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I was considering getting a bird, so went to the local bird store. They had several babies still in the incubator, and were trying to interest me in an all white one. Meanwhile, baby Leaf was out of the cage, up the store owner, then he hopped over onto my chest and scaled me up to my shoulder. We bonded immediately, never mind he was the most average looking one. His friend Twig, not nearly so dexterious, was trying to follow him.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Leaf

I am a Cockatiel from Kenmore, WA.


13 years old   M


Leaf likes wheat berries that have been soaked overnight, avi-cakes, and Kale.

He and his friend Twig have a clubhouse in the cubbard above the refrigerator. They have lots of other places to play and perch, too, but this is where they do their indian chants and have they're male bonding time.

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She always tells me how much she loves me, and loves to watch me show off my climbing tricks. I preen her arm hairs so she knows I love her.

Leaf has an amazing and rare ability (I think... maybe not so uncommon anymore?). He sometimes will hold food in his foot while he eats it, if it's convient to do so. Given a bowl of popcorn, Leaf will reach down and get one with his bill, then hold it in his foot to eat it. His friend Twig, on the other hand, just jumps in the bowl.
Leaf has a little stuffed puppy that he loves very much. He preens her and sleeps on her.

He also has very sensitive skin, and blowing on him sends tickles over his whole body. He can't tolerate head scratches from clumsy human fingers, though he asks for them sometimes.

Leaf has a very cool bird walk, and a smooth way of bowing his head.

He has a fascination with any kind of cloth, and loves to watch me do laundry.

Leaf is a very sweet and gentle bird. He's our dreamer.

As long as my puppy's nearby, it's all good..

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Leaf
Just visited your friend Twig. Boy, I wish I could use my foot to hold things. Mom's previous bird that was killed was an Indian ringneck. Mom says he really was great at holding things, especially to eat. Well at least I can type. Not very well though, Mom has to correct my typos. Here's a vote for you, (*>*)

Come visit me, In Memory of Dusty (a white faced cockatiel).

08/21/2007 07:12.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Leaf
Our mom used to have two teils that looked just like you.They were not as talented as you(holding food in your foot).We think it is great you have a stuffed puppy to sleep with.Seiji thinks maybe he should find hisself a stuffy to sleep with then we don't have to argue about which is his side.You can tell puppy all your secrets and any complaints you may have about Twig.You are a pretty teil.Our mom and dad are thinking of adding to our flock so maybe one day we will have a brother or sister just like you.
Will visit you here.Have fun with Twig and Shadowfax.You are all very beautiful.
Nori & Seiji

Come visit me, Seiji & Nori.

02/11/2007 06:47.21 AM Report This Comment  
  oh wow. he reminds me of my Pook. what a cutie!!

Come visit me, Little Bird (R.I.P.), Nutmeg (R.I.P.), Lemon (R.I.P.), Pook (R.I.P.) & Angel.

01/06/2007 02:26.28 PM Report This Comment  
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You're really talented Leaf! Do you get to read the newspaper? Check out the sunday funnies...they're pretty good. Fun to shred too!

Come visit me, Fizz & Pop.

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12/29/2006 01:47.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Leaf, I saw that you had the capability of holding food in your foot. I cannot do that, but my older brother, Gimli, who I never met, could. My mama taught me to wave, which was very difficult because I was not used to the idea of using a foot in that way. Since I have learned to wave, I will try to hold a string or stick in my foot when playing. I don't think I will ever get the hang of it properly though. That's a great picture of you killing that piece of paper. I love cooked wheat berries, they get mixed in my cooked food. Pringle

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

12/16/2006 10:04.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello! ♥
I voted for you today! I was planning on it!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/14/2006 02:36.45 PM Report This Comment  
Hii Leaf! I voted for you today! Your mommy has pribably been to busy to go on the computer. Come visit me when you get the chance!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/09/2006 07:58.55 AM Report This Comment  

Come visit me, MR TWIGGS & POOKIE.

12/05/2006 07:08.59 PM Report This Comment  
  You are a lucky bird to have Twig to play with. I also like to hold crackers and pesky popcorn in one claw while I eat it. I hear you are a little clown. Wish I had someone like you to play with!

Come visit me, In Memory of Tookie.

11/30/2006 07:17.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, again Leaf! Mom added a picture of me (Freddy) in attack mode. You can't see the paper, but grandma's just outside the picture teasing me with it. Bad grandma! lol

Come visit me, Freddy, Callie & Tiki.

11/29/2006 07:54.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Leaf is definately a character. I keep trying to get a picture of him holding something in his foot to eat it, but he loves the camera. Everytime he sees the camera, he drops what he's doing to fly over. He's been like that since he was a baby. I have this one great short movie clip where I'm trying to film Twig being cute, and all of a sudden Leaf's head shows up, and then the scene disappears into his beak.

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

11/29/2006 02:33.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Leaf is such a cute and unique bird!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/29/2006 12:33.00 PM Report This Comment  
  That is such a great and picture of Leaf attacking a paper wad! I think it is adorable that Leaf preens and sleeps with his puppy! I finally took pictures of Sunny and added his profile to the website, so you can check it out whenever you get the chance. Again I say, those are great pictures!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/29/2006 12:32.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Leaf, that's a great picture of you attacking the paper wad! It's good to know that there's someone else out there who takes their threat seriously. -- Freddy

Come visit me, Freddy, Callie & Tiki.

11/28/2006 01:03.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I couldn't find a good picture of Leaf just sleeping on his puppy, but here's a puppy love picture. Aw cute... he's hugging his puppy! ;} I hope this picture isn't out of bounds.

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

11/27/2006 10:13.00 AM Report This Comment  
  I think it's so adorable that he sleeps with a stuffed puppy! You must take a picture of that and put it up soon. :) I've never seen a tiel hold food with their feet either, though my pionus and conure do it.

Come visit me, Marguerite, Bartok, Sophie & Winston.

11/26/2006 07:17.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Leaf! You're really cool, too! We used to have a brother named Barney. He didn't like getting blown on either. Even a breeze outside would freak him out. He thought someone was touching him! We thought it was pretty funny, but he sure didn't! Anyway, welcome to the club!

Come visit me, Freddy, Callie & Tiki.

11/26/2006 06:00.00 PM Report This Comment  
  What a cute bird! I have never seen a cockateil hold food in his/her foot. I have only seen cockatoos do that. That is a very special and rare talent in deed. Thanks for leaving a coment for my bird Klips. You have two great birds! You can also come visit my bird Kalipsa. I will soon make a Bird Profile for my other bird, Sunny.

Come visit me, Kalipsa, Klips

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/26/2006 03:50.00 PM Report This Comment  
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