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I went a little crazy, I think. I saw this fiesty fellow at the age of 3 months in this little cage in the pet store. He was pacing back and forth with his wings out. I just opened the cage without thinking, got him out, and calmed him down. He started cleaning himself. When I tried to put him back, he wouldn't let go of my thumb. I left the store, but couldn't stop thinking about him. I was worried about him. I ended up bringing him home 2 weeks later. It was a good thing he got a home quickly, because it ended up he had a respiratory infection that needed to be cleared up..

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Hi! My name is Shadowfax

I am a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo from Kenmore, WA.

We call him Shadow

8 years old   M

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Kale, safflower seeds, purple crunchies, raw spaghetti, soy milk, and orange juice.

On top of his cage, and in the window gym.

Not being allowed to remove freckles.

They're so great! They always give me head scratches, and give me lots of toys and attention! It's very fun at my new home. They even got me a Baby Einstein video about neighborhood animals. I like the part where they sign Old McDonald.

Shadow likes to throw and chase marbols. He also loves flapping up fluff to chase around. He'll try to stand on a ball barely big enough, and then roll upside-down with it. He also loves visiting his reflection in the window at night..

It'll come apart.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello Handsome
You sure are sweet.I'm glad your human couldn't get you out of their mind when they first saw you.It was meant to be.We love your pics.Are you allowed in the clubhouse too? Must be great to have Twig and Leaf with you.We will visit you here.Have fun with your Baby Einstein video.
Seji & Nori

Come visit me, Seiji & Nori.

02/11/2007 06:29.04 AM Report This Comment  
  What a beautiful bird! You asked if Peaches plays the keyboard she has...she does pound on it to make "music."

Come visit me, Frez ( I am a muscovy duck), Angel, Booty, Peaches & Max.

02/10/2007 09:58.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Funny big guy!
He looks like a very funny bird! I am sure he keeps you busy. I love all the positions he is in in the pictures.

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

01/26/2007 08:08.48 AM Report This Comment  
  THANKS SHADOW. I WOULD ALSO LIKE A PAIR OF RUPPELLS PARROTS. THEY ARE A POICEPHALOUS, BUT DIFFERENT THAN A SENNIE. THEY ARE RARE TOO. I MAY NEED ANOTHER MALE VASA TO BREED HAROLD AND MAUDE. SOMETIMES, YOU NEED 2 MALES...GOTTA FIND ONE OLD ENOUGH TO BREED. THAT SHOULD BE INTERESTING....

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 07:55.55 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SHADOW
THANKS FOR THE VISIT AND THE VOTE. WE ARE A RARE PARROT. THERE ARE NOT MANY OF US IN THE US, AND WE ARE IN DANDER OF BECOMING Rare IN OUR OWN COOUNTRY, MADAGASCAR. WE ARE A PRIMITIVE SPECIES OF PARROT WITH MANY REPTILIAN TRAIS. MOM WAS FASCINATED BY SOME WILD IMPORTS SHE SAW WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 20, AND DECIDED SHE HAD TO HAVE A VASA. SHE IS NOW ON A WAITING LIST FOR A PAIR OF RARE AFRICAN PARROTS NOW. WE VOTED AGAIN FOR YA~~HAROLD AND MAUDE

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.

01/16/2007 04:45.34 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE #6 FROM US TO YOU

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.

01/14/2007 05:18.34 PM Report This Comment  
  awwww!!! what a cutie. i can't wait to get a cockatoo friend someday. As well some more cockatiels.Shadowfax looks like a great birdy.

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

01/06/2007 02:22.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Little (big...) monkey bird
I like to throw things too. It's great fun!
- The Fizz

Come visit me, Fizz & Pop.

01/05/2007 04:03.19 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SHADOW
THANKS FOR THE BLOG. I HOPE YOU DO GET TO OWN ONE OF ME SOMEDAY. CAIQUES RULE!!! DID I TELL YOU I LOVE TO TALK ON THE PHONE. I LOVE TO GIVE KISSES AND ASK PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE DOING...I CAN BE SASSY, BUT ONLY WHEN THEY WON'T LET ME HAVE FUN. I AM THE ONE AT THE CENTER OF ATTENTION ALL THE TIME. I CHASE THE DOGS WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO CUT IN. I LOVE TA HANG UPSIDE DOWN, AND I LOVE TO SURF IN HAIR!!!! THAT IS MY FAVORITE SPORT. YOU WOULD NEVER SEE A PARROT MORE CLOWNIE THAN ME!!!!

