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Hello all im a new member looking for some advice i recently lost my 30 year old lesser sulphur cockatoo due to she got very egg bound and had to have operation to remove which she surprisly came around from and couple weeks on the mend she wasnt herself but still was what seemed like coming round but after two weeks one early morning i found her stone cold dead at bottom of her cage absoulty heart broken as the night before we were playing and cuddling so a.very big shock as she seemed on the mend anyway that little bird was my first and the reason i do animal and bird rescusing and im autistic so she was my therapy bird so im really struggling without her and im now questioning my entire lifes choices. Guess what im trying t get to is id desperatly like anothrr too but i was lucky with her she wasnt a screamer maybe twice a day for 5s if i walked away from her and didnt damage anything ive been looking into anothr too be most likely another lesser or a galah or goffins my main.question here was my last girl was a extremly bad plucker as very bad abusive arseholes owners for 20+ years before she was rehomed and im concered may happen with next too i had a idea to get a galah and either lesser or goffin and introduce together and keep togethrr in large cage big enough for macaws nevermind little toos to hopefully prevent any plucking or bad behaviours and handle and interact with daily for 4-6 everyday my birds get out to exercise and i interact with them and to prevent the pair pf toos bonding i dont have a issue if they do but to still be tame enough with me. Just as leaving for work etc i could see the heartbreak in my little cockatoo lucky for her she came nearly everywhere with me but i feel i cant do that as often nowadays why i mentioned about a unrelated different types being togther? Or if got just one what type..... i think ive ruled out the big U2s etc stick to smaller toos. Any advice be much appreciated a very hard time for me losing her ao trying to keep distraced. Many thanks Sam)
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Hello all im a new member looking for some advice i recently lost my 30 year old lesser sulphur cockatoo due to she got very egg bound and had to have operation to remove which she surprisly came around from and couple weeks on the mend she wasnt herself but still was what seemed like coming round but after two weeks one early morning i found her stone cold dead at bottom of her cage absoulty heart broken as the night before we were playing and cuddling so a.very big shock as she seemed on the mend anyway that little bird was my first and the reason i do animal and bird rescusing and im autistic so she was my therapy bird so im really struggling without her and im now questioning my entire lifes choices. Guess what im trying t get to is id desperatly like anothrr too but i was lucky with her she wasnt a screamer maybe twice a day for 5s if i walked away from her and didnt damage anything ive been looking into anothr too be most likely another lesser or a galah or goffins my main.question here was my last girl was a extremly bad plucker as very bad abusive arseholes owners for 20+ years before she was rehomed and im concered may happen with next too i had a idea to get a galah and either lesser or goffin and introduce together and keep togethrr in large cage big enough for macaws nevermind little toos to hopefully prevent any plucking or bad behaviours and handle and interact with daily for 4-6 everyday my birds get out to exercise and i interact with them and to prevent the pair pf toos bonding i dont have a issue if they do but to still be tame enough with me. Just as leaving for work etc i could see the heartbreak in my little cockatoo lucky for her she came nearly everywhere with me but i feel i cant do that as often nowadays why i mentioned about a unrelated different types being togther? Or if got just one what type..... i think ive ruled out the big U2s etc stick to smaller toos. Any advice be much appreciated a very hard time for me losing her ao trying to keep distraced. Many thanks Sam)
Hi sorry for your loss, I'd recommend a galah cockatoo, I got my girl as a hand reared baby and although she loves humans she can be totally independent and enjoys doing her own thing I've kinda tought her that way , as I don't want a really demanding neurotic bird that needs to be with me every second or she will scream and pluck, I take her out play with her ,talk to her every day but not every second of every day , she's happy and can entertain herself with her numerous toys etc in her cage for hours , she eats vegetables, pellets, seeds nuts , beans , pasta loves tonibble at grass! And jyst started to enjoy shredding paper up lol .. she's quirky ,playful, independent, loving and a delight to have I think its the way teach them when young just don't teach them that they have to be on you evety single second bonding is wonderful but not to the extent u can't leave your bird for a hour or she will pluck or scream! I'm sure its the same with any parrot type . Good luck ...oh I'm also from the Scottish highlands lol

