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My sister called me and said she had talked some people in to getting rid of this bird they had penned up in a bedroom by himself for 2 years. I made arrangements and got to Montana as quick as I could. He didn't know how to play, what a bath was, his diet was deplorable (sunflower seeds and odd and ends from the dinner table) and his cage was rusty and covered with accumulated poo so glued on it had to be sand blasted to get it clean even though it took it down to bare metal. He has had one of his wings broken at some point in his life and it wasn't cared for so it is a bit crooked and has a knot in spot that is tender to the touch and was also housed with chickens at one point as well. He wants to trust people but is still afraid to totally trust - although he tries. It's been a long 5 years but he is finally letting me bathe him, letting me leave the room for short periods of time without screaming the walls down out of panic and he's beginning to eat something other than sunflower seeds and pizza..

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Hi! My name is Gus

I am an Amazon from Yakima, WA.

Stinkerbell, Booger Boy (cause I can be a real snot sometimes - go figure)

29 years old   M

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Grapes, apple slices, chow mein noodles, rice, anything with tomato sauce, oatmeal.

The open door of my cage, the back of a chair in the kitchen or sewing room, my "night-night" cage in the bedroom.

Feeding me anything cold or green and nuts in their shells - you are supposed to shell them for me.

She tries to understand what I want, although she doesn't always get it right.

If I don't like something it gets thrown as far as I can throw it and if it hits a wall and splatters - so much the better. I also like to let mom know I want a bath by hanging on to my cage door and "flying" the door toward the bathroom and squawking until she gets the hint..

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  OH My goodness YES it has been a long time Our fault too. We have to start coming here more often miss you all. . We are doing well. Everything is going good Mum is doing ok with all except work it's real slow but then so is everything else in this economy lol Hope you are doing well.Gave you a vote too HUGS
ZAZOO
OXOXOXO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
  Hey Gus
I an a foster Amazon I didn't have it as rough as you did though. It is so wonderful that your people came to get you and that they are so patient with you. I hope I can find a home like that. Wish me luck.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Zon to Zon!!
Here is a vote for you cause you are sooo cute! I am running in the First Bird Channel Dance off Contest had made the third round in the Dance Off Contest please go watch me and if you like how I dance please vote for me!! I am Contestant 307.If you go to the main page of the bird channel, have your mommie click on the worlds first dance off contest. I think it's on the right hand upper corner. When you click there go down and click on the pink "go vote" button. I am on the first page (counting straight down) 4th row, 1st video. I'm the only blue front amazon, contestant #307, click on that and my whole video will play..click on the vote button..If you like how I dance please vote but only once a day and there you are!! remember to keep voting through the 23rd so I can get to the finals. I am glad you are my friend!! Chester

Come visit me, CODI, Pickles, Shasta Clairese, loves her man Cuddles, ChesterTHANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS I GOT 3RD PLACE!!! & Sweet Pea.

08/20/2008 01:44.22 PM Report This Comment  
  JUST COMING BY TO WISH YOU ALL HAPPY HOLIDAYS :) xoxo

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

12/24/2007 11:30.00 AM Report This Comment  
  HI GUS
I know time sure flies. It's ok we get busy too but we thought to come by and say hi, we missed you. :) Oh, well hope your mommies' new job works out. Mum here too is trying to take more time to spend with us, it sure is hard to juggle things. ooh YES I know I can't wait for thanksgiving too. Mum will also make sure I just have some of lean parts and no fattening stuff cause she somehow thinks I need a diet, imagine that. I am so happy to hear from you and glad everything is ok xoxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

11/12/2007 11:37.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Just flying by to see how you are and leave you a vote my friend xoxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

11/09/2007 07:02.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI GUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
I did read your message but was getting to late to finish aswering everyone last night. Thanks for letting us know all is well. I know we all get busy and know the feeling. We were a little concerned after a time. :) wow that is hot for there. Yeah my mommy loves the heat but A/C is a must for sleep. We have the central air A/C thankgoodness cause it's 105 with humidity here. :) Thats good to have ME time, yes have to agree. Yeah that's true I have to guard too over here hhahah Tnanks again for letting us know you are ok give your mommy a hug missed ya Gus. OH Mommy is going to be 3 miles from the space shuttle launch later today, Hopefully no thunderstorms to delay it. Think of her, she will be there and try to get some pics of it, catch ya later xoxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

