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My brother's pair of budgies had their first clutch in mid-2007. He offered to let me have one of the babies, and I accepted. My brother chose this bird for me because he was the most friendly of the four babies. I loved his beautiful colors -- a sky blue body tinted greenish from the yellow in his face. Sadly, Ruffles passed away at only 4 years old, and will be greatly missed. :( I'll leave this page up as one of my memories of Ruffles.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Ruffles

I am a Budgerigar from College Park, MD.

I was called Baby Blue when I was first born. Now my owner sometimes calls me Ruffies or Ruffs, but usually it's Ruffles.

9 years old   M


I love spray millet, but people food is good, too.

I like almost any place high up like the top of bookcases and people's heads or shoulders. I also enjoy sitting on my playset and looking out the window.

I hate being put back in my cage before I'm ready to go there myself.

He lets me fly around his room a lot, eat from his plate during meals, and sometimes takes me on trips with him.

Sometimes I say things like "don't bite (me)" when I'm supposed to be doing them. :).

Life is short -- live it up!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  we had to leave you a vote with a feather hug and
What a pretty budgie! We have six of our own! we just love these little delights! we love budgies very much! we left you a vote with a kissssssssss!

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

08/28/2008 10:36.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Birthday to Me!
I had my first birthday over the weekend! It was fun. I got to stay out of my cage longer than usual and I got a few treats and some new toys.

Come visit me, Sprite & Ruffles.

05/13/2008 05:17.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fuzzy, Boo, and Lilly
Hi friends, it's been so long since mom let us on the computer to blog! We missed you all. Mom has been busy preparing for weddings, working in the yard, golfing, traveling, cleaning house, working, and of course loving on us little birdies. Mom usually puts us in one room with our play gyms and toys and keeps the budgies in their own room to play. But, sometimes, she lets those budgies out and forgets to close the door and they fly and land on our cages or play gyms. We don't like that at all. Mom says we have to be nice though. I (Fuzzy Good Birdie) don't like anybirdie on or in my house and I don't like to share my play gym. Silly and Boo, they share everything with each other. Mom won't let them live in the same houses though, but she lets them share their houses when she is home during our play time. She says it has something to do with a boy and a girl and no more birdies. Mom said she will work on the lovies line up today, anybirdie interested in signing up please blog Silly Lilly. We will leave votes with your fibs, but for the sake of time, mom says we can only blog one birdie per flock.

Come visit me, Baby Boo Bird, Fuzzy Good Birdie & Silly Lilly.

05/06/2008 11:31.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from the Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hello from the Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hello, Cotton Ball, hope you and yours are well and not too twitterpated...LOL..I bring news from Oklahoma... Our baby 'tiels (3) are lookin' great.. Sorry Mom's camera is broke..They have feathers now.. Mom has added yard work to her duties. She loves it. We want her to do the Aviary. RIGHT NOW (claw stomping on the perch) Who cares if the grass is growing.. It would be fun to hide in I think.. LOVE YOU. here is a vote..Cotton Ball... .......PS LIMERICK ON PATRICKS PAGE .........BALL GAME INFO ON FORTUNES.....HEY ASHA is wearing stiletto heeled baseball shoes with her baseball uniform...MooooooooM,that is not fair! I want to look that good too.

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

04/23/2008 09:35.53 PM Report This Comment  
  hey ruffles
woodstock here...just flying by with a vote for you and to say hi....

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

04/19/2008 08:06.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from the Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hi Friends, Cotton Ball here, We are getting aroung late today. Mom and Dad are home and I am playing in my new bathtub and mirror. Ellie and I are having fun. We stayed up late last night celebrating with Mom. Patrick helped her make his avitar this morning. He started playing the Coughing Game and Mom didn't notice so he coughed LOUD in her ear. When she said, "Poor sick baby, what a cough" Patrick yelled,"A cough drop would make it better." LOL Patrick told me he didn't know why Mom was shocked...she always says that to him when they play the game... hehe ... Well Fortune just wants to go on another trip.. he is still yelling bye bye and squawking at Mom today.. silly bird loves to travel. HERE IS A .....tiny kiss on your beak...the LIMERICK OF THE DAY IS POSTED ON PATRICK'S PAGE. Lonnie & Linda and Slate & Mica are chirping up a storm.. well we will Vote for you and fly on Cya, Cotton Ball PS Fortune has the team roster updated on on his page.......LET's PLAY BASE BALL

