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Kelly Martindale - 2009-02-15
We have an umbrella cockatoo her name is Barney, she is 8 years old , she is happy, lovable and well adjusted. The other night she was sitting with me on the lazyboy chair and she decided to crawl under my nightshirt, she was under there for a few minutes when I felt something warm on my chest, I thought she had an accident on me, only to find out she laid an egg on me! We were so surprised. We love her dearly and I thought that this would be a great little tale to share with yous.

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Lora - 2009-02-10
Our family has a cockatoo named Peaches, he is our life, we love him so so much. Peaches is about 4 years of age, he was given to us about 6 months ago. He is quite the talker, he always says "Hi" when we come home and "Bye" as we are leaving. He calls me "Mama" and says my husband's name too. He calls for a cat, he says "Here kitty kitty". The thing is, we don't even own a cat. We have a dog, Katie a mini -schnauzer, they get along great. He tells her to "be a good dog" and to "sit". He also Barks like our dog too. Peaches is always asking for a "cracker" or a "cookie" and he will repeat it until he gets what he wants. He sings "Old McDonald had a Farm" sometimes he says the duck or the bird. He tells me that he is a "Pretty Bird" and that he is a "Good Boy", and sometimes he tells me that he is a "Bad Bad Bird". He's very special to me and our family, we all love him dearly. He is my sunshine!

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  • Rachel - 2010-05-18
    How old does a cockatoo have to be to have their true eye color I have 2 umbrella cockatoos that I got for mothers day. From my husband and he told me they were two years old they have black eyes to me and I was told a female has brown eyes is that true?
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James van Wyk - 2009-02-10
I have been wanting a goffins fore 4 years now! I really want one, but I probebly need to pay 70-90$, but this is not easy because I'm in geremany. I think I will get one before next year (2010). From reading all theas comments I hear they are really loving. I'm very sure that when I get one I will definitely be very, very happy. GOFFINS ARE AWESOME!

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Chewy's Mom - 2009-01-21
I have a Rose-Breasted also. I find that he ain't too friendly towards other people, except a 2 yr old that he absolutely loves and is only allowed to mess with him under strict supervision. But we are working on his friendliness, if that's a word. I love him more then life itsself.
I honestly wish that he was in the wild instead of in a cage. But I will not release him as he'd never survive.

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Betty - 2009-01-20
We have a beautiful female Moluccan named Chessie whom we adopted two years ago. She's banded thus caught in the wild before this ridiculous practice was stopped. She's delightful however needs a home where she has fellow birds who understand her wild (and loud, did I mention LOUD) speech.
She has three large cages and LOVES men, tolerates women. Needs a guy who wants to spend lots of time with her and give her tons of love. Please respond if you are interested and qualify based on above comments. Thanks!!!

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Brooke - 2008-11-18
Hello your coockatoos a very nice.
I have one but she was a feather plucker so she is half bald, but has grown back a lot of her fethers over time.
I really think they are wounderful animals that make good freinds and they are really nice and friendly until you get bit, but I still think they're sweet animals.

Brooke.

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E - 2008-09-23
HELP!!!!My best friend has an U2 named Piper. she is 5 now.My friend recently got a jack russell terrier mix and Piper and the dog don't get along.Piper lays an egg about once a month and recently laid an egg and SHORTLY AFTER, Piper went after the dog. My friend had a rottie for 2 years and they got along fine. I bring my golden there to visit, and they seem to get along fine.Can a canine and a cockatoo co-exist? Any help would be appreciated.Thank-you, :-)E

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Anonymous - 2008-08-01
I have an Umbrella Cockatoo. Her name is Sydney. She is 9 years old. She can speak very well. She knows how to say "I love you", "Hello", "Good Morning", "Good Night", "How are you", "Whats up", and she can say my name. She also sings very well. She knows how to sing the chorous of a few Taylor Swift songs. She can also mimic the telephone, the cat, the dog, and a crying baby. She chews up her toys like there is no tomorrow. She is a very sweet girl.

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Connie and Mayah's Mom - 2008-07-29
We recently purchased a young Goffin's cockatoo and we are smitten! Connie is the sweetest, most affectionate bird one could ask for. She loves to ride around on my husband's shoulder while he goes about his business in the house no matter how basic the task he's doing. She also adores our African Grey parrot Mayah (as we all do!); at first she tried to treat Mayah like a mother figure which poor Mayah found unsettling, but the two have struck a balance and love to hang out together on their tabletop perches. We are so thankful to have two such wonderful, affectionate, and intelligent birds to share our lives!

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Anonymous - 2008-07-27
My fiance and I rescued a goffin's cockatoo when it was 7 years old. He does at times live up to the reputation. I know that with younger children he is very fearful and does not like strangers. Just keep an eye on the interactions between the bird and children and it will be fine. Our goffin loves to torment our dogs (we have 2). He will chase our beagle and has jumped on our great dane's back several times for a free ride. The only thing is the birds do bite and the dogs do get annoyed, so again just keep an eye on the bird when it is free. Ours has to be locked in the cage with padlocks or he will pull his food bowls out and escape and tear apart the house (and be quite proud of it). He can open the door to the cage in a matter of seconds. (Just to give you a heads up). He is a huge cuddler and we do love him, his cuteness makes up for being a stinker (as with all animals we own). Just be patient and you will be fine. Teach anyone who will interact with the bird how to handle him/her which will make them more confident with the bird and the bird comfortable with them.

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