Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:43 PM
Noise: YouTube - MOLUCCAN and UMBRELLA COCKATOO SCREAMING TOGETHER...
Here is a great place to get you started on your cockatoo knowledge:
Cockatoos: Species information and Photos
Article on cockatoo aggression and hormones:
Cockatoo Agression by Sam Foster
Really stress to the breeder you want an abundance weaned baby, and one that has never been clipped. Stand your ground on those 2 issues.
Avian Welfare Resource Center from the Avian Welfare Coalition - Treating Parrots As Birds, Not Mammals by Greg Glendell, Director, BirdsFirst
Extra Large Dome Top Cage - Presented by BirdsComfort.com
Double Macaw BirdCage - Presented by BirdsComfort.com
2 free avian enrichment books:
Foraging and flying are really important in your parrots daily life, here are some great foraging toys:
Creative Foraging Systems, Toys and Devices - A complete selection of products for companion birds. Brands you know, Brands you trust. at Caitec.com
I use the treat stick holder to give my parrot his fresh fruits and veggies everyday:
Jungle Talk - Treat Dispensers
Here are some great dry foods, a good percentage of your cockatoos diet should be fruits and veggies though:
Totally Organics TOP Organic Bird Pellets
UnPellet and Green Chunks
Avian Naturals* nutritious healthy natural parrot food parrot supply treats gifts parts (the sammys blend is really good)
Great site for food diet info:
I also suggest investing in an air purifier, they are very very dusty. Lots of showers/baths should help with this though.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:18 PM
Bird kid, we're not trying to scare you away. I know it seems we're trying to dissuade you (and we are), but please don't let that stop you from posting on the board. If you get this baby, we want to help you succeed. Just remember we are here for you if you need us.
Becky.....Where Fur and Feather Meet.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:52 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:19 PM
That could be an issue, they are extremely dusty, greys cockatoos and cockatiels are hard on those with breathing issues or allergies.
idk I dont think well be able to have this too my brother and dad have lots of allergies :\
Have you looked at less dusty birds like conures such as the crimson bellied conures?
Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:33 PM
I fostered an M2 for over a year and loved her to death and was able to help her, but could not keep her due to the dust and my allergies and having macaws in the house (which is bad for their respiratory system)
Newton (Harlequin), Elliot (Scarlet), Handsome (American Saddlebred), Hyah (Miligold)
Warning: Do not let these little innocent faces fool you!
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