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White-Bellied Caique from Wakefield, MA

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I was on a waiting list to purchase a White-Bellied Caique. I was called in May of 2001 and told that I could come up and pay for my new bird. They had two of them, and I was 2nd in line, so I would get whichever bird was not chosen. After I had arrived, I was told that the other women decided against purchasing a caique because of the cost. So, I had my pick of birds. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but after about 5 or 10 minutes, I picked the OTHER caique. For several weeks, I went up and visited and bonded with "my caique", Phoenix (he was still being hand-fed, too), but I always went over and paid equal amounts of attention to this little guy, the one I "left behind." About three weeks in, everyone else on that waiting list had been called and said they were not interested in a caique at that time. I mentioned this at supper one night with my folks. They nonchalantly said, "So why don't you just buy the other one?" (I suppose it was a rhetorical question)...and the rest is history. Shanghai quickly became part of my family, along with his blood sibling, Phoenix. That is the story of Shanghai and how sometimes being chosen last, ends up being the best thing that ever happened.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Shanghai

I am a White-Bellied Caique from Wakefield, MA.

15 years old   M

White-Bellied Caique

Any fruit or nut.

On top of my owner's head, with my yellow birdy buddy and far out of reach on the top of my cage.

Green or blue t-shirts

She gives me lots of scratches - how can she resist, my being so cute and all???

Will snuggle with anything that is yellow, including a yellow index card on my desk..

Scream as loud as I can when the sun comes up!!!.

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  Hi Shanghai!
Caymus here. Just flying around today meeting new friends on the BC. About a year ago I began on my goal to meet every birdie here on the birdchannel. Well it seems I’ve hardly made it very far but I’m a persistent little fellow! (hehehe) Hope you’ll stop by my page to say hello as well. Leaving you a vote and a big birdie hug!

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

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Oh My! Another very handsome boy!!


Come visit me, Daisy Duck.

07/26/2007 07:54.36 PM Report This Comment  
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Hi Shanghai, I just wrote to your brother and told him a few things about me. I like that you two ended up together. As I told Phoenix; I live with 3 dogs, and 2 cats. Nice colors.

Come visit me, Buddie & Esmerelda.

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Come visit me, MR TWIGGS & POOKIE.

11/30/2006 08:44.00 PM Report This Comment  
  What a beautiful story on how you came to meet and your little Shanghai is just gorgeous...

Come visit me, Princess Knuckles at your service & Willi and Wonka, Tweety and Minnie are our chicks..

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