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WHAT A VERY SAD DAY ON THE BC, TURK HAS GONE ON TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, SEPT 3, 2009.

SWEETPEPPER MOURNS THE LOSS OF HER GOOD FRIEND TURK. I MISS YOU TURK!


TURK BOTW AUG 24-AUG 30

BC MOURNS THE LOSS OF BETTY BLUE, TURK'S GIRL AUG 5, 2009

TURK AND BETTY BLUE FOREVER TOGETHER*>

MAY 9TH WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO

LIKE A GARDEN IN THE SPRING,
LIFE IS FULL OF WONDERFUL THINGS.
THEIR EYES MET AND FROM THE START LOVE WAS PLANTED IN THEIR HEARTS.

TOGETHER WITH OUR PARRONTS
WE
SWEETPEPPER CARLSON
&
KIDDO MORARRE
INVITE YOU TO SHARE IN THE JOY OF THE BEGINNING OF OUR NEW LIFE TOGETHER WHEN WE EXCHANGE MARRIAGE VOWS ON SATURDAY, THE NINTH OF MAY TWO THOUSAND AND NINE AT FIVE O'CLOCK (CENTRAL) IN THE AFTERNOON THE ROYAL GARDENS BIRD CHANNEL CASTLE

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SWEETPEPPER IS MAYS BOTM (MAY 1- MAY 31, 2009

THANK YOU TO ALL MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS DREAM COME TRUE OF A ROYAL CASTLE WEDDING FOR KIDDO AND MYSELF. YOU ARE THE BEST FRIENDS EVER HERE ON THE BC.

All BC friends are invited to SweetPepper and Kiddo's one year anniversary/ SweetPepper's hatchday party on Jan 24th-25th. Party theme is Godzilla fest. Come dressed as your favorite godzilla movie monster or as yourself. Party time is 6pm central time. Catering by Turk's Catering Service. //SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO"S BETROTHAL PARTY OCT 25-26. Thank you all for helping us celebrate our Betrothal to each other!BOTW JULY 28th-Aug 3rd,2008; THANK YOU ALL MY BBFF FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE! Hi Everyone, I have some great news to share with you all. I was entered into my very first ever bird show by my birdsitter/bree- der. I was in the novice division for senegals. In two days I came away with a total of 6 ribbons. 4 first place ribbons, one 4th place and one 5th place ribbon. Could have won more but since my wings are clipped it held me back. When mom takes pics of me with my ribbons she is going to place them here on my page for all to see. She is so proud of me. Both my senegal parents were top show winning birds. Brother Maxi also won honorable mention for looking so good for his age of 15 3/4yrs.. ............. Met her at a bird fair. She took an instant liking to me and chose me as her new owner. I wasn't going to buy a bird but when she chose me, I just had to take her home. It was instant love!... ...HATCHDATE JAN 26, 2003..
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Hi! My name is SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO

I am a Senegal Parrot from Joliet, IL.

Pepper, PepPep, Sweetie, Babykins, Pepper baby, PEPSI GIRL, PEPPY

11 years old   F

Senegal Parrot

millet spray, peanuts, what ever mom is eating I want some too, dried paypaya

mom's bedroom, anywhere that mom is at

Not getting her own way, having to go to bed without me, not getting to share human food

I love to hang out and cuddle with my all time favorite person, my parront, MOM! We listen to birdie music while hanging out in her room. Love to share peanut butter/chocolat- e ice cream with my favorite person, MOM. Love those catnaps with my fav person, MOM.

hanging upside down.

Spend time cuddleing with your favorite feathered friend, MOM..... ........ ....."LIMERICK OF THE DAY: ........ ........ ..Called Sweet Pepper this lady is hot..... ........ She exhibits at bird shows a lot..... ........ ....... She’s a blue ribbon winner.. ........ ....... With Mom she eats dinner. ........ ...... She says,”Scritch right here Mom." "That’s the spot!" ......

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  Hi Sweetpepper
I'll race you to the hot tub, then we can get our talons done today. I think I'll ask for lilies on mine.
It is a gorgeous day today! I think it's the best one of the week. Tomorrow we're supposed to get thunderstorms again. Usually by this time in July the grass is brown and dry, but everyone has green grass still. Mom has some grocery shopping to do, but it can wait. She needs to buy fresh fruits and veggies, but we have enough to tide us over for a few days. Today is definitely a pool day, and tonight mom and her sister will go to a Japanese restaurant for dinner. Mom bought a groupon a few weeks ago and wants to use it before it expires. Tonight will also be cage cleaning night, so we all have to be prepared to fix up our homes as soon as mom is done destroying them.
I hope you are having a bright and beautiful sunny day and getting lots of attention that you deserve. Hugs, Falco

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07/22/2014 07:36.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Sounds like you had a greyt day. Mom wasn't very happy today cause her car got another recall in a month and the people that own 80 acres behind us are logging :(
I'm loving this summer weather and patio time! I wish it would last for ever. I'm getting very eggcited for Wednesday, hope I get some new toys!
Have a greyt night. See you in the AM.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/21/2014 09:53.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
I did get out side a bit today cause sometimes it was over cast and a little breeze but not as long as usual. Tomorrow is to be in the 90's so if that happens I wont get to get out and enjoy the sun then either.
I have been going to bed a bit earlier then I was before so guess the days are getting shorter mom says. Last night I just got on my perch to wait for mom to cover me for the night and the dog next door started to bark. If I wasn’t so tired I would of gotten up on that windowsill and barked back at him like I do in the day time when he is out. Finally he must of went in the house and I gave mom a kiss good night and she covered me for the night. ”Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”. Leaving a vote for you!! Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/21/2014 06:53.02 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
NOPE, I LOVE GOING THRU THE CAR WASH! IT IS SO COOL TO SEE ALL THAT WATER SPRAYING EVERYWHERE. I REALLY LIKE GOING TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU GET OUT OF THE CAR AND A BUNCH OF NICE FOLKS TAKE YOUR CAR AND CLEAN IT INSIDE AND OUT. THEY LOVE TO SEE ME, TOO, AND I SURE DO LOVE WATCHING ALL OF THEM WORK ON THE CAR AT THE SAME TIME.