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

04/18/2008 01:23.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi From Fuzzy, Boo, and Lilly
Hello friends! We have missed you all so much. Mom has been busy cleaning up the yard, cleaning the garage, caring for an egg bound birdie, getting the furnace, cable, and internet fixed, and of course playing with us. The weather here has been so nice, we have been playing in the sprayer and swimming in our little pools. The budgies get a pool in the bottom of their aviary, mom has to clean it several times a day. Us lovies get one on our play gym, and Fuzzy doesn't like swimming, he only likes the sprayer so mom has to spray him a few times a day. That crazy Fuzzy would let mom spray him all day long! Mom always laughs when he lifts his wings and turns his body so she can spray his "wing pits". Us lovies, we like the sprayer sometimes, but nothing beats diving in head first and flapping all about!

Mom added new pics of each of us, come check out how cute we are.

Come visit me, Baby Boo Bird, Fuzzy Good Birdie & Silly Lilly.

04/17/2008 06:05.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ruffles
I'm glad you stopped by. It's nice to meet other birdies. You are a cute bird. I'm blue too. All my flockmates are green so I really stand out. I gave you a vote. Fly by anytime. ~Sapphire and Friends

Come visit me, Pippin & Max.

04/15/2008 03:53.12 AM Report This Comment  
I got to fly around out of my cage most of today because it was a Sunday and my owner was home all day. He sleeps late on weekends though, so I didn't get out until early afternoon. Still, it was a fun day.

Come visit me, Sprite & Ruffles.

04/13/2008 08:11.18 PM Report This Comment  
woodstock here. thanks for flying over. here's a vote from me and a goodnite as its getting late and i'm getting ready for bed....

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

04/13/2008 07:30.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ruffles
Hey it is great to see another budgie in this place. You are the same color as me too!!!! I hope you find more budgies!! oh before I go here is a vote for you.~ Your budgie friend Ice!!!

Come visit me, ice.

04/11/2008 08:30.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Blue Bird & the gang
Thank you for visiting my page and the vote- here's one for you and I think our colors are almost the same too-tweet at you later- Blue Bird

Denise, Manitowoc, WI.

04/11/2008 07:42.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fuzzy, Boo, and Lilly
Wonderful news my friends! We heard mommy on the phone talking about the dumb furnace, and she said see you tomorrow! She's much happier now, I think we might be getting a pool party sometime next week. We really wanted one this week but mommy said that the furnace was being dumb. Mommy has been real careful with how wet she lets us get because it's kinda chilly for swimming. It's getting late for us birdies so we'll leave a vote before we go night night.

Come visit me, Baby Boo Bird, Fuzzy Good Birdie & Silly Lilly.

04/10/2008 06:00.55 PM Report This Comment  
04/10/2008 03:23.35 AM Report This Comment  
VOTE4U, WELCOME TO BC!! HAVE FUN MEETING LOTS OF NEW BIRDIES!!! Wow, you sure have a lot of siblings!! Hope you are having a fun week!! My Mommy is home after being away a week & spending every extra minute with me & spoiling me rotten with extra food & treats!! Maybe her going away wasn't all that bad... Yeah it was!!! Gotta fly we're playing or I mean working in Mom's beads. Love ya, XXXXOOOO Please vote for LILLY LOU (she's the only one) for BOTW, the 4th week has got to be the charm for her Mommy in the hospital!! Also, Please give warm hugs & kisses to "Clyde, Tiki, & Buddy"'s Mommy, she just got home from an 18 day hospital stay!! THANKS!! We ALL need our Mommy's healthy!

Come visit me, LUCKY, LOUIE Hi! Pals, LIBBY LU - Hi Pals! & LACIE.

04/09/2008 11:41.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (the WonderBird)!
Hey Ruffles, thanks for visiting. I'm thrilled about BOTW, it's all because of my good birdy friends who come to visit me and peck on my vote button! Cya soon...

