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Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD!

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Hi! My name is Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD!

I am a Double Yellow-Headed Amazon from Kimberling City, MO.

"WonderBird", "Diva"

36 years old   F

Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

PEANUTS IN THE SHELL... PINENUTS IN THE SHELL... PISTACHIOS IN THE SHELL... (Do we see a pattern here?)

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Strangers poking fingers into my cage. The Grandmom. The two...er, now FOUR cats. Yellow Duckies.

She respects and loves me and will keep me forever....

I yell "Hello?" everytime the phone or the doorbell rings. I attack yellow duckies and Grandmoms..

Always wear high heels--the world generally looks better from a higher elevation......

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  Hello Maxie~
Miss you girlfriend!! I hope all is well. You are in my thoughts everyday and I hope you are happy and healthy!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

10/15/2014 11:53.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
We all miss you, girl, hope all is well with you and mom. Did you find a new house? Hugs, Falco and the boys

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

09/20/2014 01:06.35 PM Report This Comment  
 

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09/20/2014 10:12.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
V4U!

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09/08/2014 08:52.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Thinking about you today!
I love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

09/05/2014 02:57.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

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09/04/2014 04:12.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hi Maxie, just stopped by to see how you're doing and if you've moved yet. Hope you're having a good summer. We recently got new neighbors and are enjoying getting to know them. V4U, Woof & Meow

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08/16/2014 04:20.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Maxie-some real love from your Zon pal Jenny
.you get your pretty green behind over here and say hello to Sugar & I, we are your friends and miss you greatly! Please come dear heart, no strings attached! It will not mean a life long commitment, unless you choose that! Things here on the BC just are not the same without your witty humor, you are very loved sweetheart...

Forever love from Jennifer, Sugar, & my daddy

PS~Our love to sweet aunt Jackie, grandma, and the cats...

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08/09/2014 02:45.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you!!
I hope all is well!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

08/09/2014 11:30.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
I'm starting to get really worried about you, hope all is well. We really miss you here on BC. Maybe you're in the process of selling and moving? I sure hope it's nothing more than that. Hope to see you back soon. Your friend, Falco

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

08/06/2014 07:03.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Congratulations to Mikey 61671 who has made it to the
10K Hall of Fame Club!!

Please stop by to congratulate him and enjoy the party we've put together for him! Page #197082

Thank you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

08/03/2014 10:38.32 AM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY MAXIE, ITS KACEY HERE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT MY HUSBIRD MIKEY HAS ONLY 15 MORE VOTES AND HE WILL BE IN THE 10K CLUB. I SURE HOPE YOU CAME BACK TO MAKE HIS PICTURE AND MAYO'S TOO. HE MADE IT LAST MONTH.

WE DO MISS YOU HERE ON THE BC.

KACEY

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

08/02/2014 10:09.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY MISS MAXIE
I HOPE YOU ARE ALL RIGHT MY FRIEND. I WANT TO PARTY LIKE THE OLD DAYS...MIKEY

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LOVES KACEY.

08/02/2014 02:13.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
I hope all is well! Wanted to let you know that Mikey 61671 is nearly at the 10K. Mayo made it last month!
Miss chatting with you and I hope all is great with you and the family!
Love and Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

07/27/2014 10:08.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Long time, no hear. How have you been? Is there a buyer for the house yet? Hope you're doing okay. Your pals, Woof & Meow

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07/22/2014 07:06.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
According to your profile, you've been off BC even longer than me. I have not been on much, the recent was 10 days off. I keep trying to get mom on, but after TWO MONTHS she is still not back to normal.
We will keep trying to get her to type for us.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jesse 227428 BOTM; School time & Zippy; V4Jesse 227428 BOTM pretty leaves.

07/11/2014 02:53.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Happy Sunday to all my BC friends. Zeena here with a look at a species of bird, well reputed as THE best talker and mimicker. Once abundantly available at low prices, today an often difficult to find and much costly addition to ones Flockily. Momma Deb says as a child she recalls seeing a number of these interesting, entertaining birds kept in Pet Stores, and businesses. She has been searching for one for over ten years and only encounter one at a very costly price.
The Mynah, the loved and disliked Clown of the avian world.
The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled Mynah, also sometimes known as "Indian Myna", is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature. "Myna" is derived from the Hindi language maina which itself is derived from Sanskrit madana.

The range of the Common Myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world's most invasive species and one of only three birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named "The Most Important Pest/Problem".

