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The Goffin's Cockatoo are known to be clowns, and are extremely playful!
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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.
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.
Proud Owner Of A Bare-Eye Goffin's Cockatoo
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!
James van Wyk
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!
Connie and Mayah's Mom
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!
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.
Hi again, from Lenka and Dinosaurous. I think that I am so lucky because I seem to fall more in love with my little Dino everyday! He is such an angel and I can't imagine not having him. He plays all the time. He talks all the time. He sings and dances when he gets in the mood (to party). I keep looking into new toys for him to destroy and satisfy his urge to constantly chew. He seems to be very happy. Right now though, we are going through a stage where he likes to try and stick food into his wing feathers (unsuccessfully, hahah), though putting them through some damage! (They don't look their best now). Once in a while he manages to stick a (food) pellet in his baby feathers, though. I always find it when I snuggle him before sleep, and I laugh at him and tell him he's so funny. It's almost like he understands. Anyway, my love for him will never end, he is my real angel!
I used to have a Goffin Cockatoo named Tequila. He was a great pet and was really smart. He loved to sing and dance and was very affectionate. He would give me kisses all the time and would always answer when I talked to him. I think he knew a lot more words than he would actually say because once in a while when I was in the other room I would hear him say things that he's never said before. Unfortunately, he died about a year ago when he was only nine years old. I don't know what was wrong with him. His death was really sudden. I wasn't home at the time, but my dad said he just fell off of his perch. My dad picked him up when he fell off and Tequila died while my dad held him. He died really young but at least he had a peaceful death.
i think i have a goffin but some i know seems to think its a bare eyed corella. i have asked at a parrot breeders and he looked at him and said he believed it to be a goffin. i aquired peppy from my mum who couldn't get on with him. hes quite destructive to the wallpaper and is recently jealous of my grandaughter. he won't go to anyone except my husband but still hisses at him. he does come down if we are eating and waits for titbits but wont come directly to you. i have considered selling him due to the jealousy as it becomes quite trying.
Ritz, our goffins cockatoo is a little sweet pea. He's only loud at play time and when he wants a shower. He loves his showers. We can't imagine not having this little bundle of sunshine in our family. You need to have a lot of time with this kind of bird though. I am a stay at home Mom and let him stay out of cage most of the day. He only goes in his cage at bedtime and when I am not in the same room,otherwise you'll come back to chewed furniture. =O)