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I'm sorry it's so late. I can tell you what happened to each of the birds if I don't still have them etc etc and I will post pictures of the ones that I have pictures of.

Firstly, I had Paulie. He was a lutino cockatiel and my first ever bird. Paulie was rehomed with the rest of my birds when I was younger as that was when I took up falconry. It was basically the tiels, budgies and quails or the hawk and sadly (but also a great thing!) I took the hawk. I didn't actually sell them nor did my family have the permission to but hey they did anyways. I was so upset.

After Paulie, I had put up an aviary and got a breeding pair of budgies.

Then I got a female cockatiel called Sugar to go with Paulie.

After that I got three bobwhite quails.

My cockatiels, budgies and quails had many chicks and I kept a lot of budgies and bought a ton more. I became a show breeder and ended up with a full bird room, floor to ceiling with specialised cages with 256 very large English budgies.

I then put a deposit down on a bare-eyed cockatoo but sadly the store sold him to somebody who gave them the full amount up front. He was called Eddie.

That lead to me finding my first ever kakariki. A red-fronted. I'd never seen a kakariki in person and had only ever seen them in books. They were really unusual looking. Eddie was a recessive pied (more yellow than green, a dominant pied is more green than yellow) red-fronted kakariki who stole my heart. Eddie passed away when a chemical used in the house (my mother had been drunk and sprayed it on the cage) got into his food and he ate it. He had a seizure from it and then slowly passed away. That was absolutely horrific.

Around the same time as Eddie I also got Pip. Pip was my first lovebird (peach-faced). She was gorgeous. I kept her in the bird room with all of the budgies and she learnt to mimick their odd sounds which really made me giggle. I'd seen her in a bird store and I kept going back and looking at her so much that the owner said I could take her for free if I wanted to as long as I had a cage. I was over the moon. Pip became egg bound after only being with me for about 2 years. It completely crushed me and my family, everybody loved her antics. She ALWAYS stuffed paper into her tail!

All of these birds (cockatiels, budgies and quails) went to a farm somewhere in the countryside who had a lot of spare aviaries. I think they're all still alive now. Well I know the tiels are for sure.

I got Chalkie after that, a few months later. I was originally going to pick up a huge female Harris' hawk who was well trained. I went into the garden and they had a few different raptors and owls. I saw the bird I was getting and thought wow. I ended up turning around and finding Chalkie, who was a scrawny, immature and badly behaved bird. And look at him now!


About two years after Chalkie I bought Axel. Axel was only three weeks old and I was hand raising her my self. She came to me as a pathetic ball of fluff who used to stomp around the house. She still stomped around the house up until she passed away. She was one of the nicest looking birds I have ever seen in my life and losing her made me sick. I fell to my knees and cried for days. I went into school for about ten minutes and a teacher had to drive me home her self because I was just that worked up. After a few weeks I managed to get back into school but I still cry now. It was a year ago last week or the week before I think. I can't help but look up from the kitchen when I'm doing stuff in hope to see her bouncing around but she isn't there. My whole family gets really upset about it. She was such a character that we had got to know and so very human. I'm going to post a lot of pictures of her, she's beautiful and you can see how she grew.






























inside her travelling box




At the time I had Axel and Chalkie I also had birds at my ex's house. He is on this forum too but doesn't come on any more.

Firstly we bought Yoshi, a red-fronted kakariki, from the same place I had bought Eddie from. She's still doing very well and has been the momma to 5 chicks this year! She's paired up with Chewee. Yoshi is really sweet and FULL of energy. She's very little for a kak and she's a cinnamon.


When we bought Yoshi we thought she was a boy, so on that SAME day we went to every place possible in search of a female. Evetually after hours of searching we found Kiki, another cinnamon red-fronted kakariki. She was really fun to be around and a little bit more laid back than Yoshi. Kiki died of unknown causes. We found her in the bottom of the aviary inside the quail hut one day. It was really sad. Yoshi didn't know where to put her self.


Flash was next, from the same store as Kiki. She is one of the most beautiful birds you will ever see! She's a lutino red-fronted kakariki. She's super fun, super bouncy and can never hold still. She's more of a -view from a distance- kind of bird. You never get a chance to see her. That's why she's called Flash haha! Pictures of her are a rare chance! Flash is currently sitting eggs at the moment.


