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I bought him from someone that couldn't take care of him. I was in a very small cage with not toys, bird seeds to eat. When mommy came to see me I bit her the first time I saw her. I love her very much. If I feel someone is going to hurt her I scream If she has covered me for the night and I hear loud talking I will flap my feathers until she uncovers me and tells me it is okay. I still get scared of people. Mommy has to keep say, “it is okay “, for me to relax. I have been with her little over two years. He was 9 years old, without a name. My nephew took about week to find him very special name “Oliver”. First nine years of my life was the hardest. I get very scared of littlest noise, I start to pluck my feathers and shake. My mom tries very had to help, but it takes me a little while until I let her help me. I learned several things one of them is burping, sneezing, coughing, I talk also. I make same screaming noise as Lala, until she caught on to it. I was getting Lala in trouble. I can be a bad boy!.

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Hi! My name is Oliver

I am an African Grey from Springfield, VA.

Burpee,pretty Bird

17 years old   M

African Grey

French Fries, Table food, Grapes,Nuts

cage or top of my cage

Don't my nails cut

Kisses, Head scratches

I only Like to talk when she is doing dishes. I only talk to my mom no one else..

He trust me a lot more than ever..

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  thanks
thanks for the advice. anything to make nail clipping less stressful will be a big help. here's a vote, and good luck with your bonding!

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09/24/2009 09:42.47 AM Report This Comment  
  hi
here's a vote for your pretty bird! i've posted new pics of my grey, so be sure to visit :)

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09/13/2009 06:30.03 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY THERE MATE I'M UP FOR BOTW
COME BYE AND DROP ME YOUR VOTE..HEE HEE

AND HAPPY EASTER TO U AND UR FLOCK.


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04/13/2009 02:50.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oliver and Lala
Merlin and Snuggles here, first off we want to say we are really bad friends for not responding in such a really long time. I sure hope you can forgive us, we really are sorry. Mom has started school and was working full time, now she is working part time and at home every night, so things are slowly getting back on track. So how are you doing? Have you been doing anything fun? Big plans for the weekend? I think we are just going to hang out and enjoy the warm weather that is moving our way, we are suppose to get a storm though, so we will see what we get, they are saying rain, but it could turn to snow!! I want to thank you all that have sent me (Merlin) on the congrats on Cocoa and I getting married!! I must say we are having a long term engagement, as for Snuggles she is has her two wonderful men that treat her right (Clyde and Apollo) they are great guys...they better be or they will have to face her brother ME MERLIN HEHEHEH!!! Thanks for the support you are all great dear friends to my flock family and me. Well we should run for now, not much new here. I must say (merlin here) I have had just so much fun playing on the floor and getting into our dogs dog food and throwing it all over the floor so mom has to clean it up, I just laugh when I play like that it fun.........As for Snuggles her and the dog have been playing hide and seek, WOW those two are nuts. I am sure glad I don't act like that teehehehehe. Well we just wanted to fly by and send some votes and birdy hugs!! Love you all!! Love your friends Merlin and Snuggles

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
  Hi Oliver
Wanted to stop over and say hi to you to since I was visiting LaLa, hope your enjoying your day,stop by and chat sometimes. I have some great Grey friends if you would like to meet new people, just let me know..Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

01/27/2009 03:32.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Oliver
Happy Holidays to you!! We love your new pictures, it was so good of you to fly by and visit! So how you been? Did you have a nice holiday? We sure did, it was nice to see the family. So what have you been up to these days?? Well friend, we are sorry we have not been on he BC these days it has been a bit busy with the holiday and all. Well you take care, have a good one!! Birdy hugs!! Happy New Year. Love Merlin and Snuggles

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM  
  Hi Grey Bird
Romeo stopping by with a vote and hello for you. You don't know how good it was to hear from you guys. Wish you had more time to visit with us, but we understand. It's always good to see you whenever we can. Love Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

11/03/2008 05:23.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Oliver, Lala, and Mom
Hey everybody! It was soooo good to hear from you. It sounds like things are going pretty good for you all. I am glad you got that screaming under control and she is eating...Well my merlin loves to scream especially when he is left alone...then he makes me feel bad for him so I go get him...I guess thats my fault. HE is just baby...I dont care I would not have it any other ways...I just them all soooo much. Well I am starting a new job tom, still working 40 hours but it will allow me more time with my babies!! We are also getting a new addition to our family on sat...we are getting a 9 year old umbrella cockatoo her name is Snuggles, her family dont want her anymore after 9 years. So we are excited!! Well I better get going for now, it was so good to hear from you. Write again soon!!! Well until next time, take care...Have a good week. Merlin and his mom!!!

