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Budgerigar from State College, PA

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I've always loved birds, and when my family decided to get a pet, we thought a bird would be nice. We did tons of research, and decided that a lovable little budgie would be perfect. We went to the pet store one summer evening, and selected the most active, healthiest budgie there. We brought home our new baby bird in a tiny box, and we've been best friends ever since. Sadly, Chirpy passed away on August 18th after losing a battle with psittacosis. He has packed his bags and moved to Heaven, where he is having a lot of fun. Awards
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Hi! My name is Chirpy

I am a Budgerigar from State College, PA.

Budgie-wudgie, bird, Chirpy bird

11 years old   M


Kaytee Orange blossom honey treats, lettuce, muffins, fresh fruit, cereal, bread, and cheese. (I'm not allowed to have cheese anymore because my owner is worried it may plug up my crop). If you're eating it, I want to eat it too!

Anywhere there's a mirror or food. I love to sit on my owners' shoulder and preen her wet hair after she takes a shower.

When my owner doesn't share her food with me.

She feeds me lettuce, cleans my cage, and buys me shiny new toys. She loves me a lot!

I can say several words, including "Budgie"
"Chirpy-bird", and "Cheese!" I use some words in context! I know that I am "Chirpy" or "Bird" and I use the word "cheese" to refer to food. For example, if my owner opens the fridge, I will land on her shoulder and ask "Bird get cheese?" to ask for a snack! I love soda cans and nibbling at paper, and I can "shake hands" with my foot. When I was a baby budgie, I liked to push my budgie-sized soccer ball around with my beak. (I think soccer is boring now, so I don't do that anymore). Sometimes I would push it into the bird sized goal! I like to take baths in a tea saucer in the kitchen sink.

Is that food?.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi there!
Chirpy is such a handsome budgie! Our 'flock' is made up of 3 budgies and a baby cockatiel. We've been looking for other 'bird-people' in State College, but it isn't easy!
Take care,
Buttercup, Hawk, Nittany, & Belo

Come visit me, Buttercup, Oliver, Belo & Nittany & Hawkeye.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello from Coco
Thanks for visiting me. I have never had muffin before but I'm sure that I would like it. Gave you a vote.

Come visit me, Coco, Ricky and Micky, Andee & KJ.

07/08/2008 08:49.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chirpy
Hiya! yeah, you have a good looking budgie yourself. Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Tora Naga Sama, Franky & Pigwigeon & his fiancee, Hedwig.

07/06/2008 07:20.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chirpy!
My you are a pretty bird, and smart too! I am one of 6 budgies at my house, ages 5 years to 3 monthes (me!!). I also have a cockatiel friend, 2 dove friends, and a little bantam chicken who lives in the house! there are snakes where we live so she isnt allowed outside... Have a wonderful 4th of july! you dressed up so patriotic!

Come visit me, Starsky, Loudmouth, Luna, Dudley, Precious and Lucky, PJ, Suzanne, RIP Little Cute 2006-2012, Hutch, Nugget, Tookie, James, Boogenhagen, Pierre & Marshmellow (RIP Tulip 2003-2012).

07/04/2008 12:48.53 PM Report This Comment  
  How I edited the picture
Thanks for all the votes!!! To make it look like Chirpy was wearing clothes, I just put the photo in Microsoft Paint and copy/pasted the clothes from the internet. You need to make sure each addition to the photo is completely surrounded by white, select the image, and go to Image/Draw opaque. You should then be able to drag the clothes onto the bird in the picture. I plan to "dress him up" for other holidays, too.

Come visit me, Chirpy.

07/01/2008 05:06.43 PM Report This Comment  
that picture is so cool!!!how did ou do it????? vote for you!!

Come visit me, $dewy$, in memory of Frootloops & stringy.

07/01/2008 04:05.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chirpy
Just flying on in for a visit and giving you a vote! Love your outfit...Happy 4th!! Drop on in for a visit if you get a chance.

Come visit me, SUSAN, sooo Sweet!, ROCKET....rocking the house!!, Zazu R.I.P. - Waiting at Rainbow Bridge <3, OOdles, The "finchey" bunch., PEDRO...the destroyer!! Thank U 4 BOD! & ~~BUDDY ~~Thank you for BOTD! :-).

07/01/2008 12:12.33 PM Report This Comment  
  hes a handsome guy! heres a vote! welcome to the club!!

Come visit me, Maize, Cyan & Jade.

06/30/2008 09:13.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chirpy
We live in Pa too.We are glad you joined BC and hope you will be our friend. Come visit us anytime you can too. This is a great place to learn things and meet nice people and their fids. Leaving a vote for you as we say cheech to you later my new friend.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

06/30/2008 05:36.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to BC!
Your bird is so cute! Here is a vote. Come visit us=]

Come visit me, Pepper & Sprite.

06/30/2008 01:11.43 PM Report This Comment  
  A vote for you
Just wanted to say hi and welcome to BC. We think you are so cute. Stop by and see us when you can.
Tobey and the gang. See ya!!!!

Come visit me, Deno " I am a red lory", Tobey "I,am a chattering lory" & Checo & Cody.

06/30/2008 12:37.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Such a cutie!! You've got my vote!

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

06/30/2008 10:37.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi and Welcome!
You are a cute little boy! Just wanted to say Hi and Welcome and give you your first vote, Kenya

Come visit me, Mango, Kenya, Baby, Blaze & Dylan.

06/30/2008 10:34.46 AM Report This Comment  
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