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 09:24.33 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SHADOW
YOU ARE A GORGEOUS, LUCKY BIRDIE. I HOPE YOU KEEP ON LEARNING THOSE NEW WORDS. YOU ARE DOING SO WELL. MY BABIES LIKE TO PICK FRECKLES TOO. MY MAN WANTS TO GO TO THE DOCTOR'S TO GET A MOLE REMOVED...I TRIED TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH FUN THE FIDS WOULD HAVE REMOVING IT FOR FREE, BUT HE JUST WOULDN'T HEAR OF IT!!!!

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 01:38.41 PM Report This Comment  
  I Voted!
Hey Shadowfax! I voted for you today. I can't wait to hear from you guys. Your mommy must be pretty busy with all the Christmas shopping and the many other things. Come visit me when you get the chance. Did I ever tell you my website address. If you want to visit my website, then it is www.slavkova.gotpetsonline.com Come visit me soon! Bye!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/20/2006 01:40.43 PM Report This Comment  
  You are so beautiful as well as your companions. I know you have a great mom from her expressed love for you. Enjoy your wonderful home.
Tiki

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12/15/2006 05:19.40 AM Report This Comment  
  I Voted! ♥
Hello! I voted for Shadowfax today! I love the new picture you added of him! I bet Shadow has learned a lot of tricks and phrases. Can he fly yet? Do you take a shower with Shadow or only with Twig and Leaf? I will vote for Leaf tomorrow. Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/13/2006 12:31.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Callie
Hi, Shadow! Ah, yes -- nothing like walking across our human's faces with our big feet, huh? I love doing that to Mom when she's on the floor trying to work out! We don't sleep in the same room, so I can't try the waking-her-up thing, though. I'll just have to stick to screaming till she comes downstairs. Boy, is she crabby without her coffee! You'd think she'd be glad that I don't let her oversleep. Sheesh!

Come visit me, Freddy, Callie & Tiki.

12/11/2006 11:59.29 AM Report This Comment  
  What a lovly story,how you met. Showdow certainly picked you. You where lucky most sick birds will bite, he must of know you would make a good mummy and help him get better.
I think he is gorgous.

Come visit me, Charlie.

12/10/2006 04:29.05 PM Report This Comment  
  What a lovly story,how you met. Showdow certainly picked you. You where lucky most sick birds will bite, he must of know you would make a good mummy and help him get better.
I think he is gorgous.

Come visit me, Charlie.

12/10/2006 04:22.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Shadow is very cool! My Beau also lays on his side and grabs stuff, but only on my lap. Thanks for sharing the great pics of all your babies!

Come visit me, Pipsqueak, Charlie, Beau & Daisey Mae.

12/10/2006 02:38.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Hi little cutie!!! I voted for you today and I will vote for Leaf tomorrow. I promised. It is getting chilly here in Florida. Are you seeing snow yet? Yo guys are so adorable! Come visit me soon!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/08/2006 01:22.40 PM Report This Comment  
  I love the pics!

Come visit me, Jade & Peanut.

12/07/2006 04:31.34 PM Report This Comment  
  He is so cute! I love the photos- especially the ones of him playing with the toy.

Come visit me, Babies I have had, Prince Caspian, Kiwi, Cherry Head Conure, The babies! Tansy, Jess and Midge, Master Merlin, ReepiCheep, Arwen, Christopher, Angel Baby & Galadriel, AKA Elly May.

12/07/2006 03:56.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Those are some really cute pictures of Shadow! I love the one when he is on his side with the ball. He just looks so adorable!!! He must really like that ball! That is so funny that Shadow turns of the light when you are brushing your teeth! LOL! Twig seems like a very vocal bird. Your birds are such fast learners! I am going to get some more pictures of my birds some time soon. I need to take a picture of them doing something. Those are just such adorable pictures of Shadow!!! I need to order this box off the Doctors Foster And Smith magazine that teaches your bird to place coins in the box. Are you subscribed for Bird Talk? I can't wait till the next issue! You have such great, smart birds!!! Come visit me soon!!!!! : )

