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Tobias is wild caught, so not sure of his age. After a few bad homes, he ended up in a rescue with a nice woman named Laura. He had his very first human bird relationship with her and she taught him to step up. After seeing his picture and learning about his bad experience from Laura, I fell in love with him. I feel so blessed to have him. Before the rescue he had been in a cage for 15 years and not let out as his owners were afraid of him. He was obviously a hidden treasure.

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Hi! My name is Tobias

I am a Congo African Grey from Ypsilanti, MI.

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27 years old   M

Congo African Grey

almond in the shell and peanuts

currently, under the sofa next to the box of papers. I'm secretly chewing the box up, but don't tell my mom!
Also, on my java tree stand with my partner in crime Jeremiah. He and I are pictured on it below. He is on the left and I am on the right


walking away from me when you have been giving me attention. I will hiss at you!

She loves me for who I am and she always will. Even when I'm moody and even if I bite. She understands it's not my fault

Doing the "tribal dance" If I"m not sure about you, I fluff up all my feathers and shift my weight back and forth from foot to foot..

If I can get my beak on it or in it, It will be.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi to you and your birds!
Hi -

How are you? I am trying to get in touch with other CAG owners/bird enthusiasts in Michigan... I live in Commerce, and would love to hear from you! Have a nice day!

Come visit me, Zuri.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello Tobias!
I just flew by to say hi and see how you are doing...My Mom met your Mom on Alex n friends. She said you were sick....I hope you feel better soon! Here's a vote for you....you deserve it! Wing hugs to you....

Come visit me, Sissy & Grady.

09/04/2008 04:51.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year!!! I hope it is the Happiest year ever. I must fly away now to wish my other friends a sfae and happy one too, so...See ya next year~~Uzi, Harold, Maude, Rainbow, Skyy, Summer, Xerxes, Buddy, Harley, Hollie, Scratch, and BigBird

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

12/31/2007 08:12.36 PM Report This Comment  
  I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season...and a happy new year as well. I hope 2008 is your best year ever. Hugs from the flock~~Bonnie, Uzi, Harold, Maude, Summer, Xerxes, Rainbow, Hollie, Scratch, BigBird, Harley, and Skyy

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

12/21/2007 09:31.02 PM Report This Comment  
  I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season...and a happy new year as well. I hope 2008 is your best year ever. Hugs from the flock~~Bonnie, Uzi, Harold, Maude, Summer, Xerxes, Rainbow, Hollie, Scratch, BigBird, Harley, and Skyy

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

12/21/2007 09:29.20 PM Report This Comment  
  hi from Grover's mom
Thanks for your kind words. Things are getting easier.. for the most part. I have my moments, like when I am reading about other birds or Grover's Blogs. I do appreciate everything.

Come visit me, Grover, Mr. Wiggles, Kisses, Sir Poops Alot & Tobias.

12/10/2007 02:26.15 PM Report This Comment  
  HI BACK FROM BEEGEES
hey thanks for stopping in and visiting me. my mom tells me i am a clown all the time. hahahah. we just got a new little quaker so that gives our little home a total of 16 birdies. mom is going to get a pic of her and then she will make her a page also. thanks again for stopping by, since i havent been on in a few days mom let me vote for your whole flock. beegees

Come visit me, CODY, SONNY BOY, SAVANNAH, CAPT. NEMO, Trigger, BUCKSHOT, BEEGEES, KC, George & OSCAR.

