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The Goffin's Cockatoo are known to be clowns, and are extremely playful!
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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)
This is an update on my 4 year old Dinosaurous! He is still quite the character. Lately he got into a huge chewing mood and I am going through wood toys like crazy, but somehow I think that I have a compulsive obbsesive personality on my hands and this period will pass again much like his previous habits. Have had cage bail-outs, millet stage, plush toy stage, wing feather distraction stage, climbing on the curtains stage, and many more that I can't recall right now. I am embarrased to say, but his favorite toy is a new wrapped tampax! So, from time to time when I am taking a bath, I bring Dino in the bathroom and give him his very own tampon to destroy. He is sooo funny with it, because of its many layers and textures he loves to peel off the soft paper, then he loves the cardbord applicator, and when he gets to the string... he starts throwing it around on the mat. It's absolutely hilarious! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH
I am proudly owned by 4 birds. Yellow-nape amazon, goffin cockatoo, african grey timneh. They are like my children. I got "Jericho" (his middle name is Houdini,...and for good reasons LOL) almost 2 years ago. He is almost 3 now. He was the 2nd parrot I purchased. I can't imagine life without him. I can't tell you how many times I came home (before I got his cage to where he couldn't escape) and found him waiting at the door saying "Whatcha doin?" when I open the front door. Of course being concerned for his safety I had to find a way to keep him in his cage when I was gone. He is a clown,..he chases my son around the living room. He has related that when my son gets off of the carpet and steps on tile he is safe and will wait for him to get back on the carpet. He plays simon says with my son when my son says simon says flap your wings,...Jericho will flap his wings and say " I did it,..I'm a pretty birdie" He is nothing less than an angel. :) My hubby whom isn't a bird lover has grown so attached to Jericho. Jericho rides the motorcycle at low speeds. My hubby told him one day after they rode "Jericho you're the man." It went to Jericho's head. I brought him inside and the other birds were all talking. All of a sudden Jericho blurted out "Shut up didn't you know I'm the man!" He is very good talker and puts sentences together himself! I LOVE him so much! I love them all but have grown quite attached to him myself! :)
I have never laughed so hard in my life as I do when Too-too, aka Tootsie is on the floor playing. Yep, she tosses things, rolls on her back and looks like she is lifting weights (her toys) and dances, prances, and shows off any way she can. WHAT a comical little bird. Wouldn't trade her for the world.
I HAVE GOFFIN COCKATOO, A FRIEND OF MY SON'S GAVE IT TO ME BECAUSE SHE WAS SO LOUD BUT MAYBE BECAUSE I spend time with her she acts different. I have more birds like a lady gouldian, shaft tail, canaries, parakeet,
and pomeranian dogs (3 beautiful girls).
the name of my goffin is "LOLA' and she is beatiful, but I am looking for a male for her. I think this is what she needs now because the other birdshave babies and maybe she observes this from the rest and shes not acting ok. I need to look for a male for her
"lola". thank you,
Mandee and Bee
I have a wild caught rescue Goffins named Beeker, there are a few things you left out on here. They are little locksmiths, and with rescues and wild caught Goffins, threy require they same amount of space and attention as a child.
OUR GOFFIN'S NAME IS "COOKIE". SHE'S THE SWEETEST! WE PURCHASED HER FROM A BREEDER AT 4MONTHS OLD. MY TWO BOYS, AGES 6 AND 7 LOVE HER. SHE IS VERY GENTLE WITH THEM. AT TIMES SHE WILL NIP A LITTLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE'S NOT READY TO BE HANDLED RIGHT AWAY. WE PRETTY MUCH GOTTEN HER OUT OF THAT HABIT. SHE'S SO FUNNY!!! SHE LOVES TO BE CUDDLED UNDER MY CHIN AND LOVES PLAYING IN THE SPRINKLER WITH THE BOYS. TOO FUNNY!!!!
This is in memory of Joey, who died in a house fire on Dec 15, 2005.He was overcome by smoke before he could be saved. I have owned and raised birds all my life, but Joey was the best of them all. He was only five years old when he died, but his vocabulary surpassed any bird I have ever owned, including African Grays. Joey talked in sentences: "Come over here right now, come on, come on. You know better than that. What are you doing? You know that's bad." He would continue like this for 30 minutes at a time, and rarely screemed. Joey did tricks, but only those he taught himself. His most unusual behavior was a total act of trust. He would come running at a very fast pace from my feet, and literately throw himself upside down by flipping into the air and landing on my shoulder. Many times I had to catch him or he would have fallen on the floor. I bought Joey when he was 4 months old, and never in his short life did he ever bite or nip anyone. Words cannot express how much I miss this little guy, but he will always be in my heart.
I have had my cockatoo angel for about 3 weeks now. I got her for my birthday and I love her very much. She already dances and is now making funny little noises that kind of sound like she is trying to talk. She loves being scrached all over wings neck chest everywhere. She is so funny when she is on the floor she jumps around and acts like she is trying to be sneaky. I have recently found out that she absolutley loves celery. She shreads it up into little strings. She also eats carrots,cabbage,lettuce,brocolli,oranges and a bunch more things. I love spending time with her she is the cutest thing ever!
I purchased Pogo around a year ago from a breeder. He had been a trade- in because of issues such as biting, feather picking, and constant screaming. The breeder I got him from hadn't even been told his name when he took him as a trade in. My granddaughter named him Pogo because of his bouncing. I wanted an African Gray, but Pogo came right to me, and the rest is history. I have no idea how old he is as he has had several owners because of his past problems. He now is a big ball of feathers that talks, barks like a dog, and rides around on my 105 lb Doberman. He also plays with the Moustache parakeet and the Budgie. He's never in his cage until "bedtime" which is all I have to say to get him in his cage. Needless to say, he's a doll and I wouldn't trade him for anything.