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What in Z World?It is spring here at the farm and things have been quite busy!  I have been doing some spring cleaning around my cage and decided it was time to spring clean the blog also.

Spring is a great time to take the cages outside and give them a strong once over.  Air the rugs out, shave the dog, re-pot the no-no plant and move the Finch cage!!

My first task for the blog is to close out the “What in Z World” Week 8 contest!  Teri said the item looks like some crazy sort of torture device for cats.

And now the answer!I wanted to try it out on Smoky but Hello said that was being ugly and it is very hard to turn because it is so old.  Jan Santor came in the closest as she guessed that it was a capping device.   You were sooooo close that I am going to award you as the winner; however, the item is actually for opening jars.  Here is a picture of the bottom.   I think it would be cool for everything to have instructions on the bottom and then you would never have to guess what to do with it.  Mine would read:

How to handle the Z.The next item on my list is to help you guys out with “What in Z World” Week 9. I have added an additional picture to help in your guess.  To go to this link click here.——->  (Week 9) Once we reach week 10 I am going to start mixing things up.  I have decided not to do the What in Z world contest every week because I have some new series that I want to start. (More on this later)  Weeks will then become Items opening the site to more of my antics.

Current series and contest include:

What in Z World?

What’s Z saying?

You Gotta Z This!

Z…art! (If you are an artist and want me to feature some of your pet artwork on my site please contact me)

New and up coming series, contest, games and stories.

Wordz from Z’s Ghetto!

What’s Z Difference?

Treasurez in the Toilet.

Dogz vs. Catz

The Pool to Pond Conversion.  (Hello is converting the pool into a huge Kio Pond)

Bustin into Z Beez (The hive has not been touched for years)

FunZ’s and much, much more….

Be sure to subscribe to my blog to not miss out on all these cool things and any of my confessions.  I love being crazy and knowing that I have fans that like to laugh, comment or just shake your head at me makes it all worth while.  Your buddy and friend….Z Bird!

P.S It’s gonna be fun!

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I’m no Artist! … Or am I? I have seen my share of art in my pea pecking days and I still don’t get the white canvas with the Red dot off to the right! I’m not paying $10,000 for that! Modern/Contemporary/Abstract call it what you want!

ZBird Warholizing.egg by ZBird1 on Aviary

by ZBird1 on Aviary

What I have here is an original work that I did myself. I not only have included several different colors from my pallet but an actual image of a very famous bird! +3 (plus 3) That is right 4 separate images of myself in an array of colors. This is a wonderful deal. I went totally green and used no paper, canvas or paint! Totally intangible! If you look closely in the center you may find some words but just look closely. Don’t read anymore until you look!!!…………Look again!……… Ok .. so you didn’t see the words… I said you may and….maybe you did but I did not include any so you got a bonus if you did.

I am going to give my readers a special deal of the day. I am only going to charge you for looking at this fine piece of art and I know that you looked for those words and all because you trust the Z Bird. I trust you too! That is what friendship is all about right? I also trust that you are going to correctly calculate how long you looked at the artwork. Us being friends and all you may even look again to make me feel like my art impressed you and it’s so stunning that you could not take your eyes off it. When I made it I was stunned myself and you can see it by the tilt of my head in the actual piece. This is a total action shot! +3 (plus 3) That is a lot of action for one piece of art! I bet if you could touch it your finger would burn from all that action.

Art is hard work and you have to put a ton of thought into it. I put a lot of hard work and thought into what I thought was fair compensation for my piece of art and being that you are such a great friend I want to give you a special deal. For all the ladies you can pay me in air smooches and for you guys in thumbs ups. That’s right 1 air smooch/thumbs up for every second you looked at this incredible, fantastic piece of art! Be sure to take one more goooood look and make sure this is the piece that you want because it is going to go fast and who knows when I will have enough energy to do art again? Enjoy!

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Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo

You can go to YouTube and see many videos on dancing birds!  You will also find a great number of the videos star a Medium Sulphur Crested Eleanora Cockatoo named Snowball.  You may have woke up this morning and the first thing that crossed your mind was “I wonder if a bird has rhythm?”  Well leave it to your ole buddy Z bird to bring you this video of Snowball simply answering this question.   Here’s the set up:

1. The video is a little long but trust me you are going to want to see these highlights.  If your looking for cliff notes or game hints here they are.

0-1:00= Cool!  Snowball has got this little foot thing down and yes he has rhythm.

1:36 = Hello loves that move he starts there.  The way the feet turn in and out!

2:00 – Snowball gets the head in the action!  You don’t want to miss the bob!

