Re: Wanted: a cockatoo handicapped or not
Posted by Linda on 5/05/07
I already have a cockatoo thank you , I just forgot to remove this
KittyJ I take offense at what you posted for many reasons.
Before you post advice for anyone I suggest you read the whole
message and the replies before you post to see what questions have
#1 You say "A friend? Gosh that is the most dumbest thing people say
and think of when they get a new bird "
I am NOT a dumb child who just 1 day thought I may want a cockatoo!
Before you start calling people dumb maybe you should read over your
post? Can you say spell check and grammar check?
I have a 20 year old b/l macaw that I have had since he was 15 years
old and he is my baby so I would NEVER put his health in jeopardy. I
have a system installed in my home to purify the air.
I did months of research on cockatoos and I may know more than you
do about them. I continue to read everything I find on cockatoos.
My friend has a cockatoo and she leaves town a lot and I watch her
cockatoo in my home so I do know how to take care of a cockatoo.
You say "Get the bird if YOU want the bird and if YOU can afford it
and have time and room for it"
I have room for a lot of things since I have a 5 bedroom home.
Do you really think I would get a bird just because I thought my
bird wanted a friend? I got a cockatoo because I wanted one.
I just got a new $800.00 cage and $200.00 worth of toys so yes I can
I have my birds in separate rooms but they do have about 4 hours a
day to socialize in the
I also talked to a woman who keeps her cockatoo and macaw in the
same room and has
for 15 years without any problems. Now I know it could become a
problem but I think
every situation is different.
You said "I recommend going to a rescue/sanction near you and
spending time with the
Toos". Great idea and I would love to do that now but there isn't a
within 100 miles of me.
on 5/05/07, KittyJ wrote:
> A friend? Gosh that is the most dumbest thing people say and think
> of when they get a new bird " But my older bird wants a friend..."
> Please do research on this... This was say to be rude, but most
> people say that and then they end of gettign rid of the bird. Get
> the bird if YOU want the bird and if YOU can afford it and have
> time and room for it. I dotn know what vet you have, but Macaws
> CANNOT be in the same cage or room as a Too. If the Macaw is
> younger than a yr old, it will die in a few months form breathing
> problems. I also hear since African Greys are also very dusty
> birds they shouldnt be in the same room as a Caw, although I have
> never heard if its safe or not for a Caw and a Grey to be in a
> same room, but I have worked with rescues and sanctions and its a
> big nono to keep a cvaw and a Too in the same room. An dno matter,
> if you get a Too get a air purefyer, you'll have to clean it every
> three days or so though. Also remember to STUDY and RESEARCH as
> mcuh as possible about this. I recommend going to a
> rescue/sanction near you and spending time with the Toos.