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Edition: 012
29th May, 2011
Oscar Becomes Angus And Settles In Well

Oscar Becomes Angus And Settles In Well

Poor ‘Oscar’, within 24 hours he had travelled from Scotland to Durham and then to Barnsley, had a new cage and toys to get used to and a 12 yr old boy ‘talking Scottish’ to him through the bars to make him feel at home ! Then, due to personal reasons I was unable to keep his given name so confused him further by renaming him Angus (having come from Aberdeen, it was as good a name as any). Angus had a quiet 24 hrs but soon made up for it. We got a ‘hello’ each time we came in the room and he ... more >>>

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African Grey Parrot Centre ™ Newsletter 012 Edition

Hey All,

Apologies for the newsletter being a little later than usual this week but we went on a brief holiday down to Plymouth (Where we met Pat) and only arrived home about midnight last night. We had such a lovely time down there and would highly recommend if anyone is thinking of going for a break in the country to go down there, there is SOOO much to see we just couldn't cram it all in so I think we'll definitely be heading down that way again, I'm sure there will be plenty of photo's from the excursion floating around Facebook or the site in due course.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this week's newsletter I'll let you get on with reading it.

Till next time,

Paula & Rick
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Testimonial From Syd’s Old Owners

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Testimonial From Syd’s Old Owners

It has been several months since Paula, Rick and the children came to our house in Wallington to collect Syd. We have had Sid for over 2 years after a good friend of ours emigrated to Portugal, and as I had had an African Grey before we were more than happy to take Syd. Syd is a great bird, very chatty and definitely a man’s bird, we loved having Syd around, but unfortunately she was constantly plucking her feathers, and as myself and my partner were at work all day, we felt it unfair to leave her on her own all day, (even though we ... more >>>

Parrot Rescue Fund


Hi everybody,

Once again a roundup of the fund raising activities that have been going on and that continue to run.

First of all, thank you all very much indeed for continuing to shop through Easyfundraising, even if we only earn 5p through Ebay or something, it really does add up and at the moment the total raised this quarter stands at £44.75, which is absolutely brilliant for doing nothing, other than clicking through the Easyfundraising site. So, if you know anybody that shops online, let them have our link and ask them to register and shop through the fundraising link. Spread the news on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you visit regularly on the internet. It's not very often you get something for nothing so take advantage and boost the rescue funds.

The raffle is still going, it is going to be drawn on June 4th, that's next Saturday, so get your tickets 50p each or £2 for five. Limit is £2.00, please help, there are five prizes to be won with the top prize being a £10 Amazon voucher! So any new member who would like to join in, please feel free to pm me and I'll explain how to buy your tickets and Good Luck to you all that have them already.

High Five Fund is still going, again, any new members that would like to join in, it's just a case of putting any spare 5p's in a jar and on August 21st we are going to count up and the amount you collected, you can donate to the Rescue Fund.

Rescues are coming in thick and fast and really every penny counts, as we know, it's a costly affair looking after a Grey.

The usual things are still for sale, avatars, keyrings and fridge magnets.

Thank you all for your continued support.


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IQ Test

Bob's Weekly Round-Up

Well it's newsletter time again and the AGPC forum has been very busy for the last fortnight, so what's been happenning.

Well we had an IQ test thread which was popular although Sarah-Jane and Toria couldn't understand the instructions. Debbie got married but Chocko is already doing her best to split them up and Anne-Marie was caught flashing her knickers in a petrol

Paula being as observant as ever found two week old baby Greys that she had no previous knowledge of, Pip was on top of the world disturbing a peregrine falcons nest and Pat stated that her bengalese finches will not breed again, we eagerly await the next clutch.

Sorry to say we have had a couple of formal complaints this week, first from The Hoff who has been receiving weird and rather rude fan mail in Russian, and second from Hugh Fearn Whittingly who has complained about an intrusive and persistent stalker. Unfortunately the members can not be named as they have both taken out a super-injunction. Nice to see Irina and Karen posting on the forum.

Paula and Rick visited Cornwall this week, Rick tells me the pasties were delicious and well worth the horror of coming face to face with Pat. Donna lost her head (and not with Karmen) and Lesley found a great new use for her crutches, stirring up arguements in her threads.

That's all for now folks, Bob

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Isabella Weighs Up The Pros And Cons Of A Companion

There has been very worrying talk this week about a possible companion for me. Not a good turn of events. I rule the roost here and I don’t think that I want to share my position with anyone. If it was to happen there would have very strict criteria about who I was prepared to share my home with. I will not ... more >>>

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Isabella Weighs Up The Pros And Cons Of A Companion

Top 10 Topics This Week With Most Replies

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  2. Irina
  3. Bob
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  5. Pat
  6. Mrs Piker
  7. geff
  8. Mandi
  9. Tatty
  10. karen (bella;s mum)

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