The Bird of the Month for August is Uno. Congratulations
Uno and Lori!! Uno is a baby cockatiel. Isn't he just precious!
Here is what Uno and Lori told Mama Bird.
Thank you for picking me!! I am very special to Lori. My parents are Sunny ( female Lutino) and Bert (male Gray/Pearl).
It was their first attempt at parenthood and Lori's at breeding and hand raising. Sunny
had 5 eggs and 4 were infertile so it was truly a thrill for my humans when I hatched on May 25th, 2002, thus the name
"Uno" (I'm number one and only)! I was left with my parents until I was 3 weeks old.
I was such a joy to hand feed and quickly bonded to Lori. Her only problem was that she
managed to clean me up so good that I lost all of my feathers under my beak and chest...OOPS! (They have since grown back!)
I stayed with Lori in her bedroom and after every feeding
we would play and I would jump on
top of our tape player. Lori would turn on the "cockatiel training
tape"!! I would get so excited listening to the whistling!! I have
now moved into the "bird room" and I have my own cage. I really like
to play with my mirror with a bell attached. I love to eat
millet sprays and fresh spinach! When Lori puts me on the floor, she crawls on
her hands an knees . I follows her across the room like a puppy. I have learned the "step
up" command in a matter of minutes (all this and brains too)!!!
My husband, Joe, and I have two children, Michelle, age 16 and Robert,
age 9 who share with us our ever expanding love for our birds! Our
"feathered family" consists of 33 birds and 2 eggs! 18 Cockatiels, (four
babies hatched last week), 8 Parakeets, 2 Fischer Lovebirds, one Canary
and 4 parrots (1 Umbrella Cockatoo, 1 African Grey, 1 Lilac Crowned
Amazon, and 1 Blue and Gold Macaw). And all of this began with one Normal
Gray Cockatiel named boB, yes it is Bob spelled backwards!! He refused
to get off of my shoulder at a visit to a pet store, so he rode home with
me that way! The rest is history!! We have a lot of "second hand birds"
or "pet shop rescues" as we call them. Many were badly mistreated and
then just discarded when their owners no longer wanted them. We bring
them home and spoil them rotten....my family claims the birds eat better
than they do!!! (They are probably right too!!) Well, I could go on and
on, but We truly want to THANK YOU for picking our little Uno for your
bird of the month. He will always be our #1 firstborn who beat the odds
and brings such happiness!!We are so lucky
to have him in our "flock"!!
Mama Bird said:
Uno, you are the first baby that I have had
the pleasure of meeting. You are an adorable baby and a very lucky one too!
I wish you a very long and happy life. You are truly
a little miracle bird.
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