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Topic: Names of your birds
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Sep 24, 2014 06:32PM)
Are your birds named after famous magicians?
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Sep 24, 2014 08:12PM)
My Macaw's name is Merlin.

The doves and parakeets have non magician names.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Sep 24, 2014 09:50PM)
I never considered my birds to be pets so after the first couple, I stopped naming them. With 31 birds in the aviary, it didn't make much sense.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Sep 25, 2014 12:51AM)
The main "star" dove of my kid's show was Boo-Boo. There were a few "Boo-Boos" over the years because I would often work the same places for many years. ;)
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Sep 26, 2014 02:21AM)
I remember Jim Swogers dogs were all named after magicians. They were chiwawa's and he used 6 for the production of the lady from a doll house, Dhe also wore a hoop skirt.

i know a dog that's named Houdini because he can get out of his zippered travel carrier.

I call my rabbit Fido and the two birds for OLE Gregory and Peck

I just got a cat and might call it Dante because it's supposed to get up to 25 pounds and has salt and pepper stripes and features,
Message: Posted by: talmagiczk9 (Sep 27, 2014 06:15PM)
I name all by the same name :)
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Sep 27, 2014 08:19PM)
Pet names can be funny sometimes. My grandkids named their cat MonkeyBoy.
Message: Posted by: Greg755 (Sep 30, 2014 02:18PM)
I never had names for my doves but when people would ask during a meet an greet (after the show I always brought out 2 doves) they would ask what the doves names were. So I would say names like Pete and Repeat, Thing one and Thing two, Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb, Alpha and Omega, Fire and Smoke, Sonny and Cher, Jimmy and Rosalyn etc etc... Depending on the age of the crowd and the time frame..
Message: Posted by: Kenz Krazy (Oct 4, 2014 07:28PM)
I called mine Dave and Mary people ask what's there names and people always laugh.
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Oct 8, 2014 11:59PM)
Huey, Duey, and Luey have been real popular doves of mine.

Also, Boomer, the boomerang dove. He's a flight bird.

Eloc (pronounced Eee-lock) is the name of a parakeet, who's the star of the ELOC routine. I also have a pair named Lemon and Lime, and before that a pair named 7up and Sprite. I also have a few parakeets named Yellow and Yolk. Guess what color they are?
Message: Posted by: Regan (Oct 13, 2014 09:36PM)
My main workers are Hocus & Pocus, and Allie & Kazamm. My main breeding pair is Ozzy & Sharon.
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Oct 13, 2014 11:32PM)
Do you bite Ozzy's head off :)
Message: Posted by: Regan (Oct 16, 2014 02:38AM)
[quote]On Oct 13, 2014, jay leslie wrote:
Do you bite Ozzy's head off :) [/quote]

Not yet!
Message: Posted by: George Ledo (Oct 29, 2014 04:08PM)
When I started work on my cards-and-doves act a million years ago, I bought two birds and started to finger-train them per the books I read. We were living in one of those SF houses where the ground floor is the garage/basement and the house itself is upstairs, and I built a large cage for them down there.

So one day I let one of the birds out and of course she fies to the most inaccessible place in the basement. But I was ready, and walked up to her and put up my finger and said "perch," just like in the instructions. So she immediately flew to the second most inaccessible place in the basement. I repeated the drill. Over and over. Over and over. My patience was wearing down, but I was determined. Finally... I walked up to her and said, "perch, dammit," and... lo and behold... she perched on my finger.

From that point on, her name was Dammit.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 19, 2014 04:17PM)
It takes six doves to do my two-dove act but the names are Spot and Rover!

(Their training came from a dog book.)
Message: Posted by: JoshRyan (Apr 27, 2015 04:23PM)
I only have 2 doves, and my daughter named them when she was 3 years old: Itch and Each.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Apr 28, 2015 12:48AM)
I dropped doves about 1995, I had two females, named Punch and Judy. I miss them! They "gave" me eight minutes of laughs!
Message: Posted by: Rook (Jul 14, 2015 11:32PM)
I "Shamu" my performance animals. That is, when one passes away or otherwise retires, I have another that is similar in appearance that I give the same name. It provides a bit of consistency in the act.

