Need Bird Help!!!
Posted: 21 July 2009 03:19 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey guys,

My name is Martin and this is my first post!
I have keept cockatiels and Masked lovebirds and was looking for a larger companion bird. I was thinking in the cockatoo family as they are what interest me the most. I also need one not so loud as I live with my mum and it would be inside in a large cage. I was thinking of getting a little Corella. I hear they are very friendly and great family pets.
Your thoughts?
Are they noisy?

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Martin

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Posted: 23 July 2009 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Martin,  I am sending your post to my friend, Etta, who has about 6 cockatoos.  She is the perfect person to answer your question.  Good luck in your decision.  Cindi Eppers.

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Posted: 23 July 2009 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Martin, I think you won’t regret getting the Little Corella as they are quiet and such a fun loving little bundle of fluff.
My Miki plays outdoors so I have little knowledge of how she would be if indoors 24/7 but as readily as she amuses herself with foraging I think plenty of toys in a cage, both floor and hanging including some plastic chain where the bird can spin, swing and act silly, would be a good thing.
Mine love to bathe… love getting in a shower.
They can be stubborn and they can and do try to get their own way. (they give the fluffed, head flattened, cute look)
I do believe my little gal was socialized beautifully and what a difference when you buy from a reputable breeder.
Martin, I don’t know how much interaction you have had with the Little Corella, but when they fluff up the facial feathers, raise their shoulders as if a little white owl and revert to the chick look… it melts your heart.
They are adorable.
I have Miki in my webshots album and also in Photobucket video’s as she will lay like a cat or dog on her side and play with a toy.
You will never stop wondering how you made it this long without them in your life… They are little clowns, much like the Goffin’s. 


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Posted: 24 July 2009 12:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you so much for great help!!! I love your photos and videos. Your african grey is so cute!!
You have convinced my mum.
Thanks a bunch

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Posted: 24 July 2009 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I also should use a word of caution when it comes to their energy level..
They have an overabundance of energy.
I live very quietly indoors and keep low key emotions when around the cockatoos.
I think if you remember to set boundaries, especially having a mum around, boundaries that both of you will follow, you will have a playful well adjusted cockatoo.
The time spent when the Corella comes home should not be more than either of you are able to give on a daily basis.
In other words, remember this is a bird! not a child and has to learn to play on it’s own without relying on a human to meet all it’s needs.


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