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Re: looking for a mulican cockatoo

Posted by Cherie on 6/20/06
(8) Comments

    I have to agree with this post....A M2 is the most serious bird
    of all...IMHO. We have a older wild caught female and I have
    fostered 2/males. Our female is pretty gentle and easy going,
    but I do not trust her....always keep my guard up. The males
    are whew!!!! I will never foster another male, not saying they
    are all like this. But in my experience, they are pretty
    difficult birds and both were captive bred M2's. Maybe you
    could check with a rescue in your area and do some volunteer
    work. There are a lot of them that need homes and if you have
    what it takes then go for it. But make sure for the sake of the
    bird, you have what it takes. Good luck in your search.


    On 6/18/06, Elizabeth wrote:
    > The fertile egg thing is a scam. No reliable breeder will
    > sell an egg to someone, or anyone for that matter, because
    > the egg is our eventual baby. And frankly too much can go
    > wrong - even vibrations can cause issues making an egg fail
    > to hatch.
    > That and you would need a quality incubater - which will set
    > you back alot of $$$. You need to watch your humidity levels
    > to have a succesfull baby hatch, etc. To much at stake...
    > Second questions, the type of cockatoo you are looking for
    > are ones that need special owners. They can be VERY loud,
    > demanding, destructive and yes loveable, cute, cuddily....
    > A decent cage is going to cost around 600, the one I
    > recommend is about 1200-1400 - By the time you fit the bird,
    > toys, dishes, perches etc. you need about at least 2 times
    > as much cage as people plan.
    > Not to mention vet costs, food etc. I would just think about
    > what you want - you may very well find out you don't want a
    > large too but would be happier with a smaller parrot.
    > Please visit to listen to the noise level
    > they can/most likely will once they reach maturity. (I do
    > not agree with their idealogies are - but the noise level is
    > true.)
    > I love cockatoos, I do, they just need SPECIAL owners. I
    > think too many people think they can get a cute cuddily baby
    > and it will be what they dreamed of. Any parrot has a mind
    > of their own - and decide you are not what they dreamed of.
    > (True too)
    > Elizabeth
    > On 6/14/06, dawn wrote:
    >> hello, I am searching for a mullican cockatoo or a fertile
    >> egg. I dont have alot of money , but have tons and tons of
    >> love to give it. I do have bird experience and love to
    >> rescue animals. I have always wanted a mulcan cockatoo its
    >> been my dream...
    >> If you have one or know of anyone please let me know. he
    >> or she would make a great part of my family.
    >> thank you so much
    >> dawn