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#233034 - 04/24/11 10:34 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: kdavoren]  
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That was an awesome article. I have been reading up on toos for along time as we considered getting one for a while, but we did not want to purchase so we kept watching Craigslist which is when we found Zazu. I knew that night that we were going to take this very special friend out of its dull, boring and neglectful environment and give her the best we could give. We have all the love in our hearts that we can give and we enjoy sharing our home with animals. We know that she has baggage but we would not have it any other way. I read all that I can on these beautiful creatures, so that I may provide for her all that is Humanly possible. This article came at a good time and a true delight to read. Our Zazu is doing her chihuahua impersonation as we speak.

#234557 - 06/11/11 03:32 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Lilbiker]  
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Great info. I love learning here; I use most of the stuff to work with Phred and Bill, who are not cockatoos, but they pretend they are, and respond well.


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#235579 - 07/16/11 05:00 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: jm47]  
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thank you for great info smile

#235901 - 07/27/11 08:24 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: kdavoren]  
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Very informative for my current situation...Thank you!

#236130 - 08/04/11 01:28 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: kdavoren]  
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Great read. I really liked the way you managed to convey so much great information by relating it to your experiences with Mitri. That made it such an enjoyable read without feeling overwhelmed by all the information. It still scared the poop out of me, making the OMG what did I get my self into feeling worse, but it also reassurd me that Simon and I will get through it, so again ... Great read and thank you.

#240537 - 12/20/11 09:50 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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fantastic and informative Garnet! Thanks so much for this.

As a very new member I was happy to read that one can print info from Mytoos as I have opened a file for Bangbang which will be passed on to my niece and gr8 nephew(s) who I am leaving him to in my Will as i am a senior with health issues.

#245058 - 05/31/12 08:05 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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Thank you so much for all the info. I have a question . Both of my birds are 6 yrs. One is a U2 , the other is a orange wing amazon. They act like a bonded pair. preening and such, at their age should I expect they will always stay close?


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#245074 - 06/01/12 05:06 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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1368, you can't ever tell. Personally, I try to be extemely alert (not easy, at my age, in my condition) whenever either bird is out. Ours do not play nicely together, as yours do, but they used to not be quite so competitive and combative. At very least, they do need separate cages, so each has his own space.
Our guys seem to want to bite each other all the time, but become very agitated if they can't see each other. . .sort of like me and one of my siblings, when we were children.

A bird may be startled by almost anything, and jump, snap, or otherwise behave in a surprising manner, and this will result, almost certainly, in surprising behavior from the other. Some surprises are funny; some are scary; some are tragic. Have you had them both the same amount of time? How long have they been together?


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#245299 - 06/14/12 09:24 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: jm47]  
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They have been together 5 yrs her [U2} whole life he is 5 yrs He is never caged . She is if I'm not here cause she gets into TROUBLE LOL I call it "Walk About" she is Never satisfied with her stuff [toys and such] for too long LOL My cousin called them the ADD Bird! God bless you jm47 for having the love for your guys "?" and Girls!!!


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#245317 - 06/15/12 04:10 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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Boy, you have your hands (and life) full of interesting activities! If they are both 6, the cockatoo ( or is the female called a "henatoo?") may be reaching puberty. Hormonal behavior could change her behavior or personality, but not necessarily. Be watchful!
U2 keepers, any ideas?
ADD bird sounds about right.


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#248886 - 10/30/12 05:08 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: FeatheredAngels]  
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Originally Posted By: FeatheredAngels
I am not an admin here but I do know that it is definitely ok for you to copy and print and share all information at Mytoos!

Hi Garnet! This was a really well-written and spot-on article, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! Thank you for posting this - an excellent read for newcomers and old-timers like myself :))

#249452 - 11/25/12 09:31 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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Thank you for a very informative article. I am in a similar position where I ended up with a cockatoo. Hope to find him a suitable home

#251074 - 03/12/13 02:56 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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Hello, I am new to thw site, I have a babay umbrella cockatoo his name is Sofie, i have him since he was 2 months old bought him from a pet store and is living with me and my husband since las week.

I have been feeding me like they thought me with the his baby food in the morning and at night, and during the day he eats seeds and nuts.

I have been watching him and his done this 3 times, right after he eats he kind of trhows up the food, like if hes very full and just wants to get rid of the extra food. i dont know how to explain but i feed him with a spoon 2 spoons and then i put the food in the cage and he keeps eating it.

I am really worried about this behavior if you please can give me any advise it would be very appreciated.

I'll be checking tomorrow to see if i got any response

yhank you very much for letting me join your site.

Maidy,Jose, and Sofi...

#251075 - 03/12/13 03:44 AM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: maidy92]  
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Get that chick to a vet as soon as possible, better yet, take it back to the breeder and get your money back. There is no way a chick that young is anywhere near weaning. It may die if you do not. Remember, these scumbags that sell unweaned chicks could never make any money if they told you the truth. Good luck and let us know the outcome. We are not qualified to give you weaning help.

#251082 - 03/12/13 05:18 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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That baby needs to be taken to the vet ASAP as an emergency. The scumbag breeder gave you misinformation on feeding. The baby food may be hardened in the crop from leaving it in the cage. CALL THE VET TODAY! This can be a life threatening situation.


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#251084 - 03/12/13 06:29 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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My heart is breaking for this baby. I hope you can take it to a vet right away and save your Sofi. A baby that young should have only been left in the care of its parents, or at the most expert of bird caretakers. Handfeeding is perilous even in the best of hands. I also hope that you can take it back to where you purchased him, and take this as a lesson learned that pet stores and bird brokers are most often an unscrupulous lot. Better to rescue.

#251626 - 04/23/13 03:24 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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What a great article Garnet! Thank you for sharing smile! Can't do enough for my baby and I am going to do even more now smile


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#257352 - 11/26/14 04:39 PM Re: Article: Living with a Cockatoo [Re: Garnet]  
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Thank you a lot for such a wonderful article! I'm totally printing it!

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