Post: Cockatoo and Cockatiel bonded?
Posted by Jolene on 1/08/07
I have 4 parrots who live in cages in my living room.
This concerns my 7-8yo Umbrella Cockatoo "Jack" and my 6-
7yo Cockatiel "Wave-o".
They live separated by another parrot's cage, but they
have a line of sight with each other. Wave-o has always
been a little bit of a cassanova...he wolf-whistles at the
others when I bring him close to their cages, gets all
fidgety, and this behavior is especially pronounced when I
bring him close to Jack. Sometimes I take Jack out to
hang out with me in the kitchen or bedroom and Wave-o
whistles this high-pitched howl-type scream over and over
until he can see Jack again...and then he's quiet. Jack
doesn't seem especially worried or attached to Wave-o at
all. I take them all out individually at different times,
but this is the only scenario where I hear the loud
I guess Wave-o's got some kind of one-sided bond with
Jack? Has anyone else heard something like this? I feel
bad because he came to me as a rescue and although I was
told he was an only bird...I'm starting to wonder. Or
maybe he just bonded with Jack. It's really weird. I
don't really understand it - has anyone else had something
like this happen in a flock? Just wondering...
Posts on this thread, including this one
Cockatoo and Cockatiel bonded?, 1/08/07, by Jolene.