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Sheila

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I used to have 2 little parakeets. A wild one and a blue one,and they were un-tamable. One day my dad took me to get a third one and theres a small extra bird room. So every time i went to buy supplies for my parakeets i looked in the bird room just to look at the sweet little finches then one day... I went into the bird room and I saw the most cutest cockatiel ever. it sort of wanted me! Something inside me was saying "Buy it! Beg your dad,ask him!" so I asked. I knew it wouldn't work because the bird was $130 but the response I got was amazing. He said if I gave back my two parakeets,he would buy me the cockatiel. I gave them to an animal shelter,I cried because I have never let go of my pets before. So I gave them back and the next day my dad took me to buy the cockatiel. It was a great choice because it steps on my finger! My parakeets would never do that. Problem is,it has kinda sharp claws so i can only hold it with a fluffy glove. So basically it was love at first sight. I don't know if she is male or female,I have no clue when she was born,but I just made it that she was 1. I don't really want my poor little birdie to have a blood test done! She's cute right? It's a really long story,I know and this is my first time owning a bird. Any tips on medical for future reference would be great thanks. I'm only 9 years old. I know a lot about birds,but still I bet there's LOTS more to know!!.

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Hi! My name is Sheila

I am a Cockatiel from orlando, FL.

Birdie,Peep and Buddy

7 years old   F

Cockatiel

Sunflower Seeds

Someone's shoulder,their head or anything high up!

Trying new food,Being put in cage and meeting new people

She has a big cage for me,There's always fresh water in the bowl. And always a lot of attention because I am the cutest!

Makes weird squeaky sounds when being petted..

The More Food In The Bowl,The Better!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
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Happy Easter everybody!
living a vote in my way out.
Kuikui!

Come visit me, Yatzil & kuikui.

03/21/2008 10:18.54 PM Report This Comment  
  HI! Here's a story about Pogo!
Please listen to Pogo's story in hopes that you will learn some lifesaving info. One day, Pogo was sitting on top of his cage. He was sitting up there on the door, and we thought it was so cute he could sit up there for a while. Well, around 5 minutes later, we saw that he had chewed off a piece of metal that holds the top together. We were worried, but we would have never DREAMED it was LEAD of all things! We started giving him bird charcoal, Ornabac, peanut butter, peanuts, and lots of calcium to try to get the lead to pass, because we heard that lead poisoning can be treated at home if the bird didn't eat much. A few days later I came home from a game and Pogo was falling off his perch. He was quickly going downhill. We rushed him to the only avian vet in the area (it was lucky that she was even in her office at 11:00 pm) and he was started on shots. We gave him 3 a day for 8 days and he also had to eat some other medicine. He had to be hand fed because he just didn't have the strength to eat pellets. He has almost fully recovered, but now his feet are curled up and he can't perch very well (he just balances). Sometimes he has occasional seizures, and we keep shots on hand just in case. PLEASE don't underestimate the power of lead or zinc, and if any bird gets poisoned, take them to the vet immediately! Curing them at home DOES NOT WORK! Please listen to this. Thanks and birdy kisses from POGO! (I know you wanted some tips, and I hope this helps!)

Come visit me, Cutie, Yoshi, Tiny & Pogo.

03/12/2008 05:51.27 PM Report This Comment  
  a message from the hewlett flock
hi my name is woodstock. I am runnning for BOTW. I'll tell you why--I have been on BC for 1 year, faught for all sorts of bird causes and helped many birds on the channel with problems.I have made many wonderful friends and had a lot of fun. i am asking for your help in seeing my dream become a reality. please vote for me today and if you can vote every day this week. i would appreciate it. i am nibbling the vote of your page. fly over for a visit.

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

03/10/2008 07:29.48 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
its so nice to metcha! here is a vote from my brothers and me! malachi is a tiel too! come visit with us sometime! *> tressa

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

03/08/2008 11:05.07 AM Report This Comment  
  hey sheila
Welcome to Bird Channel. It's a great place to meet like minded people and make new friends....Can't wait to learn more about you..Fly by for a visit. heres a vote for you.

Come visit me, KOBALT.

