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I was looking for a bird on petfinder and saw Peter. He had been caught lose on the seventh floor of a dorm at UNC. In the summer. The night before I went to get him from the shelter, Ava was left in the night deposit box. They were already calling to each other so I took them both.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Pete & Ava

I am a Budgerigar from Franklin, VA.

Frat Boy, Ava Lava

11 years old   M


MILLET! or eggs if they are available

Anywhere they can be together and your head

Being seperated, and for Peter not being allowed to sit on your head

She gives us food! and toys! plus she sings and dances with us.

(Peter) Dive bombing people and birds and then flying away, and perching at night on a itty bitty ring attached to his favorite swing..

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you were meant to be together.
pretty babies, great flock!

Come visit me, Betty & Bob.

01/31/2015 11:17.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Pete and Ava are very pretty birds.
They're marvelous!

Come visit me, Nymphadora & Corey.

08/18/2013 10:05.35 AM Report This Comment  
Woah, your picture is A-MA-ZING. It's really cool that you could actually get a picture of your birds flying, because most of us get a big blur. By the way, Ava and Peter, you're so pretty! The color of your feathers are so vibrant and beautiful. :)

Come visit me, Nymphadora & Corey.

11/24/2012 03:49.45 PM Report This Comment  
  nice photo of them flying i tried takin a pic. of my bird flying but it just looked very blurry

Come visit me, Sky & Sunny.

06/30/2012 02:29.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Really cool photos my budgie Bob has exactly the same feather colour as your blue one!

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02/12/2012 11:54.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Great pic!!! Love it!!

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
My name is Ces Erdman and I am a huge bird dork! At the moment there is not a Bird Club in Wilmington, NC. So, I decided to start one myself! Come to find out, there are a lot of bird lovers in the Wilmington area and no where to express our interests. In the beginning this site will be a way to communicate with other bird lovers, ask questions, find birds to adopt, read interesting articles, share bird links, find bird sites, and of course share pics of our babies! Maybe as interest grows, we will be able to start a real Wimington NC Bird Club. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Please support us by e mailing us at or visit the new myspace page at

Come visit me, Moulin Rouge, Bo & Riki.

09/24/2008 07:51.28 AM Report This Comment  
  hello we are just making our budgies rounds!
We are just trying to visit as many budgies as we possibly can today! We left you a vote with a kiss and much love!

Come visit me, RAZ (RAZBERRY) & baby Reaper.

09/11/2008 08:59.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Come by some time!
We had to leave a vote and we just love your pretty flock! much hugs and Wow what a pretty baby!

Come visit me, RAZ (RAZBERRY) & baby Reaper.

08/21/2008 04:23.31 PM Report This Comment  
  pretty baby!
So they like to show off! Kudos to them they should they are so pretty! we left a vote and a hug!

Come visit me, RAZ (RAZBERRY) & baby Reaper.

08/10/2008 12:47.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Caymus
Hi Pete & Ava! Just flying around the BC today meeting new birdies, and wishing everyone a happy Valentine's day. Hope your getting lots of luvin' and treats! Here's a vote for you and a big V'Day hug. Fly by and say hello some time!

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

02/14/2008 12:49.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ava and Peter
Here is a vote 4 U. Glad to hear that Peter is doing much better. Did you all have a nice New Year. We have A Parakeet staying with us for a while his daddy had to go to over to another country he is in the Military. Parakeet name is POP the meaning is ( Pist off Parakeet )heisnot very friendly but a cutie. POP and Peter could be twins cause POP looks just like Peter color and all.Mommy says she might make him a page to on the BC cause he is part of our flock now. Well I got to fly off now Catch ya later ___ZEUS____

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

01/03/2008 11:41.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning Peter & Ava
Flying in to kick the vote off your page. Have a Wonderful Day! ~~~~~~~~~~~~Merry Christmas From Yugi

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

12/20/2007 06:24.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Peter and Ava
Flying in to Kick the vote off your page. We are so glad that Peter is doing better and that he is eating and drinking now.Tell him that weall said Hi. Have a nice day.Whistleinga Christmas song and flying off now tiel ZEUS :)

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

12/18/2007 11:26.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Sonya here
Glad to here your buddy Pete is doing better now. Are them new pics I see? I been real moody right now. Mom thinks I'm going to lay a egg soon. Because I haven't been my self for the last couple of weeks now. Sometimes us girl Ekkies will just lay a egg. Even if we don't have a man with us. Here's a vote See ya Sonya

