Animal Stories - Rose-breasted Cockatoo
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The Rose-breasted Cockatoos are not always easy to get but are well worth the effort to obtain. Like most Cockatoos this one is a real friendly bird that needs a lot of love and attention. The feathers are very soft like down which makes them fun to pet. Unlike other Cockatoos these should not be fed a diet of oily seeds, like sunflower seeds.
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Kurt van Wyk
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!
A bird Lover
I have a Rose-breasted Cockatoo named Jaimie and a Camelot Macaw named Sir Lancelot. A very sweet bird that is very happy to sit on my arm all day and coo to me. I purchased her as a baby from a breeder about 6 years ago. I had some doubts, but now I understand that I would never have lived if I hadn't gotten Sir Lancelot ad Jaimie.
I live in Houston, TX so I couldn't have been more surprised to find a rosie on my door step. I've had pets of all kinds in my life but aside from nursing a sick or injured wild bird, I've never even considered a pet bird. The bird showed up 05/05, I started calling him Larry (the only bird name I could think of). I diligently looked for his owner but no one claimed him. It's been 7 months now and I don't think I'd give him up if I had to. I'm kinda learning as I go about care etc and he does require alot of attention but he's a good friend. The best pets are the ones that pick you.
Dave and Barb Boerigter
We have had Galahs for over 25 years having raised two males from fledgings in Australia. We received permission from the Australilan Government to take them with us to the US via quarantine in 1982. Luke passed away this past March, cause unknown, so now Laddie is a bit lonely. Be aware that in our experience they do BITE.
They love corn on the cob, spaghetti, chicken wing bones, and scrambled eggs. They have never been clipped but can no longer fly for any distance. The are wonderful loving birds but do need lots of attention and get testy when left alone.
Dave and Barb
I have a tiny little baby galah that feel out of his nest. we have to hand feed him five times a day. he is just beautiful and he will be a great pet.
Caroline & Neil
We have a bonded pair of Galahs, named Didlee (Female) and Goober (Male). They are absolute characters. We have had Didlee for 4 years and Goober will be three this year, both bought as little birdies. It hasn't taken either of them long to work out who is boss though...they are. Their favourite toys are toilet rolls, rolls of sticky tape and nail clippers. They are spoilt brats, who get taken outside to their 'Lounge', a 1.5x1.5m aviary every day(wrapped in a towel so they dont fly away - we do not clip their wings) and at night before it gets too cool they are brought in again to their 'bedroom' - the indoor cage. Their favourite food is corn on the cob and mashed potatos, and they get free flight times all around the inside of the house....and trust me its LOUD. They are friends to a couple of Rosey Burkes (Rosy and Burke) and two finches (Lilo and Twitch) as well as numerous fish which they like to watch, and a cat (Julius) who they tell off when he catches their Pigeon friends.
All in all they are very enjoyable and I hope one day they will breed.
We just brought our baby rosie home from the breeder August 6,2005.
Her name is Bella. We absolutely love her she is so beautiful, and has the sweetest personality. She came into a family of many birds, she has a brother Stevie (b&g macaw) Gordon(dyh amazon) and Chai (umberella cockatoo)plus her other 4 siblings(cockateils & budgie). Our children as well as the wife and I love all of our birds, all of our friends call our home a bird house
We just brought our Rose Breasted Cockatoo home today. She's 3 months old and is absolutly beeeuuuteeeful!!! Her name is Pinky. She fell in love with us as fast as we fell in love with her... We've been waiting for the right bird for a couple of years and she is perfect...
Mark & Michelle Williams
I have a little male galah I call Dusty. He will be two years old this month. He is sweet and loving, on his terms, when he wants. He loves to hang upside down and screech, telling the world how happy he is. He makes toothpicks out of his toys and is beautiful. I would not give him up for anything or anyone.
WE JUST ADOPTED A ROSIE(ROSE-BREAST-COCKATOO)"SAMMIE". WE LOVE HIM VERY MUCH. HE LOVES OUR ATTENTION AND IS GETTING USE TO OUR YELLOW SHOULDER AND OUR DOG. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO LOVING HIM FOR MANY YEARS. I LOVE TO READ AS MUCH AS I CAN ABOUT THIS BREED OF COCKATOOS!