My Doves are rather unoriginally named Harry and Bess. There's got to be a thousand doves out there by that name.
My rabbit, a blue eyed white polish dwarf, is Hope S. Pocus.
Message: Posted by: paulapaul (Aug 26, 2015 12:02AM)
Clancy, Sydney, Saki, Goober, Isis, Gunner and Fraggle.
Message: Posted by: JoshRyan (Dec 17, 2015 04:02AM)
I now have two more doves which my daughter has named Snowy and Rosepetal and she's now named my lop ear rabbit, Snowstorm.
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Jan 17, 2019 03:58PM)
Just came across this thread in a search and I think it needs to continue and be update, so I'll start.....
10 doves: alpha male named Stud Muffin, alpha female named Colleen,
beta male named Riker, beta female named Trixie.
The remainder are all the second generation and #1-4 or named after Broadway show characters and #5 is Bess and #6 is .....well the gender on #6 is still unclear as its very young so we will see.
Parakeets are Mr Wormwood and Rodolfo, and Magnus
Rabbits are Bernard and Kara

Ok everyone lets hear your animal star names.........
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Sep 5, 2019 07:04PM)
Hey! don't let this thread die......please chime in......
Message: Posted by: servant (Sep 6, 2019 04:02PM)
I don't own a single animal. Not even a snail.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 6, 2019 11:16PM)
If you want a good method of marking your birds to tell them apart. Get a pack of tiny knitting plastic split rings. They are the perfect size to put on the leg of your birds. They come in different colors, so by color coding you can remember their names.

You put the ring on the leg according to gender, right leg for male and left leg for female.
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Sep 9, 2019 05:03PM)
Hey Someone buy Servant a Snail!!
Bill that's a great tip......I get the bands on ebay and they are numbered. I have tagged my doves by generation and number, Each generation we are on the 3rd now are a different color and the numbers help with their names.
Message: Posted by: thegreatscungilli (Apr 4, 2020 01:34AM)
My two birds are Squeak and Scout..
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Apr 17, 2020 04:11PM)
Skippy the Rabbit and Dino The Dove.

This is the PS in my Thank You letter for Birthdays.

P.S. For Our Friend (kids first name)

I hope you enjoyed the Franzen the Magician Show at your party! I had a very good time giving you and your friends a magic show. I am sending you more magic tricks for good luck.
Magical best wishes from your friends,

George Franzen The Magician
Skippy The Magic Rabbit
& Dino The Magic Dove

(I enclose a trick flyer)
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Apr 27, 2020 03:59PM)
I love the idea of including your animals as cast members in your show, the thank you note and flyer are great ideas!
Also I love the names....
Message: Posted by: Jerry Hornak (May 3, 2020 04:05PM)
At my kid shows through the 1980's and 90's, my dove's name was Gregory.

His last name was Peck.

Back then, there were still enough parents who at least recognized the name enough to get the pun and give me the groan.

A few years later, all I got were blank looks.
Message: Posted by: Russo (May 5, 2020 05:17PM)
Jerry - never saw a dove with 4 legs and fur before. L-O-L RR
Message: Posted by: Jerry Hornak (May 5, 2020 08:42PM)
[quote]On May 5, 2020, Russo wrote:
Jerry - never saw a dove with 4 legs and fur before. L-O-L RR [/quote]

LOL! That's Marshmallow, his buddy in magic.

Those two were the real stars of the show! :)
Message: Posted by: Russo (May 6, 2020 01:33PM)
Thinking about the time my Wife and I assisted Ken & Bert Griffin - they had 2 guinea pigs - so the could have 1 appear someplace else(?) at the end of the season, 1 guinea was twice as big as the other - they thought they had 2 males - turns out we had a male and female - Ha Ha Ha RR
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Jun 3, 2020 12:18PM)
Yeah keeping track of animal gender can be a challenge and then a surprise......
I recently got 2 chickens and I'm training them to select a card. I went to a farm that does genetic testing to check gender to make sure I didn't end up with a rooster, boy would that anger the neighbors every morning!
I have a white Silkie chicken named Obi One Henobi and a brown one named Hen Solo. Genetic confirmation that they are female and as a side benefit, the eggs are yummy.
First thing I have the chicken do when its introduced is to walk across my table over a small plastic strip that looks like a road.....and patter is, " well that had to be dealt with before anything else..."
Message: Posted by: Jonah_Illusionist (Jun 3, 2020 07:08PM)
I have six doves (three male and three female) and a rabbit (male), my rabbits name is Pucky fatness (fatness was added after he got to big to fit in my top hat). My doves are named (female) Virdy, Tippi, and Rey , (Male) Spirit, Sid and Lando.
All of them are pets and I love having them in my shows! And yes some of them are named after Star Wars characters.

Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Jan 28, 2021 04:11PM)
Gertrude, Heathcliff, Samson, Delilah, Adrian, Eli, Smarty, Doidy, Horus, Lop, Tang, Shmoofus, Farkle.
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Feb 9, 2021 02:05AM)
[quote]On Jan 28, 2021, gregg webb wrote:
Gertrude, Heathcliff, Samson, Delilah, Adrian, Eli, Smarty, Doidy, Horus, Lop, Tang, Shmoofus, Farkle. [/quote]
Ok I love the name Shmoofus!!
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Sep 15, 2021 11:51PM)
I think they wanted you to list the names of your pets you use in your act.
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Nov 8, 2021 05:24PM)
New ones...Junior, Grandson, Orange, Tang, Red, and Tarzan.