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#260922 - 01/18/18 01:11 AM Hi from Darby  
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I grew up with cockatiels and parakeets. I now am a proud friend of a Umbrella cockatoo named 'Fred" (I didn't name him) and a bare eye cockatoo named Bandit. Hi everybody!! smile Fred is a very loving and gentle bird who has had two previous owners that treated him like family. I don't know beans about raising these guys, but Fred is very patient with my "mistakes". Bandit came from a breeder a few months back. He is eight years old and is still scared of his new surroundings. He sure doesn't care for cats much. I have seven of those furballs.

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#260924 - 01/18/18 12:47 PM Re: Hi from Darby [Re: darby18]  
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Welcome to Mytoos. Bandit is a smart little too, good reason to be fearful of cats. Have you done any reading on cats and birds? Im sure you have, having had birds all these years. This if for anyone new to birds reading this post. Cats have Pasteurella Bacteria in their saliva which is deadly to birds. A simple quick nip by the cat if the bird gets too close can mean their death in a very brief time period. There is a ton of information here at your fingertips to help you with your birds. The site has been around now for over 15 years. There is a search feature in the top right side of the page where you can look for specific topics.


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#260928 - 01/18/18 09:59 PM Re: Hi from Darby [Re: BE2Cassie]  
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Thank you. My larger too plays with the cats or chases them away but Bandit is more intimidated. One of my young cats,(just nine months old) really bothers him.

#260931 - 01/19/18 12:53 AM Re: Hi from Darby [Re: darby18]  
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So you didn't even bother to read what I wrote concerning Pasteurella!


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#260934 - 01/19/18 09:25 PM Re: Hi from Darby [Re: darby18]  
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Huh? I have only been a member for a month or so, and I have had my cockatoos and cats for quite awhile. Yes, I was told by the breeder that a cat's saliva can kill a bird, and that is why I monitor the situation closely. When I am gone my cockatoos stay in their cages. I am not getting rid of my cats, they are also rescues who were thrown away by human beings. One, I found in weather of three degrees above.

#260937 - 01/20/18 12:34 AM Re: Hi from Darby [Re: darby18]  
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According to your join date you became a member last February. How do you monitor the cats and toos together if they are playing or chasing one another? Didn't suggest that you get rid of your cats, many members are able to have their toos and cats co-exist in the house.


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