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Re: Wanted: a cockatoo handicapped or not

Posted by Linda on 5/05/07
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    I already have a cockatoo thank you , I just forgot to remove this
    ad.

    KittyJ I take offense at what you posted for many reasons.
    Before you post advice for anyone I suggest you read the whole
    message and the replies before you post to see what questions have
    been answered.

    #1 You say "A friend? Gosh that is the most dumbest thing people say
    and think of when they get a new bird "

    I am NOT a dumb child who just 1 day thought I may want a cockatoo!

    Before you start calling people dumb maybe you should read over your
    post? Can you say spell check and grammar check?

    I have a 20 year old b/l macaw that I have had since he was 15 years
    old and he is my baby so I would NEVER put his health in jeopardy. I
    have a system installed in my home to purify the air.

    I did months of research on cockatoos and I may know more than you
    do about them. I continue to read everything I find on cockatoos.

    My friend has a cockatoo and she leaves town a lot and I watch her
    cockatoo in my home so I do know how to take care of a cockatoo.

    You say "Get the bird if YOU want the bird and if YOU can afford it
    and have time and room for it"

    I have room for a lot of things since I have a 5 bedroom home.

    Do you really think I would get a bird just because I thought my
    bird wanted a friend? I got a cockatoo because I wanted one.

    I just got a new $800.00 cage and $200.00 worth of toys so yes I can
    afford it!

    I have my birds in separate rooms but they do have about 4 hours a
    day to socialize in the
    same room.

    I also talked to a woman who keeps her cockatoo and macaw in the
    same room and has
    for 15 years without any problems. Now I know it could become a
    problem but I think
    every situation is different.

    You said "I recommend going to a rescue/sanction near you and
    spending time with the
    Toos". Great idea and I would love to do that now but there isn't a
    rescue organization
    within 100 miles of me.

    on 5/05/07, KittyJ wrote:
    > A friend? Gosh that is the most dumbest thing people say and think
    > of when they get a new bird " But my older bird wants a friend..."
    > Please do research on this... This was say to be rude, but most
    > people say that and then they end of gettign rid of the bird. Get
    > the bird if YOU want the bird and if YOU can afford it and have
    > time and room for it. I dotn know what vet you have, but Macaws
    > CANNOT be in the same cage or room as a Too. If the Macaw is
    > younger than a yr old, it will die in a few months form breathing
    > problems. I also hear since African Greys are also very dusty
    > birds they shouldnt be in the same room as a Caw, although I have
    > never heard if its safe or not for a Caw and a Grey to be in a
    > same room, but I have worked with rescues and sanctions and its a
    > big nono to keep a cvaw and a Too in the same room. An dno matter,
    > if you get a Too get a air purefyer, you'll have to clean it every
    > three days or so though. Also remember to STUDY and RESEARCH as
    > mcuh as possible about this. I recommend going to a
    > rescue/sanction near you and spending time with the Toos.