12/10/2007 07:35.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Grover passed away this morning
I wish to thank all of you for your kind words. It is a bitter sweet for Grover to have left me this morning. He was suffering for the last couple of days. I knew he was going to go as of last night because his breathing was heavy and slow, he wouldn't eat or drink or even go to the bathroom. I gave him a kiss and he clamped his beak on my lip as if to say "just leave me alone". I put him in a dark spot (my dresser drawer) with where he could die in peace (no cats or people bothering him). I checked on him a few times to see if he wanted anything but he just looked at me as if to say again that he just wanted to be left alone. This morning I checked on him before I went to work (driving school bus), he was awake but pretty much motionless, I offered him water and he just didn't want any. I put him back and went to work. As soon as I got home around 8 am, I checked on him again. He was still alive and still motionless. I picked him up and found that he just couldn't do a thing. I offered him water again but he just turned his head away. I held him to my chest and that is when he took his last breath. For the last couple of days I begged he would go, I knew he hurt and it was very hard for him to get to his food and water but I couldn't put him out of his misery because his will to live was so alive. I am glad he is out of pain now. I am going to miss him greatly. I will be doing a memorial for him soon, but first I must pull myself together. I took pictures of him last night. I have never known a bird to suffer like he has. I have had a few of you ask if I had taken him to a vet and I answered a few of you, for those of you who I did not answer, I am sorry. The answer is yes, I did, but because of his age, they couldn't do anything. His tumors grew and got in the way of existing organs which is why he was in pain. Well, thank you again.

Come visit me, Grover, Mr. Wiggles, Kisses, Sir Poops Alot & Tobias.

12/06/2007 08:09.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Uzi
And a vote for you from me. Hope you have a great week. It is cold and windy here, and we had no power almost all night last night...Hope that doesn't happen again. We were cold~~Uzi

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

12/03/2007 08:26.09 PM Report This Comment  
  good morning from BOBA
mommy just came home from taking my skin brother to school and what i see,another puppy,mommy said it was following her alover,so she picked her up,that she don't get run over,she knocked on the owners door,but nobody open the door and another neighbor said,that the little puppy is always outside,poor doggie,so mommy took her home and gave her a bath at first,because she was so dirty,she is really cute and felt already in love with our german sheperd,we'll see what we do,because we already have two dogs here,but mommy don't want give it back to someone who don't really take care of it.so gotta go,mommy will make some oatmeal for me now.hugs BOBA

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.

12/03/2007 09:32.04 AM Report This Comment  
  A vote for a fellow Tobias
Hey there, did you have your name before your family took you in or did they give it to you? Just love the name but I think it looks better on me! Well, maybe not. My mom wants to get a CAG, my grandma has one, his name is Duvey and mom gets him if something should happen to grandma but mom doesn't want him for a long, long time... maybe even never. One day tho, she will get one.. right now, she is concentrating on Grover and spoiling him rotten. I have Delicious to keep me company so she isn't worried about me at all.. That sucks. Well, thanks for visiting me and here's a voterooony for you. Take care

Come visit me, Grover, Mr. Wiggles, Kisses, Sir Poops Alot & Tobias.

11/25/2007 06:46.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobias
Now, what's all this gobble, gobble I keep hearing about. Mom told me to say it, but I just said hello and pretended to drink water. I don't do commands. I saw that giant bird. I wonder what he did wrong to go in that big cold, dark cage? Mom told me she;s gonna stuff him and cook his goose in the morning. She said it's almost as good as chicken, and I will get some fresh sweet potatoes too. Now, I think that sounds yummy. I got a sample of her cranberry-raspberry sauce today. YUMMY!!! I hope you have a glorious day~~Uzi

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

11/21/2007 07:38.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving
Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mom and the gang hope you have a great day. We are thankful for all of our new friends and family we now have here at the Bird Channel. Thank you everyone!! We love you all..
Mom and The Chelmsford Gang
Carino, Weebles, Waddles, Sadie, Matty & Maude( Blue Crown Amazons), Dunkin and Cricket, Lillian, Charley, Bob and Marley Red Lored Amazons, Lola, Hippie Boy and Burgin(May 31,1983-November 3, 2007, Chico, Spirit Wind, Rocky, Aztec Salvins Red Lored, Rumbli&Tumbli(The Boyz), Leroya, Aspen, California Sunset, Tat2 Red Lored Amazon, Baby, P2 The Sparrow In Loving Memory, Tegan Brown Headed Parrot, Gimpy( Lesser White Front), Spectra, Ziggy Red Lored Amazon, Keebler and Chilipepper, Me Morgan, Polly, Buddy Sun Conure and Toby White Eyed Conure, Harley Davidson, Bo Mealy Amazon & Buddy.

