Animal Stories - Cockatoos


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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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Theresa - 2008-05-27
We have an umbrella cockatoo named zero, he had plucked several feathers while he was at his previous owners for 8 years. We give him much attention and rub his head & body often, which he loves. His previous owners had taught him some foul language, so we ignore it when he speaks it. He does not, however, hear foul language from us. He can say: Zero, Hello, I love you, clucks like a chicken and crows like a rooster, and calls BUCK often. Also says nite nite zero. He will eat out of my cereal bowl with me. He doesn't play with toys much, but if some money should be around on a table, he will sling it to the floor. He is so sweet. We really enjoy him. Theresa & Buck

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catherine - 2008-04-01
We have an umbrella cockatoo called rocky. He is five years old and when we got him he was bald on his belly because his last owner didn't spend time with him. We have had him since august and slowly his feathers are growing back. He has a fantastic character and says lots of words like; love you, kiss kiss, hello, you a good boy, and hello sexy. He says rocky dance and starts dancing. He loves opera music and starts singing that. He laughs at you and he barks as well. We also have a budgie and a crimson winged parrekeet. The best thing about cockatoos is that they are so affectionate and love attention.

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Kurt van Wyk - 2008-03-31
My cousins from Australia have a flock of rose breasted cockatoos in their garden. They seem to have made themselves quite comfortable and frequently sit just outside the house! We (my two brothers, mum and dad) are getting an umbrella cockatoo in September and I just can't wait!

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Betty - 2008-02-26
We have a cockatoo, her name is Obie. Obie has a very strong vocabulary, she sings happy birthday, to obie go nighty nite. She has a habit of screaming and wont stop. We love her but need to know how to stop her screaming. I make her toys and she destroys them, how else can we keep her happy. Thanks

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Evelina - 2008-01-16
We love our pet cockatoo but the screeching is a little nerve-wrecking. I really love to carry her on my shoulder. She is actually a very good bird. She is trained not to poop on the carpet and she can say a couple of words. We love our little birdie so much!

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Karen Manuel - 2007-12-28
My husband and I are the proud owner of an umbrella cockatoo that was given to us when she was just three weeks old. No feathers and she was so ugly but now she is absolutely gorgeous. Her name is Peanut. I am like the others I wouldn't trade her for all the money someone would want to give me for her, but then that is somethng I do not have to fret about as she is not perfect. Her little legs and claws are twisted so she doesn't perch but this small deformity doesn't stop her from roaming her cage. I hand fed her until she was about 14 months old and thought that I was going to have to do this until I was 90. Finally she started eating her food that I put in the cage, thank GOD. We are retired so she is rarely alone, but has Amazons for company. By the way she has been talking since she was about 5 months old, not always real plain but plain enough to understand, and she loves to make noises but has little interest in toys. She enjoys being out of her cage and loves attention. She is really a wonderful pet. The three Amazons are also very enlightening. They all talk.

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