My name is Nick and have been lurking on these forums and others for years while trying to determine if adopting a Cockatoo would work for my life. I finally decided to register for this site due to the frankness of the comments. Most other sites seem have a culture of coddleing new comers to the site and cockatoos. Well I have finally come across a bird that seems to match with me. I’ve worked with birds on and off for years and have kept two over the years as well. I’ve got a fair amount of experience working with and around Cockatoos, so I have a decent idea of what I’m up against. Anyways, I just wanted to introduce myself and I’d love to hear from some local cockatoo owners near me. I’ll be making a new thread in regards to the Cockatoo I am adopting in the correct thread. Please feel free to chime in on that post with any advice you may have for me. Thanks everyone!