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Before I met Sam, I had been wanting a Senegal parrot for five or so years, having read everything I could get my hands on about parrots and Senegals in particular. One weekend I was petsitting for my friends Mindy and John and stopped by a pet store with my fiancé John to buy some pet food on the way to their townhouse. There was Sam, looking very raggedy and to me, absolutely irresistable. I spent the entire weekend at the store observing and getting to know her. Each night that the store closed and had to kick me out, I worried that someone would buy her before I could get back there the next morning. I thought it over a lot and with the help of John's aunt, Marian, who said to me, "Beth, if you don't buy him you'll regret it," I decided to bring Sam home. I'm so glad I did! I don't consider myself her owner. We are lifelong friends and companions. I can't imagine being without my tiny green girl, Sam.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Sam

I am from Fairfax, VA.

My only real name is just that, Sam, but the way I say it with a southern accent is supposedly very cute... it sounds like "Sa-yam." My person Beth also constantly call me her "pecious poicephalus."

14 years old   F

I absolutely love Lafaeber's treat balls, dried green peas and carrots. In the morning, I have to race to my puzzle container to try and claim my prize before Beth can "hide" the Lafaeber's treat in there. C'mon... the first time it's a puzzle, every time thereafter it's just an exercise in patience.

I love the natural wood perch on the top of my cage. I also love to play with my hand toys on the bottom of the cage. I'm a bit obsessed with Beth's binoculars that she uses for birding, and I love to hang out on her shoulder when she's looking through them.

I hate it when Beth talks on the phone while I am out of the cage with her. I'm also not very fond of the color purple, and I dislike standing on the bird scale.

My owner is kooky and fun. She sings and dances with me, and even taught me to make the "raise the roof" sound. She prepares yummy veggies and fruits for me, and sometimes even special dinners that she tastes first to show me how good they are. She redecorates my luxury townhouse frequently, making it always new and exciting. She buys me lots of colorful and chewable toys that I enjoy playing with. She takes me with her and the dogs whenever she and the tall man she calls John go on a road trip together. I know she loves me because she tells me that often. I love her too, and tell her that by softly making the wolf whistle when she scratches my head.

I love to hang upside down from my cagetop and swing like a monkey, hence my name S.A.M. is an acronym for Such A Monkey. I love to dance, and howl like Beth's dogs, as well as laugh at demented song lyrics her husband, John, makes up for me (that's our special way of bonding)..

"It's not easy being green."
– Kermit the Frog

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  Hi Sam!
I'm a Senegal too! My name is Gambi - my mommy has only had me for two months, but we love each other!
Have a wonderful day!

Come visit me, Gambi.

05/09/2012 07:56.36 AM Report This Comment  
OMG! Your the 185th member on bird channel! Can I get your autograph? LOL!



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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Girlfriend Sam --
Hi -- I am Miss Duncan. I am working with Nanje to set up the Senegal 2 baseball team. I am a cheerleader. Would you be interested in playing or cheering? We would love to have you join us. Miss Duncan --------------------------------------------------- -------Also, we are hosting the Baseball Season Spring Training Start Barbeque on Feb. 21st from 4:30 pm EST to midnight and we would love for you and any friends you want to invite to attend. We are cutting it short at midnight because most of the guests will be in training, and we don't want to tempt anyone to fall off their training wheels. The event will be held in New York City where we live; it will be in Central Park which will be closed for our event. Tents are being erected next to the Metropolitan Museum. Turk is catering. We are not providing air transport because we don't want to hurt any geese. Come to my page (Meyer’s Parrot Oliver #94769) which will allow you to teleport to the central tent. Looking forward to meeting you there.
RSVP to me.
Oliver - coach of the Poi Plus team.

Come visit me, Mango - Founder of the BC Milonga, Oliver & Lola.

02/07/2009 08:22.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for your fly by!
Just one comment regarding the aviary ... my mom is the lowest of the low in the techie dept. If she can do it, you can too! :-) She is excellent at head rubs and kisses though so that's OK!

Are you near Richlands, VA? Just wondering ... my mom's dad and his family are from there. Used to go "round the mountains" all the time for holidays. Very beautiful state ... also, mommy used to live in Alexandria, VA for a couple of years for work. Nice there too but very different from Richlands. Love the people in VA! Lovely accents too! I'm working on my southern "Hi MaaaMaaa!" She thinks I'm adorable!

I'm staying tuned for news on your new feathered family member. I'm an only birdie - with a miniature schnauzer sister Brandy and two kitties Cupcake and Twinkie that I hardly ever see. OK by ME!!!

Enjoy your day!
Love, Your Friend Sam

Come visit me, INDIANA SAM.

