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This is a long story, I came to my recent mom by way of her sister. Before I lived with my aunt I lived with my mom's aunt (she said I was either 8 or 9 at that time in 1991), before that I lived with some friends of my mom's aunt, and before that I lived with another family. I can not remember if there were more families I lived with or not. It is all a blur to me now since I have been with my mom for about 2 years now and am enjoying my life. By the way the age is just a guess since my mom does not really know how old I am and when my hatchdate was.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Toby

I am an African Grey from Grand Rapids, MI.

Tobe, butthead,

33 years old   F

African Grey

Nuts of all sorts, seeds, fruit and veggie, bread and butter.

Outside of my cage and hanging out with mom.

men, being in my cage, having my wings clipped and toenails clipped (I sometimes get so angry that I start to swear and I don't do that very much anymore).

I love that my mom gets me out of my cage and spends time with me. She also lets me eat a bunch of different fruits and veggies. I go down to the basement with her and we play on her computer or on her nintendo wii. sometimes we just sit and watch TV while she preens my head.

I used to like to swear a lot (got that from my previous owners), I love to sing, and make the noise of the telephone ringing and confuse my mom, grandma, and grandpa, (sometimes I will carry on my own conversations on my "phone call"), I also like to bark and whine like our dogs, cries like my mom's niece, and imitate all the little annoying sounds in the house..

Live life to the fullest and I can fly, can you?.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
Hello Toby! Mama entered me into the dancing competition on this site, but my movie was not picked to be voted for. So now it's on youtube instead. I'll try again for the next round. I will be voting all week for Jabba, one of the greys. He, in our opinion is the best one there. He has the best moves and is soooo cute. Have you had a chance to see them yet? Today is not so hot but smokey from lots of forest fires that were started by lightning Fri night. I went out for a walk in my carrier but had to come home sooner than usual because of all the smoke. Hope you have a great week. Leaving you a vote. Poirot

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

06/22/2008 09:29.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey there
Thanks for the vote and stopping by. Yea I do like the and they all have their own meow and I know all of them and can sound just like them. These cats are my mommies roommates. So, I am her boy and first place in her book...hehehe.

Come visit me, Hailee.

06/07/2008 09:43.06 AM Report This Comment  
Hi are looking cool on the salad bowl dish. Mommy and I eat together all the time. And I love being on bowls like you....lolol. cool pixs. stop and vote and blog ........beaks to ya.

Come visit me, Hailee.

06/03/2008 01:13.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Toby!
It is nice to meet you. I am finally getting computer time and I saw that you wrote to me on the 10th. Sorry it's taken me so long to visit you. Happy Memorial day! After a very cool week we've had a very unusual occurrence for here. RAIN!!! Enough rain to soak everything. The ponderosa pines have been blooming and covering everything with a thick layer of yellow pollen. Now the rain has washed it out of the air and onto the ground. Last week I started a new word that Mama had no clue what is was. I was saying," Cocoa-pie." And, "Ready, like a cocoa-pie!" A day later, "Cocoa-pie," turned into, "Cocara." It had Mama scratching her head and thinking about all my toys and foods that I eat. It didn't match up with any of them. Finally, when my aunt was around, Mama was talking about this strange new word, my aunt smiled and said that I was saying crocodile. She had been teaching me to say, "Snap, snap! That's the crocodile." I love to learn things from my aunt. I mostly use her voice. This morning I spent some time experimenting with my new phrase. This is how some of it went. "What's the crocodile? Penguin!" "What likes the crocodile? Penguin!" Step, step, it's the crocodile!" "I'm the crocodile," and so on. Mama has now tried to tell me that crocodiles might like penguins but not the other way round. What do you think? Now I'll have to do this for the video camera. It's been a long time since I last made a movie. I had better fly now and visit some other birds while I'm on here. The crocodile is snapping off your vote button. Squawk to you later. Poirot

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

05/26/2008 07:45.59 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks so much on the compliment on my pic, I'm so glad you like it.My info to my trip will be under my motto, this time...ok.Mom told, me on the phone that my human brother is sick again today, so no school for him. Dads also not feeling well , but he went to work anyway. Hope you have a great day. Here's a V4U. Talk to you later.Sonya

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

05/19/2008 10:37.13 AM Report This Comment  
Thanks so much for stopping by and the compliment too.You look so much like my buddy Stormy, he's also a Timneh grey Hope your having a great mother's day with your family.Don't forget to be extra nice to your mommy on her special day."Happy mother's day !! Here's a V4U, talk to you later. Sonya

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

05/11/2008 11:13.01 AM Report This Comment  
  hello from the hewlett flock
Just wanted to fly by with a quick vote and to say hello. fly over for a visit. i would love to meet you....JJ AND THE HEWLETT FLOCK

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

05/04/2008 03:29.34 PM Report This Comment  
VOTE4U, Hey, I just noticed your Avatar picture is green but you are a GREY, he,he,he!! What are you eating in that great BIG bowl of food?? I love perching on the side of anything and food is the best. Mom & Dad let me taste off their plates & when they are done, let me climb on to pick more closely!!! Hope you all have a great weekend!!! Love ya, XXXXOOOO PS. My Daddy is from Sterling Hgts, MI, near Detroit.