Mynahs are a lively, confident, aggressive, and noisy bird. It is friendly and perky, and the large flocks that gather at roosting time are usually raucous and grouchy. As pets they have many redeeming qualities including an inmate ability to mimic sounds, whistles and human speech. Once quite common in the pet trade, they now are difficult to locate. The Greater and Lesser Hill Mynahs are most thought of when imaging a Mynah Bird. Their clownish, outgoing personalities winning many a fan in years past.

Mynah's eat a mixture of specially formulated insect mash and fresh foods. Like the Lories, they have watery, odorous droppings, making them difficult to maintain in a home environment. those who endure the mess speak lovingly of their companions who seem to adore children, and adults alike. Daily cage washing, bathing and out of cage time are mandatory for good health. Momma Deb recalls that in her childhood most Mynah's were caged in small cramped cages,eating a diet of sunflower seeds and fruit. Thus living a miserable, short life. As advances came, it was found that Mynah's must have a balanced, more natural diet, and lots of room to move around in their cages. Bonded pairs breed readily in captivity. Babies that are hand-reared average $1200 to 1500 each when available. Bali Mynah's are rare and available to collectors only.

I wish to thank all my friends here on C for their daily support, and words of encouragement.

with love & scritches Zeena 255116

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07/06/2014 01:50.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Good afternoon my dear BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM blog. We will once more make a stop in South American to visit one of natures very interesting and unique inhabitants. Our host is one of aviculture's beautiful, and unusual songbirds. The Green Oropendola. The Green Oropendola is of exclusively Amazonian distribution.The Green Oropendola (Psarocolius viridis) is generally common in its wooded habitats that are found in the Amazon and Guianas of South America; specifically Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Largely pale green above, the posterior underparts and rump are chestnut, and the tail is largely yellow except for the central rectrices. The bill is green basally, becoming red towards the tip, and the skin around the eyes and lores is pink. Males and females are similar in plumage, but the latter sex is substantially smaller. Like most oropendolas, this species breeds in colonies, usually of five to ten pairs, and constructing a hanging ‘basket’ nest of woven plant fibers. The species’ displays are similar to those of the Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus).
Related common species include such song-birds as the Meadow Lark, Bobo-Link and Bullock's Oriole to name but a few.
The Green Oropendola eats a diet of fresh fruits, insects, mynah bird food and nectar in captivity. An active, high energy species these birds require a large, long flight to maintain them in good condition. Somewhat difficult to breed, these beautiful birds require an aviary suitable to house a number of mature pairs to have any success in nesting and rearing offspring. Hand reared babies of the Green Oropendola are occasionally available but do not tend to retain tameness once weaned. In the wild they typically nest in colonies similarly to Quaker Parrots, building their hanging basket-like nests in a common tree. Captive breeding is seeing an increase in successful clutches being raised to fledging and adulthood.
These are definitely not a species for the beginner avicultarist, and their pricy purchase costs in excess of $850.00US each leaves them to the more well off and experienced collectors. Their song is soft and melodious, a pleasure to listen to. Their call is often described as flute-like and low.
Tomorrow we will visit with a wonderful, entertaining species of bird, that once filled many living rooms, but today is rare both in captivity and their wild habitat.
I wish to thank all my many friends for their loving support on my quest to be August's BOTM. I couldn't make it without all of you.
love and scritches
Zeena 255116

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07/05/2014 05:42.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hello everybird, Zeena here with today's BOTM blog. First I wish all my US friends a happy and safe 4th of July Holiday. It is also the day that my little fister Little Angel will marry her beloved Dixie. Their wedding will take place on the BC Castle page number 239094. All are invited to join these two "love-birds" this evening at 6PM Eastern Time as they share their vows of love. The reception will follow on the same page. Today we will take a peek into a few nesting boxes around the world and see what we find. Come on, let's be very quiet, as we explore the many new Blue and Gold Macaw mutations .Color Mutations are considered "pure" birds. They occur in nature, although rarely and if they do, they often don't survive long, if the "new color" is too vibrant and they are easily visible by predators.

Color mutations in captivity are perpetuated by breeding like colored birds to like colored birds (of two birds that carry the color gene). The resultant offspring will often be the color that is desired. Hybrids are the crossing of two species, whereas mutations occur spontaneously.

Most of us know the Blue and Yellow Macaw. Many of us own one or more, however there are some really eggciting new mutations I'd like us to take a look at. We are most familiar with the typical blue and Gold. However there is a larger variant from Bolivia called the Bolivian Blue and Gold Macaw. The Bolivian variety is distinguished by its larger size and its coloring. On all these Macaws the colors are vibrant, but the Bolivian has more of a true blue rather than the teal blue seen in the average Blue and Gold. They all share the same wonderful personality and characteristics.