3:00 – Snowball pauses to decide his next move and then Bam!

3:26 – He now rolls the head all the way around!  Really getting into it!

3:46 – This bird just looses it!  I mean just wild and he knows it!

The rest of the video you are just in shock wondering how this birds head is still on and yelling for others to come and see.  Please enjoy today’s “You Gotta Z This”   Rock on!

If you would like to learn more about Snowball’s story you can go visit his site at Bird Lovers Only or you can go to the Bird Lovers Only Blog. Snowball has traveled all over with his dancing talents and is involved in many fund raisers.   Go Snowball you’re my hero!

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M R Ducks

M R DucksPart 2

What the heck?

Crazy Birds

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I have an IdeaA Birds Bad Dream

Last night I had this crazy dream!  I dreamed that I was playing the headless cockatiel like I do in the shower and my actual head fell off and down into the bottom of my cage.  It disappeared down in the bubbles from “Can Someone Pass Me the Soap”.  I guess I fell right off the perch and all I could think about is saving my head from disappearing in the bubbles.  I started flapping my wings real hard to blow all the bubbles away from my head.  Hello woke me up by making it daylight with a light bulb and told me to calm down.  She checked my wings for broken blood feathers and would you believe?  My head was just where I left it.

Did you know that it is common for birds to have night frights?  This is why it is important to be sure you keep a night light or a soft light on in the room where a bird sleeps.  Night frights can be dangerous to birds because we can hurt ourselves on toy or break our blood feathers.  Broken blood feathers can cause a bird to bleed to death because it acts as a straw and will not let the wound close up.  If you ever have a broken blood feather you better hope that your person knows how to pull that feather all the way out and save your life.

This is when my idea hit me.

It would be cool to have a light bulb installed right above my head.  It would be like the idea light that appears except this one is there all the time.  Just imagine if I wake up the light comes on and when I sleep it dims out.  If you saw someone with their light out you would know that they were not home and if someone ever had a bad idea it would crack or explode.  Dummies would always be broke from buying bulbs and all the smart ones would be popular.  We would be the life of the party and could light up people’s life.  All the bad guys would wear black lights and all the naughty girls would wear red ones.

You Light up my life!I would be really smart and get the new florescent bulb because they may cost a little more but last 5 to 6 times longer and saves energy.  They also have the coolest shapes!  Teri knows all about florescent bulbs because she was the winner of  “What in Z World Contest Week 7” The picture was a close up of a long florescent bulb that had a bad idea in the kitchen.  Teri be sure to go to my Contact Us page and give me an address to send you a prize and thanks so much for playing.  I bet Teri has a bright light over her head as she is really smart.

I want to ask you guys…..If you had a chance to have a common household item just poof out of no where that you could use what would it be?

If you are ready to play the next “What in Z World” press here —-> Take me!

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Can Someone Pass Me the Soap?

I’m not sure what the code is for cats and why they just hate getting wet.  I think they have been told if they get wet they will melt.  With even a drop it seems they grow extra legs and claws and run like the wind.

Dog in the bath.With dogs the whole bath thing can go either way.  Some do, some don’t!   Rd likes baths because he is always looking for some deer dung to roll in so Hello will have to wash him again.

Fish love to take baths!  I know this because I have yet to see one not in the process of bathing.  Those Fish guys like it so much; Hello has to drop food in while they hang out underwater.  They stay underwater forever and I never see them sleep.  The thing I don’t understand is with all that bathing why do humans say fish smell bad?

I have several interest so I don’t have as much time as Fish to bathe, But, I love getting wet!  Anytime I hear the water turn on I get so excited that it might be my turn to shower.   This week I collected a few pictures of some of my Facebook friends enjoying their shower.
Chiquito playing in the water.This first photo is of Chiquito and her human Liz Visser’s arm.  I love how Chiquito is just hunkered down taking it in.  I think he is trying to be a fish. Through all those drops of water I believe that I can see a smile coming through. You dirty devil your getting clean!

Bella in the shower

Pally Williams took this great photo of Bella taking her bath!  I bet if we were there in the bathroom she would be singing to us.  Look at how she lifts her wings to be sure to get all the feathers.  I do the same thing when I am in the shower but I like to hide my head under my wings. It is kind of a trick I play. I want Hello to think my head went down the drain. Hee Hee

Z with his little bathtub looking at the bubbles

Last of all it is me and my little bathtub!  This bathtub is way to small for me but I like play on it after I take my showers.   I am not to sure about these bubbles floating around in my drinking water but check out this cool bath sponge Hello got.  It fooled all of you on this weeks “What in Z World”.  I loved all of your guesses this week and it could have been all those things but it was just my little sponge buddy I named “Scrub”  I win this week!  Gotcha!

