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My father died about the time my dog was diagnosed with a serious illness and my cockateil died. I like the idea that this bird will out live me if I can keep him safe and well, and I have always wanted a parrot. I went to the pet store and there was Tobie just 3.5mos. old and perfect.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Tobie

I am a Congo African Grey from Boone, NC.

sweet pea

8 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Cheeze and eggs. He also loves it when we have spagetti and meat sauce

I love to play on the top of my cage where I have a big swing and I can see all around.

He doesn't like to put on his flight suit. Once it's on he's o.k.

Jan spends alot of time with me. She takes me for rides in the car and we visit her mom and mother-in-law. She laughs alot when I make my best sound effects and words and talks to me.

He will throw a peice of food at me. And say "What's up with that". If I say don't throw your food or make any comment, he then begins to throw beak scoops of food up in the air until I walk away and he no longer has an audience..

Bird's just want to have fun..

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  Hi Tobie!
You are adorable, we left a vote for you!
Come by & visit some time!

Tobie & Torie

Come visit me, Tobie & Torie.

12/26/2011 07:08.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobie!
I see we share the same name...I left a vote for you! I have a buddy who is a Congo African Grey, her name is Torie - come visit us some time.


Come visit me, Tobie & Torie.

09/26/2011 09:40.59 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
Here's hoping your holiday was a wonderful one, Tobie. A Christmas Hug to you... K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

12/25/2008 10:57.28 PM Report This Comment  
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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM  
  !!HaPpY HoLLoWeEN to You!!
Toby! I sure hope all is well with you. I'm here to wish you a day filled with lots of TREATS (and that you'd surprise me with a visit). Today's the last one that the showcase of Halloween pictures will be posted on my page. It's been fun coming up with 31 different pictures for this Spooktacular Month. Kandy Kisses from K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

10/31/2008 10:31.57 AM Report This Comment  
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Tobie!
08/04/2008 04:43.55 PM Report This Comment  
  What's Up!
Oh Tobie, aren't you just full of surprises...! You're just a youngster and you talk like an old pro! How proud your mom and dad must be of you. Ok, your mom's could probably be impressed a little more if you'd just say SOMETHING she says, right? Boy, are you and I modeled from the same mold or what?! Maybe our bird parents are brothers or sisters! Mom's being trying to get me to say 'Aught-Oh' when something gets dropped or falls down ... and I swear, she's intentionally become a clumsy person just to create more opportunities to say the word. I'm gonna just surprise her one day and say 'Stupid is as stupid does' instead. She'll really drop something when I blurt THAT out!! I bet you're gonna surprise the socks off your mom one of these days... that'll be a fun note to get from you! Later, Cousin! K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

07/21/2008 07:28.16 PM Report This Comment  

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

07/19/2008 12:01.40 AM Report This Comment  
Waddles makes a farting sounds when you walk by his cage. it sounds like a whoopie cushin and when he does this he will laugh cause at first everyone that was here for the 4th thought it was adorable and funny. well at first it was cute. mom took him yard sale with her a few weeks ago and a lady walk by and he did the fart sound and laught she turned around and looked at mom. mom had to tell her it was waddles well she tryed to get waddles to do it again for the lady and Waddles would not do it. so guess who was embrassed. The lady said he was a very cute bird. waddles did it a few more times and mom came home with him. Mom has tryed to turn it into a raspberry but he will have nothing to do with that he likes the farting sound better. well here is your vote have a nice night tweet dreams talk to ya later PITA

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

07/17/2008 09:09.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobie,
Yes my Mom did get to raise me! She is the only one to ever hand feed me! Mom has pictures of me from 2 weeks on! The first picture she has of me I am still in the nest box with my bird parents. Mom really likes the camera so I have a lot of pictures. I see you get to go for car rides, I do too! Mom takes me to the bank with her(They love me there) They all have treats for us birds with them now! Oh and I like to go to McDonalds, don't tell anyone but Mom lets me have a few frys and I love them! Mom said my first word is going to be McDonalds! LOL Talk to you later, and come see me soon, Kenya

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

07/16/2008 08:50.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobie!
You sure get the "You Were Brave Badge" from me. I would have been in the next county...flight suit and all...with Mom in tow. Good for you Tobie! A v4u!~~~Tahoe

