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I hate posting this, Mr Peeper's has passed away.

He came to me in October 2014 with multiple illnesses I hoped to get under control. I managed to get him cleaned up and mite free but he had fatty liver disease that I tried everything to reverse without much luck.

This canary was the most spunky crazy aggressive funny little bird I have ever had the pleasure knowing. He had the biggest personality I ever saw, he touched my heart and will be missed greatly.





He had a cute butt and I cannot lie.

He also had Q-tip leggings or pantaloons.





He was always wondering what I was doing with the small clicky light box in his face!





As the illness was taking over he became very itchy and would often rub his face on a pink mineral block. I think he wanted to be a fashion model canary.





He was a large canary called an opal agate, he was so large he was almost the same size as SPX the budgie.





He was a beautiful bird with amazing colors and markings.

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So sorry to hear... Rip mr Peepers
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I'm so sorry to read this.
He was such a cute and adorable little guy.
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I'm so sorry about Mr. Peepers! Is SPX a single bird now?
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Sad!
You did the best you could and I am sure he knew that and loved you for your efforts.
Fly little one.


A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.
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Oh no I am really sorry this happened... you did everything you could possibly do. Take care and Fly free Mr. Peepers you will be loved and remembered.

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I'm so sorry about Mr. Peepers! Is SPX a single bird now?

Thanks Griff.

Yes SPX is my single budgie now. He came to me as a very young chick and was a solitary budgie for a long time with me. I have housed him with a couple of budgies in the past 2 years but he ignored them didn't play or preen or hang with them and continued to use me as his playmate.

He's been as active and social with me as ever so I'm not too worried about him being on his own. I work from home and have a relative who lives here and is home 24-7 so she keeps him company.






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Thinking back............ I realized Mr Peeper's did a bunch of things here he had never done in the the first 1 1/2 years of his life. Mr Peepers was removed from the home of a breeder who didn't care for his birds at all.

Mr Peepers never ate fresh fruits veggies eggs or a variety of good seeds or had a healthy diet.

That changed when he came here, I gave him so much fresh organic veggies to munch and he loved them! I sprouted varieties of seeds for him.

He never had medical care from an avian until he came here. The day I got him I didn't even go home with him right away, I went straight to my avian and got him checked over and started ivermectin treatments ASAP!

Mr Peepers had lived in a tiny show cage for a single budgie alone. The cage was filthy with one perch in it and a scummy looking water bottle. There were no toys, no cuttle bone, no mineral perch. He have never had a bath EVER.

Here he had a large clean cage with toys, perches a swing a cuttle bone and mineral block. He surprised me when he would touch or play with the toys, he would also play with toys in SPX's cage. Most canaries don't play with toys at all.

Daily I doted on him giving him attention by talking to him all the time, I made sure his cage was clean changing his water dish a couple of times a day (because canaries are MESSY!)

I made sure he had a bath tub of fresh water available for his many daily baths and he loved to bath! It was fun to watch him, he must have thought he was in heaven!

BATH TIME CLICK HERE!


He lived in a tiny shed/room with artificial light and no windows. Here he would land on a cabinet I have in front of the bay window in the den, he would stand in a pool of sunshine/light watching activity outside the window.

He never heard music at the breeders, here music plays all day in the den/bird room and he loved singing to the music I played.

At first when he came here he never sang, he couldn't sing he could hardly peep as he had such a horrible case of air sac mites that the illness was slowly suffocating him.

After he was air sac mite and feet and leg mite free he could sing and singing was something he did well he often amazed me with his trills and warbles.


SINGING MY BUTT OFF! CLICK HERE!


When my avian said he needed exercise and the exercise will help with his fatty liver disease I figured it was time for Mr Peepers to learn to fly.

There is about an 7 foot span from his cage across the room to SPX's cage this was a good place for him to fly back and forth from. I would place him and some favorite fresh food on top of SPX's cage. He understood this was where his fresh food was going to be now so he had to fly back to his own cage where he slept drank and bathed and ate his seeds.

At first he flew awkwardly back to his cage trying to figure out how to get from the top of his cage to the inside of his cage but he was smart and mastered that in no time.

In little over a week he mastered flying back and forth to SPX's cage to his own cage with such grace, he didn't fly fast he was careful and calculated but as he grew more assured he started coasting and gliding into his cage with ease while landing safely on a perch like he'd done this his entire life.

He loved flying and flew over to SPX's cage every day several times a day back and forth to help himself to SPX's fresh food and maybe find some stray seeds on the cage floor.

LEARNING TO FLY YAY! CLICK HERE!

He would amuse me by going to the bottom of SPX's cage hunting for stray seeds by hopping/crawling under the newspaper liner. He was quite the character.

I was happy to see him do so many things he never did in his lifetime while he had lived at the horrible breeders.