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/05/2006 04:48.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kalina,
I'm working with Shadow to teach him 1,2,3 and red,green, blue, and yellow, and to learn some basic words like "out" (as in, "Shadow go out" on the deck), "in" (back inside, or in the cage), "lights out" (he can turn the light switch off in the bathroom after we brush our teeth). I got him a baby einstien video too about neighborhood animals. So far he's tried to say "rabbit" twice. The video is intended for babies age 6 months. He likes to watch parts of it sometimes, but his attention span is limited! Leaf and Twig fly around my place freely. We've made the place bird safe for them. This freedom makes it hard for us to sit down with them and teach them tricks, though. They love to hang out with us and learn things on their own terms, but we have never tried to teach them to wave! That's really cool that Sunny picked it up so quick! He must be really smart. Twig loves language lessons. He'll sit on Ron's shoulder and stretch his head over to his lips to listen. If Ron is silent, Twig will touch his lips with his beak. He listens closely, and learns it very well. Leaf is really independent, and very smart. He's learned to say the things that Twig does without the personal one on one attention, but he never says "Twig" (while everything the Twig says always involves "Twig", like: "Good bird Twig bird. I'm the Twig bird"). Leaf learned on his own to substitute in "Leaf". He doesn't say as much, but he'll say: "Leaf Bird", "Good bird Leaf bird". It's very smart of him, because before he started saying "Leaf bird", I just called him Leaf, not Leaf bird.

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

12/04/2006 08:21.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Poor Shadow! He does need to learn to respect Leaf and Twig, though. I agree with you. That is so great that Shadow is learning so many words and phrases! He is a very smart bird. All birds are very smart. Sunny probably won't learn to speak phrases but he can whistle and do the wave. I have to teach him the turn around and shake hands. Do Shadow, Twig, or Leaf know any tricks? I am thinking they know a lot of them! Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/04/2006 01:56.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kalina,
Yes! Shadow definately gets frustrated. I think that if he could fly, he probably wouldn't be quite so obsessed with chancing Leaf and Twig whenever he has the oppertunity. But I just can't let Shadow fly in here. He's out of the cage whenever we are home, and he's such an active bird that it would be impossible to keep him and Leaf and Twig out of danger. He's already into everything! ;} I have to teach him to respect Leaf and Twig before he can fly. He's way too young and impulsive to learn that now!

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

12/03/2006 09:04.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello! I saw your blog on Hannibal's profile. Shadow must get annoyed that he can't fly and Twig teases him! That is cute, though. Shadow is such a cute little baby, but he still plays rough, doesn't he? Come Visit me soon!!!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/01/2006 02:05.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Shadow is learning more and more everyday! He says, "Hi" really well now, and sometimes when I say, "That's funny", he'll laugh (he imitates my laugh). This morning he pooped on the floor and looked down at it. As I was getting a paper towl I said "Gotta wipe it up...", and as I did so, he started laughing. There's alot of wiping up at my house. I think that's something he's starting to understand. He also seems to understand "wanna take a shower?", and "time to brush our teeth!". He has his own toothbrush that he plays with while I brush.

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

12/01/2006 12:07.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Shadow! How you been!? Klips here. You look very nice. Do you have anymore pictures? I would love to see more. You are great! Sunny still can't understand how lucky he is to be with us two girls. Come visit me soon!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/29/2006 02:51.00 PM Report This Comment  
  More about Shadowfax, and how he gets along with Leaf and Twig, the 2 tiels. Shadow is fascinated by those little birds. He can't fly, but luckily Leaf and Twig can, because whenever they are in range of Shadow, he gets all excited and hops after them. I don't think he intends any harm. He's just REALLY playful. He doesn't understand about being careful yet, though, so we make sure he doesn't get too close to them. Leaf and Twig love watching him be a character, though, from a safe haven they have up high that you have to fly to get to.

Come visit me, Twig, Leaf & Shadowfax.

11/29/2006 02:51.00 PM Report This Comment  
  you LIKE Kale? Mommy tries to feed us that yuck, and we don't touch it.

Come visit me, BEEP!!, Gibson & Fender.

11/28/2006 07:52.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I am so glad I finally met Shadowfax! Twig, Leaf, and Shadofax probably get along great and are happy that they are with no females. Leaf and Shadowfax have somthing in common. They both pick up food with their feet! I am still amazed that Leaf can do that. You will soon meet Sunny. I am glad I have a friend on this website.

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/28/2006 04:03.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I am so glad that I finally met the trio. Twig, Leaf, and now Shadowfax. They are all cute and wonderful! It is still very amazing how Leaf can hold food in his foot. What an amazing talent! You will soon get to meet Sunny, my male cockateil. The only male amongst two ladies. He's not very happy about it right now but when he's older he will be.

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/27/2006 04:47.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Awww! You made your cockatoo a profile. I need to make my cockateil a profile. Shadow is so cute! It must hurt when he tries to pick freckles! I bet Twig, Leaf and Shadow all get along great! Thank you for visiting my two birds.

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

11/27/2006 04:08.00 PM Report This Comment  
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