03/07/2008 02:03.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello there
at first i wanna welcome you to the birdchannel,it was so nice of daddy to get you the little cockatiel and its sad,that you had give away your parakeets,but hopefully they will find a nice great home.about the pookie nails,go to a birdstore and let clip them,same with the wings,they do it in every birdstore,so you would not need gloves to hold your bird and you could get him or her a sandyperch for the cage.if you have any question,just go ahead and ask,mommy would like to help you to get to know more about birds.hit the votie thingy for you.Bly and the star wars gang and mommy Tina

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

03/07/2008 08:47.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sheila!!
My name is Buddy and I am honored to be the Bird of the Month!! I have been on BC for almost a year, and not only have I made wonderful friends, but I have learned more from experienced bird owners than I could from a book!! I hope you will find as many friends as I have been blessed with..and I hope you'll come visit my page and see the fun I have being a carefree fun loving Grey!!Here's a vote! Buddy

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

03/06/2008 07:56.31 PM Report This Comment  
  What A Beautiful Tiel!
You have a very Lucky Bird that has such an attentive owner like you!
Keep up the Good Work
I have voted for you,
Angel

carolyn, Orlando, FL.

03/06/2008 07:54.26 PM Report This Comment  
  We just wanted to come by and welcome you to Bird Channel. Heres a vote for you. Come by and see us sometime. Pecks and squawks, George and Charli

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03/06/2008 06:24.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the BC from the Oklahoma Gang
Hello, from Patrick and the flock, more snow coming our way they say. Yesterday afternoon was mild, though. Mom and lil gkid too Fortune and I outside to play...We took some new pics, too. Great fun. Hope you are having fun today. Love you Lonnie is singing sweet songs for you while Slate and Mica chew off the vote button.. Fortune says Squawk Later BBFF...LIMERICK OF THE DAY: ...........“Pico” boo has a hatch day today. ............. ................ His parronts just might hire a deejay. ..................... ................Party like no tomorrow. ............. ............ . ............. ............. ............. ............. ......There’s no time for sorrow. ............. ...... Pico’s favorite passtime, is to play...... (Dedicated to my pal Pico (1yr) Houston, Tx.) (3-06-08)

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

03/06/2008 03:27.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cutie!
We are three parakeets. We never got on our owner's hand but they believed in us so we did it. It wasn't easy.

Come visit me, In memory of Caramel-Brownie, Sunshine~R.I.P. Baby, Snowy~ R.I.P. Princess & Sparkle.

03/06/2008 03:13.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Here's a Vote for my new BBFF!
Hello buddy. It's sunshine, sparkle, and snowy. During our latest fly time, our mama was yelling at us for chewing on the curtains. Whoops! I guess they're not food. And Sunshine did a small backflip and Sparkle flew and Snowy, well she went with the flow. Us bird can be entertaining! Anyway, here's a vote and LOFBH (lots of feathery bird hugs)!

Come visit me, In memory of Caramel-Brownie, Sunshine~R.I.P. Baby, Snowy~ R.I.P. Princess & Sparkle.

03/06/2008 03:11.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (the WonderBird)
Greetings young Cockatiel. You will meet many birdie friends here, some of them really live in a huge flock! You can also learn lots of great things about birds from wandering around this magazine's website, I know I have. Fly by and see me sometime....Cya

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

03/06/2008 01:40.59 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY SHEILA
welcome to bird channel. my name is woodstock. i'm celebrating my 1 year anniversary on bird channel this week. i hope you meet alot of friends and have as much fun as i did this year. i am nibbling the vote off your page. fly over for a visit....woodstock

Come visit me, WOODSTOCK -IN MEMORY OF-7/28/2009, JJ -#24973, HEDWIG & LEMON & LIME.

03/06/2008 10:21.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Willie
Hi and welcome to the BC. This is a fun place to hang out!! Here's a vote for ya. Come by and visit me anytime. Your Pal, Willie

Come visit me, Willie (but I'm a female!) & Morgan.

03/06/2008 09:12.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome from Gunner
I'm a crazy kind of amazon !! Who love's to have fun here on the BC with my friends. The BC is a great place to make lots of new friends and have fun.Hope we can be friends," I love to make new friends. Here's a vote,talk to you later~~Gunner

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03/06/2008 08:15.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
Welcome to BC! Here is a vote for you!

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