The Crazy Suburban Mom: Did you ever know a cockatiel?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Did you ever know a cockatiel?

They're the sweetest collection of feathers and even
though they could deliver a bite if they wanted
too, I've never met one that bit.


When my son was four and in daycare he had a
class picture done. He was the talk of Bright
Horizons. Well, Noodle was.

When my Noodle died I visited pet shops and
cried for a about a month or so until I saw Tazzy.
She was a mess. Alone in a cage because the other
cockatiels picked on her, pulling out all her crest
and tail feathers. I took her home.


She had one noodle feather, one tail feather
and her beak was crooked. She smiled to the side.

But she's turned into quite the looker...


Although my favorite part might be her...


Her sweet expression.

And know those orange cheeks cockatiels have?
Tazzy's are heart shaped.


And then there's this...


Which I find irresistible...

Now, Ginger on the other hand finds all this entirely resistible...
When Tazzy comes out Ginger goes into her crate...


And shuts the door...

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Lin 12/19/09, 12:04 PM  

You know how there are people we were destined to meet? Well, I feel the same way with animals. I KNOW that there are some reasons that I was sent certain animals in my life. And you and Tazzy were just meant to be--for each other! What a great story! And look how happy and healthy she is under your care. WOW. She is lovely. :) Nice love story, Tracy.

Leslee 12/19/09, 12:31 PM  

She is a beauty!! You took such great care of her, it's the nurturing in us Mom's...

Me thinks that Tazzy & Ginger have a little 'understanding' which is why Ginger retreats to her crate... CUTE!

Maureen 12/19/09, 1:37 PM sweet. How nice of Ginger to give Tazzy her space.

Now will you be pulling any other pets out of the closet? Ginger is famous but Tazzy, who knew?

@eloh 12/19/09, 6:34 PM  

I miss Tazzy's travels.

Ginger... trust can be a double egded sword.

Blia 12/19/09, 7:05 PM  

Very nice pictures. Your pets are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

mama-face 12/19/09, 8:22 PM  

I didn't even know you could nurse a bird back to health! You must have such a loving heart they can't help but thrive; all of your babies.

Ann 12/20/09, 7:09 AM  

What a pretty bird, love the heart shaped cheeks. Poor Ginger she looks so sad in her crate, she must be jealous :)

MoonNStarMommy 12/20/09, 10:59 AM  

What a pretty bird!! LOL at your puppy!

I'm catching up from a long blogging break but I'm back now :D

Your Daily Cute 12/20/09, 12:37 PM  

What a beautiful little story. You are GREAT for taking her home. I'm with Lin, sometimes certain animals and people were just destined to meet!

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