PP number: PP1022
Species: Greater Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Adoption fee: £350
Hi I’m cookie and I’m the most fabulous girl ever! They say I’m about 36yrs old but I’m young at heart.
I lived with my owner all my life, he was really good to me and loved me very much. He got really poorly and for the last five years he left me in my cage and I wasn’t allowed out. My cage had a big chain and padlock on and it rusted over time. I had no toys to play with but I could still chat to my owner. He went into hospital one day and I never saw him again so I was handed into problem parrots, who have taken good care of me.
When I was collected I was dirty and had grime on my feathers, some of my feathers were snapped off and really tatty. But after lots of love and attention….and plenty of baths, my feathers are a brilliant white and I’m nearly fully feathered. My bright yellow crest is amazing!!
I am learning to play on my own now as I got a little bit too attached to my safe house dad. When this happened, I started to get a little bit nasty with the other humans in the house but after some training and time to play on my own, I quite enjoy it.
I will easily over bond with you but you need to make sure I don’t do this and keep up with the traini9ng my safehouse have done with me.
I will eat any seed mix, any fruit and veg…I will eat anything!! If it is allowed in my belly then I will eat it. I’m currently on Johnson and Jeffs lean and fit, fresh fruits and veggies every day. I do love a whole walnut to crack open for the prize inside
I have toys in a box that I play with on the table but I prefer a nice cardboard box to chew up. I love wooden blocks to rip apart and if I get a new box, I love special treats hidden in the box if there’s scrunched up papers in there too. I enjoy my small foot toys the best and will play happily with those on my own.
I’m bonding with my safehouse Dad as he reminds me of my old owner, but I will allow the women of the house to step me up and give me head tickles. I’m not sure of the tiny people who come to visit so I just ignore them. I’ve seen a dog having a sniff round my cage sometimes when I’m locked inside and he doesn’t bother me, I just bark at him. I love a good shower as it freshens my feathers and makes me even more beautiful, and I specially love some water in the bottom of the bath to have a good splash.
I would love a family where I’m the only bird but I don’t mind other birds as long as they leave me alone. I would love a male carer mostly as I really miss my old owner. I love to sing and dance and my favourite thing of all time is skidding down the banister.
Cookie has a break in her left leg but its healed now. It is slightly out of line but she can still climb, walk and hold food perfectly fine. She will need regular x=rays to monitor this.
All in all I’m a sweetheart with a very loud voice who has a lot of love to give that special person.
Could that be you?