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Little Corella

Postby Arnold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:55 am

At least one expert ranked the Little Corella as the most intelligent of the cockatoos, which is high praise indeed, considering the competition. Too often overlooked in favor of the conventional beauties, this 'too can make an excellent pet for the experienced parrot owner who understands how to set limits. Their voice may not win any prizes, but they can develop a surprisingly large vocabulary, and they may be the best talker in the cockatoo group.
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The Little Corella is beloved for its personality, rather than its looks. They love their special people, they love attention, and they love to play. Their vocal nature can be channeled into learning to speak, which is always a bonus with a potentially noisy bird. That said, they are still cockatoos, and you should educate yourself to head off any potential problems. Don't fall into the trap of cuddling the baby 'too for hours, when you will not be able to continue that cuddling for the next 50 years. Set sensible limits, and teach your pet from the beginning how to enjoy toys and independent play.

The big concerns are incessant screaming, feather-plucking, and aggressive biting, especially from a hormonal adult male. Contact a parrot behaviorist ASAP if you have any questions or problems. Cockatoos are probably more often given up for rescue or rehoming than any other bird. Don't be a statistic. These birds are sharp. There's no shame in acquiring a little advanced education so that you can keep up with them.
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Re: Little Corella

Postby Pajarita » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:57 am

Unfortunately, there is no 'probably' when it comes to cockatoos being the number one given up bird. It's a fact that they are and the reason is that people with normal lifestyles cannot keep them happy or healthy.
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Re: Little Corella

Postby Bird woman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:52 pm

PAJIRTA ARE YOU SAYING IM NOT NORMAL ? :lol: WELL I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU AS TOO's are defiantly my choice. My household and life are defiantly NOT NORMAL BY THE MAJORITY STANDARDS I HAVE TO SAY DAISEY THE SLENDER BILLED CORELLA AND BUDDY THE BARE EYED ARE SMART AS A WHIP BUT THE GOFFINS TAKE IT FOR ALL AROUND EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT IN A BIRD. :D BW
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Re: Little Corella

Postby liz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:29 am

I don't think any one of us is normal. None of our birds are "normal". Each one has an individual personality.
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Re: Little Corella

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:30 am

Bird woman wrote:PAJIRTA ARE YOU SAYING IM NOT NORMAL ? :lol: WELL I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU AS TOO's are defiantly my choice. My household and life are defiantly NOT NORMAL BY THE MAJORITY STANDARDS I HAVE TO SAY DAISEY THE SLENDER BILLED CORELLA AND BUDDY THE BARE EYED ARE SMART AS A WHIP BUT THE GOFFINS TAKE IT FOR ALL AROUND EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT IN A BIRD. :D BW


:lol: Well, I think you are as normal as I am ;) But I know for a fact that I don't have a 'normal' lifestyle and I doubt you do, too. Normal people have children, full time jobs, go on vacation, stay in bed if they are sick, have dinner parties in the winter, and do NOT get up at 4:30 am during the summer or be home at 3:00 pm in the winter!
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