My name is Cris, from Milwaukie, OR just outside Portland. I just adopted a bare-eyed cockatoo from the Oregon Humane Society. As you may have heard they rescued almost 250 birds from abysmal conditions- http://www.oregonhumane.org/birdsrescue/
and adoptions of these birds started yesterday. They had quite a few 'toos- Moluccans, umbrellas, sulfur-crested, Goffin's, even a galah- so hopefully more adopters will find their way here!
My guy is settling in, wary of the resident critters but playing happily with toys. We know nothing of his age or history but the volunteers who cared for him believe he was a pet at some point- he talks and may know some basic behaviors. We'll take it slow and easy, and yes, we'll schedule a vet visit
This forum has so much useful info; I look forward to taking part!