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

07/16/2008 06:03.41 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks so much for suggesting Einstein's YouTube videos! Is that bird amazing or what! I wonder how old she is. I'm hoping a lot older than me 'cause that'll give me hope that as I grow my vocabulary will grow with me. Mom feels pretty frustrated sometimes that I only want to learn words from dad 'cause he's gone most of the day at work which limits the amount of time I can interact with him. No matter how much mom talks to me I just don't repeat any her comments. I'm startin' to feel bad about that. There's another African Grey that lives here; she's older and came from another family. She has an amazing vocabulary but is very selective about when she talks. She'd lived here for about two years and hadn't said anything new so dad suggested mom find a baby grey in the hopes that that one would learn to talk. Well, that's ME and you know the rest of that story! I get the feeling mom's not gonna give up; she talks to me non-stop. I guess I have learned one thing from her. I say 'tickle, tickle, tickle' when she rubs my tummy. I KNOW I didn't learn that from dad 'cause I'd never let him touch me much less say anything that sounded like he might be thinking about it!! Thanks again for telling me about Einstein's video collection; can't wait to watch some more later. Bet the interview was neat to see. Lucky you! K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

07/16/2008 03:10.01 PM Report This Comment  
Yes we are pretty fun to have around and can be a handful at times. We are good talkers. Mom has been told we are a small version of a African Gray in talking ability. We can be very stubern too. As for Waddles and I we are very good talkers Waddles picks up words faster then me though. He just has to hear it once or twice and he is saying it as for me Pita I have to hear it a few times and practice it. Mom tell everyone watch what you say around Waddles. He pick a a not so nice sound around the 4th of July and has been making the sound since the 4th when you walk by his cage. Jade is not talking yet but she is still young. Mom would love to have a African gray but not room right now for one and as you see she has her hands full with all of us. Dad does help out on the weekends and at night. Well here is a vote for you wing hugs Pita

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

07/16/2008 12:30.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobie!
Welcome to the BC!! I happened to spot a new African Grey and had Mom help with the Hello! Your flock has been through a lot and I know you'll bring them the joy they deserve as you will enjoy the same in return! Have to admit, my flock has decided no one can be in a "foul" mood with a Grey in the House! Mom has one of those "flight-suit-thingys" still sitting out...let's just say we haven't "tackled" that yet. Stop by anytime!!! V4u! ~~Tahoe

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

07/14/2008 12:51.57 PM Report This Comment  
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07/13/2008 02:27.30 AM Report This Comment  
So glad you came by my page! I'm touched you took the time to go see my silly video on YouTube. I really need to make another one... the lighting on that one was poor and besides, I've learned to say so much since that one was filmed. Looks like you and your Mom are figuring out the BC tricks... you've got extra pictures on your page! You're a handsome guy, that's for sure. Love how it looks as if you're peering into the eye of the camera in the last photo. What a cutie! On building that avatar, one thing I learned is that the order you put the shapes on the pages matters. For instance, if you want the head shape on top of the body shape, the body shape has to be 'drawn' first. I discovered this when I went to add the feet... I wanted them under the body but because I'd drawn them last they would only go on top of all the other pieces! Good luck with your avatar. I'm looking forward to seeing it. Let me know when you've got it done and I'll fly by for a peek! It's Saturday which means extra cage cleaning time with mom. She was down scrubbing the floor of the biggest cage and I snuck over and stood on her back. That would've been fine she said but I kept 'tickling' her side with my beak and she said she couldn't scrub while giggling!! I ended up having to supervise from my cage. Bummer. The cleaning's all done so it's BC Time. Yeaaa! Thanks again for coming by to visit me. Until later... K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

07/12/2008 07:50.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobie
Anything we can do to help we will. Mom's not a wizz but she manages to get it done by keeping on playing with the puter. You have some great pictures on your site. The Avatar was a little hard for us at first to. Just keep plugging away. Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/11/2008 06:55.35 PM Report This Comment  
Tobie would like to thank everyone for these nice comments. Mom is trying to return the votes, but she isn't as computer savey as some Mom's are and she can't even figure out how to add pictures of me to this site, or create an avature. When we have more time, we'll try again.

Come visit me, Tobie.

07/11/2008 06:24.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tobie
Welcome to BC, the flock love it here. We've made so many wonderful friends. They are always there for you in time of need. We hope you'll come spend some time with us. Romeo v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/11/2008 03:41.04 PM Report This Comment  
  hi from molly & mom vote
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07/10/2008 10:31.09 AM Report This Comment  
welcome to bird channel, this our fav place to be, lots to see and read and make many friends. heres a vote for ya.

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

07/10/2008 09:07.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the BC!
Kelly here. I'm an African Grey myself and happy to see yet another fine CAG join the flock here on the Bird Channel. Trust you'll find that this is a fun place to hang out; it's a great place to share stories, pick up creative ideas, even find a shoulder to leak tears onto in those trying moments when our parronts don't dole out enough attention. You're a beautiful specimen of a bird, Tobie. Looking forward to learning more about you as you settle in here with us. Inviting you to come by for a visit whenever you've got the time. Until then... K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly *v*.

07/09/2008 01:30.52 PM Report This Comment  
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