Meet Tweety!Tweety lives with Annette in Long Island, New York.I adopted Tweety in August 2015. He was about a year old. I went into my local parrot shop to buy food for my African Grey parrot and saw Tweety in a cage beside me. I immediately asked what the situation was with that Parakeet. I was told that someone had given him up because they had a cat and were worried. He told me that the bird talks. I held Tweety on my finger and immediately fell in love. He was also very tame. I asked to adopt him and gave a donation and took him home. I was given some information from the previous owner, like his birth month and year, some words and phrases that he says and what he liked to eat. Tweety was hatched in April 2014. He likes apples, bananas, eggs, yogurt, millet, and crackers. He’s learned many more words and phrases since then.He lives with 7 other birds and a cat named Snickers. He’s learned some of my other birds names like Kiki, Bloo, Sunny and Sadie. Here is a list of words and phrases he can say: What ya doing?, baby bird, Thank you! Beautiful bird, you’re so cute, cutie pie, Hi, how ya doing?, come here, cat, you’re so pretty, beautiful bird, gimme a kiss xoxo,Chubby bird, I love you, baby, Tweet, Tweety bird, chirpy chirpy, I’m sowee (without pronouncing the r) and some others I can’t think of off the top of my head. He also speaks a little Spanish (I guess from previous owner).His flock mates are Bloo (parrotlet), Kiki (Quaker parrot) rescued, Sadie (African grey) adopted, Lucky (Senegal parrot) rescued, Sunny (Parakeet) rescued, Yaro (dilute green cheek conure) and Froggy (turquoise green cheek conure). His favorite flock mates are Sunny and Bloo!To see more of Tweety on facebook, click here. Tweety is also on Instagram, here.Here’s a video of Tweety chattering away. His Youtube channel is here.
Meet Sondra’s budgies – Budgie Boy, Butter Bean and Bluebie. Here is their story:
I picked out these two at Petco. I named them Budgie Boy and Butter Bean.They were the best of friends. Where one would go, the other would follow.They lived happily together for several months. Then something bad happened. One day I clipped Butter Bean’s nails too short, and hurt her. She immediately became so afraid of me, that every time I came near the birds, she would savagely attack Budgie Boy and make him scream. It was awful. I feared she might really injure the little guy, and I didn’t know how to deal with her, as I felt so nervous and guilty. So I gave her to my good friend Joyce, a fantastic bird person. Budgie Boy was desolate.Although he had been attacked and hurt by her, he still adored Butter Bean and mourned and pined for her day after day. I could not console him – he wanted a bird friend. So I went and got Baby Bluebie. Budgie Boy was beside himself with joy. He ran right over to Bluebie, put his foot on him and claimed him as his Best Friend Forever.Happy months went by… Meanwhile, Butter Bean was thriving at Joyce’s house. She had become super tame, had the run of the house and socialized with every family member. But Joyce thought Butter Bean should have a life with other birds – so she gave her back to me, to see if she would get along with my two boys. Bingo! Roaring success!!!!! Buttern Bean had grown into a attractive, desirable Golden Princess, and the boys were absolutely smitten. For her part, she went right into season, although she never laid an egg (thank God). After that first time, The Princess never went into season again – for over six years, earning her the title of The Virgin Queen. This menage a trois worked out famously, for the most part. The boys were still BFFs and The Princess gave each of them special attention separately. It was extremely rare for them to fight amongst each other.A year ago almost to the day, The Good Lord reached down and took my little Golden Princess back with Him, to live forever in Heaven, with no more sickness and suffering.
In the last week of her time down here, weak as she was, she fought every step of the way – I have never seen such tenacity in the face of death – brought tears to my eyes daily, as I prayed she would be healed, one way or another. The Good Lord finally answered my prayers in His way and His time; I am eternally thankful, though I miss her as intensely as I loved her.
My boys are doing OK – During her last week, the two of them stayed together, quietly watching her from a short distance. In her sickness, she had barely acknowledged their approach, so they ended up staying close to each other, giving her space, faithfully and lovingly keeping vigil. I am so relieved and happy they have one another – Were it not for their deep bond, I believe my Budgie Boy would have been a total basket case; as it was, they were uncharacteristically quiet, and sticking together like glue – I am glad of that, as they have recovered their spirits since then, comforted by each other.
