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getting a cockatoo have some questions, #222108 10/29/07 03:35 PM
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ok i know this is off topic, but i want to get the most responses soon, i have been doing lots of searching and studying, i think ive got most of the basics down. from there diets and behaviors. but i would really like to get some input from anyone who may have owned or who owns a cockatoo some of the pros and cons and some advice as to there upkeep. im going to be adopting a cockatoo from a family in need of rehomeing there bird. i have been wanting a cockatoo for some time and have been researching alot. and then i came across this family in need. im in the process of makeing a date to go and meet her. to see how she interacts with me and my family. ive been told she is very friendly and loves attentions which is exactly what i want. her name is baby and she is a 4 year old umbrella cockatoo female. as soon as i get some pictures i will post. but until then any tips or advice is very welcome. and wish me luck. IM SO EXCITED!


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Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: *6 budgie nutz*] #222114 10/29/07 03:50 PM
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Congratulations! They are beautiful birds with personality. My husband thinks budgies are loud, so obviously a cockatoo would be completely out of the question for me. You have probably already found this but just in case:

http://www.mytoos.com/main.shtml

I have seen large bird sites refer to this site for cockatoo info. I hope she's a good fit for your family!

Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: JenniAnne] #222120 10/29/07 04:19 PM
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WOW that web site is brutal


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Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: Keets 4 life] #222126 10/29/07 04:45 PM
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It is honest and that is what people really need to hear. It is a big step getting such a big bird and requires lots of research. We had a Cockatoo in the museum for a while but he plucked his feathers and bit constantly so we could not us him for education. Bottom line: He was not getting enough love and attention.

Good luck on your research.



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Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: val313] #222130 10/29/07 04:51 PM
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yes, i have read that website, and the love and attention and above all care is not a problem for me and i dont mind it at all. i am a stay at home mother. and i have all the time in the world to care for the bird and its really what im looking for in a bird. i want a champanion. a bird to love and get love in return and if not receave it back atleast i can give it. its not a problem. i love these animals and im willing to give it WHATEVER it needs. i know thats probably hard to believe as most people probably arent willing or give up. but i wont and i am willing. thanks anymore advice or knowledge is welcome.


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wow. yeah, brutal, but nesecary.

Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: *6 budgie nutz*] #222132 10/29/07 04:57 PM
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That is great! The bird will have a very loving home indeed! Can't wait to see pics of your soon to be new friend.



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Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: val313] #222133 10/29/07 05:01 PM
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I know it is brutal, but as said nessesary. and a real eye opener to newbies. but as i said im more than willing to handle it. and yes i cant wait to get the pictures. the owner is still considering me so its not a done deal. i will keep you guys updated.


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The rescue stories literally made me cry. I cannot believe that someone could be so cruel to such a beautiful animal. Im going to go kiss my birds...


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Re: getting a cockatoo have some questions, [Re: AndreaKat] #222218 10/29/07 11:47 PM
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ok guys, i have some bad and good news, bad news, the owner of the cockatoo decided she didnt want to send her bird home with me because i have young children frown which is understandable. but im guessing that maybe the bird had behavioral problems she didnt want to tell me about? and in a way im kind of glad she did because right after she denied me i found some pics on the web of damage that had been done by a cockatoo bite. and might i say that these were some VERYY graphic pics. that totally terrified me. and i dont want to take a chance on something like that happening to my children. like fingers,lips,eyes,ears getting bitten off. yes i said it OFF! i knew that they could cause damage but i didnt think they could cause THAT MUCH DAMAGE, but im glad i found out befor it was too late.
but the good news is, that i am talking to a guy that is trying to rehome his cockatiel, "he contacted me" He says she is very tame loves to held and hates being in her cage. which as i said befor is exactly what i want! right now im just trying to clear it up with him that she doesnt bite. but evan if she does i know theres no way she can cause as much damage as the cockatoo. ive owned 2 cockatiels in the past and i still own one "harry" although harry is not tame. so im very familar with there care and there bites. anyway wish me luck with this one guys. and here is a pic of RUCA! BTW the lady never evan sent me pics of the cockatoo. frown i think there was something fishy there.





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