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dusty
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PostSubject: Moluccan Cockatoo   Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:36 pm

i just got offered a Moluccan Cockatoo as a rehome...please give me the pros and cons of these birds...i need help to make a decision...of course i haven't run it by the wife yet...lol...so this may be for nothing!!


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:39 am

Mac truck slamming on its brakes. . . very, very, very loud.

Some can be aggressive. . . it hurts.

Some are neurotic mutilators/pluckers - is this one?

Most are very snuggly and sweet, but some aren't.

I like them. For a too, I think they're easy to deal with. They seem very in tune to your emotions. Most birds are, but the M2 seemed to care. When I was in labor w/ EC at 2 a.m. I was sitting in the living room thinking all the birds were going to start screaming and I just couldn't deal with that. I said something about, "Please guys, don't scream." and the M2 said, "Shhhh. .."

My prior one used to play tag w/ me in the yard. He also used to call the dog and feed the dog. Very sweet bird that anyone could handle. But he didn't start out that way. When we first got him he hated me. Hunted me down to bite my feet. He was a mature male about 5 or 6 years old.

What's the history on the one you're considering?

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Join date : 2011-06-19
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Location : near london, ontario canada...out in the country
My Birds : congo african grey (coco)
blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:00 am

he is supposed to be very friendly...the original owner died and the bird went to a new home...now they want to give it to me...likely noise and mess...lol...hope thats all it is...


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:16 am

Oh WOW! You'd be our first too guy!!
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:40 am

He'd better hurry if he's going to beat Kaela. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:12 pm

*Sigh*

Other people get offered birds as rehomes and get to consider it. I got offered a OSA and didn't even get to consider it because of my husband. It sucks having a spouse be opposed to something you love sometimes.

I hope this works out for you Dusty! Smile


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blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:16 pm

well the wife said yes, now i just have to get in touch with them, hopefully soon!!


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:54 pm

If the wife says yes, go for it!

Loud and messy are a given.

Teach it to play independently and not have to cling to you constantly and you'll be in pretty good shape.

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blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:59 pm

thanks roz


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:04 pm

Forgot to add - DESTRUCTIVE!

That big honkin' beak wields a lot of destroying power so don't let it near anything that would kill you if the bird chunked it in one bite. . . like any family antique furniture.

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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:38 pm

Of all the toos, Moluccans are a tad quieter and calmer. Kind of like parrots, the larger they are the more docile. Very snuggly birds and very sweet, but yes, can be noisy, messy, nasty.... just like any other bird. You just have to take it in and see. Keep us posted and we want pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:30 am

I hope you get a sweet bird that whispers like Stacie.....I have adopted quite a few birds that "bite", hate this that or the other....won't (endless list). For the most part I have found if you adopt them with an open heart and and a willingness to accept them, they seem to turn out to be more of what you HOPED you'd get instead of what you FEARED you'd get. Don't forget they are scared, and don't know you either. I hope you hit it of and have no issues and your wife is wonderful
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Join date : 2011-06-19
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Location : near london, ontario canada...out in the country
My Birds : congo african grey (coco)
blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:44 am

thanks flappinhappy you have eased some of my fears about this adoption...



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Location : near london, ontario canada...out in the country
My Birds : congo african grey (coco)
blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
Posts : 838

PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:47 pm

ok i am going for the gusto....leaving in 15 minutes to pick up sammy the cockatoo...i hope this works out...wish me luck


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:48 pm

I still don't know what a OSA is ?
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Join date : 2011-06-19
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My Birds : congo african grey (coco)
blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:51 pm

me either capt...i just smile and agree....lol


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:53 pm

Hey Dusty, what is the latest word ?
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:31 pm

dusty wrote:
ok i am going for the gusto....leaving in 15 minutes to pick up sammy the cockatoo...i hope this works out...wish me luck


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good luck!! we want pictures Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:36 pm

Pictures! flappinhappy
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blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:40 pm

well i don't think he is a moluccan but he is beautiful and friendly and flying around the house from person to person...so far so good




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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:52 pm

cute! is that a goffins or something? (I don't know my 'toos too well WayConfused ) welcome to paradise sammy
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:58 pm

LOL wtf. That is not a Moluccan, but a goffin hahahaha!!
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:01 pm

HI Sammy!!! What a beautiful bird Smile Glad Sammy is a friendly one Wink
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blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:03 pm

thanks glass onion, i knew something was wrong when i first saw him...he was way to small....lol...but he is cute and i will keep him


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PostSubject: Re: Moluccan Cockatoo   Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:46 pm

ACK!!
It's a monkey with wings!!!

It looks to be a goffin.

Congrats!

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