is a very cute, sweet, gorgeous and sometime a naughty lovebird!
The first time I saw her was through photos sent by my friend Katrien.
She and her husband breed lots of lovebirds and are - as I - a member of
the BVA (Belgium Lovebird Society). Jamie
was still in the nest with her parents and then one time, Rene
(Katrien's husband) found her on the bottom of the cage, totally cold!
He took her downstairs to Katrien and Katrien put Jamie between her
breasts to get her warm again and it worked! She started hand feeding
Jamie from that moment on, and in March 2003 there was a BVA show where
we met again. Jamie was there too, because she was still being handfed
by Katrien. She was the most gorgeous fishers I've ever seen, but Rene
didn't want to sell her, because he also saw that Jamie was a champion
birdy! But I was totally in love with her and wanted her, no matter
what! I kept asking Rene if I could buy/get her, and after he had some
more to drink he suddenly said yes, hee hee! I could take Jamie home! In
the beginning, after I gave her the formula, she constantly climbed in
my shirt to warm up between my breasts ... such a funny bird!
I have had her 2 1/2 years and she still is very tame. I can play with
her, cuddle with her, etc. Since about six months she has a friend, named
Bobbie. I hoped that Bobbie was a male bird (I know that Jamie is female
through a DNA test) but gosh, Bobbie (a blue fishers) is a girl too! My
dream of getting some babies of Jamie, stopped here, but I am not a
breeder, I have just had birds since I was twelve years old and they are my
At this moment I have Jamie, Bobbie and six more lovebirds, two budgies,
one Senegal parrot and one Congo African Grey. Once I get a new bird, I
will get attached to it very quickly, so that is the reason Bobbie
stayed, she is in one cage with Jamie and now they are friends. Jamie is
the boss in the cage, she's quite a character but Bobbie isn't shy
anymore and so it goes well. Jamie likes to tease my Senegal parrot too!
She isn't afraid of any other bird living here in my room.