The Bolivian Blue and Gold Macaw is a variant originating only in Bolivia. It looks just like the typical Blue and Gold, however, it is much larger. A mutation of the Blue and Gold Macaw has also been reported where the yellow coloring is absent creating a blue and white bird. Although seldom seen or available there are many new mutations being bred. Many sell for over $50,0US each.
Momma Deb told me she would love to have one of each, they are so beautiful, I am certain you will have to agree.
photo one--white
photo 2-- white blue opaline
photo 3--white blue pied
photo 4-cinnamon opaline
photo 5--cinnamon
photo 6--lutino
photo 7--blue & white
photo 8-10-Golden or lutino-albino yellows
photo 11--blue and white
see you all tomorrow,
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/04/2014 02:39.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hello everybirdie. Zeena here with today's Rainforest findings. I wish to thank everyone for their awesome support and hope you will enjoy today's feature species.
The Harpy Eagle is a majestic shadow that silently soars above the Rainforest canopy. Once common, and plentiful, today they rest on the brink of extinction. Previously a common sight in Brazil, the Harpy Eagle has become as rare as seeing a unicorn would be. Hunted to near extinction for their feathers, sport and out of fear and concern for their livestock, these awesome giants of the Raptor world are rapidly disappearing. These birds terrify hapless animals that forage in the shifting sunlight of the high canopy. Harpy eagle is the largest and the most powerful raptor throughout America. They belong to the family of accipitridae. American harpy eagle typically inhabits lowland rainforests but are disappearing from much of its range due to habitat loss and it almost extirpated in Central America.
The Harpy Eagle weighs in at 20 to 27 pounds for a hen and 12 to 17 pounds for a male, standing between 40 and 60 inches in length, sporting 5 to 7 inch talons it is a formidable predator dining on a diet consisting largely of sloth and moneys, with other animals making up the balance. In flight the Harpy flies on strong 5 to 7 foot wide spans, silent and watchful for a meal below in the dense Rain Forest canopy.
With wide spread clear-cutting and man's guns, the Harpy Eagle is soon going to be gone from the wild habitat it once claimed. Nesting in tree top nests, the single chick remains with the parents for up to two years. Pairs mate for life thus making it harder to rebuild endangered populations. Many Harpy Eagles have be poached for the private collector market relentlessly, with current breeding programs being established to help stave off their total elimination. Used by Bird of Prey enthusiasts and trained to hunt on command. Many die from lack of proper diet, and education of would be owners. New Government regulations being in place it is hoped to make owning Harpy Eagles a more difficult objective. Would be owners now have to finish a Government regulated Raptors training program which entails sixteen to eighteen months apprenticeship training in care, training and husbandry.
Tomorrow we will take a closer look at a new and exciting find that is shaking the bird community. Discovered in a nestbox, this unusual baby has enthusiasts in awe.
A quick reminder that on Friday July 4th my fister LITTLE ANGEL THRIFT will wed the handsome Mr Dixie Adler at the BC Castle page number 239094
with love and scritches
Zeena 255116

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07/03/2014 11:16.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Mayo is 3 votes short of 10k, where are you? Do you want me to welcome him to the HOF????
I have been picking at that bandage since yesterday when the vet put it on. It's still there, though, so mom hasn't put any more ointment on it. She is just going to leave it for another day, if I let it stay there. I have been taking meds but biting mom every time. I have to let her know I do not approve! I am back to my own self, though, noisy and sweet most of the time.
Mom found out she can read actual books with a higher magnification of glasses. She is so excited about that, because she hasn't read a real book since April. She has been reading novels and such on her Nook, but hasn't held a book for so long!
Has anyone gotten a new Foster & Smith catalog? Mom is looking but we don't have a current one and she wants to buy some food for us. If she shops online, will we still get free shipping is her big question. I guess she'll go to the site and see what happens. We haven't found that Madagascar Mix either, does anyone know who makes it?
I hope you are having a great summer day. We are getting clouds and sun mixed, and don't know if it will rain or not. Whatever comes, we'll make the best of it. Get lots of love today! Hugs, Falco

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

07/03/2014 08:02.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here with today's BOTM post. As we land in Brazil, we are cautioned to be very quiet so we don't disturb the Macaws. SHhhhhh!

The Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii), also known as the Little Blue Macaw, is a macaw native to Brazil.First discovered by German naturalist Georg Marcgrave, when he was working in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil in 1638 and it is named for German naturalist Johann Baptist von Spix, who collected a specimen in 1819 on the bank of the Rio São Francisco in northeast Bahia in Brazil.
The bird is a medium size parrot weighing about 300 grams (0.66 lb), smaller than most of the large macaws. Its plumage is various shades of blue, with a grey-blue head, light blue underparts, and vivid blue upperparts. Males and females are identical in appearance, the females being a little smaller on average. The Spix Macaw is reported to be extinct in the wild, with the disappearance of one last single male in 2000. All remaining Spix Macaws are now kept in several private breeding programs without the world. Due to their extremely small numbers none are available for public viewing. The largest colony of approximately 40 birds is currently owned by an Arab sheik who has been working on breeding these beautiful birds with the final hope that they will be able to be released into their former remaining habitat.
The Spix Macaws were destroyed in the wild by excessive deforestation and hunting. The colonies were ruthlessly killed, poached for the pet trade and shot for pure sport until they had been eliminated in their territory. The introduction of predators into their habitat, including rats, monkeys and feral cats also aided the quick decline in wild Spix populations. In recent years there have been isolated reports of Spix Macaws in land in protected, isolated locations but this has not been publicly verified, although it possibly might be true, to protect what remaining wild pairs there are.
A sad note, this past Wednesday PRESLEY, the second to last known wild-born member of the species flew to the Rainbow Bridge after a brief illness. Presley had been kept as a pet in the USA for years, but was returned to Brazil in 2008. He left no progeny. He was 40 years old at his death.
Presley's death is a blow to conservation efforts in both a symbolic and literal sense. Critically endangered, these native Brazilian birds (Cyanopsitta spixii) are believed to be extinct in the wild. Decades of deforestation and rampant wildlife trafficking have besieged the medium-size macaws, who also ended up having to compete for nest space with introduced Africanized honeybees.
Now with fewer then 100 living specimens, most closely related, the Spix Macaws future hangs in the balance. This spring heralded in the hatching of 5 babies, 3 of which were due to artificial insemination. Perhaps someday our grandchildren will be able to see the wild Spixs fly free once more.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/02/2014 12:01.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hello Everybirdie
Today we kick off my month of July BOTM run with a special celebration. It's Canada Day here with all the food,fun, family and firework displays. I hate fireworks, too noisy, but being a Macaw I'm always up for some food, and fun. I want to begin this month by telling you a little bit about myself. Most of you already know my handsome frother SKY, my mischievous fister Little Angel and my adventurous frother Casey, but some may not know me birdsonally.
I joined the Sky Flock in 2013. It was Easter weekend when Momma Deb received the call from my former owner to "come today and get her PLEASE!!!!!" I am sure glad that Momma Deb did, because it was the best thing that happened to me in a long while. I had lived with my first owners for 13-14 years but it became necessary to rehome me and I was sold to a lady who had a whole house full of very large, very aggressive Pitbulls and Rottweilers. I never left my cage and spent a whole year and some living in fear of being attacked by the dogs. I thought things were going to get better when once more I was resold. The lady who bought me had two large dogs who constantly barked and growled at me. I was so stressed I began to pluck some of my feathers out and I never spoke, and hadn't in 2 1/2 years.
It was my best day when Momma Deb arrived to take me away from there. I'd only been there a short while but I was relieved to be going somewhere I hoped would be better. I am very happy here at the Sky Flock, I get out of my cage all the time and love to yell at the other birds to be quiet. Momma Deb discovered I have a rather extensive vocabulary and know how to count to sixteen, and know a number of songs as well.
Enough about me. Let's get our suitcases, cameras and sunscreen ready as we begin our trip to every corner of the world. We will visit some very rare and endangered species, learn about some interesting and unusual birds, and my favorite take a look at some of the awesome mutations showing up around the planet of some of our most common feathered friends.
I will see every one tomorrow.
with love and scritches
Zeena 255116

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

07/01/2014 01:28.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Maxie~
I hope your summer has been wonderful so far! How are you? I know you are not on much anymore but I hope you see this note because my cousin Mayo 160490 is only 41 away from the 10K!!
Hope all is well with you and the family!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

06/30/2014 01:17.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Zeena here to introduce myself. I am Sky's Blue and Gold fister, and your July 2014 BOTM candidate. I promise that we will have a fun filled, interesting July together exploring EVERYTHING BIRD.
I will introduce you to some very interesting and unique members of the avicultral world. New mutations and new finds that have recently been added to the amazing, and wonderful world of birds. Also we will visit a few very endangered and stunning species that are fighting to make a come back.
What would July be without a few funny, and interesting, humorous adventures? So grab your hats and sun-screen as we prepare to take flight throughout the world of Birds.
with love and scritches
Zeena---255116

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

06/30/2014 11:00.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hey Maxie, how the house-selling going? We hope things are going well. Nothing new here, but no news is good news, right? Here's a vote. Your pals, Woof & Meow

Come visit me, Woof and Meow.

