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Twig

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I decided to bring a cockatiel into my life, so went to check out what they had at a nearby bird store. They had several in an incubator, and as soon as they opened the door, Twig's friend Leaf was out and up on my shoulder in no time. Twig tried to follow, but was just no where near as agile. I helped him onto my finger, and he tried to "gravity bird" up to Leaf. I decided I had to bring him home along with Leaf..

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Hi! My name is Twig

I am a Cockatiel from Kenmore, WA.

Chow Bird

11 years old   M

Cockatiel

Everything. Pasta, apples, kale, little seeds, avi cakes, kale, almonds... etc.

Twig and Leaf like to hang out in their cubbard clubhouse above the fridge. They do their indian chant dance up there, and I think they tell each other jokes up there too. I don't know for sure though, because it's off limits to humans.

Belly Kisses.

They learned to step on command, and they give the best head scratches in the world! Well, the boy does, anyway. They love me very much, and bring home lots of great food, too!

Twig is a really good talker. He likes to step us around by sitting on a shoulder and saying "Step, step, step, steeeeeeeep, step, step... Good Bird!". He knows his name very well, and talks about himself a lot. He also knows his friend Leaf's name and will say "Leaf! What are you bird's doing?"

Twig is a very good eater. He's good at breaking apart Almonds for himself and Leaf too, when he's feeling generous.

He LOVES head scratches, and will ask for them whenever we sit down to watch TV.

He also loves music. Right now he's into Shadowfax, a jazzy CD with lots of high flutes. He also likes Pink Floyd quite a lot. He tries to sing along my imitating the sounds with ones in his vocabulary that sound similar.

A special thing about Twig is that he laughs. I don't mean he imitates our laugh... he actually bubbles up with quick breaths while bobbing his head either just a little (if he's appreciating music), or will actually tap his bill lightly which I believe is the equivalent of a belly roll.
Of our two 'tiels, Twig is the more down to earth bird. He doesn't understand Leaf's fascination with cloth, or why Leaf talks to vegetables.
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Can I have some?.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Twig
I love your name,I will also visit Leaf today. You are are handsome white face. Almost as handsome as I am hehe... Here's a vote for you.

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

08/21/2007 07:04.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Twig
We love reading about you and Leaf.We are glad your humans decided they had to have both of you.My mom used to have cockatiels years ago.You two are really lucky to have your own clubhouse.We don't talk yet but mom said we are supposed to sound like robots if and when we do.We are 4 months old.You are very pretty.We will visit you here.Have fun.Keep entertaning the rest of the family.
Seiji & Nori

Come visit me, Seiji & Nori.

02/11/2007 06:14.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Very sweet!
It is cute how they have their own clubhouse! I think cockatiels are some of the best birds. (don't tell Frank or Ava that I said so!)

Come visit me, Kyoto and Peppermint Patty, Pete & Ava, Lola, Frank & Claudia.

01/26/2007 08:15.01 AM Report This Comment  
  HI TWIG
DOING A QUICK FLY-BY TO VOTE FOR YA...I WILL GO VOTE FOR LEAF TOO

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.

01/17/2007 01:28.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Snow Bird!
Hey little Twig! It's the Pop! It's great that your humans let you check dinner to make sure it's ok. :)

Come visit me, Fizz & Pop.

01/05/2007 04:01.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Twig! ♥
Hey Twig! I haven't heard from you guys in a long time!!! So, how were your holidays? We were okay. I have to go now. Tell your bridie buddies I said "Hi!" Come visit me soon please!!! ♥

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

01/04/2007 10:11.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Twig, my mama loves your white cheeks. That is really funny that you actually laugh. I don't speak, I have never had any desire to, but I love to do tricks. When I have made up my mind about something, I am very determined to see it through. Pringle

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle ~ Thank you for the Hatchday wishes! & Artistic Avian Avatars.

01/02/2007 09:26.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Twig! ♥
Hey Twig! Just stopping by to wish you and your family a happy New Year! Come visit me soon! ? P.S. Sorry I couldn't write more. I am working on giving everyone a New Year blog.

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/31/2006 06:10.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Hi! Thank you so much for the blog! I haven't heard from you in a while. LED lights seem very useful and resourceful! I bet Twig, Shadow, and Leaf are happy with them! It's great to hear that there isn't any snow. It's great that your on break from work too. I have my Christmas break from school right now. Has Shadow started to fly yet or are his wings still clipped? How are Twig and Leaf doing? They are so cute! You have a great trio of birds there! Well I want to wish you a happy, safe New Year! Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/30/2006 08:22.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Hi! Thank you so much for the blog! I haven't heard from you in a while. LED lights seem very useful and resourceful! I bet Twig, Shadow, and Leaf are happy with them! It's great to hear that there isn't any snow. It's great that your on break from work too. I have my Christmas break from school right now. Has Shadow started to fly yet or are his wings still clipped? How are Twig and Leaf doing? They are so cute! You have a great trio of birds there! Well I want to wish you a happy, safe New Year! Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/30/2006 08:21.51 AM Report This Comment  
  HI TWIG
WHAT BEAUTIFUL MARKINGS YOU HAVE....THAT GORGEOUS WHITE FACE!!!! HOW WONDERFUL THAT YOUR MOMMY BOUGHT YOUR BROTHER AND YOU TOGETHER. YOU ARE A LUCKY FID!