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Hello all im a new member looking for some advice i recently lost my 30 year old lesser sulphur cockatoo due to she got very egg bound and had to have operation to remove which she surprisly came around from and couple weeks on the mend she wasnt herself but still was what seemed like coming round but after two weeks one early morning i found her stone cold dead at bottom of her cage absoulty heart broken as the night before we were playing and cuddling so a.very big shock as she seemed on the mend anyway that little bird was my first and the reason i do animal and bird rescusing and im autistic so she was my therapy bird so im really struggling without her and im now questioning my entire lifes choices. Guess what im trying t get to is id desperatly like anothrr too but i was lucky with her she wasnt a screamer maybe twice a day for 5s if i walked away from her and didnt damage anything ive been looking into anothr too be most likely another lesser or a galah or goffins my main.question here was my last girl was a extremly bad plucker as very bad abusive arseholes owners for 20+ years before she was rehomed and im concered may happen with next too i had a idea to get a galah and either lesser or goffin and introduce together and keep togethrr in large cage big enough for macaws nevermind little toos to hopefully prevent any plucking or bad behaviours and handle and interact with daily for 4-6 everyday my birds get out to exercise and i interact with them and to prevent the pair pf toos bonding i dont have a issue if they do but to still be tame enough with me. Just as leaving for work etc i could see the heartbreak in my little cockatoo lucky for her she came nearly everywhere with me but i feel i cant do that as often nowadays why i mentioned about a unrelated different types being togther? Or if got just one what type..... i think ive ruled out the big U2s etc stick to smaller toos. Any advice be much appreciated a very hard time for me losing her ao trying to keep distraced. Many thanks Sam)
Hi sorry for your loss, I'd recommend a galah cockatoo, I got my girl as a hand reared baby and although she loves humans she can be totally independent and enjoys doing her own thing I've kinda tought her that way , as I don't want a really demanding neurotic bird that needs to be with me every second or she will scream and pluck, I take her out play with her ,talk to her every day but not every second of every day , she's happy and can entertain herself with her numerous toys etc in her cage for hours , she eats vegetables, pellets, seeds nuts , beans , pasta loves tonibble at grass! And jyst started to enjoy shredding paper up lol .. she's quirky ,playful, independent, loving and a delight to have I think its the way teach them when young just don't teach them that they have to be on you evety single second bonding is wonderful but not to the extent u can't leave your bird for a hour or she will pluck or scream! I'm sure its the same with any parrot type . Good luck ...oh I'm also from the Scottish highlands lol

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Re: Cockatoo again?

Sam, very sorry for your loss. It is always difficult and takes an undefined period of time to grieve. Be kind to yourself, knowing you'll never forget.

