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Stephanie McDonald - 2009-11-25
Hi everyone! I have a Goffins that is supposed to be around 3 years old. Her name is Peaches. My husband and I had separated for awhile and I bought her to take up the extra time. I was told she didn't say anything other than her name every now and then. I was comfortable with her being quiet since I have a 3 year old, but one night my entire family was down and she started saying, "Peach Peach Peach!" and dancing and whistling and wanting her scratches! (It really sounds more like reach reach reach!) When my husband and I got back together, she would let him touch her but would never talk in front of him. He told me he couldn't believe that I had paid so much for a bird that didn't do anything! About ten minutes later, when he was good and asleep, she let out an ear piercing scream and started talking! She clicked her tongue and said 'Greg' which is his name. I have only had her for 3 months, but she will let me kiss her and she kisses too. She loves to play with my hair and nails. She won't get on my hand unless she has been on the floor, and I am wary of her being on my shoulder because the day I bought her, she got on my shoulder before we left and bit a hole in the top of my ear! It hurt, but either way, I love my Peachy bird! We are getting a cockatiel for my son for Christmas because it would hurt him less to be bitten by a smaller bird

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-23
    Really? It would hurt him less to be bitten by a smaller bird...again your son is 3 years old? Let him enjoy getting bit by your bigger bird first and let him tell you he wants a cockatiel for Christmas!
  • Nancy - 2010-11-16
    How much are you asking for your goffin?
  • trishiatripp - 2010-11-27
    My husband has a goffin named peaches. She loves him. She says, "hello peaches, ha ha ha, love" and sometimes barks at my poodle. She is jealous of me so she bites my toes!
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mandie mcarthur - 2010-10-24
How do you find out the age of a goffin cokatoo I have 1 who is supposed to be at least 25 yrs old but he does not talk much only what I have taught him I would be grateful if you could email me if you know the answer.

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James - 2007-02-14
I have been the proud owner of a citron cockatoo named boo boo,he is approx. 2 years old? I was told by this reputable store, that the last owner had kept him in a cage with no toys and locked in the spare room by himself! That the bird was owned by the husband who wanted to keep him, and a wife that wanted absolutely nothing to do with the bird. I'd would have let her go instead! --so lucky for me, boo boo is mine now and I wish I could meet with the people who let him go--really bad decision! Boo now walks out onto my hand from inside the cage and has a great vocabulary! It was such a sad story, because he is so charming. The stores problem, was every time anyone showed interest, boo boo would run amuck in the cage, or, as they put it "he's a psycho bird" Boo boo does not bite, scream or chew. He now has more love and toys now than he could know what to do with. If you have patience--these birds are greeeat!!

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  • Camera - 2010-09-19
    Hi James!

    I had to write, because we have a little girl citron -- also named Boo Boo! Our Boo Boo is eight years old, and she would like to get married. Where do you live?
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Neil - 2010-09-13
Hi I'm a new owner of a 18 year old mollucan cockatoo named Miestro. I was wondering what temp is to cold for him? And what is a comfort temp for him. He is such an awesome addition to our family. I wish we would of got one sooner! He is awesome with all the kids and loves to greet everyone who visits.

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Mary - 2009-06-29
I just got the opportunity to acquire a goffin from a late friend. I already have a Congo African Grey and love her very much. Will they get along?

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  • zacy414 - 2010-02-21
    i like this comment cause its short
  • courtney - 2010-06-22
    They should.....but it all depends on their personality, and sex so you should try it and see if it works out.
  • Anonymous - 2010-08-31
    I have a Congo African gray as well and two goffin cockatoo all in the same cage. Cage is 10 feet 4 feet. I also transported them to fly all in one cage. My birds get along good. The gray have taught them to say more words.
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lisa - 2010-03-13
About a year ago we were driving alone a country road and we hit a cockatoo. It survived so we took it home. My dad said it didnt look too old and cockatoos are really good pets so we put him in a cocky cage. At first he was really angry and scared; he hissed and bit any one that came near him. 6 months later we decided he was too loud to have you the front of the house so we put him in the chook pen (its really big 50m by 20m)and it has a cover over it. When I fed the chooks one time he followed me around I sat down and after some time he became really affectionate. He trusts me completely. Ever since he was in the accident he has had a limp and his flight feathers havent grown back. I dont want to give him up to wires because we have such a close bond.

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  • Kayla - 2010-05-22
    Hello I'm kayla and I'm ten I have a greater sulphur crested cockatoo, we got him about a week ago and he is about 5 months. He is not tame but he will let you pat him, and he is hand fed. But he always sits in the same spot and he dosen't like fruit, he is very quiet my next goal is to train him to get out of his cage.
  • Anonymous - 2010-08-25
    Don't.. they will put him down because he can't get back to 100% healthy.
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glenna - 2010-08-16
I am owned by 2 mollucan cockatoos who are feather pluckers with one that mutilates. I rescued these birds from abusive homes. I am also owned by a sulphur crested, goffin, bare-eyed cockatoo and a African Grey. All these birds came to me with issues and I have healed all birds of their issues with feather plucking and mutilating expect for the 2 mollucans. All birds in my care are vetted by a very great avian vet.

Why I am writing to you is to ask if you have any suggestions that may help with my guys? I would like to tell you that they have toys, eats fruits, veggies, seeds, they are on vitamins daily, iodine weekly as per vet suggestion.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Gaby - 2010-03-01
I recently got a mollucan bird and it layed a egg with no nesting box in the bottom of the cage. She will not let me near her or the cage. I also have a citron bird in the cage, I think he's male. Should I seperate the 2 or leave them together? I need some friendly help and advice. If anybody has any, feel free to comment or email me. Thanks

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  • Wm Zinn - 2010-07-20
    You have a Citron in a cage with a Moluccan that you recently "got"? Do you know anything about the disposition of these 'Toos that you have? You are flirting with disaster. Either of these birds are capable of inflicting severe injury on the other, but the Moluccan is far more capable of killing the Citron. The egg laying isn't really an issue unless there are other factors involved.
  • Nathan - 2010-08-03
    Hi is the egg fertilized was there a pair that mated, sometimes female birds lay hollow eggs and if they are hollow the mother will sit on the egg not knowing that it is hollow and if the egg is hollow you should take it out of the cage she may no allow you too. Give it a few days and try if still no satisfaction remove bird from cage and then take the egg out. If the egg is fertilized then you need to buy a nesting box it looks like a little bird house but to be on the safe side I would contact a vet and tell your parrot has laid an egg because they parrot will hatch and it needs to be fed the vet will ask you if you are gone to feed it or do you want them to feed it for you for a price. Baby chicks are hard to raise sometimes that's why parrots are so expensive good luck.
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Barbara Platt - 2010-07-08
My Cockatoo is 20 years old I just got her about two ago. I would like to teach her some new words to say could you tell me how I could do this she always says Hi Gooby. Gooby is her name. She will not say anything when new people are around she also likes to laugh and it sounds just like my laugh. I have read some of the stories and my bird is an angel. Give me some tips how to teach her new words.

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Bonnie - 2010-06-09
i have a sulphur crested cockatoo and it laid some eggs does that mean it's a female?

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  • Debra - 2010-06-22
    Absolutely yes. Make sure you have her on a good pelleted diet and examined by an avian veterinarian to make sure she is healthy enough to not have complications from further egg laying.
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