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Re: Getting a cockatoo

Posted by aubrey on 11/18/06
(32) Comments

    My opinion and only that

    I have a moluccan and to be honest, I don't think they should be
    kept as pets. There is too much bird there. I don't think it's
    fair to them to be kept in cages for 50-100 years. They have
    such powerful beaks. They deserve to be able to spread their
    wings and fly. I was told all this before I bought one but I
    didn't believe it. Since being around the moluccan and other
    parrots, I have seen that she is very different. In the wild,
    they don't pluck or kill their mates. It's something that we
    humans can take credit for. Knowing what I know now, I would not
    get a large macaw or cockatoo again.
    That said, I think the smaller cockatoos make better pets. They
    seem to do much better in captivity and aren't as likely to do
    as much destruction should one get excited and bite you. I
    really like the umbrellas, goffins, and rose breasted. I think
    the smaller cockatoos make better companions. I would consider
    getting a rose breasted, goffins, or bare eyed baby if I ever
    wanted another cockatoo.
    Best of luck to you.