Come visit me, Rocky, Sadie Rest In Peace My Sweet Baby, Rocky & Me Morgan.

11/21/2007 11:53.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello there Tobias
Wooohoooo!!! Guess what mom gave me today? C'mon, guess...Pomegranates!!!! And she mixed them with CORN! and beans, and apples...but I got poms and corn. Don't you just love them. I tell mom that Nutriberries are for the birds(the wild ones that fly outside my window) I mean, is that really Parrot food? She has tried these itty bittie birdie bites on me too, but I am an old fashioned sort of guy. Give me some home-cooked birdie bread please!!!! When she doesn't give me what I want, she can expect to listen to a "Hey BONNIE!!!!!! all night until she can figure it out. Mom tells me I could be a really cool movie star if I could get over my stage frieght, but I will just let that silly Harley bird keep his spotlight. He has only won bird of the week once, but we now know who the king of this castle is, because I won it twice...and went on to win bird of the month...and I got my favorite yummy food...Zupreem Pellets!!!! I like the free T-shirt mom got, but that Harley made it look like swiss cheese. Fly on by my cage anytime~~Uzi

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

11/15/2007 08:59.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there Tobias
How cool you found such a wonderful forever home. I am an Import just like you. I didn't even have feathers when mom bought me. Believe it, she spent 2 years visiting me before she could buy me too. Her dad wouldn't let her have a bird, but now, after all these years, Granpa thinks I am A-OK when he visits. I love to talk...and swear!!! I even yell for mom, by name, to bring me a beer. She usually asks that I don't do that when grandpa comes to visit, lol. My brother, Harley, has some videos at youtube. I have made a couple cameo appearances, but I suffer from extreme stage fright, and I doubt that will change. Here's a vote from me to you~~Uzi

Come visit me, XERXES, HOLLIE, RAINBOW, BIG BIRD, SKYY, HAROLD (GREATER VASA), MAUDE (GREATER VASA), SUMMER, HARLEQUIN R.I.P 9/07/09, SCRATCH & UZI.

11/14/2007 07:46.58 PM Report This Comment  
  A vote for Tobias...
from one grey to another and because you are Alex's friend too!! Wow...I didnt know you were so old...lol...I will be 5 in December! I am so happy for you to have found such a good home where you will be spoiled, as you probably already are..lol..fly by soon and see me and my sibs ~~SAMMY~~

Come visit me, Frisco, Sassy & Sammy.

11/14/2007 07:41.12 AM Report This Comment  
  07 07 07 WHAT A GREAT DAY!
HERE IS A VOYR 4 U

Come visit me, Sassy.

07/07/2007 09:48.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Tobias your so cute and your profile made me giggle. I will love to see the tribal dance. I use to have an african grey and I can somewhat picture that and it just makes me laugh. You definately get a vote from me because you are just to cute!

Come visit me, Pudgie & Treasure.

01/25/2007 05:51.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobias!
You are lucky to have such a good mommy!

Come visit me, Benny~in memorium & Kermit.

01/06/2007 04:01.18 PM Report This Comment  
  A hidden Treasure.. i love that!! and you are so right. Thank God he has you now. and i'd love to see the tribal dance!! happy holidays

Come visit me, Madi, Houdini, Jeter, Ely, Malone, Diamond & Fenway.

12/15/2006 07:39.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobias: Thanks for visiting and saying hello along with your sibling. So sorry you were in jail like that for so long, but now you seem to be happy. Some People are wonderful aren't they. You surely are both blessed to have found one another along with the lady Laura who was so patient. I wish you the best My pal. You look great. oh you chew too, I love it when my Mom brings me on the couch to be with her and I get under a pillow and chew the edge hee hee then she says "ah no chew" what ever that means hahahah

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

11/26/2006 06:58.00 PM Report This Comment  
  hi he can do the trible dance. cooooooool!!!!!
well anyway he is soo cute.

Come visit me, AKEELA, Penny, Chewy, Genaveve, Simon & Kyi.

11/23/2006 04:55.00 PM Report This Comment  
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