OH YEAH, THE WEATHER CHANGES TOMORROW FOR US. HUMID AND RAINY BUT NOT UNTIL NIGHT TIME, SO GUESS MOM IS GONNA TURN INTO A LARGE GREASE SPOT BEFORE IT COOLS DOWN. AH WELL. SHE SAID IT WAS GORGEOUS TODAY--SUPER LAKE BREEZE, BUT YOU COULD SEE THE HAZE OVER THE LAKE SO SHE FIGURED IT WAS STARTING TO GET SUPER HUMID.

SENDING YOUR MOM BIG WING HUGS AND BEAKY KISSES, AND HOPE THAT YOU GET OUTSIDE A LITTLE BIT TOMORROW!

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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07/21/2014 05:59.07 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO LOVELY ONE
I HAD A NICE SUNBATH TODAY, BUT IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE I WAS GOING TO GET ONE AT ALL. BEFORE MOM LEFT FOR THE GYM AT 10 FOR HER APPT WITH THE TRAINER FOLLOWED BY ZUMBA THE SKY WAS ALL CLOUDY AND IT WASN'T WARM ENOUGH. THEN WHILE MOM WAS "GYMMING" ALL THE CLOUDS BURNED OFF, AND MOM THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE TOO HOT OUT. HOEVER I MADE IT VERY CLEAR I WANTED TO GO OUTSIDE, SO MOM FIGURED WE COULD DO A QUICKIE. WE ONLY STAYED FOR 25 MINUTES, AND MOM TOOK FULL SHADE WHILE I HAD PARTIAL SHADE. THEN WHEN WE GOT BACK INSIDE I DECIDED TO STAY IN MY CARRIER AND PLAY WITH THE TOYS IN THERE. HARD TO BELIEVE I WAS AFRAID OF THAT THING NOT THAT LONG AGO!

I THINK G-MA BETTER GET USED TO DUCT TAPE ON HER CHAIR, BECAUSE I AM PRETTY SURE THEY DON'T MAKE CHAIRS LIKE THAT ANY MORE. SHE IS LUCKY TO HAVE IT. THE ONE MOM GOT IS ALL PLASTIC. IT WOULD NOT HOLD A HEAVY PERSON FOR LONG.

HOW WONDERFUL THAT THEY FOUND NEW MEDS FOR THE AUTISTIC NEPHEW. INTERESTING THAT HE IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE THREE CHILDREN WHO IS BEHAVED. COULD IT BE THAT HIS AWFUL MOM DOESN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO HIM BECAUSE HE IS "DIFFERENT", SO HE HASN'T BEEN SPOILED BY HER? YOUR POOR MOM'S BROTHER. WHAT A TERRIBLE LIFE HE IS STUCK IN.

MOM IS THINKING ABOUT BUYING A COVER FOR GLORIA TO PROTECT HER PAINT. THE GARAGE IS FULL OF DAD'S ROCK SAWING AND POLISHING MACHINES, SO THERE IS NO WAY SHE IS GOING IN THERE. MOM WILL SEE WHAT THERE IS TO OFFER ON AMAZON. GOING TO THE DEALER IS OUT OF THE QUESTION. EVERYTHING IS DOUBLE THE PRICE THERE!!

MOM IS MAKING CHICKEN GUMBO FOR DINNER. SHE AND DAD BOTH LIKE IT A LOT, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY I LOVE THE STUFF! EXCEPT FOR THE OKRA, BUT THAT'S OK BECAUSE THAT MEANS MORE OF THAT FOR MOM. I STICK WITH THE ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE, CHICKEN AND RICE.

YOUR GOURMET HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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07/21/2014 03:25.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here to start this week with one of the worlds most well known Parrots. Today we stop to visit the Senegal Parrots and their mutations. I wish to thank you all for your greyt support and daily votes in my quest to earn the Title of Bird of the Month for August.
Over the last 30 years as many as 3 million wild Senegal parrots have been removed from the wild – 811,408 CITES Export permits have been issued since 1975. Unregulated trade in African parrots peaked in the 1980s and ’90s, and still exists today. This lucrative black market industry is fueled by profiteering middlemen who exploit wild bird populations. In 2005, the Senegal parrot was the most traded bird on the CITES Appendix II, with an average of over 45,000 individuals being removed from the wild each year. Today, African parrots remain among the most traded species on earth.
The Poicephalus parrots, including Senegals, Red-bellied and Myers etc are among the hardiest parrots on earth being able to survive in the harsh, African subtropics. All of their ranges are under serious pressure from the booming charcoal industry, out-of-control commercial logging , burning by local people for pastures and agriculture, as well as climate change. Deforestation rates on the continent are now twice that of the rest of the world. Africa has lost one half of its old-growth forests and forest restoration has become absolutely essential to save endemic forest bird species.
Long-lived forest specialists like Senegal parrots and rose-ringed parakeets are particularly sensitive to forest degradation. The added pressure of the wild-caught bird trade is often catastrophic, resulting in local extinctions in many Africa countries. Meyer’s parrots have all but disappeared from South Africa, African grey parrots are no longer seen in Kenya or Tanzania, Ruppell’s parrot and the brown-headed parrot have disappeared from much of their ranges in Namibia and Mozambique respectively, and the Cape parrot is only found in small forest refuges in the high mountains. Anyone who has traveled by road in Africa will tell you that every time you are in or near a forest you will start seeing parrots in cages or with their feet tied up on the roadside. Africa is exporting its parrots, its wildlife, its birdlife, its natural heritage,at alarming rates.
The Senegal Parrot is now extinct in many of it's ranges. The only way to stop this trade in wild-caught Parrots is to refuse to purchase birds that are not born in captivity.
Many devoted Senegal breeders have been working with a few unique mutations that have appeared in nestboxes starting in the early 1990's. These rare and beautiful mutations are still expensive and normally available only to other breeders, they include the yellow, pied, opaline, dilute and cinnamon. Regardless of color Senegal Parrots will remain one of the most common family pet birds kept the world over.
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07/21/2014 02:47.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Just a quick note today to let you know we're thinking of you. Mom cleaned the skunks, foxes, groundhogs, and coyotes today, all outdoors, and very muggy, so she was happy to get to the pool. We need her tonight, though, so we're making her hurry up with our blogs. Hope you are having a wonderful summer day with lots of love coming your way. Hugs, Falco