08/08/2007 10:57.12 AM Report This Comment  
  GUS, Hope everything is alright there? Been awhile,. miss ya xoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

08/03/2007 02:23.21 PM Report This Comment  
  LOVE YOUR NEW PICS :) WOW
Sure are nice and you sure have a big job in keeping watch through that window,. I do too. I make certain sounds when I hear Daddys' truck before he gets in, so mommy knows he is arrived. We are good watch birds aren't we. Don't you just love them warm summer days and nights, Yup and nothing like sunny ourselves dry. It's all year round here. :) You would like it. Crosswords, my mommy tried them a few times and gets too fustrated hee hee. :) She likes them circle words ones. By the way Love the flowers wow, :) ZAZOO xoxox

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

06/13/2007 05:18.30 PM Report This Comment  
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06/13/2007 10:18.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
I only eat bananas when mom puts them in our oatmeal!
I know what you are saying,I like my food just so!!!!
Can you belive yesterday my mom served me squash,red grapes[dont like the green ones]and white corn for lunch. Oh yeah it wasent even cooked!!What is wrong with her???I forgave her cause she made me pork chop for dinner,and this am my all time fav scrambled egg w
grits just a pinch of splenda to sweeten and a tiny smidge of butter all mixed up!YUMMY!!!!Mom has to go for her walk now so I have to go nap. Squack at ya soon!
Pete & a vote for ya too!

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

06/13/2007 07:17.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Gus!
06/06/2007 09:46.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
I only eat bananas in moms oatmeal.Mom knowes all about that pose too.Do you reckon we amazons like to throw things for a reason?I used to do the same thing with my food bowl.If it was empty in the floor if I didnt like what was in it in the floor.Now I just throw the food its messyer!!!heheheh.. Have a good night!Pete

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

06/05/2007 07:45.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow that sure was a big temp change. A releif, I bet. :) My mommy would complain she was cold hahaha. Really you are the watch bird hee hee there. That is cool! I make funny sounds and lean my head when I see birds fly near the house cause I do not like anyone in our yard too. And I make a difference sound when daddy gets home . Someone has to watch the place right. :) That's neat how you got out with your mum while she reads mail and has a cup of coffee cause do that too aw :) Hope you co operate for new pics , would be nice :) have a wonderful day tomarrow my friend xoxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

06/05/2007 07:36.19 PM Report This Comment  
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06/04/2007 08:06.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus my green guy :) wow sure sounds like a heat wave. Your mommy sounds like my daddy with loving to get that close to storms. My mommy likes the sound of rain so sleep and thunder but she is afraid of lightning. No way would she go near a window or screen. If she is outside and there is lightning , she runs in the house and daddy laughs at her. That's cute how you were telling her' it's ok to her. AW :) Yeah us too muggy is nice as long as there is a breeze, agree. If you don't mind muggy and breezes, down here we have both. We live only 10 minutes away from ocean so we always get a nice breeze. :) That's also cute how you guys watch our weather on tv for our area. Yeah Barry was good actually. We did not get any damage or anything. We got some good rain we needed badly. Was breezy but nothing compared to the hurricanes of 2004 we loved through. :) Glad that you also did not get any damage with the hail you had. Thanks so much for visiting me, We missed you :) love ya xoxoxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

06/04/2007 07:31.17 PM Report This Comment  
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06/04/2007 10:50.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
So whats up with you?? Its raining here and we are going to have a quiet day.I think Ill work on my singing.Mom is working on ladys love cuontry boys so
far I like the nananan best.I tryed a cherry yesterday!
Did you ever have one? They are red not green so you might like them!Just stopen by to say hey you have a great day!!