But then he would sing or fly around the room and hang out with SPX in the large flight cage "Peeping" noisily and I would I smile knowing he must have been truly happy for the first time in his life.


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I am so sorry for your loss

It sure sounds like he had a wonderful life with you and lived it to the fullest!
You took excellent care of him and have great memories.

He sounds like quite the character - it never ceases to amaze me how different each bird's personality is. And how some people just look at them as "birds" -if only they knew...

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I am so sorry for your loss

It sure sounds like he had a wonderful life with you and lived it to the fullest!
You took excellent care of him and have great memories.

He sounds like quite the character - it never ceases to amaze me how different each bird's personality is. And how some people just look at them as "birds" -if only they knew...

Thanks MissyB, yet it is true that every bird has their own personality. I've seen this time and again and I am always amazed when I meet a fellow fil lover/owner who share their birds lives with me.

My aunt lives here with me and she is an avid cat lover but in the months she's been a part of Mr Peepers and SPX's lives she said she was amazed at how interesting and funny both birds were. They were incredibly different in their interactions with me but she never thought birds had huge personality's, she said she just thought they pooped ate sang and sat in cages being boring.

She's been converted into a fid lover now.





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I was so saddened by the news of Mr Peepers passing. I am glad he got to experience a good, happy life before dying. He got to live the way a bird should live. Good bye Mr Peepers.

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I was so saddened by the news of Mr Peepers passing. I am glad he got to experience a good, happy life before dying. He got to live the way a bird should live. Good bye Mr Peepers.

Thank you Anna, I know you have 1st hand knowledge what incredibly fun and interesting birds canaries can be. I'm sure you knew what a character he was by my many posts/clips and pics I posted elsewhere.

I've never had such a wacky crazy canary before he really surprised me with his antics and outgoing personality. I had so much fun with him when I joined up on a couple of boards and shared his life with others.





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Some funny Peepers pics.

Peeps Birdy Bread





Peeps and the magic mushrooms




HaPEEPY Thanks Giving Peepers




Peep's laughing hysterically at the destruction of the borked nanner




Peep's pecking the borked nanner





Xmas Peeps av




Merry Xmas Peeps and SPX






HaPEEPy New Year Peeps and SPX




More Signature pics





Arrrr Matey, I'm a pirate Peeps.






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Those are so cute - thanks
How is SPX doing without him?

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Thanks MissyB, yet it is true that every bird has their own personality. I've seen this time and again and I am always amazed when I meet a fellow fil lover/owner who share their birds lives with me.

My aunt lives here with me and she is an avid cat lover but in the months she's been a part of Mr Peepers and SPX's lives she said she was amazed at how interesting and funny both birds were. They were incredibly different in their interactions with me but she never thought birds had huge personality's, she said she just thought they pooped ate sang and sat in cages being boring.

She's been converted into a fid lover now.
YAY! So glad you were able to convert her!

My experiences with non-bird people are similar, they often think birds exist to attack like in the movie.
We'll just have to continue working on showing people how silly, funny, happy and loving they are.

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Those are so cute - thanks
How is SPX doing without him?


Oddly SPX doesn't care about his cage interloper being gone. SPX always stayed on his side of the cage and pretty much ignored Peepers. They sometimes stood close together but it was usually when SPX wanted to perch where the canary was at that moment.

I can't say they were buddies, both of them knew there was another bird in their midst but both were indifferent that there was another bird there.

SPX is playing singing flying around acting like a goof and trying to give me a bald spot by yanking at my hair when he flies by.

So its same ole same ole with my budgie.





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YAY! So glad you were able to convert her!

My experiences with non-bird people are similar, they often think birds exist to attack like in the movie.
We'll just have to continue working on showing people how silly, funny, happy and loving they are.

We have our work cut out for us when it comes to showing people how amazing birds can be. I sometimes think when a person sees how fun a bird can be they think. "oh yeah I will get a bird all it needs is a little cage and some seeds. That's cheap and I can afford that."

These are the people who scare me because they don't want to learn how important it is how you house and care feed etc for any bird. Luckily there are so many forums and pet shops breeders, bird fid owners that express all the needs you have to do to care for you bird even if its a small bird like a finch or budgie.

The mass of information often scares people away from owning a bird as they don't want to spend the time or trouble buying fresh food or taking the bird to an expensive avian or learning all that goes into owning a pet that can live up to 20 years or more depending on good care.





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I totally agree. I think cage cleaning is something so many people don't understand also (along with everything else you mentioned). People ask how often to clean the cage - that's scary, it depends on the bird! One bird could be messy enough to need cleaning twice a day and another only needs every other day, but it's like people don't pay attention and only clean once a week!

The other one is when the birds are quietly sitting and people want them to "do something"! I love when my birds just sit and we watch a movie.

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