After that I found Chewee. Chewee was in the same store I had gotten Kiki and Flash from. I saw him and just thought awwwwwh, he MUST come home with us. Chewee is another red-fronted kakariki (dominant pied). Honestly. I fell in love. We took him home and unlike the other kaks we have, he didn't go everywhere. I got a stick for him to step up on to but he was completely cool with my hands. He wasn't hand raised, not tame or anything like that. But he is so sweet, seriously. We got him out and he flew to different places in the room and chewed on stuff. He'd like that over there, fly, nom on that in that corner and never stopped. Hence the name! He is now a daddy and has had 5 chicks with Yoshi. The babies looked JUST like him!


Next were my first pair of zebra finches, Soots and Sweeps. These came from the bird store Eddie was from. They're AMAZING parents and have had a stupid amount of babies. I've lost track. Soots is the female and Sweeps is the male. They are the parents of Marvin and Aya.




After that I was given a trio of Chinese painted quail as a present. Shanny and Janny the two females sadly passed away of the same problem, both were egg bound. They had plenty of grit and egg food and they both did it within days. It was awful. However, Bubba, the big chunky male is still doing great! He's now with another two females which I got from a horrific situation. More about that when I get to them though.
I only have a picture of Bubba, I can't find any of the other two


gunna have to continue this thread in a post below now SO NOBODY COMMENT UNTIL IT'S ALL DONE!!!

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After that I bought two budgies off a guy who didn't want them any more. Billy (green) and Cosmo (blue). I fell in love with them and hadn't seen budgies cuter than that before! They just made me melt. Cosmo is now paired up with Elle and Billy went to another home. Cosmo and Billy had always been really close but once they had gone out into the aviary they had started to pick on each other. I rehomed Billy to a guy who's budgie had died and his wife was really upset. She's doing fine and lives in a nice cage and gets attention every day.

and this cause it makes me laugh


Not long after that I got my Gouldian and Bicheno finches. I got them from a breeder and sadly both lots died except for one Bicheno. I felt bad for her so she went to live with a guy who had a male waiting for a female. I think it may be something to do with the breeder, not too sure though. They were Inky, Blinky (Bichenos), Pinky and Clyde (Gouldians). They're named after the ghosts from pacman haha!
Here's the Bichenos flying


Here's the male Gouldian


and here are the pair


After that we bought a breeding pair of lutino cockatiels. They were very nice but VERY loud and the neighbours just wouldn't have it. I rehomed them to a cockatiel breeder. They were called Johnny and Akiko. I really loved them but I never had them for too long, being as the neighbours didn't like it.


Even louder than the tiels were my quaker breeding pair. These guys were in a really rough state. They both had quaker mutilation syndrome which was horrific, they'd pull their feathers out, then their skin! And I've never heard anything as loud in my life. Constant screaming and upset at EVERYTHING. The neighbours freaked out about those two, and they went to a small public zoo. They were called Fernando and Loretta.




Not long after, we also bought a pair of diamond doves and Bengalese finches. And by mistake, from the same breeder. The diamonds have been, well, diamonds! They are by far the sweetest of all the wild birds I have. And they're always entertaining me. I still have the diamond doves, who are amazing parents, but the Bengalese went into an auction. I felt dreadful for them but the zebbies were hassling them ALL the time and they were struggling to get along. Cookie and Corbit are the Bengalese and Cher and Dmitri.

both the doves and bengals can be seen there

I'm finding it hard to keep track now!

I found Ralph, ANOTHER cinnamon red-fronted kakariki in the same store as Kiki, Chewee and Flash. He's been one of the funniest birds I own. I've never known such a silly animal. He's also stupidly quick, and witty! He can outsmart you, easily! He makes me feel dumb! He's currently being an almost daddy to three eggs that Flash is sitting on. I saw him in the store and I couldn't say no!


I then bought home from a big store 2 budgies and 2 Chinese painted quails. One of the quails dropped dead after like half an hour of coming back home and one budgie some how escaped. I have the one quail (Osbean) and the one budgie (Bubbles). She sat and waited for her mate to come back but he never did. It was awful. She has had many chicks. Her first 'husband' was Bruce who was bought for her at an auction. He sadly passed recently from unknown causes. I can't find a picture of Osbean or Bubbles but I know they're in the budgie roll call thread.