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

06/03/2007 07:57.45 AM Report This Comment  
  OW yeah you sure are having a heat wave. My mommy always loved them believe it or not when she lived up north. She said she prefers the heat still and I do not mind either. And when it is extra muggy out I too get a good soaking shower then love it even more. Watermelon! yum! We love that too. Down here we are finally getting some rain from tropical storm Barry. It's great cause there is no lightning so no danger in causing more fires. Glad you are doing well my friend ZAZOO xoxox

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

06/02/2007 06:39.56 PM Report This Comment  
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06/01/2007 10:21.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
I kinda like it when my mom goes to work!!Me and the teils have the house all to our selves.Oh yeah the cats are here too, but I like them.Mom puts on this tripy music when she is gone.It has drums and flutes you know like native american music. She plays it for me to sleep sometims too. Hey man do you sing or dance?? Some
of us are going on the road to get rich and meat babes.
I am worken on the badonkadonk song. Sure sounds like you live in a nice place!!We live close to the Chesapeak
Bay.The water is very pretty. My grampa was a waterman he worked on trawl catching squid and fish sometimes shrimp.We are about 3 hrs away from the mountains.They are just beautiful!!Colonial Williamsburg is very near our home.We have lot of cool stuff here in Va!! You should try asparigus it is good. I know its green but just try it one time. Maybe if your momtrys it too with you you might like it. Thats what my mom does,she will try some and tell me how good it is most of the time she is right!Drop by again soon! your pal Pete

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

05/30/2007 07:38.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Yeah For Your Mom
05/30/2007 03:01.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
I dont like bird food!! The vet thinks I should eat it but Mom stands her groung. No she says he has always eaten people food she isnt gona starve me to get me to eat it!!I do like some seeds and nutro berries. Mom just got the berries so I could change my mind anytime!!
I like to keep my mom close too when we go out side. She is my rock.I just love to go otu only for a short while, the tiels are out for long stays. They have eachother so they dont get scared.momwants to visit your part of the country when her and dad get their rv. They say we are all going ao wonderful adventures!!!
TTFN

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

05/27/2007 02:37.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
I dont like bird food!! The vet thinks I should eat it but Mom stands her groung. No she says he has always eaten people food she isnt gona starve me to get me to eat it!!I do like some seeds and nutro berries. Mom just got the berries so I could change my mind anytime!!
I like to keep my mom close too when we go out side. She is my rock.I just love to go otu only for a short while, the tiels are out for long stays. They have eachother so they dont get scared.momwants to visit your part of the country when her and dad get their rv. They say we are all going ao wonderful adventures!!!
TTFN

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

05/27/2007 02:35.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus !!
It sure is good to know there are people like ours out there!!! My Mom rescued me too, I didnt have it quite as bad as you till the end. Then like a ray of sunshine my mom came and took me! She has been very kind and loving!It has been a long 9 months but it gets better and we love each other more every day!! So you dont like green!! I had a thing about orange for a while but mom got me a chew toy and she puts peanuts in it. It took me a few days but I just love it now.Bright orange still freakes me out but not as bad as before.Where do you live? I live in Hampton Va on the east coast.I am a good southern boy!! We think, I havent been sexed.Mom doesnt care she loves me!!I have 2 cats that I love to chase hehe. I also have 2 tiels that are my babies.I like to eat spagetti and Eggs w grits and maple sausags.
I am just sure hat I am not a bird I dont care what they say!!I agree with you everything in the house is myne!!!!It should be that way we rule!!!Amazons are the best!!!Stop by some time! Take care!A vote for you!

Come visit me, Padro, Peter In Loveing Memory, Princess Arwen, Tinkerbell Neel, Chaco In loveing memory & Chewy.

05/23/2007 05:33.35 AM Report This Comment  
  hi gus and mom,
just thought we would fly by and see how you are both doing. i think we may live fairly close to you. hope you are both well.. have a great day, autumn, j.b. and mom..

Come visit me, Pepper, J.B. (Jamie Bond girl 007), Teddy, Phebe, Daisy Jane & Alex.