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07/21/2014 01:18.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi again PepperySweetness, from the Jen
It looks like our heat and humidity will be cranking up for the next couple of days, no big deal, it is after all late July! Limon comes out of his cage first thing every morning and is out all day, he is so sweet when when makes a few whimpers and grooms himself, what a pleasure he is! This is busy Monday for us, but we don't have a lot on the 'to do' list! I hope the start of your week is going well, I wish for you a happy, peaceful, and productive week, & give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jennifer & our Dallas family

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07/21/2014 07:34.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
moms wearing her back brace and its taking pressure off her leg so her leg doesn't hurt as much. mom looks like a dork with the back brace on.we thought this was interesting and want to share it with you.

Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. In fact, scientists estimate there are more than 150,000 moth species worldwide! Move over butterflies, moths come in bright colors and dazzling patterns. Species can take a myriad of shapes and can be as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
here are five awesome (and often little-known) facts about these winged wonders.
1. Some moths don’t have mouths. For example, the beautiful Luna moth does not have a mouth — so cannot eat — and will live only for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!
Luna moth
2. Moths are great impersonators. Many moths have evolved to imitate other animals as a way to deter would-be predators. The Polyphemus moth has bold eyespots to startle and confuse those looking for a moth snack. The hornet moth looks just like a hornet, but is completely harmless. The beautiful wood nymph, a moth that has evolved to look just like bird poop.
Wood nymph
3. Moths love a good microbrew. Interested in trying your hand at mothing? Nothing attracts these guys like beer. A tip from our scientists: Mix a paste of beer, brown sugar, and banana. Paint it on some trees, kick back and relax, then check back in the evening with your flashlight to see the multitude of moths you’re sure to attract.
Attracting moths... with beer!
4. Moths can turn bears into tigers. We’re all familiar with wooly bear caterpillars — but did you know this bear can turn into a tiger? Yep, the wooly bear emerges from his cocoon in the spring as a lovely Isabella tiger moth. Fun fact: Once a cocoon is spun, the caterpillar turns into a mushy soup during metamorphosis before emerging as a moth.
Moth metamorphosis
5. The death’s-head hawk moth has a serious claim to fame. He got his start in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then went on to leading roles in both The Silence of the Lambs and The Mothman Prophecies. This famous moth gets its name from the scull-shaped pattern on the thorax, and has the unusual ability to emit loud squeaks when irritated.

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07/20/2014 10:08.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
I stayed home with skinsis. She had to work and couldn't get off. I was ok but happy to see my mom.
I think they said that we will have 3 more days of 80's and then down to 70's.
I'm ready for the spa in the morning.
We had another beautiful day here up north. My parronts went to watch another polo game and I took a nap. Sounds like mom and I will have lunch on the patio tomorrow. I'm getting used to this and liking it!
Hugs
Chyna

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07/20/2014 09:25.06 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
OH WOW, SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A FABULOUS DAY TOO! AND SURE HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET OUT TOMORROW. THEY SAY WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HOT AND HUMID--STARTS OUT NICE BUT AS THE DAY GOES ON, THE HEAT GOES UP. MOM IS GONNA BE SWEATING TOMORROW, SHE THINKS. I KNOW SHE IS!!

NOT MUCH GOING ON TODAY. MOM SLEPT UNTIL 8 AM THIS MORNING! SHEESH. SHE IS NORMALLY UP AT 7, BUT TODAY SHE MUST NOT HAVE HEARD THE ALARM. SHE CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. WE HAD A NICE TIME TOGETHER, AND I VELCROED MYSELF TO HER PRETTY MUCH ALL DAY.

WING HUGS AND BIG BEAKY KISSES TO YOUR MOM!

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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07/20/2014 08:38.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Hope you got outside today again. I have been pretty lucky and get outside most days lately. With the rain yesterday I didnt get out though.
Yesterday I should have been onto it but wasn’t. Mom did our blogs early and cleaned my cage early too. Figured it was raining so she would stay home all day and night with me. In the evening mom and dad went to the trail to help with a moonlight race as they call it cause when it gets dusk the race starts. It was dark most of the day with the rain we had though. There are candles lit the whole way up the trail where the race is held and usually the moon is bright too though some people do use some type of lights too. Mom said it was a bit muddy since we had rain all day. By the time they got back home I just wanted covered for the night and mom did that and I was fast asleep then. “All you need in life is a friend who has millet” Leaving a vote for you …your forever friend. Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/20/2014 06:25.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Hi everyone, Zeena, here with your Sunday BOTM POST. I want to take a moment to thank you all for all your support and votes during this month's BOTM campaign. Today, we will visit with some unique and usual Budgie mutations. Known by many names, Parakeet, Budgie, and officially Budgerigars. these fun-loving, friendly members of the avian family are loved the world over.

Feather Dusters
Feather Dusters are a rare mutation produced solely at random, mostly among English Budgies. These birds are huge compared to other budgies and have abnormally growing, very long feathers. As the name implies they do look rather like the feather dusters used for dusting furniture. They must eat constantly to try and supply their bodies with the nutrients they need because of the heavy demand put on them by the constant feather growth. They generally don't live more than a few months, cannot fly, and are usually blind. They are also thought to be deaf and may even be afflicted with what is known in humans as Down's Syndrome.