I personally prefer cockatoos, and find the Goffins to be my best match. The smaller toos are often less needy/neurotic but are capable of deep bonds. Many devoted fans of Galahs here, but don't overlook the Bare Eyed, Citron, or even another LSC.
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Hello everyone thank you very much for your thoughts and advice after my lesser cockatoo i will always have a love for toos after much reasearching and still thinking i reckon it will be a goffins or a galah i dont think i could have another lesser or citron remind her to much of Pip (passed too) new chapter and all that it will be a baby i go for as do so much rescusing of older problematic abused birds my youngest is 15 so i would just like to have one baby of my own and not a older bird with its habits and what it has learned etc you get what im meaning 😊i shall upload photos when eventually make my decsion. Thank you all. Its hard for my family & friends to understand why im deeply upset at this lose not animal people really so its nice to know people out there that understand the bond a human and bird can have and how hard a lose can be. Thanks Sam & the furry feathery gang
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How would any owners of Galahs and Goffins some them up? My lesser unfortualy came to me as a very bad plucker mainly head and neck as you can see from my profile photo she was very needy anytime heard movement whistling for me she spent most her time with me which i have no issue with as i dont go out very often other than work. Shes was extremly affectionate always kisses and rubbing against my beard lol just in general a snuggly bird many a time we fell asleep watching tv and shes proper snuggled up, never had any "hormoan crazed months" in the years i owned her always lovely well to me anyone else nope id hate to meet the mugger that tried to mug me with little pip on my shoulder ����, she wasnt overly noisey would whistle along to radio and with the big amazon boy, when wanted my attention and randomly would scream quite loud but only for about 3 times they would vary from 0-6 times a day and sounded like a loud ass phone ringing, she was absoulty perfect with my flock and other animals, i could pop her down while i pottered around but she was more needy and super glued to me she even came to the shops with me signs dont say no parrots or ferrets so i take full advantage adventures for all lol�� are galahs or goffins similar or more independant ive never met another cockatoo to compare i had thought on ekkies i want a more chilled out bird and yet i love cockatoos! My meyers and pionus and jardine very chill and quiet aswell and happy to be on me and wander off and do their own stuff and come to.me when they want back to cage or a head rub or randomly attack me ahh parrots ���� its the parrotlets that are loud chatterboxes. yes Ecelectus i love the females but had a pair in the past but were avairy outdoor untame birds and the hen was one big angry ass red bully kinda scared me she looked so mad where as male was lovely such a wuss friendly other than another cockatoo leaning towards Galah..Eclectus,grey,senegals,blue headed pionus they all seem to suit my lifestyle and a good addition to my exsiting flock. Sorry that was a huge message i got on a birdy rant apoligies. Sam
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Hello all im a new member looking for some advice i recently lost my 30 year old lesser sulphur cockatoo due to she got very egg bound and had to have operation to remove which she surprisly came around from and couple weeks on the mend she wasnt herself but still was what seemed like coming round but after two weeks one early morning i found her stone cold dead at bottom of her cage absoulty heart broken as the night before we were playing and cuddling so a.very big shock as she seemed on the mend anyway that little bird was my first and the reason i do animal and bird rescusing and im autistic so she was my therapy bird so im really struggling without her and im now questioning my entire lifes choices. Guess what im trying t get to is id desperatly like anothrr too but i was lucky with her she wasnt a screamer maybe twice a day for 5s if i walked away from her and didnt damage anything ive been looking into anothr too be most likely another lesser or a galah or goffins my main.question here was my last girl was a extremly bad plucker as very bad abusive arseholes owners for 20+ years before she was rehomed and im concered may happen with next too i had a idea to get a galah and either lesser or goffin and introduce together and keep togethrr in large cage big enough for macaws nevermind little toos to hopefully prevent any plucking or bad behaviours and handle and interact with daily for 4-6 everyday my birds get out to exercise and i interact with them and to prevent the pair pf toos bonding i dont have a issue if they do but to still be tame enough with me. Just as leaving for work etc i could see the heartbreak in my little cockatoo lucky for her she came nearly everywhere with me but i feel i cant do that as often nowadays why i mentioned about a unrelated different types being togther? Or if got just one what type..... i think ive ruled out the big U2s etc stick to smaller toos. Any advice be much appreciated a very hard time for me losing her ao trying to keep distraced. Many thanks Sam)
Hi sorry for your loss, I'd recommend a galah cockatoo, I got my girl as a hand reared baby and although she loves humans she can be totally independent and enjoys doing her own thing I've kinda tought her that way , as I don't want a really demanding neurotic bird that needs to be with me every second or she will scream and pluck, I take her out play with her ,talk to her every day but not every second of every day , she's happy and can entertain herself with her numerous toys etc in her cage for hours , she eats vegetables, pellets, seeds nuts , beans , pasta loves tonibble at grass! And jyst started to enjoy shredding paper up lol .. she's quirky ,playful, independent, loving and a delight to have I think its the way teach them when young just don't teach them that they have to be on you evety single second bonding is wonderful but not to the extent u can't leave your bird for a hour or she will pluck or scream! I'm sure its the same with any parrot type . Good luck ...oh I'm also from the Scottish highlands lol

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Re: Cockatoo again?

really sorry for your loss. I have at least a small understand of where you're coming from as I'm on the spectrum too. I would advise to take some time before getting another or it can make things worse for you. Take time to focus on other aspects of your life and then when you're not as emotionally beaten down commence looking

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I've had a male goffin/bare eyed hybrid named Jasper who passed suddenly and now a female galah with another female galah coming home next week. When I lost Jasper I couldn't stomach getting another little white too because it would remind me of my sweet boy so I went with Layla the Galah. Both are very different. Jasper was non stop fun. Loved acrobatics, never aggressive, beautiful feather and he adore the family. He was clingy when out of his cage and always busy. Layla is more laid back in personality. She is still goofy and funny but she is much better at entertaining herself when she needs to. Jasper was a bit more vocal than Layla. He'd contact call more often ane Layla tends to quietly jabber and sing to herself. Both can be loud though while playing a couple times a day. Both talk pretty well. I was head over heels with Jasper and I feel the same about Layla but now that I've had both I think Layla fits in even better than Jasper did because it's easier for me to juggle her needs and being a busy mom of 4 kids, 3 dogs and 4 horses needs because she is so willing to play by herself when out of the cage. I can honestly say though that I have had good luck with my little cockatoos. Can't imagine life without one. sorry for your loss. I know how heartbreaking it is.
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