Who has a Moluccan Cockatoo?
Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:47 AM
I already have an Umbrella Cockatoo and Greys, but I've always wanted a Moluccan. Everything I've heard and read suggests they are pretty similar to U2's in temperament and behaviour. (I've also read about them on myToos...fab site!)
I just wanted to hear form people who own them what your experience has been like.
Specifically people who've had theirs since babies as that's what I will be doing. I got my U2 at 7wks and think that helped tremendously because she is the best behaved bird I've ever had. Also with Too's its very important to me that they are socialised properly and most of all not spoiled as babies, so I only want a baby.
Ive spoken to a few people who own them and also breed them, and have heard they are basically U2's, just bigger. but it's always nice to hear other opinions.
Pics are always welcome too!
Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:39 AM
Newton (Harlequin), Elliot (Scarlet), Handsome (American Saddlebred), Hyah (Miligold)
Warning: Do not let these little innocent faces fool you!
Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:24 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:40 PM
I breed Moluccans (I have 17, I know, a lot) and they are VERY affectionate and very loud and demanding too! I'd say they are a TINY bit more aggressive than an Umbrella. You are really lucky to have one. I raised all of them and many became one-person birds (unlike Umbrellas, Umbrellas are family-birds). Sulphur crested and Blue-eyed are also very similar species, I breed them too. Anyway, never, ever get a Palm! a- A bite is like 2 razor-sharp saws smashing your finger. b- They crunch everything up w/ ther beaks! LOL
Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:35 PM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:20 AM
Prior to deciding to be owned by an M2, I did about 2 years of research, because I knew that, as a species, the Toos have a tendency to become "neurotic" and I didn't want mine to become unhappy and a terror.
Part of the research that I read was don't start out treating them one way, get them used to it, then change (which you already know as you are owned by a U2). I intentionally very my M2's schedule. The only thing that doesn't change is the time he gets up and getting his breakfast. Some days he is out for the majority of the day, sometimes an hour or 2, sometimes not at all.
I recently took him to the vet (just for a check up). The vet told me he was perfect. He also said that my research paid off and he wouldn't change a thing that I have done. One thing he told me (that no other vet or all my research did) is that he DOESN'T recommend clipping ANY Toos wings.
I have a friend with a U2 (Dory), and he is HORRIBLE. Screeches all the time and generaly makes it impossible to live with him. She watches Ki when I have to go out of town. Ki tells Dory to "stop it" and "shut up", her kids love it when Ki visits! They can hold him, whereas Dory is know to attack and pierce noses and arms. Dory had his wings clipped and destroyed what was left of them then started on his chest. He had to wear a collar until he healed.
I wouldn't change a minute of my time with him and I wouldn't breed him. He is a true joy and entertains me regularly with his antics.
Moluccan Cockatoo Kiaga
Rescued Lovebirds Hansel and Gretel
Plus 3 kitties:
Taz, Cleopatra and Gracie
"Know what it is to be a child . . . To see a world in a grain of sand And heaven in a wild flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour." -Blake
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