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Barney is a Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot who loves to go on bike rides in his “Fun Cage” As of January of 2017 he has ridden more than 12,000 miles on his bicycle in the New Berlin / Waukesha area.  If you see him while you are riding or walking, say “Hi”.  He is always happy to meet new people.  

See what he has been doing in the posts below.  If you would like updates “Like” Barney on his Facebook page

Barney presents the Great Turkey Strut Off. This was filmed outside Herb's office window in Brookfield Wisconsin USA. Spring mating season brings out competition for hens. There was one hen about 20 feet away who's attitude was basically "meh"

Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Barney the Biking Bird added 7 new photos.

It has been a while since we have done a post, of course Barney does not do much riding over the winter since he lives in Wisconsin USA. He did have a good year, ending with a total of 12,449 miles in his 4th year of riding. 3108 miles for 2016. We did actually take a ride in January as it got to 57 degrees F on a Saturday. Barney was able to see some (melting) ice sculptures. We hope you enjoy the photos and look forward to seeing you on the trails again soon.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney, it's Dunkin and Sherry from NY.It's nice to see you getting out.We can hardly wait for warm weather.We will be following you on your travels.LOVE YOU BARNEY3 months ago

Barbara SchneiderThanks for the great pictures Glad to hear from you Looking forward to hearing from you when the warm weather gets hear3 months, 1 week ago

Gracie Hernandez-EngstrandHope you will be riding more with this upcoming warm weekend.3 months ago

Michele JonesGood to see you again Barney!!!3 months ago

How to prepare a parrot for Thanksgiving dinner!

Posted 6 months ago

Isabel PortoThank you Barney. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving in the company of your loved ones (human and feathered).6 months ago

Gloria SchroeckHope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Barney!6 months ago

Suzanne Brousseaumy Amazon is enjoying a turkey bone I brought home for him6 months ago

Suzy VanElkanThat's amazing and funny. I know he's having his own feast. Happy thanksgiving6 months ago

Sherry HamiltonSame to you and your human Barney.Our babies had their Thanksgiving treats and as usual loved it.Have a wonderful day.6 months ago

Barbara SchneiderBarney, you and your peddling partner are a hoot!6 months ago

Michele JonesThanks Barney! Love you!6 months ago

Jenni CefaluI was expecting a dinner jacket...lol6 months ago

Mary Ann KiepczynskiHappy Thanksgiving, Barney!6 months ago

Sorreyya UrkanliThanks barney for great tips i sure your enjoying extra treat and thankful for all who love you.6 months ago

Barney the Biking Bird added 4 new photos.

Barney reached 12,000 miles back on September 25th. Two days before we had a warmshowers.org guest from Australia join us for the night of September 23rd (our second around the world guest from Australia this year). She took the ferry from Michigan to Milwaukee and we met her in the dark on the Henry Aaron trail. Even when getting dark it is easy to spot the Barney Bike! In the morning we biked to Waukesha and had coffee at the Steaming cup. Debbie went to the farmers market and I rode with Lois to the start of the Glacial Drumlin Trail and said goodbye and Godspeed and then headed back to meet Debbie and the market. Her name is Lois Wolf and she is biking around the world. She had started in Turkey and was headed west from there. She has a very nice blog about her ride. http://www.cyclingsolowithlois.com.au/ She is currently in Montana so hope she makes it thru to the Pacific without a snow storm. Sorry about the delays on status updates. Lots more to share, but will wait a bit for the next post.

Posted 7 months ago

Lois WolfHi, I had one snow storm back in Miles City. Over the mountains and in Idaho now.7 months ago

Lynn Koeppen-BurkardHi Barney the Biking Bird. We moved. How about doing some biking with Barney in Newburg Wi !7 months ago

Barbara SchneiderWas wondering if you were biking. Haven't seen any poste from you7 months ago

We have been way behind on Barneys posts and not all has been the doom and gloom of the recent gas spill affecting our back yard. Barney reached 11500 miles back on August 26th. Attached is a short clip of Barney reacting to people reacting to him. Shot on Aug 28th by the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

Krysta SutterfieldI love seeing how he's so excited & happy to be out & about. Great mental stimulation.8 months, 1 week ago