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Greetings from Sly
Hey Mom was going through the notes to me and she said she's just cleaning things up to look nice when she noticed how long it's been since she's paid attention. HAHAHA Well, we came across you and thought it was time to go visiting again. Things are all doing great now that we got moved into our new house. We birds have our own room now and we can make as much noise as we want without bugging mom and dad to much. Our neighbor even likes all of us and when mom went on vacation our neighbor took care of the finches. WE got to go to Parrot Connection and visit a lot of old and new friends. Hope you're doing as well your way. Fly on.

Come visit me, Pimer--formerly Jack Jack, Sophie O'Too, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Ipo *SPRING IS SHOWING ITS FACE*, Shaggy--2010-2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13 & Punkin *My Dearest Little One--RIP*.

09/05/2008 09:29.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
I'm so glad Oliver is making progress! It only gets better from here :). Congrats! And here's a vote!

Come visit me, Baby, Smokey, Dude, Pistacio, Sybil, Brutus, Asia & Sweat Pea.

08/27/2008 06:24.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Thanks! They are doing much better than they did in their previous home and only pluck a little. But they seem to want as much interaction as they can get as long as it's on their terms. Thanks for all the advice! And I'm glad it worked for you! Your guys are beautiful! Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Baby, Smokey, Dude, Pistacio, Sybil, Brutus, Asia & Sweat Pea.

08/20/2008 11:11.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello, thanks for visiting. I voted for both Oliver and Lala, such beautiful birds!!

Come visit me, Tristan.

08/19/2008 08:40.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Merlin here....
Hi there, it was good to hear from you. Thanks for enjoying my birds, I am glad you like them. Your babies are really speical also, they are sooooo cute!!! Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your birds....that is soooo coool. That is why I love coming to this website, there are so many special people and their birds on here its awsome! I just wish I lived closer to people on here that would be great to really meet everybody. I had a good birthday. I am glad to hear you also had a nice birthday. Yes my mom has her bird on here also, his name is Chico and he is a Molluccan also, he to is a really big baby and is so sweet....my dog's name is Cecelia, she just turned 1 in july, oh how they grow so fast. Well anyway lets keep in touch, you have a good evening. I better get going, thunderstorms on the way...bye

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

08/11/2008 06:31.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver and Lala and their mom :)
It sure was so good to hear from you. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Happy belated birthday to you! I hope you had a great day. Well not much new around here, just hanging out with my mom. She works 3-12 hour shifts on thur, fri, sat. I probably told you that but us cockatoos sometimes have a lot going through our brains. Wow it sounds like your mom is a very busy person! Two jobs, yikes. So what have you been up to while your mom works? If you get bored you guys can always come to my house and visit. We can all hang together while our moms work heheheh. So do you have any big plans for monday? I think I am just going to hang out with my mom and snuggle. Tell your mom hi from my mom if you could please. Well my friends, I better get going for now, I will stop by again. So have a good day. Love your friend, Merlin and his mom. Oh ya p.s thanks for enjoying my pictures. Tell your mom she should put more of you guys :)

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

08/03/2008 09:23.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
Romeo wishing you a great weekend an hopefully some fun outside. Vote for you Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

