If only people wanting to own (or rather have a Cockatoo own them) came here first they could make a much better decision before falling in love without knowledge. There is rarely an engagement period is there (sometimes this can happen) and people can Cockatoo Sit many times and even have the 'too overnight or a week at a time while they learn and realise how noisy and demanding they can be, but well worth all the work and effort for people who are truly part Cockatoo :)I have seen first hand someone want to take a Cockatoo out of a home where she believed she could take much better care of it without going into any of the pros. and cons. of actually being responsible for this bird 24/7. Well she was given this completely untrained bird and it actually was less happy with her because she segregated it from the family completely because it was so noisy and she did not have the time to give to this bird it so desperately needed. To cut my ramblings a bit shorter than as I can prattle on! the Cockatoo was eventually passed onto a Rescue org. and I believe an experienced person was going to take it home and teach it all the things people with no idea what to do had not done.
I do hope this is not "Fluff". Not quite sure being very new to this great place what fluff actually is yet
Maybe my ravings about all the wonderful Wild Birds and I can go on and on as we have hundreds here where I live at the 90 Mile Beach in Australia which is 90 miles of surf and sand but for us we just love Lake Reeve at our back door which is a wild life reserve full of water birds with hundreds of black swans etc. We just love feeding all the Cockatoos (they really are very clever) who come right up to our decking
twice a day. We must buy a new printer and scanner as ours have given up the ghost.
Is this a bit too long? I do love to talk.