06/22/2014 02:30.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
I apologize for the C/P~
I hope you are having a great day!
I am hosting a Bridal Shower for Little Angel who is marrying my buddy Dixie on July 4th. Every bird is invited!
I put up the party page for Little Angel. It is page number 270690 but it's attached to my page so you can find it there. I hope you can make it on Friday the 20th! All the info is there and I hope you can all make it!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

06/18/2014 01:57.45 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HI MAXIE, ITS ME KACEY. I AM HERE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT MY HUSBIRD MIKEY IS NOW OVER 9,000 VOTES. I WILL REMIND YOU ONCE HE REACHES 9,500 VOTES AND THEN EACH TIME HE PASSES ANOTHER 100 VOTES.

I AM SO VERY EXCITED FOR HIM.

KACEY

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

06/13/2014 11:56.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Maxie~
I hope you are enjoying the day!
We had a crazy day. The fire alarm people did not show up until nearly noon It's the annual check thingy. They started on the other side of the complex! We had already done all our chores and were just waiting for them to show up. Mom had just gotten on Facebook and went to click on a Linkin Park Video when the fire alarms went off! Mom thought it was feedback from the video and turned the sound down! When the screeching kept going she final realized it was the alarms!hahahahaha
Mandy, Merlin and I were taken into mom's bathroom to wait for the inspection to be done. It was only for 10 minutes but Mandy was freaking out! She was panting hard and kept trying to squeeze behind mom! Merlin just sat in the sink like he always does. I was perfectly okay and just spent time chatting with mom.
Mom had to go to the market after that. She wasn't gone for a long time at least. She and Ian went to the mall to look for shoes for Ian first. He wears a 15 so not all the stores have shoes that big. He found some at Famous Footwear so he's happy! They stopped at Dairy Queen after that. They were taking donations for the children's miracle network at Diary Queen so mom bought a big balloon and put my name on it! It's now hanging at the Dairy Queen in the Mall! I'm gonna be famous!hahahahahaha It's the biggest balloon there!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

06/13/2014 07:13.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie,
Hi, long time no blog, but now i'm back...for a while at least! What's going on on BC & what's new?
Mum just posted some pics of some of her stuff. It's just a very small selection of what she's been making. Not so many birds anymore, but she really loves to make Barbie clothes & has a whole big bag full of it. She's been to quite a few markets & her stuff is ever so popular. Tomorrow she's going to one again. It's called "our love market" & all the things on sale have to be made with love, so mum thought that's perfect for her.
Hope you're well & your family is too.
Big hug & birdie kisses,v4u
Jivu ♥

Come visit me, Hi everybirdie, i'm back!!!!.

06/13/2014 02:18.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
V4U today. We've had stormy weather along with tornado watches on and off since the weekend. It's still raining heavily right now, almost 5 days in a row of rain and storms. The little wrens didn't make it. A predator bird got to the nest. The nest was so well hidden inside of the rose tree, so the bird must have been a strong and bold one. Same thing happened to our neighbors mockingbird nest just a few weeks prior. Thankfully the robins made it and flew off on their own. Wishing you a nice day. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

06/11/2014 04:25.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie!
I think mom has finally gotten used to me being a female, what a good joke on her.
Thank you again for all you do for BC
Mom had her hip replced about 3 1/2 weeks ago, so has not been much on her puter. She has to stand to use it and she only stands for a bit of time.
Sure hope you and your mom are doing well. Is there still a move in your future?
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jesse 227428 BOTM; School time & Zippy; V4Jesse 227428 BOTM pretty leaves.

06/09/2014 07:19.47 AM Report This Comment  
  THANKS TO FRIENDS LIKE YOU WONDERBIRD MAXIE
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. I DO THINK I WILL GET TO 10000..MIKEY

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LOVES KACEY.