05/18/2007 12:10.18 PM Report This Comment  
  You hate green and got a green fliught suit, oh no. Well of course the flight suit alone I would never let me either and plus you hate green. gee, you must not like mirrors hahahaha. Had to say that. :) But my mommy would like to be able to put a flight suit on, but only way that would EVER happened is if I was toweled and mommy does not want me to be afraid of her and not trust her. Although I do not have a suit, mommy knows there is no way, cause I am horrified when I get groomed under a towel. It would be nice cause If I had a suit mommy said I would be able to go out alot more and feel free and she would feel better too. Someday soon mommy will bring us to the beach with our travel cages and takes pics of us by the ocean and ask a stranger to take pics of mommy between us near the beach. I think we may molt more often here from lack of winter . AW :) My mommy does that too, gives me warm showers and I let her gently help me with the pickies too. Boy we have awsome mommies :) Lunging hahah No it's not to eat . I never lunged either. Nor has Angel. That is quite an attack mode when a bird lunges, must hurt. We are pretty good birds even though we get cranky sometimes. Mommy took us both in the shower again tonight and then she tucked us to bed all comfy and clean. You have a good night and great day tomarrow my friend, WE LOVE YOU xoxoxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/17/2007 06:15.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Well sure is nice place there and it does look like a park sancuary , nice. :) yeah my mommmy sometimes takes me outside out of my carrier too, cause We have a roof awning and railings, trees and shrubs to keep me secure but mommy hears and watches out , if she hears or sees a hawk we go inside. And we sure do have to watch for a sunburn. Mommy usually only puts me in sun for pics, then I go in filtered sun under the awning. I love being outside and watching my mommy work out there too. And love being misted too. And yeah it's a good thing there is no fires close, it's scary. So are you molting, I am this time of year and have alot of pickies coming out and I get a little moody. ZAZOO xoxoxo

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/16/2007 07:49.16 PM Report This Comment  
  OH AND....
Yeah the big fires are far north of us but we had some smaller ones but have been put out. Some days when the winds push the smoke this way, it's awful. We feel bad for the people being evacuated up there. Last summer we did have to evacuate from a fire about only 3 miles away . We had ashes and amber falling all over our yard , was scary. We actually had two big fires not far last year. We really need rain. The weather is so wack all over the country this year. ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/15/2007 05:09.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus My friend! AW :) So happy to hear you got a week with your mommy! And LOVE the pic of you outside. You look so happy relaxing while mommy was doing the work hee hee. I see it's all nice and green and spring is certainly there now. And what nice property, with the shade and privacy. WE love the nice plants. Yeah my mommy just fnished her spring cleaning too. I hated it cause she does not sit down to cuddle me as much, but she does again. :) ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/15/2007 05:06.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi GUS :) I LOVE your new pics! I love making a mess too with food like that and I beleive you when you say you could make a much bigger mess than that hahaha and I tell you , you have come a LONG way since then. Amazing! YOU DO have color, I see it. Wonder if you do have some blue front. And I do beleive in good diet makes the difference. You are so funny too, you have a cute color (beauty mark) on top of beauty hahah hee hee. You are cute. Your mom is an amazing mom. I read your story again and it took me to tears, and thank God your mommys sister cared so much too to let your mommy know. You are such a sweetie and I can also tell by your eyes that you are very intelligent bird too. And yeah the fires here are north Of Daytona right now and the smoke was real bad here yesterday. Sometimes the winds bring it down here . Mommy went to do errands in Daytona this morning and the smoke was so thick at 11 am she had to put her lights on to see and it stunk. I think it has burnt about 3 thousand acres so far. But it's under control. Mommy bought a hand held police scanner today so she can hear the fire station too so we can feel safer knowing what is going on. Well thanks so much for sharing your fun day with us and letting us know about your cool pics. We love you and tell that mommy of yours we said hello :) xoxox ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/04/2007 07:01.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi GUS! WOW! I am so happy you stopped by. Haven't forgotten about you either. So glad all is ok there. AND NEW PICS ! I love them! I didn't know you had such nice blue on the front of your head, nice.:) And thanks for the congrats. We know that spring cleaning stuff, it's all year round down here hahaha. Yup pretty soon you will be able to be outside and enjoy the outdoors. :) And for them cats, yeah we had that problem too. Mommy loves all animals but does not appreicate the nieghbors cats trying to get our birds at the bird bath and frogs in our pond either. So we did some stuff to keep them out, took awhile but it helped alot. First we eliminated their comfort of doing their business in our pond flower/plant bed by using lave rocks instead of mulch, they hate walking on them and then mommy put some month balls around where they were hanging around, they hate the smell And mommy sprays them with the hose m they hate getting wet and now know . We were outside yesterday but today we have smoke outside real thick froma big fire north of here where Daddy works in Ormond beach so we cannot go outside today. Keep in touch , nice hearing from you again. :) ZAZOO xoxoxo

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

05/03/2007 01:09.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus, just stopping by to say and vote, it's been awhile, see no activity in a LONG time, hope everythings' alright. XXOO ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

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