Greetings from Alex and Kiki

Alex_Kiki

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Kiki, a sulphur crested cockatoo (eleonora).
Kiki was born in January 1995 and She's with us Since she was 4 months old.
Hello everyone!

My name is Alex, I'm from the Netherlands. I'm married with Edina who is Hungarian (last summer 20 years wedding anniversary). Our son is 16 years old.

We live with Kiki, our cockatoo (Sulphur crested eleonora) who will be 22 next January.

Kiki joined me when she was a few months old and I still had to feed her with a spoon. As any cockatoo we had ups and downs, the first few years she shouted regularly (about 10 times a day several minutes).
That has fully disappeared now, and she only tells us now to go to bed at 23h by shouting 2 times. And in the morning once or twice when we need to wake up.

About 8 years ago she was very ill because she laid an egg without shell (I don't know the English word). She nearly died and had to stay in a specialized animal hospital for more than a week. She got fully examined and refused to eat, but recovered from that.

This is our Kiki, she says in Hungarian: szia (=hello) Kiki

[ame="http://youtu.be/LPwKowA2K24"]Kiki, Cacatua Galerita Eleonora - YouTube[/ame]

I'm glad I found this forum and hope to get a lot of new ideas.

Best Regards,

Alex
 
Welcome to you and your flock!
Our popular member Marileen is also Dutch!
Glad you found us.
 
Welcome to you and your family, Alex! Thanks for joining and sharing a wonderful introduction. Kiki is beautiful, gentle, and sweet. Cockatoos do indeed have a dual nature, one of the reasons we cherish them so dearly!

Not familiar with an egg formed without a shell, can only imagine the potential for complications might be extreme. Is she more likely to endure this in the future?
 
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Thanks all for the warm welcome.

Not familiar with an egg formed without a shell, can only imagine the potential for complications might be extreme. Is she more likely to endure this in the future?

During her stay in the hospital, she laid another complete egg, so the vet knew that the previous eggshell hadn't stayed behind, but had just not formed.

For a few years she didn't lay eggs, but every now and then she had one. Until the beginning of this year, when she had 7 just after each other. I think I took them away too quickly, that's why she kept on laying.

I think with properly balanced food birds have less chance of forming eggs without shell (we call it wind-egg), and it's often fatal.

The vet advised to switch to pellets, which We did after a while when she was fully recovered.
 
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"Why do you think I want to sit on the stand on top of the cage if I can sit on this funny door??" 😀

 
Welcome Alex and Kiki! What a gorgeous girl she is:)
I'm so happy you two joined us!
 
Welcome to the forum!
 

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