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Old 03-23-2020, 04:30 PM
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I can hardly contain myself with what has just happened yesterday. I do a little metals recycling and pickup brake rotors from a shop a guy owns I used to work with. I showed him the pictures of my cage and "Snowflake" my new Triton Cockatoo. On Saturday Sam met with a friend who just happened to have a B&G macaw and a huge pink Molucan Cockatoo. The man mentioned that he wanted to find a good home for the Cockatoo, but was keeping the B&G. Sam remembered ME as being a real bird man who could give his 'Too a forever home. Sunday morning it happened and I brought "Pinky" home complete with paperwork cage, toys, and 30lbs of food!! The cage was missing one wheel and I actually had the correct wheel here in a drawer!! I know I should probably be posting this in the Cockatoo section, but here is a pic of my newest bird (I now have 3 macaws and 2 cockatoos) Click on thumbnail to enlarge. He is 19 years old and came from Miami. Perfect feather.
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:59 PM
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Wow! When it rains, it pours! Pinky is gorgeous. I've always thought moluccans were one of the most beautiful birds ever, but having one would never work with my house. (One of my bucket list birds) Traditionally, they're a whole other level of needy and way above my skill set. For someone with the knowledge, time, and ability to have one, yet another incredible gift! Congratulations. I'm not going to lie, I'm just a little jealous :-)

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Old 03-24-2020, 10:33 AM
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When Sam called me initially on Saturday night, I thought this bird might be badly plucked or something. I have noticed that plucking seems to be a lot worse problem with 'Toos. Nothing could be further from the truth here! In my 19 years of macaw ownership, I have had 13 offers for me to take birds. Never have I heard of someone wanting to give up a Cockatoo. They live so long that people's lives change and suddenly the bird doesn't fit. Kids go away to college, people get divorced, people move to places they can't have the birds and even people die before the bird does. It will take some time to socialize both of these birds but I am patient. Doogie was a really tough customer and I was able to bring him around into being a great bird. I look forward to the challenge! I am posting a picture of a Molucan and a macaw together so you can get an idea as to how big he really is. This is NOT my bird.
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:02 PM
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I made great strides with "Pinky" today. He was naturally in terror being moved to a new place and Monday and Tuesday I just let him be. The secret to getting started with a new rehome bird is FOOD. Don't do anything fast. I opened his door and eventually he came out to the top of his cage. Ever so slowly I offered him a pretxel. A half-hour later I offered him a Cheeze-it. Another half-hour later he got a marichino cherry. I put my arm up and he got on my hand (no biting) Eventually I put him back in his cage and later I was reloading his nut bowl and he came right up to take a pistachio from my hand. Tomorrow I go through the same thing again. Once he realized I am not out to kill him and move very slowly he can see I am a friend with food. Here is a pic I took today with him on top of the cage
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:43 PM
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Beautiful!

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Old 03-30-2020, 06:51 PM
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Now that "Pinky" has settled in a bit, I have left his cage door open and he is happy to stay up on top. When I try to take him in at night he wants to fly off and he can fly really well, but he will get on my arm easily for his trip back to the cage. The biggest surprise is he is a real rocker! You play music and he will bob his head violently from side to side to the beat of the music!! This is so funny, I would love to make a video of it. I want to get him trimmed soon so he can't hurt himself, but I also don't want to stress him out unnecessarily. Attached is a picture of him with me the neighbor took.
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