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

04/09/2008 06:42.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for coming by to see us. Hope you are liking it here at BC. It looks like you have made a lot of friends already. Come by and visit us anytime. Heres a vote for you. Pecks!!!

Come visit me, The Royal Flock.

04/09/2008 06:11.10 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks so much for stopping by . Your sure are ...cute!!I love your right!! Hope you stop by again sometime.Here's a vote ,talk to you later. Gunner

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

04/09/2008 06:06.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ruffles
Yes takes a while to get around here and so much to do and nice people to meet too. We really enjoy it alot here.This morning was nice and sunny and mom took Gus out side awhile and even hung clothes out. Then mom and dad decided to go for their walk and the clouds came in and the rain too. Mom was pretty darn smart though and took an umbrella and also the dry clothes off the line before they went hihihi. When she came back the clothes on the line she threw in the dryer for just a little while and she said they smelled so good anyway….silly mom we didn’t smell anything. Come visit us anytime my friend and cheech to you later.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

04/09/2008 05:52.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Which Species?
While flying around to visit some other birds, I realized that some were American Type Budgies. I checked the options in my profile and saw that as well as Australian Parakeet. I said I was a Budgerigar, because I thought that was the proper classification of birds like me. Should I use something else? What's the difference between these three species as they're used here? Thanks for your help.

Come visit me, Sprite & Ruffles.

04/09/2008 05:27.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fuzzy, Boo, and Lilly
We are flying around to meet new people here on the BC. Here's a vote for you. Stop by anytime, we'll be playing in the pool or the sprayer!

Come visit me, Baby Boo Bird, Fuzzy Good Birdie & Silly Lilly.

04/09/2008 04:08.04 PM Report This Comment  
  i use tyo have a parakeet like you he past on a few months ago beacuse of cancer. he was around 7.hope you have lots of fun times.I am giveing you a vote!

Come visit me, Skye, Lyrics, Twinnie, tazzy & Kendy.

04/09/2008 12:26.23 PM Report This Comment  
  My Videos
I have some videos my owner took of me posted on YouTube, if anyone wants to see me in action. They're all cute, and I hope you enjoy them!

Come visit me, Sprite & Ruffles.

04/08/2008 05:03.00 PM Report This Comment  
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.

04/08/2008 02:48.35 PM Report This Comment  
  hes a handsome guy! heres a vote! welcome to the club!!

Come visit me, Maize, Cyan & Jade.

04/08/2008 02:22.46 PM Report This Comment  
Omg, your bird is such a cutie...!!!

I have two cockatiels, Cheeco and Nutmeg, both 4 months old.
I hope you and your bird have a great life together.

Come visit me, Nutmeg R.I.P & Cheeco.

04/07/2008 09:09.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the BC from the Oklahoma Gang
Cotton Ball here, we want to welcome you with a vote. We love it on BC and we hope you will too. We would appreciate it very much if you would be our friend. Stop by our page and chat and leave a vote. We try to vote daily for all of our friends. Birdie hugs...Cotton Ball and the flock

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

04/07/2008 06:20.31 PM Report This Comment  
  hello from woodstock
Just wanted to fly by with a quick vote and to say welcome to bird channel. fly over for a visit. i would love to meet you

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

04/07/2008 04:49.00 PM Report This Comment  
  hes a handsome guy! heres a vote! welcome to the club!!

Come visit me, Maize, Cyan & Jade.

04/07/2008 02:12.00 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
boy, pretty and friendly, whats better then that?!! here is a vote from us to u this monday! come visit sometime! *> tressa

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

04/07/2008 09:49.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ruffles!
You are such a cute bird!!!!!!!! Here is a vote!!!!!!!!

Come visit me, Abalita.

04/07/2008 09:30.25 AM Report This Comment  
  I have ridges on the back of my head. ;)

Thanks to everyone for the nice welcome and the votes. Obviously I'm new here, so I'm not sure what the votes are for. But more is probably better, and it's certainly nice to know that others think I'm as cute as I do. :)

Come visit me, Sprite & Ruffles.

04/07/2008 09:14.43 AM Report This Comment  
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