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Tiki is a special-needs bird, although she doesn't know it. Her breeder and I worked together at a laboratory when she pipped. Unknown to the vet, Tiki's parents were most likely brother and sister, and most of the clutch didn't hatch. Tiki was the only one to live, and has crippled feet and legs. Instead of "putting her down," the breeder saw her will to live, and helped her to learn how to walk. Tiki thrived, but the breeder knew she couldn't sell such a bird. She knew I'd always wanted a sun conure, and that I have leg and bone problems of my own, so I'd make an understanding "Mom" for the little bird. Her husband built a special mesh cage for Tiki so she could get around more easily, and the breeder sold her to me for just the price of the cage. We've been together ever since!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Tiki

I am a Sun Conure from Minoa, NY.

I don't really have any nick-names. "Tiki" is short for "Tequila Sunrise," but that doesn't count!

22 years old   F

Sun Conure

dry cereal, cherry-blossom flavored Nutri-Puffs

I sit in the front window almost ALL the time. It's my job to watch the house and alert my flock to any intruders. I scream at anyone and anything that comes near the place!

I really get irritated with the cockatiel next to me always stomping across the roof of my cage!

I love that my Mom and I are equals. We respect each other, and because of that she's the only one that has the privilege of preening my beautiful feathers. She put together my princess bed and understands when I hurt and don't feel like being social. So to show my appreciation, I took it upon myself to guard her from all intruders that enter the house and that try to approach from the outside. We're a team, she and I!

I sleep on a yellow fur mat, on my back, underneath two peacock feathers. It's the perfect arrangement for a princess such as myself!.

It is good to be the queen!.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi Tiki!
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  
  Hello Tiki
Just flyin by to give you a vote. I hope you had a great day today. See you Tomorrow. Hugs, Sunshine.

Come visit me, Tiki, Poko, Sunshine & Tango.

09/21/2007 08:19.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Tiki
That's my kind of girl. Really stuck on herself, hehe. You are really beautiful. I can be the jealous type. My dad had Sammy for awhile and I was jealous of him. Dad gave him to a friend at work because he just fell in love with her and she has other birds too. He didn't do well here, he was a breeder bird and just had a hard time with all men, not just my dad. So dad gave him a better life with someone Sammy really liked. Have a good evening and day tomorrow. Here's a vote for my friend, Tiki, from your friend, Sunshine. Hugs

Come visit me, Tiki, Poko, Sunshine & Tango.

09/19/2007 08:19.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Tiki,
I sure am glad you have an understanding mom who takes such good care of you. It must be wonderful to be treated with such respect. You have a fantastic mom, take care of her and guard her well. Here's a vote for you a very a beautiful girl from your friend, Sunshine.

Come visit me, Tiki, Poko, Sunshine & Tango.

07/29/2007 05:22.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello again from Roscoe!
Wonderful. My friend whose finch is handicapped is very excited that you wrote back, so I gave her a link to this page, so she can come to you (since your comp. is possessed right now.) Thanks so much.

Come visit me, Baby Lily, Roscoe, Penelope, Xavier & Baby Kip.

06/03/2007 03:11.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Tiki's Mommy:
A member of my favorite online bird group recently took under her wing (pun!) a finch with two broken legs, who was abandoned by his breeder at her store. She wants to know what she can do to make his life better -- the first person I thought of was your Tiki! I had to enter as much as I knew about her into the search box, and I finally found you. Is there any way you could stop by to give my friend some advice, at your earliest convenience? She is Mindibun and I am Roscoe's Mom: http://www.tailfeathersnetwork. com/community/showthread.php?t=42589

Come visit me, Baby Lily, Roscoe, Penelope, Xavier & Baby Kip.

05/28/2007 06:10.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiki
You are such a little beauty!!! I'm so glad your Mommy made you a bed fit for a queen!!!

Come visit me, Ziggy & Zazu, Sidney, Elby & Ricky.

01/26/2007 05:09.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiki, I really enjoyed reading your story. You and your mom were meant for each other. I like to sleep on a hammock and under the covers with my mom when she takes a nap. Also, I love your motto. I am the King of the house. That's the way it should be!

Come visit me, Miak the Swamp Thing.

01/25/2007 02:28.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiki
Hi Tiki, My mom just got done doing an update on my last two vet visits. It wasn't good. I rebroke my wing last week so we start over again. I have a larger cast on my wing so I can't move it much. The vet is waiting longer between visits to give my wing time to heal and be immobilized longer. I keep wanting to flapp and exercise my wings. I go back to the vet next Friday, 26th. I will have my mom post an update then. Hope you are doing well. Take care, Kacey

Teri, Joliet, IL.