Half Siders

Half-Siders a randomly occurring rare mutation in which the bird is split right down the middle with each half representing a different color or variety. One side may be blue and one half green, one half normal and the other half pied, etc. When one of these is at a show, you can tell exactly where it is in the room because of all of the people standing in front of the cage doing double takes. As they say, you have to see it to believe it. Quarter-Siders, in which only one quarter of the body is affected, also occur.

CRESTED

In this variety, the feathers on top of the budgie's head point awry, forming a crest.
There are three types of crested budgies: full-circular crest, half-circular crest and the tufted crest.
Crested Budgies are both a random occurring mutation, and one for which breeders can breed to produce them. They are relatively rare and sell for upwards of $100US each and more depending on crest.
Helicopter Budgies

These unusual Budgies are bred to produce long, silkie feathers at the shoulder and upper wing margins. The more complete the covering the higher the quality and price. They are especially popular in Japan and Asia where pairs can sell for up to $55,000US

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07/20/2014 02:21.38 PM Report This Comment  
  MY DARLING WIFEBIRD
MOM AND I HAVE TALKED IT OVER, AND WE BOTH AGREE. YOUR MOM'S BROTHER SHOULD SNEAK OUT OF HIS HOUSE TAKING THE OLDEST SON AND RUN AWAY. LET HIS AWFUL WIFE HAVE HER DIRTY, EXPENSIVE HOUSE AND HER NASTY TWO SONS AND SHE CAN LIVE IN HER OWN FILTH. TELL HIM WE WILL NEVER LET ANYBIRDY OR ANYONE KNOW WHERE HE IS. TOTAL SECRET. SOUND LIKE A PLAN?

WE ARE ALL SET FOR THIS MONTH'S MILONGA ON THE 26TH, BUT IT IS GOING TO BE A SIMPLE ON AT THE LAKE WITH WATER FUN AND LOTS OF SUN. THAT'S BECAUSE AUGUST 30TH WILL BE THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR MILONGA, AND IT IS SO MUCH WORK WE NEED TO START NOW. AUNTIE DENISE AND RANEBEAU WILL BE HELPING, AND THE PIG RACES, PIE EATING CONTEST, BOOTHS AND PROBABLY FACE PAINTING (I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT IT UNTIL REMINDED) WILL ALL BE HELD. MANY OF LAST YEAR'S RIDERS WILL BE RETURNING WITH THEIR PIGS, AND WE ALREADY HAVE TWO NEW RIDERS: WILLIE AND CHIPPER.

MOM AND DAD WENT TO WALLY WORLD TO PICK UP THEIR SUPPLEMENTS AND TRY TO BUY A NEW LAWN CHAIR FOR MOM BEFORE THE OLD ONE BREAKS THRU COMPLETELY. (YES, WE MADE IT THRU THIS MORNING'S SUN BATH WITHOUT INCIDENT.) WELL, ALL WW HAD WERE THE BEACH CHAIRS THAT SIT ABOUT SIX INCHES OFF THE GROUND, AND MOM WOULD HAVE A TERRIBLE TIME GETTING IN AND OUT OF ONE OF THOSE. SO THEY TRIED HOME DEPOT AND NOTHING. LAST STOP WAS TARGET, AND MOM WAS ABOUT TO GIVE UP BECAUSE THE STORE SMELLED AWFUL. DAD SAID IT WAS SOME KIND OF DISINFECTANT BECAUSE IT MADE HIM THINK OF THE HOSPITAL. MOM JUST HATED IT. ANYWAY DAD IS SO GOOD AT FINDING THINGS, HE TRACKED THE CHAIR DOWN AND THEY EVEN HAD THE GREEN COLOR MOM WANTED. SHE PUTS THE CHAIR BEHIND THE BUSHES BETWEEN USES, AND NOW IT WON'T STICK OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB. THE OLD CHAIR WAS ORANGE AND RED!

SO TOMORROW'S SUN BATH SHOULD BE COMFY, AND I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. GREEN IS MY FAVORITE COLOR AFTER ALL!

YOUR GREEN HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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07/20/2014 01:54.01 PM Report This Comment  
  BC Lakers summer basketball camp starts tomorrow !
When ? July 21 - August 4
open 24/7 !

Where ? Laker Stadium page 263176

Welcome all comeback players and new recruits ! Get in shape for the upcoming season !

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07/20/2014 07:58.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
I bet you had a nice time outside. We haven't been out in days!
Yesterday at the birthday party it rained all afternoon. They have a large garage though, and set up picnic tables indoors for everyone. The children played in the rain, of course. They found a cute little brown toad and showed it to everyone. Most of the women were grossed out. Mom thinks they were surprised when she picked it up after it hopped off Ryan's hand. She was a science teacher, though, so she has handled lots of animals. She made sure they put it back where they found it, too.
Mom's niece's husband took mom's sister's old bed and made a bench from it. It's an antique bed, about 100 years old, but was really starting to show its age, so mom's sis bought a new one and gave the old one to Rich. He did a great job! The headboard is the back of the bench, the footboard is the sides (armrests), and the sideboards are the front. What a clever reuse of something old.
Today is either laundry, pool, or both, as well as our cage cleanings. Hope you are having a good day with sunshine and love. Hugs, Falco

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07/20/2014 07:50.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning SweetWater my dear, from Jenny
Good Sunday morning dear friend, the bird club meeting went very well last night! Our dear aunt Teresa called us yesterday afternoon, to tell us Cheeta and Casaur are recovering nicely, at least as good as can be expected! Dad was given permission to relay the news to our friends, and while Ceasaur had developed an infection, it is treatable with antibiotics, and Cheeta has only slowed down a little with her damaged wing, she has that indomitable spirit of all Caiques, Cindy knows what I mean! It has finally been decided that Limon will be our bird, and we couldn't be any more pleased! Have a great Sunday dear friends, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Sunday love from Jenny & our Dallas flock

PS~Theresa thanked all of you for your prayers, and our prayers will continue, for her and her birds, thanks and God Bless you all...