Meet Prutske!Prutske lives in Antwerp, Belgium with Inge.His favorite toys are his bells, and he loves juicy fruits like grapes and nectarines.He sometimes says cute (and naughty) things too. “Can I have a kiss (but in Netherlands), ma b*tch, what’s the matter”.Sometimes he thinks he’s a bat, then he is hanging upside down flapping his wings very fast.
Prutske has his own facebook page. You can see more of the cute little fellow here.
Meet Mr. Pickle!Mr. Pickle lives in the UK with Izabela.He has a soul of a rock star and behaves like a little diva sometimes 😁.He is a very cheeky monkey, but also a cute and cuddly little baby who loves his mum’s attention 💚, helping me with my make up every morning 🐼, watching evening TV and sharing my food when I’m back from work. He’s the highlight of my life 💕.
Meet Gizmo (right) and Tobias (left)!Gizmo and Toby live in Western Australia.Gizmo’s favourite toy is his bell, he likes to stick his head up it and wear it like a hat to snooze. If he gets in trouble, he hides his head in the bell thinking if he can’t see me then I can’t see him. We play lots of games with his bell too.Toby on the other hand loves his mirror. He is a vain little boy and loves nothing more than to sit in front of the mirror talking to himself. He wolf whistles every time I walk into the room which makes me laugh. He & Gizmo are the best of friends.Gizmo has his own facebook page. You can see more photos and watch videos of Gizmo and Toby here.
Meet Twix! Twix lives in Lebanon with Zeina.His flock-mates are Diva, Olive, Casper, Wiggles, Monty and Kiwi.Twix’s favorite toys are the mirror and the pingpong ball. He also has a new love for my water bottle. Silly thing chases it if I roll it on the floor, and whenever I want to drink he flies to me and tries to stand on the bottle. LOL He also talks. He says, “Pretty baby bird, Habibi” (that’s Arabic). I ask him what does the chicken say? He answers, “BAQ BAQ BAQ” LOL.Twix has his own page on facebook. You can see more of Twix and his flock here.
Meet Monkey!Monkey lives in Ontario, Canada with Dale.I can speak over 120 words. I like goofing around and being silly with my toys and bells. My favourite fruit is bananas.I like to hang off my dads hair so I can bite his eyes😏. I like to talk non stop during movies.
Monkey has his own facebook page. You can see more of him here.
Meet Clarabelle! Clarabelle lives in North Dakota with Sarah.Her favorite toy is a blue ball that jingles. She loves to push it around and chase after it on the floor.Clarabelle’s favorite treat is either millet or sweet corn. She also has recently developed a liking to fried eggs, to my surprise ☺.Clarabelle loves attention from her human family; she gets so excited when we whistle to her or talk to her in a happy, excited voice. She loves being out of her cage to fly around where she pleases (under human supervision, of course).Clarabelle loves to explore her surroundings and find new things to play with.Clarabelle loves phones. She learned to copy the ring of my mom’s cell phone and when she hears it go off, she starts chirping like crazy! She also knows when one of her human friends is coming home; she starts chirping really loudly when she hears the front door open.Clarabelle has a page on facebook. And her own website – chock full of cute photos and stories.
Meet Mykey!Mykey lives in England with Jenni.Mykey is 4 years old. Her favourite toy is probably spoons! She enjoys watching birds from her pots on the windowsill and when she gets sleepy, sitting/snoozing on my shoulder. She loves SWEETCORN ☺️. She talks too – her favourite phrase is “hello budgie!”You can see more of beautiful Mykey on her facebook page and on Twitter (@MykeyBudgie).
Meet Pippy! Pippy lives with her two humans in the UK.Pippy was adopted on the May 25, 2015. His favourite toy is his purple and blue cat toy with a bell in it, as it makes lots of noise when he throws it from the kitchen counter top.Pippy enjoys sitting on a pot in the window of the kitchen playing the echo game. He likes to hear the echo of his own voice when he talks into the pot.Pippy’s favourite treat is of course millet! But he has been known to steal egg noodles from our plate at dinner time – and stir fry vegetables! He can be little chatter box. His favourite phrases are, “budgie, budgie bird”, “cute bird”, “beautiful bird” and “what are you doing?”. You can follow Pippy on both facebook and Instagram.