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  1. flyzipper

    Cockatoo on a wheel

    Thought this looked fun.. ... and as the Science is Fun Instagram says, "Physics says energy would be lost due to inefficiency of the wheel, and it wouldn't make a complete loop with the bird on it. This cockatoo actually learned to move in a way that adds energy to the system" (source)
  2. K

    Bile acid and beta globulins

    Good afternoon, I got a cockatoo umbrella female in October 2022 she is 1 year old. I decided to take the bird to an avian vet for an anual wellness exam to see why this bird is not waiting much during the day. And they did fecal. And blood test. Her fecal came back negative for parasite and...
  3. R

    Cockatoo hormonal?

    Hi im just writing to ask as ive had my ducorps cockatoo for just over a year now and hes started being noisier,more destructive,more confident and more menacing behaviour hes also more aggressive hes bitten me twice today and he only ever tries to bite when he doesnt want to go to me when on...
  4. H

    What? Okay...

    Not an emergency, but Jolly is seriously just... he's a handful. Love him to the moon and back, but cockatoos are definitely unlike any large bird I've owned. His poops are still loose around 2 or 3 weeks later but go back and forth between normal and slightly watery. We haven't raised a ton of...
  5. H

    Maybe i should have said hello first... oops

    I guess I just jumped right on here with questions about my bird with zero intro. Still hoping he'll be better with a close watch, bland warm foods, and a warm humidity control area until someone can see him or it clears up... Anyways hello! So glad I could find forms with bird care because so...
  6. S

    Cockatoos Screaming

    Hi, I’m thinking about getting a rescue Moluccan cockatoo. It screams very loud during the day and I’m not sure if it’s also loud at night. If you have any cockatoo experience with screaming during the night please let me know.
  7. V

    Catching PBFD from wild Aussie birds

    Hi there! I'm a soon-to-be owner of a baby Major Mitchell's cockatoo, and I'm a bit concerned about the apparent frequency of wild PBFD infected birds in Australia. I read somewhere that 10-20% of wild sulfur crested cockatoos in South-East Australia carry the virus? This is pretty terrifying...
  8. JulietRose

    Fav birds?

    Hello! I was wondering what everyone’s favorite type of parrot is? It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever owned it! Mine personally are major Mitchells cockatoos, I fell in love with them ever since the first time I saw one when I was little which was at a place I used to go to. She always would come...
  9. K

    Pictures 7 year old moluccan cockatoo - needing to rehome asap

    Hey friends, I’m needing to rehome my best friend asap. I call him Louis, I got him from an older couple in Texas that didn’t interact with him much. He doesn’t know how to fly, his wings aren’t clipped. I am only needing to rehome him because I need to move my family by September 15. Louis...
  10. R

    Hi All ! Wanting My Dream Bird, Umbrella Cockatoo. Is It Time For Me Yet ?

    Hi all, I am new to the forum, but have been a bird lover all my life. Since I was little, I ALWAYS wanted a cockatoo. After moving back into a family owned apartment building, I’ve been considering it more. There was a family with a special needs adult male that lived above me, and he’d...
  11. G

    triton cockatoo, need help

    I have a bird, Wacko, she's a 32 year old Triton cockatoo. We have had her for 17 years. We have had to have her fostered a couple of times (as briefly as possible) due to instability in living situation. Now we are having to move again and have nowhere to go, as you may know trying to be in...
  12. flyzipper

    The Indonesian Parrot Project (documentary)

    Some disturbing visuals when the wildlife trade is shown, but worth a watch. Synopsis... The Indonesian Parrot Project (IPP) has been conducting important conservation work to save parrots and cockatoos from extinction in Indonesia. The film shows the history and current work of IPP, the...
  13. src517

    1 year old Rosebreasted Cockatoo Eyering Color Change

    Hi all, I’ve had my rosebreasted cockatoo Mochi for a year and she’s around a year and a half old. Today, I noticed the rings around her eyes were a little pink towards the front (her right eye ring more so) and her right eye ring looked a little bigger than normal. I’m going to wait a day to...
  14. U

    Cockatoo hide head spreaded under wing

    Hi! i hv a 6 month old cockatoo, who had moved in with us just yesterday! Currently we’re trying to create a bond with him as he isn’t as trusting as when we had our 3 years old cockatoo(named Yuki) when he was 1.. we’ve been giving him his seeds that the pet store gave him and we’re also...
  15. ferretspy

    Blizzard Update!

    The guy who bought Blizzard reached out to me! I posted an ad on Kijiji saying that I want to get in contact with the person who bought him to make sure he's in a good home, and he reached out! From the little conversation we had, I can tell that he's in good hands. The buyer has a macaw, and...
  16. U

    Please read, please share

    Hey guys i wasnt sure where this thread should fall under.. i had a male cockatoo, Yuki, passed away at 3 years old just yesterday on 15 September 2021. he represented symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack( TIA ). This attack started on 14August 2020. His symptoms, everything they’re in the...
  17. Stevie

    Hi I’m new! from Australia

    Hi, I’m new!!! I have already posted a few things about my new baby budgie Stevie. I’m from Queensland, Australia where budgies are of course native to..(not in my area but used to live where there were wild flocks). We have many beautiful birds in Australia and I am also lucky to have them...
  18. flyzipper

    Why a cockatoo trick in Australia has scientists enthralled

    I would have thought the basic behaviour of birds teaching their young to forage (among other things) would be an example of social learning, but this specific example made headlines. Scientists have documented examples of social learning in birds, and the spread of a trick to open trash bins...
  19. S

    New member

    Hello! I'm Dayna, and I've just adopted a family friend's cockatoo, a beautiful 3 year old named Charlee. They did not have enough time to give her the attention and affection that she needs, which has had a horrible impact on her, the poor girl, and since I'm a regular babysitting that has a...
  20. flyzipper

    Where did that cockatoo com from (article)

    I quite enjoyed this read... https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/07/05/where-did-that-cockatoo-come-from