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Cockatoo (male) needs loving home
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This is Chico

Chico is a friendly, lively, chattery cockatoo. Aged 35, he has been with us for twenty years; he will likely live another 50 years, and we're (approaching 70) not going to be here that long! We're looking for someone with a stable life style, mature but not too old, who can give him the attention he needs. Being alone in the house all day is just not on, parrots go slowly insane with such treatment. He needs to be where he can interact with people for a great part of the day. Chico has a large vocabulary (some of it not very polite!) and exercises it a lot. He is very intelligent, constantly finding new ways to get out of his cage and destroy things. Chico has a companion, Beaky, a female, though they are not a breeding pair (he would, but she won't). Chico is the one on the right of the main picture. Beaky is a very loving bird, around 40 years old, and has been with us for the last 15 or so years. Her original owner was an old man who suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to communicate with her; as a result she became distressed and pulled her feathers out; they have mostly grown back, she is just a bit bald under her wings. She has bonded very well with me; I guess she has a thing for older men! Chico and Beaky have been together for 15 years, and have mixed feelings about it: they don't like to be apart, often 'kiss', but Beaky will often turn on Chico and attack him, so they have separate cages. You can see in the pictures that Chico's crest is short and ragged; this is because he pokes it into Beaky's cage and she chews the ends off it. We would love to see them stay together, but we accept that this is very unlikely, most people not wanting to take on a double dose of trouble! We would be happy to see either or both of them get a new mate. The main thing is that their new owners should be caring, and prepared to commit to many years of friendship, before eventually finding them good new homes, as we are now doing. [ Will update this post with further details shortly ]


  • Location : Canterbury
  • 027 228 2726
  • Species: Bird
  • Breed: Sulphur-crested cockatoo
  • Fur Length: Not Applicable
  • Age (Years): Older than Ten
  • Sex: Male
  • Desexed: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Listed: 23.10.19


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