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.

12/29/2006 01:41.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Hi Wendy! How were you and your family doing for Christmas. I bet you had a merry one. I think that Shadow will do fine with Twig and Leaf once he can fly. He seems like such a nice and friendly bird. The New Year is coming up soon next Monday. Did you have a white Christmas down where you live. I would think so. I will write you, too. I wish you a safe and happy New Year. Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/26/2006 05:12.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow!
Wow! That was quite an ordeal you went through! Are Shadow, Leaf, and Twig all right now? You have some tough little birds! I hope that doesn't happen again. What are LED lights? I just got on Christmas vacation yesterday for my school. Things are going pretty good with Kalipsa and Sunny. I think that Sunny was trying to mate with Kalipsa. I saw him sitting on top of her this morning and Kalipsa was making little squaking noises. That is the second time he has done that. Sunny and Kalipsa are very strange. Sometimes they like eachother and sometimes they quarell all the time! It's very strange! Are you guys all right now? Did you visit my website? I have more pictures of Sunny, Klips, and Kalipsa. I also have pictures of my four Japanese Bantam chickens. It's www.slavkova.gotpetsonline.com When you cut and paste it, make sure that there are no spaces because when I post my blog the computer leaves a space before "got". I also have a profile for my dog on Dog Channel. His name is Nico. He isn't with us anymore but I wanted to make his own profile. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday! Bye! Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/22/2006 09:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello! ♥
Hi! That is so cute that Twig loves the hair dryer! Twig and Leaf are much more cooperative than Sunny when it comes to drying. Does Shadowfax take showers with you? Have you ever been on www.gotpetsonline.com. It is a verycool website! You can private message people and you can put up pictures of your pets. You can also create your own website for free in three easy steps! My website is www.slavkova.gotpetsonline.com. I have a user name on gotpetsonline but it is not activated. Tell Twig, Leaf and Shadowfax that I said "Hi!". Come visit me soon!!!! ♥ Kalina.

P.S. I voted for you!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/12/2006 03:49.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello!♥♥
Hello! How are you? My 'teils' are doing great! Sunny is starting to like the fact that he lives with girls. Kalipsa keeps pestering him to scratch her, and he pesters her to scratch him. They get along great. I think we might have chicks soon! I love the snow! I was born in Bulgaria and it used to snow there, but we came here when I was three. I wish I could take my birds to the pet store but Klips and Kalipsa fly, and they would get jelous if I take Sunny. I took a shower with him and he was the happiest bird on the planet! He didn't like it when I dried him, though. I didn't want him to catch a cold because it was dark. I wish it snowed here in Florida, but it only gets about 40 degrees farenhight at the least. I have a website and it is www.slavkova.gotpetsonline.com. If you want to make one, go to www.gotpetsonline.com and click create website. It is free and it takes only three steps. Tell Shadow, Twig and Leaf that my cockatiels said "Hi"! Come visit me soon!!!!!♥♥

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/10/2006 12:29.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Twig, thank you for visiting Digger's blog. Digger was the cutest best tiel ever. I miss him each day. I am glad I took lots of pictures of him and saved his molted feathers. I made a memorial picture shadowbox using a couple of pics, some of his feathers and his favorite bell toy. It hangs in my bedroom to remind me of him.

You are a very pretty tiel yourself. Glad you got to go home with your sib Leaf. I love the names.

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.

12/07/2006 04:40.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks Guys!
Thanks Twig, Shadow, and Leaf for voting for me!!! I will vote for Twig today, and I will vote for Shadow and Leaf tomorrow and Saturday! Thanks for visiting me! You guys are awesome!!! Come visit me soon!!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/07/2006 03:23.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI
HI TWIG AND LEAF....WOW ANOTHER 'TWIG'....I GOT MY NAME WHEN I CAME HOME. THE BIRD DADDY CALLED ME A STICK! SO THE BIRD MOMMY THOUGHT OF TWIG, AND THAT EVEOLVED INTO MR. TWIGGS. YOU LOOK LIKE OUR LITTLE BIRD COUSIN PRICESS. YOU CAN SEE HER ON THE MEMORIAL PAGE. POOKIE AND I REALLY MISS HER. SO DOES THE MOM AND THE DAD HERE. THE CATS EVEN MISS HER. SHE USED TO GET BOTH OF US INTO TROUBLE...SHE MADE ALL THE NOISE AND WE GOT BLAMED FOR IT! TYPICAL OF A GIRL...RIGHT!!!!

