PP number: PP975
Species: Ducorps Cockatoo
Cage supplied: Yes
Adoption fee: £250
Dewey is a funny character and loves to dance. His crest goes up when he dances and is excited. He loves to sit in the window shouting and barking like a dog at people in the street. He’s a funny character, loves a game of peek a boo in a box in his cage top, and gets really excited.
If he is left on his own he will scream a lot, he has massive separation anxieties so he wouldn’t suit a home where he’s on his own a lot.
He will not step up if he doesn’t want to and will give a warning nip, if you pressure him to step up then he has given me a nasty bite so this is something to consider.
When he’s excited he will screech but it’s a happy screech.
He loves space to fly, so needs a lot of space. He plays chase with our African Grey and after a fly around they go back to their own cages for a snooze. Dewey is a loving bird but will have a sneaky nip if he thinks he can, so any prospective adopters should consider this.
His chest feathers are slowly coming back in as he plucked it bare in his previous home.
His cage is ok, it will probably need replacing in a coupe of years time as it’s quite old and tired. He doesn’t play with his toys inside his cage but will play happily on top with little foot toys and some cardboard to shred.
He’s a handsome little fella with a Jekyll and Hyde personality, can be really sweet and wants to chill out, but when he doesn’t want to, he will nip you. He needs firm boundaries and somewhere he will be out of his cage all day. He was locked in his cage all the time in his previous home and has found a new lease of life and wants to live it to the max.
Bird Age & Sex if known or N/A *
Male approx 14yrs old
Yes but he would appreciate a new one
Who is the birds main carer while in safe house *
No preference, he loves anyone.
Yes, he likes to have head scritches off them, will sit and chill out with them watching tv
Yes, he’s a family bird for sure
There’s an African Grey here who he has made friends with and a dog who Dewey likes to bark at the dog when he walks past his cage
He is covered at 7.30pm and sleeps right through until around 8.30
He’s out of his cage all day from around 9am until 6.30pm. He likes his time out to fly around and watch people from the window
Yes, he needs to have company all day if possible. He doesn’t like being left alone so a home where someone is home all day would be much better. He does make a lot of noise when he’s on his own, he needs to be able to see people.
He enjoys playing on top of the cage with his small foot toys throwing them around for someone to pick up, it’s a game he loves to play.
He’s quite happy to play on his cage top as long as there’s a small cardboard box and some foraging toys. He also loves to sit in the window barking at people walking past, I’m sure he thinks he’s a dog. He does love human interaction, he’s not fussed who with, as long as someone is there with him.
We have an African Grey Jojo here and they’ve got a bit of a bromance going on. They love to fly round the room chasing each other, but it has taken Dewey time to get used to Jojo as he was quite scared of him at first.
He eats AS30 seed mix and I add various nuts which walnuts are his favourite. He loves grapes carrots and apple, he has a good healthy appetite and will try anything but it has taken him a while to start eating fruit and veggies.
He will not step up from his cage but will sometimes step up off the back of the sofa, it depends what his mood is. If he doesn’t want to step up he can give a little warning nip.
He will go in and out of his cage when he wants to eat and drink or if he’s sleepy for a snooze. If we tell him to go to bed he will fly to his cage and go in. If he doesn’t want to step up he will give a little warning nip but he is getting better with time. He will sometimes step up from the back of the sofa but he needs bribing with walnuts.
Dewey isn’t harness trained, I have been looking in to target or clicker training with him but I need more info on it.
He loves to bark and laugh at people in the street and can be quite chatty. He does scream a lot if he’s left on his own and will be stressed and pluck his chest feathers.
We have an aviary and Dewey loves being outside in it but will scream if left on his own.
He enjoys being sprayed with a fine mist, specially on his chest.