I then got Bruce, another budgie, who is HUGE. Was huge even. Explained above ^^^

After that I got Joey. Joey is my moody, bratty, baldy and ever so awesome cockatiel. He came from a really rough farm where he certainly was not getting the care he needed. I saw his ad for £15 and thought, hey! I'll go check that out! And I did! And I couldn't not take him home. I love Joey to bits and I wouldn't change him for the world... except his noise!


After that came Cheech and Chong. I really did adore them. They were a breeding pair of linnies. They were soooo chilled out and laid back. Alex has recently rehomed them to focus more on the kaks. I was very sad about this but I was told they went to a good home. The one thing I don't miss is the biting! Man those little things pack a punch!


Next there was Tom and Alfie. These were two young budgies who were dumped on my doorstep. Literally. Nobody wanted them and word of the street was I kept birds, so they left them to me. I had them for a while, tamed them, cuddled them, loved them but at the time I wasn't breeding budgies but my friend who lives a five minute walk away was, so I gave them to him. I've never had a snuggly budgie until I got Tom. I never wanted to see them go. Alfie had a really bad wing too, it wasn't right. Eventually, in my care he learnt to fly!


Then there were the parrotlets. Who I totally and utterly LOVED. They were adorable but they just couldn't stand all the other birds around. I gave them to a man who had other plets and wanted to breed. Clover and Shamrock were gorgeous. I'm seriously going to get a hand tame parrotlet when I can, a blue male!




Along came Tobi, my white-faced cockatiel. He came here from an auction and was a present for me. He was meant to shut Joey up, did it happen? No! But I do love him so much! He's very cute too! Tobi will be breeding next year.


After him has to be the cutest pair of lovies ever, except for Mango and Munch! Picasso and Blackjack were being rehomed because the breeder wanted to focus more on his IRNs. They had both been housed with the ring necks and Picasso had terrible damage to her face. They came home with me and straight away I was in love with them. They're very gentle, never bitten and ever so cuddly! Blackjack loves me, I can't get him away from me! They're now sitting on 3 eggs and Picasso has healed greatly!
Here's Picasso before:


and here she is now



and of course Blackjack



Then I realised I could tame Marvin, and well. Marvin was SO sweet to start with. Couldn't get her off you! But now she's matured, she doesn't need us! I miss sitting with Jack and listening to him play guitar with Marvin sat on it haha!




After a long wait, I got Dexter. My gorgeous turquoise yellow sided green cheek conure. He's the craziest, silliest, happiest little bird there is to exist! I can't really say much about him at all. He leaves me completely speechless. You all know him anyways!


Pickles came soon after. I got Pickles from the National Exhibition, hosted by the Parrot Society. He was only £50. Completely wild. He was with his sibling but apparently one was enough at the time. He was never nasty to me while he was in his carry cage at all. I got him home and got him out and he just bounced around and climb on me. I tamed him VERY fast and on like his second day he let me give him scritches. He now gets along AMAZINGLY with Dexter and both of them love to be with me just as much. Pickles even flies over to me now.


and last, but certainly not least (I've tried to keep these in order!) is Reco (changing the name) the Red bellied macaw, who I SHOULD be getting on Saturday!


I know I've accidentally missed some out but hey. I also have 2 Chinese painted quails with no names, a white zebra finch called Aya, Elle, Rico, Sqwibble, Patrick, Stanley and Sam the budgies. All these budgies have come from the auction except for Patrick, who is son of Bruce and Bubbles and Rico and Stanley, who are from a friend!

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Right as I saw it was ALL your birds I thought... Oh crap this is gonna be a while!!!! All beautiful!


Kona-Green Quaker
Fred (so far)-Blue Quaker
I'll miss you, Scully-African Grey
Ruby-Chocolate Labrador
Mylee-Black Toy Poodle
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Thank you! It was so hard to write it all. I've got shoulder ache now. Its also like nearly 1am. I started it at half 10!!!

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Woah! It's 7 here so we've got a few hours more!


Kona-Green Quaker
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Yay!! Thanks so much for sharing Daisy! I loved reading your 2 enormous posts

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I got a bit lazy in the second and started writing less, I was far too tired

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Daisy,
Thats epic!

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Thanks! Hurt my brain like crazy

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And I thought I had a lot of birds..



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Hehe. How many you got?

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