If you are ready to play this weeks “What in Z World” press here —-> Ready!

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What’s Z Saying?

So here is a little ongoing game I invite everyone to play!  It’s called What’s Z saying?  As the saying goes “A picture is worth 1000 words.”  So here is your chance.  I’m going to put up picture of pets and you get to put in what you think they would be saying…. I am sure that we are going to see some really cleaver comments!  Sooooooo….What’s Z Saying?…..

What do you think?
Be sure to put your answers in the comments below.  If you are receiving this by email press here—-> Take me!  to find comments easy.  Have fun!!!

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What in Z World? (Week 5)

I wanted to bring up the bar this time.  You are going to know this or you are going to learn something new on this one.  I believe that you are going to find this very interesting.  I don’t want to give it away.  This weeks “What in Z World” picture is:

What in Z World is this?

Now if you think you know what it is be sure to submit your answers in the comments below.  If you are viewing this from an email subscription press here—–> take me to go to the web page to submit your answer.  Good Luck!

If you get this one fast I will have to peck your eyes out!  (Hee Hee, Just Joking)  Good Luck!

We have a winner! Compare your answer here—->What is it?

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Yes it has happened!  We knew that it would!  It was a matter of time.  Echo has now started to dance.  As many of you know Echo ( the Peacock) is our latest addition to the farm.  He is less than one year old and being that it takes about two years for a Peacock to reach full maturity we were not sure if we would see the dance or not.

Echo's first dance!His tail is short and he looks like a fancy Turkey.  He struts around looking all handsome and stoic.  Echo truly gets into it.  He is so funny how he will fixate his eyes on something like the cat (Smokey) and puff out.  Smoky is not the least bit interested in Echo’s efforts to look huge and will often look off to the side.  Echo begins his approach by vibrating his tail, arching his neck and not taking the smallest blink of the eye.  Smokey lays down on the ground as if to say “Wake me up when this is over tuff guy”.

The whole thing always blows over as Yoda (Peahen) walks right in front of Echo chasing a bug or some other item that catches her eye.  Notice that no one really cares about Echo’s dance but Echo.  Poor guy.

Peacocks are not the only type of bird that uses its feathers to get attention.  I have found some of my Facebook friends that like to strut their stuff.

Milton being a hamThere is not a shortage of Cockatoos on the net spreading their feathers in play and showing how big and wild they can be. Here we have Milton spreading not only his wings but his crown. I’m just a cockatiel and would flip right out if I saw this guy in a dark alley. Milton’s human helper is Barb Vagg and says that Milton is always hamming it up. Thanks for the cool picture Milton.

Keiker playingI am not sure if Cockatoos can cook but it looks like Keiker is chasing someone out of the kitchen. Maybe his favorite show on animal planet just came on and he is rushing to the big box.  Hello says he looks like a little white teddy bear and she wants to just swoop him up. This makes me mad because I already have to split my time with Charlie. Keiker don’t you come running round stealing my human.

Bella acting like a Peacock
This is not the back end of a little peacock. This is the tail spread of a cockatiel like me. My friend’s Freddie and Sarah shared this picture of Bella and what a show. I have been spending most of my time lately getting my tail feathers ready. I had no idea that I could do this. I do wonder if Bella is taking one of those boga (bird yoga) classes?

As you can see you don’t have to have a peacock around the house to have a great show. Birds love to have fun and showing off for our humans are one of the best times we have. So if you see us doing our dance you better watch or I’ll send my buddy Milton over to wake you up! Raaaahhhhhhhhaaaaaa!

If you enjoyed reading about me and my friends be sure to subscribe to my blog so that you can get all of my confessions. It’s gonna be fun! Z Bird

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Things Done With Sheep!

Ok so I have heard of some crazy stuff humans do with a sheep! Hey “Shut the cage door” you think I am going there? No, this is a family site and you’re not pulling the wool over my eyes!

Why…..

I wanted to share this video because it simply is just one you have to see. Now I want to be honest with you. It will take you less than 3 minutes to watch but it is going to cost you about 30 minutes plus of your day. The main reason is because you are going to want to see it again and then you are going to have to bring in reinforcements to confirm the whole thing. You might as well bookmark it because it will be stuck in your head and then you are going to want to see it one last time. But, it will not be…… your last……Please enjoy today’s You Gotta Z This!

Be Honest…..

I want a full report so how many times did you watch it before you just had to show someone?  We want to know?  Post you story in the Comments Below!  I’m getting ready to watch it again.

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