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The Moluccan Cockatoo has an orangish pink accent in its crest, and a lightly tint on the body!
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Hi I'm a new owner of a 18 year old mollucan cockatoo named Miestro. I was wondering what temp is to cold for him? And what is a comfort temp for him. He is such an awesome addition to our family. I wish we would of got one sooner! He is awesome with all the kids and loves to greet everyone who visits.
I am owned by 2 mollucan cockatoos who are feather pluckers with one that mutilates. I rescued these birds from abusive homes. I am also owned by a sulphur crested, goffin, bare-eyed cockatoo and a African Grey. All these birds came to me with issues and I have healed all birds of their issues with feather plucking and mutilating expect for the 2 mollucans. All birds in my care are vetted by a very great avian vet.
Why I am writing to you is to ask if you have any suggestions that may help with my guys? I would like to tell you that they have toys, eats fruits, veggies, seeds, they are on vitamins daily, iodine weekly as per vet suggestion.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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I recently got a mollucan bird and it layed a egg with no nesting box in the bottom of the cage. She will not let me near her or the cage. I also have a citron bird in the cage, I think he's male. Should I seperate the 2 or leave them together? I need some friendly help and advice. If anybody has any, feel free to comment or email me. Thanks
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Wm Zinn -
You have a Citron in a cage with a Moluccan that you recently "got"? Do you know anything about the disposition of these 'Toos that you have? You are flirting with disaster. Either of these birds are capable of inflicting severe injury on the other, but the Moluccan is far more capable of killing the Citron. The egg laying isn't really an issue unless there are other factors involved.
Hi is the egg fertilized was there a pair that mated, sometimes female birds lay hollow eggs and if they are hollow the mother will sit on the egg not knowing that it is hollow and if the egg is hollow you should take it out of the cage she may no allow you too. Give it a few days and try if still no satisfaction remove bird from cage and then take the egg out. If the egg is fertilized then you need to buy a nesting box it looks like a little bird house but to be on the safe side I would contact a vet and tell your parrot has laid an egg because they parrot will hatch and it needs to be fed the vet will ask you if you are gone to feed it or do you want them to feed it for you for a price. Baby chicks are hard to raise sometimes that's why parrots are so expensive good luck.
If anyone's bird is mutilating or plucking itself and you are about to give up, I can help you! My bird had a hole in his chest and no feathers. He now has no hole and almost all of his feathers back in one mouth! I used the vest and more. The vest I GOT at email@example.com and I did more! I will help in any way I can, please email me, THANK YOU
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Jide Abisoye -
I have not acquired a too yet.
But this is my question. There is a 6year old male Mollucan that I am looking at.
I was told he was just put in a basement with not much interaction, so he is kinda shy, most of all he does not like to come out of his cage. He does not bite but he would rather be left alone.
Would you buy this 6year old Male Mollucan for $600?
Need I say that he is in perfect feather condition.
Gerda Schultz -
I have the same problem with a 25 yer old. I just took over his care a month ago. He is still mutilating himself. He was seen by an aviary vet who said that the chest wound would heal with medication. But since he won't leave the wound alone, it is not getting a lot better. It seems be be less deep. The vest sound like a really good idea. Please let me know what else you did, as that may help me too.
Betty We will gladly take Chessie if you have not found her a home yet. thanks Richard and rebecca (Editor's note: You will need to take this conversation to the forum in order to include contact information. Good luck!)
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!!!
I have had my Mullucan for the past 5 years her name is Peaches and what joy and love she brings. i just got a Blue and Gold macaw to keep her company I pray it is what she needs.
I have a male Umbrella cockatoo named Salsa, a male Moluccan Cockatoo named Lewey, and a male Blue and Gold macaw named Max. I have never found a better bird than Lewey. He absolutely adores me. He likes my Umbrella Cockatoo and gets along with my Macaw. he adores everyone he meets and is quite a talker. He says: I love you. hi! night-night! You're a cutie! I'm a baby. Good baby! Lewey. Please? Cuddle time! Tickle time! GO AWA-A-A-A-A-Y!....and more. He makes different sounds from around the house and sings opera to get attention. But boy, can he be LOUD!! Anyone getting this bird should become used to the sound before purchasing. Otherwise, I love Lewey.
My mother acquired her "babygirl" from her cousin who has just recently passed. I have never taken up much time with her on my visits, but this trip I have fallen in love with her. Thule is her name and she is beautiful. I was given my first kiss from her last night and she perched on my shoulder this morning. These birds are so beautiful. She tells us that she loves us and plays peek-a-boo with my kids. I am seriously thinking of getting a mollucan of my own, if I can't take Thule with me!
I love my Mollucan cocckatoo"Peaches"! She (I think) is such a great bird. She is a 3rd or 4th hand bird, but now I think she finally met the right home for her. They are so sensitive and intellegent that the appropriate home is so important to the bird and it's companion. Some birds (or any other animal) will bond with people they know will truly care about them. BUT... if my dog or cat required $3000 in surgery (according to a vet) I'm not sure what choice I hAVE? "If i were a rich man"...... LOL. I guess i should have pursued my dreams instead of becoming an art teacher.....