What a great story Brian. I hope everything works out great for the
both of you. Sounds like you are going to be a great owner for him!
On 11/05/06, Brian wrote:
> Hi Aly and Fran too,
> I need to share my happy story with you. I too was looking for a
> Cockatoo, but couldn't really afford to buy one so I found our
> local Bird Adoption Agency and decided to investigate and
> hopefully adopt a bird who was much more deserving of a home. As I
> am on Social Security Disablility and was very upfront with the
> Adoption Agency with my situation, I awaited my call of either
> acceptance or rejection. I got the call and I was delighted to
> hear the results.
> I was able to obtain the Goffin Cockatoo. But, much to my
> surprise, a Moluccan, whos owner had passed and having this bird
> in the family since the age of 1 was also needing a Forever Home.
> Now mind you this bird is 46 years young and I am 48. When I went
> to pick up the Goffin that I was originally looking to adopt, the
> lady had seen how the Moluccan and I were interacting and
> suggested that I would be a good parent for the Muloccan (named
> Lucky) and the rest is history. The previous owner had passed away
> and was a Male, so I am only to assume the bird has associated
> myself with his previous owner because the lady had stated that
> the bird would not let other men approach and touch him they way I
> could. I was very honored to have been chosen by this big guy. We
> are both so "Lucky". When I got him home he was so content with
> me that within the first hour he was eating his fruits and
> chattering. Made me feel good to know he was content.
> I know this story may be quirky to others, but I feel great. So in
> conclusion, this is a very happy ending to an Bird Adoption.
> P.S. I also received his large cage too which made him feel more
> at ease with his new home. Thanks again for letting me share my
> On 10/05/06, Fran wrote:
>> Aly, I applaud you for considering this older cockatoo. It is
>> sad that his last owners would "dump" him in a petstore without
>> any regard for his welfare. It sounds like you have given this a
>> lot of thought and are prepared to bring this goffin home.
>> Sometimes the right bird "finds" you.
>> Since he is not agressive (no biting, only scared) I think you
>> will have a much easier time getting him settled into your home.
>> I have "ransomed" birds from petstores and I agree, it's not
>> good to buy from petstores, but in this situation (a older
>> rehomed bird) I think it is a different situation. Please let us
>> know how things are going with him. Fran.