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Timing myself so my mum was in a good mood, I asked if I could get a pet reptile (I'd recently heard how great they were from a friend and had wanted a snake for a while anyway). She said yes, despite my dad not being happy, and we went searching. We went to our local large pet shop, but there was nothing reptile related at all, so we said hello to the other animals; one of them a 10 week old male senegal. My dad asked me why I wouldn't prefer to have a pet like that since he'd always wanted a parrot - not knowing I'd been asking my mum if I could get one for at least 2 years. That encounter lead me to give up on the snake idea and head down the route I'd wanted first, but I had to wait for my birthday (this was Aug 07, my birthday wasn't until Nov 07). I called the large pet shop back a few weeks later to enqire about the senegal they had, but he had been sold. I put up ads on the internet and had several time-wasters, and even an incident on one forum where I had to defend myself for not wanting to rehome an older bird, but I eventually got a serious reply. A breeder in Nottingham had a young senegal from earlier in the year. An incident when she was a chick had lead to her becoming shy and nervous with hands so he'd kept her for a little longer to socialise her, but she was still a shy bird. He had dropped his price to £100 and was driving to my county in a couple of weeks, so could drop her off. I needed little time to think and said yes straight away. She was dropped off at 12.35pm on 13th November 2007 and has been loved here ever since =D She is a lot more confident now than she was when she arrived, and there are no signs what-so-ever that she was ever scared of hands; she steps-up without hessitation and loves to be stroked all around her face and beak =).

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Hi! My name is Zuri

I am from Rainham, Intl.

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7 years old   F



walnuts, toast/bread, biscuit, breakfast-bars, sesame seed bars

people's shoulders, the playtop on the cage, upstairs playstand, window handles, knees

Being alone in the room, watching someone else eating and not being allowed some, going back in the cage

She does everything for me and is content to have an empty bank account if it means I can have whatever I want =)

Showing the place she wants stroked by scratching it with her own foot, joining in when people sing or make excited noises, making a specific 'pip' noise when she wants what you have, doing something naughty then going gooey so you can't stay angry, waiting until you have her on your shoulder before releasing the beast that is her morning poo, pushing her beak into the corner of your eye or resting it on a finger so she doesn't wobble all over the place when you stroke her.

If you have it, I WANT IT!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  what a pretty baby!
The flock and I decided to vote for this sweet cute baby! I have always wanted one because they are so sweet birds!

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

08/05/2008 07:26.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Lola
Zuri --

You are a very pretty girl. You know I am a boy, right? I voted for you. You are a very pretty girl.

Lola

Come visit me, Mango - Founder of the BC Milonga, Oliver & Lola.

08/01/2008 05:32.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri!
I saw you in the profiles and had to come and visit. You certainly are a lovely lady. I love the way your eyes pin down and get so yellow. Such a lovely quality that we Senegals have. We seem to have a bit in common. I loooove to sit on the window ledge and look out. I even rap on the window to make sure that the birds on the feeder outside know that this is MY house and that they need to watch it! I scratch my head to prompt mom and I giggle after doing something bad in hopes of getting mom and papa to soften up. Unfortunately, I also giggle after I bite papa and that doesn't get too many laughs! Ahhh, it's worth a try. I hope that you will fly by and visit me. It would be so very nice to have a lovely Senegirl friend like you. Cheers! Djimo Beaumont Teasdale

Come visit me, Quincy and Chez, Sonny and Dillon van der Beek, Djimo Beaumont Teasedale, Sage B. Teasedale, Sergio, nOOdles and Pipa "Thank you so much!!!", Edla Adler, Jazzy (Mr. Spiffay) & Holly.

07/04/2008 05:42.06 PM Report This Comment  
  thanks for visiting my page. you're a beautiful one !

Come visit me, KiKi.

07/02/2008 12:40.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
Thanks for your vote, you look so cute so I've voted for you too! Lv Jaspa

Come visit me, Gabi (Passed away on 15/08/11 - sadly missed) & Jaspa **Shortstop of Tiel Terrors Baseball Team**.

06/29/2008 03:01.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri!
You're a CUTE little fellow! No, I'm NOT the Einstein from the TV Show Animal Planet Pet Star. The only things we have in common is our name, good looks, and the desire to entertain humans! Visit my website at www.einsteinparrot.com and watch lots of movies of me talking!

Come visit me, Einstein.

06/24/2008 06:44.27 AM Report This Comment  
  love from kiwi
thanks for stopping by kiwi is a cinnamon greencheek conure and the love of my life fly by anytime

Come visit me, kiwi.

06/19/2008 07:18.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi From Digger at the Rainbow Bridge
Hi Zuri, boy you sure are a pretty senegal. I want to thank you for stopping by and saying hi. I don't get many visits. Have you stopped by my sister SweetPepper's page yet? She is a senegal and is 5 yrs old. You should check her out and become friends. have a great day and heres a vote for you. Digger and flock

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

06/13/2008 09:04.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Zuri!
My, you're pretty! Thanks for stoping by earlier. I do the same thing in the morning that you do! especially on my daddy, it's so fun to watch their reactions! Here's a vote for you! Hope you like it here!

Come visit me, Sylvia.

06/11/2008 05:47.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Zuri! You're a big bird! Wanna share my apple slice? :D

Come visit me, Elphie.

06/10/2008 06:13.07 PM Report This Comment  
  andre flying by
Thank you for stopping by and the congrats. nice to meet you. vote 4 you. have a great weekend.