Come visit me, MR TWIGGS & POOKIE.

12/05/2006 07:11.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you so much for visitng me! I need to try to shower Sunny! We both would have a lot of fun. I was training Sunny, and now he knows how to do the wave. Kalipsa always wants me to scratch her, and she just won't do it. Klips is a little shy. It's fine with me though. I am very sure Sunny is male. He whistles so beautifuly! I bet Twig, Leaf, and Shadofax know a lot of tricks! I love the story on how you bought Shadow! It is a little sad but happy. Yes, I am glad too that we have internet to communicate by. If you have my whole name or my parents name, them you can send me a letter by finding my address on the internet. I have already told some people my first name so it's all right with me. My name is Kalina Slavkova. Or you may search Polet Slavkov. You don't have to search if you don't want to. Cockateils are so awesome! Come visit me again soon!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/04/2006 01:30.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Twig! Thanks for visiting me. My mommy says she is going to give me a shower this weekend. She will spray us with a spray bottle. You take a shower in the shower? I need to get my mommy to do that sometime when she is taking a shower. That would be so much fun! You, Leaf, and Shadowfax are mine, Klips, and Kalipsa's best friends on this website! I am glad we can contact eachother. To bad you live so far away. You guys are so amazing! My mommy is going to vote for you now. She will vote for Leaf tomorrow and Shadowfax on Sunday. My mom is going to start training us. Have you ever gotten a magazine called Doctors Foster and Smith? They have so many toys, perches cagesand lots more you can order from the magazine. Come visit me soon!!!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/01/2006 01:46.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh Twig you are simply delightful! I enjoyed reading all about you and Leaf - Great names, by the way! YES most of my large raptors swim in the pool out back with us! Fran started it. She loves to sit on the very top of the ladder while I am sunning on my floaty with a glass of iced juice or water. She always enjoyed water and I have some great pics of her thoroughly emmersing herself under a fine mist from the garden hose. I guess she got tired of being on the sidelines and just plunged in one day! Yes, she floats! They all do! They spread out their wings on the surface of the water and either just hang out and look around, or actively kick their legs aiming for me (and of course I go to them and scoop them up and shower them with kisses and praise!) The ONLY thing that isn't so good about my swimming birds is the amount of bird dander/powder that comes off of the Toos . . . they leave a wide white trail behind them! Most of my smaller birds also enjoy water immensely, but their water games are limited to INSIDE. Everyone except my 3 Greys. The Conures drench themselves in large water bowls I leave on the counter, or will busy themselves in their own water bowl(s) if I have forgotten to leave one out for them. The Lovebirds too. Hannibal is my only bird who does NOT bathe with water . . . He takes sand baths! My Tiels also really enjoy playing in the water. (I dont have a page for them yet, but you can see them on top of Hannibals' cage in a picture under his Blog box!) Thanks for visiting! Liz

Come visit me, Crackers, Gretta, Fran, Bailey & Hannibal.

11/30/2006 07:52.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Twig! Sunny here. How are you? I feel fine. I haven't gotten a shower yet. I don't know if I like to get wet because I have never been wet. I feel sad that you, Leaf, and Shadowfax all live so far away in Washington and I live in Florida. You must like it up there. I think it snows, doesn't it? At least we can communicate over the computer. Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/30/2006 04:48.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Twig! Sunny here. Thanks for visiting me! I really apreciated. Thanks for telling me it's great to be with girls. I don't think so yet but I guess I will undertand soon enough. Visit me soon! you guys are great!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/29/2006 02:45.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Twig! It's me, Sunny. I just want to say that you guys are lucky that you don't live with girls. I only like my mommy (Kalina) as a girl. Your the same age as Kalipsa. She is one of my cage mates. I am glad I have met all three of you guys on this website. Come visit me.

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/29/2006 12:36.00 PM Report This Comment  
  It's me. The owner of Kalipsa and Klips. I have one question about this website. When should you redeem your points? That's what I want to know. How are Leaf, Twig and Shadowfax doing? They are great birds!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/28/2006 04:09.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Twig! I (Freddy) love to sing along, too. I like anything dramatic -- Pavarotti is good, but so is Metallica! I guess you could say I have eclectic tastes, like my Mom. You're a cool bird!

Come visit me, Freddy, Callie & Tiki.

11/26/2006 05:56.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for leaving a comment for my bird, Klips. Your bird is so cute. I haven't taught my birds to talk. We finally bought a male, so he may learn to talk. Twig is such a cute name. Great bird!





Come visit me,Kalipsa,Klips

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/26/2006 03:33.00 PM Report This Comment  
  That photo of Twig is so cute! I love it when they sit in their food bowls.

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

11/26/2006 02:38.00 PM Report This Comment  
  he soooo cute!!!

Come visit me, Polly, Kiwi & Chili Peper.

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