I just wanted to introduce myself. After first seeing this website a year ago when I was considering what I wanted my next bird to be I ruled out a cockatoo. Then in September, I was contacted by the president of our bird club with this U2 who was desperately in need of ahome. Hubby and I discussed it and I made him check out the home page, and we decided to go see this guy. It was too sad. 6yr old male cage bound in its like 4th home all together, but second foster home in 2 months. We went home and talked about it and decided that this bird was meant to be in our home. Long Story Short, we immediately went to the vet, began to improve his diet, got him a nighttime cage and started working with him. This bird who used to scream in the middle of the night now sleeps through the night steps up from his cage, and has learned to play with out biting. He took a good slice out of my finger 4 days after he got here.
Had I not stumbled on Jerry's web page I probably would not have been a good home for a too, but I do my homework, and am pleased to say we haven't conquered all the problems, but I get my lovin every morning and night, and he tells me when it is bed time.
I'm in St. Louis and looking forward to meeting Jerry this weekend.