01/21/2007 08:37.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiki
Thank you for visiting me Tiki. I hope all goes well for me too on Friday. I'm really scared about loosing my wing. If my wing does heal, the vet said I won't be able to use it for flying. If you can get along in life for 12 years with your feet and legs, I guess I will learn how to adjust too. My first year and a half of life has been pretty tough so far. My family worries about me and how I'm doing. I hate for them to worry so much. Keep in touch Tiki. Kacey

Teri, Joliet, IL.

01/09/2007 08:20.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas, Tiki!
Hi, Tiki! I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for an excellent New Year.
Maybe 2007 and will be the year that your Mom can find just the right playstand that has special parts for all of you. By the way, I've decided that I don't like my playstand so now my Mom has to make some changes to it and maybe that will help.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Come visit me, Ozzy.

12/23/2006 06:01.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks! Yep, Reeps is Trouble-Maker-in-Chief. It can be hard to get them to eat the good food. Once they eat it, then they must start flinging it...

Come visit me, Babies I have had, Prince Caspian, Kiwi, Cherry Head Conure, The babies! Tansy, Jess and Midge, Master Merlin, ReepiCheep, Arwen, Christopher, Angel Baby & Galadriel, AKA Elly May.

12/05/2006 03:10.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiki! You are so pretty! I like your profile and especially your motto. My bird Kalipsa has a motto like that. It is " It's great to be queen". Come visit me soon!!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/01/2006 02:49.00 PM Report This Comment  
  She is so cool! My conure's sister has the same thing, only it's due to malnutrition- her breeder was none too bright. Tiki is lucky to have you.

Come visit me, Babies I have had, Prince Caspian, Kiwi, Cherry Head Conure, The babies! Tansy, Jess and Midge, Master Merlin, ReepiCheep, Arwen, Christopher, Angel Baby & Galadriel, AKA Elly May.

11/30/2006 06:14.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiki, it's Tiki. Yours is a great love story.

Come visit me, Tiki, Penelope, Athena, Jewel & Jasper & Devin.

11/29/2006 04:50.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Tiki is a unique and lucky birdie. We have a special baby, too. He is only forty-two days old. I hope that Tiki gets to enjoy many, many summers with you at her window ^_^

Come visit me, Baby Lily, Roscoe, Penelope, Xavier & Baby Kip.

11/27/2006 04:29.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Awww! I also agree that all birds need a home. Special needs birds are just as perfect as any other bird. Tiki is such a great bird and gardian. You and Tiki have such a strong relationship. She protects you very well.
You have such a great gardian. Thank you for visiting my cockateil, Kalipsa. You can also visit my other little girl, Klips. You have three beautiful birds.

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/27/2006 03:17.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Tiki, I'm so glad you found such a wonderful person to share your life with!

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

11/27/2006 03:09.00 PM Report This Comment  
  What a beautiful bird! Hurray for special needs birds! We have a dove that we got from the SPCA that had to be seperated from the other doves because she was picked on and had seizures. But now that she is on a proper diet there doesn't seem to be any problems. She bosses the other two tiels in her cage around! We also took on a 20 year old Amazon and 20+ year old Moluccan cockatoo that needed homes and some rehab. Nothing beats seeing how far they have come and they never cease to amaze you every day. My Sun Conure is very protective of her Sprout (Quaker) and will alert me to anyone that comes in or near the two of them. Nothing passes by her!

Come visit me, Griffy, Griffin, Jou (lutino) and Hawk (White-face), Sprout, Peanut, Lilly, Ozzie, Boo & Goose.

11/26/2006 02:58.00 PM Report This Comment  
  That is just the sweetest story!! Kisses Tiki, you are wonderful!

Come visit me, Frosty, Gargoyle, Skadi & Sasha.

11/25/2006 01:07.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I'm sooo happy for you and mom. It's wonderful to see such caring people so willing to go out of their way for us. I also have a foot problem. Momma sat on me wrong in the nest and now I have a constricter toe(?). One of my toes doesn't work properly, but I get around...

Come visit me, Marvin.

11/24/2006 03:04.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey there, Tiki! It's Ozzy...I loved the part about you being the Queen and you sleeping on your back under peacock feathers. I'm the King of my house and my owner makes a happy hut for me out of a baby's fleece blanket over my rope perch on top of my cage and that's where I go to play with my foot toys. My owner loves to buy baby fleece for me and my favorite color is green (like me!).
Talk to you later, Queenie...(I gave you a new nickname!)
Ozzy the nanday

Come visit me, Ozzy.

11/24/2006 04:56.00 AM Report This Comment  
  How cute are you...brought tears to my eyes , good going Tiki and Mom...

Come visit me, Jack the Brat & Max a Million.

11/17/2006 03:30.00 PM Report This Comment  
  It's great to see how well Tiki is being cared for. Wonderful story.

Come visit me, Derby the II, Derby, P. Double-ya Mojito Cheeto (PW= Perry Winkle), Kiwi, Bijou & Omalley.

11/16/2006 10:26.00 AM Report This Comment  
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