Mary Ann KiepczynskiI missed seeing you, Barney. I am glad to see you have been out & about this summer!8 months, 1 week ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney Thebikingbird how are you? Are you and your family back in your house yet?Have a wonderful day.love you8 months, 1 week ago

Annie HassingerIt's good to see you again, Barney, have wondered where you have been, glad to see you are well!8 months, 1 week ago

Kathryn WilsonLove getting your reports. Thanks for sharing.8 months, 1 week ago

Margaret Preston-PetersenWhat a sweetie he's adorable😄8 months, 1 week ago

Jackie Kimber GuenetteLove him!!!8 months, 1 week ago

Thomas HarmonYay Barney!8 months, 1 week ago

Windy WendyYou are so darn cute8 months, 1 week ago

Barney and Swifty are hanging out at the Lanex office for the day. Deb and I stayed at a hotel last night. We have a breeze now from the east so airing out the house and it is getting better. In the mean time the party continues in our back yard.

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Carrie StonerHow are the two birds doing?8 months, 2 weeks ago

Margaret Preston-PetersenOh my goodness!!:(8 months, 2 weeks ago

Barney and Swifty, safe at Matt and Nancy's house a couple hours ago.

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Judy BiebelWhat a nightmare for you. So happy they're safe. Please keep us posted!8 months, 2 weeks ago

Suzanne BrousseauHopefully will be a short stay but better to be safe8 months, 2 weeks ago

Joy BlahaHopefully they weren't exposed to the bad air.8 months, 2 weeks ago

Barbara SchneiderGlad they're safe, make sure the two of you are safe too8 months, 2 weeks ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney8 months, 2 weeks ago

Sorreyya Urkanliglad your all are safe and sound8 months, 2 weeks ago

Barney the Biking Bird added 3 new photos.

Our back yard

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Barbara SchneiderSuch a terrible thing, all the animals that are going to die from this8 months, 2 weeks ago

Michelle KupperSo sad!! Keep your boy safe!!8 months, 2 weeks ago

Update......Going to pull the trigger and move birds. smell getting worse and I think it will be a while till gas in creek is gone. They are working further down past us and not even here any more. It is a tributary of the Fox river so a big deal. The gas station about 1/4 mile from us had a gas spill and it ran down the creek behind our house. There are cleanup crews working, but now the basement smells like gas and I am worried about Barney and my wife's zebra finch. I cannot find anything in particular on the web, but I know that birds are sensitive respratory wise. Does anyone know for sure of have a source on gasoline fumes and birds. The frogs are dying in the creek which is sad but I don't want to go there and scare more in the water either. Not a good scene.

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Barbara SchneiderDo you have some one close you could keep them at their home until they take care of your problem. Sorry to hear of your problem, that's scary when you have pets8 months, 2 weeks ago

Michele JonesPull fresh air into the house from the front side with a fan. Yes be careful of the fumes!8 months, 2 weeks ago

Marilyn GuentherThat's not good how much gas spilled8 months, 2 weeks ago

Jennifer BrinkOh no, stay safe Barney & family! I know natural gas fumes are dangerous to parrots. I'd think gasoline has a similar effect.8 months, 2 weeks ago

Gary FranceschiniBetter to be safe the sorry. Good call moving Barney and the finch. So sorry this is happening in your backyard 😔8 months, 2 weeks ago

Suzanne Brousseauyes good idea to move birds as they have sensitive respiratory tracts - better to be safe than sorry - hope this is resolved soon8 months, 2 weeks ago

Michelle KupperGood idea to get them away from there... If you need a place, they are welcome here... Charlie is always entertained with visitors!!💕8 months, 2 weeks ago

Sherry HamiltonI'm glad you got your babies out of there.We will pray everything goes ok and you can go home soon...love you8 months, 2 weeks ago

Jeanne BrevoldWhere is this located? So sorry it's happening to you and the birds and other creatures outside.8 months, 2 weeks ago

Nancy KeeOMG yes very smart to move them ASAP.8 months, 2 weeks ago

Gloria SchroeckPlease move the birds if at all possible. Thanks.8 months, 2 weeks ago