If you know a cockatoo, you know they are very attention demanding. Their demand for 80 years of reliable individual attention is why we have a foster program to hook them up with veterans. Peaches (f. rec 8/29/17, b. 2013, adolescent rebellion--Ginger) is lucky. This was her fourth home by the age of four. Assuming she doesn't fall in love with a potential foster, she goes no further.
Peaches is a squeazable and playful kid--just don't get her too worked up or leave her hanging. She thinks the cockatiels are her babies, doesn't like African greys, and is otherwise tolerant of the other birds.
Nests like this pot bellied stove are allowed for those who aren't potentially mating. Each area has a variety of food dishes including a foraging dish as seen here. On the edge is (seeing) Imax a couple days before he succumbed to old age.
Peaches and Pauliebird love anyone who will give them attention. Kids are the most fun. Both, as with most our birds, are flighted.
Pebbles (f. mutilator rec 12/6/17, b. 1985--Debbie S.) has scoliosis and has broken most of the bones in her body. She doesn't perch well, and doesn't like little birds buzzing her. She is closely supervised for her and everyone else's good.
She likely started mutilating when her original owner's health began to fail ~2007. She spent about two years in foster homes before arriving here in 2017. She wears layers of padding and leather either in the form of vests or collars, but always with pink.
Pebbles runs at a hobble, especially when she sees Chef Boyardee. She loves gala apples, salad, cherries, peanuts, pizza, ravioli, spaghetti.... Everyone here has species-appropriate Zupreem fruit blend kibble, Encore and Kaytee seed mixes, plus special diets like almonds, walnuts, and safflower seeds.
Pebbles' perfect day is in daddy's lap. She loves watching the bustle of company and a gentle pet, just don't expect more.
Goffins are also from the Moluccan Islands, habitat destruction driving them to the critical list in 1992. Both species hate baths because their feathers absorb and they are made vulnerable. Both are tool makers and puzzle solvers.
Pauliebird (m. rec 11/25/16, b. Jan. 8, 2000, owner health--Dee M.) is one of our pluckers. He came from a loving home and stressed when mom broke her hip. If he thinks no one is listening, he is a chatterbox with a toothbrush fettish. He is still a momma's boy and will woo any lady he can.
Pauliebird starts his day in a bedroom, migrates to a perch in the dining room, then to the AZ room, and finally to the living room for a pasta dinner. He snubs his nose if it isn't pasta.... But we don't spoil the kids.