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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68364

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got a new addition to the house, a greater yellow crested cockatoo, interesting bird, was abandoned by first owner, and guy at work could not keep it, he whistles, says hello, and screams for mom in the morning. he is still getting use to the place, but showing no bad habits like plucking.

The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68365

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Down here in Aus, even though they are protected the cocky is classed as a real pest. They are hated by our farmers due to the damage they cause to their crops. There have also been cases where people owning cedar homes have had thousands of dollars damage from the cockys sharpening their beaks by chewing the weather boards.
As a pet though fantastic, very intelligent bird and can mimic unbelievably well. Your new buddy Popss will out live us both, they can live for 80plus years !
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68366

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yup they are long livers depending on diet. they are not open to export so all are cage bred and banded here. good bird between 800 and 2500 bucks here, so I can not see how some one just abandon him.
The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68367

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Wow $800 plus. Where I live at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges we have thousands of them. Popss you want to hear hundreds of then take off the noise is deafening. We also occasionally see black cockatoos, they have red tail feathers and plume the most amazing looking bird.
Good luck with your little friend.
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68373

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It's important that all of you living in the house will make contact with this bird if you plan to release him from the Cage from time to time
If he will bond with a single human it is possible that he will attack other people or pets. My mum had a pet kolk raven (commen raven) that was brought to her as a chick and she was mostly bonded to her and was in his younger years quite dangerous. Not even cats dared to deal with her. Today with about 15 years she is still an annoying bird but since my mom died becomed more tame to us and also started to cuddle my face for some days as she jumped on my shoulder.
Still I would never dare to play with her as my mom with closing and holding her beak or annoy her with ping pong balls because I fear that 23.5" bird jump into my face but on her she could be handled like a parrot.
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I'ts a modern day dinosaur. There is some raptor genes in that there bird. :mrgreen:
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68382

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yup toom I have read this, he tamed right up to my daughter holds him pets him, but limiting her time with him, he does not appear to like males, so going to have to work on that.
The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68385

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Of course Ravens and parrots are not the same still both are smart but to keep Hunnin bussy we give her cartboxes filled with old newspapers that she can tare to pieces but she also plays for hours with a dog kong filled with treats from nuts, grapes or from time to time insects, meat or popcorn.
(Of course don't treat an more exqisite like an raven that is a trash can :P )
Ping pong balls may are to soft for your bird friend but you could try to give him a Golf Ball. Show him to roll it around and he will learn quick


For the Future if you will run permanenty with an bird on your shoulder you have to wear an eye Patch and an pointy hat. Or at least Hawaii shirts.
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68390

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Had a parakeet and a half-moon conure as a kid. LOVED those birds. I've known folks with cocatoos and macaws. Some loved everyone, some not so much.
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Cockatoo 1 year 11 months ago #68393

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Did,parrots for 30 years...just lost one.
Great pets...for one or two,owners.
Tough to take vacation unless you have a good buddy


Need to spend at least an hour a day with a bird like that..minimum.
Lots of time out of cage.

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