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#254664 - 01/23/14 05:23 PM Hi from Casey&Casper--almost feel guilty!  
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Hello All--

I'm Casey and I have a 22 year old U2 named Casper who came to me a year ago from a family member who couldn't care for him properly. I am Casper's sixth home at the very minimum, there may have been more that I don't know about. Through intensive research I've learned how to care for him as best I can. I still don't have a flight aviary built but he has everything I can offer him: a day and night cage, good food, calm household, etc.

I've read in many places that the honeymoon period can last up to a year and I've been waiting for Casper's behavior to turn for the worse. Amazingly, despite some serious neglect--and I suspect abuse--Casper has never bitten me or even tried, and other than his occasional screaming fits has none of the awful behaviors I've read so much about. He doesn't pluck or mutilate himself and shows no evidence of ever having done so. He does not like strangers and is very leery of all males, as a result of which my husband and son don't mess with him at all, but compared to others' experiences that seems minor indeed.

I don't know whether Casper is just an inordinately stable cockatoo or I've managed to do something right or some combination or something else entirely, but he's doing great with us and I want to keep it that way.

I'm here to learn more about his needs and compare notes on behavior, diet, schedules, routines, etc. Thanks for the opportunity!

#254666 - 01/23/14 05:40 PM Re: Hi from Casey&Casper--almost feel guilty! [Re: Casey&Casper]  
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Welcome Casey.

#254669 - 01/23/14 06:31 PM Re: Hi from Casey&Casper--almost feel guilty! [Re: Casey&Casper]  
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Welcome Casey & Casper. Sounds like Casper has settled in nicely with you.


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#254673 - 01/23/14 07:31 PM Re: Hi from Casey&Casper--almost feel guilty! [Re: Casey&Casper]  
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#254684 - 01/24/14 12:01 AM Re: Hi from Casey&Casper--almost feel guilty! [Re: Casey&Casper]  
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Welcome to MyToos. You have come to the right place to learn about your bird. smile


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