Come visit me, andre loves sunny, ms.presley(elvis) (LOVES HOOTIE) & cocoa.

06/07/2008 03:21.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
Hi Zuri, I'm Pippin, a Senegal from Jacksonville, FL. Welcome to the BC. My favorite place to be is snuggled next to my Daddy's chin. My favorite treats are nutriberries, and carrots. I also love corn on the cob and will destroy the cob after I have eaten all of the kernals.

Come visit me, Pippin.

06/01/2008 05:18.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
Here's a vote for you cutie. Fly by & give buddy a vote.

Come visit me, Buddy (Mitred Conure).

05/31/2008 06:48.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
I came to live with my family last summer and I was already 2. The family I was with decided they couldn't keep me anymore because that Mom got married and her new husband didn't like me. I first belonged to the son and he didn't spend any time with me. So now I'm in my forever home where I'm allowed to let my personality flourish. I use to bite my now Mom really bad when I first came here because I was very territorial of my cage. I don't do that anymore. When she sticks her hand out for me to step up and I back away she leaves me alone. I will only step up on fingers when I want to, but I always step up on a dowel. Mom has been very good about all this. She was told I was a girl but who really knows unless we have a DNA test done. We don't know if there are any color differences between the male and female Senegals. Do you know for sure your a girl?
I can talk a little, the only time Mom has heard me talk is early in the morning before my cage is uncovered and I think no one is listening. I'll say Romeo, hello, and CoCo. I can also do the wolf whistle.
Mom says from what she's read we Sennies are somewhat afraid of hands and can get scared easily. I love to sit on Mommie's shoulder in early evening before bedtime and snuggle so she'll scratch my head. Sometimes when she puts me in my cage and I don't want to go I'll hang on the side of the cage, pump my right foot up and down like I'm slapping at her. She thinks I do this because I'm mad about having to go inside my cage. So now, tell me about yourself, do we have similiar traits?
Gotta fly chat with you later. CoCo v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

05/29/2008 03:07.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
You are so beautiful,welcome to BC. I'm a female Senegal also. I hope we can be great friends. Do you love to eat as much as I do? MY favorite is corn, and sugar snap peas. I can't get enough. I see you don't have your wings clipped so I assume you can fly anywhere. Mom has mine clipped as we go outside a lot and she doesn't want to take a chance I'll fly away. I'll scratch my own head to when I want Mom to scratch it. I growl at her all the time. I also love to beat up my toys, especially the hanging noisey one's. Hope you'll come by for a visit. CoCo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

05/28/2008 06:40.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (ie) the WonderBird!
Hey Zuri! Thanks for visiting my page. Yep, I found out thru DNA that I'm a she. Interesting to find that out after 40 odd years! Talk about a lifestyle change...lol...Cya...

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

05/27/2008 09:36.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zuri
What a good looking bird you are. I do hope we can be friends, Hope you don't mind that I'm so much older than you. Here's a vote for you. Hope to see ya' on my home page. Sunshine Birdie

Come visit me, Fred & Sunshine Birdie.

05/26/2008 08:23.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (the WonderBird!)
Hey Zuri! Welcome to Bird Channel. Love your pictures and you sure look like you're having fun in that avatar pic! Cya...

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

05/22/2008 10:16.17 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ZURI
05/19/2008 07:11.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Zuri
FLYING BY ON THIS WARM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO KICK THE VOTE OFF YOUR PAGE. Squawkdoodles Tuki the Sun Conure

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

05/19/2008 12:56.31 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
hiya, so nice to metcha!! here is a vote! *> tressa

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

05/19/2008 09:25.44 AM Report This Comment  
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05/18/2008 05:57.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
Here is a welcome to BC vote for you. Always great to meet another senegal. Bye bye.

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

05/18/2008 02:01.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
Welcome!! You will love it here at the BC!! Us sennies just won a baseball series with the cockatoos!! Go Sennies! My mom is doing yardwork since it is finally nice outside (85 here in Montana!) Come and visit us and here is a vote 4 u! Kiwi

Come visit me, Kiwi & Gizmo.

05/18/2008 11:08.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri
V4U hey what great pics of you they are all very nice. Flyin in to kick your vote off. It is nice here today and going to be real warm so mom says we can go outside in our outside cages while she sets with us.Have a Nice Day Squawkdoodles ~Tuki (SUN CONURE) PS I LIKE YOUR AVATAR TOO VERY NICE

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

05/18/2008 09:44.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Welcome to the birdchannel! You are beautiful. Here is a vote for you.

Come visit me, Kiki & Jaap.

05/18/2008 06:05.27 AM Report This Comment  
  HI FROM SONYA
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.

05/17/2008 08:01.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zuri !!!
Welcome!!! You are beautiful and it is wonderful how you found a forever-home where you feel confident. Tell her that if she takes you into the bathroom and holds you on her finger over the toilet you will release the 'beast' there. That's what Mynancy does and we are both happy. Especially her; she always tells me I'm good and gives me my first treat of the day.
Tuck (African Jardine)
Virginia, USA

Nancy Evon, Onley, VA.

05/17/2008 07:49.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Zuri
VOTED 4 U YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF FUN ON THE BC AND MAKE LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS TO.IT'S SO GREAT TO BE SPOILED DON'T YOU THINK HEHEHEH. FLY BY AND VISIT ME ~TUKI (sun conure)

Come visit me, RIO, MOCHA, LITTLE PEEP & LATTE.

05/17/2008 07:48.00 PM Report This Comment  
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