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07/20/2014 06:06.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Glad to hear that mom is feeling much better. I hope the tooth stay good for a long time.
Things are getting back to normal today.
I'm back on the BC. My parronts had a nice time at dad's family re-union. Saturday they went to Art in the Park then came home and had lunch with me. Tonight, we watched RIO2 and I sat on mom's lap and stared at the TV. It was a nice sunny warm day. Sunday they will go to see a polo match and maybe we'll have dinner on the patio, I hope so.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/19/2014 09:07.19 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
OH, IT WAS SATURDAY TODAY--AND I MADE SURE MOM KNEW THAT I WAS NOT LETTING HER OUT OF MY SIGHT CUZ WE HAD THIS TRIP TO THE FARMER'S MARKET TO DO. I SURE DO LOVE GOING THERE! AND I SAW MY FRIEND PAULA AND HER NEPHEW, AND I FLIRTED WITH HER LOTS. SO MANY PEOPLE STOPPED TO SEE ME AND SAY HOW HANDSOME I AM (WELL DUH, OF COURSE!!) AND I REALLY ENJOYED THE TRIP. MOM GOT SOME CORN ON THE COB AND MADE IT FOR ME. I SURE DID ENJOY THAT, BUT IT WILL BE BETTER NEXT WEEK. IT IS STILL A BIT GREEN BUT MOM SAID THAT SHE COULDN'T RESIST IT. THEN AFTER WE WENT TO THE FARMER'S MARKET, WE WENT TO THE CAR WASH AND GOT THE CAR CLEANED. MOM WAS SHOCKED TO SEE THAT THE VACUUM AT THE PLACE COSTS $1 FOR 5 MINUTES! WOW. IN QUARTERS. SO SINCE MOM DID NOT HAVE QUARTERS, SHE PASSED ON THE VACUUM. SO I HAD A GRAND DAY!

HOPE YOURS WAS SUPER!

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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07/19/2014 08:32.10 PM Report This Comment  
  MY BEAUTIFUL WIFEBIRD
THOSE NEPHEWS CAN JUST STAY AWAY FROM YOUR MOM FOREVER. THE POOR AUTISTIC ONE PROBABLY IS PICKED ON CONTINUALLY, AND NOW MOM AND I ARE WORRIED ABOUT HIM. IS THEIR FATHER ANY BETTER OF A PARENT THAN THEIR MOM? THE WHOLE SITUATION SOUNDS JUST AWFUL. AN APOLOGY WOULD BE POINTLESS. THEY NEED A GOOD SCARE LIKE GOING TO A POLICE STATION FOR A FEW HOURS!

WELL, MOM AND DAD WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE IN GLORIA THIS MORNING, AND MOM IS BACK TO PARKING FARTHER AWAY FROM THE STORE SO NO ONE IS NEXT TO HER. DAD LAUGHED AND SAID HE THOUGHT SHE WOULD DO THAT. OF COURSE SHE DID. GLORIA IS BEAUTIFUL AGAIN AND NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED. MOM TOOK PICS TODAY, BUT THEN NEITHER SHE NOR DAD COULD FIND THE USB CABLE TO DOWNLOAD THEM TO THE COMPUTER. MOM ORDERED A NEW ONE FROM AMAZON, SO IT SHOULD BE HERE SOME TIME NEXT WEEK.

I DID GET A NIC3E SUNBATH THIS MRONING. IT IS NOT AS HOT AS THEY SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE. THEY WERE FORECASTING 90s, BUT IT IS ONLY ABOUT MID 80s. A BIT HUMID FOR US, BUT YOU WOULD PROBABLY THINK IT WAS QUITE DRY. WE ARE SO SPOILED!!!

I WAS MIKEY'S VOTE #9700 TODAY. I LOVE BEING A MILESTONE VOTE. IT WON'T BE LONG NOW, AND WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE A BIG PARTY ON THE HOF PAGE.

YOUR SPOILED HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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07/19/2014 03:43.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Sweet pepper
Sorry it took so long for mom to get back to you. It's very hard for her to get on here and see my pics. I am fine here at the Rainbow Bridge many other birds welcomed me and showed me the way. I'm always looking down to see mom and make sure she ok. I know she knows I m with her in spirit I have little ways of letting her know I'm with her. The other day she found one Of my green feathers in the toy box and sat and cried asked why. It was just my time. Mom wants to thank all of you for the prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Leaving you a vote BBF Waddles at the Rainbow Bridge .. PS YOU CAN BLOG MY FIBLING RIO He a little me a mommy boy bossy and loves to eat ;)

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07/19/2014 12:25.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Well most people at the yard sale either wanted to buy me or my cage which is Chi chi old one that I use just when I am outside cause I have my own in the house. Mom would tell them neither was for sale though LOL. Oh we know some family issues take a while to figure out and sure know what you mean as we get them here too just like everyone else does too.
Mom keeps telling dad she wants a mailbox like the guy next door has. When the mail man puts mail in your box this yellow flag goes up and you can see it from the house. This way you know if you got mail and if the mailman has went and not have to cross the busy highway if it isn’t there. Well when mom got the mail yesterday the lid came off in her hands and mom stuck it on but sure wont stay. Mom told dad to watch for the lid ending up inside the mail box one of these days LOL. Wonder if dad thinks now mom needs on them mailboxes like the guy next door has??? “All you need in life is a friend who has millet” Leaving a vote for you …your forever friend. Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/19/2014 09:05.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
It's raining here, pretty hard, but it's supposed to end by midday. Mom is going to another birthday for yet another grand nephew today. He is getting to be a big boy now, 8 years old. She thinks she'll give him cash, as it is hard to buy for kids who have a lot of stuff. The party is this afternoon, so no pool today. That's okay, though, we don't care, we'll still get mom when she gets home, no matter where she is. I hope you are having a fun day with lots of scritches and sunshine. Hugs, Falco

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07/19/2014 07:21.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning my dear SP, from your Jenny
It is a beautiful Saturday at our home and later dad has go our bird club meeting, it is toy making night, and he really likes all those nice bird people! We are supposed to learn more about Limon's status with us, but the people are so indecisive, we don't just know yet, but dad is tired of playing their silly games! Have a great day dear friends, and give my love to all in your happy home...