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

05/03/2008 12:20.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Toby!
Here's a vote from us to you and hope we can be your friend. We have a few CAG cousins and our Mommy just might be getting them cause her cousin can't take care of them anymore. So pray for her cause we're a handful enough for her and she can't say no to the Greys. She love all the birdies and visit BC almost everyday to see all of you. Anyways have a blessed day!

Come visit me, Laila & Lorenzo.

05/01/2008 06:08.36 AM Report This Comment  
VOTE4U, Hi Honey!! Happy Hump Day!! You are just cute, cute, cute!!! Mommy is just in love with greys and yes, you are cute but I'm not ready to share yet!! hear that Mom? Look like you have a fun forever home!!! Love ya Lots, XXXXOOOO Ps. Come see my pics!!

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

04/30/2008 11:16.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (the WonderBird!)
Hey Toby! I went to the vet today for the first time since I've been with my person (2 mos.) My age is pretty much a guesstimate, too, based on info given when I was given to the Bird Park. But he says that I'm in pretty good shape for an old coot. Says I should lose a few grams, though, so there goes that one lousy peanut treat a day...darn...Cya...

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

04/30/2008 05:47.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (the WonderBird!)
Hey Toby! Welcome to Bird Channel. So happy that you've found a great home at last. I know myself that sometimes it takes a while...(Please vote for Lilly Lou!) Cya...

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

04/27/2008 09:15.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Maggie May!! **Vote Lilly Lou**
Welcome to BC Toby! I'm leaving you a vote! Come fly by and visit me. Did you know, I'm a star of my very own YouTube Video?! Come check it out when you get a chance:, or go to and search toria0013, look for the Maggie May video. It was nice to meet you! **Beaky Kisses**


Come visit me, Maggie May **Please Vote Me BOTW**.

04/27/2008 11:55.58 AM Report This Comment  
  good morning
Rusty and i had a great time in charleston with Jake and Buddy and i enjoyed also,to be BOTW,still can't believe i made it,but it was a great honore.Thanks for all the votes,what made it possible.this week we tried to get Lilly Lou to be BOTW and i hope,i'll see her cute face monday morning,on the frontpage.Today,mommy wanna clean the big blue bathtub in the back,i think she called this thing,pool,whatever that is.Tomorrow is Leia's hatchday and she will be a year already,boy were did the time goes,hihihihihi.Mommy and daddy will maybe go later to the birdie store and if the little elcectus,its a girl,you can't tell right now,then mommy will get it for daddy's birthday.Yesterday,they almost took a african grey in our home,its the bird of a friend and now were they don't have that much time anymore,the birdie gots mean and they hoped,maybe mommy would take her,but mommy isn't sure about it and think she will not take the birdie,because,she still wanna get the eclectus for daddy and we are running here out of space,she said she can put one more cage here,but then its enough and in maybe 3 years,they wanna get a hyacinth,when they have a bigger house,so mommy says,thats enough on birdies and between me and you,i think so too,hehehehe.hope you have a great weekend.beaky kisses BLy and Flock

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

04/26/2008 10:38.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to BC from the Konawa Oklahoma Gang
Hey Welcome to the BC , I guess love is in the air. My fibling St. Patrick put his LIMERICK OF THE DAY under his Motto this morning and added the featured Birds to his Aviary so you can click on their Avitar and go right to their page.. He and Ruby Sue are enjoying a virtual romance in the aviary. Maximillian is in there with the featured couple...WHO is his girl? HE WON'T TELL. Maybe he doesn't know yet..GIRL'S SOUNDS LIKE THIS HANDSOME HUNK IS AVAILABLE! Check him out. If I wasn't so much in love with Tiki....well, Tiki is the best...(sigh) .......Popcorn..I smell Popcorn...Peanuts and Cracker Jacks...I have to go check on the baseball players....yippee. Oh almost forgot Lonnie is bouncing on your vote button today. Please visit my brothers when you can... Love and teensy feathery kisses Cotton Ball.

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

04/25/2008 09:08.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Grey Power!!!
Hey Toby, welcome to BC. Here's a vote for ya...come by and see us sometime. The Camp Flock

Come visit me, Annabelle Lee, Virgina Clemm, Emma Frost & Ripply.

04/25/2008 03:53.04 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
whatcha got there, looks yummy! here is a vote! *> 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.

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Welcome to the BC!! I'm a crazy kind of amazon from PA !! Who love's to have fun here on the BC with my friends. The BC is a great place to make lots of new friends and have fun.Hope we can be friends," I love to make new friends. Here's a vote,talk to you later~~Gunner

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

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04/25/2008 08:38.41 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome to the channel
you are under a year and got already so many homes?hopefully it will be now your forever home.hope you enjoy your stay on here and make lots of new friends like i did,i already made to BOTW,talking about BOTW,please do me a favor and visit Lilly Lous page and vote for her.her mommy just got out of the hospital and we are trying so hard to make her BOTw,next week.She is a green Indian ringneck.thanks alot.beaky kisses and a vote,BLY

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

04/25/2008 08:29.36 AM Report This Comment  
  HI beautiful
My name is Harper, im a conure.
you are VERY pretty, here is a vote
and I hope we can be friends =)

Birdy Kisses!


Come visit me, Harper.

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