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

12/18/2007 07:43.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Holidays U 2
Flying in to give you 2 a vote. Peter how are you feeling is your cuts healing ok. bet Ava and your mommy is taking really good care of you Hugs Zeus

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

12/15/2007 12:46.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Sonya here
Here's a vote for ya. Wow I hope he gets better soon. We'll keep him in our prayers for ya. He sure is a very handsome guy! So he's not eating And drinking that's not good. Did your mom try his favorite foods yet . I don't know of anyone that can pass up there favorite foods .Unless there very sick or hurt real bad. Well see ya Sonya

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

12/12/2007 06:40.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ava
OH NO Mommy just got on the computer my skin brothers was home from school yesterday do to the ice storm so they hog the comupter most ofthe day. Is Peter ok now how is he doing?. I bet your mommy was scared? Tell peter that we hope he feels well real soon :) Hugs Mr. Jingles p.s. I kick the vote off your page

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

12/12/2007 10:40.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Sonya here
Here's a vote . I'm real sorry to hear about your buddy Pete. I hope he's ok now! Is your mom taking him to the vet to see what they can do for him. Pete is blue ...Right ? and your the yellow cutie.. Right? Well hope everythings goes ok with your buddy . See ya Sonya

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

12/11/2007 08:02.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello pretty birds
Just flying by to say hello and look at your cute pictures. Cute swing. Have a great weekend.

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12/08/2007 11:22.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi You 2
Flying by to kick that vote off your page. I think all your pictures are cute and Glad you have a forever home. :) :) Friends Waddles

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

12/08/2007 05:21.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Gunner
Just flying by to say hi and give ya a vote . Love you colors so pretty. Your page is great! See you later Gunner

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

12/03/2007 04:12.16 PM Report This Comment  
  I'm sorry I haven't checked in in SO long- and here you've lost your sweet border collie! I'm sorry about that. I guess you haven't had the birds out on the bike lately now that it's so cold out! I've been swamped with school- I'm so sick of school! I'm seriously thinking about calling it quits after this (winter) term and looking for a real job. Actually, I'll be looking for the job while I'm in school because as soon and I stop going to school I have to start paying off my student loans! How've you been? Did you have a good thanksgiving?

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

11/25/2007 03:23.53 PM Report This Comment  
  You've got to get someone to take a picture of your birds on the bike! That's great that Lola trusts you enough to let you put a harness on her! Years ago I tried once with Sam, it ended up being a bad experience for both of us (I pushed him too fast, I know...). Sam couldn't care less about the 'keets, although they are fascinated with the fact that he will come out and climb in me and I don't eat him! Tedi keeps trying to get their attention. How I wish I could find a cagemate for him! Tedi flies around his cage really fast (I don't know how he can keep from banging into the sides- he has excellent control!), then he'll stop on a swing for a rest... What a kook!

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

10/09/2007 12:29.05 PM Report This Comment  
  I FINALLY found my boys! My local Pet Supplies Plus got in a new shipment of cutie budgies and there was a cobalt dominant pied who was so adorable! He was hopping all over, flirting with all of the girls and singing his heart out- I just had to have him! His name is storm. Windy, however wasn't thrilled and he was used to being with LOTS of other birds- he called and called all day, it just broke my heart... Then I was at Petco and saw a very dark violet opaline male last Wednesday. His name is Fog and Wind is totally enamored of him! She flew up to him right away (pretty much the opposite reaction she had to Storm). Now they're all very happy. Storm is skiddish, but he's getting more tame every time I approach the cage thanks to Windy (who's always happy to see me!).

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

10/05/2007 09:21.47 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm sure the aloe will help- it might help her plucking, too! My old 'tiel Daisy had small cage anxiety too. Luckily she was very tame so I was able to bring her out of it by taking her everywhere with me in the house and giving her little freedoms (like encouraging her to go to the other end of the couch to get a treat, or to eat her cereal (she LOVED cream of wheat with broccoli!) at the other end of the table. It took about a year, but she became a fearless bird! No new keets yet, but I haven't given up hope! That's totally the way- seems like there are ALWAYS keets in need of rescue, but not now (now there are at least five 'tiels that I've come across needing homes, but my mom would KILL me!). I've checked several local pet stores, but none have jumped out at me. Maybe I'm being too picky...

