright sunshine when they were inside for the movie - isn't that the way they say it goes.
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Dad and Uncle Geno were here in the evening, so I did get some time with both of them.
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~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/17/2015 03:15.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Hi, Friends
Saturday was the start of Dad's favorite weekend of the year -
The Allentown Art Festival -this was the 58th year for this huge outdoor festival of arts, crafts and food along the streets of the Allentown District in Buffalo, NY. Artists come from all over to be in this prestigious event.
Besides art, of course there is food, crowds, babies in strollers, dogs on leashes and the joy of Summer finally coming to the Buffalo area.
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Nothing particular for birds, but the weekend gets Dad in good spirits, which is always nice.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/14/2015 01:08.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Well-Bird Flitzer
Friday afternoon, I had my "well-birdie" check-up with the Avian Vet [Dr Wade].
The Specializied Care office is about a 40 minute drive. Dad drove and Uncle Geno kept me company in the back seat. My Travel Cage had carrots and pellets and toys.
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Our usual room in the Doctor's Offices was taken, so we were put into the Rabbit Room - yikes - with photos and books about bunnies and such.
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All is well.
The pain in the hindquarters is a new feather coming in right by the preen gland. No swelling, no infection - just a little discomfort.
--
Dr. says it's probably going to be fine in a week or so - just watch and make sure all is well.
~Wings Up~
==Flitzer and Dad==

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/12/2015 05:20.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Happy Friday.
I get to see Dr Laua Wade today. She's my bird-doctor and she's very sweet.
Dad and Uncle Geno are taking me on the road-trip to see her.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/12/2015 03:49.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Hello. Busy week here.
Rainy n hot - Buffalo, NY feels like The Amazon.
[I don't mind but Dad is uncomfortable].
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I go in for my annual check-up this Friday with a great Avian Vet.
Dad is thankful we have someone as great as Dr. Laura Wade.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/10/2015 03:15.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
Oh, I have started the process with the new playstand:
This process has to be followed.
~~~
Step 1: Ignore it - this may go for a week

Step 2: Be Afraid of it - *Squawk* and fly away if I get near it.

Step 3: Test it out when Dad is not looking

Step 4: Love it
--
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/08/2015 03:32.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
I got a new Playstand!

Dad came back from the Bird Fair with seeds, a couple small toys, a new bag of pellets and a wonderful grapevine Playstand.
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Saturday night Dad went to dinner with friends [Uncle Geno & Uncle JJ]. Afterwards they all came to my house and watched the movie "NOTES ON A SCANDAL" (2006) with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. Of course I watched it perched on Uncle Geno's shoulder.

Birdie-Hugs and ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/07/2015 01:55.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer
Happy Saturday.
A huge Bird Fair in town today - Daddy looking forward to that
[Well, I am too as it means great things for me].
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/06/2015 02:08.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting by on Friday
Happy Friday Friends.
Busy fun weekend ahead
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/05/2015 03:39.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Happy Thursday from Buffalo, NY.
Dad says he will be blogging less often, now that it's Summer.
I still love you all and think of my BC Friends often.
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Broccoli today - as Dad says, "to keep me green"
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/04/2015 03:30.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Happy Wednesday.
Uncle Geno came over to see me - I just love playing in his long beard.
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Dad has a busy day, grocery shopping and errands for 3 families, but he always brings me home good food as well.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/03/2015 03:18.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Lots to do today for Dad
- hope Daddy loves on me enough -
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/02/2015 03:34.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Rainy Monday Flitzer
Happy Monday from Flitzer and Dad.
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Poured rain all day Sunday - such a shame to ruin many weekend plans.
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Our Sunday movie: "THE WAGES OF FEAR" (1953)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
This tense, suspenseful work is brilliant - [Clouzot was the "French Hitchcock"].

Dad and Uncle Geno watched the movie away from home, so I didn't get to see it this time.
--
Love and Hugs ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

06/01/2015 03:37.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Hot n Muggy Saturday - now a Cold n Rainy Sunday.

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Dad ordered a new chair for the living room - apparently has to be made and shipped before it comes to our home so I can poop on it.
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Dad shared the movie "Don't Look Now" (1973) with a friend last night. It takes place in Venice and is kinda creepy. I ignored most of it.
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Have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/31/2015 01:26.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Hot with Thunderstorms today - gonna be scary and dramatic outside.
Sunday will be 20 degrees cooler and more comfortable.
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Dad was trying to arrange CD's yesterday. I kept jumping in the box and played "nip the fingers". So much fun - but Dad gave up before long...
[my game was more fun than his project]

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I'm looking forward to a fun Saturday with Dad
--
All my love. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & King Flitzer.

05/30/2015 02:20.00 AM Report This Comment  
  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  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 BOTM
HEY BUDDY CONGRATS ON BEING THE BOTD. HOPE YOUR DAY IN THE ROYAL CASTLE IS FUN FILLED

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

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 Panther (245623)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~Thanks for 30k votes!! ♥ & 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!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffikki,Cydney PumBaa& Max say Happy 4th of July.

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 vote PANTHER 245623 & BOO BOO vote PANTHER 245623.

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 & Dolph~vote 4 Panther 245623 & The Calendar Page~Wonderful Kiwi for July.

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
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  
  Buddy
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.

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL LOVES CORI & PEPPER LOVES ZIPPY.

05/28/2015 12:30.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
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 and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & 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 Panther 245623/Mourning Gizmo.

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

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

05/28/2015 07:04.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
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.

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