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Thursday, September 10, 2009

For Laura

For My Dear friend Laura,
To you my dear, for all your friendship, love, battles, brain, fun, life, family, and just plain friendship.
Thank you for making this site for me and Bubba. I love you for that.
I know this is a hard time for you and I pray everyday for a miracle cure for you.
I will miss you if you leave this world. I know it is too soon.
But what ever the mission is that God has for you, I know you will do a great job.
Thank you for all the laughs and wonderful chats.
I love you forever on this side and the other.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Hey, its me, Bubba! We finally got moved to Granny Bird's! Boy, was that a feather-ruffling situation. Goldie has been screaming for 2 weeks now. That's because Mama Bird has her cage looking out a big picture window, and Goldie is a big scaredy-cat! She's afraid of squirrels!

Ok, in all honesty, I've been screaming some, too. But hey, after all, we just moved to a new place, and Mama Bird doesn't have our new room ready just yet. So I have a right to throw a fit or 2! And it's all gravy, 'cause when I start throwing my own fits, I also scold myself. When I get a little overworked, I just finally tell myself to "Stop, Bubba". And it works. Usually. Sometimes.

The Greys are doing well. Africa and Congo Louie have settled right in here at Granny Bird's house. And they have made a lifetime friend of Granny Bird's paramour, Big D. He has totally fallen in love with the both of them. They are so darned polite! Except when it comes to their corn. They have a bit of an attitude when they feel it's time for more, saying, "When do you think we could get more corn?"

Well, now that we are in our new place, maybe Mama Bird and Auntie Bimby will be able to tell more of our stories, and pass along more parrot-training goodies to all of you.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Another big gap in between posts!!! Looks like me and Mama Bird and "the girls" will be moving! It's still 2 months away, but Mama Bird has LOTS to do - yard sale, selling on ebay, packing, etc. It's a good thing we won't be going far 'cause Mama Bird's gonna have to load all 4 of us in a pick-up truck for the move. AND, she has to build us a special room in the new place - wow, didn't we just do that here 2 years ago? Oh well, Mama Bird is currently working on an e-book on hand feeding hatchlings. It will be posted here FIRST! And, just maybe, we'll give away a few copies FREE! Check out the joke page, I think Mama Bird put in a new one.

Friday, May 05, 2006


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Baby Goldie >>

My sister "Goldie" was hatched August 1996. She is a Blue and Gold Macaw.
Mama Bird got Goldie when she was still very young, but sold her to another woman. The other woman didn't bond with Goldie, so Mama Bird traded a Sun Conure, 5 baby Cockateels and one other bird to get Goldie back. Goldie doesn't talk as much or as well as me and my other sisters, Congo Louie and Africa (African Greys). She calls Mama Bird "Aura".

Goldie is a very sweet and affectionate bird, and really loves getting in the shower with Mama Bird. She prances and dances in the shower, getting her feathers immaculately clean. Here she is right after a shower, and we call this her "Big Hair"!

Actually, Africa and Congo Louie are the only ones who call our human "Mama Bird" - I call her "Woosie"!

Goldies' "Big Hair"

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Aratinga Genera of Conures

The Aratinga genera has 19 species, including the popular Mitred and Sun Conures.

Conures have been imported into the United States since the late 1800's; however, by the early 1980's, importation had almost entirely been replaced by captive breeding programs. This in turn led to birds being sold that were healthier and better suited emotionally to captivity by virtue of handling and hand-feeding beginning at an early age.

Conures, in general, are playful, intelligent, "big parrots in a little parrot body." They also love to snuggle under things, like a piece of fabric or a fuzzy stuffed toy. My favorite snuggling takes place in Mama Birds' sock drawer! I love to roll around in her socks (and sometimes in her lingerie) and hide, and then I start laughing!

We Mitred Conures are very affectionate, intelligent birds and get along well with other Conures. We can learn a variety of words and phrases, and love nothing better than playing or cuddling with our owners. I sit on Mama Bird's shoulders or in her lap when I'm out of my cage.

In the wild, Mitred Conures flock together in large numbers, which is why we love company in captivity. We LOVE bathing and need a variety of chew toys to keep them from becoming bored.

Mitred Conures are very curious, playful birds and are fun to watch as well as to interact with! That's why we make such wonderful pets!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Bubba's Bird Buzz - Tip #1

Birds that are fed a balanced diet will usually outlive a bird that is being fed a "seed only" diet - sometimes as much as 2 or 3 times longer, depending on the breed. A balanced diet for your bird will include a more "pellet-based" diet, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. (I like corn the best!)

To get more tips on raising your bird, Click Here

Me and Mama Bird

Hi Friends! Sorry it's been so long, but Mama Bird has been a little under the weather!

I came to live with Mama Bird 14 years ago, when I was just one year old. I was hatched July 15, 1991. At first I had another Mama. She and her husband had 2 daughters. I lived in the computer room, with no cage, and pretty much had the run of the room. As I started growing I became VERY noisy, and I didn't like one of the daughters very much - I used to chase her around the room. So my first family decided I need to find another home. Breeder Ruth was bird-sitting me while my 1st family was on vacation, when Mama Bird came over to pick up another hatchling to hand feed. It was love at first sight! When Mama Bird came into the room I got so excited, I started shouting my own name and I flew to Mama Bird and ran all the way up her arm, to her face and french-kissed her on the spot! I have been living with Mama Bird ever since! My first family wanted $350 for me, but Mama Bird didn't have that much money. However, she did have some hand-crafted wooden benches she had made and painted herself. So I was traded for a wooden bench and $80. Mama Bird and I got the best end of THAT deal!.

Hey, be sure to check out Bubbas' Joke Page!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Parrot Training

Click Here To Download A FREE Parrot Training Video

As it says above, I am a Mitred Conure, of the Aratinga family, the largest conures. Conures speak very well. I make up my own words (ickpoo) and sentences, and I LOVE to sing and laugh! But not all humans are as smart as Mama Bird, and some humans need extra help teaching their bird to talk, or how to even behave with their birds. Click the link above for some free help for humans!