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Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby Skye » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:31 am

I am a new mother to an Umbrella Cockatoo. She is very cuddly and demanding of everyone's attention. Almost a lap bird!! She sets on mine and my husbands chest and loves to be petted!! We were wondering if this is typical for the species?

I'm not complaining, because I love her to death!! I enjoy such a cuddly bird. Thanks for the responses!! :cockatoo:
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Re: Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby Navre » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:21 am

They are generally pretty cuddly and very needy. They are super sweet. Just make sure you only touch her on the head. You don't want any more hormones than necessary.
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Re: Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby Skye » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:28 pm

Thank you for your reply! I have since read a lot about petting her and hormones!! I appreciate you responding! Do you have a bird that interacts with your Cockatoo? Or do you solely keep her occupied!
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Re: Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:10 pm

Skye wrote:Thank you for your reply! I have since read a lot about petting her and hormones!! I appreciate you responding! Do you have a bird that interacts with your Cockatoo? Or do you solely keep her occupied!

He doesn't have a Cockatoo, None of my birds interact with each other they stick with their own species or human.
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Re: Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby Pajarita » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:11 pm

Yes, they are all very cuddly and HIGHLY needy (and that's the number one reason why they are given up for adoption all the time).
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Re: Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby Bird woman » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:25 pm

Cockatoos are sweet and cuddly and very demanding but I wouldn't trade my fids for anything. I have several and they do interact with each other and some don't like each other. I give mine lots to do and plenty of toys and there out of there cages most of the day, pretty much like a birdie daycare. :lol: They need to be on a proper light and sleep schedule, get plenty fresh veggies and fruit added to there diet and lots of run and sunshine time. They also can be a little nippy , loud , demanding at times , especially during cockatoo frisky season which is right now at least where I'm at. BW
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Re: Are all Umbrella Cockatoos Cuddly?

Postby Skye » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:27 am

I've really learned a lot and appreciate all the great responses!! Thank you!
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