08/01/2008 11:40.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
Hope your doing good to, dropping off a vote. hope to see you'll soon Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/17/2008 02:21.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oliver and Lala!
Hey you two, I just thought I would fly by and drop a vote for you each, but write on page. Hope that was ok. So how have you both been? Been doing anything fun? I have, hanging with mom, she works 3 days a week 12 hour shifts 6am-6pm and she has to go back to work tom, so I have been sticking to her like glue. But hey its only 3 days a week. Well my friends, I will try to fly by, but if not for sure on her days off. So have a good weekend, write soon!
Love your friend, Merlin

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

07/16/2008 02:55.27 PM Report This Comment  
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07/15/2008 07:28.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there Lala and Oliver
Hi there friends,
I am writing just a short note for now, I am very tired today, and my mommy just has one more day of work and then I can write more. I wanted to drop you a vote, I promise I will write more later, I would love to stay in touch with both of you. I added you both to my buddy list. I also visited that website, that was very interesting, thank you :) Any big plans for the weekend? Well gotta go, will write more later.
Love your friend,
Merlin

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

07/11/2008 06:21.23 PM Report This Comment  
  hey there
thank you very much. I dont know how people live with theirselves. I have gotten another african grey she is a baby and we have named her rajah. she is still learning and yes she is a mommies bird, she is just now starting to talk. I will check back with you later to see progress. good luck and thanks again

Come visit me, Nala *In Memory Of* & Rajah.

07/10/2008 11:28.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oliver!
Thank you for visiting my page. My mom is pretty proud of me and my family. I must say you sure are a pretty bird. Are you new the BC? If you are Welcome, this is a fun place to be. I have met so many nice birdies. I always like to meet new ones too, it is fun to see where everybody is from. Lets keep in touch, I just love to have lots of friends. Well take care, have a good day. Write soon!!!
Love your friend,
Merlin and Merlins mom :)

Come visit me, Merlin & Gracie.

07/09/2008 06:58.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oliver
Just dropping by to greet my fellow African Grey. I love to meet new friends in BC. Like you, I love grapes and table food. Come to visit me again when you have time. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, mistie.

06/29/2008 09:27.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey ollie, wanted to stop and give you a vote to, I just finished chatting with your beautiful sis. Your a handsome fella to. I bet you talk her head off, don't ya? Have a fun day Romeo v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

06/24/2008 07:15.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Handsome
Good to see you'll again. It's getting hot here again today. We won't be outside much today. Mom hates the heat. I'll just hang out on my swing and fight with my toys. See ya CoCo v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

06/23/2008 08:30.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver!
I met your Lala! I think it's funny that you would get Lala in trouble. It would be a nice change in our house if some other birdie would get in trouble! If there's trouble, you just KNOW that our Lala is involved. LOL! Have a good rest of the week! ~ The Jupiter Flock

Come visit me, Tally (check pics she finally hangs out w the boyz, Max, Buddy, Layla (Nanday-Patagonian Mix), Molly, Kahuna, Wally, Milly, Sunshine, Lala (Lala named herself; she'd say I'm Lala), Hakuna (has video on youtube with Kahuna), Maui & Scooter.

06/18/2008 06:33.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
Sounds as though you and Lala are typical sibs. Same with me, CoCo and Smokey, I like to aggerivate them. I'm always getting in trouble about Smokey. Right now we have two visiting tiels that will be here a month. Mom's neice is in Europe for a month so we're keeping her birds. They are really sweet but I could rip their heads off if I got close enough. Mom keep them far away from me. There's just something about tiels that bother me. Here's a vote for you Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

06/12/2008 10:52.13 AM Report This Comment  
  GREETINGS!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by for the visit. I like to bite dad. I got him good a few weeks ago too. I was letting him pet me and POW! got him!!! He shouldn't be touching mom and giving her hugs! She disagrees with me. I sometimes think I should be nicer to him, but then I think....no way. that's MY mom!
I see you're the same age as me! that's cool. Oh, I love to cough and sneeze and make all sorts of noises. You'll get there. It's fun when I cough then say i need medicine.. makes mom smile everytime and then she says, Poor Sly needs his medicine.

Come visit me, Pimer--formerly Jack Jack, Sophie O'Too, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Ipo *SPRING IS SHOWING ITS FACE*, Shaggy--2010-2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13 & Punkin *My Dearest Little One--RIP*.

