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Re: breeding cockatoos

Posted by Brian on 11/18/06
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    On 11/17/06, Kitty.J wrote:
    > On 8/30/06, d.b wrote:
    >> On 8/24/06, D.J. wrote:
    >>> On 8/22/06, Dave wrote:
    >>>> On 8/21/06, brad wrote:
    >>>>> I have been considering getting a pair of cockatoos. I
    >>>>> have also been doing alot of reading on the subject of
    >>>>> breeding birds. I have come across several accounts of
    >>>>> the female being severly injured or even killed by an
    >>>>> enraged male. Is this common, or are the episodes just
    >>>>> heavily written about? If it is common, are there ways to
    >>>>> help minimize the risk?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks in advance,
    >>>>> Brad
    >>>>
    >>>> Rather than answering specific questions that are only
    >>>> opinions, it might be a good idea to check out an area that
    >>>> can give you loads of information about breeding TOOs. The
    >>>> area is called www.Mytoos.com.
    >>>>
    >>>> Many people here don't care for this other site but it will
    >>>> tell you everything about Cockatoos from A to Z. They are an
    >>>> extreme group but they are thorough and many things they say
    >>>> are absolutely true.
    >>>>
    >>>> In your situation (possible breeding) they are especially
    >>>> accurate-----Dave
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    >>> BRAD Don't go to Mytoos Dave is setting you up. These
    >>> people do not accept a breeder coming on and asking question.
    >>> They don't beleive in breeding anything. They will hang
    >>> you. D.J.
    >>
    >> BRAD D.J IS RIGHT DAVE IS SETTING YOU UP THEY HATE BREEDERS AND
    >> OFFER NO REAL ADVICE IT IS ALL STOCK ANSWERS YOU CAN GET FROM
    >> ANYWHERE INSTEAD OF ACTUAL HANDS ON ....YOU NEED TO BE SURE YOUR
    >> TOOS CAN LIVE TOGETHER COMFORTABLY
    >> SOME PEOPLE HAVE A BACKSIDE TO CAGE WHERE FEMALE CAN ESCAPE AND
    >> GO TO OTHER SIDE AN ESCAPE ROUTE, MY BIRDS DO NOT HAVE THAT
    >> INSTEAD I GIVE THEM A LARGE CAGE AWAY FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND
    >> DISTURB THEM AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE
    >> THE MALE IS VERY JEALOUS OF HIS FEMALE YOU CAN FIND INFO ON WEB
    >> OF SETTING UP BREEDING COCKATOOS AND WILL FIND NESTBOX DESIGNS
    >> THAT HAVE ESCAPE ROUTES FOR FEMALE
    >> GOODLUCK D.B
    >
    > Yes but they do tell you the risks of owning the birds.. and while
    > seeing that site.. I dont understand how some can breed cockatoos
    > or birds that are most abused and "past" home to home, abused
    > abused, misunderstood musunderstood.... I mean.. those could be
    > your chicks that you hand raise! Bringing up life when it'll just
    > be abused.. more people dont know much about th eneeds for a
    > cockatoo and buy one anyway and sever good yrs later their good
    > times are up and the cockatoo has issues and they sell or give
    > them away... just remmeber you are causing th eproblem by selling
    > to people.. I'd only breed if I knew A LOT about the person wh is
    > buyin gthe animal or teach the person about these big birds and
    > inform them of the site mytoos.com and make them read and see
    > EVERYTHIGN on that site before selling my bird to them... and its
    > just EVIL to breed only to make money >:(

    Hi Brad, I am currently a forum member of mytoos.com and I would
    like to say that visiting mytoos was the best thing I had ever done
    before venturing into rescuing my M2. There you find a wealth of
    information and facts you need to know about raising (not breeding)
    these wonderful creatures. Yes, they can be a problem bird as they
    are very needy and emotionally attached to your side. The reason
    mytoos.com is so dead set against breeders is because of the abuse
    these birds have endured over the past 30-40 years. Breeders of
    course will not tell you this.
    Mytoos.com invites all those wishing to educate themselves with this
    magnificient creature. Is true they do not like breeders due to the
    fact that many breeders do not educate there prospective buyers of
    what they are getting themselves in for. This is a lifelong
    adventure. If you were to do your research regarding Cockatoos and
    the rescues, you will find that Cockatoos are the number 1 bird with
    the highest number of abandonment by their owners due to lack of
    cockatoo education. Mytoos.com is a good site, I recommend you check
    it out. Please don't think of this as any one setting you up, think
    of it as educating yourself and gaining wisdom before you make any
    ventures with the Cockatoos.
    Check out Petfinders.com, there you can validate what I have told
    you about the mass quantity of Cockatoos in the rescues.
    And also I invite you to join the mytoos.com forums. You would be
    much welcomed.

    Thanks again,
    Brian