Saturday love from Jenny & my family

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07/19/2014 06:29.29 AM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
I READ KIDDO'S BLOG TO YOU AND DEAR HEAVENS, I SURE AM GLAD YOUR MOM IS NOT GOING OVER THERE TO TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS AFTER THAT! THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE BEHAVIOR HAS TO BE NIPPED IN THE BUD, OR IT COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE. DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS NOT GOOD, AND IT WOULD NORMALLY LAND SOMEONE IN JUVENILE DETENTION. OH MY HEAVENS. MOM AND I ARE GLAD THAT YOUR MOM IS OKAY.

AND OH, NOT GOOD WITH THAT PINCHED NERVE. SURE HOPE THAT THE EPIDURALS HELP A LOT. PINCHED NERVES ARE BAD THINGS. LETS HOPE THAT YOUR MOM CAN BUY SOME TIME BEFORE SHE HAS TO HAVE ANYTHING DONE. SAYING SOME PRAYERS FOR YOUR MOM.

SHE HAS HAD QUITE A DAY, HUH? HOPING THAT THINGS WILL GET BETTER ALL THE WAY AROUND.

WING HUGS AND BEAKY KISSES!
YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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07/18/2014 09:36.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you had a wonderful day. It was a pretty nice one here. We had some computer problems but mom ran a scan and it all seems to be running okay now.
I spent the day supervising chores and playing with toys. Dad is home and he is a bit messy. There is of course tons of laundry stacked in the living room! Really kind of boring around here but that is just fine by me!
Mom did the market thing early today since dad had 2 doctor appointments. He has to squeeze them all in when he is home. I don't know when he is going to go back out on the road.
Enjoy the evening and I do hope it's perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/18/2014 08:53.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
We sure know how life gets busy for everybirdy too. Hope the family issues get resolved ok.
Mom is hoping BC is better tonight but again isn’t expecting miracles since it’s the weekend though. Mom did contact BC to tell them but that was about it. Well mom is pretty tired though it was skin sis and the grands yard sale but you know how that goes LOL. I did get to sit outside a lot and yell when people came to look at stuff. Mom told the little kids that I bite so they didn’t put their fingers in my cage or mess with me…she fibbed cause I sure don’t bite LOL “All you need in life is a friend who has millet” Leaving a vote for you …your forever friend. Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/18/2014 06:51.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Hi everyone, Happy TGIF. Today we will make a stop in India to visit a strange looking member of the avian world. The Wreathed Hornbill. These majestic birds are seen in Zoos and private collector's aviaries. The Wreathed Hornbill , also known as the Bar-pouched Wreathed Hornbill, is a species of Hornbill found in forests from far north-eastern India and Bhutan, east and south through mainland south-east Asia and the Greater Sundas, except Sulawesi. The Wreathed Hornbill is a large (4-8 pounds) black bird with a yellowish tail, red eyes, and a long, thick beak topped with a small 'wreathed' casque with up to 9 ridges. The male has a bright yellow inflatable throat pouch, while the female's is blue. It is suggested that the casque, which has a spongy hollow core, may serve as a resonating chamber for its harsh barking call, as a form of species recognition, and/or to convey health status. The first two cervical vertebrae are fused to help their neck support the extra weight of the large bill. Their 2nd and 3rd toes are partially fused to help them better grasp tree branches. Using droppings, mud, and fruit pulp, the female hornbill is renowned for walling itself into tree hollows for up to 41/2 months while nesting. The female leaves only a small slit through which its mate must pass all needed foodstuffs until their babies fledge.
The wreathed hornbill is an omnivorous feeder, eating mostly fruit. The male, however, will feed small animals such as bats, reptiles, frogs, crabs, and insects to the females and developing chicks. It can find food from the treetops to the forest floor as well as in water.
Captive breeding the Wreathed Hornbill is difficult but successful once specific requirements are provided. This species is intelligent and sensitive to change and it takse longer to form pairs; young males are vulnerable to bullying by older females; heated accommodation are absolutely necessary and a higher protein diet is needed for them to rear their chicks successfully. These and several other factors make them more difficult to maintain and breed compared to their African counterparts.
Chicks, when available sell to private breeders,and collectors for thousands of dollars each. This fact and their need for massive flights makes them unsuitable except for serious experienced collectors/breeders.
Tomorrow, we once more take a peak inside a nest box to discover what new is hatching inside.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/18/2014 03:37.14 PM Report This Comment  
  MY BEAUTIFUL WIFEBIRD
WELL, MOM SAYS GLORIA IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT THERE IS NO WAY SHE IS AS PRETTY AS YOU ARE. SHE IS JUST A CAR. BUT MOM IS GAGA OVER HER ANYWAY. THERE WAS A TINY LITTLE DROP OF SOMETHING ON HER TODAY, AND MOM CAREFULLY REMOVED IT WITH A WET FINGERTIP. SHE CAN'T WASH HER FOR 5 DAYS, BUT THEN SHE ISN'T DIRTY YET ANYWAY. THEY EVEN VACUUMED HER OUT FOR MOM. AS SOON AS SHE FINDS OUT WHERE DAD PUT THE CAMERA SHE WILL TAKE SOME PICS AND POST THEM.

