Baby's New Years Resolutions... - Sunday, 31 December 2017
Baby's New Years Resolutions for 2018:

Welcome to the New Year! I thought I would formulate some new year’s resolutions for 2018, so I googled the top five resolutions people made last year. They were…

1.   Lose weight
2.   Get organised
3.   Spend less, save more
4.   Stay fit and healthy.
5.   Enjoy life to the fullest 

At 90grams, I am already optimal weight for a cockatiel so I’ve scratched number one off the list. Living the life of Reilly at Moffat Beach Vet Surgery, I don’t really have to organise much in my life so I’ve been able to peck out number two on the list. Being a bird, I’ve got no finances anyway so number 3 is out. Living in a vet clinic, I’ve no problems with my health so number 4 is a no go for me too. I guess I will have to go with number five and enjoy life to the fullest – look out girls! I expect a full body massage including beak and feathers daily, a bird bath once a week, top quality food and treats daily and lots of kisses and cuddles. I mean, you wouldn’t want me to break my resolution would you Dr Linda???

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Melbourne Cup 2017 - Sunday, 29 October 2017
Melbourne Cup Baby Blog: 

So it's Melbourne Cup again - big deal! What makes horses so great anyway???? Yes, I've read the newsletter this month, and yes, I suppose some of the "horsey" facts are cool - sort of. But compared to a horse, we parrots are literally super-heroes with AMAZING talents. Check out these interesting parrot facts....
  • Parrots are incredibly intelligent birds - the African Grey Parrot is thought to have an IQ similar to that of the average 8 year old human child. They can be taught to count, recognise shapes, letters and more!
  • The parrot is the only type of bird that can bring food to its mouth using its feet - we should seriously be invited to more dinner parties because we really have exceptional table manners
  • Parrots can see UV light (ok, that's not quite as cool as super-man's xray vision but it comes pretty darn close in my books)
  • Large parrots (like cockatoos) can live for more than 75 years and even the small ones (like me) can live up to 15 years!
  • Parrots don't have vocal cords. They have amazing control over the trachea/wind pipe and can alter the shape and depth of it to produce noises of different pitch (so yeah, maybe don't laugh at me the next time I blog about trying out for "birdie idol" or "the voice" you puny humans!!)
  • A parrot's beak can close with a force close to 160kg psi (don't stick your fingers in my cage - I will draw blood
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Baby's Caloundra Music Festival Blog: - Sunday, 1 October 2017
 Baby's Caloundra Music Festival Blog:

All I ever hear about this time of year is how great the Caloundra Music Festival is! All the clients come in raving about this band or that band and what a great time they had. I’ve lived here at Moffat Beach Vet Surgery for 13 years and not once have I ever got an invitation to go and see this iconic event. Well, enough’s enough! This year not only am I going, but I’m going to perform (well, until the security guards drag me off stage that is – hee hee) I was thinking about whistling the theme song from the Adam’s Family or maybe Pop goes the Weasel but then I thought I might add something new to the repertoire. All you dedicated Baby Blog readers will be the first to see the lyrics of my much anticipated new hit single “I’m Baby, and I’m great” (sing it to the tune of the Adam’s family)


I’m cranky and I’m grumpy

My stature’s short and stumpy

When the cat’s around I’m Jumpy

I’m Baby and I’m great!


On Sundays I feel lazy

I’m actin’ kinda crazy

I’m old – my memory’s hazy

But I’m Baby and I’m great!

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Ode to a Mother - Thursday, 27 April 2017

Mum you're always loving and you're always there for me
Only you could love me still when I spill your cup of tea (after you have been trying to make it for over an hour in the first place)
There's no one else quite like you when you smile on me with love
Heaven was looking out for me when they sent you from above
Every day I look at you and thank my lucky star
Really, really love you mum (ps - could I borrow the car?)

To all the lovely mums out there - Happy Mother's Day!!



