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Fran is a rescue. She had been locked up in a dark, unused home office alone and was fed nothing but Cheetos and McDonalds french-fries. When I found out about her I managed to talk my way into a visit and eventually into a purchase agreement, taking her home that day. After an immediate visit to our fantastic local avian vet, I discovered that had I not got her when I did Fran would have been dead within 48 hours. Emaciated, viral infection, respiratory infection, bacterial infection . . . it was awful. Took a long time to convince her to eat "healthy food" and although I still offer her fresh fruits and vegetables every day she refuses to so much as look at them. We've been together for 91/2 years now!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Fran

I am an Umbrella Cockatoo from Columbus, OH.

Francesca, Angel-Bird

21 years old   F

Umbrella Cockatoo

I love pizza, pasta, stuffing, all the stuff that isn't so good for me. Old habits die hard.

I like to be with the family, where-ever they may be and whatever they are doing . . . I want to be in the middle of it! If Mommy goes into another room, so do I. If Daddy is reading the paper, I'm there to "help." But most of all, I am just a love-duck and want to give bird-hugs all the time.

I don't like Grandma!

Mommy loves me so much! She spends a great deal of time with me one-on-one every day, and has taught me to fly. I go everywhere with her and am a healthy, happy bird. I also have a lot of friends to play with here at home as Mommy rescues all sorts of birds. I think she gives the best hugs ever.

I just love showers! I have my very own special perch in the shower, also will stand on the curtain rod and push the curtain hooks to and fro. I especially like to bathe in the sink where Mommy lifts my wings and sprays me underneath until I am completely wet . . . then I get blown dry with the hair dryer! Talk about squeaky clean! Awesome! I also like to intimidate Mommy's 15-year-old, and chase her if she runs away. I know she is scared of me and I take advantage of that. hee hee hee.

If you have it, I want it!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
I finally got my travel stand that I won from the flock giveaway. I was so happy when my mom brought in the big box and when she said that it was for ME! Boy I got so excited! I am afraid of it right now but I'm sure I'll get used to it soon. I never had anything like this before so whats a bird to do? Be scared I guess. hee hee! Theres a picture of it on my page and when I get braver and get on it then my mom will take a picture and put it on here. Well I better get going for now. I'll talk to you soon. Have a great day! Love, Rocky♥ (*><~)


11/13/2007 06:46.09 PM Report This Comment  
  HI FRAN!!!
I see you haven't been on here for a long long time. I hope you are ok. Please write me back and let me know. Heres a vote for you. Your friend, *Rocky* xoxoxoxox


10/16/2007 11:50.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya! You sure are a cutie!

Come visit me, John Paul, Valentine, Bruno & Raphael.

09/21/2007 12:26.30 PM Report This Comment  
  For the love of 'toos
Thank you! God bless!

Come visit me, Patrick.

08/19/2007 11:59.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello There Fran
Hi cuttie. I heard you dont like your clothes. It took McCartney a couple weeks to start wearing his. One day Mom put on my flight suit{McCart didnt want his on} then she took me out in the yard with McCart at the window watching. It only took a few days of that and McCart decided he would give the suit a try.Mom doesnt use the leashes that come with the suits because she is afraid they will come off, so she has other leashes for us. I think you will look very pretty in your clothes when you decide to give them a try. Us toos do things at our own speed, our own way. I think you are very brave taking baths. I am almost three and still afraid of water. Mom bathes me 3-4 times a week and I still hates it. McCartney loves showers. I just hate to be wet. After my bath I stay away from mom for awhile. I run to dad and hide on his shoulder and if mom comes near I hiss at her. We always make up in a fe minutes but you think she would learn that I hates those baths. Simon

Come visit me, McCartney, Bonnie Molly, Zak, Gabby, SAMMY, Corona, Simon, Clyde Pan, ZaZu & Piper.

05/21/2007 04:24.25 PM Report This Comment  
  A visit from Sapphire!
Hi Fran! Thanks for visitng my page! You are like my new roommate, a cockatoo! I hope to be friends with mine soon although Im still leary. Stop by anytime.

Come visit me, Sapphire.

05/20/2007 07:48.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Liz and Fran. AW Love the pics. It sure has been awhile. SO .... happy to hear from you again and that spring has finally sprung your way, good. :) I think you did the right this with the 2 Toos. They will be fine and I agree being that they were wild caught they would be miserable as pets even though you would of done alot for them. Have no regrets, you were there for them and did the right thing. Keep in touch. :) Was nice hearing from you again. And going to visit and vote for the rest of your flock take care, ZAZOO and Diane. xoxxo

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/16/2007 07:34.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow your amazing!
The cockatoo and the owner.I also have an umbrella from pickerington Ohio.Cockatoos are so abused i love hearing about them being rescued.Keep up the good work.

Come visit me, Gizmo & Julie.

03/03/2007 09:13.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Fran
WOW, your mommy got two more cockatoos and that they are in bad shape, aw :( Poor babies for sure. I hope they came to you in time. Let us know how they are, YEAH ZAZoo is getting popular hahahah I gave ya each a vote today too xxooo

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

01/21/2007 03:19.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Fran!
YOU ARE SO pretty! And I am so happy Mommy found you and got you out of that hell hole you were in, awful! WHY do people keep pets they do not want, I cannot understand that. Myself I have had some kinds of pets that just did not work out but I got them (good) homes. ANd plus they had to get money for her on top of all that they put her through, gees. WELL I am happy she is loved the way ALL should :) I visited all your birds, awsome family :)

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

01/19/2007 01:09.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Fran
Hi there, just wanted to say hi to you, since I haven't yet!
You are very very cute and I'm so happy that you got a good loving home!!! You look like my Sugar... except with feathers!!! hehehe.
Well heres a vote for your radiating cuteness!

Come visit me, Lemony ~~ R I P ~~, Mario, Sugar & Anuk.

01/15/2007 07:52.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Fran! You look so beautiful and cute! You look so healthy and cared for! You must have an awesome, caring owner! Thanks for visiting us! Come visit me soon!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/03/2006 12:20.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you all so much for your kind, affirming comments. More pictures coming soon. Liz

Come visit me, Crackers, Gretta, Fran, Bailey & Hannibal.

11/30/2006 05:47.00 AM Report This Comment  
  After reading some of the rescue/horror stories of the birds who have been blessed by you taking them in, I just want to tell you how wonderful I think you are for doing what you do. Who could ever lock a bird in a closet and pretty much ignore it. Me & my husband have 3 birds and we are always worried that we dont pay enough attention to them. Your birds are very lucky! You make me want to adopt more!

Come visit me, Sully & Roxie.

11/26/2006 01:27.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I act like I don't care for my grandma either. However, when hurricane Rita hit Houston and we had to temporarily live with her for a couple of days, I discovered she's okay.

Come visit me, Crackers.

11/23/2006 08:04.00 AM Report This Comment  
  She is a lucky bird, and that is so great you rescued her from such a miserable exisitence. From the looks of it, she is doing awesome and has really flourished in your home.

Come visit me, Cherry, Parsley & Tiki.

11/22/2006 03:40.00 AM Report This Comment  
  All of your flock is luck they have you!! Looking forward to more pic. Every Parrot Is Priceless.

Come visit me, Baby, Cookie & Love.

11/20/2006 06:13.00 AM Report This Comment  
  your bird remind me of my bird. She loves to chase people who are scared of her too. She thinks its funny.
thanks for visiting Alexious

Come visit me, Alexious.

11/17/2006 12:18.00 PM Report This Comment  
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