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Re: Getting a cockatoo

Posted by Kitty.J on 11/19/06
(32) Comments

    On 11/18/06, aubrey wrote:
    > 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.

    Thanks for the heads up. I too agree with you. Thats why I would
    rather have a rescued bird and give it a permament home then
    create more to the problem by buying from a breeder. Right now Im
    talking to a rescue about helping out and getting a U2 who's owner
    doeasnt have much time for it and its screaming a lot because its
    caged A LOT. And a bird no one really knows what type of bird it
    is, so its a mystery bird. The rescue was told it was a african
    grey and another person todl them it was an amazon. And no
    worries, Im going to see th ebirds first to see if we can take
    them both in.