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Best wishes from the Easter Parrot! - Friday, 31 March 2017
It’s April now and Easter is here, 
Time to bring on the chocolate cheer.
But keep it away from your cats and your dogs
Or else they’ll vomit and do runny bogs.
A big enough dose will cause fits and death too.
It’s not good for birds either, so whatever you do
Don’t give your pets chocolate treats on Easter day
Instead, give us kisses and cuddles and show your love that way.
Happy and safe Easter break to all my peeps!
Love baby.

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Baby's Valentine - Monday, 30 January 2017
 Baby's Valentine Blog: 
So what do you think of my Valentine's day selfie?  I beak-crafted these little love hearts from rose petals taken straight from Dr Linda's garden. Here I am placing them on her bed sheets (I did use one of them to cover up a birdie poo-stain but if everyone keeps quiet on that she'll never know) Oh no! I think I can hear her yelling out at Nurse Alex now that someone has destroyed all her roses. I'm outta here!!! Signing off til next month xx 
Love, Babyheart
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New Year cleaning tips for you and your home - Saturday, 31 December 2016
New year cleaning tips for you and your home
 Anyone who enjoys a good red wine at their New Year's Eve party will know how annoying the stains are if spilt. My top tip? Make sure your shirt and carpets are the same colour as the wine and presto, you and the house are clean!
New Year's Eve fireworks are often frightening for dogs (stupid creatures). If you follow Dr Linda's tips and keep them inside during the event, you're going to end up with one helluva pile of dog drool and other umentionable bodily secretions to clean up! My tip? Attach an icecream bucket to your dog's collar to catch all the drool and "Tena lady" disposable nappy pants work a treat at the other end. Bingo! your house is clean.
Cats love to play with tinsel and other christmas tree ornaments but they do nothing to help you clean up or pack them away when the New Year comes. Also, they leave all their hair around the house. My top tip? Take your cat to the vet and have them put to sleep and Bingo, your house is clean!  Oh Oh! Dr Linda is coming and I think she might have just read that last line - gotta fly before she makes me into a feather duster and makes the clinic clean.
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Baby's cranky Christmas Blog - Thursday, 1 December 2016
  Baby's cranky Christmas Blog:  

Someone came in with a new Christmas perch for me and I hate it!! I won't sit on it even if my birdy Maccas treats are hung from it. It makes me so cranky I have been inspired to sing this song........

Deck the Halls with leaves of gum
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo, wah wah wah wah
Tis the season to be glum
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo, wah wah wah wah
Don we now, our garb of black
Boo hoo hoo, Boo hoo hoo, wah, wah, wah
Give old Sandy Claws the sack
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo, wah wah wah wah
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo, wah wah, wah, wah!!!!! 

Editor's note:
This is the Christmas perch which was made with love and generously given to Baby as a Christmas gift. He sat on it today for a photo shoot and it didn't bite him after all....It is obvious that an opportunity to get in front of the camera is more important to him than being a cranky Christmas grinch.


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Baby's Melbourne Cup Flutter - Tuesday, 1 November 2016
 Baby Blog: Melbourne Cup Flutter
It's Melbourne cup again - my hasn't the year flown by!  This year I think I will host my own luncheon down at the beach - no cats allowed! I will definitely have a flutter on the race - pun completely intended! I have come up with a few ideas for the fancy menu but am still open to suggestions. I'm thinking a seed loaf with sea salt and balsamic vinegar as entree,  noodles with sesame seed garnish for the main and poppy seed cakes for dessert. Not too much seed?? And I better not forget the birdy bubbly as well.  I'll only drink a little - just to celebrate. (I don't want to feel seedy the next day!) Oh so much to plan, so little time to do it!!!! Gotta fly!!!!
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Baby's grumpy Halloween - Wednesday, 21 September 2016
 Baby's Grumpy Halloween Blog:
All this talk about black cats has made me grumpy! I personally don't believe that if a black cat crossed my path that would be lucky for me!! How I am feeling about Halloween can't be expressed in words so I'm going to let my avian friend take over the blog.

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