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

09/23/2007 08:54.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Poor baby, I bet she has arthritis in her feet- two of my cats have arthritis and I mix liquid glucosamine in their dry food. I really don't know anything about seazures. One of my cats gets little tremors sometimes- when he's just sitting, sometimes his head shakes. He was a feral cat and he's really dumb, I think he has brain damage (maybe he was hit by a car or abused as a kitten...). It sounds like your new quaker is in excellent hands. Sometimes the plucking is such a habit there's no breaking it. I've checked everywhere I can think of and there don't seem to be ANY budgies in need of rescue right now- at least not in Michigan! I really, really want to rescue, but if I don't find any by next weekend I'm hitting the pet stores.

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

09/09/2007 08:24.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Feather plucking can be tough, but sometimes a new environment will stop it. I wouldn't be surprised with the varied diet you give your birds, the big cages and lots of out time, and having Frank as a companion were enough to change her habit. If not, sometimes giving them other things to chew on (like cotton rope or shredders) does the trick. Now that Sky is gone I'm looking for at least two keets (maybe three) to keep Windy company. forst I'll check all the local rescues, then the paper, then the pet stores as a last resort. I hope to get them sometime this week...

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

09/07/2007 12:59.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Well, she took the cats to the vet to have them killed, but I know that vet and let's just say they found a good home (not exactly legal, but highly moral). I don't think she'd have Zoe killed, though- unless there were a medical reason. Anyway... my lovebird used to love her kabobs, too! I used to buy unsulfered mixed fruit at the health food store and just keep one stocked with dried fruit all the time, then sometimes I'd put fresh fruits and veggies on another (sweet corn rounds- the LOVE them!). My cockatiels loved them too, but these guys just ignore them. I tell you, that Tedi is SO picky! I've tried giving him sprouted seed, green seed (I found a whole bunch of wild millet heads up north), not to mention fruits and vegetables in every possible way, and he just ignores them! What I need is an "example bird", one who'll eat anything with gusto. Pye was really good for that- she'd eat anything that didn't try to eat her first!

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

08/27/2007 06:02.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Yeah, I know (re: Zoe). I told my aunt the story and she predicted that I'll be getting Zoe in the next year or two (probably true, because this sees animals as posessions and gets tired of them eventually- she had two cats- sweet persians- put down because she was tired of their shedding!). I bought some dried dragonfruit and hibiscus flowers for the birds at Trader Joe's and mixed it in with their seed. The dragonfruit isn't to my taste- a little nutty, but mostly flavorless, but Sam seems to like it. Tedi's really taken to the dish I put on the bottom of his cage- I'm hoping that he'll eat a wider variety of food now. It's fun to watch him fly from the top to the bottom of his cage- he has to zig-zag because the cage is six feet tall and only three feet wide! I figure bourke's must eat a lot of stuff off of the ground in the wild.

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

08/08/2007 07:50.23 AM Report This Comment  
  I think a 'tiel might make a very good companion for Ava- nice and sedate. I took Zoe's owner to the fest, too, we had a great time! The only thing was afterward Zoe didn't want to go with her owner, she wanted to go with me (her owner ended up having to carry her into the house!). I think the owner was a little pissed off, because it's obvious that given the choice Zoe would rather be my dog, but it's not like I'm going to start being aloof to Zoe or anything. I didn't get another bird at the fair- there were only four budgies there and one bourke's (a male)- but I overspent on toys. At th back of my mind I was thinking about getting a handfed lovebird, but while a lot of them were pretty, none of them struck me, you know? Oh, there were a LOT of quakers there and I got to see one fall in love with a person (and vice versa- luckily they went home together!), it was very sweet.

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

08/03/2007 08:46.57 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm glad Ava's better! I'm sure she would love a nice male for company- they're so social! I wonder if they're like chickadees in the wild (naturally tame), because mine will come up the the bars when I'm near and they'll even hop on the food dish when I'm replacing it- they've never been handled either. WHat a big weekend I have coming up- there's the bird fair on Sunday (plus I get to see "my" dog Zoe) and a Pet Fest at my vet's complex on Saturday! I might get to take Zoe to that, too- everyone loves her, and she loves everybody so she'd have a great time!

Come visit me, Tedi, Sam, Sky *RIP* & Wind.

07/25/2007 07:19.42 AM Report This Comment  
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