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I was asked by a colleague if I would bird sit for the summer when she had to travel. Julio was with us for 12 weeks. He was six years old and didn't know how to 'Step Up' to an offered hand (even his owner) and would attempt to bite instead. That's were we started. When he went home in the fall his owner said "You rewired my bird!". Five weeks later she contacted us and said she felt we were better 'parronts' and he would be happier with us - did we want him? We had missed him and didn't have to be asked twice. Julio was our first parrot experience. When he came back to us I started out with a full avian vet workup, eventual conversion to a Harrison bird diet, and use of some homeopathic treatments to help him with the severe feather destruction behavior and learning to play with toys.
He is now a great toy shredder and wood chewer!
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Hi! My name is Julio

I am an African Grey from Auburn, WA.

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African Grey

Julio never met a PowerTreat he didn't like and Birdie muffins are great too. He likes to sample different fruits if he is in the mood. Julio loves having his organic carrot juice in the evenings. Once in a while he will ask for a "cracker" which means a Cheez-it (favorite junk food from his former life) and he might get a one a week (but he is not asking for them much nowadays).

His favorite perches in his 'house', sitting in the sun in front of the french doors and on Russ' hand sitting in front of the heater after a shower.

Quick unannounced activity near my 'house' and any yardsticks or long objects being carried by.

Russ is hard to figure out. He seems to be a guy that I can trust, but I haven't had a lot of great experiences with male humans. I'll keep a close eye on him.
I'm OK with his face and will give him beak kisses and will lean over for kisses on the top of my head, but I don't like those hands.
Meanwhile Jean gives me great 'pets'.

He likes to play his set of small wind chimes (designed so there are no places to get toes or such caught) in his cage with single hits to the three pipes and also scratches his head with the ends and makes music at the same time..

When in doubt do the HOP and SQUAWK!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Julio! from Jean's flock
Hi Russ, just voting here because you mentioned the other day both of your guys are on the BirdChannel!

You are welcome to check out my guys, though my Quaker Arianna has gone to a Quaker fan who wanted to adopt a special needs bird in Michigan.

Come visit me, Donald, Aukie, Molly, Arianna, Pilot, Nigel, Sylvain & Lenny.

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05/21/2008 10:26.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (the WonderBird!)
Hey Julio! Welcome to Bird Channel. It sure sounds like you're adjusting well to your new forever home. I am a re-homed parrot, too. I've only been with my person and on BC a couple months. I've met lots of great friends here and I know you will too. Cya...

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

05/16/2008 08:05.34 PM Report This Comment  
We just wanted to stop by since we were on Mango's page and voted I have to go back to work but here is a vote for you :)

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

05/16/2008 01:27.11 PM Report This Comment  
  bly says hi
welcome to the channel,hope you enjoy your stay on here and make lots of new friends,like we did.we love to meet new birds,so don't be shy and come and visit me and my flock anytime.hit the votie thingy for you.beaky kisses 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.

05/14/2008 09:37.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Julio
Glad you are in your forever home now, it took me a couple of tries too, but I am very happy now. Fly on over for a visit, maybe we will be friends! You look so much better now!

Come visit me, Echo, Sam & Kiwi.

05/14/2008 03:54.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi There!!!
I'm a CAG, I voted for you and I hope that you are ok now!!!!!!!

Come visit me, Nikko.

05/13/2008 05:02.44 PM Report This Comment  
  hey there
well it seems how things change in life you first start out with one owner and then you find the right family later, im happy that you are happy. congrats on the new family and welcome to bc

Come visit me, bailey, tango, kiwi & bam bam.

05/12/2008 08:16.41 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to the BC !!It's a great place to have fun and make lots of friends. If you want stop by my page and check it out. I hope we can be friends. Here's a vote for you, talk to you later. Sonya

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

05/12/2008 06:21.34 PM Report This Comment  
VOTE SYDNEY BOTD!! Hi there. sydney the SUN CONURE needs your help on botd. we always blog back and would love for you to stop by our page.left a vote! We have lotsa firs and feathers and even some scales pix 4 u to check out so please come vote. we always enjoy your compagny so squakadoodles to mwa annytime <3<3<3<3<3 ~~~*Sydney Peaches*~~~

Come visit me, Sydney Peaches Saunders VOTE BOTW!!!.

05/12/2008 05:47.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello and welcome to Bird Channel. We are soooo happy to hear that you are in a home that is willing to work with you and help you. I have a brother that is a grey. His name is Charli. Mom said he needs to take some advice from you and eat his harrisons. Me and George eat harrisons, but that Charli won't touch pellet. He eats seeds through out the day and veggies at night. Hmmm. Well please come by and visit me and my brothers sometime. Heres a vote for ya. Pecks, Bella

Come visit me, The Royal Flock.

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