Glad to hear your optimism! A positive attitude can make all the difference in the world when taking on cockatoos. Sure, it is challenging but they really adapt well over time when in a loving and enriched environment. You will have down times and they will be the telling times. If you can stay positive and wade through the tougher patches, it will pay off.
Thank you for taking this little guy on and I hope you will make use of the large data base we have to help you.There are just so many variables involved with parrots and their caretakers. I want to wish the best but I also read your dog post and you were given excellent advice. Take care and be very cautious in the first year as disaster can be at hand.
Welcome to Mytoos!