Re: Getting a cockatoo
Posted by Jesus Hernandez on 3/19/09
On 1/14/09, Rick wrote:
> On 1/14/09, petparrots wrote:
>> On 12/30/08, think hard wrote:
>>> I really don't recommend cockatoos as pets. They have
>>> dander. It can make you very sick. Plus, they are very,very
>>> destructive. The screaming causes a problem if you live in the
>>> city. If you do decide you want one, I would really, really
>>> encourage you to go with a smaller one like a ducorps or a
>>> goffin. If I could live with a dusty bird, I would choose one
>>> Mytoos.com is not exaggerating at all!
>> I agree, especially male cockatoos, they DO NOT makes good pets
>> at all. You couldnt pay me billion dollars to take one in! After
>> 27 years Id never take in or adopt/buy a U2 or M2!
> Mytoos.com is a great place to start BEFORE you get any Cockatoo.
> I have both M2 and U2. Both older males. Yes, they are extremely
> dusty, but with daily mistings this can be reduced. The M2 moreso
> than the U2. The M2 loves to destroy whereas the U2 does not. Our U2
> is not a wood chewer. On in the family is definitely enough.
> As for their personalities, they are the sweetest, loveable when
> they want to be, crankiest, moodiest, unpredictable at times, most
> comical fellows I have ever seen. I'm not sure if Cockatoos in
> general are more skiddish than others, but ours seem to be. But,
> this is their nature, just as other birds have their own quirky
> little behaviors. Not the best for kids in my opinion. They can pack
> a powerful bite.
> The M2 is noisey, whereas the U2 is cute to listen to.
> We have Macaws that are far more noisier and sometimes more
> obnoxious than the Toos. Talk about cranky and moody at times. Geesh!
> Toos DO make great pets, but only to those who understand them and
> their behaviors. Not for everyone. They can be very demanding and
> yet Not. Reading their body language is a definite must, and being
> alert when in their presence as they can be quick to spaz on you
> with joy. The have their own unique way of playing and displaying
> for you. The get so excited at times. Just like little kids that
> bounce off the walls with to much sugar. Needless to say we watch
> the sugar content they receive.