02/07/2009 07:18.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi My Name is Sam too!
How are you? Fly by anytime. You are beautiful!

Come visit me, INDIANA SAM.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Sam
what a coincidence. I am a blue and gold Macaw named max and just joined the site today. But my little brother is a Timneh African Grey and his name is also Sam. As soon as mommy gets time , she will open him his own page as well. In the meantime, I wish you a lot of fun days and I had to smile when you mentioned your traet hiding toy. We sure are smart things when it comes to figuring out puzzles. I usually hang out on my playgym , but when mom and dad go somewhere I have to go into my cage. After a couple of escapes they got smart and sort of padlococked it in a way that I just can not get to, as it is done from the outside. Darn it...I loved surprising them when they came home by sitting on top of my cage. Of course I also chewed a few chunks out of the furniture. To a bird a piece of wood is fair play;)
squawks to you,

Come visit me, Max [short for MAX-a- MILLION], Roscoe/Rascal, Sam & Earl.

04/10/2008 02:23.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Caymus
Hi Sam! I'm just flying around the BC today meeting new friends. I love your philosophy about the "enrichment" toys that our parronts try to hide treats in. I have one of those. Wow, turn and pull...that so difficult! heheh Well here is a vote and a big birdy hug. Stop by and say hello some time!

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

03/18/2008 10:49.20 AM Report This Comment  
BEAVIS U. ----HEAD IS NO CHICK, ................HE IS OLD AND WISE, BUT NOT SICK. ............. ......... HE WAS LOST AND ALONE, ............. ............. ............... CAUGHT AND BROUGHT TO MOM'S HOME. ............. ................ FOR BIRD OF THE WEEK HE'S YOUR PICK! (Dedicated to my pal, Beavis U. ----Head, 28 year old quaker parrot from Virginia Beach, VA.
Hi, My name is SweetPepper and I am the campaign manager for my friend Beavis. Beavis is a 28yr old quaker who has a dream to be the next BOTW. He has tried before and lost, he was even beat out this past week by a fellow quaker. So I am campaigning extra hard this week for my friend and asking all my birdie friends to help by voting each and everyday. All you need to do is stop into his page each and everyday and kick that vote button off the top of his page, you don't even have to leave a blog each time. Help me in helping Beavis achieve his dream of becoming BOTW. Thank You , SweetPepper, campaign manager to BEAVIS FOR BOTW!

Teri, Joliet, IL.

03/01/2008 10:17.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello. Just stopping by and giving all the Senegals on bird channel a note and a vote. My mommy sings to me, too. And I don't eat any of my purple pellets! = )

Come visit me, Gus Gus & Odin.

02/07/2008 01:22.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam
You arre a cuttie Just like my Niah my vote is in for you

Come visit me, Halo, Rosey & Jazz Man.

01/24/2008 12:42.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Gunner
Just flying by to say hi and give a vote. Love your page.Great main pic too. See you later Gunner

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

12/03/2007 04:41.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Q and A blog
I've got another blog page, located at:
It's for questions and answers related to being a bird. Hope you'll come and see it!

Come visit me, Sam.

10/19/2007 06:51.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam! I am a beautiful female senegal age 3 1/2yrs old. I think I am in love. SweetPepper

Teri, Joliet, IL.

12/07/2006 05:12.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam,
You are such a cutie! I love the name and what it stands for. I also have a Senegal Parrot, a Meyer's Parrot, to be more exact(along with Frederick Bird - my Moluccan Cockatoo)that you saw earlier. If you ever want to set up a play-date for the birds let me know. I also have a small birdsitting business in the Vienna, VA. area, if you are ever in need of a sitter. Feel free to email me at

Come visit me, DaffyDil(Sun Conure)& DaffyCat (Half-Moon Conure), Donald, Frederick Bird & Chickie and Rickie.

11/16/2006 10:32.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Sam! Thanks for the birthday wishes! You're the best. You've got such pretty coloring!

Come visit me, Freddy, Callie & Tiki.

11/16/2006 09:29.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks, Babykins! This bird is crafty :-)

Come visit me, Sam.

11/16/2006 06:08.00 AM Report This Comment  
  sam and loki sound like they could be the same bird. especially about that dislike of the portable phone.he bites me bloody if i answer the phone while he is on my shoulder.

Come visit me, tourqua, loki, Aquaries, Peggy Sue & Sunshine.

11/16/2006 12:13.00 AM Report This Comment  
  What beautiful colors you have, Sam! You just look at his face and know he's a crafty fellow!

Come visit me, Babykins.

11/15/2006 06:02.00 PM Report This Comment  
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