My name is Willow, and I just adopted a new human.

ToMang07

Active member
Jul 14, 2015
1,012
17
Maine, USA
Parrots
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
So I officially adopted Willow today, she came home tonight, 3 hours through a terrible thunder storm. Got home and I think she was a bit overwhelmed at first, but after a bit she decided to cuddle. She's very sweet, surprisingly quiet so far. I'm sure that will change.

Tomorrow's project consists of some new toys and some perches for the cage. I'll try to find some new bowls too for the top stand. So far she's only eaten a little and won't take any treats, makes it hard to spoil her, lol

She does talk pretty well, not entirely trained tho. She'll say "hello" "how are you" and "pretty bird" very clear. She kinda mumbles/whispers a bit as well.

Very happy, and excited to get to know her better.
 

Attachments

  • uploadfromtaptalk1437364455552.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1437364455552.jpg
    85.2 KB · Views: 290
  • uploadfromtaptalk1437364464861.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1437364464861.jpg
    84.8 KB · Views: 269
  • uploadfromtaptalk1437364472711.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1437364472711.jpg
    83.3 KB · Views: 256
  • uploadfromtaptalk1437364480057.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1437364480057.jpg
    51.1 KB · Views: 273
  • uploadfromtaptalk1437364487735.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1437364487735.jpg
    51.8 KB · Views: 294

Allee

Well-known member
Oct 27, 2013
16,852
Media
2
212
Texas
Parrots
U2-Poppy(Poppy lives with her new mommy, Misty now) CAG-Jack, YNA, Bingo, Budgie-Piper, Cockatiel-Sweet Pea Quakers-Harry, Sammy, Wilson ***Zeke (quaker) Twinkle (budgie) forever in our hearts
Congratulations Willow! Best of luck with your new human, you gorgeous girl!

She's beautiful, Tom! Toos are emotional creatures, let her set the pace. The noise level may change, the sweet is there to stay. Enjoy getting to know her.

Very nice cage, Willow will like the play top. Looking forward to see it furnished, your girl will probably want to help decorate.
 

Pinkbirdy

New member
Feb 26, 2013
2,203
1
Clifton Springs Newyork
Parrots
macaw,LS2,congo grey,2Blk Hd caiques,Hawkhead,yellowstrk lory,Blue frnt amazon,sun conure ,Yellow sided greencheek ,Goffin ,Rosebreasted Cockatoo,Greenwing Macaw,Blue and Gold Macaw,Nanday conure,Ecle
Very nice :) This guy looks like their a riot [from what I see on facebook]
 

chris-md

Well-known member
Feb 6, 2010
4,354
2,134
Maryland - USA
Parrots
Parker - male Eclectus

Aphrodite - red throated conure (RIP)
Welcome home willow! Very beautiful bird. Congrats Tom!
 

Ripstied

New member
Jun 30, 2015
27
0
Cookeville, TN
Parrots
Umbrella Cockatoo
I just brought my cockatoo home a couple weeks ago, also. It took Kili time to settle in. She was VERY quiet the first few days and didn't eat a whole lot. She still only plays with 1 toy. I'm sure your new baby will settle in also! Good luck!
 
OP
ToMang07

ToMang07

Active member
Jul 14, 2015
1,012
17
Maine, USA
Parrots
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #11
Thanks everybody.

I was hoping she wouldn't get me up so early, but expected it at the same time, lol

5:30am, rise and shine! Lol

Installed a couple perches in the cage first thing this morning....she wants nothing to do with them so far, lol

Next step is to get some toys and just get her settled in.
 

Kiwibird

Well-known member
Jul 12, 2012
9,539
111
Parrots
1 BFA- Kiwi. Hatch circa 98', forever home with us Dec. 08'
Willow is a very pretty girl! She is in perfect feather too. I bet with all the love and spoiling she can expect from you, she will remain that way:) Lovely girl, I bet you are beyond thrilled!
 

Kiwibird

Well-known member
Jul 12, 2012
9,539
111
Parrots
1 BFA- Kiwi. Hatch circa 98', forever home with us Dec. 08'
5:30am, rise and shine! Lol

LOL. Willow is your new "jungle alarm clock". I grew up with one of these too, he was good too, even with the covers on if the tiniest ray of light got under, he was waking the whole neighborhood up:52:. Hope 5:30am is when you planned to get up from now on;) If not, at least you'll have extra time in the morning for preparing her fruit and veg:54:
 
OP
ToMang07

ToMang07

Active member
Jul 14, 2015
1,012
17
Maine, USA
Parrots
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #14
5:30am, rise and shine! Lol

LOL. Willow is your new "jungle alarm clock". I grew up with one of these too, he was good too, even with the covers on if the tiniest ray of light got under, he was waking the whole neighborhood up:52:. Hope 5:30am is when you planned to get up from now on;) If not, at least you'll have extra time in the morning for preparing her fruit and veg:54:

I was expecting it.

It's actually cute how she does it....just keeps saying "hello" and "how are you? "
 
OP
ToMang07

ToMang07

Active member
Jul 14, 2015
1,012
17
Maine, USA
Parrots
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #15
Is this normal? Lol

She seems to love the "Birdy Treadmill" lol

[ame="http://youtu.be/HMotPnx2ZYA"]Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo on Birdy Treadmill - YouTube[/ame]
 

Kiwibird

Well-known member
Jul 12, 2012
9,539
111
Parrots
1 BFA- Kiwi. Hatch circa 98', forever home with us Dec. 08'
Looks like something a cockatoo would do lol. They are a tad on the "odd" side;) She can obviously climb all the way up if she wants, so it looks like she's just having fun (or maybe it's her own birdie version of pull ups!).

How old is Willow? She looks to be quite healthy and in perfect feather:)
 
OP
ToMang07

ToMang07

Active member
Jul 14, 2015
1,012
17
Maine, USA
Parrots
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #18
Looks like something a cockatoo would do lol. They are a tad on the "odd" side;) She can obviously climb all the way up if she wants, so it looks like she's just having fun (or maybe it's her own birdie version of pull ups!).

How old is Willow? She looks to be quite healthy and in perfect feather:)

She's 4 or 5.
 

Cheri

Member
Jul 16, 2015
50
0
Hi Willow!! Hi Tom!

Where in Maine are you? We're in Kittery!
Our cockatoo Bella just joined our family on Saturday!!!
So much fun ahead!
 
Last edited:
OP
ToMang07

ToMang07

Active member
Jul 14, 2015
1,012
17
Maine, USA
Parrots
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #20
Hi Willow!! Hi Tom!

Where in Maine are you? We're in Kittery!
Our cockatoo Bella just joined our family on Saturday!!!
So much fun ahead!

I'm up in the Bridgton area
 

Most Reactions

Latest posts

Top