06/05/2008 08:27.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Oliver and Alvin
Dear Oliver and Lala,
Thank you for visiting me and sharing your story! I also want you to know how beautiful you both are and that me and Alvin have voted for you too! Take care, stay strong and we'll be in touch!!!

Come visit me, Oliver David & Alvin Bain.

06/02/2008 01:20.57 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there
hi and thank you for stopping by stop by anytime.

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06/02/2008 07:30.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi I am lalah. Hi Oliver!!
oh you are so handsome! I am glad you came to visit me. I always like visitors, but here at home, we don't have many visitors we are in the country. I am glad to see u and a beak kiss and a vote for you!

Come visit me, Lalah.

06/01/2008 04:40.34 PM Report This Comment  
  hello
well my partner wishes i would not but thats tuff we turned our carport in to a room just for me an my kids. lol just hang in there it will happen in time try an find a new friend that realy like your husban it worked for me good luck

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05/28/2008 11:57.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver!
I'm so glad you are with a family where you can learn to trust them and enjoy their love. I've been very fortunate that I've been treated very well all my life. As you watch Lala, it will show you that your home is a safe place for birdies! I'm so glad you stopped by. Don't be a stranger...and here's a big hug and v4u!!!~~~Tahoe

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

05/27/2008 08:40.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya, Oliver!  (Ö>
“On the road again! I just can’t wait to be on the road again!! All my life is playin’ games with all my friends, and I can’t wait to be on the road again!!!” N-O-T ! ! ! I am definitely NOT ready ‘to be on the road again’! But…it looks like Mom and Dad are givin’ me two choices: LITTLE and NONE! ~~ After all the time we spent havin’ fun gettin’ to know my new hometown of Charleston, NOW I find out that the flockily is soon to have a ‘NOTHER new hometown! Yep, Mom and Dad are, as we ‘speak’, out in Missouri lookin’ for our new nest! I’m not sure why. I just know that Mom said somethin’ about Dad needin’ to be able to keep us in toys and treats!? Oh yeah, and I’m sure she meant to include EATS! ~~ Anyways, that’s a good part o’ the reason I’ve been so quiet for the past few weeks. Mom’s been busy takin’ care o’ ev’rybirdy ELSE’s business to have time to take care o’ MINE! Now, I ask ya, does that sound RIGHT to yous?! I didn’t think so either!! So, I apologize for not keepin’ up with y’all like I shoulda…like I WOULDA, if I COULDA! ~~~~ Oooo Man, COOL! I just heard the sitter talkin’ to Mom on the phone and I heard somethin’ about Mom and Dad just signed a lease for us for a HOUSE! No more 4-room condo (plus a bath and a half) for THIS flock! We’re gonna live in a REAL house, with a big yard and ev’rything so’s we can spend time outside too! And the LandLord doesn’t mind AT ALL that there’s six of us ‘avians’ and 10 cats!!! Oh, I’ll bet Mom and Dad are dancin’ in the streets! I sure hope they don’t get themselves arrested!! ~~ Well, I guess I’d best be goin’ for now. I can hear all my fiblings startin’ to take dibs on who gets what spot in our new room, and I ain’t up to takin’ sloppy seconds! (MY space has got to be ‘Fit For A King!’ Don’tcha know?!) And, by the way, I don’t mean to offend anybirdy with my Royal Robes. I was just figurin’ that between all the head pieces that the Birdies o’ the Week and Birdies o’ the Month have been sportin’ lately, I’d just spice it up a bit (and play act again, like I was doin’ in ‘WHAT’s My Line?!’) and do ‘the whole nine yards’. [It was MOM’s idea. Blame it on HER!] ~~ I’ve got even MORE excitin’ new to share, but it’ll hafta wait for another time. Thanks for hangin’ in there with me for the past few weeks. I really love havin’ y’all as my friends. Here’s a tap of my scepter on you vote button * . AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon! CRJake (Ö> (PS: Mom finally got my avatar made! Stop by and see what she’s done to me!!)

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