Animal Stories - Cockatoos


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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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Proud Owner Of A Bare-Eye Goffin's Cockatoo - 2009-04-04
I have a 3 year old Female named Roxy and she is a sweetheart. She hasn't started talking yet, but I am working on that. She gives kisses, dances and LOVES to sit on my shoulder while I am watching TV or on the computer. I wouuld recommend a Goffin's Cockatoo for anyone because they don't need HUGE cages, they usually aren't too expensive, they're friendly and are great with kids of all ages. I hope to possibly get a Goffin someday, but right now ... Roxy is happy with being alone. I must also say this, though ... if you have a smaller cage (like me) you have to take them out A LOT. Roxy is in a Cockatiel cage, but she is out from 4:00 pm - 8:00 am. Yes, she stays out overnight! I haven't had any problems with it either! Another thing with her is that her cage actually needed a lock on it so she couldn't get out when I'm not here because she is such an escape artist!

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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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