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Note: The following mytoos websites are hosted by those countries displayed.
In other words, the people of these countries thought enough of cockatoos
to have a "mytoos" website for their people in the hopes of helping parrots there.

Mytoos  has been translated to German! 

A lot of work went in to copy this web site for the German people.
If you'd like to see what looks like in German, click HERE
(Hosted In Germany)

Mytoos  has been translated to Russian! 
If you'd like to see what looks like in Russian, click HERE
(Hosted in Russia)

Thanks to people all over the world who thought enough of
and cockatoos in general to take the time and effort to reproduce this site
in their native languages.  Proof that the internet can be used for good.

I made a phone call to a Petland. The first kid to answer the phone didn't 
know anything about parrots, and put me through to the stores "expert". 
Hear the call and see the page I made on this situation HERE


Click below and then show it to all your friends interested in getting a cockatoo. 
This is also great for teachers in the classroom.

Page Shows Just How Loud
Moluccan Cockatoos Really Are!

We proudly support the

Indonesian Parrot Project / Project Bird Watch
Telephone: 520-531-8353 or 425-373-1441

Or contact them via e-mail. 

Read the letter from an 
avian vet to here

Chart shows the difference in cockatoos and other parrots.
Click Here

For those of you with questions about  cockatoos,
please visit our message board
Because more than likely someone has already asked your questionand has gotten several good answers. As this web site has grown so large in the past year,  I will not be able to answer all questions. If you cant find an answer on our message board, then I will attempt to reply to unusual problems. Thanks for your patience!

Visit our Message Board Here

FREE....  Buttons & Banners to add to your website!

Please download and add one of our buttons or banners and display it on your
webpage as a "live" link.  This will help people find this website and in turn help
yet more parrots before they're purchased by people who don't have an idea of
what it takes to be a good owner.  Thank you for helping them and!

Click on the image to see more!

Many people have asked for a sound file of the Moluccan cockatoo. 

Here is a 1 Meg MP3 for your educational use

To HEAR the file just click on it.  To SAVE the file simply RIGHT CLICK
on the link and choose "Save Target As" to a folder of your choice..

(Sound file runs for 2 minutes 15 seconds)

Unless you have a 300 watt stereo hooked up to your computer, you cant begin to imagine how loud these birds are from this sound file,  but you'll get an idea

A few photos I want you to see of the people
who made my trip worth while in Germany....
Gitti & Helmut

My Trip To Salt Lake City Utah  HERE

My St Louis trip
See some photos HERE

Read the latest on wood products 
and possible chemical application here.


Thank You!
Thank you!

Please note: I normally never allow my birds on
my shoulder!  Ollie was there just for this photo.

Those familiar with search engines know that GOOGLE is considered to be
the absolute best on the internet for serious searches.    Guess what?
Type in " Cockatoos " and see who comes up first

Go ahead...Try it!

Google has been #1 in the listing
now for the last 5years !!

And I owe this fact to all the wonderful people out there who thought enough
of my website to add a link from their page to mine.  You don't know how much
I appreciate this gesture,  because as many of you know,  I only link to rescues.
The people who linked to my site were completely unselfish in understanding that
this website is about the saving of as many of these wonderful creatures as
possible, and nothing else.  So to you all who took the time and effort to help
me get the word out to the whole world,  I say


See our old survey comments HERE


Who IS this guy anyway??

Jerry Waters founded Mytoos as a personal page in 1997.  In 1998,  he was approached by people who loved cockatoos and understood their plight... and believed in what Jerry had to say.  They helped him take Mytoos to the next level:  A real Dot-Com that with just hard work,  became the number one web site in the world for Cockatoo parrots. Jerry spent the next 8 years teaching others about the problems and pitfalls of Cockatoo ownership.  In 2008, Jerry turned over the site to his dedicated staff of volunteers to carry on the work.  Mytoos has never accepted any commercial sponsorship and never will.  This allows us to be forthright and completely honest in our opinions.  Jerry always said that freedom to speak the truth is what would make Mytoos number one... not advertisements.  We hold this policy today and forever.

A PHD weighs in:  click HERE





Veterinary Petition against  Parrot Mass Production

In reply to a questionnaire sent to vets across the country as to whether 
or not unwanted parrots or euthanasia is a problem in their areas, we 
received the following letter from Dr. Todd Wolf

"Unfortunately this is a very common problem everywhere.  I
sometimes wonder if exotic birds should be kept as pets at all 
(a hard statement to make, since I am a bird
owner & my living is made from caring for them).

These are wild animals and many of them adapt very poorly to life in captivity. This misadaptation manifests as a huge array of behavioral problems. The public is never told about the potential 
problems (noise, biting, aggression, self mutilation, mess, etc.) when they are buying a bird. 
are only told about the wonderful things (companionship, talking, tricks, etc.).  This is a big mistake, and leads to thousands of impulse  buys by unknowing, inexperienced people, who mean well, but 
soon find that this was not the pet for them. Unfortunately it's the birds that suffer in the end, and 
I'm afraid that  the trend you are now seeing is only the tip of the iceberg.  Itís not going to be easy
to find homes for the thousands of unwanted birds that will be flooding the shelters soon - not to mention that they live a long time compared to dogs & cats"

Todd Wolf, DVM, ABVP


Folks, I have a request from Marc Johnson.  He 
ask's you to print out the petition on the next
page and take it to your Vet to have it signed....

 FOR YOUR VETERINARIAN ONLY.... Please take this petition to as many vets as you
can and see if they will sign it.  Avian and Exotic preferable but all vets are welcome to 
sign it  We are gathering for a media campaign to stop the sale of parrots in ALL 
warehouse, pet supply stores.   It has been enthusiastically received by Avian Vets 
here in Massachusetts. 

Please have all petitions returned to

Marc Johnson 
PO BOX 650 
Rockland, MA 02370 

Thank you all..... 

-- Marc Johnson 

To print out the petition click here

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As a parrot behavior consultant, I hear *daily*
from people who should've gone to your website prior
to the purchase of a cockatoo.  Thank you for being honest
and going to the trouble of creating this excellent website.
You obviously care about these animals and the unspeakable
sadness of them losing their homes.

Thank you seems insufficient, but that's all
I can think to say!........  Liz Wilson