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Gregory Maslivar - 2010-04-27
Hi my name is Gregory, I live in Panama city , I would want to get a couple of sulfur cockatoos, first of all how can I do for this maybe in ship travel because in my country they are very expensive, around 2500 dollars so what can I do to get the couple at a low price and without problems? My phone is 50765638514.

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matt - 2010-03-26
Help please, yesterday I brought home a 16 year old female umbrella cockatoo. She is the sweetest bird, but because of her past situation she does chew her feathers and screams a little. But the main problem is my 10 month old african gray started freaking out today, I think it is because of the new bird. We have a 10 month old quaker and he is fine and the gray has been fine with him. Not sure if i will be able to keep the cockatoo if it is just going to stress out my gray. I don't want him to start any bad behaviors because he is stressed. I figure I will give it a couple more days and then have to make a decision. I would greatly appreciate any advice. I really love the cockatoo she is so sweet and entertaining.

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RITA - 2009-07-28
Any advice? We purchased a 2yr old Umbrella Cockatoo two months ago, we named him Nikos. he acts like he hates us, he shivers and hovers whenever we come near his cage. However, he will let us feed him bananas and peanuts by hand. He spends most of his day doing laps up, down and around his cage. We give him plenty of toys and talk to him everyday. He won't let us come near him, so we've never held or touched him. He just hovers in the back corner of his cage. What should we do? i wanted a friendly, outgoing , loving cockatoo, not a frightened, aloof one.

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  • Konstantina - 2010-03-14
    I was baby-sitting my now "Baby" umbrella cockatoo, female 25 years old. This bird is so smart but also very sneaky. Once they learn to bite... that's it. You have to make it trust you. Gradually, little by little every day go closer and closer and stay still each time until you see all it's puffed feathers relax, then leave. Repeat this every day. At one point, when it's comfortable you being next to it then extend your hand (let your palm drop down so the bird sees the top of your hand), and stay still until you see it's feathers relax and are not puffed up anymore. Do the same thing the next day but closer until one day it will touch with it's beak your hand which shows that it has accepted you. It takes alooooot of patience with these birds. Note: You have to let IT come to you when IT wants and not you force yourself to IT. My bird always stayed in the cage and now it's always in the living room on the top of the couch. LOL and it I don't take it in the living room, oh God it doesn't take a no for an answer...it comes down the cage and walks to the living room. This is our fault because we let it get away with it.
    I hope this was helpful.
    I am at home all day so it's hard, it wants constantly my attention but if you're not there it finds things to do.
    Oh! I never lock it's cage, only when we have dinner because it walks to the table, what can you do it's an extremely social bird.
  • Trinity Mom - 2010-04-23
    Poor Nikos may have been in an abusive situation or may have been neglected. Has he come around yet for you? It takes a lot of time, love and patience. They are incredible birds! Best of luck.
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del - 2009-04-11
If anyone's bird is mutilating or plucking itself and you are about to give up, I can help you! My bird had a hole in his chest and no feathers. He now has no hole and almost all of his feathers back in one mouth! I used the vest and more. The vest I GOT at judy1104@petparrot.com and I did more! I will help in any way I can, please email me, THANK YOU

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  • Jide Abisoye - 2010-02-24
    Hello,

    I have not acquired a too yet.
    But this is my question. There is a 6year old male Mollucan that I am looking at.
    I was told he was just put in a basement with not much interaction, so he is kinda shy, most of all he does not like to come out of his cage. He does not bite but he would rather be left alone.

    Would you buy this 6year old Male Mollucan for $600?
    Need I say that he is in perfect feather condition.

    Thanks
  • Gerda Schultz - 2010-04-14
    I have the same problem with a 25 yer old. I just took over his care a month ago. He is still mutilating himself. He was seen by an aviary vet who said that the chest wound would heal with medication. But since he won't leave the wound alone, it is not getting a lot better. It seems be be less deep. The vest sound like a really good idea. Please let me know what else you did, as that may help me too.
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Rhayne - 2010-02-23
I'm glad I have an umbrella cockatoo.

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gavin couzens - 2009-11-02
The white cockatoo is my moiety within my culture and when I see this bird around it means a sign of importance must be recognised and acted upon (if need be). However the presence does not mean anything if you are not of the white cockatoo mob, you must have an understanding of the birds habits and enviroment to have knowledge of this great creature.

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littleuno1 - 2009-09-25
Betty We will gladly take Chessie if you have not found her a home yet. thanks Richard and rebecca (Editor's note: You will need to take this conversation to the forum in order to include contact information. Good luck!)

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Scott Stenberg - 2009-08-25
I've had Rocky since 1988 and at that time we guessed him to be around 4 years old. He was a rough one indeed - I got him dirt cheap at a swap meet. I couldn't stand to see him couped up in a small cage and hauled around in the back of a van. I had always been around birds - parakeets, cockatiels, and conures, so I knew Rocky would fit right in. After a few years he settled down and like all Goffins loves to be petted and be 'on me' whenever he can. He's out whenever I'm home (including overnight). He's posessive of me to extent he'll chase off cats, dogs, anything that comes on "his" sofa. Once, when the power went out overnight and it started to freeze I brought him to bed with me to keep him warm. There he slept - no problem. He's never bitten anyone but I'd be (am) leary of young children who don't respect the power of his beak and jaw. If you have enough love to go around a Goffin is agreat companion that doesn't take up the whole darn house.

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Shirley A Moran - 2009-07-27
Are there any trees that you can not use in cockatoo cages as perches or chew toys

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Julie - 2009-04-29
I just recieved a 3 year old male goffin cockato named leo. He dances and says "Rock N Roll". He loves attention and loves to play and if I don't keep somthing on the doors of the cage he will reach out and open them. I am really enjoying his company and his comic behavior.

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