TO BE HONEST MOM IS A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT THE SURGERY, SINCE SHE HASN'T STAYED OVERNIGHT IN A HOSPITAL FOR MANY YEARS. AND THE FUNNY THING IS THEY STILL CALL IT OUT-PATIENT. SHE DOESN'T GET THAT, BUT WHAT DO WE KNOW? SHE IS ASKING HER FRIEND MATTEA, HER MASSAGE THERAPIST TO TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL SINCE HER SCHEDULE IS FLEXIBLE, AND THEN DAD CAN JUST TAKE OFF HALF A DAY OR SO TO PICK HER UP AND BRING HER HOME AND STAY WITH HER. THAT MEANS I WILL HAVE TO PUT MYSELF TO BED THAT NIGHT, BUT I HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE WHEN MOM WAS OUT TOO LATE WITH FRIENDS. AND MOM WILL MAKE SURE I HAVE PLENTY OF PELLETS TO EAT.

YOUR MOM'S NEPHEW PULLED A KNIFE ON HER???!!!! YIKES!! I SUPPOSE SINCE IT IS FAMILY SHE IS NOT GOING TO REPORT IT TO THE POLICE, BUT I BET SHE IS TEMPTED. THAT BOY NEEDS THERAPY. WAS IT THE 13 YEAR OLD? THAT IS OLD ENOUGH AND BIG ENOUGH (PROBABLY) HE COULD HAVE REALLY HURT YOUR MOM. I HOPE SHE IS NEVER GOING OVER THERE AGAIN, OR AT LEAST NOT WHEN THE PARENTS ARE GONE. TERRIBLE THING, AND MY MOM IS ALL UPSET ABOUT IT. SHE WANTS TO KICK THAT PUNK'S TAIL FEATHERS. ME, TOO!!

YOUR ANGRY HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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07/18/2014 03:07.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Spa, here we come!!!!
Last night mom did an event at a local park with Irwin the porcupine. It was a lot of fun! The kids were going on a night hike in the park after the program, so they had to make it last until dark. She also told the education director she is not interested in that job she interviewed for last week, give it to the young woman who is still in the running for it. Mom told her she's still glad to help out, she just doesn't want a job.
Today mom cleaned after 11 skunks, 2 ground hogs, all 3 education hawks, 5 screech owls, and 3 fledgling red tailed hawks. It was a busy morning. She also found out that Bree can stay here with us when mom goes to Parrot Palooza in the fall! She was all excited to know that we'll be well cared for and she won't have to board us.
Hope you are having a good day today and getting some warm weather, sunshine, and hugs. Here's one from me, too. Hugs, Falco

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07/18/2014 01:28.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi dear SP& aunt Root Canal, LOL, from Jenny
...if that happens, your mom will be just fine, that's a fact! It is Friday once again and like so many say, TGIF! We will be slowly warming up a little bit here in Western Illinois, but the cool break has sure been nice! Tomorrow we have a QCPS bird club meeting,and dad is looking forward to seeing his many bird friends! Limon is the only one that could go, his wings are clipped, and we are all fully flighted! Have a great Friday, and please give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jennifer & the Dallas flock

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07/18/2014 08:31.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
don't believe everything you see on the internet. you shouldn't have any problem with a root canal if you have a good dentist. our dad has had many and never had a problem. its still better to try and save a tooth if you can even if it is only a stump to hold the crown. once the root canal is done the nerve has been removed and the tooth will no longer hurt. at least for now the tooth is feeling better and hopes it stays that way for your mom.

mom opened up her amazon visa card bill today and saw a fraudulent $850 dollar charge from some anime software company in California she tried to call the tele phone number on the bill but was told they only accept emails and then when mom tried to email them they said mom didn't have an account with them so she reported it to the credit card company and hopes it all can be straightened out

love Cori

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07/17/2014 11:04.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Glad your mom's tooth is doing better. You sure don't want a root canal on in infected tooth. Take care.
I'll be by to pick you up in the morning but, my parronts will be gone.
We had a nice sunny day today. But, the parronts were busy working in the yard. Tomorrow they are going to dad's family reunion without me. Mom says too many people and she would worry about me. So, I won't be on the BC on Friday but, I'll be back to chat on Saturday. I hope you have a greyt Friday.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/17/2014 09:19.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Today was such a pretty day that mom washed clothes and hung them on the line. She likes doing that with the sheets off the bed so of course they were flapping in the wind too on the line. I got to sit outside again today !! Well skin sis and the grand want to sell the yard tomorrow and Saturday here so if we arent on that is why. Well actually skin sis calls it a yard sale but they never sale the yard or at least not yet. Depending on how late and tired mom is but will try to blog but didn’t want you to worry in case we cant on Friday or Saturday. “All you need in life is a friend who has millet” Leaving a vote for you …your forever friend. Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/17/2014 06:49.54 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO BEAUTIFUL!
WHERE DOES YOUR MOM BUY HEMP SEEDS? I THINK THEY ARE VERY HEALTHY, BUT OUR PET STORE DOESN'T HAVE THEM. MAYBE MOM WILL CHECK AMAZON.

WELL, MOM GOT A CALL LAST NIGHT FROM THE GUY AT MAACO WHO IS PAINTING GLORIA. HE MOVED HER TO THE TOP OF HIS LIST TO BE DONE SOONER AND SAVE HER A DAY'S CAR RENTAL! WHAT A NICE MAN. SO GLORIA WAS DONE TODAY.

