Lucky the cockatiel or the Apple ringtone?
The Guardian is holding a vote for Australia’s Bird of the Year. You can vote here. Which bird do you think should take the prize?
*Don’t tell Sido, but cockatiels weren’t even in the running. Boo!
They see me rollin’…
*photo Leon Cook/Stars and Stripes
This little one was found in a parking lot at the Yokota Air base in Japan. Employees of The Stars and Stripes newspaper launched a social media site to look for the owner. Not long after, Kumi Sato recognized the budgie as belonging to her mother.
Ao-chan had escaped from an open door and flew 15 miles before being found. Ao-chan is a therapy bird for Sato’s mother, who suffers from dementia. The family looked for Ao-chan and posted flyers. The little bird was lucky as many stray cats and crows are in the area.
“When Sato arrived at Yokota to retrieve the lost parakeet she asked: “Ao-chan?” and got an affirmative tweet in reply, prompting a flood of happy tears.”
You can read the entire story here.
Buddy can mimic her voice (though he doesn’t talk when she’s around). Pretorius heard him talking to Alexa in the next room and put two and two together. You can read more about Buddy and his Amazon order here.
*It’s a good thing my flock doesn’t talk. Millet and toys would arrive at our door nonstop.
Are you thinking of adopting a bird?
MyBird (with Birdhism) has a little quiz you can take to let you know which bird is right for you. www.myrightbird.com
After you get your results, there is information on how to care for your new bird and even links to rescues where you can adopt.
So take the quiz and let Cooper know which type of bird is right for you!
September 10, 2017
While checking I-95 this morning for stranded motorists, Cpl. Laff of Post 23-Brunswick stopped with a vehicle near mile post 10 in Camden County. The vehicle had been left unattended for approximately twelve hours. Inside the vehicle was a bird cage with five parakeets. Animal control was unable to respond and take possession of the birds. Cpl. Laff, being an avid animal lover, made the command decision to remove the birds from the vehicle and relocate them to Post 23. A tip of the Trooper hat to Cpl. Laff, Post 23’s Pet Detective!
– From the Georgia Department of Public Safety facebook page
Yesterday we went to a fundraiser for Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary. The fundraiser was a 68th birthday party for Obi (an Umbrella Cockatoo).
We now sponsor Ozzie, too. Who could resist this little cutie?
Happy birthday Obie!
The Shukavana bird home in Mysuru, India.
His Holiness Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji created Shukavana to preserve endangered species of birds. Next to the aviary is an avian hospital, where Dr Swamiji and his team of volunteers treat injured, sick and abandoned birds. Sri Swamiji has an incredible relationship with the birds and has trained many of them to talk and interact with visitors.
Cooper decided that once a month she wants to feature those who rescue, shelter or are active in the conservation of her feathered friends. This month she would like to promote The Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (CAARE).
If you live in the area and would like to help, you can adopt or volunteer. You can also support this organization by donating. CAARE has a facebook page where you can see photos of the parrots posing with their adoptive humans. Cooper loves to see the photos of the birds with their new families.