06/05/2014 03:24.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Please vote me for BOTM!
Hello, I am Pepper, African Grey from the Quebec Flock. I, like most Greys, am quite intelligent and I often put together words to make sentences that surprise Mom to no end. Many of you met me when I got bitten some time ago – when I broke open that lock. Well, that one went in the garbage, and so did another one that I managed to beak open. Mom buys a different brand now.
I am running for BOTM this month, something my frother TiPaul encouraged me to do. While he is flying around voting for his friends to get in the 10K club, he said he will fly farther out of his range to help me get more votes. Thanks fro!
I had a difficult time coming up with a subject that might interest you all. Every birdy has been writing such fascinating things. Then it occurred to me – there are so few flocks from Canada, and just our flock is from Quebec. I am going to take you on a tour of our home city, Montreal… Please come to my page to take a look at the pictures at the bottom for pictures I have posted, and will post every day. Thank you in advance for your support!

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

06/01/2014 06:57.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
I hope you are having a great day! It's 60 and sunny here. Another trick the tourist kind of day!hahaha
The gardeners are here so I've squawked a greeting to them and yelled at the silly humans in the pool! A good days work so far!
Mom had to go to the market but Jennifer is off today so she was here to keep me company! I don't need anything since I have my apples and a nice big bag of organic grapes so I'm set! Mom looked a the cherries but they are 6$ a pound and not even organic! I like the grapes better anyway. She had to get food for Merlin and even though he's a pest, I wouldn't want him to starve! He would drive us all crazy with his howling if there wasn't any food for him! He howls anyway but it's worse when he wants food!
Mom fell over Mandy when she got up this morning. She is just fine but I thought we were all going to play some kind of game since she was on the floor! I climbed down to peek out under the cage cover and asked her if she was okay. Merlin was sitting at the end of the bed howling for breakfast even though it was very early and Mandy was looking a bit worried! I started laughing and so did mom, so Mandy calmed down. Merlin just kept howling! He's only a cat so we have to forgive him for being unconcerned! It was nice to start the day off with a laugh!
I hope you enjoy your day and get to do some laughing too!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

05/30/2014 05:21.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
V4U today. Well, the 3 wren eggs haven't hatched yet, should be any day now. The mommy wren is a busy bee, she sits on the eggs all day long, but we do see her fly in and out from time to time. More nests have popped up around our yard, it's neat to see the birds building the nests, each one is a little different. This morning a robin had a whole beak full of straw, and it was really cute to see. Have a good weekend. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

05/30/2014 08:25.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie
Hi sweetie, so good to hear from you! Glad to hear your doing well. Thats a bummer though that you have not been able to sell your house? Are you able to rent it out instead?? I have heard of birds parronts doing that if they were having a hard time selling. I know its risky too though taking on that rental part never know sometimes. If you have a good tenant then its great! If we lived there, we would take care of it for your mommy no prb!! Anyway what have you been up too? Weren't you BOTD the other day? COngrats if you were!! YAY Yeah I see the club is getting bigger and bigger, I am soooo long away from being in that royalty thats for sure. Mom is doing good, just working and finishing up her school. She cant wait, few more months and she should be done. Well I better fly for now, just wanted to drop a line and say hello. Oh I forgot Sassy and I are having a lake party we are rentign pontoons and boats for skiing and a BBQ no parronts needed I will stop by and pick you up sound good? It will be fun, we just thought it would be neat to have our close friend hang out with us! Feel free to bring friends too I will pick them up too. See ya later sweetie. Love ya, birdy hugs. Love Chico

Come visit me, Chico says I love you Sassy.

05/29/2014 03:13.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Mom has found that blogging from PC isn't working worth a hoot but she can get throug on her phone. However that takes a lot of TIME. I have a vet recheck Saturday to check on my beak. I am actually doing really well and I am back to foraging and eating as normal. Mom watches me like a hawk now ..... Disturbing that LOL

Have a wonderful day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Rudy

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

05/29/2014 05:12.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Sorry to hear you haven't sold the house yet, Maxie, but we're sure the new price will do the trick. Now that Memorial Day's over, got any plans for the 4th of July besides staying away from the fireworks? Guess what, toward the end of June, Woof will be 16 years ago. Meow turns 16 in August. Mom's planning the menu already!

Come visit me, Woof and Meow.

05/28/2014 03:11.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!

Hope you are having a good week!
Enjoy your evening! Left a vote for you.

Your friend,
Queen Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

05/28/2014 01:24.43 PM Report This Comment  
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