MOM HAD AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE SURGEON WHO WILL OPERATE ON HER HIATAL HERNIA, AND SO SHE WENT THERE FIRST. SHE FEELS MUCH BETTER NOW, SINCE SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT WILL BE DONE. SHE WAS VERY SURPRISED TO LEARN IT IS ABOUT A 3 HOUR SURGERY. FIRST THE SURGEON GOES IN LAPROSCOPICALLY AND STITCHES UP THE HERNIA WITH PERMANENT STITCHES. THEN THEY SHIFT HER ALL AROUND (WITHOUT WAKING UP) AND MOM'S GI DOC PUTS IN THE TIF WHICH IS AN ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER BETWEEN THE STOMACH AND THE ESOPHAGUS SINCE MOM'S IS NO LONGER THERE OR ALL STRETCHED OUT THUS ALLOWING THE HERNIA. THE BEST PART? THIS WILL CURE MOM'S ACID REFLUX! SHE HAS TO STAY OVERNIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL, SO I WILL NOT LIKE THAT PART AT ALL.

ANYWAY GLORIA IS HOME NOW, AND SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS A BIT COOLER TODAY, SO I WAS ABLE TO GET A SUNBATH EVEN THOUGH IT WAS 1:30. I HAVE TO ADMIT I DIDN'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO GLORIA, BUT MOM KEPT GETTING UP TO LOOK AT HER THE WHOLE TIME. I GUESS SHE WANTS TO GET HER MONEY'S WORTH!!

YOUR SUNNY HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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07/17/2014 03:02.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Hello everyone, Zeena here with a special tribute to my frother Lupe'. Lupe' left us recently after he sustained severe injuries to his feet by another bird. Rest in peace, "Momma's Special Boy! I love you forever!"
Today's special Parrot is the Tucaman Amazon. This post was very difficult for me to write.

The Tucumán Amazon (Amazona tucumana) is native to Northern Argentina where it is found in the provinces of Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy as well as Southeast Bolivia in provinces of Chuquisaca and Tarija. They prefer forested areas between 3,400 and 7,300 ft; but may migrate to lower altitudes in autumn and winter. They inhabit woodland areas . The main concentrations of this species in Bolivia occur in Montes Chapeados, Villa Serrano and Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve, with 1,643 individuals recorded at various sites during a recent study) A dedicated national population census and monitoring initiative is required to provide an accurate estimate of the Bolivian population and to locate, measure and monitor local populations and post-breeding roosts.

The Tucumán Amazon is a mostly green, short tailed parrot 31 cm (12 in) long. The green feathers of the upper-body have black margins. There is red plumage on the forehead and fore-crown, and the red does not extend around the white eye-rings. It has red primary wing feathers and no red at the bend of the wing. It has orange thighs and red at the base of the green tail. They have a horn colored beak, orange-yellow irises, and pinkish-grey legs. The male and female are identical.

This species is classified as Vulnerable as it is experiencing a rapid population decline owing to habitat loss and capture for the cage bird trade. On the CITES APPENDIX 1 trade is now illegal, but in Country trade has not been enforced. These rather plain individuals were not of primary concern to breeders when imports were allowed owing to their low ability to learn human speech. Therefore there is a limited gene pool of breeding lines available worldwide.

Lupe'; bold, protective and gentle. An awesome and devoted pet. Limited in speech he made it up in love, entertaining antics and personality. If protective measures are not put into place in their wild habitat, these gems of the Amazon family will disappear.

Fly free little frother, we all miss you, but we will see you again!

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07/17/2014 11:55.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
That sounds like my kind of fetch! Let's get back to the spa soon, I could use a good soaking.
Mom just found out Anna won't be able to watch us in October, so she is going to try for interns or one of the staff from the wildlife center to come stay with us while she's gone. If not, she'll have to board us, because she's not gonna miss Parrot Palooza!
I was so surprised today when mom did NOT grab me out of my cage with a towel. I guess she was right when she said yesterday was my last day for meds. If I leave my leg alone, she won't even put the ointment on it.
Last night mom got her hair cut, and more importantly, got to see Lena before she and her boyfriend go off to the west. They are going to Las Vegas for a couple of days, then off to Lake Havasu, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona. It should be a fun, active trip for both of them.
Today is going to be a good pool day, so mom will head over there in a while. Last night on the way home, she stopped for General Tso's chicken at a local Chinese restaurant. They gave her enough to feed a family! So, that's what's for dinner tonight again. Maybe the boys and Maxine will get a taste of the chicken. I might have a bit of rice.
I hope you are having a good summer day with sun and flowers and love. Hugs, Falco

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07/17/2014 07:39.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning SP my dear, from Jenny
...how is things going at your home, and how is mom's tooth doing these days! Happy throwback Thursday to ya all, and like all of you, we have so many wonderful memories from the past, and I suppose some not so good! Our weather is nothing short of fabulous, with the cool in the mornings, and moderate temps in the afternoon! Have a great day dear BC friend, and give my love to all in your Summertime home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny & the Dallas family

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07/17/2014 06:04.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper,
mum was very busy today with cleaning & getting the apartment in ship shape, b/c we're getting visitors from Germany on Sunday. They're mum's nephew's kids, a girl, 20 & a boy, 18. Mum & dad will pick them up from the airport very early on Sunday morning & they're going to stay here for a few days, before they go on their travels.
They'll be on a long holiday & will be able to see lots of things & places here. Mum's got a few things planned to do with them & dad took Monday off so they can drive them around for some sightseeing. So if you don't hear from me for a few days, now you know why, but mum will definitely let you know how she did at the markets.
It's been very cold & windy here today,but still no rain. Oh,a 4 y.o.little girl is perfect for the lady bug backpack. Mum's making some cell phone cases now, they're very easy & fast to make, but wonders if they'll sell?
Have a good one, my friend,
v4u & a big hug,
Jivu ♥

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07/17/2014 03:03.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
HAPPY HUMPDAY

so what did the dentist do about your moms aching tooth?

the little bunny seems to like living under our japanese maple tree and hopefully its far enough away from the big black snake that lives near the house. when ever you walk over to the tree the little bunny comes out to see you. mom is trying very hard not to feed it or become too attached. mom took a picture of the little bunny and will post it soon.

love Cori

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